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Old 09-02-2013, 00:26
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who are they?
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:28
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Simon Ashdown and Carey Andrews.
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:32
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At present or throughout history?

Present - Matt Evans, Pete Lawson, Simon Ashdown, Carey Andrews, Christopher Reason, Jeff Povey at times.
History - Christopher Reason, Sarah Phelps, Tony McHale, Tony Jordan.
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:34
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Simon Ashdown! Without a shadow of doubt!
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:53
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Simon Ashdown, probably the best writer EE has had
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:00
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Simon Ashdown fo me too... He's one where as soon as you've seen the first 5 mins or so, you know it's one of his.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:07
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Matt Evans and Christopher Reason at present. Simon Ashdown is usually reliable and Carey Andrews sometimes delivers. Sharon Marshall is pretty good. Rebecca Wojciechowski's scripts are usually very funny.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:08
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Simon Ashdown isn't all that consistent though. But when he gets it right, his episodes are very good.
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:58
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Well Christopher Reason wrote what is still my all time favourite Eastenders episodes - Ricky and Bianca's wedding - so I've got to say him. That episode was fantastic. We had a rare - very rare - instance of Grant and Phil being likeable and funny 'I think I've just seen one of Nigel's girlfriends grazing over there' 'Careful Phil, you were almost funny there', we had the whole community coming together, something which none of the soaps appear to bother with now, and a plot that the Coronation Street writers of the seventies - it's high water mark for me - would be immensely proud; 'Does anybody remember getting on a boat?'
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:00
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They are all rubbish as evidenced by the cheap, trashy, inconsistent, unbelievable, badly thought out and pathetic storylines.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:03
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They are all rubbish as evidenced by the cheap, trashy, inconsistent, unbelievable, badly thought out and pathetic storylines.
The Scriptwriters don't come up with the Storylines (bar Simon Ashdown), they follow their given brief.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:04
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They are all rubbish as evidenced by the cheap, trashy, inconsistent, unbelievable, badly thought out and pathetic storylines.
Are you a man or a woman? If you were EP would you sack all of the writers including Simon Ashdown, Carey Andrews, Pete Lawson and Sharon Marshall? Did you think Tony Jordan was a good writer?
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:07
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The Scriptwriters don't come up with the Storylines (bar Simon Ashdown), they follow their given brief.
Exactly. All they do is Write. For Example Thursday was written by Pete Lawson and Fridays episode was written by Carey Andrews. So both writers tend to show different styles.

Chris Reason has been with EastEnders for years. He wrote Kathy's first exit back in the late 90's

Rob gittins has been there since 1986
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:15
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Well Christopher Reason wrote what is still my all time favourite Eastenders episodes - Ricky and Bianca's wedding - so I've got to say him. That episode was fantastic. We had a rare - very rare - instance of Grant and Phil being likeable and funny 'I think I've just seen one of Nigel's girlfriends grazing over there' 'Careful Phil, you were almost funny there', we had the whole community coming together, something which none of the soaps appear to bother with now, and a plot that the Coronation Street writers of the seventies - it's high water mark for me - would be immensely proud; 'Does anybody remember getting on a boat?'
Christopher Reason is brilliant. One of his best episodes was Ethel's funeral and the arrival of the Slater's imo.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:15
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Are you a man or a woman? If you were EP would you sack all of the writers including Simon Ashdown, Carey Andrews, Pete Lawson and Sharon Marshall? Did you think Tony Jordan was a good writer?
Well without being rude, if I say "They are all rubbish" where do you get confused as to whether I think Tony Jordan is a good writer or not ? Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy our little interaction on here and I look forward to your comments but we shall be here all day if I have to explain something that is already perfectly clear each time I post. Who are your favourite writers ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 21:52
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Well without being rude, if I say "They are all rubbish" where do you get confused as to whether I think Tony Jordan is a good writer or not ? Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy our little interaction on here and I look forward to your comments but we shall be here all day if I have to explain something that is already perfectly clear each time I post. Who are your favourite writers ?
I like Simon Ashdown, Pete Lawson, Carey Andrews, Sharon Marshall, Christopher Reason, Jeff Povey, Sarah Phelps and Tony Jordan
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Old 09-02-2013, 21:59
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I like Simon Ashdown, Pete Lawson, Carey Andrews, Sharon Marshall, Christopher Reason, Jeff Povey, Sarah Phelps and Tony Jordan
Okay. Can you remember any specific stories they came up with ? What do you think makes good writing ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:03
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Simon Ashdown
Daran little
Jessie ( I can't remember their surname)
Sharon Marshall
Christopher Reason because he gives Tracey lines
Emer Kennys episode was good
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:16
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What story plots has Simon Ashdown written?
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:19
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What story plots has Simon Ashdown written?
The Christmas episode, Danielle's death, Lexi being taken away by social services, Billie's death, Whitney's abuse, Who killed Archie, Stacey's bi-polar,Stax reveal.
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:23
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Okay. Can you remember any specific stories they came up with ? What do you think makes good writing ?
Well the writers don't make up storylines. A good writer needs experience of writing. Eastenders has a quote a few good writers.
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:27
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Well the writers don't make up storylines.
This. The producers do. The writers job is to carry out the ideas of the producers in the form of a script.
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:34
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Well the writers don't make up storylines. A good writer needs experience of writing. Eastenders has a quote a few good writers.
So are you saying that EE writers aren't experienced writers
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:11
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Sharon Marshall understands the soap industry and is a viewer as well so she has our kind of expectations in her scripts as well as linking to the past

Simon Ashdown will always write the big episodes

Sarah Phelps even though she left will always be my favourite writer
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:43
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Well the writers don't make up storylines. A good writer needs experience of writing. Eastenders has a quote a few good writers.
Some of the writers do contribute to the storylines. The "core" writing team meets up with the producers and storyline department every so often to devise plots.

I think there are 10/12 core writers and this includes people like Simon Ashdown, Jeff Povey, Carey Andrews etc.

The core writers also are commissioned to write a certain amount of episodes each year.

Others writers like Sharon Marshall are hired on a freelance basis.and bid to write episodes.
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