Soap opera

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Joan Sydney, Neighbours and A Country Practice actor, dies aged 83
The English Australian actor, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, died at home in Sydney in December

Kelly Burke

05, Jan, 2023 @11:36 PM

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Bob Dylan admits Coronation Street is among his favourite TV shows
Musician reveals how he likes to relax in rare interview

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

20, Dec, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Gabrielle Beaumont obituary
Television director who made her mark with US series such as Dynasty, M*A*S*H and The Waltons, and adapted Jilly Cooper’s Riders for British TV

Anthony Hayward

19, Dec, 2022 @4:49 PM

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‘A rather expensive exercise’: Guy Pearce jabs at Neighbours’ so-called finale
Pearce jokingly asks producers to return the champagne sent to them by Margot Robbie, as Amazon reveals reboot will start in second half of 2023

Kelly Burke

08, Dec, 2022 @3:19 AM

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Neighbours, the Undead Apocalypse: the soap opera that came back from the dead
How did they keep it so quiet? Will anyone actually subscribe to a new streaming service just for the soap? And what about the actor who plays Toadfish’s dreams of ‘driving excavators’?

Stuart Heritage

17, Nov, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Neighbours is back: Amazon resurrects hit soap
Three months after it stopped broadcasting, the Australian soap is being revived for a new series by the streaming giant, starring favourite old characters

Alexi Duggins

17, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Bill Treacher obituary
Actor who brought sensitivity and pathos to his role as Arthur Fowler in the BBC’s EastEnders

Anthony Hayward

09, Nov, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Goodbye Corrie, hello Kardashians: why viewers are abandoning soaps for reality TV
It’s the drama that never stops – real life. With excitement that leaps from the television onto its stars’ social feed, is it any wonder viewers are turning to reality TV for their frothy fix?

Yomi Adegoke

27, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Volte-farce? Mini-budget climbdown joins list of other spectacular U-turns
From Coke, Clinton to Clough, here are some other celebrated examples of shameless backtracking

Robyn Vinter

17, Oct, 2022 @4:55 PM

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From Blackadder to Blackstuff to Blobby: 100 years of the BBC, part seven
Some of the greatest ever TV airs, Saturday nights get a Crinkley Bottom takeover – and the new comedy royalty are crowned

Mark Lawson

04, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Michelle Keegan: ‘When I get negative comments, I don’t understand’
The actor, 35, on being a people pleaser and why she’ll never do standup

Nick McGrath

03, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Former EastEnders star Ashvin Luximon dies from aneurysm aged 38
Actor played Asif Malik, naughty school friend of Martin Fowler, in soap opera between 1999 and 2003

Hayden Vernon

27, Aug, 2022 @1:47 PM

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