EastEnders is a BBC television programme, in the United Kingdom. It has been running since February 1985, and has had over 4700 episodes, and is known as a soap opera. The programme is a rival of Coronation Street and Emmerdale. It is usually shown on BBC One.
The programme is in a pretend area of East London, called Walford. It is filmed in Elstree, a village in Borehamwood. Like Coronation Street, most action is around a local pub. The pub in EastEnders is called The Queen Vic.
Arguments between members of one family, or between different families, are often in the storyline.