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.

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  • Currently 50.0/5
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Ratings: TVMaze: 7.2/10
Released: February 19, 1985
Runtime: 30 min
Genres: Drama
Countries: United Kingdom
Companies: BBC One
Cast: Barbara Windsor Michelle Ryan Danny Dyer Belinda Owusu Danny-Boy Hatchard Annette Badland Kellie Bright Neil McDermott Letitia Dean Adam Woodyatt Steve McFadden Shona McGarty Jacqueline Jossa Diane Parish Linda Henry Lacey Turner Charlie Jones Luisa Bradshaw-White Wendy Richard Joshua Pascoe Harry Reid Rita Simons Samantha Womack Perry Fenwick Lisa Hammond Laurie Brett Jamie Borthwick Gillian Taylforth Glynis Barber Lorna Fitzgerald June Brown Rudolph Walker James Bye James Alexandrou Scott Maslen Davood Ghadami Bonnie Langford Jasmine Armfield Sam Strike Ted Reilly Emma Barton Lin Blakley Nitin Ganatra Tilly Keeper Jake Wood Natalie Cassidy Roger Sloman Maddy Hill Riley Carter Millington Shaheen Jafargholi Tameka Empson Matt Di Angelo Aaron Sidwell Richard Blackwood Declan Bennett Shane Richie Lindsey Coulson Timothy West Liam Bergin Jessie Wallace Patsy Palmer Ricky Norwood Kristian Kiehling Karl Howman Ellen Thomas Rebecca Scroggs Himesh Patel Danielle Harold Lynda Baron Ann Mitchell Khali Best Jonny Labey James Forde Terry Alderton Mimi Keene Jamie Lomas Laila Morse Ian Lavender Michael French Jenna Russell Susan Tully Ross Kemp John Altman Pauline McLynn Tanya Franks John Partridge Kierston Wareing Gillian Wright Kim Medcalf Danniella Westbrook Gary Lucy Michael Cashman Anita Dobson Don Gilet Pam St. Clement Cheryl Fergison Phaldut Sharma Charlie Brooks Gretchen Franklin Daniel Coonan Charlie Clements Leonard Fenton Gavin Richards Jacqueline Leonard Leslie Grantham Shreela Ghosh Nej Adamson Rachel Bright Bill Treacher Sandy Ratcliff Anna Wing Peter Dean Paul J. Medford Michelle Collins Dean Gaffney Jemma Walker Paul Bradley Kacey Ainsworth Todd Carty Devon Anderson Ronny Jhutti Ameet Chana Linda Davidson Christopher Parker Sean Maguire Tara Lynne O'Neill Melanie Clark-Pullen David Witts Rolan Bell Elaine Lordan Richard Driscoll Helen Pearson Race Davies Tamzin Outhwaite Jake Maskall Matt Lapinskas Gemma Bissix Tony Caunter Gagendeep Rai Steven Hartley Kate Magowan Jill Halfpenny Leila Birch Anna Barkan Oscar James Adam Croasdell John Bardon Daniela Denby-Ashe Tiana Benjamin Gary Beadle Richard Elis Paddy Joyce Jack Ryder Jamila Massey Rakhee Thakrar Polly Perkins Joe Swash Krystle Williams Harry Landis Haluk Bilginer Cavan Clerkin Joseph Kpobie Leslie Schofield Tommy Eytle Sally Sagoe Robert Kazinsky Hilda Braid Shaun Williamson Jasmyn Banks Carmel Cryan Sean Gleeson Aftab Sachak Nina Wadia Ricky Grover Zahra Ahmadi Charlie G. Hawkins Kellie Shirley Martin Kemp Howard Antony Ishia Bennison Tom Watt Hetti Bywater Marc Bannerman Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence Shirley Cheriton Dilys Laye Paul Nicholls Jo Joyner Lucy Speed Carli Norris John Hallam Mike Reid Michael Higgs David Essex Mohammed George Sylvester Williams Matilda Ziegler Maggie O'Neill Isobelle Malloy Derek Martin Russell Floyd Leroy Golding Jane How Nicola Stapleton Elliott Jordan Robyn Moore Caroline Paterson Louise Plowright Gerry Cowper Clare Wilkie Mona Hammond Brian Croucher Louise Jameson Emer Kenny Nabil Elouahabi Andrew Lynford Michelle Gayle Delanie Forbes Alex Ferns Sid Owen Tony Discipline Larry Lamb Scarlett Alice Johnson Deepak Verma Mark Thrippleton Billy Murray Steve John Shepherd Josie Lawrence Ray Brooks Corinne Skinner-Carter Sophie Lawrence Tracy-Ann Oberman Pooja Shah Barbara Keogh Michelle Joseph Ross Davidson Craig Fairbrass Janet Dibley Ben Hardy Nina Toussaint-White Ashvin Luximon Martine McCutcheon Nick Berry Ricky Groves Dave Hill Shobu Kapoor Sam Attwater Shana Swash Frankie Fitzgerald Kara Tointon Jimi Mistry Madeline Duggan Ray Panthaki Carol Harrison Steven Woodcock Chris Coghill Edna Doré Jamie Foreman Bindya Solanki Pamela Salem Nisha Kapur Kate Williams Jacquetta May Raji James Stefan Booth Susan George Mark Monero Lauren Crace Ian Reddington Chucky Venn Melissa Suffield Deborah Sheridan-Taylor Garey Bridges Michael Greco Cliff Parisi Troy Titus-Adams Angela Wynter John Bowler Paul Moriarty Pat Coombs Simone James Hannah Waterman Thomas Law David Spinx Carly Hillman Michael Tudor Barnes Donald Tandy Nicole Arumugam Debbie Arnold Claire Perkins Molly Collin Brooke Kinsella Des Coleman Susanna Dawson Nadia Sawalha Nigel Harman Marc Elliott Bobby Davro Lucy Benjamin Victoria Gould Rani Singh Joe Absolom Zöe Lucker Louisa Lytton Elizabeth Kelly Nicola Duffett Kathryn Apanowicz Cornell S. John Preeya Kalidas Mark Homer William Boyde Roberta Taylor
Crew: Nick Jones Simon Bird Tony Holland Dominic Treadwell-Collins Christopher Ballantine Julia Smith Sean O'Connor Sharon Batten

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