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Backlash against Waterloo Road’s move to Scotland

The BBC’s announcement yesterday that school drama Waterloo Road is to move from its current home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester to Scotland has prompted a backlash from some of the cast and local political leaders. The BBC revealed yesterday that from April 2012 Waterloo Road would re-locate to Scotland with 50 one-hour episodes being ordered for the move which will air over the course of two years. The BBC One

Tamara Tunie to appear in Days of our Lives

Actress Tamara Tunie is to have a short stint in NBC’s daytime soap Days of our Lives. TVLine reports that Tunie will play ‘tough-as-nails’ judge Weston. Details are being kept under wraps about the nature of her appearance on Days of our Lives but TVLine reports her presence will have a major impact on the returning John Black (Drake Hogestyn). Tunie will make her debut on Days of our Lives

Susan Lucci not joining Desperate Housewives

{jcomments on}ABC has denied once more that actress Susan Lucci is to join the cast of Desperate Housewives. Its a rumour that just won’t go away; for the past few months various media reports have claimed that All My Children actress Susan Lucci will join the cast of prime-time drama Desperate Housewives. The reports first emerged when ABC announced the cancellation of All My Children with rumours the actress would

Stefan Booth confirms EastEnders return

{jcomments off}Stefan Booth has confirmed he’ll be returning to BBC One soap EastEnders for a brief stint. Booth’s character of Greg Jessop left Walford earlier this month after discovering his wife Tanya (Jo Joyner) had been cheating on him with her ex husband Max Branning (Jake Wood). Speaking to Inside Soap magazine the actor confirmed that Greg will return to Walford briefly. “There are still so many questions that need

Waterloo Road to move to Scotland

{jcomments on}BBC One drama Waterloo Road is to relocated to Scotland the corporation has announced. While the series is produced by Shed Productions for BBC Scotland production currently takes place in Rochdale, Greater Manchester but from April next year the series will move to Scotland. Additionally the BBC has announced 50 new episodes over the course of two years has been ordered. The move may prove controversial with local residents

Derek Thompson ‘sad’ over Casualty move to Cardiff

{jcomments on}Casualty actor Derek Thompson has said he is ‘sad’ over the medical dramas move to Cardiff. After 25 years in Bristol the Saturday evening drama is moving to Cardiff to the BBC’s new studios there where filming for Doctor Who and Upstairs Downstairs will also take place. The BBC’s decision to move production from Bristol to Cardiff has been rather controversial with a campaign launched to keep Casualty in

Emmerdale complete cycle challenge for charity

Stars of Emmerdale have completed a cycle challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Stars of Emmerdale have completed a cycle challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Cycling 224 miles from the home of Emmerdale in Leeds to the set of EastEnders at Elstree, ‘Team Emmerdale’ are hoping to raise £100,000 for Macmillan in memory of their late producer Gavin Blyth who died aged 41 from cancer

Dame Eileen Atkins quits Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs actress Dame Eileen Atkins has pulled out of the second series after becoming unhappy with the scripts. Atkins along with co-star Jean Marsh co-created Upstairs Downstairs in the early 1970s, with the original programme produced for ITV by London Weekend Television between 1971 and 1975, although only Marsh appeared in the original version. Dame Eileen was one of the key cast for the revival of the series on

Brookside Corkhill Cross-over to Corrie?

Dean Sullivan who played one of Brookside’s best-loved characters, Jimmy Corkhill, has said he’d love to reprise the role, only this time in another serial. Jimmy first appeared in the Channel 4 soap back in 1986 and became part of many of the shows most memorable storylines including becoming a drug addict, accidentally killing neighbours Frank Rogers and Tony Dixon in a road accident and discovering the ‘body under the

Prospect Park offer All My Children cast contracts

{jcomments on}Prospect Park has approached some of the cast of All My Children with initial contract offers. Prospect Park are set to takeover production of the daytime soap when it ends its television run in September when – at a now unspecified date – it will re-launch online as an internet based soap. The original idea was for AMC to re-launch on the internet the following Monday from its television