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  • We're huge fans of 'Scott And Bailey's Suranne Jones so we couldn't wait to see her back on stage in 'Beautiful Thing' at London's Arts Theatre.

    Suranne Jones and Jake Davies

    The play, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is described as an 'urban love story' and follows two teenage boys who fall in love on a council estate during a very hot summer in the early '90s.

    Jones is brilliant as feisty single mum Sandra, particularly in her ongoing feud with Mama Cass-obsessed next door neighbour Leah (played by 'Waterloo Road's Zaraah Abrahams), firing off some fantastic putdowns that are much too rude to write about here.

    Young actors Jake Davies and Danny-Boy Hatchard give sensitive portrayals as Jamie and Ste, while 'Hollyoaks' star Oliver Farnworth provides comic relief as Sandra's hippy lover Tony.

    There are some excellent one-liners here, which is no surprise as playwright Jonathan Harvey also brought us BBC sitcom 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' and is best known these days as a regular writer on 'Coronation Street' (he

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  • 'Emmerdale' goes live on Wednesday 17 October at 7pm with a special hour-long episode to mark the show's 40th anniversary.

    Various cast members have already spoken about the challenges of filming such a complex episode with actors having to dash between sets and bad weather potentially throwing a great big spanner in the works.

    ITV are offering fans the opportunity to see exactly that with a specially-placed cameras capturing the possible 'chaos' going on behind-the-scenes.

    You can see for yourself by watching below:

  • It's a tough week for Izzy and Gary in 'Coronation Street', plus find out what's coming up in 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale', 'Hollyoaks', 'Neighbours' and 'Home And Away' in our soaps preview...

  • Comedy actresses Tamsin Greig and Doon Mackichan have revealed their favourite comedy roles.

    Speaking exclusively to Yahoo! TV, Tamsin Greig immediately exclaimed that her favourite sketch features current co-star Doon Mackichan, while the 'Smack The Pony' star picked a moment from 'The Day Today'.

    [Related story: TV star Doon Mackichan's bizarre inspiration for new character]

    Watch the video below:

    Greig chose the "woman at a desk who ate a whole donut" who featured in 'Smack The Pony' as it was "so unbearably funny".

    Meanwhile, Doon revealed her favourite role that she played was a Northern woman in a ridiculous team building exercise in hit TV show 'The Day Today' and talks about how she can be seen laughing in the scene.

    The pair star in the West End production 'Jumpy'. The show is a frank and funny family drama about a pair of 50-year-old women struggling with maturity and a promiscuous daughter.

    The production will run until November at the Duke Of York's Theatre, St Martin's

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