Shortland Street stars Mark Ferguson (Darryl Neilson) and Craig Parker (Guy Warner) are scheduled to appear at Memorabilia @ the NEC, Birmingham. 29th & 30th November.
Whale Rider is released on Region 1 DVD this month.
Design Wars is a massive flop on itv in Shortland Streets old slot, maybe itv will realise the mistake they made and give the slots back to the regions.
Shortland Street was mentioned in The Sun & TV Times publications (20-09-03) with people complaining about its disappearance from our TV screens.
The only way to see Shortland Street in the British Isles at the moment is if you live in Ireland or have Sky with an Irish Sub. Ireland is currently screening NZ Year 2000 episodes.
After 10 Years on Central and Carlton did not say a bloody word about it being the last episode, talk about disrespect to fans who have followed the show for years, send your complaints to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want Shortland Street on DVD?
As you may have noticed Neighbours, Home and Away even Prisoner Cell Block H is getting a DVD release in the UK, do you think Shortland Street should get it's greatest moments released?
Carlton confirmed today. Last Episode aired 28/08/2003
UPDATE: ITV have said they have no plans to screen the show on there network and that it is regional and therefore must be screened at a regional level, however itv have just axed the 4 regional slots Shortland Street occupied leaving no space for it to go into.
I encourage everyone and I mean everyone to contact Carlton and ITV by phone, e-mail. fax and letter to let them know we want our show back also to sign the petition which will be forwarded to them, let our voice be heard and do not let Shortland Street fade into distant memory, itv/Calrton should not be allowed to get away with this, in the Central region it has been on for over 10 years.
Also if you still have time after doing all that send an e-mail to five letting them know you want to see the show on there channel and to FTN and LivingTV.
The more people who ask for the show, the more likely it is to be picked up by one of the stations mentioned or to be renewed by itv/Carlton.
E-mail Cartlon: email@example.com
Phone Carlton: 0870 600 6766
Fax Carlton: 0121 634 4898
E-mail itv 1: DutyOffice@itv.co.uk
Phone itv 1: 020 7843 8000
Fax itv 1: 020 7843 8158
E-mail Five: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Five: 08457 050505
E-mail FTN: email@example.com
E-mail LivingTV: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Shortland Street has been cancelled on Carlton but will continue.... maybe?|
Carlton have confirmed that they will cease transmission of Shortland Street next week on the 27th or 28th (this date varies according to different listings magazines).
The reason the 14:30 slot is being networked and so there is no slot available.
Tentative Information Below:
The good news is the show has been picked up by the itv network and will be screened nationwide, the bad news is that no data is available on the scheduling, the Duty office at Carlton stated it will be back in a different form than we are used to and that there are few network slots available and that the network is still looking to place the show.
More info should be made available one assumes next week after the last episode screens on Carlton.
A new itv schedule commences week 37 so hopefully Shortland Street will be in it, please contact itv network centre and let them know you want to see the show: DutyOffice@itv.co.uk
UPDATE: No info was given about it being the final episode, Carlton showed no respect to the fans after 10 years.
Welsh viewers are now one episode behind all the other Carlton regions due to itv1 Wales using there opt out on a Thursday, they are due to opt out again 24th July, at least Welsh viewers are not missing any episodes and they will catch up as soon as a slot is available according to the Duty Office at Carlton, when they will catch up is not yet known. UPDATE: Welsh viewers skipped two episodes and are now back in line with the rest of the Carlton network.
Keisha Castle-Hughes and Rawiri Paratene (Joe Hudson) from the New Zealand film Whale Rider will be on This Morning 10.30-12.30 Friday 11th July . Clip here.
|Shortland Street in trouble again?|
Carlton have confirmed that they currently own the rights to screen up to and including episode 2367, today's episode 03/07/2003 is 2309 this means that the show will cease transmission on 09/10/2003 if no new episodes are acquired, this also ties in with the start of the Rugby World Cup on the 10th October running through till the 22nd November which Carlton said at the beginning of the year would affect Shortland Street.
Whether the show will be back during the Rugby, after, next year or never is anyone's guess. I encourage all Shortland Street fans out there to sign the new petition to get the show renewed and also to contact Carlton directly to let them know you watch the show and that you want that contract renewed before the 9th October. Carlton will listen to viewers comments as it shows them and advertisers that viewers are watching. If you prefer you can phone them 0870 6006766 or Fax them 0121 634 4898
Attention Viewers in Wales
Please note Shortland Street
will not be shown in the Wales on 10 July, they will have coverage of
Llangollen 2003 instead. There is no slot available to show the missing
episode before the following Monday when they will be back in tandem with
the rest of the Network.
Thanks to Jeremy for the info.
Whale Rider opens in the UK 11th July starring Rawiri Paratene aka Joe Hudson and Tahei Simpson aka Dr Cassie Moore.
|Livingtv Screen The Strip|
The show from New Zealand stars everyone's favourite Shortland Street villainess Samara Hindmarsh. Jodi Rimmer plays a character called Kathryn.
The show airs @ 0.00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on Livingtv and is repeated an hour later on Livingtv+1.
|Shortland Street Stars @ the movies|
Whale Rider, a New Zealand film of critical acclaim is making waves in the USA and is heading for cinema screens in the UK this June/July.
Made by South Pacific Pictures (the makers of Shortland Street) it's main cast members include Rawiri Paratene aka Joe Hudson and Tahei Simpson aka Dr Cassie Moore.
For more information see the official website http://www.whaleriderthemovie.com/
After a very long period of being away the recaps have now returned to the episodes on our screens @ episode 2291 (03/06/2003).
No Shortland Street Monday 26th May due to yet another Bank Holiday here in the UK.
M.O.S.H. IN LONDON - Marshall's in Town!
Paul Reid's Band Rubicon are playing London in June with several other NZ bands including Tadpole and Dead End Beat plus Australian bands Regurgitator and Spiderbait. The event is called M.O.S.H. which stands for Music of the Southern Hemisphere.
Former Granada chief looking at buying Shortland Street. More Here
No Shortland Street on Monday the 7th May 2003 due to the May Day Bank Holiday
STOP PRESS: Shortland Street on Carlton will be getting an additional slot on the Thursday of week 17(1st May), check press for details.
No Shortland Street on Easter Monday on Carlton but there will be an episode on the Thursday 24th April so don't miss it.
Bit of fun- vote for Shortland Street, DAB Awards 2003
Rumour is that the show is in trouble head over to the message board for latest, we will keep you upto date with any official developments as they happen
Don't say we don't tell you anything, the word on the grapevine is to look out for a promotional push over Easter for the show. *Update* Promotion cancelled due to war.
No Shortland Street on Wednesday 9th April* due to budget. (*subject to change, check listing on day)
|Border ends Shortland Street|
The show is nearing the end of it's contract in the Border region and they are not renewing it, final episode airs Wednesday 26th March, please send a complaint to Border and sign the petition so that you can continue to watch the show in your region, every bit helps.
|Bad news for Crossroads, good news for Shortland Street?|
Itv have officially cancelled the show it will now end in the summer. This now leaves the 5pm slot empty and no doubt itv will attempt to fill it with rubbish or re-runs however this is a golden opportunity for them to network Shortland Street, please e-mail Carlton and itv 1 and suggest Shortland Street for the slot.
International News: Shortland St stars win hearts in Fiji - taken from official website
In the capital Suva, a pair of Shortland
Street actors can pull more than 2000 people to a 30 minute autograph
signing session in the whiteware section of a department store.
To leave the building the actors will require a cordon of security guards to clear a 10-deep crowd. They will travel in splendour. Chauffeured by taciturn soldiers who in their day jobs are the bodyguards cum drivers for the commander of the army and are thus prepared to take a bullet at any time.
No matter where our convoy turns up, the two actors are met with adulations and a degree of hysteria that recalls the early days of Beatlemania.
When Shortland Street actors Stephanie Tauevihi (Donna Heka) and David Wikaira-Paul (Tama Hudson) visited Fiji late last year, they were treated like superstars. Fijians, devout fans of the New Zealand serial drama, turned up in their thousands to welcome the stars.
With ratings of more than 40 per cent of the population, Shortland Street is a Fijian phenomenon, watched throughout the country; from cities to resorts to remote villages.
Metro Magazine writer Gilbert Wong accompanied David and Stephanie on a tour that took in charity events, diplomatic functions, traditional ceremonies, visits to schools and factories, as well as a taste of resort life.
Martin Henderson (Stuart Neilson) is currently starring in the Ring just released in the UK.
Competition now closed, thanks to those who entered.
Summary posted for HTV viewers, find out what happened to the characters that have since left Shortland Street.
Show attracts 700,000 viewers, not bad as it only gets about 50% UK coverage. Source: http://media.guardian.co.uk/overnights/story/0,7965,884020,00.html
Show struggling to find its feet on Carlton with reduced screening and a bad time slot, e-mail them and let them know you support the show.
Tandi Wright (Caroline Buxton) is starring in Crash Palace which is being repeated late night on Sky One.
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