River City is to launch its first ever online Advent calendar which will feature exclusive interviews and previews of future storylines.
The BBC One Scotland soap will mark the festive period with an interactive online Advent calendar. Traditional chocolates will be replaced with exclusive cast interviews, preview clips of future episodes and a look back at the biggest storylines of 2013.
River City’s Stevie Burns, played by Paul James Corrigan says he hopes his festive message will get fans into the spirit of Christmas: “My video message will hopefully get fans into the festive spirit… if not there’s always Garry Sweeney’s! Have a Merry Christmas troops!”
Tom Urie, who plays Bob O’Hara added: “I’m not normally keen on Advent calendars that don’t contain chocolate, but the River City one is going to be a real Christmas cracker!”
The soap is set in the fictional district of Shieldinch in Glasgow with The Tall Ship (pictured above) the central pub in the show. River City first launched on BBC One Scotland in 2002 and has grown to become one of Scotland’s most watched shows.
River City airs Tuesday’s at 8.00pm on BBC One Scotland and is available to those within the UK on the BBC iPlayer.