September 05, 2004

UK soaps Coronation Street and Eastenders are shown on Foxtels UKTV channel. Episodes currently screening are 2 years behind episodes screening in the UK. Originally these soaps were shown only 2-3 times a week in UK but now Eastenders is shown 4 times a week and Coronation Street 5 times a week.

For the last couple of years UKTV has started showing double episodes of Eastenders over the Summer to help catch up but never has it shown double eps of Coronation Street. This means it will never catch up unless extra episodes are shown.

I have started this petition as I love watching both shows and although I appreciate the double helping of Eastenders watching 1.5 hours of soap a night is a big commitment and can be overkill. It seems only logical to me to screen some episodes of both on weekends instead until both are up to date.

One idea could be to move Eastenders 4 eps to Sat & Sun 6.30pm-7.30pm whilst showing double Coronation St weekdays and when Coronation St catches up move Eastenders back to weekdays but leave Eastenders on weekends until it also catches up.

Please sign my petition below if you want to see Coronation Street and/or Eastenders brought up to date.

We, the undersigned fans of UK soaps Coronation St/Eastenders, would like to petition Foxtel/UKTV to consider screening extra episodes of both soaps not just Eastenders at a suitable time/day (say weekends) to enable both to catch up without spoiling our enjoyment by overkill of doulbe helpings during the week.

We appreaciate you screening both soaps in the first place but as we are huge fans of both we would also like to see them brought up to date so we can also discuss our favourite soap with friends and family overseas.

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The Foxtel bring UK soaps up to date petition to UKTV was written by Barrie Turnbull and is in the category Television at GoPetition.