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 12 (1996)
|12x01 January 1, 1996 |
Pat struggles to patch things up with Roy but Ricky comes to visit with a big problem in tow. Phil endures a sleepless night after seeing a ghost from the past and Robbie tries his ...
|Jan. 01, 1996|
|12x02 January 2, 1996 |
Everyone is worried about what is going on at the Butchers', but even Ricky is in the dark. David is having trouble with Cindy, and Gita finds she can't count on Guppy. Alan gets a ...
|Jan. 02, 1996|
|12x03 January 4, 1996 |
The Jacksons fall out about getting together. David hopes to be around to pick up the pieces. Ted thinks Kathy looks like she needs a rest. Gita finds that Guppy's still capable of ...
|Jan. 04, 1996|
|12x04 January 8, 1996 |
Pat readies herself for Frank's return, while Robbie scuppers Carol's plans for an anniversary meal. Gita demands some answers from Guppy and Cindy forces David's hand about the fu ...
|Jan. 08, 1996|
|12x05 January 9, 1996 |
Ted spoils Sarah's plans for a night out at the Vic. Sanjay is glad to be back but some surprise guests soon wipe the smile off his face.
|Jan. 09, 1996|
|12x06 January 11, 1996 |
Kathy has a culture clash at her first ante-natal class. Guppy has some explaining to do to Sanjay. David sails close to the wind at Ian and Cindy's dinner party. Sarah gives Tiffany ...
|Jan. 11, 1996|
|12x07 January 15, 1996 |
Phil is on edge about Frank, Pat drinks to the future, and Gita plans a little surprise for Sanjay.
|Jan. 15, 1996|
|12x08 January 16, 1996 |
Robbie makes a fresh start, Pat puts on a brave face, Ricky's on cloud nine - but it's gloves off for Sam and Bianca.
|Jan. 16, 1996|
|12x09 January 18, 1996 |
Frank's presence causes discomfort in the Square. Peggy's doing a war dance, while Phil's put on the spot. Gita decides to take revenge.
|Jan. 18, 1996|
|12x10 January 22, 1996 |
With Frank in the Vic, Pat's troubles move closer to home. Lydia has problems at work, and Robbie has a money making idea.
|Jan. 22, 1996|
|12x11 January 23, 1996 |
Pat hides herself away and Roy can't seem to do anything right. Ricky gets a shock in the post and Robbie runs into trouble.
|Jan. 23, 1996|
|12x12 January 25, 1996 |
Pauline takes on the council in a bid to help Arthur's case, and Roy takes up a fight of his own when he arranges to meet Frank. Sam gives Ricky an ultimatum, and Robbie and Tony get ...
|Jan. 25, 1996|
|12x13 January 29, 1996 |
Pauline is uplifted by Willy's `plan of action' but Mark is unconvinced. Roy hatches a plan as Frank and David come to blows, while Lydia irritates Sanjay by being late again.
|Jan. 29, 1996|
|12x14 January 30, 1996 |
Vince and Ollie create problems for Steve. David agrees to pay for Bianca's wedding, but the cost is high for Ricky. Meanwhile, David and Cindy's romantic evening is cut short by an ...
|Jan. 30, 1996|
|12x15 February 1, 1996 |
Phil promises to help Steve, Kathy feels the strain, and Pauline is astounded by the lack of support for her cause. Ricky is forced to make a dramatic decision when David oversteps ...
|Feb. 01, 1996|
|12x16 February 5, 1996 |
Frank's latest move creates more havoc for Pat and Roy. Robbie takes Carol shopping, and David has a bone to pick with Ricky.
|Feb. 05, 1996|
|12x17 February 6, 1996 |
Robbie and Sarah's evening with the Jacksons doesn't go as Robbie planned. Lydia has a confession for Steve, and Ricky can't put a foot right with anyone except Sam.
|Feb. 06, 1996|
|12x18 February 8, 1996 |
Pat lays down the law with Frank. Tiffany grows suspicious of Sam's plans for an evening out, and has a verbal tiff with Bianca. David has a bombshell for Carol. Ethel and Nellie decide ...
|Feb. 08, 1996|
|12x19 February 12, 1996 |
Steve is worried about Lydia's safety. David and Carol wonder what Ricky is playing at. Felix and Jules fight it out over a game of chess.
|Feb. 12, 1996|
|12x20 February 13, 1996 |
Ricky feels the full force of Bianca's temper. Frank renews his attack on Pat and Roy. Sam can't understand why she's in everyone's bad books.
|Feb. 13, 1996|
|12x21 February 15, 1996 |
Frank can't understand why business is so bad, but David seems unconcerned. Rumours are circulating about the new market inspector. Robbie has a bad experience at the hairdressers. ...
|Feb. 15, 1996|
|12x22 February 19, 1996 |
Carol and Alan get a new lodger, Roy consoles Pat, and Frank finds he is being pushed to the limit. Michael Rose makes his presence felt on the market.
|Feb. 19, 1996|
|12x23 February 20, 1996 |
Carol and Alan worry about Robbie after a mysterious phone call. Ricky gives Pat a piece of his mind, and Kathy gets more than she bargained for when she talks to Frank.
|Feb. 20, 1996|
|12x24 February 22, 1996 |
Robbie and Tony have something to celebrate, while Tiffany cannot share Bianca's enthusiasm for work. Phil's worst fears are confirmed when he visits Frank.
|Feb. 22, 1996|
|12x25 February 26, 1996 |
Phil turns to Pat in desperation. Pauline feels guilty over a telephone call. Blossom takes Tiffany to task.
|Feb. 26, 1996|
|12x26 February 27, 1996 |
Frank's cracking up and Phil is driven close to the edge. There's bad news for Alan while Pat's visitor proves too much for her.
|Feb. 27, 1996|
|12x27 February 29, 1996 |
Roy is faced with an uninvited guest at his party while Pat falls apart. Nigel gets a surprising offer.
|Feb. 29, 1996|
|12x28 March 4, 1996 |
Roy wants Frank off the Square, but his plan doesn't go quite as he'd expected and sends Phil into a panic. Nigel has a date.
|Mar. 04, 1996|
|12x29 March 5, 1996 |
Peggy's return to the Vic creates an upheaval for Frank and Ricky. Mark's efforts to celebrate Pauline's birthday are overshadowed by Willy.
|Mar. 05, 1996|
|12x30 March 7, 1996 |
Phil awaits a dangerous meeting at the car lot while Frank says farewell to Pat. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Mar. 07, 1996|
|12x31 March 11, 1996 |
An explosion rips through the car lot. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Mar. 11, 1996|
|12x32 March 12, 1996 |
Mark is suspicious when birthday girl Pauline has a surprise visitor. David gets a gift from Roy and a grilling from the police. Pat receives a disturbing phone call and makes a major ...
|Mar. 12, 1996|
|12x33 March 14, 1996 |
Mark and Sanjay are concerned at the appearance of new faces on the market, while Ricky considers his future in Walford. Willy is left to ponder his next move after a trip out with ...
|Mar. 14, 1996|
|12x34 March 18, 1996 |
Pauline is shocked when Mark questions her relationship with Willy, Nigel has another date with Louise, and David is full of surprises.
|Mar. 18, 1996|
|12x35 March 19, 1996 |
Phil devises a plan to keep Peggy off Kathy's back, Pat shows David who's boss, Barry has a surprise for Roy, and Cindy's excited about her hot date.
|Mar. 19, 1996|
|12x36 March 21, 1996 |
Everyone is invited to Peggy's birthday party. Kathy has another twinge. Pat is in a panic.
|Mar. 21, 1996|
|12x37 March 25, 1996 |
Grant takes a shine to the baby, and as Mark pays a visit to the solicitor, Pauline is torn by conflicting duties. Someone is looking out for David.
|Mar. 25, 1996|
|12x38 March 26, 1996 |
Sam sets the record straight and gives Peggy a shock. Mark finds himself under severe pressure. Cindy decides to make David act quickly when she learns of Ian's future plans.
|Mar. 26, 1996|
|12x39 March 28, 1996 |
Nigel spots an intruder, Peggy plays Cupid, and there's sabotage on the market.
|Mar. 28, 1996|
|12x40 April 1, 1996 |
David wakes up to a past that he thought he'd put behind him, Ricky is back with news about Frank, and the market traders face more foul play.
|Apr. 01, 1996|
|12x41 April 2, 1996 |
David has trouble keeping his visitor a secret, Peggy's match-making attempts are rejected by Grant, and Carol and Pauline both receive surprise propositions.
|Apr. 02, 1996|
|12x42 April 4, 1996 |
Roy has bad news for Barry, Gita settles some overdue business, and Ricky has plans for his future. Michael's attempts to help Alan and Carol go disastrously wrong.
|Apr. 04, 1996|
|12x43 April 8, 1996 |
Kathy helps Pat reach a decision, Cindy tries to be enthusiastic about Ian's trip, Gita dashes Bianca's hopes of a lie-in - and there's a shock in store for the market traders.
|Apr. 08, 1996|
|12x44 April 9, 1996 |
Pauline tells Mark the truth about her prison visits, Sarah brings bad news for Tiffany, and Bianca makes peace with Carol - but gets more than she bargained for when Ricky cooks their ...
|Apr. 09, 1996|
|12x45 April 11, 1996 |
Tiffany does Tony a favour, Kathy has a special request for Pat, Bianca has a bright idea for Gita, and Mark gets a nasty shock when he visits Pauline.
|Apr. 11, 1996|
|12x46 April 15, 1996 |
Arrangements for Ben's christening create problems for Kathy and Phil. Grant is not interested in the replies to the lonely hearts ad, but someone else is. Ian is looking forward to ...
|Apr. 15, 1996|
|12x47 April 16, 1996 |
Sarah's shoplifting finally lands her in trouble, Tony and Dan decide to think big and get rich quickly, while Joe goes missing again. Lorraine has some bad news for David, Ricky is ...
|Apr. 16, 1996|
|12x48 April 18, 1996 |
The police arrive at the Butchers' with news of Joe. David learns the truth about his daughter and worries about Joe's well-being. Bianca finally convinces Carol that she could be a ...
|Apr. 18, 1996|
|12x49 April 22, 1996 |
Carol isn't looking forward to April's hen night. David attempts to keep all the women in his life happy, and fails. Ian has big plans for his family's future.
|Apr. 22, 1996|
|12x50 April 23, 1996 |
Nothing will stand in the way of Bianca and her plans for the fashion show. Pat and Roy are disturbed by a visit from the police.
|Apr. 23, 1996|
|12x51 April 25, 1996 |
Carol is keen to talk to Alan, but he's not sure that there's anything to talk about. Pauline is off to Jersey. Bianca's hard work pays off.
|Apr. 25, 1996|
|12x52 April 29, 1996 |
Blossom gives Alan some valuable advice, while Carol gets the bride ready for her big day. Pauline reveals a secret to Willy and Mark has an important meeting to attend.
|Apr. 29, 1996|
|12x53 April 30, 1996 |
A surprise is in store for the Jacksons as Carol makes an important decision. Pauline gets a shock in Jersey with Willy, while Mark struggles to seek the truth and convince Arthur's ...
|Apr. 30, 1996|
|12x54 May 2, 1996 |
David gets Alan out of a tight spot. Ruth gets a mysterious call from Pauline and Mark just wants to be alone.
|May. 02, 1996|
|12x55 May 6, 1996 |
Pauline returns home reeling from the recent events, while Mark is convinced that he has the evidence he needs to prove Willy's guilt.
|May. 06, 1996|
|12x56 May 7, 1996 |
Mark and Ruth confront Pauline with the evidence they have amassed against Willy, and set their sights on trying to also convince the police of Arthur's innocence. Carol and Alan celebrate ...
|May. 07, 1996|
|12x57 May 9, 1996 |
Willy comes to apologise to Pauline and ends up telling her more than he had planned.
|May. 09, 1996|
|12x58 May 13, 1996 |
There is an emotional reunion at the Fowlers'. Kathy's change of heart surprises Phil. And Sanjay and Gita get some new competition on the market.
|May. 13, 1996|
|12x59 May 14, 1996 |
Sanjay starts getting broody. Pat is unnerved by a visit from the police. Peggy's plans for a homecoming celebration fall flat when the guest of honour fails to show up.
|May. 14, 1996|
|12x60 May 16, 1996 |
Phil's plans for a night out with Grant don't go as planned. Willy finally faces the music. Roy rushes to a family crisis. There's a shock in store for Pat.
|May. 16, 1996|
|12x61 May 20, 1996 |
Baby Ben's godparents prepare for their great day in church while Arthur and Pauline opt for a cosy dinner at home. Cindy plans a secret assignation.
|May. 20, 1996|
|12x62 May 21, 1996 |
Champagne flows at the Mitchell clan's christening party, but fate strikes a cruel blow at the height of the festivities. David and Cindy discover that they have differing views of ...
|May. 21, 1996|
|12x63 May 23, 1996 |
The Fowler family is laid low while Robbie and Sarah go on an outing and Nigel comes up trumps.
|May. 23, 1996|
|12x64 May 27, 1996 |
The Fowlers keep their secret, though Pauline's not convinced they should do. Bianca cuts a new deal, and Kathy plans her return to work.
|May. 27, 1996|
|12x65 May 28, 1996 |
Unfamiliar customers at the Vic make Peggy and Pauline nervous for different reasons. Alan does good business at the night café, while Bianca discovers that all is not fair in love, ...
|May. 28, 1996|
|12x66 May 30, 1996 |
The Mitchells are on the warpath as Grant threatens Ruth, and Phil goes off to see his solicitor. Ian's empire expands, but David discovers that life may never be the same again.
|May. 30, 1996|
|12x67 June 3, 1996 |
While Bianca isn't talking to David, Lorraine arrives to try and get through to Joe. Grant has some unwelcome words for Ruth.
|Jun. 03, 1996|
|12x68 June 4, 1996 |
The tension between Ted and Sarah finally comes to a head, but Tony's got other things on his mind. There's a surprise visitor for Tiffany. Joe decides to take action to find out more ...
|Jun. 04, 1996|
|12x69 June 6, 1996 |
It's Tony's birthday and there's a suprise in store for Ted at the party. Tiffany has some explaining to do and Mark wants some answers.
|Jun. 06, 1996|
|12x70 June 10, 1996 |
Ted tries to understand Sarah's new-found religion. Ian is furious to find some uninvited guests in his new house. And Tiffany finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on.
|Jun. 10, 1996|
|12x71 June 11, 1996 |
Cindy is forced to confide in Gita after being caught with David, romance blossoms for Tiffany and Tony, Felix finds a friend in Pauline, Grant wants to forget the previous night, and ...
|Jun. 11, 1996|
|12x72 June 13, 1996 |
Ted tries to give Phil some advice, causing trouble in both households. Ian has a double celebration. Pauline and Felix share tea and sympathy.
|Jun. 13, 1996|
|12x73 June 17, 1996 |
Tony finds a solution to his accommodation problems. Phil has some bad news for Ricky. Cindy gets a shock when she hears Ian's plans for the future.
|Jun. 17, 1996|
|12x74 June 18, 1996 |
Grant turns up the heat on Ruth, who has to give up looking after Ben. Kathy wises up to Phil's dabblings at the Arches. Joe prepares for a date with Sarah. Tony is alarmed at the scale ...
|Jun. 18, 1996|
|12x75 June 20, 1996 |
|Jun. 19, 1996|
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