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EastEnders Scriptwriter

EastEnders Scriptwriter
EastEnders Scriptwriter

A Flash e-card application, commissioned by the EastEnders website and which appeared in the Fun and Games section for around four years from 2002. It allowed users to choose two characters from the soap, dress them and put them in one of the EastEnders locations before writing a scene of dialogue in speech bubbles. They could also change the facial expressions and the size of the shots, before sending the completed scene to a friend.

The dramatis personae was updated several times to reflect changes to the cast of this popular BBC One soap.

Starting from a much simpler concept first developed for the Welsh language soap, Pobol y Cwm, Viv’s contribution revolutionised the concept, adding the feeling of a linear piece of film and allowing much more freedom for the user’s self-expression.

The graphic artist was Glen Viljoen and the developer John Kellett.