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Old 03-01-2013, 11:18
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I saw a similar thread on WalfordWeb, so I decided to do one for this forum.

Some past results - the writer(s) with the most episodes written per year are....(thanks to Walford Web)

1985 - Bill Lyons with 15 episodes
1986 - Bill Lyons with 16 episodes
1989 - Tony McHale with 17 episodes
1990 - Tony McHale with 16 episodes
1991 - Tony McHale with 15 episodes
1993 - Tony McHale with 19 episodes
1994 - Tony Jordan with 21 episodes
1995 - Tony Jordan with 20 episodes
1996 - Simon Ashdown with 14 episodes
1997 - Christopher Reason with 19 episodes
1998 - Christopher Reason and Tony McHale with 16 episodes each
1999 - Tony Basgallop with 10 episodes
2000 - Simon Ashdown with 10 episodes
2003 - Sarah Phelps with 14 episodes
2004 - Sarah Phelps with 20 episodes
2005 - Sarah Phelps with 21 episodes
2006 - Christopher Reason and Sarah Phelps with 13 episodes each
2007 - Rob Gittins with 13 episodes
2008 - Rob Gittins and Richard Lazarus with 11 episodes each
2009 - Matt Evans with 13 episodes
2010 - Matt Evans and Jeff Povey with 13 episodes each
2011 - Pete Lawson with 17 episodes
2012 - Matt Evans with 16 episodes
2013 - Week 1

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2012 (part 1), 04/01/2012 (part 2),

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2012
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2012
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:21
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This is a good idea, and certainly interesting
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:23
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Thank you for this thread.

Sarah Phelps was the best writer in my opinion.

I think Lorraine Newman needs to get more good writers like Sarah Phelps - but sadly I don't think it will happen
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:34
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Thank you for this thread.

Sarah Phelps was the best writer in my opinion.

I think Lorraine Newman needs to get more good writers like Sarah Phelps - but sadly I don't think it will happen
I think she will come back eventually. She's always maintained that her relationship with EastEnders isn't over.

She was asked to write Sean Slater's leaving episode but she had other projects she was working on.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:05
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Updated count including week 2...

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013

Total number of episodes - 8
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:40
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Updated count including week 2 & red button specials...

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)

Total number of episodes - 8 including 1 red button special
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Old 13-01-2013, 18:13
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Updated count including week 3 & red button specials...

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013

Total number of episodes - 12 including 1 red button special
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:45
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Updated count including week 4 & red button specials...
3 Simon Ashdown episodes in a row this week

3 episodes
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013, 24/01/2013

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013

Total number of episodes - 16 including 1 red button special
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:57
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3 Simon Ashdown episodes in a row this week

3 episodes
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013, 24/01/2013

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013

Total number of episodes - 16 including 1 red button special
Simon's been busy but he is a good writer-shame its Branning heavy
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:59
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Updated count including week 5 & red button specials...

2 episodes
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2)
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013

Total number of episodes - 20 including 1 red button special
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Old 03-02-2013, 17:55
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Updated count including week 6 & red button specials...

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013

Total number of episodes - 24 including 1 red button special
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:23
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I didn't realise how many different writers EE have recruited so far this year.Experimental phase perhaps ?
Seems to be a different writer with every episode.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:26
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I didn't realise how many different writers EE have recruited so far this year.Experimental phase perhaps ?
Seems to be a different writer with every episode.
That happens a lot with EE< they like giving new writers the chance to show what they can do.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:59
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I didn't realise how many different writers EE have recruited so far this year.Experimental phase perhaps ?
Seems to be a different writer with every episode.
All of them have written episodes for the show before. EastEnders does have the largest writing team (most of them are freelance).
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Old 11-02-2013, 00:18
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Updated count including week 7 & red button specials...

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013, 11/02/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013, 12/02/2013
Colin Wyatt - 14/02/2013, 15/02/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013

Total number of episodes - 28 including 1 red button special
Total number of writers - 19
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:34
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Updated count including week 8 & red button specials...

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013, 11/02/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013, 12/02/2013
Colin Wyatt - 14/02/2013, 15/02/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013, 18/02/2013

1 episode
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013
Richard Lazarus - 19/02/2013
Christopher Reason - 21/02/2013
Patrick Homes - 22/02/2013

Total number of episodes - 32 including 1 red button special
Total number of writers - 22
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:35
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sharon marshall has an episode in march..
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:41
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sharon marshall has an episode in march..
which ep is she writing?
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:42
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which ep is she writing?
no idea what date she just said its in march and that shirleys in it
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:51
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Updated count including week 9 & red button specials...

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013, 25/02/2013, 26/02/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013, 11/02/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013, 12/02/2013
Colin Wyatt - 14/02/2013, 15/02/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013, 18/02/2013
Christopher Reason - 21/02/2013, 01/03/2013

1 episode
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special)
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013
Richard Lazarus - 19/02/2013
Patrick Homes - 22/02/2013
Paul Mari - 28/02/2013

Total number of episodes - 36 including 1 red button special
Total number of writers - 23
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:47
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Not sure why sharon doesn't get more to write
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:41
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sharon marshall has an episode in march..
Cool. Her episodes are usually good
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:06
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Agreed her eps are really spot on. I think I heard her say shes not been able to write dot yet! Her ep count could do with increasing. She knows how the characters tic and how to please an audience. She understands the chatacters
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:32
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Updated count including week 10 & red button specials...

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013, 25/02/2013, 26/02/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013, 18/02/2013, 05/03/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013, 11/02/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013, 12/02/2013
Colin Wyatt - 14/02/2013, 15/02/2013
Christopher Reason - 21/02/2013, 01/03/2013
Daisy Coulam - 06/03/2013, 07/03/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special), 08/03/2013

1 episode
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013
Richard Lazarus - 19/02/2013
Patrick Homes - 22/02/2013
Paul Mari - 28/02/2013
Fiona Peek - 04/03/2013

Total number of episodes - 41 including 1 red button special
Total number of writers - 25
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:54
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Updated count including week 11 & red button specials...

5 episodes
Peter Mattessi - 11/01/2013, 11/02/2013, 13/03/2013, 14/03/2013, 15/03/2013 (Comic Relief Special)

3 episodes
Pete Lawson - 10/01/2013, 05/02/2013, 07/02/2013
Carey Andrews - 04/01/2013 (part 1), 04/01/2013 (part 2), 08/02/2013
Jesse O'Mahoney - 01/01/2013, 25/02/2013, 26/02/2013
Lauren Klee - 15/01/2013, 18/02/2013, 05/03/2013
Christopher Reason - 21/02/2013, 01/03/2013, 12/03/2013

2 episodes
Jeff Povey - 17/01/2013, 18/01/2013
Simon Ashdown - 21/01/2013, 22/01/2013
Rob Gittins - 31/01/2013, 01/02/2013
Perrie Balthazar - 03/01/2013, 12/02/2013
Colin Wyatt - 14/02/2013, 15/02/2013
Daisy Coulam - 06/03/2013, 07/03/2013
Matt Evans - 11/01/2013 (Dot/Abi 15 minute red button special), 08/03/2013

1 episode
Sally Abbott - 07/01/2013
Paul Matthew Thompson - 08/01/2013
Matthew Barry - 14/01/2013
Lindsay Williams - 24/01/2013
Katie Douglas - 25/01/2013
Kim Revill - 28/01/2013
Paul Quiney - 29/01/2013
Pete McTighe - 04/02/2013
Richard Lazarus - 19/02/2013
Patrick Homes - 22/02/2013
Paul Mari - 28/02/2013
Fiona Peek - 04/03/2013
Michael Begley - 11/03/2013

Total number of episodes - 46 including 2 special episodes
Total number of writers - 26
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