25 Years ago on Easter Monday, April 4th 1988, the UK’s third most watched soap ended. For most of its life it had been the UK’s second most watched saga behind Coronation Street – an amazing feat considering it was a daytime series, and aired at different times across the country....
In our occasional series ‘HomeTime‘ we take a look at some of soap opera’s most famous locations. In this feature we turn to Weatherfield’s boozer, the Rovers Return Inn made famous in ITV’s long running saga, Coronation Street.
Another random just for fun Top 10 from ATV Today looking at some of soaps most memorable headgear, from hats to curlers. Yes last night the character of JR Ewing was laid to rest in Dallas, famous for being shot, cunning business moves and wearing his ‘cowboy’ Stetson, but who else is in our hat...
ATV Today takes a look back at the long running ITV game show Mr & Mrs following the news its most famous presenter Derek Batey has died at the age of 84.
ATV Today remembers Dawn French’s 1990s dark comedy series Murder Most Horrid.
Kaleidoscope Publishing are to release the autobiography of one of TV’s unsung pioneers, Rex Firkin, which promises to reveal the highs, lows, triumphs and tragedies of making some of Britain’s most brilliant and popular classic drama series.
Forty years ago this week ITV Daytime extended its hours and with the station staying on air in the afternoons came a host of new programming. Two were serials, one a medical saga called General Hospital from ATV and the other a village based serial from Yorkshire Television called Emmerdale Farm.
This week Emmerdale celebrates 40 years since its launch, but it isn’t alone. Emmerdale Farm, as was, launched as part of the then new ITV daytime programming which saw a host of new shows arrive such as children’s series Rainbow and another serial, General Hospital.
With the news classic ITV gameshow Catchphrase is to return we dug into the ATV archives to take a look back at the previous incarnations as well as a look at the new look show.
The longest running chat show in the world, The Late Late Show, will celebrate its 50th birthday later this week.