August 31, 2015

This month as UK soap fans well know, a helicopter crashed into Emmerdale causing untold death and destruction, much tabloid media coverage, and a temporary spike in ratings. But whilst the ivory tower ensconced television producers of Emmerdale will no doubt have been...

August 11, 2015

I've been watching for a while and I've absolutely no idea what has suddenly turned Bobby Beale into a mini Damien, unless it's the fact he's addicted to Minecraft and video games.

The only plausible fact I can see is the years of neglect. The fact that whenever he'...

August 11, 2015

I grew up watching and absolutely loving the soaps before they were recognised as big ratings winners, being addicted to Aussie soaps Neighbours and Home & Away and enjoying EastEnders in its early years. 

And in my late teens/early twenties I became completely enthra...

August 3, 2015

I've watched EastEnders for years, was really into it when it first started, but I've gotta say of the current cast I don't think I actually care two hoots about any of them, with the exception being Pam Coker who until recently has always put on a smile for everyone b...

July 30, 2015

I predict Kathy faked her death as part of a life insurance scam, but after years away can't live with the lie and now wants to return. Gavin is going to put the blame for the scam all on her and it's gonna result in a huge court battle with Kathy facing jail for decep...

February 22, 2014

So the big news is that Lucy Beale of EastEnders is soon to meet her maker in the next few months. So while quite shocked that TPTB can be so casual in their slaughter of a young character with a promising future ahead of them - even if the actress currently in the rol...

June 30, 2013

Watching EastEnders this week, which had fantastic acting, writing and directing all round, I can't help thinking that the viewers have been massively cheated by having Lauren's 'recovery' taking place off screen.

And this has got me thinking. How powerful would these...

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