Tag "Weavers Green"

From Soap Opera to Superstar

Soap operas have for many years brought in ‘big names’ for a quick ratings boost or publicity stunt, but what about those who went from saga to stardom? Here is our pick of former soap stars who went onto ‘bigger’ things.

Emmerdale 40 Years On

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.

DVD SoapBox Trailer

Loved by millions, soap operas have become a regular part of people’s lives and now NetworkDVD celebrate the genre with the first release of Soap Box, a collection of classic ITV sagas. The trailer includes clips from Emmerdale, Crossroads, Coronation Street and The Bill.

ATV Icon: Kate O’Mara

Our regular Icon strand this month takes a look at the career of Kate O’Mara; from humble beginnings in the little remembered Anglia soap Weavers Green to major roles in Dynasty, Howards’ Way and Doctor Who, the actress has carved out a memorable career for playing strong and scheming women. Here we take a look back at some of those more memorable roles.

ATV Icon: Wendy Richard

In February BBC One soap EastEnders celebrates its 25th anniversary and to mark the occasion we have re-uploaded our ATV Icon feature on actress Wendy Richard who played matriach Pauline Fowler in the soap for 21 years.

Forgotten Regional Soaps

All this week we’ll be uploading a range of features looking at Forgotten programmes of television from a range of genre’s such as soaps, dramas and Sci Fi’s. We kick off our “forgotten season” by taking a look at some regional soap’s that have long been forgotten.