EastEnders at 30: Real Life Drama

  • BBC Radio 1
  • DateDecember 2015

We expect the life of a soap character to be full of drama, but what about those who actually go through what we see on screen?

As EastEnders turns 30, we looked back at some of the biggest stories from the past 12 months, with Scott Mills speaking to the young actors and actresses behind the issues of stillbirth, depression, epilepsy and coming out.

We then heard from young people who have faced these challenges in real life. Scott asks about the realities of the soap storylines and what advice they'd give to their counterparts on screen.