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Simon Ashdown is a British television writer, best known as being a BAFTA award-winning EastEnders writer. To date, Ashdown has contributed 161 scripts for the show, initially joining in 1995, before departing in 2013. In December 2017, Ashdown returned to EastEnders to write two more scripts, centered around Max Branning, a character who he developed in his original stint on the show. Ashdown returned again in 2018 to write the show's Christmas Day and Boxing Day episodes. He also served as the show's story consultant from 2007 to 2014.

During Ashdown's time as a writer on EastEnders, he was responsible for many memorable episodes, including a special episode focusing on Ricky Butcher and Bianca Jackson. He also developed, and wrote, Stacey Slater and Max Branning's affair storyline, as well as the death of Pauline Fowler in 2006, and Danielle Jones being revealed as the long-lost daughter of Ronnie Mitchell before being run-over and killed by Janine Butcher. He wrote the critically acclaimed episode in which Chantelle Atkins was murdered by her husband Gray Atkins, after years of domestic abuse, he then wrote the episode when Gray was arrested for his crimes.

In addition to EastEnders, Ashdown has written one episode of Casualty and Holby City, as well as episodes of Funland.

Episodes written by Simon Ashdown[]

1990s[]

1995[]

  1. 19 October 1995
  2. 28 December 1995


1996[]

  1. 1 January 1996
  2. 15 January 1996
  3. 12 February 1996
  4. 29 February 1996
  5. 2 April 1996
  6. 20 May 1996
  7. 21 May 1996
  8. 9 July 1996
  9. 11 July 1996
  10. 9 September 1996
  11. 10 September 1996
  12. 19 November 1996
  13. 21 November 1996
  14. 31 December 1996


1997[]

  1. 2 January 1997
  2. 10 March 1997
  3. 11 March 1997
  4. 13 March 1997
  5. 16 June 1997
  6. 17 June 1997
  7. 2 October 1997
  8. 24 November 1997
  9. 25 November 1997
  10. 27 November 1997
  11. 29 December 1997
  12. 30 December 1997


1998[]

  1. 28 April 1998
  2. 30 April 1998
  3. 9 July 1998
  4. 13 September 1998
  5. 31 December 1998


1999[]

  1. 1 April 1999
  2. 15 July 1999
  3. 5 September 1999
  4. 7 September 1999
  5. 9 September 1999
  6. 10 September 1999
  7. 31 December 1999 - Part 1
  8. 31 December 1999 - Part 2


2000s[]

2000[]

  1. 18 April 2000
  2. 20 April 2000
  3. 27 April 2000
  4. 20 July 2000
  5. 7 September 2000
  6. 31 October 2000 - Part 1
  7. 31 October 2000 - Part 2
  8. 23 November 2000
  9. 25 December 2000 - Part 1
  10. 25 December 2000 - Part 2


2001[]

  1. 5 April 2001
  2. 17 August 2001
  3. 6 November 2001
  4. 14 December 2001
  5. 31 December 2001


2002[]

  1. 1 January 2002
  2. 1 March 2002
  3. 4 March 2002
  4. 9 May 2002
  5. 13 May 2002
  6. 6 June 2002


2003[]

  1. 14 February 2003
  2. 13 June 2003
  3. 18 July 2003
  4. 7 November 2003
  5. 27 November 2003
  6. 28 November 2003


2004[]

  1. 22 January 2004
  2. 19 March 2004
  3. 7 May 2004
  4. 5 July 2004
  5. 30 July 2004
  6. 14 September 2004
  7. 17 September 2004
  8. 29 October 2004
  9. 25 December 2004 ⏱ - (Co-written by Deborah Cook)


2005[]

  1. 19 April 2005
  2. 28 July 2005


2006[]

  1. 13 January 2006
  2. 27 June 2006
  3. 29 June 2006
  4. 29 August 2006
  5. 31 August 2006
  6. 21 December 2006
  7. 22 December 2006
  8. 25 December 2006 - Part 1
  9. 25 December 2006 - Part 2


2007[]

  1. 23 March 2007
  2. 10 May 2007
  3. 11 May 2007
  4. 24 May 2007
  5. 25 May 2007
  6. 6 July 2007
  7. 1 November 2007
  8. 25 December 2007 - Part 1
  9. 25 December 2007 - Part 2
  10. 26 December 2007


2008[]

  1. 21 March 2008
  2. 24 March 2008
  3. 27 June 2008
  4. 11 July 2008
  5. 11 August 2008
  6. 12 September 2008
  7. 30 October 2008
  8. 9 December 2008


2009[]

  1. 5 January 2009
  2. 20 March 2009
  3. 2 April 2009
  4. 15 May 2009
  5. 21 July 2009
  6. 8 October 2009
  7. 9 October 2009
  8. 10 December 2009
  9. 11 December 2009
  10. 25 December 2009
  11. 26 December 2009


2010s[]

2010[]

  1. Last Tango in Walford
  2. 18 February 2010
  3. 19 February 2010
  4. 26 March 2010
  5. 23 June 2010
  6. 7 September 2010
  7. 9 September 2010
  8. 10 September 2010
  9. 11 October 2010
  10. 25 December 2010


2011[]

  1. 18 January 2011
  2. 17 March 2011
  3. Whitney's Story
  4. 14 April 2011
  5. 15 April 2011
  6. 24 May 2011
  7. 7 July 2011
  8. 12 August 2011
  9. 24 November 2011
  10. 25 November 2011


2012[]

  1. 1 January 2012
  2. 13 January 2012
  3. 27 April 2012
  4. 25 May 2012
  5. 22 June 2012
  6. 16 August 2012
  7. 14 September 2012
  8. 5 October 2012
  9. 26 November 2012
  10. 20 December 2012
  11. 21 December 2012
  12. 25 December 2012


2013[]

  1. 21 January 2013
  2. 22 January 2013
  3. 19 April 2013
  4. 27 June 2013
  5. 28 June 2013
  6. 2 August 2013
  7. 27 September 2013
  8. 21 November 2013
  9. 26 November 2013
  10. 25 December 2013


2017[]

  1. 7 December 2017
  2. 25 December 2017


2012[]

  1. 25 December 2018
  2. 26 December 2018


2019[]

  1. 30 December 2019
  2. 31 December 2019


2020s[]

2020[]

  1. 6 February 2020
  2. 7 February 2020
  3. 26 May 2020
  4. 1 June 2020
  5. 17 September 2020
  6. 18 September 2020
  7. 17 September 2020
  8. 18 September 2020
  9. 31 December 2020


2021[]

  1. 22 January 2021
  2. 18 February 2021
  3. 19 February 2021


2022[]

  1. 9 March 2022
  2. 10 March 2022
  3. 6 June 2022
  4. 7 June 2022
  5. 11 July 2022
  6. 5 September 2022
  7. 6 September 2022
  8. 25 December 2022
  9. 26 December 2022


2023[]

  1. 22 February 2023
  2. 23 February 2023
  3. 3 October 2023
  4. 4 October 2023
  5. 29 November 2023
  6. 30 November 2023


2024[]

  1. 18 January 2024
  2. 17 January 2024
  3. 4 March 2024
  4. 5 March 2024
  5. 3 June 2024
  6. 4 June 2024



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