Hollyoaks to introduce disabled character

Hollyoaks favourite Zak Ramsey is set for family friction with the introduction of sister Hayley (Kelly-Marie Stewart) to the village. Bubbly, fun-loving and a bit of a practical joker, she enjoys nothing more than to wind up her big brother. A wheelchair user, 19 year old Hayley hates being defined by her condition, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and refuses to let it separate her from the crowd. However she’s also realistic about

New characters for River City

River City is set to welcome three new characters. Acclaimed Scots actor Ewan Stewart joins the cast of the Scottich saga, alongside fellow new cast members Frances Grey and Samia Rida. “While the girls make a great first impression in Shieldinch, Daniel discovers that not everyone is delighted to see his face again.” – Ewan Stewart Stewart plays Daniel McKee, who has served time in prison for culpable homicide and

Coronation Street role for Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham has joined the cast of ITV soap Coronation Street. The actress will play Martha, a potential new love interest for Ken Barlow [William Roache]. Martha is introduced to Ken via his mother-in-law Blanche Hunt [Maggie Jones]. Beacham begins filming at the Granada Studios in Manchester next week and will first appear in late January. The role is expected to span at least three months. Beacham is no stranger

Hollyoaks wins Mental Health Award

Channel Four soap Hollyoaks has won a prestigious award for its sensitive portrayal of Hannah Ashworth’s [Emma Rigby] battle with anorexia. The critically acclaimed storyline, which saw Emma Rigby pick up the highly coveted Best Actress Award at this year’s British Soap Awards, witnessed Hannah Ashworth descend into anorexic hell. The show’s producers also worked alongside B-eat to ensure as accurate a portrayal as possible, whilst exploring the impact anorexia

Enders Stabbing Okayed by Ofcom

An episode of EastEnders that featured a regular character killed off after being stabbed has been deemed acceptable for a pre-watershed audience by Ofcom after complaints were made. The episode at the centre of the outrage is the exit of Jase Dyer (Stephen Lord) who was stabbed to death in an episode of the BBC One saga in August. Of com has received 45 complaints, while the beeb itself has received 134, noting

Word on the Web: Dallas

Classic American soap Dallas celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The series was watched by millions across the world at the height of its popularity and was hugely, hugely influential on drama’s that have come since or launched shortly after. The show continues to enjoy popularity thanks to DVD releases, repeats and the legacy of such storylines like Who Shot JR? So did you watch Dallas during the 80’s, or

The Bill: 25 Years Of Stars

As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series. As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series. Darren Day, one-time host of You Bet! was just one of the famous ‘Bill’ criminals Former Crossroads actress