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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 6059, Series 1

Wednesday January 22 at 10:15am

EastEnders

Billy makes an alarming discovery, Whitney makes a risky decision, and Keegan and Vinny strike up a friendship.

Episode 6060, Series 1

Wednesday January 22 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Vinny grows irate, Whitney is frustrated by Jack's advice, and Billy's worst fears are confirmed.

Episode 6060, Series 1

Thursday January 23 at 10:15am

EastEnders

Vinny grows irate, Whitney is frustrated by Jack's advice, and Billy's worst fears are confirmed.

Episode 6061, Series 1

Thursday January 23 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Louise makes a shocking confession, Linda is forced to face the consequences of her actions, and Leo is furious when Kat scuppers his plan.

Episode 6061, Series 1

Friday January 24 at 10:15am

EastEnders

Louise makes a shocking confession, Linda is forced to face the consequences of her actions, and Leo is furious when Kat scuppers his plan.

Episode 6058, Series 1

Sunday January 26 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Chantelle tries to stay in control, Karen has some home truths for Honey, and Kush issues Leo a warning.

Episode 6059, Series 1

Sunday January 26 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Billy makes an alarming discovery, Whitney makes a risky decision, and Keegan and Vinny strike up a friendship.

Episode 6060, Series 1

Sunday January 26 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Vinny grows irate, Whitney is frustrated by Jack's advice, and Billy's worst fears are confirmed.

Episode 6061, Series 1

Sunday January 26 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Louise makes a shocking confession, Linda is forced to face the consequences of her actions, and Leo is furious when Kat scuppers his plan.

Episode 6062, Series 1

Monday January 27 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Phil takes charge of the situation, the Carters receive some exciting news, and Sonia finds herself in an impossible situation.

Episode 6062, Series 1

Tuesday January 28 at 10:15am

EastEnders

Phil takes charge of the situation, the Carters receive some exciting news, and Sonia finds herself in an impossible situation.

Episode 6063, Series 1

Tuesday January 28 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Phil and Ben resort to desperate lengths, Honey opens up to Billy, and Sharon receives support from an unlikely source.

Episode 6063, Series 1

Wednesday January 29 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Phil and Ben resort to desperate lengths, Honey opens up to Billy, and Sharon receives support from an unlikely source.

Episode 6064, Series 1

Wednesday January 29 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Jean and Daniel are the happiest they've ever been, Dotty is left humiliated, and Honey makes a big decision.

Episode 6064, Series 1

Thursday January 30 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Jean and Daniel are the happiest they've ever been, Dotty is left humiliated, and Honey makes a big decision.

Episode 6065, Series 1

Thursday January 30 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Linda tries her best to makes amends, Sharon makes an interesting discovery, and Sonia struggles with the pressure of her secret.

Episode 6065, Series 1

Friday January 31 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Linda tries her best to makes amends, Sharon makes an interesting discovery, and Sonia struggles with the pressure of her secret.

Episode 6062, Series 1

Sunday February 2 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Phil takes charge of the situation, the Carters receive some exciting news, and Sonia finds herself in an impossible situation.

Episode 6063, Series 1

Sunday February 2 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Phil and Ben resort to desperate lengths, Honey opens up to Billy, and Sharon receives support from an unlikely source.

Episode 6064, Series 1

Sunday February 2 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Jean and Daniel are the happiest they've ever been, Dotty is left humiliated, and Honey makes a big decision.

Episode 6065, Series 1

Sunday February 2 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Linda tries her best to makes amends, Sharon makes an interesting discovery, and Sonia struggles with the pressure of her secret.

Episode 6066, Series 1

Monday February 3 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Mick resorts to desperate lengths to help Linda, Lisa makes an important decision, and Martin makes a worrying discovery.

Episode 6066, Series 1

Tuesday February 4 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Mick resorts to desperate lengths to help Linda, Lisa makes an important decision, and Martin makes a worrying discovery.

Episode 6067, Series 1

Tuesday February 4 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Linda's problems become apparent to everyone, Patrick receives some unexpected news, and Bex issues Dotty a home truth.

Episode 6067, Series 1

Wednesday February 5 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Linda's problems become apparent to everyone, Patrick receives some unexpected news, and Bex issues Dotty a home truth.

Episode 6068, Series 1

Wednesday February 5 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Sonia takes matters into her own hands, Phil puts his plan into action, and Sharon makes an unlikely ally.

Episode 6068, Series 1

Thursday February 6 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Sonia takes matters into her own hands, Phil puts his plan into action, and Sharon makes an unlikely ally.

Episode 6069, Series 1

Thursday February 6 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Episode 6069, Series 1

Friday February 7 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Episode 6066, Series 1

Sunday February 9 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Mick resorts to desperate lengths to help Linda, Lisa makes an important decision, and Martin makes a worrying discovery.

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