Soap may rule again

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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.

Stephanie Beacham.

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