Soap may rule again
ACTRESS Stephanie Beacham (pictured) has discussed a revival of 1980s TV hit Dynasty with her actress pal and former costar Joan Collins.
The pair starred in the US soap series which ran for the best part of a decade, following the lives of the Carrington family, and also featured Linda Evans.
Another TV staple of the era, Dallas got a makeover and was a hit of 2012.
Star Larry Hagman, who played oil baron JR Ewing, died in November.
British actress Beacham, who went on to appear in Coronation Street, tells a British talk show called Loose Women she is up for a Dynasty reunion: ‘‘Joan and I have been talking about it and we need a little bit of response and a little bit of encouragement.’’
Cheered on by the studio audience, she continues: ‘‘I can see Joan in one turret and Linda in another and me in another and all the youngies can do all the busy stuff and we’ll just plot and plan.’’
Dynasty ran for nine series before it was cancelled in 1989 and famously starred New Zealand actress Kerry Fox. In 1985, it featured the ‘‘Moldavian massacre’’. Terrorists burst into a wedding and left viewers wondering whether the leading characters had been killed off.
stars Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans.