ATV Icon: Helen Daniels (Anne Haddy)

This month Australian soap Neighbours celebrates its 25th anniversary and we just couldn’t let this milestone pass by without recognising it.

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…

ATV Icons: June Brown

The indomitable June Brown is best known to UK TV audiences for playing the iconic Dot Cotton in EastEnders. Here Michael Keohan celebrates the lady behind the characters.

ATV Icon: Wendy Richard

In February BBC One soap EastEnders celebrates its 25th anniversary and to mark the occasion we have re-uploaded our ATV Icon feature on actress Wendy Richard who played matriarch Pauline…

ATV Icon: John Bentley

Michael Keohan celebrates the career of actor and voice-over artist John Bentley in another ATV Icon feature.

ATV Icons: Joanna Lumley

From James Bond to Coronation Street, The New Avengers to Sapphire & Steel, Absolutely Fabulous and Jam and Jerusalem actress Joanna Lumley has appeared in them all – making her…

ATV Icons: Lucille Ball

Exactly twenty years since her death Radio DJ Michael Keohan celebrates one of television’s enduring personalities, Lucille “Lucy” Ball – star of stage and screen for over fifty years.

ATV Icon: Paul O’Grady

Paul O’Grady is probably best known for his comedy drag act, Lilly Savage, and for his tea-time chat-show on ITV before defecting to Channel Four. We take a look at…