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Door open for Kevin Webster to return to Coronation Street

The door will be left open for Coronation Street's Kevin Webster to return. Michael Le Vell - who plays the mechanic - has been written out of the ITV soap while he faces child sex allegations, but scriptwriters are making it easy for him to return by having the character look after his sick dad Bill, played by Peter Armitage, 75. Michael had reportedly been worried show bosses could have made it difficult for him to return to the soap, if they had made him part of another story line, such as seeing his character jailed for his part in co-mechanic
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Potd: 'Coronation Street' Sally crushes Kevin's reunion hopes

Potd: 'Coronation Street' Sally crushes Kevin's reunion hopes
Coronation Street's Sally Webster is left fuming with Kevin when he starts spreading the word that they're back together in tonight's double bill of the soap. Sally (Sally Dynevor) wakes up with second thoughts after spending the night with her ex-partner, but Kevin is oblivious to this and soon tells Bill (Peter Armitage) and Sophie (Brooke Vincent) that everything is back to normal. When Sally hears what Kevin (Michael Le Vell) has been saying, she's angry at his belief that he can win her round so easily. In another showdown at the Webster household, she orders the mechanic back to his flat and makes it clear that nothing has (more)
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'Coronation Street' return for Bill Webster

'Coronation Street' return for Bill Webster
Coronation Street's Bill Webster will return for another stint on the cobbles later this year, it has been revealed. The show veteran, played by Peter Armitage, makes his screen comeback in September when he arrives back in Weatherfield following a period of travelling with partner Pam Hobsworth. Details of Kate Anthony's return as Pam first emerged earlier this week. As Bill and Pam settle back in, the pair announce that they are planning to marry, according to a report in The Mirror. However, trouble brews as Pam clashes with Bill's son Kevin. Unable to forget the (more)
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Peter Armitage to leave 'Coronation Street'

Peter Armitage to leave 'Coronation Street'
Coronation Street star Peter Armitage has been written out of the soap. The actor, who plays Bill Webster, will leave the show after being told by producer Phil Collinson that there was no future for his character. "Bill is off travelling with girlfriend Pam in the story. Peter wanted to know where the character was heading as there was talk of him becoming seriously ill," a source told the News of the World. "He was really surprised when Phil told him Bill wouldn't be coming (more)
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Letters: Murdoch and drama at the BBC

Sorry, only two cheers for Mark Thompson in his MacTaggart lecture (Report, 28 August). It is not "great that Sky is going to make the HBO archive available to British viewers": it is deplorable that Sky is deliberately going to deprive all non-Sky subscribers of HBO drama – programmes of the highest quality that they have until now been able to enjoy on free-to-air channels. This is simply a repetition in another area of broadcasting – if the word is still appropriate – of what they have done with sport, especially cricket. Mark Thompson's error is in treating Sky as if it were a natural part of the ecology of British media.

It is analogous to the grey squirrel or the American carp, unwanted incomers that have disrupted and distorted our ecology. With the assistance, of course, of thousands of subscriptions from bien pensant Guardian and Independent readers who really know better,
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Potd: Joe's desperate for pills in Corrie

Coronation Street's Joe McIntyre (Reece Dinsdale) struggles during tonight's episode as he scrabbles around to raise enough cash to pay David (Jack P. Shepherd) for his next fix of painkillers. With David having doubled the price to £100, Joe resorts to selling his tools to Bill (Peter Armitage) at rock-bottom prices. Joe hands over £20 to David and when the kitchen fitter fails to find a suitable source for the balance, he decides to take £50 from Gail's (Helen Worth) purse. (more)
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Gabrielle Drake to guest in Corrie

UFO actress Gabrielle Drake is to make a guest appearance in Coronation Street. The 65-year-old, who played Lt. Gay Ellis in the 1970 science fiction series, is to take on the small role of Vanessa, a well-to-do, elegant lady who becomes involved with Bill Webster (Peter Armitage) at a singles night. Realising that she is quite posh, Bill finds himself lying in the hope of impressing her and it's not long before they agree to a double (more)
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Darts champ scores Corrie cameo

Thirteen-time world darts champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor is to try his hand at acting after landing a guest part in Coronation Street. The 48-year-old will appear in the Weatherfield soap as Disco Dave, resident darts player from nearby pub The Flying Horse. Dave finds himself involved in a darts match against Street residents Kirk Sutherland (Andy Whyment), Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold), Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell), Bill Webster (Peter Armitage) and Eddie Windass (Steve Huison), which takes place at the Street's local watering hole The Rovers Return. The guest role came about after Taylor met Kevin Webster (more)
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