Mike Jones is a fictional character from BBC soap opera Eastenders, portrayed by James Harrison. Mike was first introducted in 1987, portrayed as a hard working young man throughout the 1990s until something snaps in the latter part of the decade sees the character kill off Tiffany Mitchell and Saskia Duncan in early 1999. Mike was later sentenced to a minimum 19 years imprisonment, this coincided with Harrison's departure from the show. Jones married Teresa di Marco in 1998 before she filed for divorce whilst Jones was in the second year of his sentence which saw the character return for a one-off appearance. Harrison rejoined the show in 2018 to coincide with the characters release from prison.
The character is seen at the end of episode 5689 on April 13, 2018 stood outside The Queen Victoria Pub during a thunderstorm. This saw 28 million tune in for episode 5690 on April 16, 2018 the highest since 30.15 million tuned in to watch the 1986 Christmas episode.