EastEnders to celebrate 30th anniversary with week of live episodes

'EastEnders' will air a week of live episodes to celebrate the soap's 30th anniversary, concluding with the revelation of Lucy Beale's killer

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Hetti Bywater

Lucy Beale, played by Hetti Bywater

'EastEnders' bosses will reveal the identity of Lucy Beale's killer during a live episode to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

The BBC One show first aired on 19 February, 1985 and to celebrate 30 years on air, 'EastEnders' has announced there will be a week of live episodes, starting from 16 February, 2015. The excitement doesn't stop there though, as the live episodes will conclude with the revelation of who murdered Lucy Beale (played by Hetti Bywater), who was dramatically killed in April.

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: "BBC One will bring the nation together to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders by going live across the anniversary week. Next February will mark a massive event on the channel by creating the ultimate 'doof doof' and finally reveal who killed Lucy Beale."

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, also added: "'Live week' allows us to keep loads of secrets from the cast, crew and the audience until the very last minute.

"With shocking reveals and un-guessable twists it's going to be a week that will change Albert Square forever."

This isn't the first time 'EastEnders' has attempted to 'go live' for the show. In 2010 the cast celebrated the soap's 25th anniversary with a live episode and during the 2012 London Olympics the cast and crew shot several live segments.

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