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BBC to lose Neighbours


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A pretty unreliable source which is known for reprinting tabloid gossip without credit claims that the BBC has pulled out of negotiations to keep Neighbours after its latest offer was rejected. Will it work outside of its cosy BBC home, though? I’m not so sure.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Lawrence

by Lawrence

Comment posted at 18:04 on 7th May 2007.

If Neighbours leaves the BBC and moved to channel 5, it will lose a significant number of UK viewers. If it moves to ITV, as long as they don’t mess around with the time slot as they used to do with Home and Away, then its ratings won’t be too badly affected.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 19:36 on 8th May 2007.

What about if it moved to ITV2? Better or worse than on Five?

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Comment from Anonymous

by Anonymous

Comment posted at 19:53 on 18th May 2007.

I’ve watched it for twenty years, and its hit rock bottom recently, I’m glad you’re notspeenind any more money an it. It has poor story lines,and even
favourite characters have become unbelievable. EN

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 09:33 on 19th May 2007.

But haven’t those things always been true? It’s never had great story lines, and heck, Harold came back from the dead – favourite characters have never really been believable. That’s the nature of soap-land.

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