American soap opera channel SOAPnet is to leave television screens at the end of 2013.
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John Lydon, better known as Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, fancied a part in ITV’s top rating daytime saga Crossroads in the 1970s.
EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor, who is making a brief return to the soap, says the long running serial is ‘in a bit of a state’ following a decline in ratings.
The BBC has appointed Sean O’Connor as Editor of its long-running rural soap opera The Archers.
Australian businessman Andrew Whitney must be one of soap opera Neighbours’ biggest fans. He’s just splashed out over 800,000 Australian Dollars on his second house located on the cul-de-sac made famous by the 28-year-old saga.
A second volume of episodes of the UK’s General Hospital is to be released on DVD in the Summer.
Forty years ago this week ITV Daytime extended its hours and with the station staying on air in the afternoons came a host of new programming. Two were serials, one a medical saga called General Hospital from ATV and the other a village based serial from Yorkshire Television called Emmerdale Farm.
This week Emmerdale celebrates 40 years since its launch, but it isn’t alone. Emmerdale Farm, as was, launched as part of the then new ITV daytime programming which saw a host of new shows arrive such as children’s series Rainbow and another serial, General Hospital.
The UK 1970s daytime series General Hospital is to be released on DVD later this month.
ATV celebrates Emmerdale’s most famous farm owner, Annie Sugden, better known as actress Sheila Mercier.