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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Callum's pre-wedding jitters are at an all-time high, and Zack's big gesture lands him in trouble.
Denise realises that actions speak louder than words, Kat rescues Phil from Vi, and Bobby comes clean and Peter offers advice.
Karen's fears get the better of her, Mick has a decision to make, and Dotty disapproves of Sonia's gesture.
Linda tries to take control of Nancy, Lola worries for Isaac as he drops a bombshell, and Vi insists that Walford is growing on her.
Callum's suspicions of Ben worsen, Mitch and Karen feel accused, Linda can't help but get involved, and Bobby turns to the Foxcatcher for help.
Mitch makes a shocking discovery, Vinny has a few home truths for Callum, and Billy makes a stand.
Callum and Ben receive some bad news, Nancy finally admits the truth, and Bailey makes a big decision.
Honey senses something is not right, Linda is sure Nancy isn't being truthful, and Karen is trying to keep it all together.
Money becomes tight for Mitch and Karen, Kim's matchmaking has no boundaries, and Zack takes a liking to Nancy.
Bernie makes a huge decision, Nancy struggles to look after Ollie and Isaac takes matters into his own hands.
Isaac opens up to his dad, Rainie and Stuart refuse to give up on their dream, and Will lashes out at school.