Menu

ABOUT THE SHOW

Welcome to Watford

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.

Next on...

Episode 6340, Series 1

Friday September 24 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Linda panics that she has been found out when Jack makes a revelation.

Episode 6337, Series 1

Sunday September 26 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Kat realises she needs to tell her son the truth.

Episode 6338, Series 1

Sunday September 26 at 12:45am

EastEnders

Kat makes a big decision and vows to help Scarlett.

Episode 6339, Series 1

Sunday September 26 at 1:05am

EastEnders

Shirley and Jean team up to make some cash in a less than legal way.

Episode 6340, Series 1

Sunday September 26 at 1:30am

EastEnders

Linda panics that she has been found out when Jack makes a revelation.

Episode 6341, Series 1

Monday September 27 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

There's a panic as a fire breaks out at the Mitchell's, with people trapped inside.

Episode 6341, Series 1

Tuesday September 28 at 8:50am

EastEnders

There's a panic as a fire breaks out at the Mitchell's, with people trapped inside.

Episode 6342, Series 1

Tuesday September 28 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Martin's discovery about his wife leaves him shocked. Shirley comes clean to Mick.

Episode 6342, Series 1

Wednesday September 29 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Martin's discovery about his wife leaves him shocked. Shirley comes clean to Mick.

Episode 6343, Series 1

Wednesday September 29 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Jean is under pressure as she's pushed to reveal everything.

Episode 6343, Series 1

Thursday September 30 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Jean is under pressure as she's pushed to reveal everything.

Episode 6344, Series 1

Thursday September 30 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Sonia gets more than she bargained for at the gym. Dotty and Tiffany come to blows.

Episode 6344, Series 1

Friday October 1 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Sonia gets more than she bargained for at the gym. Dotty and Tiffany come to blows.

Episode 6341, Series 1

Sunday October 3 at 12:40am

EastEnders

There's a panic as a fire breaks out at the Mitchell's, with people trapped inside.

Episode 6342, Series 1

Sunday October 3 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Martin's discovery about his wife leaves him shocked. Shirley comes clean to Mick.

Episode 6343, Series 1

Sunday October 3 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Jean is under pressure as she's pushed to reveal everything.

Episode 6344, Series 1

Sunday October 3 at 1:40am

EastEnders

Sonia gets more than she bargained for at the gym. Dotty and Tiffany come to blows.

Episode 6345, Series 1

Monday October 4 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Mick gives Rainie a taste of her own medicine and Martin gets a huge reality check.

Episode 6345, Series 1

Tuesday October 5 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Mick gives Rainie a taste of her own medicine and Martin gets a huge reality check.

Episode 6346, Series 1

Tuesday October 5 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Sheree is determined that Lola stay away from Isaac and the Carters make a big decision.

Episode 6346, Series 1

Wednesday October 6 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Sheree is determined that Lola stay away from Isaac and the Carters make a big decision.

Episode 6347, Series 1

Wednesday October 6 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Bobby and Dana face a huge test to their relationship and Zack lends hand to a friend.

Episode 6347, Series 1

Thursday October 7 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Bobby and Dana face a huge test to their relationship and Zack lends hand to a friend.

Episode 6348, Series 1

Thursday October 7 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Sheree's plans a backfire significantly. Harvey is determined to break up Dana and Bobby.

Episode 6348, Series 1

Friday October 8 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Sheree's plans a backfire significantly. Harvey is determined to break up Dana and Bobby.

Episode 6345, Series 1

Sunday October 10 at 1:30am

EastEnders

Mick gives Rainie a taste of her own medicine and Martin gets a huge reality check.

Episode 6346, Series 1

Sunday October 10 at 1:50am

EastEnders

Sheree is determined that Lola stay away from Isaac and the Carters make a big decision.

Episode 6347, Series 1

Sunday October 10 at 2:10am

EastEnders

Bobby and Dana face a huge test to their relationship and Zack lends hand to a friend.

Episode 6348, Series 1

Sunday October 10 at 2:30am

EastEnders

Sheree's plans a backfire significantly. Harvey is determined to break up Dana and Bobby.

Episode 6349, Series 1

Monday October 11 at 9:00pm

EastEnders
BBC UKTV

If you love Great British Entertainment, you'll love UKTV.

What's on now

Get it on...

Australian audiences have access to five BBC TV channels: BBC First, BBC Knowledge, UKTV, CBeebies and World News.

Newsletter Sign Up