More episodes Free 3 episodes Rental 22 episodes Episode 6 Duration: 45 minutes Series 3 • Episode 6 True-life soap following the scandals and dramas surrounding a group of real Essex characters. How will the gang react to the events of the last episode? Tweet The Only Way is Essex Real-life soap focusing on a group of Essex characters. The drama unfolds against the backdrop of nail bars, wine bars, flash cars and designer gear. The storylines are part real and part constructed.