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Premise Edit

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Behind Closed Doors
(BCD) is a London based soap based in Hackney. The original BCD aired in 2014, but was put on ice after twelve episodes due to Producer Hannah's demanding schedule.

After an extended break from writing, Hannah decided to reboot the soap project and announced it's return to the forum on 5th April 2016.

“I really enjoyed writing the first version of Behind Closed Doors” reminisces Hannah “I felt sad when I had to drop the project because I felt it had so much potential and I think other’s felt the same. I was very proud of some of the characters and storylines, especially Liz Keating’s cancer story and I was touched to win the Best New Soap WriXA for the show. If I’m honest, I've always been a little skeptical of reboots but when I thought about Behind Closed Doors, it’s been so long since the last episode was posted, I think a reboot is the best option. Plus it gives me the chance to rework characters that I wasn’t entirely confident about in the first run. Readers will find that some characters and storylines have made it to the 'new' BCD, but there will also be a lot of changes.” 
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The first episode of BCD aired on Writer's Express on Thursday 28th July 2016. After three episodes the project was put on hold before a permanant return on Saturday 1st April 2017.

BCD unveiled the new visual as 'Anniversary Weekend' kicked off on Good Friday 2018.

As of Monday  2nd  April 2018 there have been 50 episodes.

AboutEdit

The first episode of BCD aired on Writer's Express on Thursday 28th July 2016.

BCD took another extended break after a few episodes, but Producer Hannah has revealed that from April 1st 2017, the soap will be back. "I hate stopping and starting, but real life keeps getting in the way. But I'm writing a bank of episodes and I really want to make a success of this show, I have so much love for it already and I want to share that with my friends on WX." On Saturday 1st April 2017, BCD returned to WX to some lovely, positive feedback.

As only 3 episodes of BCD aired in 2016, Hannah has decided to make the official start date of the show April 1st 2017 as that was the date BCD returned regularly to WX. 

On September 2nd 2017, BCD aired it's first two hander episode, a powerful scripted edition between Jen Richardson and her secret daughter Millie Powell. "I've written scripted episodes of both City Girls and High Hopes and I really enjoyed them and then I recently wrote a scripted episode of City Girls and that reignited the taste of it and I knew then I wanted to do more, I just had to wait for the opportunity to arise. Jen and Millie were the perfect characters for it and I'm looking forward to doing more in the future." November 5th 2017 saw the confirmation of the first BCD Christmas Schedule. In the run up to Christmas there will be two breaks to allow episodes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  "One of my favourite things about BCD is that it is set in real time as it really allows those big events to have more of an impact."

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On March 17th 2018 it was revealed that BCD will celebrate two milestones at the end of the month - it's first anniversary and it's fiftieth episode! To mark this occassion a bumper 'Anniversary Weekend' was promised where Hannah revealed we would see a brand new visual layout for the project and a weekend full of dramatic episodes including the birth of Jen Richardson's baby and BCD's first ever stunt!

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Behind Closed Doors is set in Hackney, London and the title of the project came from the idea that you never know what goes on behind closed doors. While Hackney is a real place, the locations used in BCD are entirely fictional. 

BCD was first conceived in 2014 and launched as part of the MegaMash event. However, due to work commitments the project was shelved after 12 episodes. In 2016, the idea of BCD stuck in writer Hannah's head and work began on a reboot version of the project.

BCD has a laidback feel to the project and is about getting an insight into the characters' lives. "I absolutely loved writing High Hopes, my first ever soap project. I fell for the characters and still miss them to this day" explains Hannah "But it was the first time I had attempted to write a soap project and I feel I went too much down the drama filled and sometimes sensationalist route. With BCD I've really been concentrating and working hard on developing the characters and taking their stories at a more realistic pace." 
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On Friday 30th March 2018, as part of a special anniversary celebration, Hannah unveiled the new visuals for the project. "I've been thinking about a visual revamp for quite a while and as I started planning for the anniversary I decided to just go for it" explains Hannah "I've kept the trademark pale blue colour scheme but I wanted a sleeker look for the project."

Episode RecapsEdit

Present CastEdit

Character Duration Episode
Pete1
2017 - 1x02 -
Maggie1
2017 - 1x02 -
Liz1
2017 - 1x02 -
Lucas1
2017 - 1x02 -
Zack1
2017 - 1x03 -
Nadine1
2017 - 1x01 -
Andrew1
2017 - 1x03 -
Karen1
2017 - 1x01 -
Henry1
2017 - 1x01 -
Jen1
2017 - 1x01 -
Carla1
2017 - 1x01 -
Stanley1
2017 - 1x02 -
Rob1
2017 - 1x01 -
Claire1
2017 - 1x01 -
Jamie1
2017 - 1x01 -
Emma1
2017 - 1x03 -
Jess2
2017 - 1x01 -
Eden1
2017 - 1x01 -
Riley1
2017 - 1x01 -
Jack1
2017 - 1x01 -
Natalie1
2017 -  1x01 -
Nathan1
2017 - 1x01 -
Alice1
2017 - 1x01 -
Connie1
2017 - 1x02 -
Alex1
2017 - 1x01 -
Stel1
2017, 2018 - 1x31, 1x50 -
Matthew1
2018 - 1x29 -
Zain1
2017 - 1x03 -
Millie1
2017 - 1x01 -
Chloe1
2017 - 1x07 -
Max1
2017 - 1x09 -

Recurring CastEdit

Character Duration Episodes
Sharon1
2017 - 1x09 -
Eva1
2017 1x25 - 1x27
Saskia1
2018 - 1x39 -
Carmel1
2017 - 1x05, 1x36 -
Will2
2018 - 1x42 -
Luke1
2018 - 1x49 -

Guest CastEdit

Character Duration Episodes
Alessandra
2017 1x31
Ravi1
2017 1x31
Vincent1
2017 - 1x37 -
Christiana
2018 1x42
Alan1
2018 1x50
Tracy1
2018 1x50
Young Jen1
2018 1x50

Future CastEdit

Character When

Past CastEdit

Character Duration Episodes
Lauren Harding
2017 1x10 - 1x25
Nina Winters
2017 1x07 - 1x29
Anthony Winters
2017 1x12 - 1x29
Jacqui Winters
2017 1x12 - 1x29
Jake Doyle
2017 1x07 - 1x28
Rachel Desai
2017 1x19 - 1x36
Michael1
2017 - 2018 1x02 - 1x50

The Behind Closed Doors Character Appearance Count Edit

As of: Monday 2nd April 2018 | Number of Episodes to Date: 50

Episodes Character
33 Episdoes Millie Powell
32 Episodes
31 Episodes Liz Keating
30 Episodes Karen Richardson, Henry Richardson
29 Episodes Lucas Keating, Carla Richardson, Andrew Richardson, Jamie Collins
28 Episodes Nadine Keating, Claire Collins, Eden Taylor, Maggie Turner
27 Episodes Pete Turner, Natalie Manning, Jess Taylor, Jen Richardson
26 Episodes
25 Episodes Alex Desai, Rob Collins, Jack Buckley, Michael Collins (Past)
24 Episodes Zack Keating, Nathan Buckley, Alice Buckley
23 Episodes Zain Khan
22 Episodes Chloe Morris
21 Episodes Riley Taylor, Stanley Collins
20 Episodes
19 Episodes
18 Episodes Connie Swann
17 Episodes Max Cassidy
16 Episodes Emma Collins
15 Episodes Matthew Blake
14 Episodes
13 Episodes Nina Winters (Past)
12 Episodes
11 Episodes
10 Episodes Sharon Brown (Recurring)
9 Episodes Rachel Desai (Past)
8 Episodes
7 Episodes Jacqui Winters (Past)
6 Episodes Lauren Harding (Past), Vincent Keating (Guest)
5 Episodes Anthony Winters (Past), Saskia Benson (Recurring), Carmel Riley (Recurring), Will Jenkins (Recurring)
4 Episodes  Jake Doyle (Past)
3 Episodes
2 Episodes Eva Thomas (Guest), Stel Desai, Luke Johnson (Recurring)
1 Episode Alessandra Desai (Guest), Ravi Desai (Guest), Christiana Keating (Guest)
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AwardsEdit

The first version of Behind Closed Doors showed promise and came away with the award for Best New Soap during WRIXAS 8 in Summer 2014, but the project was soon shelved. 

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Impressively the current version of Behind Closed Doors performed successfully in it's first venture out onto the red carpet at WRIXAS 13 in Summer 2017 by picking up 6 awards.

WRIXAS 13 (Summer 2017)

  • Best Soap Scene: Jess Taylor opens up about her past.
  • Best Soap Plot: Riley's Attachment Disorder (Shared with These Days)
  • Best Family: The Collins/Taylor Family
  • Best Soap
  • Best New Project
  • Best Project