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2012 was the year in which Britain celebrated the 2012 Olympics, which were held in London, and the Queen's diamond jubilee. Additionally, 2012 was the 27th year of EastEnders.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Derek Branning Jamie Foreman Until December

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Duff Duff Viewers (millions)
4348/4349 1 1 January 2012 Jennie Darnell Simon Ashdown 10.69
4350 2 2 January 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Rob Gittins 10.98
4351 3 3 January 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Jeff Povey 10.21
4352 4 5 January 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Jeff Povey 10.2
4353 5 6 January 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Kim Revill David Wicks 9.84
4354 6 9 January 2012 Clive Arnold Christopher Reason 9.77
4355 7 10 January 2012 Clive Arnold Christopher Reason 9.45
4356 8 12 January 2012 Clive Arnold Richard Lazarus 9.55
4357 9 13 January 2012 Clive Arnold Simon Ashdown David Wicks 9.99
4358 10 16 January 2012 Jamie Annett Rebecca Wojciechowski 9.96
4359 11 17 January 2012 Jamie Annett Sally Abbott 9.56
4360 12 19 January 2012 Jamie Annett Paul Matthew Thompson 9.53
4361 13 20 January 2012 Jamie Annett Jake Riddell 9.55
4362 14 23 January 2012 Nicky Higgens Peter Mattessi 9.74
4363 15 24 January 2012 Nicky Higgens Paul Mari 8.84
4364 16 26 January 2012 Nicky Higgens Matt Evans 9.1
4365 17 27 January 2012 Nicky Higgens Wendy Granditer Jane Beale 8.92
4366 18 30 January 2012 John Greening Perrie Balthazar 9.35
4367 19 31 January 2012 John Greening Jesse O'Mahoney 9.12
4368 20 2 February 2012 John Greening Jesse O'Mahoney 9.23
4369 21 3 February 2012 John Greening Christopher Reason 10.04
4370 22 6 February 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Daran Little 9.25
4371 23 7 February 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Daran Little 9.4
4372 24 9 February 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Nick Hicks-Beach 9.85
4373 25 10 February 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Pete Lawson 9.48
4374 26 13 February 2012 Steve Finn Lauren Klee 9.53
4375 27 14 February 2012 Steve Finn Lauren Klee 9.24
4376 28 16 February 2012 Steve Finn Heather Robson 6.49
4377 29 17 February 2012 Steve Finn Nicola Wilson 8.96
4378 30 20 February 2012 Daniel Wilson Pete Lawson 9.11
4379 31 21 February 2012 Daniel Wilson Lucy Gannon 8.86
4380 32 23 February 2012 Daniel Wilson Roy Boulter 8.03
4381 33 24 February 2012 Daniel Wilson Richard Lazarus 9.06
4382 34 27 February 2012 Alex Kalymnios Jeff Povey 9.25
4383 35 28 February 2012 Alex Kalymnios Daran Little 9.21
4384 36 1 March 2012 Alex Kalymnios Sharon Marshall 9.21
4385 37 2 March 2012 Alex Kalymnios Perrie Balthazar 8.88
4386 38 5 March 2012 Mickey Jones Peter McTighe 9.09
4387 39 6 March 2012 Mickey Jones Mark Catley 9.1
4388 40 8 March 2012 Mickey Jones Christopher Reason 8.69
4389 41 9 March 2012 Mickey Jones Lauren Klee 8.77
4390 42 12 March 2012 Nigel Douglas Rob Gittins 8.89
4391 43 13 March 2012 Nigel Douglas Carey Andrews 8.98
4392 44 15 March 2012 Nigel Douglas Lauren Klee 8.43
4393 45 16 March 2012 Nigel Douglas Matt Evans 8.55
4394 46 19 March 2012 Nic Phillips Matt Evans Ben Mitchell 9.93
4395 47 20 March 2012 Nic Phillips Jesse O'Mahoney Non character, 9.37
4396 48 21 March 2012 Nic Phillips Jesse O'Mahoney Phil Mitchell 9.11
4397 49 22 March 2012 Nic Phillips Matt Evans 9.47
4398 50 26 March 2012 Richard Platt Jake Riddell Phil Mitchell
Ben Mitchell
8.64
4399 51 27 March 2012 Richard Platt Jeff Povey 8.28
4400 52 29 March 2012 Richard Platt Jeff Povey 8.04
4401 53 30 March 2012 Richard Platt Kim Revill 8.46
4402 54 2 April 2012 Ian White Wendy Granditer Phil Mitchell 8.84
4403 55 3 April 2012 Ian White Wendy Granditer 8.47
4404 56 5 April 2012 Ian White Daran Little 8.07
4405 57 6 April 2012 Ian White Daran Little 7.43
4406 58 9 April 2012 Gwennan Sage Tom Higgins 8.86
4407 59 10 April 2012 Gwennan Sage Christopher Reason 8.34
4408 60 12 April 2012 Gwennan Sage Daisy Coulam Ben Mitchell 8.45
4409 61 13 April 2012 Gwennan Sage Paul Mari 8.71
4410 62 16 April 2012 Tim Mercier Paul Logue 8.74
4411 63 17 April 2012 Tim Mercier Rob Williams 8.46
4412 64 19 April 2012 Tim Mercier Rob Gittins 8.75
4413 65 20 April 2012 Tim Mercier Peter Mattessi Phil Mitchell 8.22
4414 66 23 April 2012 Karl Neilson Matt Evans 8.69
4415 67 24 April 2012 Karl Neilson Matt Evans 8.21
4416 68 26 April 2012 Karl Neilson Richard Lazarus 8.74
4417 69 27 April 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown 7.89
4418 70 30 April 2012 John Greening Lauren Klee 8.53
4419 71 1 May 2012 John Greening Michael Begley 8.81
4420 72 3 May 2012 John Greening Lucy Gannon 8.01
4421 73 4 May 2012 John Greening Christopher Reason 7.87
4422 74 7 May 2012 Richard Lynn Heather Robson 6.39
4423 75 8 May 2012 Richard Lynn Emer Kenny 6.46
4424 76 10 May 2012 Richard Lynn Nick Hicks-Beach 6.75
4425 77 11 May 2012 Richard Lynn Pete Lawson 7.84
4426 78 14 May 2012 Jennie Darnell Perrie Balthazar Ian Beale 8.82
4427 79 15 May 2012 Jennie Darnell Carey Andrews 8.44
4428 80 17 May 2012 Jennie Darnell Rob Gittins 8.09
4429 81 18 May 2012 Jennie Darnell Matthew Barry 8.19
4430 82 21 May 2012 Ian White Patrick Homes 8.03
4431 83 22 May 2012 Ian White Jesse O'Mahoney 7.05
4432 84 24 May 2012 Ian White Jesse O'Mahoney 6.62
4433 85 25 May 2012 Ian White Simon Ashdown 6.84
4434 86 28 May 2012 Clive Arnold Lauren Klee 8.01
4435 87 29 May 2012 Clive Arnold Rebecca Wojciechowski 7.25
4436 88 31 May 2012 Clive Arnold Lucy Gannon Michael Moon 7.44
4437 89 1 June 2012 Clive Arnold Paul Matthew Thompson 6.38
4438 90 5 June 2012 Nicky Higgens Pete Lawson 8.37
4439/4440 91 6 June 2012 Nicky Higgens Tom Needham/Sharon Marshall 6.99
4441 92 7 June 2012 Nicky Higgens Jeff Povey 7.58
4442 93 8 June 2012 Michael Owen Morris Jeff Povey 7.41
4443 94 12 June 2012 Michael Owen Morris Kenny Emson 7.15
4444 95 14 June 2012 Michael Owen Morris Perrie Balthazar 7.35
4445 96 19 June 2012 Michael Owen Morris Perrie Balthazar 7.02
4446/4447 97 20 June 2012 Karl Neilson Matt Evans 8.04
4448/4449 98 22 June 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown Michael Moon 7.81
4450 99 25 June 2012 John Greening Daisy Coulam Non character, 8.24
4451 100 26 June 2012 John Greening Daisy Coulam Michael Moon
Janine Butcher
8
4452 101 29 June 2012 John Greening Wendy Granditer Lola Pearce 7.15
4453 102 2 July 2012 John Greening Rob Gittins 8.59
4454 103 3 July 2012 Jennie Darnell Carey Andrews 6.43
4455 104 4 July 2012 Jennie Darnell Lauren Klee 6.21
4456 105 5 July 2012 Jennie Darnell Rob Gittins 7.32
4457 106 6 July 2012 Jennie Darnell Carey Andrews 7.93
4458 107 9 July 2012 Lee Salisbury Patrick Homes 8.25
4459 108 10 July 2012 Lee Salisbury Sally Abbott 8.08
4460 109 12 July 2012 Lee Salisbury Matt Evans Jay Mitchell 7.25
4461 110 13 July 2012 Lee Salisbury Wendy Granditer Non character, 7.16
4462 111 16 July 2012 Ian White Heather Robson Lola Pearce 8.25
4463 112 17 July 2012 Ian White Lindsay Williams Janine Butcher 7.84
4464 113 19 July 2012 Ian White Peter Mattessi Non character, 7.36
4465 114 23 July 2012 - Part 1 Clive Arnold Matt Evans Lola Pearce 8.46
4466 115 23 July 2012 - Part 2 Clive Arnold Matt Evans Billy Mitchell
Lola Pearce
8.11
4467 116 24 July 2012 Clive Arnold Pete McTighe 7.21
4468 117 25 July 2012 Clive Arnold Pete Lawson 6.93
4469 118 30 July 2012 Ian White Pete Lawson 6.29
4470 119 31 July 2012 Michael Owen Morris Pete Lawson 6.16
4471 120 2 August 2012 Michael Owen Morris Perrie Balthazar 6.09
4472 121 6 August 2012 Michael Owen Morris Christopher Reason 6.97
4473 122 7 August 2012 Michael Owen Morris Lauren Klee Ben Mitchell 6.11
4474 123 9 August 2012 Michael Owen Morris Lauren Klee Phil Mitchell 5.73
4475 124 13 August 2012 - Part 1 Nic Phillips Sharon Marshall 8.55
4476 125 13 August 2012 - Part 2 Nic Phillips Daisy Coulam 7.49
4477 126 14 August 2012 Nic Phillips Daisy Coulam 7.69
4478 127 15 August 2012 Karl Neilson Jeff Povey 8.18
4479 128 16 August 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown 8.27
4480 129 17 August 2012 - Part 1 Karl Neilson Jesse O'Mahoney 7.99
4481 130 17 August 2012 - Part 2 Karl Neilson Jesse O'Mahoney 7.49
4482 131 20 August 2012 John Greening Richard Lazarus 8.03
4483 132 21 August 2012 John Greening Lauren Klee 8.45
4484 133 23 August 2012 John Greening Richard Lazarus Jay Mitchell 7.79
4485 134 24 August 2012 John Greening Rob Williams 7.58
4486 135 27 August 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Sally Abbott 8.37
4487 136 28 August 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Daisy Coulam 8
4488 137 30 August 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Paul Quiney 7.16
4489 138 31 August 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Colin Wyatt 6.75
4490 139 3 September 2012 Ian White Carey Andrews 7.8
4491 140 4 September 2012 Ian White Kirstie Swain 7.95
4492 141 6 September 2012 Ian White Wendy Granditer 7.49
4493 142 7 September 2012 Ian White Pete Lawson 6.67
4494 143 10 September 2012 Jennie Darnell Marc Pye 8.35
4495 144 11 September 2012 Jennie Darnell Jeff Povey 8.06
4496 145 13 September 2012 Jennie Darnell Jeff Povey 8.03
4497 146 14 September 2012 Jennie Darnell Simon Ashdown Janine Butcher 7.62
4498 147 17 September 2012 Richard Lynn Peter McTighe 8.5
4499 148 18 September 2012 Richard Lynn Peter McKenna 8.09
4500 149 20 September 2012 Richard Lynn Rob Gittins 7.73
4501 150 21 September 2012 Richard Lynn Kenny Emson 7.67
4502 151 24 September 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Peter Mattessi 8.27
4503 152 25 September 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Peter Mattessi 8.26
4504 153 27 September 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Rebecca Wojciechowski Syed Masood 8
4505 154 28 September 2012 Piotr Szkopiak Matthew Barry 7.3
4506 155 1 October 2012 Karl Neilson Ben Tagoe 7.9
4507 156 2 October 2012 Karl Neilson Sally Abbott 8.32
4508 157 4 October 2012 Karl Neilson Lindsay Williams 7.57
4509 158 5 October 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown Lola Pearce 8.1
4510 159 8 October 2012 Steve Finn Matt Evans 8.5
4511 160 9 October 2012 Steve Finn Matt Evans Phil Mitchell 8.37
4512 161 11 October 2012 Steve Finn Michael Begley 8.28
4513 162 12 October 2012 Steve Finn Nick Hicks-Beach 6.79
4514 163 15 October 2012 Michael Owen Morris Pete Lawson Christian Clarke 8.49
4515 164 16 October 2012 Michael Owen Morris Pete Lawson 7.65
4516 165 18 October 2012 Michael Owen Morris Carey Andrews Syed Masood 8.49
4517 166 19 October 2012 Michael Owen Morris Carey Andrews 7.86
4518 167 22 October 2012 Rupert Such Patrick Homes 8.49
4519 168 23 October 2012 Rupert Such Paul Mari 8.3
4520 169 25 October 2012 Rupert Such Jesse O'Mahoney 7.8
4521 170 25 October 2012 Rupert Such Jesse O'Mahoney 7.86
4522 171 29 October 2012 Clive Arnold Colin Wyatt 8.76
4523 172 30 October 2012 Clive Arnold Wendy Granditer 8.34
4524 173 1 November 2012 Clive Arnold Katie Douglas 8.12
4525 174 2 November 2012 Clive Arnold Colin Wyatt 7.91
4526 175 5 November 2012 John Howlett Peter Mattessi 8.3
4527 176 6 November 2012 John Howlett Rob Gittins 8.24
4528 177 8 November 2012 John Howlett Tom Needham Syed Masood
Amira Masood
7.84
4529 178 9 November 2012 John Howlett Christopher Reason Kat Moon 7.47
4530 179 12 November 2012 Ian White Jeff Povey 8.68
4531 180 13 November 2012 Ian White Pete Lawson 8.28
4532 181 15 November 2012 Ian White Pete Lawson 5.53
4533 182 19 November 2012 Ian White Carey Andrews 8.84
4534 183 20 November 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Perrie Balthazar 8.39
4535 184 22 November 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Matt Evans 7.77
4536 185 23 November 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Matt Evans 7.95
4537 186 26 November 2012 Lance Kneeshaw Simon Ashdown 8.67
4538 187 27 November 2012 Tim Mercier Wendy Granditer 8.33
4539 188 29 November 2012 Tim Mercier Marc Pye 7.88
4540 189 30 November 2012 Tim Mercier Pete McTighe 7.58
4541 190 3 December 2012 Tim Mercier Rob Gittins 7.22
4542 191 4 December 2012 Richard Lynn Rebecca Wojciechowski 8.46
4543 192 6 December 2012 Richard Lynn Paul Mari 7.62
4544 193 7 December 2012 Richard Lynn Jeff Povey 7.81
4545 194 10 December 2012 Richard Lynn Jeff Povey 8.58
4546 195 11 December 2012 Michael Owen Morris Shazia Rashid 8.35
4547 196 13 December 2012 Michael Owen Morris Christopher Reason 7.81
4548 197 14 December 2012 Michael Owen Morris Christopher Reason 7.45
4549 198 17 December 2012 Michael Owen Morris Kim Revill 8.5
4550 199 18 December 2012 Karl Neilson Sharon Marshall 8.29
4551 200 20 December 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown Derek Branning 9.23
4552 201 21 December 2012 Karl Neilson Simon Ashdown 8.34
4553 202 24 December 2012 Karl Neilson Matt Evans 9.69
4554/4555 203 25 December 2012 Jennie Darnell Simon Ashdown 11.31
4556 204 26 December 2012 Jennie Darnell Matt Evans 9.46
4557/4558 205 27 December 2012 John Howlett Rob Williams/Colin Wyatt 8.85
4559 206 31 December 2012 John Howlett Colin Wyatt 8.44

Key Events

January

February

March

  • 1st - Mandy's mother, Lorraine, returns to the square.
  • 1st - Michael announces that he is no longer helping Janine and her baby.
  • 2nd - It is revealed that Yusuf left everything he owned to Zainab in his will.
  • 2nd - Michael proposes to Janine, who accepts.
  • 8th - Amira leaves Walford.
  • 19th - Heather Trott is killed by Ben Mitchell

April

May

  • 25th - Mandy leaves Walford.

June

July

August

  • 13th - Sharon Mitchell returns to Walford.
  • 24th - Ben Mitchell is finally sent to prison for the murder of Heather and is sentenced to three years and charged with manslaughter.
  • 30th - Anthony Moon leaves Walford.

September

  • 6th - Carly Wicks returns to Walford for a short guest stint.
  • 7th - Carly leaves Walford the following day, taking Shirley Carter with her following the trauma she has suffered after Heather's death.

October

November

December

Promotional photos

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