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Set in London’s East End, multi award-winning EastEnders charts the emotional highs and dramatic lows of life in the close-knit community of Albert Square, in the fictional borough of Walford. Renowned for its brave writing, challenging storylines and powerful performances, this gritty drama has established itself as a British cultural icon, reflecting the complexity and diversity of UK society over an impressive lifespan.

Classic characters old and new across thousands of episodes have shared a drink in The Queen Vic, shed tears of despair or joy, sat on Arthur's bench in the Square... and at some point or other they probably crossed paths with Ian Beale.

EastEnders facts

If you sat down and watched every episode of EastEnders back to back, it would take around 140 days!

All the pain used on EastEnders during 30 years could fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Ian Beale is the longest serving EastEnders character, featuring in the very first episode.

Pat Evans was Walford's most married female. (Pete Beale, Brian Wicks, Frank Butcher and Roy Evans)

The name Walford is a mix of Walthamstow and Stratford - the areas of Greater London where creators Julia Smith and Tony Holland were born.

The Christmas Day 1986 episode of EastEnders remains the highest rated episode of any soap in UK television history, with 30.15 million viewers.

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Episode 6281, Series 1

Sunday June 20 at 12:20am

EastEnders

There's an incident at the gym when Linda pushes herself too hard. Iqra supports Mila as she stands up for what she believes, and Kheerat must make a change to keep on Ben's good side…

Episode 6282, Series 1

Sunday June 20 at 12:40am

EastEnders

Sharon is shocked to hear Linda's secret, Jean convinces Mo to take a chance, and Ben agrees to help Kheerat and his family.

Episode 6283, Series 1

Sunday June 20 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Mo's big revelation leaves Jean shocked, Phil is touched to be invited to a special event for Bert and Ernie, and Iqra's good deed backfires leaving her guilt-ridden.

Episode 6284, Series 1

Sunday June 20 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Callum's work leaves Ben feeling uneasy, and Kat finds herself in a frightening situation.

Episode 6285, Series 1

Monday June 21 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Callum's attempt to prove himself ends in ruin, Ruby goes head to head with Lily, and Rainie and Vi clash as Phil makes Kat an unexpected offer.

Episode 6285, Series 1

Tuesday June 22 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Callum's attempt to prove himself ends in ruin, Ruby goes head to head with Lily, and Rainie and Vi clash as Phil makes Kat an unexpected offer.

Episode 6286, Series 1

Tuesday June 22 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Callum can't open up to Ben, Kat comes up with a business idea, and Vi meddles in the Highway marriage.

Episode 6286, Series 1

Wednesday June 23 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Callum can't open up to Ben, Kat comes up with a business idea, and Vi meddles in the Highway marriage.

Episode 6287, Series 1

Wednesday June 23 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Lola is worried when Isaac tells a lie, Callum confides in the wrong person, Bernie starts to feel the pressure, and Linda knows that the truth will soon be out.

Episode 6287, Series 1

Thursday June 24 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Lola is worried when Isaac tells a lie, Callum confides in the wrong person, Bernie starts to feel the pressure, and Linda knows that the truth will soon be out.

Episode 6288, Series 1

Thursday June 24 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Jack has bad news for Stuart and Rainie. Bobby impresses Dana with Zack's help, Isaac's suspicion firmly takes hold, and Callum digs himself deeper as Ben makes a discovery.

Episode 6288, Series 1

Friday June 25 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Jack has bad news for Stuart and Rainie. Bobby impresses Dana with Zack's help, Isaac's suspicion firmly takes hold, and Callum digs himself deeper as Ben makes a discovery.

Episode 6285, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Callum's attempt to prove himself ends in ruin, Ruby goes head to head with Lily, and Rainie and Vi clash as Phil makes Kat an unexpected offer.

Episode 6286, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 12:40am

EastEnders

Callum can't open up to Ben, Kat comes up with a business idea, and Vi meddles in the Highway marriage.

Episode 6287, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Lola is worried when Isaac tells a lie, Callum confides in the wrong person, Bernie starts to feel the pressure, and Linda knows that the truth will soon be out.

Episode 6288, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Jack has bad news for Stuart and Rainie. Bobby impresses Dana with Zack's help, Isaac's suspicion firmly takes hold, and Callum digs himself deeper as Ben makes a discovery.

Episode 6289, Series 1

Monday June 28 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6289, Series 1

Tuesday June 29 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6290, Series 1

Tuesday June 29 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6290, Series 1

Wednesday June 30 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6291, Series 1

Wednesday June 30 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6291, Series 1

Thursday July 1 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6292, Series 1

Thursday July 1 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6292, Series 1

Friday July 2 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6289, Series 1

Sunday July 4 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Episode 6290, Series 1

Sunday July 4 at 12:40am

EastEnders

Episode 6291, Series 1

Sunday July 4 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Episode 6292, Series 1

Sunday July 4 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Episode 6293, Series 1

Monday July 5 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6293, Series 1

Tuesday July 6 at 8:50am

EastEnders
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