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Lester269 posts since 29 Apr 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I agree the actual street (i.e. the actual terraced houses) is similar but what I was getting at is the amount of shops and services in close proximity, where is the pub on the corner? Where is the newsagent, mechanics, hairdressers, factory, doctors, fast food outlets and posh restaurants?


I don't know if it's just me, but surely it's pretty common to have a hair salon, shops, coffee house and takeaways all on the same street? And I can think of one area near me in particular where those shops are in close proximity to a doctors surgery, several dentists and a small industrial site.

If anything it's a miracle that Greggs hasn't waded in and closed the tram station so they've got a unit next to Costa, and Wetherspoons hasn't snapped up the Rovers.


Oh ok, sounds like I need to move to a back street in Salford then!
Revolution247 posts since 27 Oct 2005
London London
It's a shame they haven't built a permanent Weatherfield Recorder set, could be a hotbed for stories, and tailor made for someone like Daniel. Heck, even Toyah who would make for a better agony aunt columnist than landlady.
davidhorman1,906 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
If they were done live, it presumably wouldn't be by getting the prop phone to ring, it would be played in as an effect


I was thinking they'd want to do it live so it sounded realistic - for example in the episode it rang in his pocket, then he brought it out to answer it. But it's probably much easier to add it in post with a filter.

I still remember being impressed by an episode of Eastenders where a plane was heard going overhead (wonder if they still do that, haven't noticed) outside, and could be still be heard when the scene cut to inside. Ironically I was doing a sponsored silence at the time, but forgot, and remarked on it.
Andrew12,680 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It's a shame they haven't built a permanent Weatherfield Recorder set, could be a hotbed for stories, and tailor made for someone like Daniel. Heck, even Toyah who would make for a better agony aunt columnist than landlady.

The Gazette has been unrealistic for years, it’s portrayed as if they employ tabloid style hacks eager for the next scoop. In reality they’d have two reporters based miles away copying and pasting Weatherfield council press releases!
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JexedBack52 posts since 15 Nov 2016
South East Today
The new set areas look great - in terms of the shows history, I just don’t believe those shops have always been there. Surely someone would have referenced the tram station or other shop around the corner. And a Costa on a back street? Never.
I would have gone for something a bit newer, apartments with a gym, at least it’s more realistic. Victoria Street terraces
demolished for this etc
tightrope78930 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline
Here's a classic clip I thought some would appreciate!



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james-20012,909 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Watching episodes from the 60s, 70s and 80s, boom mics seemed to drop into shot a lot. We've even seen it a couple of times on the ITV3 episodes. I guess it didn't help that back then they basically did the whole show "as live" and it was too much effort to start again over such a thing.
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