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Jane Asher to appear in Waterloo Road

{jcomments on}Jane Asher is to guest-star in an episode of BBC One’s school drama Waterloo Road. Digital Spy report the actress will play a school inspector who turns up at the comprehensive school to evaluate the school’s progressing following its previous problems. Digital Spy reports the actress will appear in just one episode of Waterloo Road. Jane Asher previously played Lady Byrne in fellow BBC One drama Holby City and

Richard Thorp was ‘too posh’ for Coronation Street

Richard Thorp better known as Emmerdale’s Alan Turner has told ATV Today that he once auditioned for Coronation Street, but was turned down. “I went up to audition to play the part of Harry Bates, who was to be a boyfriend of Rita and rival to Len Fairclough.” Richard said, adding “the producers said that I wasn’t right to play the role as I was ‘too posh’ for the part.”

Agnes Nixon to appear in All My Children

{jcomments on}Agnes Nixon is set to appear in All My Children; the soap she created for ABC in 1970. The prolific writer will appear in All My Children later this month ahead of its television finale in September. Nixon will reprise her role of Agnes Eckhardt, a member of the Pine Valley Hospital board. The writer previously appeared in the soap for its 35th anniversary in 2005. Her return to

Sarah Michelle Gellar to guest on All My Children

{jcomments on}Sarah Michelle Gellar is to guest star on the ABC soap All My Children ahead of its finale in September but the actress will not be reprising her role of Kendall. The actress played the role of Kendall Hart, the long-lost daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), between 1993 and 1995. Since 2002 the role has been played by Alicia Minshew. Yesterday it was announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar

Two in and One out for Coronation Street

Actor Andrew Hall is leaving the ITV saga while Gwen Taylor and Paul Clayton join the Manchester production.   Andrew who plays cross-dresser Marc Selby will leave Coronation Street at the end of August when his storyline comes to its natural conclusion. In the storyline Marc is wooing long running character Audrey Roberts, played by soap survivor Sue Nicholls. The story, while popular with Sue – she’s described it as

Two characters returning to Coronation Street

{jcomments on}Two former residents of Weatherfield will be returning to Coronation Street later this year which could cause trouble for at least one resident of the street. Warning: Contains Mild Spoilers. Bill Webster (Peter Armitage) and his partner Pam Hobsworth (Kate Anthony) are returning to Coronation Street later this year. Pam, aunt of the late Molly Dobbs (Vicky Binns) and Bill were last heard off travelling around Europe following the

One Life to Live moving studios – again?

{jcomments on}ABC soap One Life to Live could be forced to move studios yet again – the second time in two years. According to reports One Life to Live could be forced to move homes when it transfers from ABC to the internet. The soap is due to end on ABC in January at which time, under the deal with Prospect Park, it will follow fellow soap All My Children

Antony Cotton signs new Corrie contract

Antony Cotton has signed a new contract to continue playing Sean Tully on Coronation Street. The actor revealed he had renewed his contract with the ITV soap on Twitter while tweeting about the documentary series The Corrie Years which explores some of the soap’s most memorable storylines. “I have just signed my 9th contract with the show and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Coronation Street you are amazing.” Cotton

General Hospital to follow fellow ABC soaps online?

{jcomments on}General Hospital may follow fellow ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children online. Prospect Park, who are the company that will be making OLTL and All My Children when they switch from TV to the internet, also have a deal in place to do the same with General Hospital if ABC cancels it. The future of General Hospital has been in doubt ever since ABC decided

Prospect Park issues statement on future of All My Children

{jcomments on}The company that has signed a deal with ABC to keep soaps All My Children and One Life to Live going online after their television finales has given an update to fans after speculation that the agreement had fallen through. For fans of the two soaps awaiting details on exactly what the deal means for them, the future of their beloved soaps and which stars will stay with the