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BBC turns its back on period glitz with gritty look at working-class Manchester

Social realism to the fore in planned adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell novel about Victorian hardship

Television is turning its attention to the industrial working class as an antidote to recent period drama focusing on upper-class glamour. The BBC is looking to adapt Elizabeth Gaskell's Victorian novel Mary Barton, the story of a young woman trapped in the appalling housing conditions and social inequality of 19th-century Manchester.

Heidi Thomas, the creator and writer of the BBC1 hit Call the Midwife, is working on the draft script of the first episode for BBC Wales. Call the Midwife has been the biggest BBC drama hit for a decade, and this is encouraging a move towards bolder social realism.

Thomas said: "I think it is important the working classes have their story told and history brought to life. I am keen to see that on screen. The novel is all about the rights of workers,
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'Coronation Street' star reveals Kylie's new "sidekick"

'Coronation Street' star reveals Kylie's new
Coronation Street star Paula Lane has revealed that her character Kylie Platt is to develop a surprising friendship with Eva Price. The actress, who has been on screen as Kylie for nearly a year, hinted that viewers can expect her alter ego to feature in lighter storylines with the Weatherfield newcomer. Eva, played by former Emmerdale and Lilies actress Catherine Tyldesley, moved into the Rovers Return last month after her mum Stella took over as the pub's bar manager. Speaking of future plotlines, Lane told Inside Soap: "We're going to see a happier side to Kylie (more)
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'Coronation Street' Video: Eva turns up at The Rovers

'Coronation Street' Video: Eva turns up at The Rovers
Former Emmerdale and Lilies star Catherine Tyldesley makes her first appearance in Coronation Street tonight, taking on the role of Stella's daughter Eva. Eva turns up at the Rovers Return shortly after Stella has moved in, making a tearful entrance as she has just split from her fiancé. As Eva shares her sad news, Steve is not happy to see that another new face could be moving into the pub, while Stella's partner Karl doesn't seem too pleased either. Speaking in a recent interview with Digital Spy, Tyldesley commented: "Eva is a little bit of a princess! She's been spoiled rotten, so she's somewhat high maintenance and a little bit of a (more)
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'Coronation Street' casts Stella's daughter

'Coronation Street' casts Stella's daughter
Former Emmerdale and Lilies star Catherine Tyldesley has joined the cast of Coronation Street, playing Michelle Collins's on-screen daughter. The actress begins filming at the Weatherfield soap later this week in the role of feisty Eva, part of the new family who will be taking over at the Rovers Return from June. Last month, Corrie bosses confirmed the casting of Collins as new landlady Stella and John Michie as her husband Karl, who will soon be making their mark at the iconic pub. At the time, it was revealed that Stella's daughter would also be joining the show, but news of Tyldesley's casting in the role only emerged today. Writing on Twitter this afternoon, Tyldesley commented: "Excited for my first day on the cobbles this Friday??? Just a bit!!!!" Meanwhile, on his own Twitter page, Antony Cotton, who plays Weatherfield's (more)
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Upstairs, Downstairs Gives Us A High

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165 Eaton Place. It.s an address that will ring bells for anyone who watched and adored a certain 1970s ITV drama, which followed the lives of an Edwardian family of aristocrats and their domestics. Riots almost broke out when the show went off air in 1975 after five series and 68 episodes. In real time it ran for just four years, but on screen Upstairs, Downstairs spanned the first three decades of the 1900s. Now, Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Lilies) has revived the format and...  More >>
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'True Blood' Couple Gets Engaged

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It must be true love for Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, stars of the HBO hit series True Blood who are now engaged to be married. While no further details have been disclosed, reps for both actors have already confirmed the news to People.

Paquin, 27, whose breakthrough performance was in the New Zealand film The Piano, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1994, making her the second youngest winner in history at the age of 11, plays telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood. On the other hand, Moyer, 39, who is credited for his appearances on The Starter Wife, Lilies, and NY-lon, portrays Sookie's bloodsucking love interest Bill Compton on the vampire series.
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'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer Dishes on 'Pussy' Robert Pattinson

The depicter of vampire Bill Compton on the HBO series "True Blood", Stephen Moyer, recently gushed about fellow vampire portrayer Robert Pattinson. "He's a pussy! He's the Slim-Fast, Diet Coke of vampires," Moyer testified.

Stephen Moyer is famous for starring on "True Blood". He has also worked on several TV series, including "The Starter Wife", "Empathy", and "Lilies". The 39-year-old actor is slated to star on thriller film "Tribes of October", which will be opened in U.S. theaters in 2010.

As for Robert Pattinson, the 23-year-old hunk becomes well-known for his role as Edward Cullen on "Twilight" and "The Twilight Saga's New Moon". He currently is involving in the production of several flicks, including "Remember Me", "Unbound Captives", and "Bel Ami".

Most recently, Pattinson's "Twilight" co-star Michael Welch admitted that the British heartthrob currently is as famous as President Barack Obama. "I've said over and over: Literally, right now, Rob Pattinson
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