The University Nottingham have produced a series of videos, one for each element of the periodic table. They are all around 2 minutes long and tell you a little about the element. There's also a bit of entertaining blowing things up old style type chemistry going on in them such as in this Sodium video.
Here's the link to the full set so that you can view at your lesiure.
Now that's more entertaining that Eastenders, isn't it.