‘Neighbours explosion’ goes primetime in UK

By David Knox on March 31, 2013 / Filed Under News 15

A Neighbours storyline involving a perilous explosion is getting a primetime screening in the UK.

The episode, which aired earlier this month in Australia on ELEVEN, will air in the UK on Five as a double episode from 10pm – 11pm on Tuesday April 16, in addition to its two daily screenings at 1:45pm and 5:30pm.

It’s a rare move for Five to give the soap a primetime screening.

It has also produced a very cool promo featuring Ryan Moloney. This was made in January when he appeared on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother.


  1. Tracey B April 1, 2013 at 8:53 am -

    Agree the promo is better than the explosion itself – it did look a bit cheap and it was missing a lot of characters.

    I still reckon Ten need to give it a go. Yeah it’s been revamped a million times but it’s pretty good at the moment. H&A is the same – it goes up and down – but it’s on a roll at present.

  2. universe93 April 1, 2013 at 3:29 am -

    squareyes if ten cared about promoting neighbours, it wouldn’t have been moved to 11 in the first place. i don’t mind the show but it was moved because the ratings were extremely low and this is probably the 30th or so attempt made to ‘revitalize” the show because of low viewers. if it weren’t for local content laws and the deal with the UK it probably wouldn’t be on the air

  3. squareyes March 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm -

    Hmmm… Not sure David. LOL
    I think the lack of publicity by TEN, when the producers are obviously trying to revitalise the show, is crazy and unfair.
    This example just reinforces the point you made recently.

  4. David Knox March 31, 2013 at 7:36 pm -

    Hmm where have I heard that before?

  5. squareyes March 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm -

    This promo is better produced and more entertaining than the actual ‘explosion’ episode, which isn’t surprising, they probably had a bigger budget.
    As long as Neighbours screens against The Project, I can’t see TEN going out of their way to promote anything that happens on it, which is a shame.
    Maybe it’s time to move Neighbours to 6.00 ?

  6. jimbo k March 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm -

    if only Eleven (and Ten) did a good promo for the show….

  7. carolemorrissey March 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm -

    Good on them, a shame it doesn’t get the respect it deserves here on 10.

  8. Andrew March 31, 2013 at 3:08 pm -

    Why is this promo making Toadie out to be the baddie? This looks more Underbelly than Ramsay Street.

  9. seriouslysquare March 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm -

    they just made toadie a killer… lol… what a way to build up the lamest explosion in tv history…

  10. Bruce Banner March 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm -

    If only it’s home country would actually support the show like the UK!

  11. tomothyd March 31, 2013 at 11:53 am -

    I just got back from the UK on Friday and saw this promo earlier in the week, very impressive. Channel 5 treat Neighbours with respect, two airings a day on 5 and another two on 5+1 and then shown later on 5*.
    Here we are lucky to even see a promo for it on the main channel.

  12. Earthquake March 31, 2013 at 10:36 am -

    What an awesome promo. Just better than the Eleven car crash promo last year.

  13. Tracey B March 31, 2013 at 9:56 am -

    Very slick promo – agree – what a shame it didn’t run over here. Feel a bit sorry for Neighbours, its quality has improved but nobody seems to be noticing it over on Eleven. Time for Ten to take it back.

  14. TasTVcameraman March 31, 2013 at 9:16 am -

    Looks like Channel Five does better promos than ELEVEN, and things like that could have been screened on TEN and ONE as cross promotion.

  15. Andrew Robinson March 31, 2013 at 8:21 am -

    Good write-up David. It’s great that you are reporting this. Certainly a big opportunity for Neighbours here in the UK & I agree that promo is very cool. :)

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