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)
|12x76 June 24, 1996 |
Kathy gets a well deserved night out with Pat, while Phil goes out with the boys. David's quick thinking saves Joe's date with Sarah and Robbie's pizza deliveries attract unwanted ...
|Jun. 24, 1996|
|12x77 June 25, 1996 |
A family crisis makes it a long night for the Mitchells. Ian's plans for patching things up with Cindy are not appreciated. And Tony has to deal with some new information about Simon ...
|Jun. 25, 1996|
|12x78 June 27, 1996 |
Gita discovers that Sanjay has another scheme up his sleeve. The Cobra club stirs enthusiasm in Alan and anger in Peggy. Grant's revelation is not the last of Phil and Kathy's shoc ...
|Jun. 27, 1996|
|12x79 July 1, 1996 |
While the family discusses his future, Joe tries to lie low. Peggy is filled with the campaigning spirit and Robbie is unusually helpful in the café.
|Jul. 01, 1996|
|12x80 July 2, 1996 |
There's something in the post for Bianca and unexpected news reaches the Fowlers when Pauline returns from her trip to the USA. Ruth worries that Kathy and Phil behave awkwardly when ...
|Jul. 02, 1996|
|12x81 July 4, 1996 |
There are some big surprises for Peggy as she continues her campaign to clean up the Square. Nigel and Sanjay take a gamble on their new scheme to get rich, and Bianca's feeling rather ...
|Jul. 04, 1996|
|12x82 July 8, 1996 |
Grant is in no mood to celebrate his birthday. Peggy has something on her mind concerning Mark. And Nigel and Sanjay are making plans for 70s night.
|Jul. 08, 1996|
|12x83 July 9, 1996 |
While everyone is talking about Mark, he isn't saying a word. Ruth and Pauline confront Peggy but she doesn't give an inch. Bianca learns a few home truths about Simon. Nigel fancies ...
|Jul. 09, 1996|
|12x84 July 11, 1996 |
It's a bit of a facade when Ian and Cindy chat with their counsellor. Peggy has a hot date and Mark is about to finally set things straight.
|Jul. 11, 1996|
|12x85 July 15, 1996 |
After his announcement Mark is the talk of the square, while Pat and Pauline face their own dilemmas. Lorraine has a proposal for David, and Carol is on the war path.
|Jul. 15, 1996|
|12x86 July 16, 1996 |
It's a big day for Pat, but David and Lorraine face an unexpected problem of their own. Alan has an interesting night at the café.
|Jul. 16, 1996|
|12x87 July 18, 1996 |
There's a shock for Tiffany, and Bianca's party ends in tears. David gets set to move, but Phil doesn't seen to want to go home.
|Jul. 18, 1996|
|12x88 July 22, 1996 |
Tiffany confides in Simon and Bianca, while April is in a dilemma over Alan and Frankie. The Fowlers prepare for Arthur's inquest.
|Jul. 22, 1996|
|12x89 July 23, 1996 |
A difficult day for Pauline and Mark as Arthur's inquest begins today. Tiffany and Carol try to put their worries behind them and join the rest of the square at the funky 70s night ...
|Jul. 23, 1996|
|12x90 July 25, 1996 |
The end of Arthur's inquest is a very emotional time for Mark, with his own intimations of mortality. Alan, who gets an angry visit from Phil, is desperate to tell Carol the truth, ...
|Jul. 25, 1996|
|12x91 July 26, 1996 |
A riot breaks out after the council close the playground and Steven is run over by the site boss. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Jul. 26, 1996|
|12x92 July 29, 1996 |
The aftermath of the riot leads to six arrests by the police including Cindy for smashing up the site boss's car. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Jul. 29, 1996|
|12x93 July 30, 1996 |
The residents of Albert Square take arms against the council sooner than expected. Lorraine is given an ear- bashing by Joe. Phil and Kathy face up to some bad news.
|Jul. 30, 1996|
|12x94 August 1, 1996 |
Blossom comes a cropper (endures a tough time) during her lunch break, while Sanjay discovers he has an admirer. Ruth takes Kathy into her confidence, and Phil has a tough day at c ...
|Aug. 01, 1996|
|12x95 August 2, 1996 |
Nellie has a surprise for Mark and Ruth. Peggy tries to reassure Kathy about Phil's behaviour. David is pressured into making promises. And Pauline wants to take the council to task ...
|Aug. 02, 1996|
|12x96 August 5, 1996 |
Sarah makes a discovery which angers Tony. Cindy learns that David's on the move, and Gita's got some competition.
|Aug. 05, 1996|
|12x97 August 6, 1996 |
Joe drops David in at the deep end, just as he and Lorraine agree to look to the future. Nigel gets a nasty warning when he attempts to publicise the 70s disco.
|Aug. 06, 1996|
|12x98 August 8, 1996 |
Sonia's behaviour perplexes Carol and Alan while Joe gives Lorraine and David even more reason to be worried.
|Aug. 08, 1996|
|12x99 August 12, 1996 |
Lorraine moves into the Square for good. Alan has a surprise visit at the night café. And Sanjay is the subject of special attention.
|Aug. 12, 1996|
|12x100 August 13, 1996 |
David faces some tough questioning from Joe. Felix takes Sonia's little problem to heart. And Ruth faces a terrible dilemma at the nursery.
|Aug. 13, 1996|
|12x101 August 15, 1996 |
There's a special promotion at the Cobra Club, while Nigel and Sanjay run a disco for the kids. Cindy and David find time for a chat about the future.
|Aug. 15, 1996|
|12x102 August 19, 1996 |
Felix has an unusual gift for Robbie. Mark realises he's been acting selfishly, and Simon has an unexpected visitor.
|Aug. 19, 1996|
|12x103 August 20, 1996 |
Matters take a unexpected turn for the Walford Six. Ian and Ted have nasty surprises to look forward to. Carol is alarmed to find Frankie back in the Square. Tiffany receives some good ...
|Aug. 20, 1996|
|12x104 August 22, 1996 |
Mark must put some fears to rest and Sarah is nervous about her big day. Meanwhile Ian knows that the truth is out there and goes searching for it.
|Aug. 22, 1996|
|12x105 August 26, 1996 |
A trip to Blackpool turns out to be more than just a holiday for Tony and Dan, while Tiffany is forced into making a difficult decision.
|Aug. 26, 1996|
|12x106 August 27, 1996 |
Tony is still in the doghouse, while Dan tries to get Sarah in the holiday spirit by playing a dangerous joke on her. Bianca decides that a girls' day out will cheer up Tiffany, but ...
|Aug. 27, 1996|
|12x107 August 29, 1996 |
Tiffany's future looks bright while Simon's loyalties are tested when Tony decides to confide in him.
|Aug. 29, 1996|
|12x108 September 2, 1996 |
Back from Blackpool, Simon and Tiffany have questions for Tony. Lorraine finds a solution to Grant's problem and Cindy seeks advice, while Ian pursues his suspicions.
|Sep. 02, 1996|
|12x109 September 3, 1996 |
A face from the past turns up to surprise David and Cindy. Frankie talks herself into a job, and there's an unwanted guest at Tiffany's birthday party.
|Sep. 03, 1996|
|12x110 September 5, 1996 |
Nigel offers to help Lorraine, and Pauline has some good news for the community. Robbie finds some buried treasure, and there's a shock in store for Ian.
|Sep. 05, 1996|
|12x111 September 9, 1996 |
Cindy is desperate to talk to Ian, but he is avoiding her. Tiffany's world falls apart as Tony and Simon finally communicate. And Ricky arrives home to an enthusiastic welcome from ...
|Sep. 09, 1996|
|12x112 September 10, 1996 |
Ian is slapped in the face by harsh reality as Cindy reveals her plans. But is she telling him the whole story? David confides in Carol. Grant questions an angry and hurt Tiffany. Alan ...
|Sep. 10, 1996|
|12x113 September 12, 1996 |
Carol tells Frankie exactly where she stands, David plays it cool but Ian has wised up while Tiffany and Grant meet Peggy in full maternal flow. And is Ian wising up?
|Sep. 12, 1996|
|12x114 September 16, 1996 |
Ian is determined to find out the truth about Cindy and David at whatever cost. While Tony is convinced of his feelings for Simon, he is less certain how to face the rest of Albert ...
|Sep. 16, 1996|
|12x115 September 17, 1996 |
It's the day of reckoning in the Beale household, but Ian has a shock in store for Cindy. Alan and Carol have reached stalemate so Frankie takes the opportunity to launch a new attack. ...
|Sep. 17, 1996|
|12x116 September 19, 1996 |
Cindy is unprepared when Ian takes her on over the children. A guilty secret preys on Alan's mind.
|Sep. 19, 1996|
|12x117 September 23, 1996 |
Phil returns from Scotland, but the welcome is not as warm as he would have liked. Cindy has a frustrating day without David, while Ted has a battle with some home truths.
|Sep. 23, 1996|
|12x118 September 24, 1996 |
Phil is having trouble remembering what he did last night. Kathy is shocked by the developments in her son's marriage. Gita and Sanjay plan a night to be remembered. Alan has a secret ...
|Sep. 24, 1996|
|12x119 September 26, 1996 |
As Roy plans his marriage to Pat, he recognises someone from the past. Cindy has an uncomfortable encounter, and George and Grant find themselves getting closer.
|Sep. 26, 1996|
|12x120 September 30, 1996 |
Alan feels his luck has changed - until Frankie refuses to take no for an answer. Kathy finally acknowledges the cause of Phil's odd behaviour in Scotland. And Cindy keeps a dangerous ...
|Sep. 30, 1996|
|12x121 October 1, 1996 |
Cindy, feeling like a prisoner, appeals to David to provide an escape route. Carol makes a shocking discovery. Kathy is driven to find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on when matters ...
|Oct. 01, 1996|
|12x122 October 3, 1996 |
Desperate Cindy makes a fateful decision which she could live to regret. Kathy tries to avoid Phil and Carol confronts Alan.
|Oct. 03, 1996|
|12x123 October 7, 1996 |
Ian is shot by a masked man in a black Volvo. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Oct. 07, 1996|
|12x124 October 8, 1996 |
Cindy finds herself in the spotlight in the aftermath of Ian's shooting as the police begin their investigations. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Oct. 08, 1996|
|12x125 October 10, 1996 |
David confronts Cindy about the shooting. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Oct. 10, 1996|
|12x126 October 14, 1996 |
Pat finds out about David's affair and the possibility of him being involved in Ian's shooting. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Oct. 14, 1996|
|12x127 October 15, 1996 |
Pat and Roy share wedding day nerves, Barry is questioned by Phil and Grant, and Cindy plans her future.
|Oct. 15, 1996|
|12x128 October 17, 1996 |
Cindy makes a break for freedom in the only way she can. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Oct. 17, 1996|
|12x129 October 21, 1996 |
David gets a dressing down from Gita. The police have disturbing news for Ian, and there's trouble at home for Simon and Tony.
|Oct. 21, 1996|
|12x130 October 22, 1996 |
Pat has bad news for Kathy, and Gita is in trouble. Lorraine has to ask Grant a difficult question. Tiffany faces up to her past, and April gets an offer.
|Oct. 22, 1996|
|12x131 October 24, 1996 |
David helps an enemy of Grant's. Simon makes a stand, and Tiffany makes Grant an offer he can't refuse.
|Oct. 24, 1996|
|12x132 October 28, 1996 |
Kathy is distraught about Ian's emotional state. David is pushed to the limit by Joe's strange behaviour, and Grant becomes obstinately single-minded in his search for answers.
|Oct. 28, 1996|
|12x133 October 29, 1996 |
Alan presses Frankie for an answer. Lorraine is finding it difficult to cope with David's shortcomings as a parent. Joe makes a dramatic announcement and Grant attempts a showdown with ...
|Oct. 29, 1996|
|12x134 October 31, 1996 |
Carol's declaration puts Alan's attempts to save their marriage on hold, Frankie starts playing dangerous games and someone causes a lot of damage.
|Oct. 31, 1996|
|12x135 November 4, 1996 |
Alan is more determined than ever that Carol should come to Spain - but something is holding her back. David starts to repair the damage to his flat, Lorraine confronts Grant, and Ruth ...
|Nov. 04, 1996|
|12x136 November 5, 1996 |
Lorraine and David face a crisis with Joe. Phil and Grant decide it's time they paid Barry another visit. And Bianca wants to talk to Carol - but no one knows where she is.
|Nov. 05, 1996|
|12x137 November 7, 1996 |
Carol returns, Tiffany prepares to go to Paris and Mark tells Martin the truth.
|Nov. 07, 1996|
|12x138 November 11, 1996 |
Lorraine is frightened by Joe's behaviour and has to turn to David for help. Carol tries to keep a distance from David while Ian finds he is too close for comfort.
|Nov. 11, 1996|
|12x139 November 12, 1996 |
A nightmare comes true for Lorraine and David. Carol takes a difficult call and has to face up to reality. Phil gives David a word of warning.
|Nov. 12, 1996|
|12x140 November 14, 1996 |
Bianca forces Carol into making an important decision, Joe gives David another shock and Phil has some important news for Ian. Roy has a proposition for David and Barry.
|Nov. 14, 1996|
|12x141 November 18, 1996 |
Problems in the Vic prevent Peggy from keeping her appointment. Felix heads off on holiday, and Lorraine is shocked when she discovers the truth.
|Nov. 18, 1996|
|12x142 November 19, 1996 |
Some market mayhem causes nutty Joe some distress, while David's good deed is not appreciated and Pat and Roy's wedding preparations are again put in jeopardy.
|Nov. 19, 1996|
|12x143 November 21, 1996 |
As Pat and Roy celebrate their wedding in style,David makes a tearful departure. Source: www.TVRage.com
|Nov. 21, 1996|
|12x144 November 25, 1996 |
Lorraine is concerned when an unwanted visitor threatens to send troubled Joe over the edge. Alan returns to troubled waters, and Grant and Tiffany return with some unexpected news ...
|Nov. 25, 1996|
|12x145 November 26, 1996 |
Peggy looks forward to having fun on her big night out with the unwilling George, who plans on keeping a low profile. Joe misses an appointment and goes missing after Nigel's good intentions ...
|Nov. 26, 1996|
|12x146 November 28, 1996 |
Bianca hears from David, and Lorraine finally hears word from Joe. There's a shock in store for Peggy while she's alone at the Vic.
|Nov. 28, 1996|
|12x147 December 2, 1996 |
Lorraine visits Joe in hospital. Tiffany wants more commitment from Grant, while George gets some disturbing news.
|Dec. 02, 1996|
|12x148 December 3, 1996 |
The Vic is under surveillance, while Peggy and Tiffany embark on a secret trip. Grant, Phil and Tiffany play snooker, and Carol gets a frosty welcome home.
|Dec. 03, 1996|
|12x149 December 5, 1996 |
Huw and Lenny hit the airwaves, while Alan suffers more problems at home. Joe (turning his back on his mum) is on the move, and Peggy pays another visit to hospital.
|Dec. 05, 1996|
|12x150 December 9, 1996 |
Peggy has another hospital appointment. Phil and Grant learn some unpleasant facts about George. Alan is unhappy as Joe settles in.
|Dec. 09, 1996|
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