As part of our features on the 40th anniversary of the ITV franchises; HTV, LWT, Yorkshire and Thames, Flashback takes a look at the 1980’s HTV fantasy drama series, Robin of Sherwood. Just one in a long line of television adaptations of the famous Nottingham hero. Robin of Sherwood: 1984 – 1986 Broadcaster: ITV [HTV produced] Cast: Jason Connery, Michael Praed, Judi Trott and Ray Winstone
Critics often attack drama’s such as The Bill and Holby City for being populated by ex-soap stars so we’ve decided to put that to the test. Over the next few weeks we’ll being taking a look at the different casts of our continuing drama’s to see how many of them really are ex-soap stars.
We take a trip back to August 2nd 2008 for the first edition from the second series of Mikey K. A weekly personal column by DJ Michael Keohan. This article was entitled ‘About You Now…‘
In this Editor Reports Doug Lambert takes a look at those shows that didn’t bring in the viewers fast enough for telly executives and were swiftly disposed of.
With news that Maggie O’Neil, of Shameless fame (who played our favourite character in the series, Shelia Jackson) is set to join EastEnders in the summer we cast our eye over other actresses and actors we’d like to see join the Capital soap. With news that Maggie O’Neil, of Shameless fame (who played our favourite character in the series, Shelia Jackson) is set to join EastEnders in the
ATV Today editor Doug Lambert picks some acting talent who could be easily added to the cast of BBC One’s EastEnders.
So Blakes 7 is to be revived and repacked and let’s hope it’s a more successful attempt than Bionic Woman which has been axed stateside – just no one will admit as much. Battlestar Galactica is one prime example of a successful re-imaging while Doctor Who is a good example of a successful revival and with Knight Ryder and the Survivors also returning soon – it looks like now
Another highlight from the series entitled Gossip Boy – later re-branded as Gossip Boi on ATV Today. This, the final instalment from the first run, was published on the site on November 11th 2007. Entitled ‘Parties‘ it was issue eleven. We have kept highlights from across the three Gossip Boi series on ATV Today for reference and, hopefully, your enjoyment.
Originally published on ATV Today on Thursday 25th October 2007, we marked the forty years of ITN’s News at Ten.
Answer: Not very!