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 28 (2012)
|28x01 Sunday 1st January, 2012 |
Pat wakes, weak and pale, to find her family at her bedside. Pat gives Tiffany an early birthday present – special earrings from Clacton. Ricky doesn’t want the kids to know Pat’s ...
|Jan. 01, 2012|
|28x02 Monday 2nd January, 2012 |
Businesses are closed and curtains drawn as the residents of Walford face up to a life without Pat. At the Butchers’ Bianca is struggling to cope as the family rally around her. Billy ...
|Jan. 02, 2012|
|TV Special: Farewell Pat |
This special episode takes a look behind-the-scenes and features interviews with Pam St Clement and other cast members as they take a look back at some Pat's greatest moments.
|Jan. 02, 2012|
|28x03 Tuesday 3rd January, 2012 |
Denise is on a mission as she plasters the Square with flyers brandishing Phil a murderer. Shirley enlists Ben to get rid of them before Phil gets up before providing the boys with ...
|Jan. 03, 2012|
|28x04 Thursday 5th January, 2012 |
Patrick disposes of Frank’s confession but changes his mind following an altercation with Phil, instead handing it to Denise. Denise takes matters into her own hands when she breaks ...
|Jan. 05, 2012|
|28x05 Friday 6th January, 2012 |
Syed engineers for Christian to come to the Argee Bhajee where he announces in front of Amira that he wants a divorce. With Amira still in denial over their marriage Syed is forced ...
|Jan. 06, 2012|
|28x06 Monday 9th January, 2012 |
Carol is impressed with David’s attitude towards Tiffany but while Bianca reminds her of David’s tendency to run away Carol isn’t so sure when she finds some property brochures ...
|Jan. 09, 2012|
|28x07 Tuesday 10th January, 2012 |
Carol and David spend the night together but Carol worries over Bianca’s reaction. David wants to tell Bianca they are together but Carol questions whether they need any more upset ...
|Jan. 10, 2012|
|28x08 Thursday 12th January, 2012 |
In front of a disapproving Derek, David slips Carol a note ‘CU in launderette @ 1pm’. David and Michael enlist Roxy’s help to set up Derek; Derek sees them talking. Roxy keeps ...
|Jan. 12, 2012|
|28x09 Friday 13th January, 2012 |
Tiffany gives David Pat’s Clacton ferris wheel souvenir. The hearse arrives. Derek dismisses Max’s suggestion he shouldn’t go to Pat’s funeral. During the service, Ricky breaks ...
|Jan. 13, 2012|
|28x10 Monday 16th January, 2012 |
Morgan worries that David’s missing and Ricky’s sleeping on the sofa. Bianca tells Carol she’ll never speak to David again. Tiffany and Morgan make a ‘Pat loved this place’ ...
|Jan. 16, 2012|
|28x11 Tuesday 17th January, 2012 |
Bianca insists Ricky leave today. Whitney’s furious to learn that Ricky slept with Mandy. Ricky wants to prove to Bianca she’s the only one that matters and gets a tattoo saying ...
|Jan. 17, 2012|
|28x12 Thursday 19th January, 2012 |
Ben’s eager to finish repairing the stock car for Phil. Phil plans to take Jay to a fight night on his birthday. DCI Marsden approaches Ben, reminding him to call if he remembers ...
|Jan. 19, 2012|
|28x13 Friday 20th January, 2012 |
Shirley takes the family out for Phil’s birthday lunch at the Argee Bhajee. Phil and Jay eagerly anticipate the fight night. DCI Marsden questions whether Ben’s telling the truth, ...
|Jan. 20, 2012|
|28x14 Monday 23rd January, 2012 |
Convinced he’s in the right, Ben refuses DCI Marsden’s offer to relocate him. When Abi asks if Ben’s okay, he tells her he was the one that put Phil in jail. However, when Jay ...
|Jan. 23, 2012|
|28x15 Tuesday 24th January, 2012 |
Ben’s slept in the Arches. Derek’s kind, talking to Ben and buying him breakfast before leaving with Ben’s keys. Derek drops in to R&R and sees Shirley and Heather unpacking alcohol. ...
|Jan. 24, 2012|
|28x16 Thursday 26th January, 2012 |
Lucy attempts to persuade Jane to stay in Walford. Ian plugs in the ‘Kathy’s’ sign, optimistic Shirley will run Phil’s businesses into the ground. Faced with the reality of ...
|Jan. 26, 2012|
|28x17 Friday 27th January, 2012 |
Ian hosts a lunch for Jane. Tanya doesn’t turn up and later avoids Jane in Booty. Jane feels guilty when Ian tries to persuade her Bobby, Ben and Lucy need her in Walford. Christian ...
|Jan. 27, 2012|
|28x18 Monday 30th January, 2012 |
Lucy suggests Tyler take Whitney driving when Fatboy can’t. Whilst driving, their hands touch and Tyler snaps at Whitney. Fatboy gets a DJ trial in Farringdon. At the Moons’, Whitney’s ...
|Jan. 30, 2012|
|28x19 Tuesday 31st January, 2012 |
Tyler, Anthony and Patrick hide when Derek hammers on the door. Derek warns Michael his brothers owe him money. Derek breaks into the Emporium, threatens to break their legs but offers ...
|Jan. 31, 2012|
|28x20 Tuesday 2nd February, 2012 |
Michael suggests Anthony and Tyler leave Walford to escape Derek. Patrick returns from the police station, he and Derek haven’t been charged. Anthony and Tyler are summoned to R&R. ...
|Feb. 02, 2012|
|28x21 Friday 3rd February, 2012 |
Ben resists Shirley’s attempts to make him visit Phil, but decides to go after Derek tells him if you’re going to shaft someone, do it properly. At the prison, despite Phil’s ...
|Feb. 03, 2012|
|28x22 Monday 6th February, 2012 |
Michael is frustrated when Jack defends Derek’s actions, declaring that Michael is at fault for trying to screw Derek over. Michael offers Roxy his help with the Brannings but Roxy ...
|Feb. 06, 2012|
|28x23 Thursday 7th February, 2012 |
After a sleepless night, Masood repeats that nothing happened with Ayesha but can’t deny considering it. Zainab sets into cleaning mode, determined to de-clutter their lives. Masood ...
|Feb. 07, 2012|
|28x24 Thursday 9th February, 2012 |
Jack receives a letter that puts him in a reflective mood before he leaves for court. Outside the courtroom Roxy gives Jack one more chance to be honest but is left gutted when he doesn’t ...
|Feb. 09, 2012|
|28x25 Friday 10th February, 2012 |
Roxy arrives back on the Square triumphant; Amy’s coming home. The Mitchells arrive at the Butchers’ for Amy but Bianca lies that Jack has taken her. Shirley fires Bianca before ...
|Feb. 10, 2012|
|28x26 Monday 13th February, 2012 |
Andrew looks at engagement rings while Heather finds herself caught in the middle of Dot and Rose’s wedding plans. Heather asks Patrick to give her away, welling up when he says he’d ...
|Feb. 13, 2012|
|28x27 Tuesday 14th February, 2012 |
Whitney feels suffocated when Fatboy bombards her with Valentine’s presents while Lucy is put out when Whitney is the one who persuades Lauren to come out. Whitney cringes at Fatboy’s ...
|Feb. 14, 2012|
|28x28 Thursday 16th February, 2012 |
Whitney remains apprehensive about the trip to Paris. Tyler attempts to apologize to Anthony but he doesn’t want to know. When Whitney joins Fatboy for lunch, Jean’s talk of ‘Mr ...
|Feb. 16, 2012|
|28x29 Friday 17th February, 2012 |
Whitney storms out of the emporium, shocked and disgusted at Tyler. Agreeing to help Shirley in the café, Shirley suggests that Tyler hasn’t actually cheated on anyone. Fatboy overhears ...
|Feb. 17, 2012|
|28x30 Monday 20th February, 2012 |
Janine refuses to give Fat Boy another club night. Whitney pleads with Janine, determined to make up with Fat Boy. Janine relents. Fat Boy’s enthused but is upset to learn Whitney’s ...
|Feb. 20, 2012|
|28x31 Tuesday 21st February, 2012 |
Derek sees an acquaintance from the nick, Andy, delivering vodka to the Vic and offers him a one off job. It’s Jack’s day with Amy and he’s angry when Roxy fails to show up. Derek ...
|Feb. 21, 2012|
|28x32 Thursday 23rd February, 2012 |
Andy accepts the job and informs Derek some of the vodka wasn’t delivered yesterday. Roxy, Alfie and Billy intercept the vodka delivery at R&R. Derek rings the supplier, aggrieved ...
|Feb. 23, 2012|
|28x33 Friday 24th February, 2012 |
Shirley tells Jack that Roxy never came home, Jack confronts Derek. Derek alleges he misunderstood Jack. At Phil’s, Roxy worries she’s not safe. Shirley’s adamant it’s over. ...
|Feb. 24, 2012|
|28x34 Monday 27th February, 2012 |
Max’s distracted, Roxy keeps taunting him about having seen her naked. Max sees Tanya and Jack hugging, and persuades Jack to join him at Alfie’s poker game instead of taking up ...
|Feb. 27, 2012|
|28x35 Tuesday 28th February, 2012 |
While Lucy and Lauren search for evidence of Mandy’s affair, Mandy pre-empts Lucy’s bracelet revelation, spinning Ian a convoluted story involving digitally altered photos. Lucy ...
|Feb. 28, 2012|
|28x36 Thursday 1st March, 2012 |
Lucy’s invited ‘L’ to come at one o’clock. Ian’s hopeful when Lucy makes lunch, but quickly realises everyone’s forgotten his birthday. Mandy and Alfie whisk Ian to the ...
|Mar. 01, 2012|
|28x37 Thursday 2nd March, 2012 |
Janine tells Michael she wants him - not just for the baby, for her. She’s upset when Michael seems unmoved. Janine’s cheered when Billy tells her a developer wants to talk to her, ...
|Mar. 02, 2012|
|28x38 Friday 5th March, 2012 |
Hung-over, Lauren skives off work. She drinks in the Vic, tries to flirt with Tyler and jokes Fat Boy will always be single. Lauren downs shots at R&R and steals a clubber’s drink. ...
|Mar. 05, 2012|
|28x39 March 6, 2012 |
Zainab feels cursed by Yusef’s money and after witnessing Tamwar and Afia’s relationship at breaking point she ends up making a surprising admission. Max and Tanya confront their ...
|Mar. 06, 2012|
|28x40 March 8, 2012 |
Tensions continue to increase between Masood family after Zainab confesses the truth about what really happened the night Yusef died. Amira has to question her life and make a big ...
|Mar. 08, 2012|
|28x41 March 9, 2012 |
Mandy is not happy when she finds her mother passed out with a bottle of vodka. Lorraine showing her true colours after they argue. Lucy soon realises what Lorraine is really like and ...
|Mar. 09, 2012|
|28x42 March 12, 2012 |
Phil finally agrees to let Shirely visit him in prison. Following a brief visit from Mandy’s mum, things could be rocky for Ian and Janine. Tensions increase in the Branning’s house ...
|Mar. 12, 2012|
|28x43 March 13, 2012 |
Tanya’s last consultation is just around the corner and reality begins to kick in and everybody begins to feel the pressure. Ben attempts to distance himself from his dad and opens ...
|Mar. 13, 2012|
|28x44 March 15, 2012 |
Cora recounts fond memories of Tanya’s youth to Lauren as they wait her scan results. Ian begins to feel more and more uncomfortable at being embroiled in Ben’s lies. Heather is ...
|Mar. 15, 2012|
|28x45 March 16, 2012 |
Shirley and Andrew end up coming to blows at Heather's hen do. Ian is left in turmoil when he wrestles with the enormity of Ben's lie. Dot and Cora are left speechless after they stumble ...
|Mar. 16, 2012|
|28x46 March 19, 2012 |
Andrew is happy when Heather chooses him over Shirley. Ben is scared after Marsden shows up and arrests him for perverting the course of justice after his lie is finally revealed. Ben ...
|Mar. 19, 2012|
|28x47 March 20, 2012 |
Ben prepares himself to be attacked by his dad as he is released from prison. Phil, Ben and Jay try to hide their real emotions during Phil’s ‘welcome home’ dinner.
|Mar. 20, 2012|
|28x48 March 21, 2012 |
Dot, Cora and Rose continue to work on Heather’s wedding dress not knowing what has happened. Andrew shows up at the crime scene and his worst fears are realised. Phil watches Jay ...
|Mar. 21, 2012|
|28x49 March 22, 2012 |
Phil waits with an upset Shirley for news about Jay and Ben’s interviews. Rose lies to the police about Andrew’s whereabouts. Dot, Cora and Patrick are shocked to learn about Heather’s ...
|Mar. 22, 2012|
|28x50 March 26, 2012 |
A grief-stricken Shirley attempts to come to terms with the loss of her best friend as emotions run high. Ben feels guilty and is scared that Jay is going to crack under pressure.
|Mar. 26, 2012|
|28x51 March 27, 2012 |
Shirley is happy after she is told that George can stay with her until they can track down Darren. His presence though ends up serving as a constant reminder of Heather. Phil is worried ...
|Mar. 27, 2012|
|28x52 March 29, 2012 |
Phil attempts to hold his family together as he worries about Jay’s whereabouts. Plans are being made Laurens 18th birthday. Jean is appointed Events Manager at the pub.
|Mar. 29, 2012|
|28x53 March 30, 2012 |
The tribute karaoke event for Heather is held but while Jean is doing her best to make sure it all goes well, the night ends up taking a bad turn after Shirley turns up. Mandy is upset ...
|Mar. 30, 2012|
|28x54 April 2, 2012 |
After Ian finally manages to track down Mandy, he begs her to come home by getting down on one knee and asking her to put back on back her engagement ring. Jack and Denise end up clashing ...
|Apr. 02, 2012|
|28x55 April 3, 2012 |
A poker game ends up seeing the men seperated from the boys. With the stakes are raised, Phil and Derek battle it out to come out on tops. Cora confronts Max and Roxy about their relationship. ...
|Apr. 03, 2012|
|28x56 April 5, 2012 |
When he becomes involved in another of Derek’s dodgy deals, Alfie thinks about his actions and realises he is playing with fire. Kim dresses to impress Ray when she works in the pub. ...
|Apr. 05, 2012|
|28x57 April 6, 2012 |
Dot is left feeling moved after Andrew gives a passionate speech about how much he loved Heather, and her belief that he killed her starts to falter. Derek decides that he can no longer ...
|Apr. 06, 2012|
|28x58 April 9, 2012 |
It is still very tense in the Mitchell household and baby George’s presence is making it hard for Jay and Ben to deal with everything that has happened. Phil ends up being forced ...
|Apr. 09, 2012|
|28x59 April 10, 2012 |
Phil is concerned after Ben has to go to an interview relating to the false accusations he made against him. Ben is finding it really hard to hold everything together. Shirley makes ...
|Apr. 10, 2012|
|28x60 April 12, 2012 |
Everyone gets ready to attend Heather’s funeral. Shirley is really angey after she sees Andrew is planning to go and she makes it clear that he is not welcome. Ben desperately attempts ...
|Apr. 12, 2012|
|28x61 April 13, 2012 |
The Mitchell family are panicking about DS Crisps latest arrest and things look even worse for them when Shirley, with Andrew's help, becomes to find the identity of Heather’s killer. ...
|Apr. 13, 2012|
|28x62 April 16, 2012 |
Lucy eagerly awaits to find out what is the new name for the cafe. Alfie attempts to find a way to pay Derek off and Roxy comes up with an idea to help. Shirley’s constant reminiscing ...
|Apr. 16, 2012|
|28x63 April 17, 2012 |
Derek causes trouble after he tells Ian that the reason Mandy is doing good business in the café is because she is keeping the male customers happy. Ben and Jay go back to school in ...
|Apr. 17, 2012|
|28x64 April 19, 2012 |
After Alfie has to complete another one of Derek’s ‘jobs' he ends ends up going missing and Roxie panics. She is not happy after she realises that she has been sucked into another ...
|Apr. 19, 2012|
|28x65 April 20, 2012 |
Shirley and Andrew are left feeling surprised after they find out that Phil was behind Jean's decision not to go to the police and they decide to confront him. Whitney, Carol and Bianca ...
|Apr. 20, 2012|
|28x66 April 23, 2012 |
Shirley ends up throwing herself into attempting to solve Heather’s murder and finds herself being lured by Derek. Cora is worried how much longer Tanya and Max’s relationship will ...
|Apr. 23, 2012|
|28x67 April 24, 2012 |
Derek ends up teasing Shirley about whether or not they slept together. Phil is furious after he discovers Shirley stayed at Derek’s for the night. Max makes a romantic gesture for ...
|Apr. 24, 2012|
|28x68 April 26, 2012 |
Bianca ends up losing it after she is fined for using a dodgy electricity meter key and ends up in a massive argument with her mother. Whitney confronts Tyler about the girls’ numbers ...
|Apr. 26, 2012|
|28x69 April 27, 2012 |
Realising that she is fighting a battle she can not win, Bianca makes a decision and turns to Janine for help. Ian ends up firing Bianca from her job at the café. Bianca runs through ...
|Apr. 27, 2012|
|28x70 April 30, 2012 |
Mandy is desperate to sort out the problems she and Ian are having. She is surprised after she sees her mum back in Walford. After Lorraine tells her that she is really unwell, Mandy ...
|Apr. 30, 2012|
|28x71 May 1, 2012 |
Ian ends up buyiung a cruise, determined to keep Mandy happy after his earlier outburst despite his money problems. Michael is under pressure as he is determined to show Janine that ...
|May. 01, 2012|
|28x72 May 3, 2012 |
Michael is determined to get his hands on Alfie's money after the wedding venue want a down payment. Mandy finally finds the courage to go see her mum in hospital.
|May. 03, 2012|
|28x73 May 4, 2012 |
Tanya and Max are pleased when Lauren returns home, but they are soon suspicious that she could be drinking again. Ian ends up loosing his temper with his daughter. Carol’s money ...
|May. 04, 2012|
|28x74 May 7, 2012 |
Whitney, Lucy and Lauren decide to go on a girls night out but the evening ends in disaster when Lauren makes a terrible choice after getting drunk. Tyler and Whitney’s relationship ...
|May. 07, 2012|
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