It’s taken our sports, it’s taken movies, our freedom. Coronavirus is also trying to take our soaps.

As Covid-19 wages war on life as we know it, we all need all the  entertainment we can get, as people remain at home to curb the spread of the virus.

And while Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks have had their schedules cut, they  have not been cancelled altogether.

Eastenders.  Filming of has been suspended due to the pandemic, and it will only be on BBC twice a week instead of the usual four times for the foreseeable future.

Coronation Street is also having its number of airings cut from five per week to three.


Emmerdale.   ITV had initially confirmed that Emmerdale would continue every weekday at 7pm but alas the schedule has now changed.It will air on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm. Coronation Street will follow at 7.30pm on

Hollyoaks  Despite initially vowing to continue, Channel 4 has made the decision to hold filming. As a result, the number of weekly episodes will be cut from five to three.