The EastEnders online spin-off, EastEnders: E20, is three episodes into its twelve-episode run. Written by thirteen young writers between 17 and 22, its use of pace, handheld camerawork and liberal incidental music make it feel more like an episode of Hollyoaks (and I mean that in a good way). Of course, the traditional Albert Square sets and a smattering of cameos from the more recognisable residents help give it a sense of place.
Under the umbrella of its role to enhance ‘media literacy’, the BBC is also making a four-part behind the scenes documentary about the commissioning, writing and production of EastEnders E20. The first, five-minute part is below.