EastEnders was in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement when the show unveiled a mural of a black woman by visual artist Dreph.
The mural, painted on the side wall of the Beales House opposite the Queen Victoria pub, will become a permanent backdrop for the screenplays when the show returns to screens later this year.
It was painted directly on the wall of the house on Bridge Street for several days before the cast and crew returned to work and measured 5 x 2 meters.
New addition: EastEnders supports the Black Lives Matter movement when the show unveiled a mural of a black woman by visual artist Dreph
Dreph, real name Neequaye Dsane, is best known for his large-scale murals and oil paintings, and his subjects range from strangers to friends and family and are often a tribute to unsung heroes and heroines .
In 2017, the You Are Enough project saw the Nottingham-born artist create a series of portraits of black women who paid tribute to friends who contributed to their communities and to society as a whole.
Dreph said, “The opportunity to have my art on the set as a permanent feature, having the same impact as my work on the streets of London, was a truly exciting opportunity.
Bombshell: The success of the BBC One series ended with dramatic cliffhanger Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) earlier this month, after running out of episodes amid COVID-19 lockdown
Artist: Dreph, real name Neequaye Dsane, (photo) is best known for his large-scale murals and oil paintings, and subjects range from strangers to friends and family
“I remember watching the very first episode of EastEnders three decades ago, so I was really surprised to hear the team!
“I am so happy that EastEnders found a way to reflect the modern UK at a time when so many of us are finding ways to make anti-racism heard and I am so happy that my work becomes the backdrop future scenarios in the show. ‘
Jon Sen, executive producer of EastEnders, said, “Dreph’s mural is an exciting and timely addition to the show that reflects events taking place in the real world.
“Antiracism is something the actors, crew and producers are passionate about EastEnders and the show is well known for tackling social issues and celebrating diversity and inclusiveness through its characters and storylines. “
The revelation comes amidst ongoing global protests against racial injustice, sparked last month by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police.
Modern UK: Delph said: “I am so glad EastEnders found a way to reflect the modern UK at a time when so many of us are finding ways to make anti-racism heard”
Real world: Jon Sen, executive producer of EastEnders, said: “Dreph’s mural is an exciting and timely addition to the show that reflects events taking place in the real world”
Fans expect the show to return several weeks later, as the program aired its last episode earlier this month after it ran out of episodes due to the COVID-19 crisis.
BBC One hit hit will keep viewers loyal outstanding as they wrap up the show with a dramatic cliffhanger Sharon Mitchell.
Production on EastEnders stopped in March, when the UK was blocked and most people were asked to stay at home and work from home if possible.
And for the first time in 35 years of soap opera history, the show lacked new material Tuesday night and was forced to take a break from a BBC first.
The last dramatic episode before the break ended with Sharon, played by Letitia Dean, revealed as the new hostess at the Queen Vic pub.
The end (uh)! EastEnders aired its latest episode in what should be several weeks after exhausting the episodes with the cast locked and unable to film
Get out of my pub! In a typically dramatic scene in Albert Square, Phil’s despised wife coldly said, “Hello Phil, what can I get for you?” when she turned out to be Queen Vic’s hostess
Viewers had been led to believe that Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) would take the reins but Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) managed to trick Walford’s tough guy.
By the time Mick was about to sign the Queen Vic, he dropped the bomb that there was in fact a different new owner.
Phil remained skeptical of the announcement as he protested, “We had an agreement. You are bluffing, there is no way you can get a different buyer that quickly.
To which Mick then drove Phil and his equally bewildered wife Linda (Kellie Bright) to the bar where Phil’s wife Sharon drew pints.
In a typically dramatic scene in Albert Square, Phil’s despised woman said coldly, “Hello Phil, what can I get you?”
Naughty: Viewers Had Been Believed Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) Would Take Over, But Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) Tricked Walford’s Hard Man
Smug: The camera then turned on Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), Mick and Linda, while Phil was left bubbling over the dramatic bomb
The camera then turned on Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), Mick and Linda, while Phil was bubbling over the dramatic bomb.
Phil and Sharon were knocked out after she decided to raise her illegitimate son Kayden rather than give him to her grandmother Karen while the Walford hardman also blamed her for the death of Dennis, which l pushed to send her away.
The cast has indeed returned to filming this month, and production has resumed on new episodes, but these will not yet be ready to be broadcast.
Instead of its Monday and Tuesday episodes, a new series called Secrets From The Square, hosted by Stacey Dooley, was released.
BBC One has also unearthed iconic past episodes and makes fans nostalgic for the moment.
As EastEnders has never aired in “seasons” like other shows, this will be a defining episode for many.
New show: instead of its episodes of Monday and Tuesday, a series called Secrets From The Square, hosted by Stacey Dooley, was broadcast
It aired for the first time in February 1985 and has since become a staple of British evening television.
The soap will return later in the summer, reverting to its broadcasts four days a week, which were removed to free up the payments that were in the box.
But the show returns with shortened episodes; rather than the standard half-hour slots, they will last 20 minutes initially.
Executive producer Jon Sen said, “The resumption of production is incredibly exciting and stimulating to the same extent.
“Since we postponed filming, we have been constantly working on test techniques, filming methods and new working methods so that we can come back to the screens four times a week – as EastEnders should be.
“Filming will inevitably be a more complex process now, so creating 20-minute episodes will ensure that when we return, EastEnders will always be the show that audiences know and love. “
Square one: the series will return later this year, returning to its broadcasts four days a week