The BEST Episodes of EastEnders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2021

Network: BBC One

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.

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1985-03-07

#1 - 1985-03-07

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 7, 1985

Detective Sergeant Rich questions Mark about a German badge that he sold to Lofty, which belonged to Reg Cox.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Peter Edwards
Writers: Jane Hollowood
2010-02-18

#2 - 2010-02-18

Season 26 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 18, 2010

Whilst Janine is released without charge insisting she's been framed, the murder investigation makes greater progress as Becca rings the police with what she knows, after finding out that Stacey and Bradley had a secret wedding. Plus it's the wedding day, but with Bianca and Carol feuding, will the wedding go off without a hitch?

star 10.00
1 votes
01/04/2011

#3 - 01/04/2011

Season 27 - Episode 52 - Aired Apr 1, 2011

star 10.00
29 votes
12/04/2011

#4 - 12/04/2011

Season 27 - Episode 58 - Aired Apr 12, 2011

star 10.00
1 votes
2004-02-03

#5 - 2004-02-03

Season 20 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 3, 2004

Ricky confides in Gus about his problems and makes a decision about his future. Mickey urges Tariq to tell the truth and help the Ferreiras, realising that he may be Ronny's last chance. Finding himself in the middle of a desperate situation, Mickey knows that he should act. Charlie tries to remain positive and the Slaters rally round.

star 10.00
1 votes
1986-12-25 (2)

#6 - 1986-12-25 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 104 - Aired Dec 25, 1986

That night everyone took to street dancing while Angie drank alone in the Vic

star 10.00
1 votes
1994-10-25

#7 - 1994-10-25

Season 10 - Episode 113 - Aired Oct 25, 1994

star 10.00
1 votes
17/02/2015

#8 - 17/02/2015

Season 31 - Episode 28 - Aired Feb 17, 2015

It is the week of EastEnders’ 30th anniversary and it is a week of revelations, secrets and surprises. Peggy Mitchell is back in Albert Square, but why has she returned? It is the night of Ian and Jane’s wedding, but with secrets set to be exposed, will everything go to plan? This episode contained some scenes broadcast live.

star 10.00
29 votes
2000-09-25

#9 - 2000-09-25

Season 16 - Episode 118 - Aired Sep 25, 2000

star 10.00
1 votes
06/08/2019

#10 - 06/08/2019

Season 35 - Episode 126 - Aired Aug 6, 2019

Jay is shocked when he witnesses Ben at his worst, and Kat puts her plan into action.

star 10.00
1 votes
01/01/2011

#11 - 01/01/2011

Season 27 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2011

Arriving home, Alfie’s swept up in the Vic’s New Year celebrations. Fed up of hospital, Kat pulls out her drip, commandeers a taxi and heads home. Every time Alfie tries to get upstairs to see Tommy, something stops him. He finds Charlie slumped in a corner, drunk. After sorting out Fat Boy, Kim and the sound system, Alfie finally makes it upstairs. When Kat arrives home, she’s surprised by the quiet atmosphere in the bar. Excited, Kat bursts into the bedroom, but stops when she sees paramedics with a sombre Alfie, Charlie and Mo. Kat realises her baby’s dead. Ronnie returns to the flat holding a baby. Roxy arrives and finds Ronnie shaking and tearful. Roxy asks what’s wrong, Ronnie tells her it’s James. Roxy’s relieved to find a perfectly healthy baby in the cot and doesn’t realise it’s Tommy, not James. Ronnie’s about to tell Roxy what’s happened but Christian interrupts them, guilt ridden after kissing the piper. Roxy leaves, promising she’ll come back in the morning. Ronnie suddenly realises what she’s done, she has to give Tommy back now. On her way across the Square, Ronnie realises she’s too late when she sees an ambulance and Kat arriving home. Just then Jack gets out of a taxi – he’s finally home and is thrilled to see his wife and new son. Carol agrees Connor can stay, but when Bianca rings to say Whitney’s on the way home, she sends him away. Connor passes Whitney in the Square. She invites him home, but he claims he’s not feeling well. Whitney’s upset so Connor kisses her. Everyone’s drunk at the Vic. Kim flirts with Fat Boy, Jane falls into Masood’s lap and Jodie tells Darren he’s lovely when he nearly proposes. Ricky tries to find Whitney a new man.

star 9.00
3 votes
Writers: Jeff Povey
09/03/2020

#12 - 09/03/2020

Season 36 - Episode 39 - Aired Mar 9, 2020

Gray’s day goes from bad to worse, Jean is on a mission to uncover the truth, and Jay makes a big decision about his future.

star 9.00
1 votes
18/09/2020

#13 - 18/09/2020

Season 36 - Episode 78 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Chantelle is determined to find a way out.

star 8.60
5 votes
25/12/2013 (1)

#14 - 25/12/2013 (1)

Season 29 - Episode 208 - Aired Dec 25, 2013

star 8.50
2 votes
02/08/2019

#15 - 02/08/2019

Season 35 - Episode 124 - Aired Aug 2, 2019

With Phil’s life hanging in the balance, tensions grow in the Square. Habiba confronts Adam about their future, and Denise gets a shock.

star 8.50
2 votes
05/08/2019

#16 - 05/08/2019

Season 35 - Episode 125 - Aired Aug 5, 2019

Following the events of last week, people begin to panic and get their alibis in order. Linda takes her anger out on Ruby, and Denise’s irritation grows with her new house guest.

star 8.50
2 votes
19/08/2019

#17 - 19/08/2019

Season 35 - Episode 133 - Aired Aug 19, 2019

Kat and Jean fear the worst as Phil returns home, Callum breaks some difficult news to Stuart, and Max ignores Jack’s advice about Ruby.

star 8.50
4 votes
1986-12-25 (1)

#18 - 1986-12-25 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 103 - Aired Dec 25, 1986

Christmas Day at the Vic has unexpected consequences for Angie after Den gives her an important letter. Pauline begins to suspect the identity of Vicky's father, while Christmas cracks Arthur up.

star 8.00
2 votes
11/07/2013

#19 - 11/07/2013

Season 29 - Episode 112 - Aired Jul 11, 2013

star 8.00
1 votes
16/07/2013

#20 - 16/07/2013

Season 29 - Episode 115 - Aired Jul 16, 2013

The speed dating night brings with it mixed fortunes for the residents of Albert Square.

star 8.00
1 votes
23/07/2013

#21 - 23/07/2013

Season 29 - Episode 119 - Aired Jul 23, 2013

Ian is on a mission to find out who is responsible for damaging his livelihood.

star 8.00
1 votes
13/08/2013

#22 - 13/08/2013

Season 29 - Episode 131 - Aired Aug 13, 2013

Lauren discovers that two people she trusted have stabbed her in the back.

star 8.00
1 votes
10/10/2013

#23 - 10/10/2013

Season 29 - Episode 165 - Aired Oct 10, 2013

Faced with a huge dilemma, Dexter faces Sam, Ava and Cora and finally makes a life-changing decision. Enjoying the power, Michael manages to wind Janine up.

star 8.00
1 votes
06/02/2014

#24 - 06/02/2014

Season 30 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 6, 2014

star 8.00
1 votes
14/02/2014

#25 - 14/02/2014

Season 30 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 14, 2014

star 8.00
1 votes