This Life actor joins Albert Square

Actor Ramon Tikaram will join the cast of BBC One soap EastEnders later this year playing the father of Amira Shah. The actor is probably best remembered for his role in 1990’s drama This Life but is no stranger to the world of soap having appeared in the Carlton revival of Crossroads in 2002. Ramon Tikaram (famous for his role as Ferdy in BBC drama This Life) will arrive in

American Shameless given pilot

An American remake of the hit Channel Four drama Shameless has been given a pilot order by Showtime.   Showtime has ordered a pilot for its planned remake of Shameless, the hit Channel Four drama. An American remake of the drama has been mooted for some years with HBO originally interested in developing it however; Showtime took over the project and has now given the green light for a pilot

Coronation Street News Round-Up

A new signing, a return of an old favourite and the latest on Maggie Jones. Coronation Street bosses have confirmed that popular posh actor Nigel Havers has signed up for a stint in the nations most famous street. BAFTA-nominated actor Havers will play a character called Lewis. Corrie say that the character will be “a charming gentleman escort who accompanies wealthy ladies to social functions.” Nigel will appear on-screen from

Small Island, New Drama Coming To BBC One

Adapted from Andrea Levy’s best-selling award-winning novel, BBC One’s two-part drama Small Island is an epic love story about the determined pursuit of dreams in the face of seemingly insurmountable barriers.   Set against the backdrop of the Second World War in a time when landlords would put up signs that read “No Irish, no coloureds, no dogs”, Small Island follows the interlocking lives of Londoner Queenie (Ruth Wilson), the

Storm Brewing for BBC2

Continuing the story told in HBO’s Emmy® winner The Gathering Storm, BBC Two airs on November 2nd the follow-up drama Into The Storm. The drama is set against the backdrop of World War II and offers an intimate look at the making of a nation’s hero, whose prowess as a great wartime leader ultimately undermined his political career and threatened his marriage to his lifelong supporter, Clemmie.   “We must

Original Casualty actress to return

Former Casualty actress Brenda Fricker will once again reprise her role of Megan Roach for several episodes next year. Irish actress Brenda Fricker has revealed to Ireland’s Evening Herald newspaper that she is returning to BBC One’s Casualty. The actress played the fan favourite Megan Roach in the medical drama from 1986 to 1989 and has since reprised the role on several occasions, notably in 1998 for the wedding of

New faces for Waterloo Road

The fifth series of BBC’s Waterloo Road will see several new additions to the cast. Along with the previously announced Tom Chambers actors Will Ash, Sarah Jane Potts, Elizabeth Barrington and Vinette Robinson will join the cast of the School drama.

Southland to switch to TNT?

Just days after NBC axed its gritty cop-drama Southland, before any episodes of its second season even aired, reports emerge that TNT are in talks to acquire the series.   It’s been a matter of days since NBC announced that it was cancelling gritty cop-series Southland even though no episodes of the drama’s second series have yet aired. In fact production on Southland’s second series was in progress with six

BBC revives Upstairs, Downstairs

The critically acclaimed and award-winning drama series Upstairs, Downstairs is to be revived by the BBC. The period drama originally ran on ITV between 1970 and 1975 and was produced for the network by the LWT franchise. The drama told the story of the Bellamy family and their servants who lived at 165 Eaton Place and covered the late Edwardian period, the Great War, the Swinging 20’s and finally the Wall