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james-20016,063 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Interesting how much less dated it felt than the current Drama episodes. Only 8 years between them, but feels like it could be more than double that. Even Frank and Phil seem to have aged a lot more than 8 years. Did things really change that much between 1992 and 2000? Feels like more changed in those 8 years than in the 20 years since.
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Rolling News1,164 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Interesting how much less dated it felt than the current Drama episodes. Only 8 years between them, but feels like it could be more than double that. Did things really change that much between 1992 and 2000? Feels like more changed in those 8 years than in the 20 years since.

I have to disagree entirely. Watching that episode from 2000 really made me realise how different and more sensationalized the show is now. It flowed so much more naturally from scene to scene and the reveal was explosive but still felt realistic. As I said above, if that happened now Frank would have been dead by the end of the episode.


To me, at this point in 2000 the show still felt like it had been since 1985. It was around the mid 2000s when things became louder and more sensationalised.
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Si-Co2,293 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Another “Easter egg” in tonight’s episode - the boat is leaving from Fassett Dock (Fassett Square being the real-life Victorian square on which the Albert Square set was modelled.

Kinda on subject - look at these cocktails on sale at the Waterhole in Neighbours:

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Cando1,643 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
I don't think she does any outdoor filming anymore. I've read her make similar "quitting" comments before but her latest storyline seemed to be wound up earlier than expected.
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Si-Co2,293 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It will be a real shame if this turns out to be true. A character of Dot’s longevity deserves more than an off-screen exit. Her final “scene” was Sonia hearing her voice on an answerphone saying “I’ve gone to Ireland”, because she had been led to believe (in error) that Martin had stolen money from her, when in fact it was Sonia. The best we can hope for is an off-screen resolution to that storyline if June has indeed left for good.

I did hope June would call it a day by giving notice so a suitable exit could be filmed (whether that be Dot moving away or passing away). Without meaning to sound morbid, there was always the risk that June could pass suddenly and force an off-screen death/departure, but quitting like this leaves the same show in the same position.

Let’s hope it’s a storm in a teacup and at the very least she returns to film a suitable exit.
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