Fans dismayed as EastEnders omnibus moves from Sundays
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It's been a tradition for many years, but the EastEnders weekly omnibus will be moved from Sundays to a new late night slot on Friday nights.
In a statement on the EastEnders website, the BBC said: "The EastEnders omnibus has moved to a new late-night slot on Friday night/Saturday morning. It will no longer be on BBC One on Sunday. The next omnibus will be on Saturday [April] 14 at 0.05am-2am."
Fans have become accustomed to catching up on the week's events in Albert Square on a Sunday afternoon. Many are extremely unhappy about the decision.
One person posted on a forum: "Midnight on a Friday? They've gone mad." Another said: "Sundays will never be the same," while another fan wrote: "Not a very clever move at all, shame on the BBC."
Speaking on social networking site Twitter, the EastEnders press office tweeted MSN editor Lorna Cooper to say: "viewers now catch up on #EastEnders via PRV, BBC3 & iplayer so new slot is closer to original tx... The time slot will be more consistent as won’t need to be moved for sporting commitments."
The omnibus was first shown way back in 1985. How do you feel about its new time slot? Share your view by leaving a comment.
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in fact why not move it entirely to ... lets say .... Australian TV
that is brilliant news for all the screaming and yelling soap,thank yoy thank you.
well I do not watch it anyway,it's pure rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
give us something to cheer about,hora hora hora
Biggest load of crap on T.V.
Marion Edwards says that only those with Sky can record it, what decade is she living in?
Ok ... apart from the idiots who say they don't like or watch soaps, yet they click on an item about them, and then leave a comment ... most people want the omnibus to stay on Sunday.
I don't have a facebook or twitter account, but if someone who does starts a campaign now, by Saturday you would have millions of supporters and the BBC would have to pay attention.
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