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."
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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?
I dont know about you lot but this topic is almost top notch in its banality...I'd much rather talk about,for example that Gordon Thompson getting 11.5 years for burning an old house down.
This was,in my humble opinion,a very stupid act but when you've got old ladies being mugged,beaten and raped and left for dead and the perpetrators get a few years jail at most,it really should highlight where the establishments "priorities" are when it comes to whats important and what or who isnt...in other words that stuffy old,out of touch judge holds a house in higher regard than legions of abused kids,battered and mugged old ladies etc etc
THE OTHER MAIN REASON THEY'RE GIVING OUT SUCH HARSH SENTENCES IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW,FULL WELL,THAT IN THE COMING YEARS ALL THE BIG GOVERNMENT THINK TANKS PREDICT MASS RIOTS AND LOOTING,DUE TO INCREASING FORCED CUTS AND AUSTERITY MEASURES.
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