Features

Flashback: Howard’s Way

  We take a look back at the first season [1985] of Howard’s Way, dubbed the BBC’s answer to the 1980 super-soaps of Dallas and Dynasty.     You can tell it’s the 1980s. Two things give away the decade. The big hair, most of the female characters sport big hair, and the fashion. It’s awful. No doubt the costumes were considered highly fashionable and classy at the time but

Gossip Boi: Lost in Gossip

Another classic edition of Gossip Boi from ATV Today. First published on September 17th 2008 we’ve left some of the series online as a reference to our early home-grown features, and for your reading pleasures. This edition is number fifteen, entitled ‘Lost In Gossip‘.

Special Report: Drama Connections

  We take a look at the several drama serials that connect some of the actors in ITV’s brilliant new drama series, Lost in Austen.   Some faces crop up on television in a number of different shows and some end up working alongside each other again and again. ITV’s new drama series, Lost in Austen, starred a few familiar faces you might have seen somewhere before. Here we list

Michael Keohan: ‘Stag Nights’

DJ Michael Keohan originally wrote three series of articles featuring his views and encounters for ATV Today between September 2007 and August 2009. We’ve left some of his most popular published items on the site for your pleasure. The feature was called Mikey K and this edition is from the 28th of August 2008 and was simply entitled “Stag Don’t”.

Yorkshire Television at Forty: Rising Damp

  As part of our features on the 40th anniversary of the ITV franchises; HTV, LWT, Yorkshire and Thames, Flashback takes a look at the Yorkshire comedy series, Rising Damp. Fondly remembered today, this series ran for four years in the mid 70’s and is still shown across the world today.   Rising Damp: 1974 to 1978 + a cinema movie Broadcaster: ITV [though repeats have been aired on different

LWT At 40: Please Sir!

  As part of our features on the 40th anniversary of the ITV franchises; HTV, LWT, Yorkshire and Thames, Flashback takes a look at the late 60’s and early 70’s comedy series, Please Sir! Just one of several well remembered and popular LWT comedy shows from so-called ‘golden era’ of television. Please Sir!: 1968 – 1972 + a cinema movie Broadcaster: ITV [LWT Produced] Cast: John Alderton, Joan Sanderson, Deryck

Gossip Boi: Coincidences

Edition fourteen of Gossip Boi sees our writer ponder ‘Coincidences‘ in an article which we first published on the 15th of August 2008. We’ve left it here, along with several others from across Gossip Boi’s three seasons, for your reading pleasures. This first run of editions were originally called Gossip Boy.

HTV At 40: Robin of Sherwood

  As part of our features on the 40th anniversary of the ITV franchises; HTV, LWT, Yorkshire and Thames, Flashback takes a look at the 1980’s HTV fantasy drama series, Robin of Sherwood. Just one in a long line of television adaptations of the famous Nottingham hero.     Robin of Sherwood: 1984 – 1986 Broadcaster: ITV [HTV produced] Cast: Jason Connery, Michael Praed, Judi Trott and Ray Winstone  

Holby City: Medical History

Critics often attack drama’s such as The Bill and Holby City for being populated by ex-soap stars so we’ve decided to put that to the test. Over the next few weeks we’ll being taking a look at the different casts of our continuing drama’s to see how many of them really are ex-soap stars.