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1998 was EastEnders' thirteenth year of production.







Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor Full year 124 463 2
2 Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 123 884 7
3 Grant Mitchell Ross Kemp 122 935 1
4 Tiffany Mitchell Martine McCutcheon 116 428 9
5 Pat Evans Pam St Clement 114 1060 10
6 Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer 102 577 3
Simon Raymond Andrew Lynford 263 6
7 Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 93 1148 15
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen 834 5
8 Mark Fowler Todd Carty 92 804 8
Ruth Fowler Caroline Paterson 386 16
9 Lenny Wallace Desune Coleman 91 220 14
10 Mary Flaherty Melanie Clark Pullen 90 132 34
11 Huw Edwards Richard Elis 88 196 21
12 Conor Flaherty Seán Gleeson 85 102 45
13 Gianni di Marco Marc Bannerman From January 81 81 -
14 Terry Raymond Gavin Richards Full year 79 115 38
15 Roy Evans Tony Caunter 77 282 25
Matthew Rose Joe Absolom 91 47
16 Frank Butcher Mike Reid 75 578 47
Annie Palmer Nadia Sawalha 139 26
Louise Raymond Carol Harrison From May 75 -
17 Beppe di Marco Michael Greco From January 74 74 -
18 Tony Hills Mark Homer Full year 73 305 4
19 Barry Evans Shaun Williamson 72 205 24
20 Alex Healy Richard Driscoll 70 113 33
21 Teresa di Marco Leila Birch From January 68 68 -
22 Mick McFarlane Sylvester Williams Full year 67 124 32
Michael Rose Russell Floyd 177 25
23 Rosa di Marco Louise Jameson From January 66 66 -
24 Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney Full year 65 342 24
25 Irene Hills Roberta Taylor 63 106 33
26 Pauline Fowler Wendy Richard 61 1099 20
27 Sarah Hills Daniela Denby-Ashe 59 230 17
28 Susan Rose Tilly Vosburgh Full year 54 62 49
29 George Palmer Paul Moriarty Until December 52 163 19
Dot Cotton June Brown Full year 696 35
30 Sanjay Kapoor Deepak Verma Until September 46 453 11
Kathy Mitchell Gillian Taylforth Until April 1177 4
31 Courtney Mitchell Carissa & Josephine O'Meara Full year 45 94 31
32 Jeff Healy Leslie Schofield 40 47 50
33 Nigel Bates Paul Bradley Until April 38 514 19
34 Polly Becker Victoria Gould Until September 36 85 31
35 Martin Fowler James Alexandrou Full year 35 347 39
Sonia Jackson Natalie Cassidy 210 28
36 Julie Haye Karen Henthorn Until April 29 36 50
37 Nicky di Marco Carly Hillman From January 28 28 -
38 Lola Christie Diane Parish January to July 27 27 -
Cindy Beale Michelle Collins Until April 575 46
39 Lucy Beale Casey Anne Rothery Full year 23 127 37
Mel Healy Tamzin Outhwaite From October 23 -
40 Jamie Mitchell Jack Ryder From November 20 20 -
Clare Tyler Gemma Bissix Full year 205 29
41 Peter Beale Alex Stevens 19 97 45
Neelam Kapoor Jamila Massey Until July 46 41
42 Steven Beale Edward Savage Full year 18 158 48
Bruno di Marco Leon Lissek From January to December 18 -
Nick Holland Dominic Taylor Until April 25 50
43 Lorna Cartwright Janet Dibley February to April 17 25 49
44 Jessie Moore Chelsey Paden Until May 16 30 47
Luisa di Marco Stella Tanner January to November 16 -
Gita Kapoor Shobu Kapoor Until September 344 23
45 Josie McFarlane Joan Hooley From August 15 15 -
46 Lilly Mattock Barbara Keogh From November 14 14 -
Josh Saunders Jon Lee Until April 17 52
47 Joe di Marco Jake Kyprianou From January 13 13 -
48 Kim McFarlane Krystle Williams From August 10 10 -
Ben Mitchell Matthew Silver Until April 119 30
Nicole Moore 10 -
49 Sharmilla Kapoor Priya Bilkhu Until September 9 27 50
50 Nick Cotton John Altman March 8 -
Charlie Mason Campbell Morrison April & December 8 -
51 Ros Thorne Clare Grogan Until April 7
52 Lisa Shaw Lucy Benjamin From December 6 6 -
53 Liam Butcher Sonny Bottomley 4 4 -
Marcus Christie Stephen Churchett December 17
Nellie Ellis Elizabeth Kelly 136
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick From November 4 -
54 Max Townsend Alan Hunter Until February 3 9 50
Cindy Williams Ella Wortley Until April 3 -
55 Steve Owen Martin Kemp From December 2 2 -
56 Saskia Duncan Deborah Sheridan-Taylor 1 1 -
Sal Martin Anna Karen January 14 48
Fred Fonseca Jimi Mistry September 1 -


Doof Doof Count

Character Solo Group Total Julia's Theme
Grant Mitchell 16 0 16 No
Kathy Mitchell 11 3 14 Kathy's Theme
Ian Beale 10 3 13 No
Tiffany Mitchell 10 1 11 No
Phil Mitchell 8 1 9 No
Bianca Butcher 7 1 8 No
Louise Raymond 6 2 8 No
Nigel Bates 4 2 6 Yes
Pat Evans 5 1 6 No
Peggy Mitchell 3 2 5 No
Mark Fowler 4 1 5 No
Non character 5 N/A 5 No
Annie Palmer 2 2 4 No
Roy Evans 3 1 4 No
Ruth Fowler 2 2 4 No
Irene Hills 3 1 4 No
Terry Raymond 3 1 4 No
Frank Butcher 3 1 4 No
Gianni di Marco 2 2 4 No
Cindy Beale 3 0 3 No
Dot Cotton 3 0 3 No
Alex Healy 1 2 3 No
Susan Rose 2 1 3 No
Barry Evans 1 2 3 No
Lenny Wallace 1 2 3 No
Tony Hills 3 0 3 No
Beppe di Marco 2 1 3 No
Sanjay Kapoor 3 0 3 No
Michael Rose 1 1 2 No
Huw Edwards 0 2 2 No
Robbie Jackson 0 2 2 No
Julie Haye 0 2 2 Yes
Gita Kapoor 2 0 2 No
Teresa di Marco 0 2 2 No
Rosa di Marco 1 1 2 No
Mary Flaherty 1 0 1 No
Lucy Beale 0 1 1 No
Peter Beale 0 1 1 No
Steven Beale 0 1 1 No
Pauline Fowler 1 0 1 No
Sarah Hills 1 0 1 No
George Palmer 1 0 1 No
Arjun Kapoor 1 0 1 No
Matthew Rose 1 0 1 No
Mick McFarlane 1 0 1 No
Ricky Butcher 0 1 1 No
Conor Flaherty 0 1 1 No
Gina Williams 0 1 1 No
Courtney Mitchell 0 1 1 No

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Doof Doof Viewers (millions)
1554 1 1 January 1998 Julian Holmes Lisselle Kayla Cindy Beale 14.54
1555 2 5 January 1998 Geoff Feld Susan Boyd Kathy Mitchell 15.35
1556 3 6 January 1998 Geoff Feld Susan Boyd Kathy Mitchell
Alex Healy
15.37
1557 4 7 January 1998 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Kathy Mitchell 14.02
1558 5 8 January 1998 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Cindy Beale 15.52
1559 6 9 January 1998 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Non character, 13.81
1560 7 12 January 1998 Tim Leandro Lynne Dallow Nigel Bates 15.45
1561 8 13 January 1998 Tim Leandro Annie Wood Nigel Bates 15.91
1562 9 15 January 1998 Tim Leandro Annie Wood Michael Rose 14.97
1563 10 19 January 1998 Clare Kilner Lisa Evans Susan Rose 15.70
1564 11 20 January 1998 Clare Kilner Nicholas Hicks-Beach Sanjay Kapoor 14.81
1565 12 22 January 1998 Clare Kilner Nicholas Hicks-Beach Sanjay Kapoor 14.36
1566 13 26 January 1998 Robert Gabriel Nicholas Hicks-Beach Dot Cotton 15.46
1567 14 27 January 1998 Robert Gabriel Christopher Reason Dot Cotton 14.45
1568 15 29 January 1998 Robert Gabriel Christopher Reason Ian Beale 14.45
1569 16 2 February 1998 Steve Shill Stephen Tredre Kathy Mitchell 14.52
1570 17 3 February 1998 Steve Shill Rob Gittins Kathy Mitchell
Alex Healy
14.61
1571 18 5 February 1998 Steve Shill Rob Gittins Alex Healy 14.46
1572 19 9 February 1998 Adrian Bean Mark Illis Ian Beale 15.05
1573 20 10 February 1998 Adrian Bean Keith Temple Tiffany Mitchell 12.46
1574 21 12 February 1998 Adrian Bean Keith Temple Grant Mitchell 14.10
1575 22 16 February 1998 Philip Casson Clare McIntyre Kathy Mitchell 14.38
1576 23 17 February 1998 Philip Casson Tony McHale Kathy Mitchell 14.26
1577 24 19 February 1998 Philip Casson Tony McHale Kathy Mitchell 13.73
1578 25 23 February 1998 Haldane Duncan Tony McHale Kathy Mitchell 14.84
1579 26 24 February 1998 Haldane Duncan Lisselle Kayla Phil Mitchell 14.41
1580 27 26 February 1998 Haldane Duncan Barrie Shore Ian Beale 14.27
1581 28 2 March 1998 Ray Kilby Susan Boyd Phil Mitchell 13.71
1582 29 3 March 1998 Ray Kilby Susan Boyd Phil Mitchell
Annie Palmer
14.80
1583 30 5 March 1998 Ray Kilby Lynne Dallow Ian Beale 14.28
1584 31 9 March 1998 Brett Fallis Joanne Maguire Mary Flaherty 13.73
1585 32 10 March 1998 Brett Fallis Joanne Maguire Mark Fowler 14.95
1586 33 12 March 1998 Brett Fallis Joanne Maguire Ruth Fowler 08.01
1587 34 16 March 1998 Penelope Shales Tony Basgallop Roy Evans 13.43
1588 35 17 March 1998 Penelope Shales Tony Basgallop Ian Beale 14.21
1589 36 19 March 1998 Penelope Shales Lilie Ferrari Nigel Bates
Julie Haye
13.37
1590 37 23 March 1998 Tim Leandro Jo O'Keefe Kathy Mitchell 14.25
1591 38 24 March 1998 Tim Leandro Keith Temple Kathy Mitchell 14.48
1592 39 26 March 1998 Tim Leandro Keith Temple Cindy Beale 13.99
1593 40 30 March 1998 Julian Holmes Stephen Tredre Ian Beale 13.77
1594 41 31 March 1998 Julian Holmes Nicholas Hicks-Beach Ian Beale
Kathy Mitchell
12.86
1595 42 2 April 1998 Julian Holmes Nicholas Hicks-Beach Ian Beale
Lucy Beale
Peter Beale
Steven Beale
13.19
1596 43 6 April 1998 Stephen Garwood Tony McHale Grant Mitchell 13.19
1597 44 7 April 1998 Stephen Garwood Tony McHale Ian Beale 13.87
1598 45 9 April 1998 Stephen Garwood Tony McHale Kathy Mitchell 13.46
1599 46 10 April 1998 Geoff Feld Christopher Reason Kathy Mitchell, Kathy's Theme 13.48
1600 47 13 April 1998 Philippa Langdale Lisa Evans Phil Mitchell 14.09
1601 48 14 April 1998 Philippa Langdale Annie Wood Nigel Bates 14.73
1602 49 16 April 1998 Philippa Langdale Annie Wood Nigel Bates 13.70
1603 50 20 April 1998 Haldane Duncan Tony Basgallop Dot Cotton 12.69
1604 51 21 April 1998 Haldane Duncan Tony Basgallop Grant Mitchell 13.92
1605 52 23 April 1998 Haldane Duncan Lisselle Kayla Peggy Mitchell 12.71
1606 53 27 April 1998 Philip Casson Mark Illis Tiffany Mitchell 12.49
1607 54 28 April 1998 Philip Casson Simon Ashdown Dot Cotton 13.56
1608 55 30 April 1998 Philip Casson Simon Ashdown Nigel Bates
Julie Haye, Julia's Theme
13.30
1609 56 4 May 1998 Brett Fallis Shaun Prendergast Lenny Wallace 9.25
1610 57 5 May 1998 Brett Fallis Rob Gittins Bianca Butcher 13.92
1611 58 7 May 1998 Brett Fallis Rob Gittins Bianca Butcher 11.48
1612 59 11 May 1998 Pip Short Christopher Reason Irene Hills 12.84
1613 60 12 May 1998 Pip Short Christopher Reason Louise Raymond 12.59
1614 61 14 May 1998 Pip Short Christopher Reason Irene Hills
Terry Raymond
11.74
1615 62 18 May 1998 Julie Edwards Al Hunter Ashton Bianca Butcher 11.93
1616 63 19 May 1998 Julie Edwards Barry McCarthy Tiffany Mitchell 12.08
1617 64 21 May 1998 Julie Edwards Keith Temple Bianca Butcher 11.40
1618 65 25 May 1998 Tim Leandro Joanne Maguire Michael Rose
Susan Rose
11.89
1619 66 26 May 1998 Tim Leandro Joanne Maguire Phil Mitchell 13.55
1620 67 28 May 1998 Tim Leandro Joanne Maguire Susan Rose 11.80
1621 68 1 June 1998 David Richardson Tony McHale Peggy Mitchell 13.00
1622 69 2 June 1998 David Richardson Tony McHale Phil Mitchell 14.09
1623 70 4 June 1998 David Richardson Rachel Pole Phil Mitchell 12.23
1624 71 8 June 1998 Philip Casson Tony Basgallop Terry Raymond 13.62
1625 72 9 June 1998 Philip Casson Tony Basgallop Peggy Mitchell 13.46
1626 73 12 June 1998 Philip Casson Tony Jordan Roy Evans 9.45
1627 74 15 June 1998 Geoff Feld Keith Temple Pat Evans 11.51
1628 75 16 June 1998 Geoff Feld Keith Temple Pat Evans 10.63
1629 76 17 June 1998 Geoff Feld Julie Wassmer Terry Raymond 10.86
1630/1631 77 25 June 1998 Robert Gabriel Annie Wood Pauline Fowler 11.43
1632 78 26 June 1998 Robert Gabriel Annie Wood Sarah Hills 9.80
1633 79 29 June 1998 Ray Kilby Lisselle Kayla Irene Hills 10.91
1634 80 1 July 1998 Ray Kilby Lisselle Kayla Terry Raymond 12.14
1635 81 2 July 1998 Ray Kilby Christopher Reason George Palmer 14.98
1636 82 6 July 1998 Tom Hooper Christopher Reason Grant Mitchell 14.82
1637/1638 83 9 July 1998 Tom Hooper Simon Ashdown Grant Mitchell 15.86
1638A 10 July 1998 Sarah Harding John Derek Barry Evans 9.82
1638B 11 July 1998 Sarah Harding John Derek Lenny Wallace
Huw Edwards
Robbie Jackson
Barry Evans
8.38
1638C 12 July 1998 Sarah Harding John Derek Lenny Wallace
Huw Edwards
Robbie Jackson
Barry Evans
Roy Evans
5.43
1639 84 13 July 1998 Julie Edwards Clare McIntyre Grant Mitchell 14.68
1640 85 14 July 1998 Julie Edwards Carol Noble Grant Mitchell 15.81
1641 86 16 July 1998 Julie Edwards Barrie Shore Grant Mitchell 15.13
1642 87 20 July 1998 Brett Fallis Lilie Ferrari Mark Fowler 14.05
1643 88 21 July 1998 Brett Fallis Rob Gittins Arjun Kapoor 14.93
1644 89 23 July 1998 Brett Fallis Rob Gittins Sanjay Kapoor 15.34
1645 90 27 July 1998 Dez McCarthy Lynne Dallow Gita Kapoor 13.13
1646 91 28 July 1998 Dez McCarthy Christopher Reason Tony Hills 14.56
1647 92 30 July 1998 Dez McCarthy Christopher Reason Gianni di Marco
Beppe di Marco
14.95
1648 93 3 August 1998 Philippa Langdale Tony Basgallop Teresa di Marco 14.12
1649 94 4 August 1998 Philippa Langdale Tony Basgallop Matthew Rose 14.23
1650 95 6 August 1998 Philippa Langdale Tony Basgallop Tony Hills 14.40
1651 96 10 August 1998 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Gianni di Marco 12.71
1652 97 11 August 1998 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Frank Butcher 13.39
1653 98 13 August 1998 Geoff Feld Tony McHale Frank Butcher 15.89
1654 99 17 August 1998 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Irene Hills 14.48
1655 100 18 August 1998 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Louise Raymond 15.21
1656 101 20 August 1998 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Louise Raymond 16.51
1657 102 24 August 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Rachel Pole Grant Mitchell 14.26
1658 103 25 August 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Keith Temple Mick McFarlane 14.53
1659 104 27 August 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Keith Temple Peggy Mitchell 14.03
1660 105 31 August 1998 Adrian Bean Annie Wood Frank Butcher
Peggy Mitchell
14.16
1661 106 1 September 1998 Adrian Bean Annie Wood Phil Mitchell 15.06
1662 107 3 September 1998 Adrian Bean Julie Wassmer Pat Evans 15.30
1663 108 7 September 1998 Jamie Annett Julie Wassmer Louise Raymond
Tiffany Mitchell
12.70
1664 109 8 September 1998 Jamie Annett Barry McCarthy Grant Mitchell 14.68
1665 110 10 September 1998 Jamie Annett Annie Wood Grant Mitchell
1666/1667 111 13 September 1998 Tom Hooper Simon Ashdown Tiffany Mitchell 12.61
1668 112 14 September 1998 Julie Edwards Christopher Reason Louise Raymond 15.31
1669 113 15 September 1998 Julie Edwards Christopher Reason Ricky Butcher
Bianca Butcher
14.36
1670 114 17 September 1998 Julie Edwards Christopher Reason Non character, 14.86
1671 115 21 September 1998 Julian Holmes Rob Gittins Gita Kapoor 13.72
1672 116 22 September 1998 Julian Holmes Rob Gittins Louise Raymond 14.10
1673 117 24 September 1998 Julian Holmes Roy Gaunt Mark Fowler
Ruth Fowler
15.12
1674 118 28 September 1998 Susan Tully Jo O'Keefe Tony Hills 14.09
1675 119 29 September 1998 Susan Tully Jo O'Keefe Gianni di Marco 14.64
1676 120 1 October 1998 Susan Tully Joanne Maguire Grant Mitchell 16.33
1677 121 5 October 1998 Susan Tully Lilie Ferrari Grant Mitchell 15.29
1678 122 6 October 1998 Susan Tully Doug Briggs Phil Mitchell 15.65
1679 123 8 October 1998 Susan Tully Lynne Dallow Non character, 16.40
1680 124 12 October 1998 Tim Leandro Tony Basgallop Ruth Fowler
Conor Flaherty
15.36
1681 125 13 October 1998 Tim Leandro Tony Basgallop Mark Fowler 15.02
1682 126 15 October 1998 Tim Leandro Tony Basgallop Mark Fowler 16.25
1683 127 19 October 1998 Philip Draycott Annie Wood Ruth Fowler 16.04
1684 128 21 October 1998 Philip Draycott Annie Wood Non character, 15.07
1685 129 22 October 1998 Philip Draycott Annie Wood Roy Evans 16.41
1686 130 26 October 1998 Paul Annett Tony McHale Pat Evans 17.16
1687 131 27 October 1998 Paul Annett Tony Jordan Pat Evans
Peggy Mitchell
18.34
1688 132 29 October 1998 Paul Annett Tony McHale Frank Butcher 19.05
1689 133 2 November 1998 Adrian Bean Keith Temple Pat Evans 16.90
1690 134 3 November 1998 Adrian Bean Keith Temple Ian Beale 18.24
1691 135 5 November 1998 Adrian Bean Rob Gittins Ian Beale 17.31
1692 16 9 November 1998 Robert Gabriel Rob Gittins Ian Beale 17.14
1693 137 10 November 1998 Robert Gabriel Jo O'Keefe Ian Beale
Gina Williams
17.24
1694 138 12 November 1998 Robert Gabriel Jo O'Keefe Non character, 18.36
1695 139 16 November 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Julia Honour Rosa di Marco 16.95
1696 140 17 November 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Julia Honour Rosa di Marco
Teresa di Marco
17.90
1697 141 19 November 1998 Kenneth Glenaan Julia Honour Annie Palmer
Gianni di Marco
17.39
1698 142 23 November 1998 Dez McCarthy Ben Cooper Bianca Butcher 15.63
1699 143 24 November 1998 Dez McCarthy Lynne Dallow Louise Raymond 17.47
1700 144 26 November 1998 Dez McCarthy Lynne Dallow Bianca Butcher 16.67
1701 145 30 November 1998 Philip Casson Rachel Pole Tiffany Mitchell 17.26
1702 146 1 December 1998 Philip Casson Joanne Maguire Tiffany Mitchell 19.92
1703 147 3 December 1998 Philip Casson Barrie Shore Grant Mitchell 20.18
1704 148 7 December 1998 Susan Tully Jenny Lecoat Annie Palmer 18.19
1705 149 8 December 1998 Susan Tully Carol Noble Louise Raymond
Courtney Mitchell
18.44
1706 150 10 December 1998 Susan Tully Rob Gittins Tiffany Mitchell 18.67
1707 151 14 December 1998 Jamie Annett Lisa Evans Grant Mitchell 16.13
1708 152 15 December 1998 Jamie Annett Julie Wassmer Beppe di Marco 17.76
1709 153 17 December 1998 Jamie Annett Julie Wassmer Grant Mitchell 17.71
1710/1711 154 21 December 1998 Julie Edwards Tony McHale Tiffany Mitchell 17.10
1712 155 22 December 1998 Julie Edwards Tony McHale Annie Palmer 19.42
1713 156 24 December 1998 Julie Edwards Tony McHale Tiffany Mitchell 17.50
1714 157 25 December 1998 - Part 1 Paul Annett Annie Wood Bianca Butcher 16.15
1715 158 25 December 1998 - Part 2 Paul Annett Annie Wood Tiffany Mitchell 22.14
1716 159 28 December 1998 Jim Shields Julian Perkins Beppe di Marco 19.07
1717 160 29 December 1998 Jim Shields Doug Briggs Tiffany Mitchell 21.14
1718 161 31 December 1998 Jim Shields Simon Ashdown Grant Mitchell 18.48

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