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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 6305, Series 1

Monday July 26 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Isaac struggles with his condition, Nancy receives a shock and Ash is devastated.

Episode 6305, Series 1

Tuesday July 27 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Isaac struggles with his condition, Nancy receives a shock and Ash is devastated.

Episode 6306, Series 1

Tuesday July 27 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Isaac's condition reaches a boiling point and Peter is upset at the turn of events with Ash.

Episode 6306, Series 1

Wednesday July 28 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Isaac's condition reaches a boiling point and Peter is upset at the turn of events with Ash.

Episode 6307, Series 1

Wednesday July 28 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Isaac is incarcerated at the hospital leaving everyone concerned and furious while Gray embarrasses himself at this own work function.

Episode 6307, Series 1

Thursday July 29 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Isaac is incarcerated at the hospital leaving everyone concerned and furious while Gray embarrasses himself at this own work function.

Episode 6308, Series 1

Thursday July 29 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Rocky and Billy stand off at the stall, Gray takes matters into his own hands and Isaac makes a decision.

Episode 6308, Series 1

Friday July 30 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Rocky and Billy stand off at the stall, Gray takes matters into his own hands and Isaac makes a decision.

Episode 6305, Series 1

Sunday August 1 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Isaac struggles with his condition, Nancy receives a shock and Ash is devastated.

Episode 6306, Series 1

Sunday August 1 at 12:40am

EastEnders

Isaac's condition reaches a boiling point and Peter is upset at the turn of events with Ash.

Episode 6307, Series 1

Sunday August 1 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Isaac is incarcerated at the hospital leaving everyone concerned and furious while Gray embarrasses himself at this own work function.

Episode 6308, Series 1

Sunday August 1 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Rocky and Billy stand off at the stall, Gray takes matters into his own hands and Isaac makes a decision.

Episode 6309, Series 1

Monday August 2 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Callum becomes desperate when Ben refuses to listen to his pleas.

Episode 6309, Series 1

Tuesday August 3 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Callum becomes desperate when Ben refuses to listen to his pleas.

Episode 6310, Series 1

Tuesday August 3 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

The Panesars try to stick together for Jag's funeral., and Callum fears for Ben.

Episode 6310, Series 1

Wednesday August 4 at 8:50am

EastEnders

The Panesars try to stick together for Jag's funeral., and Callum fears for Ben.

Episode 6311, Series 1

Wednesday August 4 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Bobby gets a surprise and wonders if Dana has been honest.

Episode 6311, Series 1

Thursday August 5 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Bobby gets a surprise and wonders if Dana has been honest.

Episode 6312, Series 1

Thursday August 5 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Tiffany's actions backfire and she is left mortified.

Episode 6312, Series 1

Friday August 6 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Tiffany's actions backfire and she is left mortified.

Episode 6309, Series 1

Sunday August 8 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Callum becomes desperate when Ben refuses to listen to his pleas.

Episode 6310, Series 1

Sunday August 8 at 12:40am

EastEnders

The Panesars try to stick together for Jag's funeral., and Callum fears for Ben.

Episode 6311, Series 1

Sunday August 8 at 1:00am

EastEnders

Bobby gets a surprise and wonders if Dana has been honest.

Episode 6312, Series 1

Sunday August 8 at 1:20am

EastEnders

Tiffany's actions backfire and she is left mortified.

Episode 6313, Series 1

Monday August 9 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6313, Series 1

Tuesday August 10 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6314, Series 1

Tuesday August 10 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6314, Series 1

Wednesday August 11 at 8:50am

EastEnders

Episode 6315, Series 1

Wednesday August 11 at 8:00pm

EastEnders

Episode 6315, Series 1

Thursday August 12 at 8:50am

EastEnders
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