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.
Did You Know?
Albert Square was reputedly based on the architecture in Fasset Square in Hackney, London E8 (just off Graham Road). See more
The birth dates and death dates of events often vary from the date of their broadcast. This is due to the episodes being set on different days. See more
[When big Mo was 'Miss Whiplash', Little Mo answers the phone
You've been a naughty boy?... What did you do?... Oh I'm sure you didn't mean to, you sound ever so sorry.
From 1985-1993, the series titles was a black and white city with a bright blue river. See more