Daytime Confidential British Invasion


Welcome one and all to another British Invasion. It’s time to find out what is going on in all our favorite UK soaps, so sit back and relax because its coming now.

Warren’s foster brother Spencer is coming to town. Spencer will be an interesting character as he has a learning difficulty and a mental age of 10. Spencer will be played by 22 year-old actor Darrne Langford and his first episode will air on Tuesday, December 23rd .

Roxanne McKee has revealed she would have liked to have interacted with her on screen mother alot earlier. She told Digital Spy that you see a softer side of Louise and you understand why she is the way she is. For more on that story, you can read it here. For an interview with Roxanne, you can read that here.

Digital Spy has their Year in Brief for Hollyoaks which can be read here. You can look at the Year in Pictures here. Along with all those goodies, they sat down with departing producer Bryan Kirkwood about his final year in charge of Hollyoaks. That interview can be read here.

What is coming up?

Well its Christmas week and if you have not seen the promo yet, watch it here.

Things are going to be explosive as Louise (in her wedding gown) is out for revenge, but outside all the drama Carmel continues to lead the Nativity cast to a conclusion, while avoiding disaster along the way.



Corrie star Bev Callard (Liz McDonald) is claiming that she abandoned her pub business after being "bullied" by brewery bosses. More on this story can be read here.

Digital Spy has an interview with the one and only Kenneth Cope (Jed Stone). The interview can be read here.

Stephenie Beacham (Ex-Colby, Dynasty)  has signed a four month contract with Coronation street, she will begain airing early 2009.

Digital Spy  also has their Year in Brief and Year in Pictures available. You can read Year in Brief here, and view the Year in Pictures here.

What is coming up?

Its Christmas time and the street’s going to do it right: Tony is going to "take care of" Jed; Maria goes berserk; and a "special" kiss is all coming up on Christmas week.

Maxwell Caulfield has revealed the opportunity to join Emmerdale was too good to turn down. Producer Anita Turner added: "I’m thrilled to be welcoming two actors of such high caliber to the cast."
"Amanda and Maxwell will be at the center of some of our most gripping storylines next year and will be bringing some compelling drama to the Dales."

Digital Spy has their Year in Brief and Year in Pictures. You can read the Year in Brief here and the Year in Pictures here. They also sat down with the producer to talk about the highs and the lows. That interview can be read here.

Whats going to happen?

Carl and Chas kiss, but later down play it. Victoria falls into the icy waters of Home Farm and finds out she is not the only one down there. So much more is coming Christmas week.

Digital Spy has an interview with the one and only Larry Lamb. He talks about his character Archie and says he is more misunderstood than evil. The interview can be read here and here.

Ten Million people tuned in to watch the climax of the abuse storyline, for more information check out the BBC report here.

Congratulations to Joe Swash who won the Itv Reality series "I’m A Celebertiy Get Me Out Of Here.

Digital Spy has their Year in Brief and Year in Pictures. You can read the Year in Brief here and the Year in Pictures here. They also talked to the producer about the high points, the low points and his thoughts on all the exits. The interview can be read here.

What is coming up?

If you want it SPOILED……………….I cannot do it. Check out the EastEnders Christmas preview here. If you REALLY want a preview, then I guess I can give you a small one.

Sean finds out the paternity of the baby, as does Ronnie and if you think they are happy, you have no idea what is coming. Also, there is the shocking Christmas twist that will leave you speechless, but you will have to tune in to find out what that is.

That wraps up this week’s Invasion, remember to tell us about what you liked, did not like and thoughts on all this week’s stories in the comments.

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    daisyclover1938

    Thanks John!!! I love reading the Coronation Street/Hollyoaks stuff even though I don’t watch the shows, lol! And I remember Stephenie Beacham from her “The Colbys” days (John you’re not old like me: it was a spin-off of Dynasty, lol)

    But of course *my* show is Eastenders!! Thanks for all the links to interviews/stories! I can’t wait to read them :) So Archie is “misunderstood” not evil, huh? Well, I’ll have to read the interview and see if he can convince me of that, lol.

    10 Million for the Bianca/Whitney/Tony climax!? AWESOME!!! Great story and Great climax!!

    Thanks again John!

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    Johnathon

    Yea i looked that up and i was like..”Okay” lol, but i thought she was more well known from Dynasty…should i change it to The Colbys?

    Yep, more people tuned into see the Climax then see Bianca and Ricky’s return to EE.

    I have to say I am really tempted to start watching Emmerdale, though some of the things i have been hearing frustrate me to no end lol.

    Hollyoaks is going to be soooo good in 2009, at least it has the potential to be lol.

    I do not understand why they are doing one of the pairings though , I mean Justin deserves a storyline with a actual future, i mean his whole family is dead, his girlfriend is dead, he can’t have custody of his son, and he was living with Ste -.- its just depressing because I know the actor can handle a meaty storyline -.-.

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    AnthonyL

    Stephanie Beachum was on the last season of Dynasty. But, she got her start on The Colbys. So either one is accurate. I’m interested in seeing her on CS, I must say.

    And Maxwell Caufield on Emmerdale? I heard that awhile back and I couldn’t believe it. It just seems kinda strange…. but a gig is a gig. Since were talking about the Colbys, I loved him on that show…. so I’ll have to check him out.

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    soapjunkie88

    Oh “The Colbys” better gets forgotten. ;) “Dynasty” is fine. And Beacham rocked in Season 9 when she played opposite Joan Collins.

    And with Beacham’s former on-screen son Maxwell Caulfield on “Emmerdale” there are two actors from the “Dynasty” universe on British soaps.

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    Johnathon

    And thus two reasons to pick them up! lol hey had to try.

    @Tgable07 — I am so far behind on hollyoaks its not even funny -.-, but my initial reaction was “wow” lol, I actually dont like it.

    And here are my reasons, so don’t attack me lol.

    I just don’t see Sarah as a real relationship ala John paul/Craig, even though Craig was all “I’m not gay” (Which by the way i can totally here him saying in my head because he has said that stupid line so many times lol) you knew that Craig and John Paul were eventually going to lead up to ‘something’.

    They are taking Sarah/Zoe from a completely different direction, and i just dont know, Sarah HATED John Paul and Craig for what they did to her, she HATED and blamed John paul for almost killing her best friend. ((John paul being the key to Hannah’s Anorexia)).

    Also it seems kind of sudden, but like i said i am so far behind its not funny, it also depends on how they play it.

    But i do have to say if any show can pull a storyline like this off it mite as well be Hollyoaks lol.

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    tgable07

    Well John… I have to admit, Sarah/Zoe (Soe???) is intriguing just b/c of the issues that it raises:
    1)they are the same sex
    2)they are best friends
    3)Zoe is dating Sarah’s dad

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    AnthonyL

    I actually think the whole Sarah/Zoe thing was a tacky stunt. I don’t think they’ll go anywhere with it once it’s revealed. But that’s just IMO. I haven’t seen any spoilers or anything. And for Sarah to do this seems wrong given how she hated John Paul for what he ‘did’ to Hannah (though Hannah ‘did’ that to herself). And Craig’s ‘I’m not gay’ mantra is so tired. It’s one reason why I never cared for the John Paul/Craig coupling and why I never understood why John Paul threw over a decent guy for Craig, who hadn’t grown or changed one bit. But, I guess I’ve gone off topic…..

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    Johnathon

    I actually couldn’t stand FK, i was so happy when he died, Spike I didn’t really mind as much.

    It does seem like a ‘stunt’ but they are going to be exploring it more, and we shall see.

    I don’t like that Sarah is cheating with his Father’s girlfriend, that part i don’t like at all.
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    Brooke

    Ha! Archie is misunderstood my foot!! He’s just a mean old man!

    10 million tuned in to watch the climax of the Tony/Whitney/Bianca s/l eh? Well they wouldn’t have been disappointed.

    Thanks for the spoilers J :=)

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    Darren Lomas

    Great to see UK soaps on DC! I’m looking forward to Hollyoaks, just for the Louise/Warren showdown. Oh, how I wish it were Mandy getting killed. My problem with Hollyoaks is its focus on the teens – I get really bored with them. And the Zoe/Sarah hook-up I don’t care about one jot. Sarah just annoys me. Zoe rocked when she was with Darren (Osbourne, not me)… they had chemistry you don’t get with most of the kiddie actors. I miss those two :(

    As for Corrie, I loved Carla/Liam, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up for her and what her murdering hubby is gonna do next…

    EE is too depressing for me, plus I watch too many soaps, but I’m sure Janine’s return will shake things up.

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    daisyclover1938

    EE is too depressing for me, plus I watch too many soaps, but I’m sure Janine’s return will shake things up.

    Oh Darren, if you can get through the heartbreaking tragedy of Phoebe’s death on B&B then surely EE can’t be too depressing for you, LOL.

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    Johnathon

    Oh i totally agree, and i can’t believe Liam is dead -.-.

    I Haven’t really liked any of Sarah’s pairings since they made Will go all psycho, and yea Hollyoaks does have more of a focus on the teens, but my problem was it was the “Mcqueen” show, i like the McQueens but they were on EVERY SINGLE DAY, NON STOP -.-.

    I am still having a hard time getting into Corrie, i mean i enjoy watching it, but it hasn’t sucked me in, I am enjoying Peter’s storyline though.
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