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The Loch: Who Is The Real Monster?

“EVERYBODY has their own shadow. The shadow within.

“I find all of that really interesting. Maybe it explains why we all like to read or watch dark stories.

“Sometimes people want to look at monsters and hold the darkness up in the light.

“Then put it away safely.”

Laura Fraser talking to me about new six part drama The Loch, which begins on ITV at 9pm this Sunday (June 11). Continue reading

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Coronation Street: Les Dennis

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“I know what it feels like, that violation when somebody has been in your house.”

Les Dennis makes his Coronation Street debut next Monday (March 24) as opportunistic thief Michael Rodwell.

Having experienced burglary in real life, when he, his heavily pregnant wife Claire and their young daughter were asleep in their beds.

“Afterwards you think, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.'” Continue reading

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Coronation Street: A New Era

The Corrie siege


PREPARE yourself, Coronation Street fans.

Weatherfield has something rather special for us next week.

Including new titles and a fresh version of the theme music.

I was among journalists invited to a London preview yesterday of the Corrie Siege episodes.

Also involving the closing days of Gail Platt’s murder trial.

And found myself sat directly behind three Street stars whose characters are caught up in crazed escaped killer Tony Gordon’s (Gray O’Brien) plan to exact deadly revenge: Continue reading

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Coronation Street: The Inside Story

Making Waves: David Neilson as Roy Cropper

ROY Cropper made a big splash in Weatherfield last night.

Left to drown in a canal by killer Tony Gordon.

And summed up in two clear and simple lines:

Roy: “I can’t swim.”

Tony: “Good.”

David Neilson (Roy) and Gray O’Brien (Tony) filmed the canal scenes near Corrie’s Manchester HQ.

“I was out for every night of the canal shoot,” Corrie producer Kim Crowther told me when we met up recently. Continue reading

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