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.
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Sonia gets more than she bargained for at the gym. Dotty and Tiffany finally come to blows. There's excitement over Bernie's baby scan but something is up with Rainie.
Jean is under pressure as she's pushed to reveal everything. Tiffany gives Sonia an ultimatum – it's her or Dotty.
Martin's discovery about his wife leaves him shocked. Shirley comes clean to Mick. Rainie's suspicions continue to rise.
There's panic as a fire breaks out at the Mitchell's, with people trapped inside. Jack is determined to find out the truth. Jean lands herself in hot water with the police.
Shirley lets her anger get the better of her, with dire consequences all round. Ruby acts out of spite and desperation, and Linda panics that she has been found out when Jack makes a revelation.
Kat gets a call from Scarlett's social worker. Vi's comment leads Rainie on the path to find the truth. Shirley and Jean team up to make some cash in a less than legal way.
Zack meets a new woman in an unlikely place, Gray thinks on his feet to salvage his money issues, and Kat makes a big decision and vows to help Scarlett.
Kat realises she needs to tell her son the truth. Ruby tries to distract Martin as she has broken a promise. Sharon needs some convincing that she's done the right thing, as a familiar face makes an unexpected appearance
Suki plays nasty with Honey, Sharon's conscience is heavy, and Tommy wants answers to important questions.
The Carters appeal to Sharon and Phil. Mick is determined that Zack stay away from Nancy, and Isaac wants to get back to normality.
Nancy makes Zack a tempting offer. Having hurt Ash, Suki tries to make amends. Mick and Shirley get terrible news.