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EastEnders Cast (1992)

1992 was EastEnders' eighth broadcasted year. Leonard Lewis and Helen Greaves continued their roles as executive producers until Greaves left and Lewis continued the role solo.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1Sharon MitchellLetitia DeanFull year916183
2Arthur FowlerBill TreacherFull year886452
3Grant MitchellRoss KempFull year872331
4Michelle FowlerSusan TullyFull year846373
5Rachel KominskiJacquetta MayFull year8213014
5Phil MitchellSteve McFaddenFull year822193
6Pete BealePeter DeanFull year816325
7Mark FowlerTodd CartyFull year792034
8Frank ButcherMike ReidFull year753737
9Hattie TavernierMichelle GayleFull year7314912
10Ian BealeAdam WoodyattFull year706088
11Pat ButcherPam St. ClementFull year6648611
11Clyde TavernierSteven WoodcockFull year661569
12Dot CottonJune BrownFull year645726
13Sam ButcherDanniella WestbrookFull year6312717
14Ricky ButcherSid OwenFull year6226915
15Pauline FowlerWendy RichardFull year596002
16Kathy BealeGillian TaylforthFull year5858010
17Mandy SalterNicola StapletonMarch onwards57570
18Steve ElliotMark MoneroFull year516220
19Christine HewittElizabeth PowerFebruary onwards38380
20Jules TavernierTommy EytleFull year339817
21Nigel BatesPaul BradleyMarch onwards31310
22Richard ColeIan ReddingtonJuly onwards30300
23Etta TavernierJacqui Gordon-Lawrenceuntil June2210112
24Lloyd TavernierGarey Bridgesuntil June196519
25Celestine TavernierLeroy Goldinguntil June178913
26Cindy BealeMichelle CollinsOctober onwards152110

Production

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Towards the end of 1991, there was a flurry of activity behind the scenes at EastEnders, when Leonard Lewis and Helen Greaves joined the programme as co-producers. Together they formulated a new regime in which the writers of the schedule would 'drive' the series. Individual stories would be written and agreed or discarded at regular story conferences, and the progression of those stories would be the responsibility of the individual episode writers, with the script department providing guidance rather than prescriptive episodic storylines. With stories growing and developing in this new organic way, the writers were freed to write what they wanted - and the script editor's job of keeping the programme's continuity and tone intact became even harder!

The stories during 1992, while this new system evolved, were involved and lively. A danger of the new way of working was that stories wouldn't develop slowly, as they had in the past, and that events would occur suddenly and without warning. In practice, however, the stories were inter-related and fed each other remarkably well.

Mark Fowler and Gill Fowler Wedding (1992)
Some new regular characters made their debuts during 1992, and for the most part, they appeared gradually, making an initial appearance and then joining the programme full-time a couple of months later. This routine allowed the producers and writers to create new characters and see them brought to life by actors before committing them to a long contract.

The primary expectation of this was the creation of Tricky Dicky, the new man-we-love-to-hate. Richard Cole was designed to be a bit of a lad, a charming womaniser, and was supposed to be a Cockney according to his biography, written by Tony Jordan. However, when the producers saw Ian Reddington read for the part, they knew they had found Tricky Dicky, and the character's background was changed.

Pat Butcher Arrested 2 (24 December 1992)
The other new characters made more tentative first appearances. Christine Hewitt first appeared in February as the latest employer of Arthur's gardening skills, but in the summer she returned to work with him. Mandy Salter visited the Butchers in March when her mother Lorraine was in a hospital. She left thinking that she was unwanted, and then returned in July to live in Walford. Nigel Bates also appeared in March, when bought Frank's Mercedes. When his mother died later in the year, Nigel returned to Walford and became Dot's lodger. In November, a visit to Michelle's college introduced some fellow students. Two of them, Shelley and Jack, would appear more regularly the following year.

There weren't just arrivals in the Square. The summer saw the departure of half of the Tavernier family, when Celestine got a new job, a significant promotion, in Norwich. Etta was unwilling to move, but after Lloyd got himself into trouble with the police by joy-riding, she decided that a fresh start for the family might be the best idea. She continued to commute to her school in Walford until the end of the term, then joined Celestine and Lloyd in Norwich.

We also saw the death of an original EastEnder when Ethel's faithful dog Willy succumbed to old age and had to be put down. Sadly not long after his last appearance as Willy, the dog who played him also passed away.

June saw another death - this time it was Gill, who married Mark only the day before she died. Carefully researched, Gill's death was the inevitable conclusion to the Aids storyline and was handled with great care. Despite this, some viewers were upset at the naming of the specific disease that Gill was suffering from at the time of her death, as it is frequently unconnected with Aids. For actress Susanna Dawson, the experience of playing a person living with, and dying from, Aids was so intense that she co-produced an educational video based on the subject for use in schools and wrote a book, The Gill and Mark Story, to accompany it.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Duff Duff Viewers (millions)
721 1 2 January 1992 Charles Beeson Deborah Cook Pete Beale 24.32
722 2 7 January 1992 Philip Casson Tony Jordan James Willmott-Brown 20.15
723 3 9 January 1992 Philip Casson Tony Jordan Michelle Fowler 22.93
724 4 14 January 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Stephen Stratford/Anthony Forbes Pete Beale 19.24
725 5 16 January 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Barrie Shore Kathy Beale 21.64
726 6 21 January 1992 David Innes Edwards Charlie Humphreys Peter Beale 20.36
727 7 23 January 1992 David Innes Edwards Charlie Humphreys Peter Beale 22.11
728 8 28 January 1992 Charles Beeson John Chambers Kathy Beale 19.78
729 9 30 January 1992 Charles Beeson Susan Boyd James Willmott-Brown 21.47
730 10 4 February 1992 Philip Casson Jez Simons/Jyoti Patel Pete Beale
Grant Mitchell
19.56
731 11 6 February 1992 Philip Casson Helen Millar Grant Mitchell
James Willmott-Brown
22.2
732 12 11 February 1992 Mike Dormer Deborah Cook Kathy Beale
Pete Beale
19.63
733 13 13 February 1992 Mike Dormer Deborah Cook Non Character, vodka in tea chest. 22.52
734 14 18 February 1992 Nicholas Prosser Ashley Pharoah Michelle Fowler 19.98
735 15 20 February 1992 Nicholas Prosser Ashley Pharoah Michelle Fowler
Mark Fowler
21.28
736 16 25 February 1992 Barry Letts Tony McHale Arthur Fowler 20.77
737 17 27 February 1992 Barry Letts Tony McHale Hattie Tavernier 21.81
738 18 3 March 1992 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Arthur Fowler 19.46
739 19 5 March 1992 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Sharon Mitchell
Frank Butcher
21.95
740 20 10 March 1992 Bill Hays Judy Forshaw Pat Butcher 19.39
741 21 12 March 1992 Bill Hays Brendan J. Cassin Frank Butcher 20.76
742 22 17 March 1992 Matthew Evans Lisa Evans Phil Mitchell 19.6
743 23 19 March 1992 Matthew Evans Barrie Shore Non Character, Phil Mitchell' car 20.07
744 24 24 March 1992 Barry Letts Tony Jordan Terry Howes 18.72
745 25 26 March 1992 Barry Letts Tony Jordan Phil Mitchell 20.16
746 26 31 March 1992 Geoff Feld Susan Boyd Etta Tavernier 17.45
747 27 2 April 1992 Geoff Feld Susan Boyd Lloyd Tavernier 17.24
748 28 7 April 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Charlie Humphreys Mandy Salter 18.67
749 29 9 April 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Charlie Humphreys Pat Butcher 18.57
750 30 14 April 1992 Beryl Richards Helen Millar Non Character, 18 Albert Square 18.18
751 31 16 April 1992 Beryl Richards Michael Robartes Ian Beale 17.59
752 32 21 April 1992 John Bruce Tony Jordan Sam Mitchell 18.45
753 33 23 April 1992 John Bruce Arnold Yarrow Pete Beale
Pauline Fowler
Arthur Fowler
19.23
754 34 28 April 1992 David Innes Edwards Barrie Shore Pat Butcher 16.4
755 35 30 April 1992 David Innes Edwards Lisa Evans Frank Butcher 18.56
756 36 5 May 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Deborah Cook Rachel Kominski 16.91
757 37 7 May 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Deborah Cook Sharon Mitchell 18.14
758 38 12 May 1992 Beryl Richards Gillian Richmond Ethel Skinner 14.8
759 39 14 May 1992 Beryl Richards Gillian Richmond Etta Tavernier/Celestine Tavernier 14.39
760 40 19 May 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Dot Cotton 13.91
761 41 21 May 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Ian Beale 14.37
762 42 26 May 1992 Mike Dormer Susan Boyd Mark Fowler 14.4
763 43 28 May 1992 Mike Dormer Susan Boyd Gill Robinson
Mark Fowler
16.09
764 44 2 June 1992 Bill Hays Arnold Yarrow Mark Fowler
Pete Beale
14.82
765 45 4 June 1992 Bill Hays Michael Robartes Gill Robinson
Mark Fowler
16.99
766 46 9 June 1992 Roger Gartland Tony McHale Phil Mitchell 14.56
767 47 11 June 1992 Roger Gartland Tony McHale Phil Mitchell 13.66
768 48 16 June 1992 Charles Beeson Brendan J Cassin Sam Butcher 14.99
769 49 18 June 1992 Charles Beeson Brendan J Cassin Mark Fowler
Gill Robinson
14.1
770 50 23 June 1992 Leonard Lewis Deborah Cook Gill Robinson
Mark Fowler
15.5
771 51 25 June 1992 Leonard Lewis Deborah Cook Mark Fowler
Michelle Fowler
16.3
772 52 30 June 1992 Philip Casson Ashley Pharoah Ian Beale 15.7
773 53 2 July 1992 Philip Casson Ashley Pharoah Arthur Fowler
Pete Beale
Christine Hewitt
15.9
774 54 7 July 1992 Bill Hays Lilie Ferrari Sam Butcher 14.27
775 55 9 July 1992 Bill Hays Michael Robartes Michelle Fowler 15.57
776 56 14 July 1992 Roger Gartland Barrie Shore Steve Elliot
Mark Fowler
Mandy Salter
13.89
777 57 16 July 1992 Roger Gartland Arnold Yarrow Mark Fowler 15.13
778 58 21 July 1992 Beryl Richards Tony Jordan Hattie Tavernier 14.58
779 59 23 July 1992 Beryl Richards Tony Jordan Mandy Salter 16.25
780 60 28 July 1992 Philip Casson Susan Boyd Clyde Tavernier 13.37
781 61 30 July 1992 Philip Casson Susan Boyd Sharon Mitchell 14.55
782 62 4 August 1992 Paul Unwin Tony McHale Sharon Mitchell 16.7
783 63 6 August 1992 Paul Unwin Tony McHale Sharon Mitchell 11.85
784 64 11 August 1992 Ronald Wilson Matthew Graham Ian Beale 15.35
785 65 13 August 1992 Ronald Wilson Ashley Pharoah Arthur Fowler 16.94
786 66 18 August 1992 Margy Kinmonth Ashley Pharoah Jules Tavernier 15.76
787 67 20 August 1992 Margy Kinmonth Ashley Pharoah Mrs. Hewitt, no duff duff Julia's Theme 16.64
788 68 25 August 1992 Bill Hays Michael Robartes Rachel Kominski 15.48
789 69 27 August 1992 Bill Hays Tony McHale Michelle Fowler 17.41
790 70 1 September 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Phil Mitchell
Sharon Mitchell
17.94
791 71 3 September 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Phil Mitchell 19.26
792 72 8 September 1992 Ronald Wilson Barrie Shore Mark Fowler 17.3
793 73 10 September 1992 Ronald Wilson Barrie Shore Mark Fowler 16.65
794 74 15 September 1992 Margy Kinmonth Gillian Richmond Grant Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
16.74
795 75 17 September 1992 Margy Kinmonth Gillian Richmond Sharon Mitchell 17.27
796 76 22 September 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Deborah Cook Pauline Fowler 16.65
797 77 24 September 1992 Jonathan Wright Miller Deborah Cook Arthur Fowler 17.62
798 78 29 September 1992 Philip Casson Arnold Yarrow Rachel Kominski 17.24
799 79 1 October 1992 Philip Casson Lilie Ferrari Ricky Butcher
Sam Mitchell
16.9
800 80 6 October 1992 Barry Letts Tony McHale Mark Fowler
Mandy Salter
17.9
801 81 8 October 1992 Barry Letts Tony McHale Mandy Salter 19.91
802 82 13 October 1992 Matthew Evans Ashley Pharoah Cindy Beale 17.98
803 83 15 October 1992 Matthew Evans Ashley Pharoah Mandy Salter 18.89
804 84 20 October 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Pauline Fowler
Michelle Fowler
Dot Cotton
19.61
805 85 22 October 1992 Sue Dunderdale Tony Jordan Grant Mitchell 20.46
806 86 27 October 1992 Garth Tucker Susan Boyd Sharon Mitchell 21.34
807 87 29 October 1992 Garth Tucker Susan Boyd Grant Mitchell 21.26
808 88 3 November 1992 Mike Dormer Gillian Richmond Kathy Beale 19.88
809 89 5 November 1992 Mike Dormer Gillian Richmond Pauline Fowler 18.61
810 90 10 November 1992 Tony McHale Tony McHale Michelle Fowler
Jack Woodman
21.27
811 91 12 November 1992 Tony McHale Tony McHale Sharon Mitchell
Michelle Fowler
22.58
812 92 17 November 1992 Indra Bhose Matthew Graham Mandy Salter 21.15
813 93 19 November 1992 Indra Bhose Jeff Povey Pauline Fowler 21.39
814 94 24 November 1992 Terry Iland Barrie Shore Mrs. Hewitt 20.39
815 95 26 November 1992 Terry Iland Barrie Shore Mrs. Hewitt
Pauline Fowler
20.67
816 96 1 December 1992 Bill Hays Tony Jordan Grant Mitchell 19.62
817 97 3 December 1992 Bill Hays Tony Jordan Arthur Fowler
Mrs. Hewitt
21.36
818 98 8 December 1992 Mike Dormer Lilie Ferrari Cindy Beale 18.59
819 99 10 December 1992 Mike Dormer Duncan Gould Mandy Salter 18.73
820 100 15 December 1992 Simon Meyers Matthew Graham Cindy Beale 19.26
821 101 17 December 1992 Simon Meyers Michael Robartes Kathy Beale 19.8
822 102 22 December 1992 Roger Gartland Tony McHale Arthur Fowler 19.93
823 103 24 December 1992 Roger Gartland Tony McHale Mrs. Hewitt 24.3
824 104 25 December 1992 Leonard Lewis Tony McHale Lots of Characters, Julia's Theme 21.47
825 105 29 December 1992 Bill Hays Kolton Lee Phil Mitchell 21.08
826 106 31 December 1992 Bill Hays Colin Brake Pat Butcher
Frank Butcher
16.97

Storylines

Eastenders Inside Soap (October 1992)

Eastenders Inside Soap (October 1992)

The year began with problems for newlyweds Sharon and Grant Mitchell. He wanted to start a family, while she tried to concentrate on running the Queen Vic. Frank started to lose money and had to sell his Mercedes and the B&B. Pat, however, started up Pat Cabs which was run from the portacabin. Pat hit local teenager Stephanie Watson on Christmas Eve, and she was found to have been driving while over the drinking limit. Stephanie survived the accident but died a few days later in hospital as a result of her injuries.

In June, Mark Fowler married Gila, the day before she died of AIDS-related cancer, in scenes complimented for their sensitivity. Meanwhile, Arthur's friendship with Mrs Hewitt continued to develop, and on Christmas Eve they ended up in bed together.

During 1992, the sexual chemistry between Phil and his sister-in-law Sharon developed, and eventually erupted into a passion. They slept together and had to deal with the aftermath. Grant, still unaware of this affair set fire to the Vic in an insurance bid but failed, and Sharon, who nearly died in the fire, told Grant that they were finished. Phil was prepared to risk everything and say his brother, but when it came to the crunch, Sharon chose Grant.

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