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Soaps people forgot about - Jude Law cameo, scenes too racy for TV and abrupt axe

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Coronation Street, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale throughout the years.From the highs and lows of love, to dramatic plots, huge disasters and tragic deaths, viewers cannot get enough of their favourite soaps and iconic characters.Sadly it was not meant to be for other programmes though, with channels including BBC and ITV launching a number of soaps throughout the years that didn't last too long - including 1992's El Dorado.On the anniversary of El Dorado's first episode, Daily Star has taken a look back on some of the UK's soaps that were cancelled not long after airing.El Dorado was launched by the BBC in 1992, and focused on the lives and loves of a group of ex-pats living in the fictional Spanish village of Los Barcos.

Starring Patricia Brake and Jesse Birdsall, alongside a cast of upcoming actors including Kai Maurer and Kathy Pitkin, the soap was tipped to be as big as EastEnders before its launch - with its villa set reported to have even cost a staggering £2m to make.However, the soap's cast and crew have later said its production was rushed, and that conditions on set were not ideal.Patricia Brake told The Guardian: "We were told we would have siestas in the afternoon, because we were terribly hot, and I remember one cameraman falling over because they were working so hard in the great heat."By the end of its first week of broadcasts, the soap only had an audience of 2.8 million, with critics not taking too kindly to the soap.Described in one review by The Guardian as having "the look of a situation comedy whose laughter track has been lost," El Dorado was eventually cancelled one year later in 1993.Night And Day had everything set to make it one of the must see soaps on TV, including dramatic plotlines and.

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