From Episode 108 (S03E08),The Avenue time-jumped by around eighteen months. It is currently set in November 2015. This was to allow the project to 'officially' be published twice a week, while in reality it is only published once a fortnight. From 152, The Avenue is published thrice-weekly in TA time.
Episode 133 marked the show's second anniversary, with a one-hour special that featured many references to past characters and storylines, as well the dramatic and top secret return of original character Carla Baker (formerly Westaway).
The Avenue has won 14 Writers Express Awards to date, including a breakthrough accolade as 'Best Soap' in March 2015. It won this award again in February 2016.
On the 20th January 2016, as part of an efficiency drive, the project's Twitter account was mothballed. All information relating to the project now comes exclusively under the production company's Twitter account - Red Lion Pictures
Since Episode 1, the show has used an instrumental version of 'New York' by Snow Patrol as its theme tune. However, to mark a visual revamp, an instrumental version of 'Charlie Brown' by Coldplay has been used since Episode 161.
The project took an impromptu six month sabbatical following Episode 160 on 31st January, but returned on 31st July, six months to the date since the previous episode. The project was not eligible for WRIXAS 12, only the second time in WRIXA history this has been the case.
The project ran a five-night run from 27th-31st August 2016. 19th December 2016 saw the project turn five-years-old in AVE time. To mark the occasion, Episode 167 - written only by the show's creator, Ross - was published.
As of 19th December 2016, there have been 167 episodes of the project to date. On 6th January 2017, it was announced that the project would be put on hiatus 'for an extended break'. News of the project's return will be announced in the summer.
For an in-depth guide to The Avenue, check out the official Wiki
|Status||Character||Actor||Duration (by episode)||Duration (by year)|
|Regular||Leyla Baker||Kylie Minogue||1-||2013-|
|Regular||Carla Baker||Billie Piper||1-81, 133-||2013-14, 2015-|
|Recurring||Shirley Wilkins||Ann Mitchell||1-||2013-|
|Regular||Sonia Wilkins||Sally Lindsay||1-122, 160-||2013-15, 2016-|
|Regular||Vivian Wilkins||Ali Bastian||1-||2013-|
|Regular||Luca Rossi||Joseph Long||1-||2013-|
|Regular||Nicola Seaby||Preeya Kalidas||1-||2013-|
|Regular||Maria Glukhov||Michelle Collins||2-||2013-|
|Regular||Aleksander Glukhov||Neil McDermott||2-||2013-|
|Regular||Jacques Glukhov||Christian Cooke||2-||2013-|
|Regular||Yasmin Brannigan||Nicola Stapleton||3-4, 50-||2013, 2014-|
|Regular||Steven Carwell||James Sutton||28-||2014-|
|Recurring||Doris Carwell||Gwen Taylor||45-||2014-|
|Recurring||Michael Brannigan||Chris Chittell||50-||2014-|
|Recurring||Linda Brannigan||Barbara Windsor||50-||2014-|
|Regular||Eddie James||Rob Norbury||55-82, 127-||2014, 2015-|
|Regular||Ruby Brannigan||Jorgie Porter||60-||2014-|
|Recurring||DCI Elaine Radford||Victoria Pritchard||67-||2014-|
|Regular||Dylan Baker||Tyger Drew-Honey||73-||2014-|
|Regular||Saskia Baker||Dannii Minogue||74-||2015-|
|Regular||Crystal O'Reilly||Christine Bleakley||82-||2015-|
|Regular||Jade O'Reilly||Karen Hassan||82-||2015-|
|Regular||Nina Anderson||Nina Toussaint-White||84-||2015-|
|Regular||Bobbie-Lea Anderson||Maisie Richardson-Sellers||85-||2015-|
|Recurring||Alfie Anderson||Arian Chikhila||85-||2015-|
|Regular||Ronan O'Reilly||Colin Morgan||87-||2015-|
|Recurring||Diane Brannigan||Harriet Walter||89-||2015-|
|Recurring||Arthur 'Artie' Brannigan Jr.||Uncredited||112-||2015-|
|Regular||Jez Thatcher||Michael French||113-||
|Regular||Sandra Murphy||Nicola Duffett||117-||2015-|
|Regular||Perry Castle||Ray Fisher||118-||2015-|
|Regular||Cameron Murphy||Danny-Boy Hatchard||118-||2015-|
|Regular||Will James||Dominic Power||127-||2015-|
|Regular||Danica James||Katie Goldfinch||127-||2015-|
|Regular||Lucy James||Julia Joyce||127-||2015-|
|Recurring||Maggie Baker||Deena Payne||134-||2015-|
|Recurring||Phil Baker||Brian Conley||134-||2015-|
|Recurring||Maeve O'Reilly||Brenda Fricker||135-||2015-16|
|Recurring||Stan Bishop||Michael Caine||144-||2016-|
|Recurring||Lorna Thatcher||Patsy Kensit||146-||2016-|
|Recurring||Kia Thatcher||Nelly Currant||146-||2016-|
|Recurring||Tia Thatcher||Gwen Currant||146-||2016-|
|Regular||Dan Baker||Nigel Harman||147-||2016-|
|Regular||DC Ethan Castle||Richard Blackwood||148-||2016-|
|Regular||Olly Castle||Samuel Anderson||150-||2016-|
|Recurring||Jeannie Castle||Angela Wynter||155-||2016-|
|Recurring||Darcus Castle||Don Warrington||155-||2016-|