IF YOU'VE ever missed a crucial episode of your favourite soap, spare a thought for the residents of Meadow Court in Oswaldtwistle.
For 10 flats at the Haworth Street estate were left without television for more than a week after a booster aerial serving the block, which was kept in the attic of one of the flats, was unwittingly disconnected.
It is thought the tenant of the flat where the booster is sited cut off his electricity before going abroad ... and the bad news is he may be away for up to three months!
The blunder came as some of soaps' most gripping storylines came to a climax - including a confession from Coronation Street's serial killer Richard Hillman.
Janina Barlow, 80, who lives with husband Len, said: "I turned on the TV one morning to watch Trisha and it was just dead. I had to go to a friend's house to watch Coronation Street as it was very exciting. I don't know who came up with the idea of putting booster equipment in a private dwelling in the first place."
Resident Jill Clark said: "I had to borrow my son's portable television and Ashley, who lives opposite, came round to watch it. It is ridiculous."
Councillor Jean Battle, Cabinet portfolio holder for housing, said: "I am sorry residents were left without television - the problem arose with the booster, which had to be sited internally as it is a vulnerable piece of equipment.''
Luckily residents were put out of their misery this week after the council arranged for a temporary aerial to be fitted to each of the 10 flats.