Closer each day... Homer & Way...
That made me laugh to no end.
Another late regional soap was Quayside which ran on YTV and C3NE/TTT in 1997, and was repeated in 1998.
To correct/add to some of the information about regional scheduling - Granada actually showed Blockbusters at 3.20pm twice a week from April 1993, not at 5.10pm. I’m not sure what was going out at 5.10 after H&A moved to 6pm in Jan 1993 - possibly Families twice a week (previously shown at 6pm when the rest of the network saw it in the early afternoon).
It wouldn't have been Families because the Granada scheduling of that series was very odd, despite them producing it. When it began it was networked with Granada alone showing an omnibus on Thursdays at 10.40 - but at some point, Granada stopped showing the network screenings and only showed the omnibus (presumably it was doing way better in that slot). During the brief period in 1992 when they had Home and Away at 5.10 and Granada Tonight at 6.30, they did show Families at six - as well as the omnibus - but that only lasted a few months and by 1993 it was back to being just the omnibus (which my gran never missed, and as she came to our house on a Thursday we had to get her home for 10.40 to see it).
I had to go looking and as said Granada filled the 17.10 slot with "stuff" Movies, games and videos, New adventures of Black beauty, Hunt the pie: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Hunt_the_Pie
, Dinosaurs, Billy? anyone know what that is? The munsters today,
but Blockbuster was moved back to 17.10 slot by September 1993, so everything was moving around all the time.
In 1994, Granada and border tried, Shortland street at 17.10, it never lasted long and thus cooking shows, Take the high road (Friday) , Busman's holiday, home Sylte, Travel Trails, The 051 show? Runway (R) but finally A country practice got most of the slots to burn off the series.
YTV/TT again were looking for stuff like repeats of, talkabout (R), Crosswits(R) and a vets life(R) and new, in between some new regional shows, Strange to think Central had Swot or Wot?, Talkabout and Gardening time at 17.10 before Shortland street come along.
by 1997 Border moved Supermarket sweep to 17.10 to have A country practice go out at 09.25 instead.
Would Border have fed someone else the evening Home and Away? Wouldn't TTT have just taped it from the lunchtime feed?
Its possible it could have also been Grampian, its been noted around this place Grampian and border used to share promo and weekend line ups, along with owning a certain Radio station.