As of 2015, "EastEnders" has been running in the U.K. for 30 years. The show was first broadcast on BBC One on Feb. 19, 1985. "EastEnders" is one of the U.K.'s most popular shows and has won many awards.
"EastEnders" is set in the fictional London borough of Walford in the capital's East End. The show's primary focus is on Albert Square and the lives of its residents. It is known for its gritty storylines. It was originally broadcast twice weekly; this moved to four episodes a week in 2001. The show celebrated its 30th anniversary with a week of live episodes.