2017 was Amitel's first year. It was created by Ben Wilby in late October, early November.
Production was overseen by producer and script writer, Ben Wilby.
The show all began on Monday 6th November with Episode 1 at 2.45pm. It all began as an experiment by a relatively new script writer. It was all seen by Ben's friends, family and more. It was recorded on his own video camera and he played the part of Arthur Carter. The show takes breaks for the holiday and thus the year ended with Episode 20 on 1st December. 20 episodes were broadcast this year.
The first episode introduced the main characters of the soap opera: the Carters and their home, Amitel Lodge. It introduces the young couple Calvin and Charlotte Fuller along with Rose and Jimmy Nash. The villains, Sean King and Gary Sellers and the landlord of the pub, Stephen Chandler.
|Ep. No||Date||Writer||Director||Viewing Figures|
|1||Monday 6th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||5,893|
|2||Tuesday 7th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,218|
|3||Wednesday 8th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,715|
|4||Thursday 9th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||3,213|
|5||Friday 10th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||5,020|
|6||Monday 13th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||2,278|
|7||Tuesday 14th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,987|
|8||Wednesday 15th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,719|
|9||Thursday 16th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,924|
|10||Friday 17th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||2,932|
|11||Monday 20th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,342|
|12||Tuesday 21st November (set on 23rd October 2017)||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||7,987|
|13||Wednesday 22nd November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||5,001|
|14||Thursday 23rd November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||3,909|
|15||Friday 24th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||2,017|
|16||Monday 27th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||1,999|
|17||Tuesday 28th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||2,047|
|18||Wednesday 29th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||2,790|
|19||Thursday 30th November||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||4,812|
|20||Friday 1st December||Ben Wilby||Ben Wilby||4,478|
|Name||Duration||Number of Episodes|
|Maggie Carter||Full year||20|
|Albert Carter||Full year||20|
|Arthur Carter||Full year||20|
|Georgia Carter||Full year||20|
|Rose Nash||Full year||19|
|Jimmy Nash||Full year||19|
|PC Larry Wells||Full year||14|
|Ava Young||From November||8|
|Kirk Davies||November only||7|
|Jasmine Davies||November only||7|
|Samuel Owen||From November||4|
Who lives where Edit
- The Queen's Head - Stephen Chandler (until December)
- Amitel Hotels - Kirk & Jasmine Davies (November only), Samuel Owen (from November).
- The Old Cottage - Vacant
- Amitel Lodge - Amos Carter (until October), Maggie, Albert, Arthur and Georgia Carter (from November), Ava Young (from November).
- Rose and Jimmy's House - Rose & Jimmy Nash (full year).