Broadcasting

Soap Round Up: New Moon Rising and Salford for Corrie

ATV look at two soapy stories released today, first EastEnders gets a new cute male actor to Moon in Walford, while the nations favourite soap Coronation Street returns ‘home’ to Salford.   Mooning In Walford   We all know that “popular” Alfie Moon is returning to Albert Square this autumn but it seems along with the Mitchell family new members are to sprout up out of nowhere.   Michael Moon, played

BBC keen to order more Sherlock

A tabloid report claims that the BBC is keen to order more episodes of Sherlock, its modern-day take on the famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle.   A tabloid report claims that the BBC is keen to order more episodes of Sherlock, its modern-day take on the famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. The Sun claims that the BBC will order more episodes of Sherlock following its successful

BBC Scotland orders All Creatures Prequel Drama

  BBC Scotland has ordered two new dramas one of which is a prequel to the popular drama series All Creatures Great & Small; the 1930s based drama series adapted from the novels by James Herriot. The prequel to the popular BBC TV series (which starred Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison) will follow the younger antics of Vet James.   Case Histories and Young James are the two latest BBC

Why is Hollyoaks in so much trouble?

  Just a few years ago the thought that Hollyoaks would feature in cancellation rumours in the tabloids was practically unthinkable. The very idea that its ratings would tumble below the 1 million mark was laughable. Now though both of these things are reality – the golden period that Hollyoaks enjoyed under Bryan Kirkwood is very much over; the bubble has burst. So why is Hollyoaks in so much trouble?

Amanda Donohoe Leaving Emmerdale

After almost two years in the popular Yorkshire soap opera Amanda, who plays murdering Home Farm matriarch Natasha Wylde, is to leave the dales later this year.     ITV Yorkshire, according to the Daily Star, has not revealed how the character will leave the series.   ATV soap critic Lynn Swift says “It’s a great shame that Amanda has decided to go. I was watching her performances recently and

Gay Supercouples

  What do Hollyoaks, As The World Turns, Queer as Folk, Dante’s Cove and a German soap have in common? They all have featured a gay ‘super couple’ and today we celebrate those; from Justin and Brian in the American Queer as Folk through to John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean in Hollyoaks and Luke Synder and Noah Mayer in As The World Turns – we celebrate them all.  

Impressive Regional Ratings for ‘George Best’ Series on ITV

ITV Northern Ireland’s series George Best – Football Boots to Dancing Shoes kicked off last night with an “impressive 150,000 local viewers” production company UTV said.   The series tells the drama and excitement behind the scenes of how Dancing Shoes, The George Best Musical came to fruition over the past 18 months.     The four part series continues next week – Tuesday 27 July at 7.30pm – with

RTL Group Sells Five

The RTL Group a leading European media empire has finally sold off struggling UK network ‘Five’ to Richard Desmond, who believes if reports are true, the success of Five may rest with reviving Top of the Pops.

Filming starts on Series Seven of Hustle

The BBC has revealed that production has begun on the seventh season of its popular con-artist drama, Hustle. Returning for its 7th year will be Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister and Matt Di Angelo with guest appearances from Angela Griffin, Joe Armstrong and Anna Chancellor. Filming has begun on the seventh series of Kudos Film and Television and Red Planet Pictures’ Hustle. The gang are back with Adrian Lester as master