Thank you for your message to BBC Worldwide Channels. We are sorry to hear that you have found the scheduling of EastEnders on BBC First frustrating. As you mention, we sometimes air double premiere episodes on the channel in order to stay closer to the UK transmission. However, only four episodes are aired each week in the UK, so this scheduling pattern would not be sustainable on a permanent basis. We alerted viewers to the start and finish dates of the most recent run of double premiere episodes on our feedback page and FAQ, but we note that you would have found an on-screen message helpful. We have shared this feedback with the relevant team.
Turning to your query about Monday 18th July, we apologise for any confusion caused regarding the scheduling and TV Guide listing of EastEnders on this date. EastEnders episode 5315 was scheduled in error on Thursday 14th July and so this episode was shown again on Monday 18th July, preceded by episode 5314.
Premiere episodes resumed on Tuesday 19th July at 18.30 with episode 5316, and the online TV guide has now been updated so that the correct episodes numbers are listed for this date. Once again, we are sorry for any confusion this has caused.
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