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'EastEnders Live' by Numbers

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'EastEnders Live' by Numbers
Ahead of tonight's eagerly-anticipated live edition of EastEnders, Digital Spy takes a numerical behind-the-scenes look at the how manys, how longs and how fars of the BBC soap's anniversary episode.

3 The number of golf buggies that will be used to transport cast from one set to another. Also the number of full rehearsal days.

400 The number of camera shots that will air during the 30-minute live broadcast.

365 The number of days ago that EastEnders boss Diederick Santer came up with the 'Who Killed Archie?' storyline.

10 The number of official suspects in the 'Who Killed Archie?' whodunnit.

2 The number of outside broadcast trucks hired to remotely direct and monitor the episode. Also the number of dress rehearsals that have taken place in the run-up to this evening's main event.

13 The number of make-up artists hired for the evening.

9 The number of months the 'Who Killed Archie?' story arc took to plan.

16 The number of 'props people' used in the episode.

1 The number of read-throughs of the entire episode.

7,500 The number of metres of cable used to link all the technical equipment together.

36 The number of camera operators being used for the live episode. A standard screening of EastEnders uses only four.

12 The number of dressers used in the episode.

51 The number of cast taking part in the live broadcast.

30 The number of minutes before the live episode begins that the actor playing Archie's killer will be told about their sin.

131 The minimum number of seconds an actor has to move from one set to another.

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