Soaps including Coronation Street and Emmerdale to reference each other’s storylines for first time

In a first for UK television, the teams behind Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Holby City, Doctors, and Casualty will unite in an effort to raise awareness about the environmental crisis and climate change.

The country’s leading continuing dramas have all filmed scenes involving, or including references to, different aspects of climate change that will then be incorporated into the shows.

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In a soap first, five of the shows will be referencing each other as each drama gives a nod to another. Viewers will see some of Britain’s best loved characters pop up in another soap as they discuss or see moments that have been debated in another show in a bid to raise awareness of climate change.

In an article on ITV’s website, they said: “The landmark event will see a Hollyoaks character pop up in Walford while villagers of the Chester soap will learn about events at Holby City.



Which famous face might be spotted in The Woolpack?
Which famous face might be spotted in The Woolpack?

“A social media video featuring two of Emmerdale’s residents will be shown to Coronation Street characters, whilst one of BBC One’s Doctors will appear on the cobbles of Coronation Street.

“Casualty will also be discussed in The Woolpack, and a social media clip from Weatherfield will be chatted about in The Queen Vic, as the soaps all come together for a special week.”

The drama will begin on Monday 1st November, the same week as World Leaders meet to discuss the climate crisis at the COP26 conference.

Emmerdale’s Executive Producer, Jane Hudson said: “Never before have all five soaps and both continuing dramas come together and united in telling one story. And we certainly haven’t seen characters pop up in other shows before.

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“This is a real treat for our audience, whilst also allowing us to get across a very important message.”

Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios added: “I’m thrilled that our soaps and serial dramas have all come together to help highlight the issue of climate change amongst our millions of viewers.

We’re grateful to the teams that made this happen, and hugely look forward to seeing the talent from our own shows popping up in other iconic programmes.”

Hollyoaks Executive Producer, Lucy Allan said: ““We know how important climate change and environmental issues are to our youthful audience, and to all soap viewers.



Coronation Street posted this Tweet
Coronation Street posted this Tweet

“It has been great to work together on an engaging way to, hopefully, inspire conversations about issues that are so important.”

Be sure to tune in to all of your favourite soaps on 1st November to catch this once in a lifetime event.

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