Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates

Doctor Who and Emmerdale star Richard Franklin dies on Christmas Day

Richard Franklin, Doctor Who and Emmerdale star, “passed away peacefully” on the morning of Christmas Day at age of 87 after fighting a long-term illness, according to a statement from his family. The actor appeared in Crossroads and played businessman Denis Rigg in ITV’s Emmerdale but is best known for portraying Captain Mike Yates of … >

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Louise Jameson joins the cast of itv’s Emmerdale

The beloved former Doctor Who companion and Eastender is bound for The Woolpack.   Louise Jameson, best known to cult TV fans as the savage Leela – a companion to the Fourth Doctor – is joining the cast of itv’s long-running soap opera Emmerdale. The actress will play Mary, the mother of longstanding character Rhona Goskirk … >

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Colin Baker to guest in Emmerdale

Colin Baker to guest in Emmerdale later this month

Colin Baker will guest in Emmerdale later this month, following in the footsteps of other Doctor Who alumni There’s a new cameo role for actor Colin Baker (The Brothers, Doctor Who, I’m A Celebrity, Celebrity Come Dine With Me) when he appears in Emmerdale later in September. Baker is far from the first former Doctor Who actor to … >

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Exclusive: Denise Black looks back at ‘Queer as Folk’

16 years after the final episode of Queer as Folk aired, Denise Black reprised the role of Hazel in an episode of Russell T Davies’ Cucumber earlier this year. CultBox caught up with Denise for a chat in February and here she looks back at the legacy of Queer as Folk and the reaction to … >

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Interactive infographic: How much compensation could soap characters claim?

Life in a British soap means you’re likely to encounter more drama than the average person. If these accident-prone residents claimed for their injuries, how much compensation could they expect? With the British Soap Awards airing at 8:15pm on Sunday 25 May on ITV, First4Lawyers have asked just that question and created this interactive infographic, … >

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Jenna-Louise Coleman confirmed as new ‘Doctor Who’ companion

Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has been officially announced as Doctor Who’s new companion by showrunner Steven Moffat. Moffat revealed: “It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on … >

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