Director-General Tony Hall said the BBC had a "special role to play at this time of national need".
Fans of the BBC soap heaped praise on Jessica Plummer and Toby Alexander Smith for chilling scenes of domestic abuse.
With London one of the worst hit areas they figure it's only a matter of time before it's written into storylines.
The unlucky-in-love undertaker practises popping the question with Lexi in 'EastEnders' next week.
It looks like the wife-beating legal eagle could be uncovered in the BBC soap next week.
The Martin Fowler actor revealed Lacey Turner and Davood Ghadami are honoured to be godparents to baby Hugo.
The 'EastEnders' star was playing golf on holiday in Thailand when the accident happened and has undergone emergency surgery to rebuild his face.
The BBC soap has confirmed that the Walford bad boy will struggle with his hearing following the boat crash drama.
The actor warned followers that children on half-term might be "scaring" people out of boredom.
The Thames river features in the aerial shot of London that has made up the soap’s opening credits since the show began in 1985.