River City celebrates fifth birthday


BBC Scotland soap River City celebrates its fifth birthday today (24/9).

The programme, which is aired twice a week, will mark the occasion with a murder. A special screening will be shown tomorrow at 10pm.

Featuring comedy figures ‘Shellsuit Bob’ and Torry-born Roisin, River City now pulls in almost 600,000 viewers each week.

The show is filmed in a specially created set in Dumbarton, representing the fictional suburb of Sheildinch.

After more than three years at the helm of the show, Sandra MacIvor said: “It’s not sensationalism – realism is what we’re trying to portray.”


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