The Masood family, EastEnders
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The Masoods headline in Christmas EastEnders

22 December 2011 Last updated at 16:15 GMT

Misery, mayhem and murder as the soaps go into battle to make their episodes the ones to watch on Christmas Day.

This year, the Masoods headline the EastEnders Christmas storyline which centres around domestic abuse.

So harrowing are the scenes of violence between the couple that the soap will air after the 9pm watershed.

Asian Network's Shabnam Mahmood spoke to some of the cast.