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.
EastEnders (UK) Season 1 (1985)
|1x01 Tue 19 Feb, 1985 |
Reg Cox is found almost dying in his flat by Den, Arthur and Ali. Nick and Ali fight in the Vic and after Den evicts them from the pub, Nick puts his fist through the glass of one of ...
|Feb. 19, 1985|
|1x02 Thur 21 Feb, 1985 |
It's Den and Angie's wedding anniversary. Pauline and Arthur's secret is a secret no more. After Reg's death, the police starts investigating it as a murder.
|Feb. 21, 1985|
|1x03 Tue 26 Feb, 1985 |
The police conducts interviews about Reg's murder. Dan has to admit that he was with his mistress at the time of the murder. Ali and Lou are both lucky at games of chance.
|Feb. 26, 1985|
|1x04 Thur 28 Feb, 1985 |
Sue tries to get Tony to participate in a money making scheme. Mark is broke and tries to steal from Dr. Legg. After Lofty and Angie kiss in public, Dan is pissed and threatens Lof ...
|Feb. 28, 1985|
|1x05 Tue 5 Mar, 1985 |
Lou is made an offer she finds easy to refuse and there is a new arrival in the Square.
|Mar. 05, 1985|
|1x06 Thur 7 Mar, 1985 |
Detective Sergeant Rich questions Mark about a German badge that he sold to Lofty, which belonged to Reg Cox.
|Mar. 06, 1985|
|1x07 Tue 12 Mar, 1985 |
After Ali apologizes to Dan, Ali is allowed again to enter the 'Vic'.
|Mar. 12, 1985|
|1x08 Thur 14 Mar, 1985 |
Pete helps Den to get a night off from Angie, so that Den can use this excuse to see his mistress.
|Mar. 14, 1985|
|1x09 Tue 19 Mar, 1985 |
After Nick sells some stolen goods to Kevin, Det. Sgt. Rich finds out about it. Angie finds out that the story about the Bentley Den used to get the night off is not true.
|Mar. 19, 1985|
|1x10 Thur 21 Mar, 1985 |
Saeed's shop has been broken into, but he refuses to let the police handle it. Ali get's mugged and beaten up.
|Mar. 21, 1985|
|1x11 Tue 26 Mar, 1985 |
Citizens of the Square take matters into their own hands.
|Mar. 26, 1985|
|1x12 Thur 28 Mar, 1985 |
Nick disappears when the police uncover new evidence.
|Mar. 28, 1985|
|1x13 Tue 2 Apr, 1985 |
Naima starts using the launderette with Sayed's blessing and Sayed decides to experience some real 'cockney' living. Lofty's money worries look set to worsen. Ethel babysits for Mary ...
|Apr. 02, 1985|
|1x14 Thur 4 Apr, 1985 |
Mary is in a panic and everyone joins the search. Den cements plans for his holiday and competition between Michelle and Sharon for Kelvin's affections heats up. Pete is unhappy with ...
|Apr. 04, 1985|
|1x15 Tue 9 Apr, 1985 |
Mary is unwell and people are starting to notice. Ange and Den are worried about the Vic's bottom line, but they can't agree on how to boost business. Ange eventually sends Den off ...
|Apr. 09, 1985|
|1x16 Thur 11 Apr, 1985 |
Nick is on the news. Lou has come around to the idea of a holiday and Den is determined to get away to Spain for a week. Naima and Saeed are getting along better. Dr Legg tries to help ...
|Apr. 11, 1985|
|1x17 Tue 16 Apr, 1985 |
Ali gets a happy surprise. Dr Legg counsels Lofty to be a better neighbour and voices concerns about the future of Albert Square. Lou's talk with Pete and Kath doesn't go the way she ...
|Apr. 16, 1985|
|1x18 Thur 18 Apr, 1985 |
Lou is up to her old tricks, but Pete and Kath turn the tables. Lofty spends more time with Mary and Annie. Debbie and Andy start planning a campaign. Pauline and Arthur celebrate having ...
|Apr. 18, 1985|
|1x19 Tue 23 Apr, 1985 |
The kids all head back to school, some less willing than others, but Mark is still nowhere to be found. Lofty's latest purchase causes a few giggles and Ethel's first go at cooking ...
|Apr. 23, 1985|
|1x20 Thur 25 Apr, 1985 |
Den gets caught out and Angie organises an evening out. Mary is getting desperate for money and Den tells Angie he has to spend another week in Spain. The identity of the prank caller ...
|Apr. 25, 1985|
|1x21 Tue 30 Apr, 1985 |
Ali is told who's been calling the cafe - but he daren't tell Sue who it is. Lou and Michelle return. Mary gets some work and it's Angie's turn to get caught out. Ethel's pies cause ...
|Apr. 30, 1985|
|1x22 Thur 2 May, 1985 |
Angie decides to ban Ethel from cooking at the Vic and wants Ian to do it. Deb is in anxiety about what to serve Sayeed and Naima at the dinner she has invited them to. Lofty spends ...
|May. 02, 1985|
|1x23 Tue 7 May, 1985 |
Lou is unwell but keeping Arthur on his toes. Den arrives back at the Vic, but doesn’t get the welcome he was expecting. Michelle gets a taste of her own medicine and a lie is revealed. ...
|May. 07, 1985|
|1x24 Thur 9 May, 1985 |
Kath celebrates her birthday. The stranger looking for Mary is still hanging around. Ian’s cooking is well appreciated. Michelle has started work. Lou starts doing her own research ...
|May. 09, 1985|
|1x25 Tue 14 May, 1985 |
Den smells a rat. The identity of the stranger is revealed. Michelle is furious at Ian and Kelvin over the ‘Chaz’ incident, but Kelvin’s explanation placates her. Everyone finally ...
|May. 14, 1985|
|1x26 Thur 16 May, 1985 |
Lou has shingles. Mary apologises to a relieved Lofty. Tony comes to Debbie’s rescue in the kitchen. Angie and Den come to an agreement, for Sharon’s sake – but will they honour ...
|May. 16, 1985|
|1x27 Tue 21 May, 1985 |
Naima has her first driving lesson with disastrous results. Tony is upset after a visit from Angie and Den and Angie promise Sharon things are going to change. Sharon’s nose is out ...
|May. 21, 1985|
|1x28 Thur 23 May, 1985 |
Lou wakes up screaming from a nightmare. Den is disappointed with himself. Dr Legg shares some deep concerns about Pauline with Arthur. Ian’s term as the Queen Vic’s latest chef ...
|May. 23, 1985|
|1x29 Tue 28 May, 1985 |
Michelle and Kelvin plan a night out in the West End, but one aspect of their plan has Andy in a tizz. Lou is still laid up. Saeed and Naima’s pledge to discuss everything together ...
|May. 28, 1985|
|1x30 Thur 30 May, 1985 |
Sharon is in Michelle’s bad books. Nothing is going right for Andy and Kelvin may have pushed his luck too far with Tony. Ali goes to see Den about a car but Debbie makes a point ...
|May. 30, 1985|
|1x31 Tue 4 Jun, 1985 |
An ambulance takes Pauline to the hospital. Ali and Sue try to get money for the car Naima crashed not only from her, but also from Saeed, Den and Angie! Andy's stolen bike is found ...
|Jun. 04, 1985|
|1x32 Thur 6 Jun, 1985 |
Lou moves in with Pete and Kathy. A group of teenagers beat up Ian. Arthur doesn't like Michelle to go out with Kevin.
|Jun. 06, 1985|
|1x33 Tue 11 Jun, 1985 |
Lofty helps Ali and Sue fixing their car, but gets hurt in the process. Ali wins some money and uses it for gambling. Ian wants to learn some boxing after the beating he took the other ...
|Jun. 11, 1985|
|1x34 Thur 13 Jun, 1985 |
Ali is bringing Sue flowers after he won some money without her knowing about his gambling. Sharon talks to her mother about going on the pill. Angie discusses this with Pauline and ...
|Jun. 13, 1985|
|1x35 Tue 18 Jun, 1985 |
Ali wins the game! Mustapha, the fourth player besides Ali, Den and Mehmet, rushes Ali with a knife but is stopped by Den and Mehmet. Ali decides to buy a new car and some gifts for ...
|Jun. 18, 1985|
|1x36 Thur 20 Jun, 1985 |
When Sue and Ali wake up this morning they find baby Hassan dead in his bed! Dr. Legg can't do anything for Hassan anymore. Sue is in shock and Ali breaks down. The police questions ...
|Jun. 20, 1985|
|1x37 Tue 25 Jun, 1985 |
After Hassan's death, Sue stays at Deb's. Ali arranges the funeral and tells Dr. Legg that Sue, as a woman, is not permitted in the mosque. Lofty, with the help of Ian and Michelle, ...
|Jun. 25, 1985|
|1x38 Thur 27 Jun, 1985 |
Saeed and Naima both make lists, what they are missing in their marriage. Sharon steals a bottle of Gin, and after emptying the whole bottle falls down the stairs. Ali and Sue finally ...
|Jun. 27, 1985|
|1x39 Tue 2 Jul, 1985 |
Sue goes back home with Ali, and Pete and Kathy want Lou to do the same. Lofty continues running the cafe with some help from Michelle. Mary arrives back in Albert Square, but doesn’t ...
|Jul. 02, 1985|
|1x40 Thur 4 Jul, 1985 |
Sue and Ali cope as best they can. Pauline misses working. Andy keeps up with his training and Michelle gives Lofty his “new look”. Mary unwittingly does a favour for Saeed.
|Jul. 04, 1985|
|1x41 Tue 9 Jul, 1985 |
Andy and Debbie find a new way to advertise the “Save Our Square” campaign. Sue decides to go back to work and Lou settles in at Kath and Pete’s. There is more speculation about ...
|Jul. 09, 1985|
|1x42 Thur 11 Jul, 1985 |
The funeral goes ahead with everyone but Sue paying their respects. Michelle is on a money drive. Den’s not sure he likes Angie’s new life choice and Arthur gets on his high horse ...
|Jul. 11, 1985|
|1x43 Tue 16 Jul, 1985 |
Kathy’s fed up and so is Saeed, leading to a whole new “cockney experience” for Saeed. Sue is still in a daze. Ethel has an admirer and Arthur takes to the launderette like a ...
|Jul. 16, 1985|
|1x44 Thur 18 Jul, 1985 |
Saeed comes home and this time it is Naima’s turn to take off. Den is surprised to learn what Michelle wants the money for and although she is exhausted, Michelle is still looking ...
|Jul. 18, 1985|
|1x45 Tue 23 Jul, 1985 |
Saeed follows Naima’s lead and makes a change to his look. Ali and Sue’s relationship is very strained. Michelle is plagued by the green-eyed monster and Saeed is touched by it ...
|Jul. 23, 1985|
|1x46 Thur 25 Jul, 1985 |
Michelle won’t let Arthur forget his broken promise. News about Nick Cotton worries Ethel, but Dot is in complete denial. Ian has a windfall, much to Michelle’s chagrin. Saeed and ...
|Jul. 25, 1985|
|1x47 Tue 30 Jul, 1985 |
Michelle is still feeling hard done by, but things start to look up. Saeed gets a taste of politics. Mary is not coping. Den gives some good advice to Michelle, that he doesn’t follow ...
|Jul. 30, 1985|
|1x48 Thur 1 Aug, 1985 |
Everyone is excited about the latest arrival at Walford. Sue keeps trying to pretend everything is OK. Naima tells Deb about the note. Only Dot is pleased about the latest news in the ...
|Aug. 01, 1985|
|1x49 Tue 6 Aug, 1985 |
Sue is doing a lot better, but Mary is having real trouble coping. There are celebrations when Pauline comes home. Angie is finding life on the wagon tough. Naima finally confronts ...
|Aug. 06, 1985|
|1x50 Thur 8 Aug, 1985 |
Lou is happily giving advice when it is not wanted and Michelle gets some disappointing news. Angie and Den are still at each other but Ali and Sue are going much better. The fund-raiser ...
|Aug. 08, 1985|
|1x51 Tue 13 Aug, 1985 |
Sharon tries to fill Angie’s shoes while she is away. Ethel tries her hand at match making, and Lou trusts someone she shouldn’t have. Mary tells Pauline some things she has been ...
|Aug. 13, 1985|
|1x52 Thur 15 Aug, 1985 |
Deb and Andy are still recovering from the shock of being victims. Mary has to face the music, but has support from Pauline and Arthur. Deb gets her exam results, and Dot announces ...
|Aug. 15, 1985|
|1x53 Tue 20 Aug, 1985 |
Nick is hanging around annoying everyone else while Detective Sergeant Quick hangs around watching him. Kelvin gets his school results. Den takes a stand that infuriates Dot - who is ...
|Aug. 20, 1985|
|1x54 Thur 22 Aug, 1985 |
Michelle is depressed. Kelvin, Lofty and Ian have more problems with their knitting business. Sharon continues to sexually harass (and terrify) Lofty. DS Quick upsets Dot when he pays ...
|Aug. 22, 1985|
|1x55 Tue 27 Aug, 1985 |
Arthur starts his new job. Tony gets some good news. Andy has an unusual request for Debbie. Nick is really starting to feel the pressure, but very few are sympathetic. Tony and Hannah ...
|Aug. 27, 1985|
|1x56 Thur 29 Aug, 1985 |
Angie worries about her image. Tony helps Arthur without realising it, and Dot may have the key to fulfilling Arthur’s allotment dream. A visit from the council upsets Lou, while ...
|Aug. 29, 1985|
|1x57 Tue 3 Sep, 1985 |
Angie and Den are right back to normal – at each other’s throats, playing games and terrifying Lofty. Michelle is still moping around but is yet to find someone to talk to about ...
|Sep. 03, 1985|
|1x58 Thur 5 Sep, 1985 |
Angie is having real difficulties coming to terms with the truth about her marriage, but Den seems to be enjoying watching her misery. Arthur gives Kelvin, Ian and Lofty some business ...
|Sep. 05, 1985|
|1x59 Tue 10 Sep, 1985 |
Sue and Ali are back from their holiday. Tony has security concerns. Arthur is still busy selling spinach and lottery tickets, but Pete and Kath give him a hard time about pilfering ...
|Sep. 10, 1985|
|1x60 Thur 12 Sep, 1985 |
Nick tries to mend bridges with Ethel. Dr Legg gets a visit from both Nick and Ali with problems they find hard to talk about, but he has some good news for the Fowler’s. Tony confronts ...
|Sep. 12, 1985|
|1x61 Tue 17 Sep, 1985 |
Dr Legg is upset by all the litter in Albert Square. Lou is supportive of Michelle. At The Vic, Den tries to make things up with Sharon. Meanwhile, Sharon is shocked to find out the ...
|Sep. 17, 1985|
|1x62 Thur 19 Sep, 1985 |
At The Vic, Den tries to get things back to normal, but Ethel still manages to surprise him. Lou convinces Michelle to tell Pauline her news. DS Quick is back on the scene, and puts ...
|Sep. 19, 1985|
|1x63 Tue 24 Sep, 1985 |
Andy is grieving and finds a couple of very cute things to distract him. Angie defies Den’s wishes with regards to Nick. Pauline tells Arthur Michelle’s news, but Michelle is adamant ...
|Sep. 24, 1985|
|1x64 Thur 26 Sep, 1985 |
The christening of ‘the baby’ has to be postponed due to illness. The counterfeit note finds its way back into circulation. Michelle is not at all happy about all the discussion ...
|Sep. 26, 1985|
|1x65 Tue 1 Oct, 1985 |
Deb and Andy plan a trip. Kelvin dobs Tony in for a community project. Ali is up to old tricks. Ethel tries to do Dot and Pauline a favour. Angie and Den have dinner at Deb and Andy’s. ...
|Oct. 01, 1985|
|1x66 Thur 3 Oct, 1985 |
Michelle makes plans to meet with the father of her baby, but who is it? Deb decides not to go away with Andy. Ethel continues to have problems at the launderette. The father of Michelle’s ...
|Oct. 03, 1985|
|1x67 Tue 8 Oct, 1985 |
Nick’s up to something, but what? Michelle informs others of her decision about her pregnancy, but not everyone is supportive of it. A new face arrives in Walford.
|Oct. 08, 1985|
|1x68 Thur 10 Oct, 1985 |
Not everyone is happy about Simon moving to Walford. Sue has had a dream that upsets her. Michelle opens up to her gran. Arthur is feeling his age. At the Vic, Angie continues to organise ...
|Oct. 10, 1985|
|1x69 Tue 15 Oct, 1985 |
Ian is put out of his own bed, but doesn’t mind as much as he makes out. Pauline gets a message for Saeed, who also receives a letter from his father. Kathy is distracted and unwell. ...
|Oct. 15, 1985|
|1x70 Thur 17 Oct, 1985 |
Dr Leggett organises to have the locks changed. Kathy and Simon have a talk about his living arrangements. Mary seems to have made a new friend in Sheena. Michelle begins telling everyone ...
|Oct. 17, 1985|
|1x71 Tue 22 Oct, 1985 |
Arthur takes the lead on the firework committee. Sheena tries to talk to Mary into doing what she does for a living. Sue finds out some home truths. Nick and Kathy come to an agree ...
|Oct. 22, 1985|
|1x72 Thur 24 Oct, 1985 |
Angie plans a surprise for Den, but Den’s mind is on someone else. Sheena pushes Mary to start work. Debbie is still keen on Saeed’s shop, but Saeed seems to have other interests ...
|Oct. 24, 1985|
|1x73 Tue 29 Oct, 1985 |
Ethel arrives at 11am, 2 hours early for the Christening, because she wrote down 2 one's instead of 1 one. Ali is dancing & flirting with Deb, when Andy cuts in, and Sue, who has seen ...
|Oct. 29, 1985|
|1x74 Thur 31 Oct, 1985 |
It’s Halloween. Sharon’s attempts at playing practical jokes keep missing the mark. Simon starts work. Dot asks Tony for help. Deb stustuns Andy with some news, but is more shocked ...
|Oct. 31, 1985|
|1x75 Tue 5 Nov, 1985 |
Dot’s nose is still out of joint about not being invited to Martin’s christening. Angie prepares for the first ‘ladies only’ night at The Vic. Nick’s generosity raises suspicions. ...
|Nov. 05, 1985|
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