The BEST Episodes of EastEnders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2020

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.

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
2010-02-19 (25th Anniversary Live Episode)

#2 - 2010-02-19 (25th Anniversary Live Episode)

Season 26 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 19, 2010

In a episode broadcast live to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary, we finally find out who it is who killed Archie Mitchell. With Bradley as number one suspect, he tries to forget about everything and enjoy himself at Ricky and Bianca's wedding reception.

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
2004-01-27

#5 - 2004-01-27

Season 20 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 27, 2004

Pat's suspicions are heightened when Patrick tells her that Janine and Paul have fallen out. She thinks that Paul is hiding something and tells Ricky that perhaps it is time to have a talk with Paul.Sam wakes up a happy woman and Sharon applies for a bank loan to start up the club.While Kareena is delighted that Tariq has paid her a compliment, Mickey is disgusted that Tariq is leading her on and tells him that it is time for the truth.Meanwhile, Lynne sticks her oar in with Janine as she tries to protect Charlie but only succeeds in doing him out of a job.

star 10.00
1 votes
2004-02-03

#6 - 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 (1)

#7 - 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 10.00
1 votes
1986-12-25 (2)

#8 - 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
16/09/2014

#9 - 16/09/2014

Season 30 - Episode 152 - Aired Sep 16, 2014

star 10.00
1 votes
17/02/2015

#10 - 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

#11 - 2000-09-25

Season 16 - Episode 118 - Aired Sep 25, 2000

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1 votes
06/08/2019

#12 - 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
16/03/2020

#13 - 16/03/2020

Season 36 - Episode 43 - Aired Mar 16, 2020

Gray is desperate to prove himself, Sharon struggles to cope, and Keegan is left frustrated.

star 10.00
1 votes
22/01/2019

#14 - 22/01/2019

Season 35 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 2019

Alfie feels the pressure from all angles. Phil has a surprising offer for Keanu. Mick works his magic on Mitch.

star 9.67
3 votes
01/01/2011

#15 - 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
17/01/2014

#16 - 17/01/2014

Season 30 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 2014

star 9.00
1 votes
28/01/2014

#17 - 28/01/2014

Season 30 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 28, 2014

star 9.00
2 votes
05/06/2014

#18 - 05/06/2014

Season 30 - Episode 93 - Aired Jun 5, 2014

star 9.00
1 votes
09/09/2014

#19 - 09/09/2014

Season 30 - Episode 148 - Aired Sep 9, 2014

star 9.00
1 votes
2009-01-01 (1)

#20 - 2009-01-01 (1)

Season 25 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2009

Sean makes contact with Roxy and Stacey as the new year dawns, but what is he planning?

star 9.00
1 votes
2005-10-10

#21 - 2005-10-10

Season 21 - Episode 158 - Aired Oct 10, 2005

star 9.00
1 votes
11/12/2018

#22 - 11/12/2018

Season 34 - Episode 194 - Aired Dec 11, 2018

Stuart is touched by Linda's support. Tiffany is forced to question her actions. Hayley makes a decision, leaving Alfie touched.

star 9.00
1 votes
24/02/2020

#23 - 24/02/2020

Season 36 - Episode 32 - Aired Feb 24, 2020

Following the dramatic events, a number of families are in turmoil. For some, things will never be the same again.

star 9.00
1 votes
27/02/2020

#24 - 27/02/2020

Season 36 - Episode 34 - Aired Feb 27, 2020

Lola is left surprised, Stuart takes matters into his own hands, and Jean’s good mood is short lived.

star 9.00
1 votes
09/03/2020

#25 - 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