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Eastenders official schedule for the show's 30th anniversary week.

  • 30-01-2015 8:37pm
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    Fans have been told to expect an unmissable "week of revelations" next month as the BBC soap reaches its milestone and finally reveals who killed Lucy Beale.

    Lucy Beale and her murder suspects.

    Kicking off from Tuesday February 17, the big week will consist of five episodes in total. Four of these will run for 30 minutes and one will be an hour-long special.

    Billed as the show's Live Week, all of the episodes will contain live elements. Highlights will include the one-off flashback episode exploring Lucy's final moments on Thursday February 19, while the full 30-minute live edition will follow on Friday February 20.

    EastEnders will also be accompanied by companion shows on BBC One, with a special EastEnders-themed edition of The Graham Norton Show airing on Monday February 16.

    Norton will be joined by a lineup of the show's best-known stars, including June Brown, Pam St Clement, Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright, John Altman, Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, Danny Dyer and newest signing Richard Blackwood.

    The live episode on Friday will be followed by another special called EastEnders: Backstage Live, which will see presenter Zoe Ball get exclusive access to the cast and crew on set following a dramatic night for Walford.

    Alongside fellow hosts Ore Oduba and Joe Swash, Ball will be getting instant reactions from the EastEnders team after the evening's events, as well as revealing how the anniversary episodes were put together.

    The full schedule follows below:

    Monday, February 16
    10.45pm: The Graham Norton Show EastEnders Special

    Tuesday, February 17
    7.30pm: EastEnders (30-minute episode - includes live elements)

    Wednesday, February 18
    8.00pm: EastEnders (30-minute episode - includes live elements)

    Thursday, February 19 - Lucy Beale's killer revealed tonight
    7.30pm: EastEnders (Hour-long episode - includes live elements)
    9.30pm: EastEnders (30-minute Lucy Beale flashback episode - includes live elements)

    Friday, February 20
    8.00pm: EastEnders (Full 30-minute live episode)
    8.30pm: EastEnders: Backstage Live (with a live switchover to BBC Three at 9pm)

    I did not expect that . I thought killer would revealed in the LIVE. episode on Thursday!

    But live ep is on Friday after we found out who the killer is

    EastEnders' 30th anniversary will bemarked with two special broadcasts on Radio 2 next month.

    The BBC station will celebrate with a special EastEnders-themed edition of its regular concert show Friday Night Is Music Night in mid-February, as well as a live broadcast from Albert Square in the anniversary week itself.

    February 13 will see the transmission of Friday Night Is EastEnders Night, billed as "an evening of music, song and a good old cockney knees-up".

    Hosted by Bobby Davro, the event was pre-recorded last night (January 27) at London's Hackney Empire, with EastEnders stars Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean), Declan Bennett (Charlie Cotton) and John Partridge (Christian Clarke) among the performers.

    Meanwhile, on Tuesday February 17, Steve Wright In The Afternoon will be broadcast live from the set of EastEnders for three hours from 2pm.

    Taking place during the BBC soap's highly-anticipated Live Week, the programme will include interviews and a behind-the-scenes insight from EastEnders' cast and crew.

    Wright and his team will also try to uncover some last-minute clues in the 'Who Killed Lucy Beale?' mystery as the whodunit nears its conclusion.

    EastEnders turns 30 on February 19.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,324 ✭✭✭✭starlit

    I thought was meant to start the live showings on the 14th of February or is that when Ian and Jane's Wedding is? Looking forward to the lead up to the reveal!