Rumours of an extra episode have abounded for years and BBC1 controller Peter Fincham is said to be keen.
A weekend report in the Sun said soap chiefs were planning to ramp up production in a bid to take on ITV1's Coronation Street, which also airs five episodes a week.
A BBC spokesman refused to rule out the move, but said nothing was planned presently.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The BBC has refused to rule out the possibility that EastEnders could run five episodes a week, reports Leigh Holmwood in Media Guardian.