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EastEnders star Shaun Williamson says soap must become box set in bid to survive

When Janine Butcher pushed Barry Evans off a cliff in EastEnders, it really was a cliff-hanger.

But with many viewers now used to binge-watching series, such suspense would be short-lived as they want to devour the next episode straight away.

Now actor Shaun Williamson, who played Barry, says the soap must become a box set show if it’s going to survive.

Shaun, 55, thinks an entire week’s episodes will have to be made available at once, as happens on streaming services like Netflix and

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