Doris Day’s death got a mention in the first episode of Years and Years (Picture: Getty; BBC)Years And Years managed to freak everyone out last night by including Doris Day’s death in a news bulletin hours after she had died.
The legendary Hollywood actress passed away early on Monday at the age of 97, with her death being referred to in the BBC drama less than day later when one of the character’s was listening to a radio news bulletin – despite being filmed last October.
On top of being panicked by character Donald Trump launching a missile on China, viewers were concerned the programme had foreshadowed Doris’ death and wasted no time in sharing their fear on Twitter.
‘How did #YearsAndYears manage to include the death of Doris Day?’ wrote one.
‘WOW, how did THAT happen? News about Doris Day’s death (aged 97) on the news bulletin in the TV show #YearsAndYears Brilliant!’ added another.
Doris, who was best known for her roles in Calamity Jane, Move Over and Pillow Talk, was surrounded by her close friends and ‘had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.’
It turns out that Years And Years utilised ‘quick and clever editing’ to add Doris’ mention, but we’re still on edge.
Doris was 97-years-old when she passed (Picture: Getty)
Years And Years kicked off on Tuesday and thee six-part show will focus on a family from Manchester over a 15 year period, with new technology and a difficult political climate among the many things affecting them as they go about their day-to-day lives.
Each episode is set to see the story progress by a couple of years as new problems emerge.
The series includes a star-studded cast of British actors, including Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes.
Years and Years airs Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.
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