Few people remember the BBC’s Eldorado with any fondness. Launched – with much fanfare – in 1992, to fill a high-profile gap left in the evening schedule by Terry Wogan’s popular chat show, the new soap, which featured the lives of a British and European expat community living in a fictional town on the Costa del Sol was designed to have something of the vigour and sun-kissed allure of Neighbours. The programme was not, however, a success. It was shelved after only a year, and remains to this day a name to make television producers shudder. Indeed the BBC has remained largely allergic ever since to the idea of launching an original soap