Russell T Davies has suggested that British soaps could be in terminal decline. The former Doctor Who show runner noted the continuing decline in ratings for Coronation Street and EastEnders in an interview with Attitude and expressed concern that the genre is at risk. “I think the soaps are in trouble and need to be careful. You can see a television landscape in 10 years’ time where they won’t exist
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Coronation Street‘s Tyrone Dobbs is to fall foul of a collapsing ceiling in an upcoming storyline. The hapless mechanic played by Alan Halsall will be caught in the crossfire when a ceiling gives way at his home, sending debris and a large drill on top of him. According to the Daily Star, Tyrone is lucky to be alive following the incident and is rushed to hospital in severe pain – with
ITV has apologised for airing a repeat of Benidorm that contained references to Rolf Harris.
BBC One has postponed tonight’s (1 July) episode of EastEnders. The edition, which was due to air at 8.00pm, was pulled from the schedules as a result of the Argentina vs. Switzerland match running into extra time. “There is no #EastEnders on tonight due to the extended World Cup match – more information to follow soon!” – BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) The beeb’s continuity department has suggested that the dislodged episode will now
Former Coronation Street star Tracy Brabin has joined the cast of Emmerdale. The actress has taken on the role of Carole, a new female companion for Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) who will appear for the first time on Wednesday 23 July. “It is a total delight to be playing Carole back in my home town of Leeds. She’s funny and sexy with a dark secret. Ever since I played Trisha
EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo has revealed that he had some reservations over the plans for his character prior to returning to the soap. Speaking on Sunday Brunch yesterday (29 June) the actor, who recently reprised his role of Dean Wicks in the Walford drama, explained that he clashed with the show’s boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins over an undisclosed storyline. “I had a massive argument with my boss when he told me
Casualty star Matt Bardock is to depart the long-running BBC series. The actor will cease portraying paramedic Jeff Collier later this year, after starring in the role since 2007. “Matt Bardock has given us one of Casualty‘s all-time favourite characters and we are sad to see him go. “Jeff Collier has been an iconic action hero for seven years and we have been so lucky to have had him
Jean Alexander has reassured fans that she is on the mend and has thanked them for their messages of “good will” following her recent health scare.
EastEnders have released some behind the scenes pictures from an upcoming episode that sees Stacey Branning reunited on screen with her mum Jean Slater. As we reported last month, Gillian Wright is reprising her role of Jean on a short-term basis, for a storyline that will see Lacey Turner’s permanent reintroduction to the soap as Stacey. Details of the storyline, that is expected to transmit in late summer, have not
Jean Alexander’s brother Kenneth Hodgkinson has confirmed that the actress has left hospital following her recent health scare.