BBC: Top Gear and Eastenders to return in June however stars to do own make up
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BBC: Top Gear and Eastenders to return in June however stars to do own make up

Beloved programmes EastEnders and Top Gear will go back to filming in June it has been revealed.

However, production crews will be following government rules regarding social distancing with the stars having to do their own hair and make-up.

The BBC, after postponing most of it’s filming since the lockdown in March, said it would use “strictly limited” crews and stick to government guidelines when it resumes.

BBC director of content Charlotte Moore said: “We’re also exploring ways to re-start filming on more dramas and other major BBC shows as soon as possible.” and that they wanted to “help fire up the engines of British TV production – safely and sensibly”.

She added: “We’ve been looking very carefully at how we can safely put some of our shows back into production, and I’m pleased to announce that we plan to begin filming again on both EastEnders and Top Gear by the end of next month.”

Eastenders had cut down on its weekly episodes from four to two in order to stay on air and to give fans their east London drama which has been on air since 1985.

The show airs Monday and Tuesday evenings on BBC One.

Miss Moore added: “We’re also exploring ways to restart shooting on dramas and other major BBC shows.”

“We want to serve our audiences and help TV production get back on its feet, but the priority remains the safety and well-being of production teams and those who work with them,” she added.

“How we make shows will continue to evolve as lockdown is eased and government advice develops. But we all want the whole industry to safely return to production. Our shared goal is to find new ways of working to help fire up the engines of British TV production safely and sensibly.”

This week the UK government issued new guidance on lockdown measures, with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport confirming that film and TV production were permitted to restart, as long as all colleagues are able to safely adhere to social-distancing rules.

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