- Eastenders was originally going to be called East 8.
- Eastenders first aired on 19th February 1985 showing two episodes per week. These were shown on a Tuesday and Thursday.
- Eastenders was shown three times a week from 11th April 1994 adding a Monday episode. This was the week that the climax of Sharongate was shown.
- On 6th August 2001 Eastenders went to four times a week adding a Friday Episode. This was the week that the kidnapping of Mel Owen was shown.
- With output at four episodes per week, over 208 episodes are produced in a year.
- The Albert Square set is built on the same bit of land that used to be the German building site in 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet'.
- Eastenders is filmed at BBC Elstree studios. These prestigious studios are also used to film Holby City and Kilroy.
- Storylines are thought of and mapped out about six months before the production team are due to start filming.
- Three drafts of the script are written which are colour coded starting with yellow, pink then blue. Final scripts are white.
- The show's Casting Director visits local hospitals to select new born babies for the show.
- The average amount of material recorded in a normal day is 10-12 mins in the lot (exterior set) and 15-17 mins in the studio.
- The costume department have to prepare 150 costumes every week.
- Writers maintain accuracy when portraying specific issues by using information from support groups and legal bodies.
- Simon May composed the EastEnders theme music. He also wrote Nick Berry's (Simon Wicks) hit number 'Every Loser Wins'.
- Sets are built especially for each character and designed with their personality in mind.