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Si-Co2,122 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
UK soaps very rarely feature the same characters in two back to back scenes where there has been an apparent lapse of time between them. EastEnders used to do it in the early days. I’ve seen it done a few times on Corrie and Brookside over the years - sometimes as a result of a commercial break cut out of the omnibus, but not always.

We are accustomed to such time lapses on films, dramas and imported soaps, so I’m not sure why it’s deemed such a no-no in our home-grown soaps, which prefer to disguise any time lapse, even by using unnecessary filler scenes. A cross-fade or establishing shot could be just as effective.
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chris4,202 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
I think the style of soaps is to make it feel like real life: I can’t just jump from a pub to the corner shop in a matter of seconds, so by providing a middle scene it gives you a passage of time.

And please Si-Co, let’s leave crossfades in the 80s where they belong.
james-20014,838 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Today's ITV3 episodes are the final ones that were shown by Thames, TVS and TSW. Tomorrow's first episode will be the first shown by Westcountry and Meridian, and the second will be the first shown by Carlton (as it was a Friday, LWT showed the first edition of 1993).
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