Soap Colours

If you’ve seen a clip of an 80’s episode of Eastenders recently you’ll have noticed like me the dull-dreary colours of the show back then. Especially in contrast with it’s contemporary counterpart. Could it be that colour capturing abilities of television equipment has improved so greatly over the years, or has the apperance and continued output of Channel 5 upped the ante on screen garishness so much that even East-gloomy-enders has been forced into discarding it’s previously restrained palette?