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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 6353, Series 1

Monday October 18 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Suki uses her authority to get revenge on Honey, and Martin is forced to take a new job.

Episode 6353, Series 1

Tuesday October 19 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Suki uses her authority to get revenge on Honey, and Martin is forced to take a new job.

Episode 6354, Series 1

Tuesday October 19 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Dotty is left shocked by an unwanted reveller, and Zack pulls a prank that ends badly.

Episode 6354, Series 1

Wednesday October 20 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Dotty is left shocked by an unwanted reveller, and Zack pulls a prank that ends badly.

Episode 6355, Series 1

Wednesday October 20 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Bernie starts to worry about Rainie's behaviour, and Bobby has an idea to help Martin.

Episode 6355, Series 1

Thursday October 21 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Bernie starts to worry about Rainie's behaviour, and Bobby has an idea to help Martin.

Episode 6356, Series 1

Thursday October 21 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Dotty's frustrations increase as her mum comes under fire once more.

Episode 6356, Series 1

Friday October 22 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Dotty's frustrations increase as her mum comes under fire once more.

Episode 6353, Series 1

Sunday October 24 at 1:30am

EastEnders

Suki uses her authority to get revenge on Honey, and Martin is forced to take a new job.

Episode 6354, Series 1

Sunday October 24 at 1:50am

EastEnders

Dotty is left shocked by an unwanted reveller, and Zack pulls a prank that ends badly.

Episode 6355, Series 1

Sunday October 24 at 2:10am

EastEnders

Bernie starts to worry about Rainie's behaviour, and Bobby has an idea to help Martin.

Episode 6356, Series 1

Sunday October 24 at 2:30am

EastEnders

Dotty's frustrations increase as her mum comes under fire once more.

Episode 6357, Series 1

Monday October 25 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Kim is thrown when someone from her past comes back to haunt her.

Episode 6357, Series 1

Tuesday October 26 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Kim is thrown when someone from her past comes back to haunt her.

Episode 6358, Series 1

Tuesday October 26 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Janine tries to win Scarlett's affection by helping with her school project.

Episode 6358, Series 1

Wednesday October 27 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Janine tries to win Scarlett's affection by helping with her school project.

Episode 6359, Series 1

Wednesday October 27 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Kat reaches a boiling point with Janine.

Episode 6359, Series 1

Thursday October 28 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Kat reaches a boiling point with Janine.

Episode 6360, Series 1

Thursday October 28 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Chelsea and Whitney form an unlikely bond and Billy offers to help Janine out.

Episode 6360, Series 1

Friday October 29 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Chelsea and Whitney form an unlikely bond and Billy offers to help Janine out.

Episode 6357, Series 1

Sunday October 31 at 1:35am

EastEnders

Kim is thrown when someone from her past comes back to haunt her.

Episode 6358, Series 1

Sunday October 31 at 1:55am

EastEnders

Janine tries to win Scarlett's affection by helping with her school project.

Episode 6359, Series 1

Sunday October 31 at 2:15am

EastEnders

Kat reaches a boiling point with Janine.

Episode 6360, Series 1

Sunday October 31 at 2:35am

EastEnders

Chelsea and Whitney form an unlikely bond and Billy offers to help Janine out.

Episode 6361, Series 1

Monday November 1 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6361, Series 1

Tuesday November 2 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6362, Series 1

Tuesday November 2 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6362, Series 1

Wednesday November 3 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6363, Series 1

Wednesday November 3 at 9:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6363, Series 1

Thursday November 4 at 9:50am

EastEnders
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