Brookside DVD for Autumn 2012?

4DVD have given their biggest indication yet that a best of Brookside DVD will be released in time for Channel 4’s 30th anniversary in November. As we reported yesterday the Brookside DVD Campaign had in the last week been gaining a lot of support from users on social networking site Twitter backing the idea of a DVD containing classic episodes of the Liverpool based and produced soap opera. The DVD

New sponsor deal for ITV’s Emmerdale

bet365bingo is to be the new sponsor of ITV Yorkshire’s rural soap, Emmerdale. The sponsorship package, negotiated by ITV Commercial, Drummond Central and Republic of Media on behalf of bet365bingo, kicks off on 12th March 2012. The new package is bet365bingo’s first broadcast sponsorship, and will run across Emmerdale content on all ITV channels, as well as the online and mobile sponsorship bumpers on ITV Player. Jason Spencer, Business Development

Brookside DVD Trending on Twitter

The Brookside DVD Campaign has in the last week been gaining a lot of Twitter followers as they prepare themselves for news from 4DVD on the hope that fans of the Channel 4 soap will be enjoying episodes on DVD in time for Christmas. Brookside, axed in 2003, has continued to prove popular with fans despite no major repeats or DVD releases in the past few years. 4DVD last year

John Yorke to become Acting Editor of The Archers

John Yorke is to become Acting Editor of BBC Radio Four‘s rural soap The Archers. Yorke, who is BBC Vision’s Controller of Drama Production and New Talent, will become temporary editor on The Archers while Vanessa Whitburn takes long service leave until July. Yorke will become acting editor for the farming based soap at the end of this month. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to see a different way

Nikki Patel leaving Coronation Street

Actress Nikki Patel is leaving ITV soap Coronation Street once more. The actress will bow out as Amber Kalirai next month after a series of clashes with her step-mother Sunita (Shobna Gulati). Patel reprised her role of Amber, daughter of Corner Shop owner Dev (Jimmi Harkishin), late last year. Amber returned from University to life with her father Dev and a none-too-pleased Sunita. The character then became involved in a

General Hospital sinks to new ratings low

Struggling ABC soap General Hospital has sunk to a new ratings low. The medical soap’s future is already under considerable doubt given the fact that Katie Couric’s new chat-show will launch, later this year, in the time-slot General Hospital currently occupies. There are rumours and hearsay flying around concerning the future of General Hospital with a possible move to another time-slot, into prime-time or outright cancellation just some of the

Charlie Brooks taking break from EastEnders

Charlie Brooks is to take a six month break from EastEnders, according to reports. Brooks, who plays scheming Janine Butcher, will leave later this year and is expected to return some time in 2013. The Sun claims that Brooks has signed up to take part in Strictly Come Dancing however this has not been confirmed. “I’ve got six months off in August so we’re having the bump, but I won’t have

Nick Hewer criticises violence in EastEnders

Nick Hewer has criticised the amount of violence in BBC One soap EastEnders. Nick Hewer, who became host of Channel Four’s Countdown in January of this year, made critical remarks about EastEnders while appearing on BBC One’s revival of Room 101; the episode will air next Friday. Hewer, who has also appeared on The Apprentice as an advisor to Lord Alan Sugar. Hewer praised the actors and storylines on the

Paul Nicholls to join Holby City

Law and Order: UK actor Paul Nicholls is to join the cast of BBC One drama Holby City. The actor is still remembered for playing Joe Wicks in EastEnders in the 1990s. Holby City is delighted to announce that Paul Nicholls will be joining the cast as experienced Nurse Simon Marshall. Paul has appeared in a host of popular television programmes including EastEnders, Law & Order: UK and Midsomer Murders.“I’m

Brittany Underwood joins Reach for a Star

Former One Life to Live actress Brittany Underwood is to join the cast of new Nickelodeon soap Reach for a Star. The actress played Langston Wilde on the ABC soap from 2006 to its television finale in January. ABC Soaps in Depth report the actress has now been cast in another soap; Reach for a Star. The new Nickelodeon soap is based on the Mexican tele-novela Alcanzar Una Estrella and