Don't knock status – it's just part of the
The GuardianDon't knock status – it's just part of the struggle to win a partnerThe GuardianThere's a truth to Mrs Merton's joke about what attracted Debbie McGee to 'the millionaire Paul Daniels'. Is it really so ridiculous to choose someone on the basis of their status? Debbie McGee, who was married to the magician Paul Daniels, with ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 5:33 am
Peter Kay's Car Share, series 2 episode 1: a
Telegraph.co.ukPeter Kay's Car Share, series 2 episode 1: a winning return for the this ingenious comic gem: reviewTelegraph.co.ukThe script recalled the work of Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne and even Alan Bennett. This was humour of the everyday: low-key yet keenly observed, sharp yet compassionate, full of cosy colloquialisms and delicious turns of phrase. Into their ...and more »
Posted on 11 April 2017 | 1:31 pm
The Royle Family creator Caroline Aherne
The SunThe Royle Family creator Caroline Aherne still causes laughs from beyond the grave as Ricky Tomlinson shares ...The Sun... 77-year-old Ricky shared a never before heard behind-the-scenes tale from the days when they made The Royle Family together. “She liked to shock and what I'm going to tell you know is the truth,” Ricky said – fondly remembering Caroline and sharing ...and more »
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 3:15 pm
Royle Family star Sue Johnston reveals why
Mirror.co.ukRoyle Family star Sue Johnston reveals why she won't date againMirror.co.ukLast year her Royle Family co-star Caroline Aherne died of cancer aged 52. It has made Sue reevaluate her own life. She said: “I just keep stumbling on. Sue still speaks to Royle Family co-star Ricky Tomlinson (Photo: BBC). “I've lost an awful lot of ...and more »
Posted on 8 April 2017 | 11:28 am
Television: Storm in a D-cup as Mrs Brown
Irish IndependentTelevision: Storm in a D-cup as Mrs Brown gets cosy with Pam and other celebsIrish Independent... rather than exploit the edgier possibilities of having celebrities interviewed by a fictional host - as Steve Coogan did when Alan Partridge hosted Knowing Me, Knowing You and when Caroline Aherne adopted her Mrs Merton persona to skewer her guests.
Posted on 1 April 2017 | 6:31 pm
The psychiatric ward taught me it can be OK
Surrounded by bizarre characters and nonsensical routines, humour became my shield against the stigma and isolation of life as a mental health patient Ten years ago I spent time in a residential psychiatric ward. Not to visit a friend, or as research, but because I was mentally ill and a danger to myself. Two things become clear when I read my diary from that period. One is that I was an utter ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:05 am
Watch Silent Jay steal the show in Gogglebox
The stars of Gogglebox are used to voicing their opinions about all things TV.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 1:10 pm
'Gogglebox' Stars Including Silent
' Gogglebox's stars Scarlett, Tom, Shaun, Eve and 'Silent' Jay have been recruited by this year's Electoral Commission to spur viewers into heading for the ballot box for the General Election. Channel 4 today announces an exclusive ad campaign in partnership with the Electoral Commission starring the young cast members. The bespoke 30 second ad launches tonight during an ad break in 'Gogglebox ...
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 10:20 am
Gogglebox's Scarlett is encouraging
Being registered to vote is so important that even Silent Jay has something to say about it.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 5:02 pm
Which northern shows, past present and
The broadcaster has released a video with some of their best northern programming ahead of the premier of Ordinary Lies
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 10:44 am
TV round-up: Who Do You Think You Are?,
The rest is TV history. IT WAS lovely to hear Caroline Aherne in such good voice, but her narration was the highlight of Pound Shop Wars (BBC1, Wednesday), which, improbably, has returned for a new series. Lord Reith said “educate, inform and entertain”.
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 12:45 pm
Why the Mrs Merton Show changed TV forever
Twenty years have passed since the launch of The Mrs Merton Show in February 1995. The series which saw then thirty something comedy actress Caroline Aherne adopting the guise of a sweet old lady to interview real life celebrities was an instant hit.
Posted on 9 February 2015 | 4:20 pm
Caroline Aherne fights a dignified battle
Caroline Aherne cut a dignified figure this week as she spoke openly about her ongoing battle against lung cancer and the blessed comfort her Macmillan nurse brings her. When the Royle Family and Mrs Merton star talked about the care and kindness her ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 11:39 pm
Angel nurse who's helping me beat my lung
Smiling broadly, Caroline Aherne yesterday made her first public appearance since revealing she has lung cancer. The Mrs Merton star, 50, wore a black turban-style hat, beneath which the blonde hair of her wig could be seen. Although she appeared gaunt ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 11:35 pm
Caroline Aherne Breaks Silence On Cancer
Caroline Aherne has broken her silence on her cancer treatment, to pay tribute to the support of her Macmillan nurse. "She hates it when I mention her name, but she's Julie Watts," Caroline told a packed crowd at a charity event. "When I was little ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 6:51 pm