EastEnders 'not realistic' view

EastEnders is not a realistic portrayal of working-class life in today's East End, the BBC's soap boss has admitted.

John Yorke said the flagship BBC1 drama, which sparked controversy with a baby swap storyline, contained an "emotional truthfulness".

He told the Radio Times: "EastEnders' East End and its version of working-class life are very stylised."

He went on "It's not realistic in that respect, but you look for an emotional truthfulness."

The BBC's controller of drama production admitted that the BBC1 soap "may be significantly white compared with the real East End".

But he added: "It's considerably more multicultural than it was even five years ago and is easily the most multicultural show on telly now."

source - msn

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