When Eastenders swapped Walford for Norfolk
In August 1998, the cast of Eastenders swapped Albert Square in Walford for the Norfolk Broads.
Leaving behind the Queen Vic, Gianni, Beppe and Teresa di Marco, along with Mathew Rose, Simon Raymond, Chris Clark and Mary from the pub made The Ferry Inn at Horning their new watering hole.
Producers promised viewers a holiday plot line which would be 'at least as good as the Mitchells in Paris or Ian Beale in Italy'.
But the storyline, which featured sex, crime, romance and tragedy proved controversial for some viewers who where worried the plot gave the wrong impression of the Broads.
Viewers flooded the phone lines of Radio Norfolk to comment of the depiction of the waterways including the moment Teresa di Marco hurled a frying pan into the water. A scene which prompted a Broad's Authority spokesperson to issue the advice: 'We would not recommend people throwing things into the water, but I think the act of throwing a frying pan came over as a stupid act done for effect.'
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