Whether you love it or (profess to) hate it, Eastenders is basically a national treasure.
However, we’ll have to make do with two episodes a week now, instead of the usual four. Fortunately, episodes are filmed in advance so all of you soap-fans out there can still get your fix while the pre-recorded episodes last. Filming for Casualty, Doctors and Holby City has also been halted, under these new measures. Additionally, Wales and Scotland will also see the suspension of filming for Pobol y Cwm and River City. (Featured image: BBC)
News: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, filming on #EastEnders will be postponed until further notice… We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two.”
Episodes will now air on Mondays, 8pm and Tuesdays, 7.30pm. pic.twitter.com/Ea9rodkqfh
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) March 18, 2020
This news comes days after the BBC announced a suspension of filming for the very popular Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty. Peaky Blinders was due to start filming its sixth series imminently. There is no news yet from ITV on whether or not Coronation Street and Emmerdale will continue filming.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom — there are still plenty of things to watch on the BBC and elsewhere: here’s a list of 59 bingeworthy TV shows you can watch right now.