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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.

Next on...

Episode 6007, Series 1

Wednesday October 23 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6008, Series 1

Wednesday October 23 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6008, Series 1

Thursday October 24 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6009, Series 1

Thursday October 24 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6009, Series 1

Friday October 25 at 10:10am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6006, Series 1

Sunday October 27 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6007, Series 1

Sunday October 27 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6008, Series 1

Sunday October 27 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6009, Series 1

Sunday October 27 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6010, Series 1

Monday October 28 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6010, Series 1

Tuesday October 29 at 10:10am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6011, Series 1

Tuesday October 29 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6011, Series 1

Wednesday October 30 at 10:00am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6012, Series 1

Wednesday October 30 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6012, Series 1

Thursday October 31 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6013, Series 1

Thursday October 31 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6013, Series 1

Friday November 1 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6010, Series 1

Sunday November 3 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6011, Series 1

Sunday November 3 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6012, Series 1

Sunday November 3 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6013, Series 1

Sunday November 3 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6014, Series 1

Monday November 4 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6014, Series 1

Tuesday November 5 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6015, Series 1

Tuesday November 5 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6015, Series 1

Wednesday November 6 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6016, Series 1

Wednesday November 6 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6016, Series 1

Thursday November 7 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6017, Series 1

Thursday November 7 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6017, Series 1

Friday November 8 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 6014, Series 1

Sunday November 10 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

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