Soap opera

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Tim Woodward obituary
Prolific character actor who starred in the dramas Wings and Piece of Cake and enjoyed a busy TV career

Anthony Hayward

17, Nov, 2023 @12:12 PM

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Home and Away actor Johnny Ruffo dies aged 35
Actor and singer was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 and revealed it was terminal last August

Sian Cain

10, Nov, 2023 @10:44 AM

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‘Encapsulated everything it means to be human’: your favourite Doctors moments
The long-running TV soap’s cancellation has left some Guardian readers – including a number of crew – bereft. Here they share the life-changing experiences the show brought them

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

02, Nov, 2023 @11:15 AM

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BBC is cancelling Doctors soap after 23 years on air
The broadcaster says increased production costs mean the show has become unviable

Rachel Hall

18, Oct, 2023 @5:14 PM

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‘Tunbridge Wells sells out time and time again’: the bonkers craze for karaoke with Barry from Eastenders
With Barrioke, actor Shaun Williamson is leaning into the popularity of his much-memed singing style – and finding an audience hungry for nostalgia and silliness

Hugh Morris

04, Oct, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Naomi Rukavina on being one half of Neighbours’ first biracial, queer couple: ‘Feels bloody excellent’
Starting out, the actor was told someone like her could never work in TV. Now she’s been cast on Australia’s best-known show and her message for him: ‘Taste it’

Sian Cain

18, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Neighbours just returned with a massive twist – but is it any good? Discuss with spoilers
What’s up with Harold? Who is Mischa Barton playing? Did Terese’s wedding shock you to your core? Neighbours is back. Join us in the comments

Anna Spargo-Ryan

18, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Is Neighbours set in the future now? This maddening Ramsay Street reboot makes absolutely no sense
Amazon’s relaunch destroys everything good about the beloved final episode, and replaces it with an alienating, baffling plot. This article contains spoilers

Scott Bryan

18, Sep, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Billy Miller, star of The Young and the Restless and General Hospital, dies aged 43
Actor’s manager says the Daytime Emmy-winning star ‘was struggling with manic depression’ when he died in Austin, Texas

Guardian staff

18, Sep, 2023 @2:04 AM

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John Stevenson obituary
Scriptwriter who wrote 447 episodes of Coronation Street and created the sitcoms Brass, The Last of the Baskets and How’s Your Father?

Anthony Hayward

12, Sep, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Neighbours: A New Chapter review – fans will be left shouting at their screens
The Ramsay Street reboot reunites Susan and Karl, Paul Robinson, Toadie and more, but the opening episodes are disconcerting – full of surreal moments, bizarre twists and (why oh why?) Mischa Barton

Frances Ryan

10, Sep, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Channel 4 to make Hollyoaks episodes available on YouTube
Broadcaster says digital-first soap will be first to embrace viewing habits of younger audiences

Nadeem Badshah

08, Sep, 2023 @5:39 PM

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