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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.

Season Two of Behind Closed Doors aired on Saturday 23rd June 2018.

As of Saturday 23rd March 2019 there have been 56 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 -
Liz2
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 -
Rob2
2017 - 1x01 -
Claire1
2017 - 1x01 -
Jamie2
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 -
Chloe2
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, 2x04
Tracy1
2018 1x50, 2x04
Young Jen1
2018 1x50
Casper1
2018 2x03 -

Future CastEdit

Character When
Mickey1
TBC

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, 2x04

The Behind Closed Doors Character Appearance Count Edit

As of: Saturday 23rd March 2019 | Number of Episodes to Date: 56

Episodes Character
37 Episodes Millie Powell
36 Episodes
35 Episodes Liz Keating
34 Episodes Henry Richardson
33 Episdoes Karen Richardson, Jamie Collins, Jen Richardson
32 Episodes  Carla Richardson, Lucas Keating, Nadine Keating
31 Episodes Claire Collins, Andrew Richardson, Natalie Manning
30 Episodes Maggie Turner, Eden Taylor, Jess Taylor
29 Episodes Alex Desai
28 Episodes Pete Turner, Rob Collins, Jack Buckley, Zack Keating
27 Episodes Zain Khan, Nathan Buckley
26 Episodes Michael Collins (Past), Alice Buckley, Stanley Collins
25 Episodes Chloe Morris
24 Episodes Riley Taylor
23 Episodes
22 Episodes
21 Episodes Connie Swann
20 Episodes Max Cassidy
19 Episodes Emma Collins
18 Episodes
17 Episodes
16 Episodes Matthew Blake
15 Episodes
14 Episodes
13 Episodes Nina Winters (Past)
12 Episodes
11 Episodes Sharon Brown (Recurring)
10 Episodes
9 Episodes Rachel Desai (Past)
8 Episodes
7 Episodes Jacqui Winters (Past), Saskia Benson (Recurring)
6 Episodes Lauren Harding (Past), Vincent Keating (Guest), Carmel Riley (Recurring), Will Jenkins (Recurring)
5 Episodes Anthony Winters (Past), Stel Desai
4 Episodes Jake Doyle (Past), Luke Johnson (Recurring)
3 Episodes
2 Episodes Eva Thomas (Guest), Alan Powell (Guest), Tracy Powell (Guest), Casper Larson (Guest)
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
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LITFAS 14 (May 2018)
  • Best Soap Male: Henry Richardson
  • Best Soap Female: Millie Powell
  • Best Soap Scene: Jen realises that Millie is her daughter
  • Best Soap Plot: Millie Powell/Jen Richardson Maternity Secret
  • Best Soap
  • Best Newcomer: Matthew Blake
  • Best Young Male: Riley Taylor
  • Best Exit: Michael Collins
  • Best Family: The Richardsons
  • Best Project