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1996 Cast ©BBC

1996 was EastEnders' eleventh year of production.









Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Grant Mitchell Ross Kemp Full year 136 670 5
2 Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 135 652 7
3 Tiffany Mitchell Martine McCutcheon 132 210 17
David Wicks Michael French Until November 366 2
4 Kathy Mitchell Gillian Taylforth Full year 126 1006 6
5 Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson 125 326 10
6 Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer 124 349 3
7 Mark Fowler Todd Carty 109 604 1
8 Tony Hills Mark Homer 106 120 33
9 Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor 102 224 12
Alan Jackson Howard Antony 285 14
10 Pat Evans Pam St. Clement 99 838 9
11 Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 98 959 13
12 Cindy Beale Michelle Collins Until October 96 532 14
13 Joe Wicks Paul Nicholls From March 91 -
14 Sanjay Kapoor Deepak Verma Full year 90 306 18
15 Nigel Bates Paul Bradley 88 377 8
16 Ruth Fowler Caroline Paterson 83 206 11
Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney 203 16
17 Ricky Butcher Sid Owen 80 618 4
Blossom Jackson Mona Hammond 197 15
18 Pauline Fowler Wendy Richard 79 954 7
Roy Evans Tony Caunter 136 19
Lorraine Wicks Jacqueline Leonard From March 79 -
19 Sarah Hills Daniela Denby-Ashe Full year 73 86 34
20 Gita Kapoor Shobu Kapoor 70 253 18
21 Ben Mitchell Matthew Silver From March 54 -
22 Simon Raymond Andrew Lynford From June 52
23 Ted Hills Brian Croucher Full year 51 75 31
24 Sonia Jackson Natalie Cassidy 45 121 20
25 Michael Rose Russell Floyd From February 41 -
Dan Zappieri Carl Pizzie From March
26 Frankie Pierre Syan Blake From June 40
27 Lenny Wallace Desune Coleman From May 37
28 April Branning Debbie Arnold Until October 36 37 40
29 Lucy Beale Eva Brittin-Snell Full year 35 69 35
30 Barry Evans Shaun Williamson 34 62 30
31 Billie Jackson Devon Anderson 33 81 25
32 Felix Kawalski Harry Landis 32 45 34
33 George Palmer Paul Moriarty From July 30 30 -
Clare Tyler Gemma Bissix Full year 127 18
34 Huw Edwards Richard Elis From May 28 -
35 Sam Mitchell Danniella Westbrook Until March 25 213 22
Frank Butcher Mike Reid 486 39
Martin Fowler Jon Peyton Price
James Alexandrou
Full year 306 30
36 Peter Beale Francis Brittin-Snell Until October 19 51 35
Nellie Ellis Elizabeth Kelly Full year 125 29
37 Steven Beale Stuart Stevens Until October 18 138 33
Ethel Skinner Gretchen Franklin Full year 342 32
38 Jules Tavernier Tommy Eytle 15 214 23
39 Guppy Sharma Lyndam Gregory Until April 14 24 36
40 Janine Butcher Alexia Demetriou Until March 12 313 28
Mick McFarlane Sylvester Williams From June 12 -
41 Steve Elliot Mark Monero Until February 11 280 15
42 Sharmilla Kapoor Priya Bilkhu Full year 8 57 36
43 Arthur Fowler Bill Treacher Until May 5 944 6
Doctor Harold Legg Leonard Fenton Full year 244 38
44 Derek Branning Terence Beesley April 3 3 -
Terry Raymond Gavin Richards From October
45 Jim Branning John Bardon April 2 2
Suzy Branning Julie Christian-Young
46 Sal Martin Anna Karen March 1

Doof Doof Count

Character Solo Group Total Julia's Theme
David Wicks 22 8 30 No
Mark Fowler 10 6 16 No
Phil Mitchell 8 5 13 No
Grant Mitchell 8 5 13 No
Cindy Beale 8 3 11 Yes
Pauline Fowler 8 2 10 No
Frank Butcher 5 3 8 No
Carol Jackson 6 2 8 No
Lorraine Wicks 4 3 7 No
Tiffany Raymond/Mitchell 3 4 7 No
Kathy Mitchell 3 4 7 No
Ricky Butcher 5 1 6 No
Ian Beale 6 0 6 No
Alan Jackson 5 0 5 No
George Palmer 3 2 5 No
Gita Kapoor 3 1 4 No
Pat Butcher 2 2 4 No
Roy Evans 3 1 4 No
Bianca Jackson 2 2 4 No
Ruth Fowler 1 3 4 No
Sanjay Kapoor 0 3 3 No
Tony Hills 3 0 3 No
Peggy Mitchell 1 2 3 No
Joe Wicks 3 0 3 No
Willy Roper 2 0 2 No
Ted Hills 1 1 2 No
Sarah Hills 2 0 2 No
Non character 2 N/A 2 Yes
Simon Raymond 1 1 2 No
Sam Mitchell 0 1 1 No
Guillermo 0 1 1 No
April Branning 0 1 1 No
Dan Zappieri 1 0 1 No

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Doof Doof Viewers (millions)
1231 1 1 January 1996 Chris Fallon Simon Ashdown Ricky Butcher 15.00
1232 2 2 January 1996 Chris Fallon Raymond Dixon Gita Kapoor 12.22
1233 3 4 January 1996 Chris Fallon Chris Fewtrell/Zeddy Lawrence Gita Kapoor 17.33
1234 4 8 January 1996 Indra Bhose Julie Wassmer David Wicks
Cindy Beale
14.41
1235 5 9 January 1996 Indra Bhose Julie Wassmer Gita Kapoor 15.39
1236 6 11 January 1996 Indra Bhose David Joss Buckley David Wicks 16.60
1237 7 15 January 1996 Geoff Feld Simon Ashdown Phil Mitchell
Grant Mitchell
14.66
1238 8 16 January 1996 Geoff Feld Keith Temple Ricky Butcher 15.58
1239 9 18 January 1996 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Frank Butcher 15.86
1240 10 22 January 1996 Bill Gilmour Christopher Reason David Wicks 15.11
1241 11 23 January 1996 Bill Gilmour Christopher Reason Pat Butcher
Roy Evans
16.20
1242 12 25 January 1996 Bill Gilmour Helen Blizard Roy Evans 16.21
1243 13 29 January 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Helen Blizard Frank Butcher 15.75
1244 14 30 January 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Nicholas Hicks-Beach David Wicks
Cindy Beale
15.93
1245 15 1 February 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Nicholas Hicks-Beach Ricky Butcher
Frank Butcher
15.88
1246 16 5 February 1996 Stephen Moore Len Collin Willy Roper 16.45
1247 17 6 February 1996 Stephen Moore Len Collin David Wicks 17.17
1248 18 8 February 1996 Stephen Moore Alison Fisher Bianca Jackson 16.46
1249 19 12 February 1996 David Richardson Simon Ashdown Ricky Butcher 16.14
1250 20 13 February 1996 David Richardson Joanne Maguire Ricky Butcher 16.23
1251 21 15 February 1996 David Richardson Joanne Maguire Frank Butcher
David Wicks
16.75
1252 22 19 February 1996 Johnathan Young Allan Sutherland/Stuart Morris Frank Butcher 16.79
1253 23 20 February 1996 Johnathan Young Gillian Richmond Phil Mitchell 17.15
1254 24 22 February 1996 Johnathan Young Gillian Richmond Phil Mitchell 10.86
1255 25 26 February 1996 Steve Goldie Annie Wood Phil Mitchell 15.89
1256 26 27 February 1996 Steve Goldie Annie Wood Frank Butcher
Pat Butcher
15.93
1257 27 29 February 1996 Steve Goldie Simon Ashdown Pat Butcher 16.38
1258 28 4 March 1996 John Gorrie Christopher Reason Frank Butcher 15.17
1259 29 5 March 1996 John Gorrie Christopher Reason Frank Butcher 11.47
1260 30 7 March 1996 John Gorrie Jeff Povey Phil Mitchell 15.81
1261 31 11 March 1996 Philip Casson Julie Wassmer Grant Mitchell 16.06
1262 32 12 March 1996 Philip Casson Julie Wassmer Pat Butcher 16.86
1263 33 14 March 1996 Philip Casson Tony Jordan Willy Roper 16.65
1264 34 18 March 1996 Penelope Shales Jeff Povey Mark Fowler 14.76
1265 35 19 March 1996 Penelope Shales Jeff Povey Roy Evans 16.23
1266 36 21 March 1996 Penelope Shales Annie Wood Kathy Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
Ben Mitchell
15.63
1267 37 25 March 1996 Karen Stowe Keith Temple Sam Mitchell
Guillermo
15.68
1268 38 26 March 1996 Karen Stowe Mark Davies Markham Mark Fowler 16.28
1269 39 28 March 1996 Karen Stowe Joanne Maguire David Wicks 15.30
1270 40 1 April 1996 Geoff Feld Helen Slavin David Wicks 14.88
1271 41 2 April 1996 Geoff Feld Simon Ashdown David Wicks 15.24
1272 42 4 April 1996 Geoff Feld Lisselle Kayla Mark Fowler
Sanjay Kapoor
Gita Kapoor
13.92
1273 43 8 April 1996 John Greening Len Collin Mark Fowler
Sanjay Kapoor
Winston
13.72
1274 44 9 April 1996 John Greening Len Collin Ricky Butcher 14.00
1275 45 11 April 1996 John Greening Allan Sutherland/Stuart Morris Pauline Fowler 14.74
1276 46 15 April 1996 Pip Short Barry McCarthy Kathy Mitchell 14.31
1277 47 16 April 1996 Pip Short Annie Wood David Wicks 14.31
1278 48 18 April 1996 Pip Short Annie Wood David Wicks 15.26
1279 49 22 April 1996 Steve Shill Rob Gittins David Wicks 14.76
1280 50 23 April 1996 Steve Shill Christopher Reason Carol Branning 14.38
1281 51 25 April 1996 Steve Shill Christopher Reason Alan Jackson 14.26
1282 52 29 April 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Keith Temple Carol Branning 14.01
1283 53 30 April 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Keith Temple Pauline Fowler 15.12
1284 54 2 May 1996 Sallie Aprahamian Keith Temple Mark Fowler 14.72
1285 55 6 May 1996 David Mason Lisa Evans Mark Fowler 13.67
1286 56 7 May 1996 David Mason Andrew Holden Pauline Fowler 14.32
1287 57 9 May 1996 David Mason Andrew Holden Pauline Fowler 14.74
1288 58 13 May 1996 Jonathan Dent Billy Hamon Pauline Fowler 14.90
1289 59 14 May 1996 Jonathan Dent Joanne Maguire Mark Fowler 13.82
1290 60 16 May 1996 Jonathan Dent Joanne Maguire Roy Evans 14.82
1291 61 20 May 1996 Philip Casson Simon Ashdown Pauline Fowler 15.04
1292 62 21 May 1996 Philip Casson Simon Ashdown Pauline Fowler
Mark Fowler
15.38
1293 63 23 May 1996 Philip Casson Lynne Dallow Pauline Fowler 14.82
1294 64 27 May 1996 David Richardson David Joss Buckley Mark Fowler 12.29
1295 65 28 May 1996 David Richardson David Joss Buckley Grant Mitchell 14.70
1296 66 30 May 1996 David Richardson Lisselle Kayla David Wicks 13.44
1297 67 3 June 1996 Ed Braman Joanne Maguire Ruth Fowler 14.14
1298 68 4 June 1996 Ed Braman Paula Webb Ted Hills 12.81
1299 69 6 June 1996 Ed Braman Len Collin Sarah Hills 12.20
1300 70 10 June 1996 Stephen Moore David Fox Grant Mitchell
Tiffany Raymond
10.57
1301 71 11 June 1996 Stephen Moore Allan Sutherland/Stuart Morris Tony Hills 13.32
1302 72 13 June 1996 Stephen Moore Rachel Pole Kathy Mitchell 7.74
1303 73 17 June 1996 Chris Miller Barrie Shore Cindy Beale 13.33
1304 74 18 June 1996 Chris Miller Gillian Richmond Phil Mitchell 8.91
1305 75 20 June 1996 Chris Miller Tony Jordan Non character, camera zooms in to Arthur Fowler's grave with Julia's Theme playing. 13.76
1306 76 24 June 1996 Geoff Feld Tony Jordan Kathy Mitchell
Ted Hills
12.77
1307 77 25 June 1996 Geoff Feld Annie Wood Kathy Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
12.54
1308 78 27 June 1996 Geoff Feld Annie Wood Kathy Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
12.57
1309 79 1 July 1996 Steve Shill Liane Aukin Cindy Beale 13.54
1310 80 2 July 1996 Steve Shill Barry McCarthy Mark Fowler
Ruth Fowler
12.83
1311 81 4 July 1996 Steve Shill David Joss Buckley Peggy Mitchell
Pauline Fowler
12.29
1312 82 8 July 1996 John Greening Keith Temple Mark Fowler 13.31
1313 83 9 July 1996 John Greening Simon Ashdown Mark Fowler
Ruth Fowler
13.61
1314 84 11 July 1996 John Greening Simon Ashdown Mark Fowler 12.70
1315 85 15 July 1996 Nigel Douglas Susan Boyd Mark Fowler 14.09
1316 86 16 July 1996 Nigel Douglas Susan Boyd David Wicks
Lorraine Wicks
13.00
1317 87 18 July 1996 Nigel Douglas Billy Hamon Tiffany Mitchell
Bianca Jackson
7.73
1318 88 22 July 1996 Tom Kingdon Joanne Maguire Pauline Fowler 12.56
1319 89 23 July 1996 Tom Kingdon Helen Blizard Carol Jackson
David Wicks
12.66
1320 90 25 July 1996 Tom Kingdon Helen Blizard Alan Jackson 11.26
1321 91 26 July 1996 Philip Casson Tony McHale Mark Fowler
Ruth Fowler
Bianca Jackson
Tiffany Raymond
Sanjay Kapoor
April Branning
11.02
1322 92 29 July 1996 Philip Casson Tony McHale Carol Jackson 13.83
1323 93 30 July 1996 Henry Foster Emma Prentice Kathy Mitchell 13.57
1324 94 1 August 1996 Henry Foster Julie Wassmer Phil Mitchell 12.53
1325 95 2 August 1996 Henry Foster Julie Wassmer Joe Wicks 9.60
1326 96 5 August 1996 Rob Evans Gerry Huxham David Wicks
Lorraine Wicks
13.48
1327 97 6 August 1996 Rob Evans Christopher Reason David Wicks 13.95
1328 98 8 August 1996 Rob Evans Christopher Reason David Wicks 12.98
1329 99 12 August 1996 Steve Goldie Lisa Evans Mark Fowler 12.95
1330 100 13 August 1996 Steve Goldie Nick Crittenden Alan Jackson 12.63
1331 101 15 August 1996 Steve Goldie Nicholas Hicks-Beach David Wicks
Cindy Beale
11.78
1332 102 19 August 1996 David Mason Nicholas Hicks-Beach Tiffany Mitchell
Simon Raymond
11.45
1333 103 20 August 1996 David Mason Rob Gittins Ian Beale 12.36
1334 104 22 August 1996 David Mason Allan Sutherland/Stuart Morris Sarah Hills 12.70
1335 105 26 August 1996 Johnathan Young Tony Jordan Tony Hills 13.89
1336 106 27 August 1996 Johnathan Young Tony Jordan Dan Zappieri 13.28
1337 107 29 August 1996 Johnathan Young Tony Jordan Tony Hills 13.94
1338 108 2 September 1996 Jeff Naylor Billy Hamon Simon Raymond 13.93
1339 109 3 September 1996 Jeff Naylor Keith Temple Ian Beale 13.53
1340 110 5 September 1996 Jeff Naylor Keith Temple Ian Beale 13.69
1341 111 9 September 1996 Terry Iland Simon Ashdown Tiffany Raymond 14.70
1342 112 10 September 1996 Terry Iland Simon Ashdown Ian Beale 14.75
1343 113 12 September 1996 Terry Iland Susan Boyd David Wicks 16.68
1344 114 16 September 1996 Joy Perino Susan Boyd Ian Beale 15.29
1345 115 17 September 1996 Joy Perino Joanne Maguire David Wicks 15.23
1346 116 19 September 1996 Joy Perino Joanne Maguire Cindy Beale 15.09
1347 117 23 September 1996 Nigel Douglas Annie Wood Phil Mitchell 15.38
1348 118 24 September 1996 Nigel Douglas Annie Wood Grant Mitchell 15.67
1349 119 26 September 1996 Nigel Douglas David Fox Cindy Beale 15.27
1350 120 30 September 1996 Claire Winyard Paula Webb Alan Jackson 15.09
1351 121 1 October 1996 Claire Winyard Helen Blizard Phil Mitchell 15.25
1352 122 3 October 1996 Claire Winyard Helen Blizard Cindy Beale 15.67
1353 123 7 October 1996 Jonathan Dent Rachel Pole Cindy Beale 17.92
1354 124 8 October 1996 Jonathan Dent Tony Jordan Cindy Beale 17.43
1355 125 10 October 1996 Jonathan Dent Tony Jordan Ian Beale 16.74
1356 126 14 October 1996 Geoff Feld Len Collin David Wicks 16.70
1357 127 15 October 1996 Geoff Feld Tony McHale David Wicks 16.92
1358 128 17 October 1996 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Cindy Beale
(Julia's Theme)
17.71
1359 129 21 October 1996 Adrian Bean Tony Basgallop Grant Mitchell 17.00
1360 130 22 October 1996 Adrian Bean Lynne Dallow David Wicks 16.41
1361 131 24 October 1996 Adrian Bean Barry McCarthy Grant Mitchell 11.47
1362 132 28 October 1996 Bill Britten Lisselle Kayla Joe Wicks 15.41
1363 133 29 October 1996 Bill Britten Christopher Reason David Wicks 16.02
1364 134 31 October 1996 Bill Britten Billy Hamon Alan Jackson 15.00
1365 135 4 November 1996 Stephen Moore Annie Wood Carol Jackson
David Wicks
15.42
1366 136 5 November 1996 Stephen Moore Annie Wood Bianca Jackson 15.51
1367 137 7 November 1996 Stephen Moore Keith Temple Carol Jackson 16.48
1368 138 11 November 1996 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Joe Wicks 16.23
1369 139 12 November 1996 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Non character, Carol Jackson leaves a note for David Wicks saying "I Think I just stopped being stupid! 16.99
1370 140 14 November 1996 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason David Wicks 16.63
1371 141 18 November 1996 Nigel Douglas Rob Gittins David Wicks 17.09
1372 142 19 November 1996 Nigel Douglas Simon Ashdown David Wicks 17.49
1373 143 21 November 1996 Nigel Douglas Simon Ashdown David Wicks 17.22
1374 144 25 November 1996 Philip Casson Nicholas Hicks-Beach Tiffany Mitchell 16.62
1375 145 26 November 1996 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Lorraine Wicks 16.93
1376 146 28 November 1996 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Grant Mitchell
George Palmer
16.54
1377 147 2 December 1996 Albert Barber David Joss Buckley George Palmer 15.96
1378 148 3 December 1996 Albert Barber Nick Crittenden George Palmer 16.26
1379 149 5 December 1996 Albert Barber Rachel Pole Peggy Mitchell 15.81
1380 150 9 December 1996 Bill Gilmour Rachel Pole George Palmer 15.42
1381 151 10 December 1996 Bill Gilmour Keith Temple Grant Mitchell 15.70
1382 152 12 December 1996 Bill Gilmour Keith Temple Carol Jackson 15.11
1383 153 16 December 1996 Joy Perino Barrie Shore Peggy Mitchell
George Palmer
Phil Mitchell
Grant Mitchell
14.96
1384 154 17 December 1996 Joy Perino Helen Blizard Tiffany Mitchell 15.76
1385 155 19 December 1996 Joy Perino Helen Blizard Lorraine Wicks 14.70
1386 156 23 December 1996 Penelope Shales Annie Wood Carol Jackson 13.36
1387 157 24 December 1996 Penelope Shales Annie Wood Lorraine Wicks 13.39
1388 158 25 December 1996 Penelope Shales Nicholas Hicks-Beach Grant Mitchell
Lorraine Wicks
17.05
1389 159 26 December 1996 Penelope Shales Nicholas Hicks-Beach Grant Mitchell 14.72
1390 160 30 December 1996 Jon East Tony Basgallop Lorraine Wicks 17.31
1391 161 31 December 1996 Jon East Simon Ashdown Grant Mitchell 15.76

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