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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 5930, Series 1

Tuesday June 18 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Kush struggles with Martin's decision, Karen is on the warpath, and Tina receives some exciting news.

Episode 5931, Series 1

Tuesday June 18 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Kat drops a bombshell leaving Stacey furious, Robbie returns to the Square but he is not alone, and tensions simmer between Phil and Louise.

Episode 5931, Series 1

Wednesday June 19 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Kat drops a bombshell leaving Stacey furious, Robbie returns to the Square but he is not alone, and tensions simmer between Phil and Louise.

Episode 5932, Series 1

Wednesday June 19 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Honey has some difficult news for Billy, Ben is haunted by past memories, and Mick has a plan to cheer up Linda.

Episode 5932, Series 1

Thursday June 20 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Honey has some difficult news for Billy, Ben is haunted by past memories, and Mick has a plan to cheer up Linda.

Episode 5933, Series 1

Thursday June 20 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Callum is left feeling conflicted, Iqra makes a confession to Mariam and Arshad, and Sonia is confused by Robbie's odd behaviour.

Episode 5933, Series 1

Friday June 21 at 9:55am

EastEnders

Callum is left feeling conflicted, Iqra makes a confession to Mariam and Arshad, and Sonia is confused by Robbie's odd behaviour.

Episode 5930, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Kush struggles with Martin's decision, Karen is on the warpath, and Tina receives some exciting news.

Episode 5931, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Kat drops a bombshell leaving Stacey furious, Robbie returns to the Square but he is not alone, and tensions simmer between Phil and Louise.

Episode 5932, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Honey has some difficult news for Billy, Ben is haunted by past memories, and Mick has a plan to cheer up Linda.

Episode 5933, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Callum is left feeling conflicted, Iqra makes a confession to Mariam and Arshad, and Sonia is confused by Robbie's odd behaviour.

Episode 5934, Series 1

Monday June 24 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5934, Series 1

Tuesday June 25 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5935, Series 1

Tuesday June 25 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5935, Series 1

Wednesday June 26 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5936, Series 1

Wednesday June 26 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5936, Series 1

Thursday June 27 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5937, Series 1

Thursday June 27 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5937, Series 1

Friday June 28 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5934, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5935, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5936, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5937, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5938, Series 1

Monday July 1 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5938, Series 1

Tuesday July 2 at 9:45am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5939, Series 1

Tuesday July 2 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5939, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5940, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5940, Series 1

Thursday July 4 at 9:50am

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

Episode 5941, Series 1

Thursday July 4 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Welcome to Walford, E20.

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