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Friday Summer File: It’s Well ‘ard Editing

Welcome to the second and final special edition of The Friday File. For two weeks only the reigns have been handed over to me, Doug Lambert, while Ian prepares to launch a new season in August. So those pesky soap stars might have sighed a breath of relief but alas it was too soon because the Friday File hasn’t gone away just yet.   Re-Edit for ‘Enders EastEnders producers have

Friday Summer File: German Bill

Welcome to a special edition of The Friday File. For two weeks only the reigns have been handed over to me, Doug Lambert, while Ian prepares to launch a new season in August. So those pesky soap stars might have sighed a breath of relief but alas it was too soon because the Friday File hasn’t gone away just yet. The Bill goes German For its 25th anniversary The Bill

Friday News File: Pointless Plots

Welcome to the eighth – and final edition in this, the third ,series – of the Friday News File, we’ll be back with more in August. Also a quick note about TV Weekly, we didn’t present an edition this week as we felt that mocking the talentless and ridiculous was possibly in bad taste – as its usually ITV that’s at the heart of much laughter – with the death

Friday News File: Surprise Surprise

Forget  ‘Inside Soap’, forget ‘Bizzare’ – The Friday Soap File is the only place where  you’ll see in article what people are really thinking. Yes it might not go down  well with producers and TV companies – but Ian Westhead doesn’t care about that,  he says “let those other publications lick the behinds of the telly execs for  some pointless exclusives, and we’ll say it like it really  is.” Surprise

Sunday News File: Burnt Out

Yes another week over, doesn’t time fly, and as usual its about time we had another round up of what’s good and bad in the world of soap news. Now this week, and only this week, we’re the Sunday Soap File. This delayed edition is down to myself spending a little time in London chatting up some media types. Thankfully only one was from ITV, and yes – I did

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