Classic soap episodes for BritBox UK
May 7, 2020
A new collection of classic Coronation Street and Emmerdale soap opera episodes will be launching on BritBox, the UK SVoD service created by the BBC and ITV, from May 14th.
Over thirty of the best episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be launched on the service. Episodes have been hand-picked and showcase the most momentous moments from both series, spanning four decades.
Classic episodes will include the very first episode of Emmerdale (then called Emmerdale Farm) from October 1972, and the memorable Coronation Street episode from 1974 where Bet, Emily, Deirdre, Mavis, Rita, Betty, Annie and Hilda holiday in Majorca.
BritBox will also be launching brand new, hand-picked collections for Soap fans to peruse including ‘Classic Couples’, ‘Soap Disasters’, ‘Hatches, Matches and Dispatches’, and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ amongst others. Collections will also be devoted to ‘Soap Legends’ including the likes of William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow.
ITV Hub is also launching new vintage episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale on the catch-up service every weekday.