EastEnders is a popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks within the top of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the London Borough of Walford in the East End of London.
The series primarily centres around the residents of Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, and its neighbouring streets.
The average audience share for an episode is currently between 35-45%. Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland, EastEnders has remained significant in terms of the BBC's success and audience share, and also the history of British television drama, tackling many controversial and taboo issues previously unseen on mainstream television in the UK.
Donna is shocked when she realises what Vincent has done. Shirley makes a worrying discovery. Bernadette is forced to come clean to her family. Mick returns to the Vic, and he is not happy when he realises what has been going on. Karen grows concerned about Bernadette and asks Keegan to reach out to her.
Hunter overhears his mum and Phil talking about their past, leaving him upset - and an attempt to apologise to Phil does not go as well as he might have hoped. Whitney gets a shock when Woody returns to the Square and does all she can to avoid him, the Slaters find an interesting letter when they are employed to clean Kim's house, and Mo's psychic abilities leave the locals bamboozled.
Stacey is frustrated by Hayley's presence in the Square, and when Kat later sees her flirting with Martin she insists that she leaves Walford for good. Karen tells the locals that Ted cannot afford Joyce's funeral - only for things to take a dark twist - and Vincent assures Kim he has a plan to save their home. Whitney is torn over what to do about Woody, while Jean invites Shirley to witness Mo's psychic gift.
Billy asks Mel to consider him for the bar manager's role - only for Woody to throw his hat into the ring. Vincent lines up a buyer for his car, only for his plans to be thwarted when another car crashes into it - and when Phil refuses to help, he considers potentially dangerous action. Ted is taken aback when Karen arranges a wake for Joyce at the Vic.