The saga was set in the fictional village of Los Barcos, in Spain, where the thrice-weekly show followed the lives of Brits living abroad. The show was rushed on air to fill the gap left by the recently axed Wogan chat show, taking to the screen six months earlier than planned.
Acting, sound, lighting and scripts all came under fire in the beginning, but by the time Eldorado was ditched the programme had turned itself around and was, by the time the final episode aired, beating ITV rival Emmerdale in the ratings.
In the final episode no harm came to the village, life carried on, which left the possibility of the sun rising once more over the soap opera.
Readers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the show returning to BBC One with 94% of the votes stating a ‘yes’ to the shows return. That was over 1,500 votes. Only 6% said ‘no’ to the idea.
It’s 7pm slot however is currently filled by magazine series The One Show, and seems unlikely to be revived by the beeb.