Which London soap did you prefer - Family Affairs or EastEnders?

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  1. soapfan

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    I preferred Family Affairs to EastEnders in the West End.

    If Brookside hadn't failed when it did, then it would have outlasted EastEnders in terms of both the 1980s soaps EastEnders and Brookside, and there'd be no Hollyoaks either.

    Also, what with EastEnders having its fictional E20 postcode which eventually became a real life postcode, it would therefore make sense for Hammersmith & Fulham to create a real life postcode (W15) within the W12 postcode area and name the W15 postcode area a real place called "Charnham", just like EastEnders had the fictional "Walford" based on real places Walthamstow and Stratford.
     
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    Easy Peasy lemon squeezy, EastEnders.
     
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    Wasn't the location of Family Affairs changed? Didn't it start by being based in a county outside of London and was later moved to a London borough after a revamp?

    I never watched Family Affairs so this might have been referenced in the show but was Hammersmith and Fulham used to represent the fictional W15 postal district? I would have thought the W14 area would have made more sense as it would be the adjacent area but it is in the Kensington and Chelsea borough rather than Hammersmith and Fulham.
     
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    Yes, and so EastEnders might as well be a reverse clone being based in a county outside of London and renamed "South East Enders" .

    No it wasn't, no more than Newham being used to represent the E20 postal district in the fictional EastEnders, or even Lewisham/Southwark/Greenwich.
     
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