Posts From Shaun Linden

Former EastEnders doctor flies into Letherbridge

  Former EastEnders favourite Nicholas Bailey, who starred as unlucky in love Doctor Antony Trueman, has swapped his stethoscope for epilets to film a guest role for the daytime hit drama Doctors. Former EastEnders favourite Nicholas Bailey, who starred as unlucky in love Doctor Antony Trueman, has swapped his stethoscope for epilets to film a guest role for the daytime hit drama Doctors. Nicholas filmed his scenes in the second

Matthew Needham leaves Casualty

  Actor Matthew Needham is to leave Casualty, the long running BBC drama series.     Matthew Needham is leaving Casualty, according to fan-site Holby.TV. The actor plays Doctor Toby De Silva in the medical drama series and first appeared in September 2007. He’ll remain on screen until the New Year. Storylines concerning the character of Tony include his struggle to cope with the pressure of working in the department

Hollyoaks to introduce disabled character

Hollyoaks favourite Zak Ramsey is set for family friction with the introduction of sister Hayley (Kelly-Marie Stewart) to the village. Bubbly, fun-loving and a bit of a practical joker, she enjoys nothing more than to wind up her big brother. A wheelchair user, 19 year old Hayley hates being defined by her condition, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and refuses to let it separate her from the crowd. However she’s also realistic about

BBC scoops Children’s Baftas

The BBC has won thirteen awards for its range of children’s programmes, and presenters, at this year’s Bafta Children’s Awards. Amongst the awards won by corporation include ‘Channel of the Year’ for CBBC. “We are thrilled to have been awarded 13 BAFTAs at this year’s awards. It is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in CBBC and CBeebies, and the great collaboration we have with independent production

Coronation Street role for Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham has joined the cast of ITV soap Coronation Street. The actress will play Martha, a potential new love interest for Ken Barlow [William Roache]. Martha is introduced to Ken via his mother-in-law Blanche Hunt [Maggie Jones]. Beacham begins filming at the Granada Studios in Manchester next week and will first appear in late January. The role is expected to span at least three months. Beacham is no stranger

The South Bank Show returns to ITV

  ITV’s long running arts and culture show The South Bank Show returns in 2009 for a new season of documentaries.     The Specialist Factual And Arts department delivers more high profile South Bank Shows when it returns at the end of January 2009. The 2009 season starts with the glittering South Bank Show Awards hosted by Melvyn Bragg from The Dorchester in London, in front of a star-studded

Enders Stabbing Okayed by Ofcom

An episode of EastEnders that featured a regular character killed off after being stabbed has been deemed acceptable for a pre-watershed audience by Ofcom after complaints were made. The episode at the centre of the outrage is the exit of Jase Dyer (Stephen Lord) who was stabbed to death in an episode of the BBC One saga in August. Of com has received 45 complaints, while the beeb itself has received 134, noting

Angus Deayton will host British Comedy Awards 2008

  Angus Deayton will be the presenter of this year’s British Comedy Awards after Jonathan Ross was forced to step down in the wake of “Manuelgate”.   The comedian, actor and presenter is to host this year’s British Comedy Awards which returns live to ITV1 on Saturday, 6 December 2008. A former British Comedy Award winner himself, Angus Deayton is best-known to TV audiences for Have I Got News For You,