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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 6074, Series 1

Monday February 17 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Whitney is racked with guilt about Kush and plans to put things right, despite Tiffany urging her not to do anything that puts her in danger. Shirley is determined to make Linda face…

Episode 6074, Series 1

Tuesday February 18 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Whitney is racked with guilt about Kush and plans to put things right, despite Tiffany urging her not to do anything that puts her in danger. Shirley is determined to make Linda face…

Episode 6075, Series 1

Tuesday February 18 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Linda struggles at the support session and breaks down afterwards - and soon enough, she is back on the bottle. Bernadette is curious about Karen's lack of concern when the police update…

Episode 6075, Series 1

Wednesday February 19 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Linda struggles at the support session and breaks down afterwards - and soon enough, she is back on the bottle. Bernadette is curious about Karen's lack of concern when the police update…

Episode 6076, Series 1

Wednesday February 19 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Linda is convinced Mick and Shirley are plotting against her, so she sneaks out and confides her fears to Sharon, who urges the troubled landlady to fight for her marriage.

Episode 6076, Series 1

Thursday February 20 at 10:10am

EastEnders

Linda is convinced Mick and Shirley are plotting against her, so she sneaks out and confides her fears to Sharon, who urges the troubled landlady to fight for her marriage.

Episode 6077, Series 1

Thursday February 20 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Callum receives a surprise visitor, Mick and Linda put on a united front, and Bex works out a solution to her problems.

Episode 6077, Series 1

Friday February 21 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Callum receives a surprise visitor, Mick and Linda put on a united front, and Bex works out a solution to her problems.

Episode 6074, Series 1

Sunday February 23 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Whitney is racked with guilt about Kush and plans to put things right, despite Tiffany urging her not to do anything that puts her in danger. Shirley is determined to make Linda face…

Episode 6075, Series 1

Sunday February 23 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Linda struggles at the support session and breaks down afterwards - and soon enough, she is back on the bottle. Bernadette is curious about Karen's lack of concern when the police update…

Episode 6076, Series 1

Sunday February 23 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Linda is convinced Mick and Shirley are plotting against her, so she sneaks out and confides her fears to Sharon, who urges the troubled landlady to fight for her marriage.

Episode 6077, Series 1

Sunday February 23 at 2:00am

EastEnders

Callum receives a surprise visitor, Mick and Linda put on a united front, and Bex works out a solution to her problems.

Episode 6078, Series 1

Monday February 24 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Mick is left distraught at Linda's actions, Jean receives a pleasant surprise, and Whitney opens up to Kush about everything that has happened.

Episode 6078, Series 1

Tuesday February 25 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Mick is left distraught at Linda's actions, Jean receives a pleasant surprise, and Whitney opens up to Kush about everything that has happened.

Episode 6079, Series 1

Tuesday February 25 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Linda has a shocking announcement, Leo is on a mission to get what he needs, and things go from bad to worse for Bobby.

Episode 6079, Series 1

Wednesday February 26 at 10:15am

EastEnders

Linda has a shocking announcement, Leo is on a mission to get what he needs, and things go from bad to worse for Bobby.

Episode 6080, Series 1

Wednesday February 26 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Whitney finds herself in a very dangerous situation, Kathy plays Ian at his own game, and Mick tries his hardest to make Linda see sense.

Episode 6080, Series 1

Thursday February 27 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Whitney finds herself in a very dangerous situation, Kathy plays Ian at his own game, and Mick tries his hardest to make Linda see sense.

Episode 6081, Series 1

Thursday February 27 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

It's the day of the Queen Vic's boat party, but as the punters set sail, the celebrations are thrown into chaos.

Episode 6081, Series 1

Friday February 28 at 10:20am

EastEnders

It's the day of the Queen Vic's boat party, but as the punters set sail, the celebrations are thrown into chaos.

Episode 6078, Series 1

Sunday March 1 at 12:20am

EastEnders

Mick is left distraught at Linda's actions, Jean receives a pleasant surprise, and Whitney opens up to Kush about everything that has happened.

Episode 6079, Series 1

Sunday March 1 at 12:55am

EastEnders

Linda has a shocking announcement, Leo is on a mission to get what he needs, and things go from bad to worse for Bobby.

Episode 6080, Series 1

Sunday March 1 at 1:25am

EastEnders

Whitney finds herself in a very dangerous situation, Kathy plays Ian at his own game, and Mick tries his hardest to make Linda see sense.

Episode 6081, Series 1

Sunday March 1 at 2:00am

EastEnders

It's the day of the Queen Vic's boat party, but as the punters set sail, the celebrations are thrown into chaos.

Episode 6082, Series 1

Monday March 2 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

Ian contemplates reaching out to Bobby, but nothing can prepare him for the news he's about to receive. As the Beales reel from what's happened, Peter returns. Bex struggles with her…

Episode 6082, Series 1

Tuesday March 3 at 10:20am

EastEnders

Ian contemplates reaching out to Bobby, but nothing can prepare him for the news he's about to receive. As the Beales reel from what's happened, Peter returns. Bex struggles with her…

Episode 6083, Series 1

Tuesday March 3 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

With Ben at breaking point and determined to go to any lengths to get what he wants, he takes drastic action leading to the ultimate showdown.

Episode 6083, Series 1

Wednesday March 4 at 10:20am

EastEnders

With Ben at breaking point and determined to go to any lengths to get what he wants, he takes drastic action leading to the ultimate showdown.

Episode 6084, Series 1

Wednesday March 4 at 7:50pm

EastEnders

As chaos ensues, the grave situation for those on board the boat grows worse. Back in Albert Square, the drama continues.

Episode 6084, Series 1

Thursday March 5 at 10:20am

EastEnders

As chaos ensues, the grave situation for those on board the boat grows worse. Back in Albert Square, the drama continues.

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