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James Alexandrou has confirmed that he would not be interested in returning to EastEnders in the foreseeable future. The actor played the role of Martin Fowler on the BBC soap for ten years until 2006, when he bowed out from Walford to pursue other acting opportunities. Fans recently saw Martin's wife Sonia - played by Natalie Cassidy - arrive back on Albert Square for a one-off episode. The character's brief return saw her reveal some important news about Bianca, as well as telling her family that her relationship with Martin was over. Asked by Digital Spy whether he would consider following in Cassidy's footsteps with a comeback of his own, Alexandrou replied: "Not really, nah. I don't know. I've got a strange relationship with being on the telly. I grew up on EastEnders and I left... and I've been (more) »
- By Daniel Kilkelly
It's not all Snog Marry Avoid – the channel can, and does, produce hard-hitting and thought-provoking programmes
Yesterday Sir Michael Lyons, the BBC Trust chair, announced plans to do "fewer things better" – casting doubt over the future of BBC3. The channel's whose luridly titled programmes will perhaps not be missed by the more high-minded viewer, but it's not all Snog Marry Avoid?. BBC3 can, and does, produce hard-hitting and thought-provoking programmes.
As a 22-year-old, so among the target audience for BBC3 shows, I frequently enter the strange parallel universe where everyone speaks fluent vajazzle and worships at the feet of George Lamb. But Being Human is great, right? And Underage & Pregnant – a series of programmes following teens who were up the duff – had me in tears at least once.
In fact BBC3 has more decent documentaries than you might imagine. But surely, you're thinking, docs are only worth watching if they're »
- Sian Rowe
2 items from 2011
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