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Articles Tagged 'British Soaps'

50 Cent Eyes Role on British Soap ‘EastEnders’

Look out, Albert Square shawties: 50 Cent is set to make a cameo on the popular BBC soap EastEnders “within the next six months” according to The Daily Mirror. The rap mogul and actor became “a huge fan” of the show through his footballer friend Rio Ferdinand. He tells The Mirror that he dreamed of […]

“Bionic Woman” Michelle Ryan Recalls Tension on EastEnders Set

Actress Michelle Ryan – soon to overrun your TV sets with both Bionic Woman and BBC AMERICA’s Jekyll – remembers her time playing Zoe Slater on EastEnders in an interview with The Independent. While the show ultimately made her a household name in the UK, she reveals that she was often “depressed” while on the […]

Awards Season Isn’t Over Yet: RTS Awards, Oscar Parties

Sick of seeing and hearing about Helen Mirren? Don’t tell me you’re suffering from awards fatigue just yet! That’s the great thing about being international: we have all those British awards to cover, like the Royal Television Society awards, which had their nominations announced last night. And yes, Dame Helen rears her head again, as […]

British Soaps vs. American Soaps: It’s War!

The posters over at Soap Opera Network are all a-tizzy about the following YouTube clip, which unfavorably compares American soap operas to British soap operas. It’s from a BBC Four show titled Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe, in which critic Charlie Brooker takes on trends in the TV industry. About American soaps, he says, “Yes, it’s acorn […]