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Thursday, 17 February, 2000, 09:02 GMT
Vintage Albert Square

As BBC soap EastEnders celebrates its 15th anniversary, we look back at a few of the show's more memorable faces.




Happier times for long-suffering lady of the laundrette Pauline Fowler and "her Arthur".




But poor old Arthur went down the slippery slope after 'borrowing' the Christmas Club money.




Fruit and veg man Pete Beale with his second wife "Kaff", his battleaxe of a mother, Lou, and a young and innocent Ian Beale.




Money-grabbing Ian went on to marry Cindy - who grew to despise him so much that she hired a hitman to get shot of him.




Cindy then turned to Albert Square sleaze-ball David Wicks, who left her in jail on a murder charge.




Den and Angie Watts, with their adopted daughter Sharon - or "Princess" as she was affectionately known around their pub, the Queen Vic.




Sharon went on to marry the macho Mitchell hulk Grant, but wasn't averse to his brother Phil either.




Grant then married barmaid Tiffany, but got to know his mother-in-law rather too well.




Meanwhile his mother Peggy Mitchell found love with old charmer Frank Butcher.




Impulsive Sanjay got himself into hot water - unable to choose between his feisty wife Gita and her classy sister Meena.




Nice-but-dim Ricky Butcher married his childhood sweetheart Samantha Mitchell...




...and then firecracker Bianca, who left him for a fashion course in Manchester.




Fashion flop Nigel Bates was a favourite amongst mothers everywhere.




The square's gossip queen Dot Cotton...




...who didn't have much luck with her jailbird son, Nick.

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