Eastenders has many values, here is a list of some of them:
- Family: This includes dilemas, love and resolve.
An example of a dilema was Sam Mitchell's unexpected return and her involvement with the police. The episode usually starts with a dilema and ends with one too.
- Community: This has an impact on each storyline as each member of the community has something to tell. Also, there are places which attract community attention.
E.g. The Queen Victoria Pub (commonly known as 'The Vic'), The break-in at the community centre and the involvement of the police.
- Relationships: Relationships have an important part in Eastenders as they hold the key to how people act towards eachother. For example, Bradley and Stacey's relationship was very romantic at times, but was very on-edge for the majority of times. This affected how they acted towards eachother in later episodes.
- The past: 'What happens in the past stays in the past'. - This phrase and value is very important for Eastenders, as it's always very exciting for the audience when they see a character have a flashback or if someone that character knows comes back for them.
This can be doubled-up with Relationships, for example, as with Ricky and Sam.