I remember watching the very first episode of  BBC Eastenders 3 decades ago, a time when we would rush home to watch the few Black characters on TV. I think it’s great that EastEnders have found a way to reflect modern day UK in a time when so many of us are finding ways to voice anti-racism.

The Mural will be a permanent backdrop in future episodes for years to come.

Ian Beales House, Bridge Street, Walford, East London, E20