River City to return to screens in September

River City filming

By Bill Heaney

New episodes of soap opera River City are set to air in September, BBC Scotland has announced. Filming at the BBC studios in Dumbarton is due to resume in August with social distancing measures in place.

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Two 30-minute episodes will be broadcast each week, half the length of the normal programme. This is to reduce the number of cast and crew on set.

The last original episode of River City aired on 18 May – but, during the lockdown,  fans have been enjoying River City Rewind, a ten-part series delving into the archives.

Local actor Gayle Telfer Stevens is enjoying the extra time off but she cannot wait to get back on the set, which is handy for her, to get things back to normal.

“I am looking forward to that,” she said.

Gayle is pictured here on the River City set in Dumbarton.

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