To be pedantic I think bizarrely the series of Doctors don’t end with summer break but sometime in about October or November.
There's loads of strange things about what constitutes a "series" in continuing Drama. As the Drama repeats have shown, EastEnders enters a new "series" at the start of every April (meaning "series 1" lasted 6 weeks), I know Holby City starts a new "series" every September, as it was a September when it started being year round, I think Coronation Street is technically still on series 1, as has already been mentioned on another thread The Bill entered a new "series" on the first episode of every year, and according to this episode guide Brookside had 70 "series" (which also gives every episode a title, even though they were never used on screen): http://www.brooksidesoapbox.co.uk/guide_index.htm
Changes to the show though never usually take place with the changing of "series" though, so they don't really seem to mean much apart from internal numbering- with the exception of Brookside if that episode guide is accurate. It seems most changes to the show (new/modified titles, theme music, going widescreen, adding the film look etc.) co-incided with the start of a new "series" going by that.
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