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UKTV’s Watch channel, which is to be re-branded as W from next month, is to air EastEnders‘ same-night repeat which currently broadcasts on BBC Three at 10pm. The channel is also bringing back the soap operas weekend omnibus.
UKTV have revealed details of W, a flagship subscription entertainment channel. Watch will relaunch as W in February 2016 with a new look themed around its glossy and geometric jewel-shaped logo, offering compelling entertainment.
Corrie’s Carla Connor is left fighting for her life in dramatic scenes to be screened next week on ITV.
Former Coronation Street and Crossroads actor Jonathan Wrather has joined the cast of fellow ITV serial Emmerdale as Pierce Harris.
Actress Bhavna Limbachia is joining ITV serial Coronation Street as Rana, with storyliners promising that ‘sparks will fly when new girl Rana bursts into Weatherfield’.
Channel 4 is to bring to life a comedy soap opera, from the writers of Star Stories, that follows the imagined lives and loves of our royal family in The Windsors.
Michaela Coel is to return to E4 for a second series of Chewing Gum.
Hollyoaks fans can catch a glimpse of yet-to-air action in a brand new ‘winter 2015’ trailer teasing developments such as the return of Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) who is believed to be dead by his family.
EastEnders bosses have released a round-up of the soap’s key Christmas storylines, with the typically non-jovial plots also teased in some special promotional images.