‘EastEnders’: Coronavirus Postpones Filming On BBC’s Flagship Soap; Weekly Air Dates Reduced
Following swimsuit with another fashionable UK programming, the BBC has suspended filming on long-running primetime cleaning soap EastEnders amid the escalating coronavirus disaster. Manufacturing on the collection continues to be ongoing so far as what will be achieved remotely, like scriptwriting.
Stated a BBC spokesperson, “In mild of the unfold of COVID-19, after a lot consideration, it has been determined that filming on EastEnders might be postponed till additional discover. The choice was made after the newest authorities replace. We are going to proceed to observe the newest information and recommendation from the World Well being Group and Public Well being England.”
Together with the filming shift, viewers will now tune into the goings-on at Albert Sq.’s Queen Vic simply two nights every week reasonably than 4 occasions, “in order that we will make sure the viewers can proceed to take pleasure in EastEnders of their properties for so long as potential,” the BBC added.
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The company additionally famous that filming on all BBC Studios persevering with dramas might be postponed till additional discover. Per BBC Information this consists of Docs, Casualty and Holby Metropolis.
Earlier this week, Caryn Mandabach Productions postponed manufacturing on Peaky Blinders Season 6, whereas World Productions suspended filming on Line Of Responsibility. Each collection air on BBC One. Netflix’s The Witcher lately grew to become the primary drama made within the UK to be halted by coronavirus.
ITV in the meantime mentioned filming its fashionable soaps Coronation Road and Emmerdale has grow to be “an actual problem.”
CEO Carolyn McCall mentioned, “We’re filming with fewer solid and crew and we’re scaling again location taking pictures while adhering to the federal government’s tips… By means of a mixture of modifications to manufacturing and scheduling we’re assured that we will preserve broadcasting new episodes of each exhibits over the approaching months.”
The plan might be to limit Coronation Road’s episodes to 3 per week — on Monday, Wednesday and Friday — whereas Emmerdale will proceed to run on every weeknight.
As we famous earlier immediately, fashionable Australian cleaning soap Neighbours has taken a break in filming till this coming Monday as a way to regroup amid the coronavirus disaster.