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Whataday9,923 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
The Channel 5 deals give both soaps long term funding. Indeed, ITV offered double the money to keep Home and Away, but Channel 5 committed to it for far longer.

I think H&A has had far more care and attention on Channel 5 than it ever had on ITV.
Brekkie31,384 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It went down hill when they got rid of the opening theme Laughing

Actually quite a bit of truth to that. And not only have they lost the call to arms, they're having to make the equivalent of around 10 episodes extra a year to fill the time once taken by the titles.
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itsrobert6,278 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
I haven't watched Home and Away since it left ITV but I was a very long-term viewer of Neighbours. Eventually by early 2017 I was becoming tired of it and I thought I'd have a break. Turns out I never went back. I saw a trailer for it recently and it looks like a completely unrecognisible show now. Maybe both soaps have just run their course?

If you want classic Aussie soaps, I would go for Prisoner Cell Block H or The Sullivans any day. They were fab!
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 550 posts since 20 Sep 2007
The Channel 5 deals give both soaps long term funding. Indeed, ITV offered double the money to keep Home and Away, but Channel 5 committed to it for far longer.

I think H&A has had far more care and attention on Channel 5 than it ever had on ITV.


Channel 5 has life rights to H&A, as long as it’s still being made by Seven, it’ll air in the U.K.

The original Neighbours deal on Channel 5 was £300m over 10 years but I think they are paying a lot less for it now. I would say Neighbours is more valuable for the channel it gets just over 1m in the 1345 slot alone when you include consolidated figures. I wouldn’t be shocked if they beat ITV when it’s own.
kernow1,253 posts since 18 Jan 2006
It went down hill when they got rid of the opening theme Laughing

Actually quite a bit of truth to that. And not only have they lost the call to arms, they're having to make the equivalent of around 10 episodes extra a year to fill the time once taken by the titles.


Part of that is now filled by recaps at the start of each episode, which they never originally had.

Nothing can ever beat the original theme:

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bkman19901,182 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
RTÉ have the rights to H&A in Ireland. If this show was scrapped altogether by Seven; RTÉ would have to tweak their schedules on both RTÉ One & RTÉ2 during each day of the weekdays & probably during the weekends. On RTÉ One; they have the show after the RTÉ One O'Clock News & Weather. On RTÉ2; it's shown after a double bill of The Simpsons which starts at 5pm & ends at 6pm. Neighbours comes up first at 6pm. H&A comes up at 6:30pm. I don't know what the viewership is like now with Neighbours and H&A on RTÉ.

I would assume that the TAM Ireland viewership figures per episode are published on the RTÉ website?
Brekkie31,384 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It went down hill when they got rid of the opening theme Laughing

Actually quite a bit of truth to that. And not only have they lost the call to arms, they're having to make the equivalent of around 10 episodes extra a year to fill the time once taken by the titles.


Part of that is now filled by recaps at the start of each episode, which they never originally had.

I'm sure they've had them as long as I can remember, though initially after the titles.

Anyway over on MediaSpy (our Aussie equivalent) this news being taken as seriously as when BM11 reports the demise of the BBC.
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DJ Dave1,866 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
I haven't watched Home and Away since it left ITV but I was a very long-term viewer of Neighbours. Eventually by early 2017 I was becoming tired of it and I thought I'd have a break. Turns out I never went back. I saw a trailer for it recently and it looks like a completely unrecognisible show now. Maybe both soaps have just run their course?

If you want classic Aussie soaps, I would go for Prisoner Cell Block H or The Sullivans any day. They were fab!

To be fair I haven't watched Neighbours for years, I think it moving to five as it was then I just lost interest. I do think someone had their had screwed on though giving it a revamp a few years ago and bringing back the old logo and a better version of the theme.

Wasn't Sons and Daughters a Aussie soap? I remember that being on itv in the afternoon if I was off school Smile
Night Thoughts226 posts since 24 Jan 2016
London London
[quote="kernow" pid="1176248"]
It went down hill when they got rid of the opening theme Laughing



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qy7miW-XAQ


The song doesn't really seem quite right in my memory without it being faded down, the end credits flipping into the screen by 45 degrees and Andrew Gardner intoning: "On Thames News at six..."




If you want classic Aussie soaps, I would go for Prisoner Cell Block H or The Sullivans any day. They were fab!


The Sullivans! A programme made 40 years ago which depicted life 30 years before that.... Shocked

Strange to think what a massive cult following Prisoner had, too. Hasn't realised it had been scrapped as long ago as 1986.