No, not the rubbish Soap Opera, but the real Eastenders.
For Christmas 2013, my son bought me the book of the making of "Call the midwife" which he knew was my favourite TV series (possibly of all time!). I loved the way that the TV producer Heidi Thomas explained how they had made the series - with all that it entailed. It sparked something off inside me and on our next trip to London, I decided that we would stay in the East End and explore what was left of this fascinating area. I then bought all four books written by Jenny Worth who's memoirs the series is based on. I devoured these books as they are so well written. I think it was so sad that she died before the series was finally finished and she never saw an episode.
I have also discovered a couple of blogs that explore the history of the Isle of Dogs and surrounding area that make me want to explore even more! I think one of the fascinations for me is that the whole area has changed (in many places beyond recognition) both structurally and socially - in my lifetime. I've added the blogs to the bottom of mine if you want to take a look.
This little pile of books and fascinating subject is helping me get through the longer dark evenings which I am pleased to note are lengthening noticeably!