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BBC soap EastEnders will be broadcast in high definition for the first time on Christmas Day, it has been announced.

Fans of the show will get their first glimpse of Walford in HD in the show's December 25 episode, which is expected to feature more festive drama for the residents of Albert Square.

In order to ensure that the drama's base at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Herts is prepared for the high quality filming format, a series of improvements have been made to sets. Most notably, a new-look Queen Vic will soon be unveiled on screen following the huge fire which engulfed the pub last month.

EastEnders' executive producer Bryan Kirkwood commented: "Christmas Day in Walford is traditionally turkey, tinsel and turmoil for the residents of Albert Square. This year will be even more spectacular with viewers having the opportunity to watch the festive drama unfold in HD for the first time."

Yesterday, it was confirmed that BBC One HD will launch on multiple digital TV platforms on November 3.

EastEnders is to appear on BBC One HD in the run-up to Christmas, but will transmit as upscaled SD material until December 25.
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