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Where did Eldorado go wrong?

David Liddiment, director of programmes at Granada: 'Conceptually, it was flawed. What British drama teaches you is that our serials are rooted in everyday life; Eldorado wasn't, so it was struggling from the start. This is a basic rule; I don't believe that in the search for the next soap you can out-concept that notion.'

Morag Bain, producer of Emmerdale: 'It became a victim of its own bad press - they had to be seen to be putting their house in order. But you have to be subtle with changes. It has to be evolution rather than revolution. The trouble was that revolution was needed.'

Michael Cashman, former EastEnders actor: 'At least the uncertainty, never good for a team, has now gone. We may see some stunning episodes in the final run.'

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