River City stars then and now as BBC soap celebrates two decades

9/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

The Glasgow-based soap first launched back on September 24, 2002.

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🎥 River City stars then and now as BBC soap celebrates two decades:

The Glasgow -based soap first launched back on September 24, 2002.

Many of the original cast have left and moved on to other things, so we're taking a look back at who they are, and what they're doing now.In 2010, she left Shieldinch after the identity of her real father was revealed, but in reality, Lorraine left to concentrate on her theatre work in October 2021.

Gary Lamont arrived on the Shieldinch cobbles as Robbie Fraser, a gay Weegie and full of attitude.He left the soap in 2017, but is continuing his acting career, most recently with a part in Outlander.Libby was axed from River City after 11 years in 2013.

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It's hard to believe that this weekend marks 20 years since River City first graced our TV screens, and a lot has changed on the Shieldinch cobbles over the past two decades.A River City star has reminisced back to her original days on the set of the popular Scottish soap, as she returns to Shieldinch in time for the 20 year anniversary..River City 's Joyce Falconer says she was "surprised" to receive a call during lockdown asking her to return to Shieldinch.

We've seen lots of faces come and go, some loved some hated - we've seen weddings, deaths and many scraps throughout the years. The Glasgwegian-based soap first launched on September 24 2002, and this Saturday a River City: 20 Year Celebration episode will feature on BBC iPlayer, and on Monday September 26, a special anniversary episode will air on BBC ONE Scotland with fans promised a trip down memory lane. The actress also fondly remembers her first ever lines on the programme, and her unique love affair with another long-standing cast member. Many of the original cast have left and moved on to other things, so we're taking a look back at who they are, and what they're doing now. READ MORE: The post read:"Lovely seeing John reunited with his good chum, the actress Jacqueline Leonard in the salon earlier. Lorraine McIntosh Best known for her vocals in Deacon Blue, Lorraine McIntosh hit the streets of Shieldinch as Alice Henderson in 2002. You could've been in Partick or Dennistoun or anywhere, it was so authentic. Alice was married to Mac MacDonald and was jailed after she tried to frame a teacher for child pornography. Written by Johnny McKnight, Bob reflects on two decades of living in Shieldinch and, after drinking from a mystical bottle of booze, best mates Bob and Angus wake up in a multiverse where many of the lost friends from their past still exist.

In 2010, she left Shieldinch after the identity of her real father was revealed, but in reality, Lorraine left to concentrate on her theatre work in October 2021. The scenic artists were still finishing off little things at that point, adding aging to the stone and painting on the graffiti and stuff. "As well as Corrie and River City, she was Lorraine Wicks in EastEnders for more than a year and was part of the original cast of Doctors, playing Dr Caroline Powers. At the moment, however, her immediate future lies with music. Gary Lamont Gary Lamont arrived on the Shieldinch cobbles as Robbie Fraser, a gay Weegie and full of attitude." Joyce also spoke about working with Stephen Purdon, who plays Bob O'Hara, and the close bond they have developed while working together on River City. He first appeared in 2009 and became a key part of the show, working as a hairdresser." This comes after Homes Under the Hammer host Martel Maxwell was spotted at the same salon in May this year. Gary had some very juicy storylines in Shieldinch, including a civil partnership with DC Will Cooper, domestic abuse, coping with parenthood and an addiction to prescription pills. From breaking news to the latest on the coronavirus crisis in Scotland, we''ll have you covered." Roisin's previous exit from River City saw her run away to America with a sugar daddy.

He left the soap in 2017, but is continuing his acting career, most recently with a part in Outlander. Libby McArthur As part of the original cast line up, Libby McArthur joined as Oyster Cafe owner Gina Rossi back in 2002. To sign up, simply enter your email address into this link here. One of her biggest storylines saw her being jilted at the altar with her would-be husband running off with her dad Malcolm’s (Johnny Beattie) life savings. Libby was axed from River City after 11 years in 2013. READ NEXT- Glasgow West End fish and chip shops ranked according to TripAdvisor Glasgow's Òran Mór taken over by hospitality giant Scotsman Group Exclusive: Salt and Chilli joins Princes Square Big Feed Kitchen 'Penguin' found at Govan Shipyard as mystery bird ruffles feathers in Glasgow Glasgow flying fireball was 'small part of an asteroid', say experts. However, she continued her acting career on stage, playing the part of Dolly in the 30th anniversary touring production of Tony Roper's The Steamie in 2017 and is now working as a celebrant." You can watch River City: 20 Year Celebration with Grant Scott on iPlayer from Saturday, and the River City 20th anniversary episode will air on the BBC Scotland channel at 10pm on Monday September 26, and on BBC One Scotland at 7pm on Tuesday September 27.

Carmen Pieraccini Carmen's character joined as Kelly-Marie Adams, the daughter of Scarlett O'Hara and sister to Shellsuit Bob. But she left the BBC soap opera in 2007 to begin a new life in Peru, as the storyline went. Since then she made a return in 2010 and then again most recently in 2019. Ryan Fletcher The 33-year-old, who plays Vader in the Shieldinch show, first left Montego Street in 2006, heading out for a new start with his wife Hazel. But in 2016 he returned to play a love rival to his real-life brother Scott, who plays Angus.

Since leaving River City again Ryan has established himself as a respected stage actor, having appeared in west end productions of Othello and Irish busker play Once as well as in The Choir at Glasgow’s Citizen’s Theatre recently. Keira Lucchesi Her role began in 2009, playing Stella Walker. Over the years, the show storylines saw her character go through a traumatic roller coaster of events including homelessness, a miscarriage and a recurring battle with alcoholism. In 2016, Keira announced she was leaving the show, and since then focused her attention on stage. Paul Samson The lovable rouge and barman Raymond Henderson first appeared in the soap in 2002.

His life was far from plain sailing and eventually Raymond was murdered in 2014. Since leaving the actor has focused his career on stage. Top showbiz news Do you have any burning questions for the cast of River City? Or perhaps you simply want us to pass a message on to your favourite character. We’ll be back with the cast for a Facebook Live on Monday where there’ll be the chance to ask questions. Tell us what questions you want answered here.

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