As a fan of Aussie soaps I was always curious as to what stage other regions had reached with their airings. Of all the English regions I feel YTV viewers didn’t get treated as fairly as others as they missed around 800 episodes of The Sullivans, around 250 episodes of Thr Young Doctors, most of NZ’s Shortland Street, all of Blue Heelers, all of Echo Point, all of GP and all of Paradise Beach. STV and UTV also fared badly with Aussie soaps however they did provide far more locally made productions to be screened locally than all other English regions.
We didn’t get Echo Point, Paradise Beach or GP in the Granada region. I know Central showed GP but unsure if any other region showed it.
Apart from A Country Practice, Central we’re ahead of the game with the Aussie Soaps and the same with Shortland Street.