End Of Part One, the ITV show written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, was always playing with its form, and trying new things. This can be seen even in the newspapers during the run up to the debut of the show in April of 1979. The promotional material and interviews took an interesting tack.
Take this, from the Daily Mirror, on Saturday 14th April, by William Marshall.
Billing it as a ‘soft soap opera’ is a massive misdirect, and quite the commitment to the premise.
Unfortunately, the Liverpool Echo on the same day pretty much ruins the joke in their preview.
But at least the listings carried on the charade.