EastEnders

OVERVIEW | EPISODE GUIDE

Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 19.February.1985
Status: Running

Set in the East End of London, the show focuses on the tensions between love and family with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedies. And there's plenty of funny moments too.

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.

CAST:
Peggy Mitchell - Barbara Windsor
Zoe Slater - Michelle Ryan
Mick Carter - Danny Dyer
Lee Carter - Danny-Boy Hatchard
Libby Fox - Belinda Owusu
Babe Smith - Annette Badland
Linda Carter - Kellie Bright
Ryan Malloy - Neil McDermott
Sharon Mitchell - Letitia Dean
Ian Beale - Adam Woodyatt
Phil Mitchell - Steve McFadden
Whitney Carter - Shona McGarty
Lauren Branning - Jacqueline Jossa
Denise Fox - Diane Parish
Shirley Carter - Linda Henry
Stacey Fowler - Lacey Turner
Tina Carter - Luisa Bradshaw-White
Ben Mitchell - Charlie Jones
Ben Mitchell - Joshua Pascoe
Ben Mitchell - Harry Reid
Pauline Fowler - Wendy Richard
Roxy Mitchell - Rita Simons
Ronnie Mitchell - Samantha Womack
Billy Mitchell - Perry Fenwick
Donna Yates - Lisa Hammond
Jane Beale - Laurie Brett
Jay Brown - Jamie Borthwick
Kathy Beale - Gillian Taylforth
Glenda Mitchell - Glynis Barber
Dot Branning - June Brown
Abi Branning - Lorna Fitzgerald
Patrick Trueman - Rudolph Walker
Martin Fowler - James Bye
Martin Fowler - James Alexandrou
Jack Branning - Scott Maslen
Kush Kazemi - Davood Ghadami
Carmel Kazemi - Bonnie Langford
Bex Fowler - Jasmine Armfield
Johnny Carter - Sam Strike
Johnny Carter - Ted Reilly
Masood Ahmed - Nitin Ganatra
Pam Coker - Lin Blakley
Honey Mitchell - Emma Barton
Louise Mitchell - Tilly Keeper
Sonia Fowler - Natalie Cassidy
Max Branning - Jake Wood
Les Coker - Roger Sloman
Nancy Carter - Maddy Hill
Kyle Slater - Riley Carter Millington
Shakil Kazemi - Shaheen Jafargholi
Dean 'Deano' Wicks - Matt Di Angelo
Kim Fox-Hubbard - Tameka Empson
Steven Beale - Aaron Sidwell
Charlie Cotton - Declan Bennett
Vincent Hubbard - Richard Blackwood
Alfie Moon - Shane Richie
Carol Jackson - Lindsey Coulson
Stan Carter - Timothy West
Daniel Mitchell - Liam Bergin
Kat Moon - Jessie Wallace
Bianca Jackson - Patsy Palmer
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb - Ricky Norwood
Tamwar Masood - Himesh Patel
Aleks Shirovs - Kristian Kiehling
Fiona "Tosh" Mackintosh - Rebecca Scroggs
Andrew 'Buster' Briggs - Karl Howman
Claudette Hubbard - Ellen Thomas
Lola Pearce - Danielle Harold
Linda Clarke - Lynda Baron
Cora Cross - Ann Mitchell
Dexter Hartman - Khali Best
Paul Coker - Jonny Labey
Cindy Williams - Mimi Keene
Terry Spraggan - Terry Alderton
Liam Butcher - James Forde
Jake Stone - Jamie Lomas
Mo Harris - Laila Morse
Derek Harkinson - Ian Lavender
David Wicks - Michael French
Michelle Fowler - Susan Tully
Michelle Fowler - Jenna Russell
Grant Mitchell - Ross Kemp
Nick Cotton - John Altman
Yvonne Cotton - Pauline McLynn
Rainie Cross - Tanya Franks
Christian Clarke - John Partridge
Jean Slater - Gillian Wright
Sam Mitchell - Kim Medcalf
Sam Mitchell - Danniella Westbrook
Kirsty Branning - Kierston Wareing
Danny Pennant - Gary Lucy
Colin Russell - Michael Cashman
Janine Butcher - Charlie Brooks
Amjad Jahangir "AJ" Ahmed - Phaldut Sharma
Heather Trott - Cheryl Fergison
Lucas Johnson - Don Gilet
Pat Evans - Pam St. Clement
Angie Watts - Anita Dobson
Carl White - Daniel Coonan
Poppy Meadow - Rachel Bright
Bradley Branning - Charlie Clements
Den Watts - Leslie Grantham
Robbie Jackson - Dean Gaffney
Harold Legg - Leonard Fenton
Ethel Skinner - Gretchen Franklin
Lorraine Wicks - Jacqueline Leonard
Arthur Fowler - Bill Treacher
Ali Osman - Nej Adamson
Sue Osman - Sandy Ratcliff
Lou Beale - Anna Wing
Naima Jeffrey - Shreela Ghosh
Pete Beale - Peter Dean
Terry Raymond - Gavin Richards
Cindy Beale - Michelle Collins
Kelvin Carpenter - Paul J. Medford
Bella Stone - Isobelle Malloy
Sadie Young - Kate Magowan
Ray Dixon - Chucky Venn
Ava Hartman - Claire Perkins
Sam James - Cornell S. John
Joey Branning - David Witts
Alice Branning - Jasmyn Banks
Tanya Branning - Jo Joyner
Zainab Masood - Nina Wadia
Michael Moon - Steve John Shepherd
Tyler Moon - Tony Discipline
Derek Branning - Jamie Foreman
Syed Masood - Marc Elliott
Anthony Moon - Matt Lapinskas
Mandy Salter - Nicola Stapleton
Rose Cotton - Polly Perkins
Anthony Cotton - Ricky Grover
Ricky Butcher - Sid Owen
Darren Miller - Charlie G. Hawkins
Eddie Moon - David Essex
Jim Branning - John Bardon
Leon Small - Sam Attwater
Greg Jessop - Stefan Booth
Peter Beale - Thomas Law
Peter Beale - Ben Hardy
Vanessa Gold - Zöe Lucker
Al Jenkins - Adam Croasdell
Joel Reynalds - Cavan Clerkin
Rick "Minty" Peterson - Cliff Parisi
Charlie Slater - Derek Martin
Zsa Zsa Carter - Emer Kenny
Manda Best - Josie Lawrence
Lauren Branning - Madeline Duggan
Lucy Beale - Hetti Bywater
Lucy Beale - Melissa Suffield
Dotty Cotton - Molly Collin
Amira Masood - Preeya Kalidas
Theo Kelly - Rolan Bell
Chelsea Fox - Tiana Benjamin
Brenda Boyle - Carmel Cryan
Callum Monks - Elliott Jordan
Dawn Swann - Kara Tointon
Archie Mitchell - Larry Lamb
Danielle Jones - Lauren Crace
Syd Chambers - Nina Toussaint-White
Sean Slater - Robert Kazinsky
Yolande Trueman - Angela Wynter
Vinnie Monks - Bobby Davro
Tony King - Chris Coghill
Clare Bates - Gemma Bissix
Mickey Miller - Joe Swash
Carly Wicks - Kellie Shirley
Suzy Branning - Maggie O'Neill
Gus Smith - Mohammed George
Shabnam Masood - Rakhee Thakrar
Shabnam Masood - Zahra Ahmadi
Bert Atkinson - Dave Hill
Joe Macer - Ray Brooks
Demi Miller - Shana Swash
Keith Miller - David Spinx
Maureen "Little Mo" Morgan - Kacey Ainsworth
Ruby Allen - Louisa Lytton
Aditya 'Adi' Ferreira - Ameet Chana
Spencer Moon - Christopher Parker
Nana Moon - Hilda Braid
Danny Moon - Jake Maskall
Sasha Perkins - Jemma Walker
Kate Mitchell - Jill Halfpenny
Juley Smith - Joseph Kpobie
Andy Hunter - Michael Higgs
Tariq Larousi - Nabil Elouahabi
Dennis Rickman - Nigel Harman
Kareena Ferreira - Pooja Shah
Ash Ferreira - Raji James
Rohan 'Ronny' Ferreira - Ray Panthaki
Chrissie Watts - Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kelly Taylor - Brooke Kinsella
Lynne Hobbs - Elaine Lordan
Paul Truman - Gary Beadle
Laura Beale - Hannah Waterman
Natalie Price Evans - Lucy Speed
Shirley Benson - Robyn Moore
Vicki Fowler - Scarlett Alice Johnson
Barry Evans - Shaun Williamson
Asif Malik - Ashvin Luximon
Nita Mistry - Bindya Solanki
Jan Hammond - Jane How
Dougie Slade - John Bowler
Lisa Fowler - Lucy Benjamin
Joanne Ryan - Tara Lynne O'Neill
Mark Fowler - Todd Carty
Roy Evans - Tony Caunter
Trevor Morgan - Alex Ferns
Kim McFarlane - Krystle Williams
Steve Owen - Martin Kemp
Beppe di Marco - Michael Greco
Mick McFarlane - Sylvester Williams
Melanie Owen - Tamzin Outhwaite
Sandra Di Marco - Clare Wilkie
Audrey Truman - Corinne Skinner-Carter
Dan Sullivan - Craig Fairbrass
Ashley Cotton - Frankie Fitzgerald
Margaret Walker - Susan George
Nicky Di Marco - Carly Hillman
Nellie Ellis - Elizabeth Kelly
Fred Fonseca - Jimi Mistry
Matthew Rose - Joe Absolom
Teresa Di Marco - Leila Birch
Jeff Healy - Leslie Schofield
Rosa Di Marco - Louise Jameson
Gianni Di Marco - Marc Bannerman
Michael Rose - Russell Floyd
Nina Harris - Troy Titus-Adams
Simon Raymond - Andrew Lynford
Lilly Mattock - Barbara Keogh
Louise Raymond - Carol Harrison
Sarah Hills - Daniela Denby-Ashe
Saskia Duncan - Deborah Sheridan-Taylor
Lenny Wallace - Des Coleman
Tony Hills - Mark Homer
Mary Flaherty - Melanie Clark-Pullen
Alex Healy - Richard Driscoll
Huw Edwards - Richard Elis
Conor Flaherty - Sean Gleeson
Alice McMahon - Carli Norris
Ruth Fowler - Caroline Paterson
Sanjay Kapoor - Deepak Verma
Neelam Kapoor - Jamila Massey
Lorna Cartwright - Janet Dibley
Tiffany Raymond - Martine McCutcheon
Joanne Francis - Pamela Salem
Nigel Bates - Paul Bradley
George Palmer - Paul Moriarty
Gita Kapoor - Shobu Kapoor
Polly Becker - Victoria Gould
Ted Hills - Brian Croucher
Billy Jackson - Devon Anderson
Sharmilla Kapoor - Gagendeep Rai
Felix Kawalski - Harry Landis
Alan Jackson - Howard Antony
Blossom Jackson - Mona Hammond
Joe Wicks - Paul Nicholls
Diane Butcher - Sophie Lawrence
April Branning - Debbie Arnold
Steve Elliot - Mark Monero
Willy Roper - Michael Tudor Barnes
Maxine Palmer - Dilys Laye
Debbie Bates - Nicola Duffett
Nadia Mitchell - Anna Barkan
Richard Cole - Ian Reddington
Shelley Lewis - Nicole Arumugam
Jules Tavernier - Tommy Eytle
Rachel Kominski - Jacquetta May
Etta Tavernier - Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence
Celestine Tavernier - Leroy Golding
Hattie Tavernier - Michelle Gayle
Della Alexander - Michelle Joseph
Aidan Brosnan - Sean Maguire
Clyde Tavernier - Steven Woodcock
Mo Butcher - Edna Doré
Lloyd Tavernier - Garey Bridges
Gill Fowler - Susanna Dawson
James Wilmott-Brown - William Boyde
April McIntosh - Helen Pearson
John Royle - Paddy Joyce
Ashraf Karim - Aftab Sachak
Barnsey Barnes - John Hallam
Julie Cooper - Louise Plowright
Paul Priestley - Mark Thrippleton
Simon Wicks - Nick Berry
Shireen Karim - Nisha Kapur
Marge Green - Pat Coombs
Sufia Karim - Rani Singh
Sohail Karim - Ronny Jhutti
Matthew Jackson - Steven Hartley
Mehmet Osman - Haluk Bilginer
Guizin Osman - Ishia Bennison
Donna Ludlow - Matilda Ziegler
Tom Clements - Donald Tandy
Magda Czajkowski - Kathryn Apanowicz
Mary Smith - Linda Davidson
Tony Carpenter - Oscar James
Hannah Carpenter - Sally Sagoe
Debbie Wilkins - Shirley Cheriton
Lofty Holloway - Tom Watt
Cassie Carpenter - Delanie Forbes
Andy O'Brien - Ross Davidson
Annie Palmer - Nadia Sawalha
Irene Raymond - Roberta Taylor
Jackie Owen - Race Davies
Jamie Mitchell - Jack Ryder
Frank Butcher - Mike Reid
Rosie Miller - Gerry Cowper
Johnny Allen - Billy Murray
Garry Hobbs - Ricky Groves
Liz Turner - Kate Williams
Becca Swanson - Simone James