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Si-Co2,197 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Of course back then it was only twice a week, so one lost episode would cause a full week gap. By 1990, the Friday episode had been added.


Yes, this happened in 1983 when a Monday episode was pulled due to industrial action at Granada - in the height of the Mike/Deirdre/Ken storyline. So there was a week between episodes. Like you say, it was only shown twice a week so it wouldn’t have felt such a big deal.
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nwtv20038,396 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Of course back then it was only twice a week, so one lost episode would cause a full week gap. By 1990, the Friday episode had been added.


Yes, this happened in 1983 when a Monday episode was pulled due to industrial action at Granada - in the height of the Mike/Deirdre/Ken storyline. So there was a week between episodes. Like you say, it was only shown twice a week so it wouldn’t have felt such a big deal.


This was also the week I believe that led to an unscheduled Omnibus edition of the Street, albeit on Channel 4.

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Stuart7,295 posts since 13 Oct 2003
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For the first ten years or so,. Channel 4 was effectively ITV2, or wouldn't have happened since.

I recall that C4 were the first to introduce a soap omnibus (for Brookside) to pad out their rather empty schedule. I don't remember them having Corrie on there, but it doesn't surprise me as ITV got the advertising revenue at the time, and I suppose it would create some, rather than having that "Programmes continue shortly" card.
JasonB5,143 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
For the first ten years or so,. Channel 4 was effectively ITV2, or wouldn't have happened since.

I recall that C4 were the first to introduce a soap omnibus (for Brookside) to pad out their rather empty schedule. I don't remember them having Corrie on there, but it doesn't surprise me as ITV got the advertising revenue at the time, and I suppose it would create some, rather than having that "Programmes continue shortly" card.


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Si-Co2,197 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
For the first ten years or so,. Channel 4 was effectively ITV2, or wouldn't have happened since.

I recall that C4 were the first to introduce a soap omnibus (for Brookside) to pad out their rather empty schedule. I don't remember them having Corrie on there, but it doesn't surprise me as ITV got the advertising revenue at the time, and I suppose it would create some, rather than having that "Programmes continue shortly" card.


Corrie only appeared the once - as Steve/nwtv2003 states above, an unscheduled omnibus was shown on the Sunday night as the weekday episodes had been disrupted by industrial action at Granada, and had been shown Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30. I think ITV wanted to give viewers who may have missed one of the episodes another chance to see it. Quite surprising it was shown on Four rather than ITV, especially as C4 didn’t have full UK coverage in early 1983. I expect there is a story behind that.
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james-20015,306 posts since 13 Sep 2015
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For the first ten years or so,. Channel 4 was effectively ITV2, or wouldn't have happened since.

I recall that C4 were the first to introduce a soap omnibus (for Brookside) to pad out their rather empty schedule. I don't remember them having Corrie on there, but it doesn't surprise me as ITV got the advertising revenue at the time, and I suppose it would create some, rather than having that "Programmes continue shortly" card.


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