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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
JAS84 posted:
Maybe next week's episodes are actually the last ones they filmed? The lockdown one - which is longer than usual - would serve as the season finale. Doctors would've gone off air in time for Wimbledon at the end of the month anyway.


Would Doctors have gone off air for the Euros maybe?
SW
Steve Williams
JAS84 posted:
Maybe next week's episodes are actually the last ones they filmed? The lockdown one - which is longer than usual - would serve as the season finale. Doctors would've gone off air in time for Wimbledon at the end of the month anyway.


The Radio Times confirms the lockdown one next Friday is indeed the last in the series, which would be pretty consistent with previous years.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Seems BBC Scotland have ran out of River City episodes as Holby City is on at its normal time.
Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Maybe next week's episodes are actually the last ones they filmed? The lockdown one - which is longer than usual - would serve as the season finale. Doctors would've gone off air in time for Wimbledon at the end of the month anyway.


The Radio Times confirms the lockdown one next Friday is indeed the last in the series, which would be pretty consistent with previous years.

To be pedantic I think bizarrely the series of Doctors don’t end with summer break but sometime in about October or November.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Jon posted:
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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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Jon posted:
JAS84 posted:
Maybe next week's episodes are actually the last ones they filmed? The lockdown one - which is longer than usual - would serve as the season finale. Doctors would've gone off air in time for Wimbledon at the end of the month anyway.


The Radio Times confirms the lockdown one next Friday is indeed the last in the series, which would be pretty consistent with previous years.

To be pedantic I think bizarrely the series of Doctors don’t end with summer break but sometime in about October or November.
What are the normal filming dates? Would they have currently been filming if not for the pandemic? Because I can certainly see the show not returning until late Autumn if they've lost filming time.
JO
Johnr
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530k (5.9%) for the DOND repeat yesterday which isn't too bad. Seemed to grow from its lead-in. Channel 4 have done far worse (both audience and share wise) in daytime of late *cough* The Steph Show *cough*.


That slipped under my radar, thought they had knocked the idea of repeating it on the head!

One thing I've wondered, would Noel (and perhaps even the 'celebrity' in these specials) receive any sort of royalty fee for the repeat? Presumably Ben Shephard and Bradley Walsh it is all part of the contract since their shows are still active, but Deal has been off air for over 3 years now!

Coincidentally he seems to have settled down in New Zealand anyway!
SW
Steve Williams
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 remember about a decade or so ago, the Radio Times announced that an episode of 'stEnders was the 1000th or something, and someone wrote in to say they'd already celebrated that years earlier. It turned out that they decided to start the numbering again from one when it went four times a week.

Richard Marson talks in his book about how when he became editor of Blue Peter, one of his ambitions was to work out how many episodes there had actually been, because they'd been massively inconsistent over the years - sometimes the Flies The World specials were counted as normal episodes, sometimes they weren't, some episodes not made due to strikes were numbered but some weren't - and it took ages to work it out.

It reminds me that Look-In's issue numbers always used to return to one every January, so the last issue of the year would be No 52 and the following week's was No 1. Used to totally baffle me.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
The actual 1000th episode had been well back in 1994!
BU
buster London London
And here's the trailer for it, followed by Dean Gaffney in the broom cupboard introducing Neighbours.



I recall that cockup - RT seemingly took it upon themselves to celebrate based on the internal numbering they could see without checking with the show. It even got mentioned in the continuity VO into the episode itself, presumably because the announcer was using the Radio Times for information. Lessons learnt all round there I suspect...
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
We'll be seeing that episode on Drama in the next few weeks.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
ITV2 to show Love Island Australia to fill the gap in the schedule this summer.

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