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EastEnders' 25th anniversary marked by exhibition

Arthur Fowler's bench
Arthur Fowler's bench will be among the exhibits

Some of the most famous props from Albert Square are to go on display to mark EastEnders' 25th anniversary.

For two days in February, the BBC will hold an exhibition of costumes, gravestones and notorious murder weapons at The Tramshed in east London.

The free event will take place on 5 and 6 February as part of the build-up to the show's anniversary episode, which will be aired live on 19 February.

Tickets will be allocated by ballot via the BBC audience website.

The show's executive producer, Diederick Santer, said: "EastEnders has been the BBC's most popular show for a quarter of a century.

"We're really excited to be giving fans the chance to come and remind themselves of their favourite dramatic endings through seeing some of the props and costumes from the show's biggest storylines."

Following the exhibition in London, a selection of the props and costumes will go on to be displayed at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

The live 30-minute episode will crown a week of special shows to celebrate Albert Square's birthday.

It will be broadcast from the BBC's Elstree studios on Friday, 19 February at 2000 GMT.

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