Rewind June 2008: Amazing News

What a week! Yes looking around the websites and newspapers I can safely say a load of old cack has been reported over the past seven days. Lets take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the world of soap news. Its Friday the 13th of June 2008… unlucky for some…

More Late Nights For Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks fans will be delighted to hear the that C4 soap is to get several more late-night specials for this winter. The specials will air on E4 and will see the return of a much missed character. Following on from the show’s excellent performance at the British Soap Awards, and rising ratings, producers of Hollyoaks have been given the go ahead to film five new late-night specials which will air

Rewind May 2008: Outdoor Activity

Now all the press were told that last Friday was Emmerdale’s 5000th episode, in fact, your TV guide was wrong, it actually aired on Tuesday. Some may say it was an attempt to boost ratings for Friday and Tuesday; however, no, I’m sure it was just another telly schedule cock up. Writes Mike Watkins as he gives his views in this Friday News File.

Off Screen Departure For Mainstay Bill Character

It has been well documented that actor Jeff Stewart has had some personal problems of late, which resulted in a breakdown earlier in the year and on set argument with a director. The Bill bosses took the decision to axe his character, Reg Hollis despite the fact that the character has been with the drama since its first season, way back in 1984. Last week it was revealed on the

Alan Coleman wins inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

The legendary television producer, director and writer Alan Coleman has been named as the winner of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the Aussie Soap Awards 2008. The Aussie Soap Awards are held each year by online radio station The Soap Show to recognise excellence in this unique art form. “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this award,” said Coleman, “and to be recognised in this way for doing a

Holby Actress To Leave?

An actress on BBC’s Holby City reveals on the Paul O’Grady Show that she has decided to quit the popular medical drama. Sharon D Clarke revealed last week that she has decided to quit her role of Registrar Lola Griffin in Holby City. The actress has played Lola since 2005 and has been a popular character with fans. However the actress announced on the Channel 4 chat-show that she decided

Rewind April 2008: Starkers

Not a lot has happened over the past seven days, although today is the day that Emmerdale reaches its 5000th edition, although the current state its in, I’d rather watch episode one again. Mike Watkins casts his view over the latest soap news.

Cotton to stay at Corrie and ITV

‘Actor’ turned ‘presenter’ Antony Cotton has signed a new contract to stay with the Manchester soap, and ITV, for a further two years – news sure to disappoint his legions of critics. Much criticised ‘actor’ and ‘presenter’ has surprisingly been offered a new contract with Coronation Street and ITV. His new two year contract will see him stay on in Corrie as Sean Tully and develop new projects, at the