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Old 03-05-2012, 21:47
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I really hope so.
I actually hope they bring back her daughter who has a child of her own. So we see Shirley trying to be the best mother and grandmother whilst exploring their relationship. I also wouldn't mind them bringing in her sister.
i think the writers found it easy to pair her up with Phil, and having watched old eps of her from 08/09 they need to make her into that sort of woman again not the doormat for the Mitchells!
I wouldn't mind seeing her in a domestic abuse story line, or paired off with either Max or Andrew but I feel that we've already lost too much of her character and she needs to be alone for a while..it would do her the world of good, and make it less easy for the writers!
Bringing in Shirley's family is one of the best things the new EP could do, in my opinion. I've said it many times before, but I honestly think Shirley's one of the best things about the show at the moment and, given 10-15 years more on the square, she could be one of their greatest assets; a 'new Pat', an iconic, recognisable older female with plenty of tragedy, shame and drama in her past. But this isn't going to happen if they don't invest in her as her own entity, rather than as an extension of the Mitchell's, or whatever man she gets latched on to next.

Let's face it - her time with the Mitchells is running out. Once this story is resolved, they are done. She and Phil will be done for good, and Shirley will be a lone wanderer in the square. If they let her turn into a pointless background character with no real reason to be on the square, then they will be doing the show a great disservice. If they bring her family back and establish Shirley as her own character, rather than as a sidekick to a man, then they will be sitting on a goldmine when, come the next decade or two, they have the Square's next Grand Old Dame. I really hope they bring Carly and/or Deano back, and put Jay with Shirley, too, as his time with the Mitchells is, undoubtedly, also coming to an end. If Sharon doesn't get the Vic again, then I'd quite like Shirley and her family to take over and hold on to it for a good long run. She worked well behind the bar last time she worked there, and with her family back as a foundation in the square and the Vic's bar giving her a forum to interact with pretty much everybody else in the show, she could really become one of the show's best central figures. If they let her fizzle out into nothing and then disappear then they'll seriously be wasting a great opportunity.
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:17
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I'm not sure Linda will stay in the show now Cheryl has gone though, they were really close.
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:21
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I'm not sure Linda will stay in the show now Cheryl has gone though, they were really close.
she knew cheryl was leaving last summer. if she was i think it wouldve been leaked by now because some of the actors taking a break have been leaked
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:24
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she knew cheryl was leaving last summer. if she was i think it wouldve been leaked by now because some of the actors taking a break have been leaked
Pam said tptb knew she was leaving fourteen months in advance, but it was only revealled to us viewers about 6 months before.
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:26
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Pam said tptb knew she was leaving fourteen months in advance, but it was only revealled to us viewers about 6 months before.
i know that quite a lot of actors who have left they knew ages before and if she is going to leave it might not be till 2014 (and by that time there is enough time to kill her off which is the exit i want for her if she was to leave) but we weren't meant to know jo was taking a break so early on it was leaked surely if linda was leaving anytime soon we would know?

but i think pam was different because she reduced her screentime
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:28
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i know that quite a lot of actors who have left they knew ages ago and if she is going to leave it might not be till 2014 (and by that time there is enough time to kill her off which is the exit i want for her if she was to leave) but we weren't meant to know jo was taking a break so early on it was leaked surely if linda was leaving anytime soon we would know?
Just because one thing was leaked doesn't mean that everything else connected to the show would be revealed. If your logic made sense we would know every plan the show has for the future, but we don't.
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:29
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Just because one thing was leaked doesn't mean that everything else connected to the show would be revealed. If your logic made sense we would know every plan the show has for the future, but we don't.
i know but theres been so many breaks revealed over the last week or so i just think we'd know about Linda aswell
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:31
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i know but theres been so many breaks revealed over the last week or so i just think we'd know about Linda aswell
Just because we don't know of any plans that Linda is leaving, doesn't mean that there aren't any.
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:32
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Just because we don't know of any plans that Linda is leaving, doesn't mean that there aren't any.
i know that thats why i said she might leave in 2013 so its enough time to kill her off lol
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:34
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we don't know what's going on in the mind of Lorraine or the writers.

I kind of hope she gets given a terminal illness.. she could do it well i think. She tries to make amends with her kids, that sort of thing..
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:03
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They're trying with Max, but it's just not the same
I think they were trying with that Bobby Davro chap.. it really DIDN'T work..
I vaguely remember Davro in it, he had the car lot for a spell didn't he? Wasn't he in it with Kevin Wicks or about that time anyway? I never thought of him (or Max) as being like Frank.

To be honest I can't really think of anyone who is. Roy was great as well. I mean Jesus think about the sort of people who arrived/left in the early and mid 2000s and then look at the massive difference in quality. They got rid of the Fowlers and Evans' and then the Mitchells imploded (for a while at least) and we ended up with that Italian lot and the Muslim-Hindu-Christian inter-religious PC brigade. What the **** were they all about? Ferrara/Ferrera or something. Bunch of ****ing jokers the lot of them.

Terry and Irene left around that time too, well Irene left before if I recall but Terry was always a right character. Never bought that stuff with him and Janine (made him seem really seedy and weird when in fact he was a pretty solid guy prior to that); I fondly remember the scenes with him and that Troy who tried it on with Irene.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:19
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I disagree i think Victoria Alcock is a fantastic actor even better than Linda

My only gripe is they should keep her on full time.

Thanks for posting those clips it's really strange seeing Linda play lorraine with long hair
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:20
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I disagree i think Victoria Alcock is a fantastic actor even better than Linda

My only gripe is they should keep her on full time.

Thanks for posting those clips it's really strange seeing Linda play lorraine with long hair
I agree with you, she plays the part of Lorraine really well, she can portray a nasty woman really well...

...I'm glad she's leaving though, because, well - she's nasty
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:43
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I disagree i think Victoria Alcock is a fantastic actor even better than Linda

My only gripe is they should keep her on full time.

Thanks for posting those clips it's really strange seeing Linda play lorraine with long hair
I was watching Prime Suspect the other day and Linda was there as a forensic person and she had long hair. It was a double take for me!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 19:46
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I was watching Prime Suspect the other day and Linda was there as a forensic person and she had long hair. It was a double take for me!!
check out the linda thread in the appreciation forum some pics you might like to see
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:10
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I recall Linda Henry originally playing Lorraine in the 90s but cant find clips of her and Mandy on Youtube. Can anyone help?
That's because Mandy and Lorraine didn't share any scenes in the 90's
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:17
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check out the linda thread in the appreciation forum some pics you might like to see
Just did! Wow! Certainly has the legs to dress in what she did! (Is the lass with brown hair next to her at some points, also in a black dress her daughter?)
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:20
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Just did! Wow! Certainly has the legs to dress in what she did! (Is the lass with brown hair next to her at some points, also in a black dress her daughter?)
ive no idea. maybe it is i just thought it was someone they were friends with lol but her daughter is still in her teens and that woman looks older i think do you mean the one inbetween steve & linda in one of the side pics?
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:30
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Say photo 39. I remember reading something about her daughter being 16 and wanted her to stop wearing mini skirts on tv, I think it was dated as being 2009, so that could easily be her daughter..they have similar noses I'd say...
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:34
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Say photo 39. I remember reading something about her daughter being 16 and wanted her to stop wearing mini skirts on tv, I think it was dated as being 2009, so that could easily be her daughter..they have similar noses I'd say...
if it is her daughter then she must not care about the mini skirts now she would be 19 now i thought she looked like she was in her 20s lol but she does have similar legs too lol ok this is weird now
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:57
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Is Linda Henry straight?
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Old 05-05-2012, 20:57
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if it is her daughter then she must not care about the mini skirts now she would be 19 now i thought she looked like she was in her 20s lol but she does have similar legs too lol ok this is weird now
Haha yeah! But all three of them look good though..
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Old 05-05-2012, 21:20
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Gosh! Doesn't she look different.
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Old 05-05-2012, 21:21
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Is Linda Henry straight?
eh she's married lol
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Old 05-05-2012, 21:24
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Is Linda Henry straight?
Yup.. she is. apparently. I know
. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJGXjH6O56k

Mentions her husband..
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