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Classic Emmerdale

(January 2019)

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DE
DE88
Having just read Asa's announcement ( Sad Crying or Very sad Sad Crying or Very sad ) and as 1999 looms, I may as well ask: how far *should* ITV3 go with these repeats?

In all likelihood, they'll try and get as close to the present day as possible (obviously, progression will slow considerably once they reach October 2000, which by my reckoning they'll do this autumn). But if one feels they should stop at some point beforehand (and then go back to 1989 or whenever), when should that point be?
JB
JasonB
Oh my, I can remember the TV forum post about that break sting back in the day


The titles and theme changed on the 20th September 2005 according to this thread: https://tvforum.uk/tvhome/new-emmerdale-titles-font-17732
JA
james-2001
Just saw Belle born today, so presumably we'll be seeing the Dingle's house move from location to a studio set, as the move was done with the reasoning that the location was too cold for a baby.

As was typical for soaps too, she looked nothing like a new born baby and was suprisingly clean, especially for a birth that was done in the middle of a pig shed with no preparation.
JA
james-2001
And as I said, first sighting of the set version of the Dingle's house today- you can quite easily tell the difference.
SC
Si-Co
I don't recall them using that end-of-part one theme before. I assume it was short lived. When did the change into this theme (starting at 0:31 if it doesn't automatically start)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foWFwM-Ccy8


I’m a little surprised to see that ITV were still using “end of part one” and “part two” captions as late as 2006. I’m not sure if this practice stopped overnight across all productions or if the change was gradual. Apart from repeats, do any programmes still retain that wording on bumpers/EOP captions?
JA
james-2001
Emmerdale was one of the last shows still using them. Coronation Street had stopped using them in 1999.
DE
DE88
Looks like the episode of Friday 27 March 2009 was the last with "end of part one" and "part two" captions:




Heartbeat used these captions right to the end, although of course the final series stretched out over two years.
JA
james-2001
Both shows were Yorkshire productions, presumably with a lot of shared crew, maybe some of them were responsible for them being kept so long?
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Did Heartbeat keep them because it was a period piece? The intention was for it to look as though it could have been made in the 60s (except for being in colour)
ET
ethanh05
Did Heartbeat keep them because it was a period piece? The intention was for it to look as though it could have been made in the 60s (except for being in colour)

If that was their intention, it didn't matter as everyone had fell asleep after the opening titles anyway.
RE
Revitt
Why exactly are End of part one and Part two captions frowned upon these days? Personally don't see the problem with them.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Possibly because the make it more of a hassle to reversion programmes for other channels with more ad breaks.

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