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EastEnders was a television show broadcast in the United Kingdom during the 20th and 21st century.

Pete's World did not have Eastenders, much to Jackie Tyler's continued disappointment. The programme was one of the things she missed from the Doctor's universe. (AUDIO: The Siege of Big Ben)

Evelyn Smythe, having left with the Sixth Doctor in the year 2000, had "foreknowledge" of 1990s EastEnders episodes, and made a bit of cash off this, betting for the correct outcome. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)

The Seventh Doctor claimed to have once had a dream in which all his old enemies chased him around EastEnders' sets. (PROSE: First Frontier)

Among the casualties of the Vore invasion of Earth in 2005 were members of the cast of the series; they had lost more than Coronation Street. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

EastEnders was noted for its depressing festive specials. The Tenth Doctor believed the phrase, "This is going to be the best Christmas Walford has ever had" was among the unluckiest sentences that one could utter. (TV: The Impossible Planet)

In the summer of 2007, with the new "ghost" craze sweeping the planet, one of the killed-off characters, Den Watts, was brought back to the show in ghost form, using one of the ghosts which materialised during that period. The Tenth Doctor flicked through this episode of EastEnders along with Ghostwatch and Trisha Goddard, while investigating the new phenomenon at Jackie Tyler's flat. The ghosts were later revealed as a new form of Cyberman. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

When Amy Pond and Rory Williams suddenly ended up in a doll's house, Rory suggested that the Eleventh Doctor was in an EastEnders-like place. (TV: Night Terrors)

When Rani Chandra had the Berserker pendant she told her father to do Bianca, from EastEnders. Haresh said: "Rick-ay. Whitney. Paaaat." (TV: The Mark of the Berserker)

Sophie was a fan of EastEnders. In 2007 she was watching Ghostwatch and texted them that "Dirty Den" was back. (GAME: Ghostwatch)

During the Twelfth Doctor's imprisonment in the Prison, Clara Oswald taught Class 2A's art class. She asked the students to paint a placard with the slogan "SAVE THE DOCTOR" but instead, they got confused and began to paint "SAVE DOT COTTON". Clara explained to the Governor that Dot Cotton was a "famous Cockney chimney". (PROSE: The Blood Cell)

EastEnders was among the 20th century Earth television shows broadcast by Reef Station One in the New Earth Republic during the 101st century. (PROSE: Synthespians™)

Behind the scenes Edit

Crossovers with Doctor Who Edit

The Brilliant Book 2012 Edit

Doctor Who references in Eastenders Edit

  • The character Bradley Branning was a fan of Doctor Who, amoung other sci-fi series’. An episode broadcast in early 2008 saw him and Stacey Slater attend a Doctor Who convention. People in Dalek and Cybermen costumes could be seen at the event. In another episode, Bradley claimed he knew the names of all the actors to play the Doctor off by heart.

Shared actors Edit

Actor Primary DWU role First apperance Primary Eastenders role Duration Notes
Zahra Ahmadi Missy TV: Nightmare in Silver Shabnam Masood 2007-2008 Fellow DWU allumni Rakhee Thakrar took over the role of Shabnam in 2014.
Daniel Anthony Clyde Langer TV: Revenge of the Slitheen JJ 2004
Lucy Baker Young Nyssa TV: Mawdryn Undead Lisa Fowler 1998-2003, 2010, 2017
Lynda Baron Wrack, Val TV: Enlightenment, TV: Closing Time Linda Clarke 2006, 2008-2009, 2016
Gary Beadle Paul Langer TV: The Mark of the Berserker Paul Trueman 2001-2004
Nigel Betts Frank Armitage TV: Into the Dalek Craig 2018 Betts also appeared as an unnamed desk sergeant in a 2004 episode of the soap.
Ace Bhatti Haresh Chandra TV: The Day of the Clown Yusef Khan 2010-2011
William Boyde Subject One AUDIO: The Harvest James Willmott-Brown 1986-1989, 1992, 2017
Sharon Duncan-Brewster Margaret Cain TV: The Waters of Mars Trina Johnson 2009
June Brown Lady Eleanor TV: The Time Warrior Dot Cotton/Branning 1985-1993 and 1997-present Brown also portrayed Dot in NOTVALID: Dimensions in Time and NOTVALID: Dermot and the Doctor.
Sharon D Clarke Grace O'Brien TV: The Woman Who Fell to Earth Kendra Stanley 2011
Michelle Collins Kathryn McDonnell TV: 42 Cindy Beale 1988-1990, 1992-1998
Lauren Crace Jemima AUDIO: The Two Masters Danielle Jones 2008-2009
Anita Dobson Eileen Klint AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks Angie Watts 1985-1988
Alex Ferns Parks AUDIO: Clean Sweep Trevor Morgan 2000-2002
Jamie Foreman Eddie Connolly TV: The Idiot's Lantern Derek Branning 2011-2012
Don Gilet Lance Bennett TV: The Runaway Bride Lucas Johnson 2008-2010 and 2016 Gilet also appeared as a minor one-off character in an earlier episode of the soap.
Leslie Grantham Kiston TV: Resurrection of the Daleks Den Watts 1985-1989 and 2003-2005
Jill Halfpenny David's mam AUDIO: Imaginary Boys Kate Mitchell 2002-2005
Jo Joyner Lynda Moss TV: Bad Wolf Tanya Branning 2006-2013, 2015, 2017-2018
Bonnie Langford Melanie Bush TV: Terror of the Vervoids Karmel Kazemi 2015-2018
Tracy Ann Oberman Yvonne Hartman TV: Army of Ghosts Chrissie Watts 2004-2005
Michael Obiora Billy Shipton TV: Blink Ellis Prince 2009
Himesh Patel Dendry AUDIO: Day of the Vashta Nerada Tamwar Masood 2007-2016
Mike Reid Greek soldier, guard, worker & soldier (all uncredited) TV: The Myth Makers, TV: The Massacre, TV: The War Machines Frank Butcher 1987-2000, 2002, 2006 Reid also portrayed Frank in NOTVALID: Dimensions in Time
Lee Ross Boatswain TV: The Curse of the Black Spot Owen Turner 2006, 2009-2010
Michelle Ryan Christina de Souza TV: Planet of the Dead Zoey Slater 2000-2005
Madhav Sharma Patel TV: Frontier in Space Arshad Ahmed 2018-present
Sara Stewart Control (voice) TV: The End of the World QC 2014
Rakhee Thakrar Bliss AUDIO: The Starship of Theseus Shabnam Masood 2014-2016 The second actor to portray Shabnam, after fellow DWU allumni Zahra Ahmadi.
Nina Wadia Dr. Ramsden TV: The Eleventh Hour Zainab Masood 2007-2013
Rudolph Walker The War Games TV: The War Games Patrick Trueman 2001-present
Timothy West Ronald Turvey, Dr Magnus Soames, Kai Tobias AUDIO: Cuddlesome, AUDIO: House of Blue Fire, AUDIO: Phobos Stan Carter 2014-2015
June Whitfield Minnie Hooper TV: The End of Time Sister Ruth 2015 and 2016
Barbara Windsor Peggy Mitchell TV: Army of Ghosts Peggy Mitchell 1994-2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Windsor portrayed her Eastenders character in a fictional episode of the soap briefly featured within the story.