Whilst answering this question, I had a recollection of a soap - probably Coronation Street or maybe Emmerdale - holding an audience vote to decide how a storyline played out (e.g. “who was the killer?” or “who survives?”) but I can’t find anything about it. I am wondering if I am just misremembering one of those scenarios where they film multiple outcomes of a plot to avoid leaks/spoilers (e.g. multiple versions of the reveal of a killer, each with one of the prime suspects as the killer).

Did this ever actually happen?

PS. I really couldn’t find a suitable tag for this question. “Soap-operas” doesn’t exist, obviously not a lot of soap fans here.

  • Can't say I remember it - but tbh, plots don't 'leak' from UK soaps, they're 'spilled'. They can't afford the time or energy to record multiple denouements of any scenario. Caveat, I've never worked on Corrie or Emmerdale, but I do periodically work on Enders.
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 27 '17 at 19:33
  • @Tetsujin it’s definitely happened. digitalspy.com/soaps/hollyoaks/news/a824489/…
    – Darren
    Aug 27 '17 at 19:48
  • I did say they get 'spilled'... Their shooting schedule has got to be a 2-month lead time - how would an actor not know if they were still in the show next week? Don't believe all you read.
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 27 '17 at 19:50
  • I just did some Google-fu as I recall this as well but can find nothing about it. I seem to remember it being Corrie and that 'a tram crash' was one of the options but that's all. Jul 3 '18 at 0:14
  • I'm very not British, so this may be way off but there was a project in 2005 for Channel 4 where audience members would text to decide the outcome of a decision a young female MC
    – m1gp0z
    Apr 15 '19 at 18:48

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