Before there was UnREAL there was Moving Wallpaper, Britain’s satire about the making of a soap.
It starred Ben Miller and ran for two seasons on ITV in 2008.
The fictional soap they were writing was called Echo Beach and in a very creative twist, ITV also aired a stand-alone Echo Beach drama. That starred Jason Donovan & Martine McCutcheon, but lasted just 12 episodes.
Both aired back to back, and briefly in Australia on ABC2.