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Writer responds to backlash over Eastenders racism storyline

An Eastenders scriptwriter has defended his episode after public backlash over its content.

Following a racism and xenophobia themed episode, during which the words ‘Poles go home’ were graffitied on the Queen Vic, writer Leo Richardson has taken to twitter to address some of the public outcry over the episode. 305 more words

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24-hour Tube strike causes chaos for commuters, and other London stories

Tube drivers are staging a 24-hour walkout in protest at relocation plans. The strike began at 21:00 GMT on Tuesday and services are not expected to return to normal until Thursday. 472 more words

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EastEnders writer defends racism scene after online backlash accuses the BBC of 'Brexit bias'

You can’t please all of the audience all of the time. At some points, EastEnders is criticised when it doesn’t mention topical issues or events but when they do, they are condemned equally for preaching. 486 more words

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EastEnders spoilers: Denise Fox thumps nasty teenager Keegan - and gets jailed?

EastEnders fans were probably cheering for rather than condemning Denise Fox when she snapped and thumped Keegan across the face, sending him flying into the flowerbeds. 237 more words

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EastEnders revenge, illness and exit: 10 big spoilers and full episode guide

There are worrying times ahead for some of our Walford favourites as Ian Beale’s health takes another concerning turn leading him to panic that something serious is wrong while Mick Carter looks like he is on the brink of losing everything after yet more bad news.  641 more words

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Danny Dyer will be back at EastEnders as Mick Carter very soon

Another day, another flurry of dramatic reports surrounding the pretty everyday occurrence of a man taking a break from work. Is Danny Dyer being DRIVEN OUT of EastEnders by bosses? 373 more words

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EastEnders bosses deny Danny Dyer 'wanted to punch' co-star Steve McFadden

EastEnders bosses have denied new claims that Danny Dyer was spoiling for a fight with co-star Steve McFadden on set days before he left for South Africa… 438 more words

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