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Coronation Street’s Betty Driver dies

Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has died at the age of 91. Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has died at the age of 91. The actress joined the cast of the Granada soap in 1969 and although it was originally intended to be a short-term contract she fast became a fixture of the Rovers Return Inn where her character of Betty Turpin, later Williams, was a barmaid. The character worked

DVD to Celebrate Soap Legacy

The old motel based saga Crossroads may have left ITV screens over two decades ago, but a charity founded by the soap carries on the shows social legacy. Now a DVD documentary, Return To Crossroads, aims to show soap fans the truth about the soap and the facts behind the charity.

Look Back – Volume 4

Before Children’s ITV there was ‘Watch It’ the late afternoon slot that provided children with teatime television treats. This DVD, the forth volume of Look Back, has been released following the success of the original two releases.

Look Back – Volume 2

Before Children’s ITV there was Watch It the late afternoon slot that provided children with teatime television treats. This DVD, the second volume of Look Back, brings some of the best of those shows from the 1970s to DVD.

Four Feather Falls

Four Feather Falls is a charming puppet series and Gerry Anderson’s first Supermarionation series –  a technique he was later to perfect on shows for ATV including Supercar and Thunderbirds.

Look Back – Volume 1

For many years ITV screened a midday half hour children’s slot which saw many youngsters rushing home from school for their lunch and television treats. This DVD contains some of the best of the shows that aired in this slot.