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What time is EastEnders on?

Sometimes moved for big events, EastEnders is usually shown on BBC1 at the following times:
Monday 8pm | Tuesday 7.30pm | Thursday 7.30pm | Friday 8pm.

However, during lockdown EastEnders is only being shown twice a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays (times have varied).

You can also catch-up on the latest EastEnders episodes on BBC iPlayer.

See our TV Guide to make sure you never miss an episode! Or check our TV tonight highlights for an edited list of what to watch on telly this evening.

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We make sure that you’re always fully up to date on any cast changes, plot developments and EastEnders spoilers!

We also create biographies of the soap’s key stars, including Steve McFadden (who plays Phil Mitchell), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) and many more.

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When did EastEnders start?

Ever since ‘Dirty’ Den Watts battered down a door in the opening seconds of the FIRST episode in 1985, EastEnders has been renowned as the grittiest of the British soaps.

The BAFTA award-winning soap centres on the residents of Albert Square in the fictional east London borough of Walford.

Why do people love EastEnders?

Whether they’re throwing down pints in the Queen Vic or slagging each other off at the market stalls, EastEnders has always entertained audiences with memorable characters and dramatic storylines.

Loveable rogues like Alfie Moon, the eternal loser Arthur Fowler, bad boys Grant and Phil Mitchell, psychopathic murderer Steve Owen, and gutsy matriarchs Peggy Mitchell, Pat Butcher and Mo Harris have become cultural icons. Such is the power of the show that actors like Ross Kemp, Letitia Dean, Martine McCutcheon have gone onto become household names. EastEnders is unflinching when it tackles tough issues, whether Sonya Jackson’s adoption, rape (Kathy Beale), drug abuse (Nick Cotton) or mental illness (Arthur’s breakdown).
More recently EastEnders has gripped viewers with Sharon’s torrid affair with Keanu Taylor and the spectacular boat disaster.

Although the families may change, EastEnders continues to push the boundaries and deliver some of the most vivid, original and grimly realistic stories on TV.