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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

Casualty Memorabilia up for grabs

There will be a chance for Casualty fans to purchase rare and unique memorabilia from the much-loved medical drama this month, when the series donates a range of items to Bristol Children’s Hospital to be auctioned online to raise funds for charity. The items are being ditched as the show moves its production facilities from Bristol to Cardiff.   Items up for grabs include framed signed cast photographs, a set

David Essex to leave EastEnders

{jcomments on}A tabloid newspaper states that David Essex will bow out of EastEnders later this year. The actor joined the cast of the BBC One soap earlier this year as Eddie Moon as EastEnders expanded the popular family further. Eddie arrived in Walford to visit his cousin Alfie (Shane Richie) and discovered his estranged son Michael (Steve John Shepherd) was also in Walford. The Moon family was extended even further

Erin Chambers to leave General Hospital

{jcomments on}Erin Chambers is to set the ABC medical soap General Hospital after a year. Chambers joined the cast of the daytime soap in September 2010 as Siobhan McKenna originally on a recurring basis before being bumped to the regular cast in January. However, several months later and a change in head-writer at General Hospital and the character is being written out. The soap is shifting its focus back onto

Stephanie Cole will limit her time on Coronation Street

{jcomments on}Actress Stephanie Cole has said she won’t stay in ITV soap Coronation Street forever. Cole joined the Manchester based soap earlier this year as Sylvia Goodwin; the outspoken mother of Roy Cropper (David Neilson). The character is seen by some as a replacement for Blanche Hunt because of her blunt and outspoken characteristics. The character has been well received by fans but actress Stephanie Cole has said, in a