The gripping week-long anniversary particular of EastEnders continues, with each episode this week focusing round an ill-fated boat party which is able to finish in the demise of 1 Walford resident.
Bosses have promised viewers that the cleaning soap’s 35th anniversary shall be celebrated with an action-packed week of unforgettable episodes.
He mentioned: ‘I think the episodes we’ve simply filmed shall be a few of the most iconic, they’re on the Thames, there’s a lot drama – I can’t wait to see them.’
Was it actually filmed on the Thames or was it shot elsewhere?
Where was the EastEnders boat party filmed?
The boat party was filmed on location at the Thames, with a few of the underwater scenes filmed at the cleaning soap’s studios in Elstree and in an underwater tank.
Executive producer Jon Sen admitted it was a ‘large operation’ to movie, owing to the sheer dimension of the Thames in addition to restrictions imposed by climate.
At a press occasion on Monday, he informed Digital Spy: ‘It’s an enormous operation. We took a staff who’re extra used to a sedate sound stage up at Elstree and we mentioned: “Here you go! Here’s the Thames, in the middle of Storm Brendan.”‘
He went on to say the crew of 150 folks ‘rose to the problem’ mentioning they needed to movie the exterior elements on the Thames after Christmas, as a way to keep away from the Christmas lights.
Storm Brendan hit the UK in mid-January, which means the bulk of filming was carried out comparatively not too long ago.
Jon spoke to Metro.co.uk about his inspiration behind taking pictures on the Thames, saying: ‘I keep in mind all of us acquired collectively and we sat down and listed all the pieces we wished an anniversary episode to be, and once we dug into it, we thought of what we wished to have a good time. EastEnders, London, modern, compelling type of tales after which clearly we’ve the shot of the Thames in the opening credit and also you go, ‘ah, there’s the thought!’
And compelling is the operative phrase, with Monday night time’s episode already leaving viewers on tenterhooks.
The episode ended with Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) and Mick Carter’s (Danny Dyer) life hanging in the steadiness, as they discovered themselves trapped under deck as the boat full of water.
Mick vowed to stick with Linda, who gave the impression to be caught.
But that’s not all – there was an audible gunshot too, a glimpse of a physique bag and Whitney, Kat, Kush, Ian, and Callum had been all unaccounted for.
Who will plunge into the Thames and was anybody shot? All shall be revealed over the coming days.
EastEnders continues on Tuesday 18 February at 7:30pm on BBC One.