Crawford Productions is best known in the UK for its hit television serials The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors, but from 1974 until 1977 the company was breaking new ground and blowing traditional taboos sky high with its raunchy adult soap opera The Box.
British television viewers have enjoyed a long love affair with Australian ‘soap operas’ but did you know that the very first Aussie serial to crack the UK market was the rural drama Bellbird?
ATV Today’s Flashback takes a look at one of ITV’s ‘forgotten serials’ in Southern Television’s Together.
The swinging sixties has been named as the most defining decade of the 20th Century in British history a study revealed yesterday.
With over 50,000 fans of classic Australian saga The Young Doctors backing a DVD release ATV Today takes a wander down memory lane in a special photo gallery of the stars of the hit five-episodes-a-week medical drama.
As January comes to a close ATV Today celebrates the fact four decades have passed this month since the very first Tiswas hit the air in our special gallery.
GOLD celebrates its 21st anniversary today, starting life as UK Gold back in 1992 its come a long way since those early days with a host of archive programming coming and going over the two decades.
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. During its run Crossroads played host to many faces who either had been big stars or went onto primetime
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 hall of soap fame…