Posts From Doug Lambert

Word on the Web: Dallas

Classic American soap Dallas celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The series was watched by millions across the world at the height of its popularity and was hugely, hugely influential on drama’s that have come since or launched shortly after. The show continues to enjoy popularity thanks to DVD releases, repeats and the legacy of such storylines like Who Shot JR? So did you watch Dallas during the 80’s, or

The Bill: 25 Years Of Stars

As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series. As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series. Darren Day, one-time host of You Bet! was just one of the famous ‘Bill’ criminals Former Crossroads actress

The Bill goes German

In a European first, ITV1 crime drama The Bill and top, prime time German cop show SOKO Leipzig have combined forces in a joint venture between two Fremantle Media companies; Thames and UFA.

Killed by The Bill

  As The Bill celebrates its 25th anniversary we take a look back at those characters that left the show in dramatic fashion – by being killed off. These dramatic, and permanent, exits have altered over the years and have, often or not, become more and more dramatic and the audience expects a bigger and more ‘explosive’ exit from their favourite character. There used to be a time when a

The Bill: Memorable Characters

  For twenty-five years now The Bill has provided plenty of drama and memorable moments and characters. From the great Frank Burnside to the maternal June Ackland these characters are still fondly remembered today and in this feature we take a look at those we think are the more memorable officers of Sun Hill. Over the past twenty-five years The Bill has changed greatly; originally airing as a one-off drama,

Jurassic Park writer passes away

  Michael Crichton, the writer of the best-selling novel Jurassic Park and the long-running television medical drama ER, has passed away at the age of 66.   World famous novelist Michael Crichton has passed away at the age of 66, he died from cancer. Crichton is probably best known for his Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World. Both films were transformed into films by Steven Spielberg and there

Christmas outing for Wallace and Gromit

Fans of Wallace and Gromit are in for a treat as the pair return for a new adventure this Christmas on BBC One. The beeb will premiere A Matter Of Loaf and Death over the festive period – allowing viewers to catch up with the animated duo who are now heading up their own bakery – Top Bun. “I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run

Classic Whodunits

  EastEnders is about to offer us up the latest Whodunit as someone in Albert Square is about to go to extreme lengths in the BBC soap. To celebrate this latest dramatic event we look to previous Whodunits in the world of soap and drama. So let’s cast our eye back on some classic plots.     Hollyoaks [2007] – Who Pushed Claire   The most recent example of a