ATV Icon Special: Television Centre

ATV Icons are reserved for famous faces, however, sometimes buildings can in their own right become ‘iconic’. No doubt none in television terms more so than the BBC Television Centre.

ATV Icon: Val Parnell

2012 marks 40 years since the man behind Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Val Parnell, died. Here DJ Michael Keohan celebrates the ITV television executive, theatre manager and impresario.

ATV Icon: Noele Gordon

Born Joan Noel Gordon at 139 Clements Road, East Ham, London, on December 25th 1919 she became a leading force in the launch of ATV Midlands and a groundbreaking television…

ATV Icon: Sue Nicholls

With Sue Nicholls currently part of another major storyline in Coronation Street, here DJ Michael Keohan takes a look at the life and work of the actress behind Weatherfield’s Audrey…

ATV Icon: Aaron Spelling

In this issue, Michael Keohan’s ATV Icons celebrates the prolific American television producer Aaron Spelling who’s various and numerous credits include hits such as Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, Melrose Place, T.J…

ATV Icon: Kate O’Mara

DJ Michael Keohan takes a look at the career of Kate O’Mara; from humble beginnings in Weavers Green to major roles in Dynasty, Howards’ Way and Doctor Who.

ATV Icon: Bruce Forsyth

As Channel 4 recently delved into the world of a man ATV Network made a household name of – Bruce Forsyth – Michael Keohan thought it was about time we placed…

ATV Icon: Julia Smith

This month BBC One soap EastEnders celebrates its 25th anniversary and to celebrate this landmark Michael Keohan takes a look at one of the soap’s creators, Julia Smith.

ATV Icon: Maud Grimes – Corrie’s First Wheelchair Character

Despite what some ‘well researched’ sites may tell you, Coronation Street had a wheelchair-bound character long before 2010.

ATV Icon: Neighbours and Crossroads’ Reg Watson

Reg Watson, the man who helped establish ATV Network’s ATV Midlands in 1956 and went on to create Britain’s first “true” soap opera, Crossroads, has been honoured with Australia’s equivalent…