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Brekkie Wales Wales Today

Coronation Street

Although he had some key storylines he was never more than a B-list character really, so they might get away with it. I guess Ryan has been the most recent recast "current" adult character, but again not really an A-lister on the street so they got away with it.
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JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today

Coronation Street

I read about the possible recast as well. I was never that keen on Todd as a character to be honest, especially in his most recent stint (nothing to do with Bruno Langley, I just didn't like the character much). I guess they want to bring him back to cause trouble between Billy and Paul.
JO
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87)

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Johnr posted:
If it was filmed post lock down, naugty Glasgow for sneaking in a few handshakes at the end Very Happy

Just read on Digital Spy the first 14 episodes were recorded early March but the next lot have been delayed until September, so there'll probably be some slight tweaks for those


I'm impressed they've managed to film 14 episodes in March, that means they will no gap between episodes if they manage to finish filming the next batch in September.

I wonder how Only Connect will film its episodes with the adjustment? Mastermind I assume can film without the audience and the contestants spaced apart.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Coronation Street

Reports tonight they're recasting Todd Grimshaw.

Yes (although based on the above, if it’s The Sun it may be made up). I’m not sure about that, recastings tend to only work if the character has been mostly in the background up to that point, like children or background characters.

Todd had a vast history of stories behind him over many years and various different eras and is still quite fresh in the mind.

Having said that Nick Tilsley worked, and Tracey did (although the old Tracey mostly just went up stairs and played her tapes).
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today

The Sport Thread

Regardless of the crowd situation reports tonight the PL will return to relative normality next year with just the usual matches on Sky/BT/Amazon available for broadcast and also the drinks breaks being scrapped due to fear they may lead to in-half advertising. Five substitutes will remain for the season though.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/premier-league-scrap-water-breaks-22349146
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today

Coronation Street

Reports tonight they're recasting Todd Grimshaw.
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PE
peterh Central (East) East Midlands Today

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Remember a National lockdown is the last result for a bad situation as to which every solution has already been used and failed to solve an issue from which a society needs protection, the problem as we have seen is that it scares people, wrecks economies and standards of living, children’s educations and are quite hard to enforce, so they are only used as a last resort, they want to keep doing local actions this is preferable Currently
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Emmerdale

Jez posted:
I assume the sudden absence of Kerry in Emmerdale, as mentioned tonight, is because Laura Norton isn't able to return to filming yet. The scene with Bob and Amelia seemed to be a bit of a filler scene. Also social distancing is really noticeable now, the scene where Dan returned and Amelia wasn't able to go near him and the social distancing between Belle and Matty at the hospital just a couple of examples.

And then Bob offered to push Dan’s wheelchair which he obviously refused as he would have had to come with 2m of him

In normal circumstances Brenda would no doubt have walked past at the exact moment they arrived back as well
LL
London Lite Founding member London London

London Live

The only advantage is that LL haven't sold to That's TV. The debt pile must be too large for Dan Cass and co to take on.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today

Coronation Street

Yet they won't stop.
SD
SuperDave London London

London Live

They pulled everything described as ‘news’ back in March and have been in breach of their programme commitments ever since, but I doubt London Live or Ofcom give a s#*t.
JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today

Emmerdale

I assume the sudden absence of Kerry in Emmerdale, as mentioned tonight, is because Laura Norton isn't able to return to filming yet. The scene with Bob and Amelia seemed to be a bit of a filler scene. Also social distancing is really noticeable now, the scene where Dan returned and Amelia wasn't able to go near him and the social distancing between Belle and Matty at the hospital just a couple of examples.