MEET THE CAST --Continued...


Playing Pheobe Sparrow in 31 episodes from 1997 - 1999

she continued to be the nations favourite bar maid.

Elizabeth Carling, born 20 October 1967 in Middlesbrough, is an English actress best known for her performances in Boon, Goodnight Sweetheart, Barbara, and Casualty. Elizabeth is also a trained singer, her roles in Goodnight Sweetheart and Border Café being developed to show her talent in many musical genres. In the 1990s, Elizabeth was briefly engaged to Neil Morrissey, whom she met while filming ITV drama Boon and with whom she also appeared in an episode of BBC sitcom Men Behaving Badly.

In 2007, Liz departed from the hit BBC medical drama Casualty, in which she had played the role of Dr Selena Donovan. Her character had originally made a brief appearance as a consultant neurologist in April 2003, although her first name was spelled Selina at that time. She returned to the show as a forensic doctor in 2004 and was a regular cast member from that time until leaving. Selena’s storylines have included being kidnapped and stabbed by drug traffickers, contracting MRSA, and having romances with colleagues Harry, Will, and Nathan. In the episode “Nobody’s Perfect” (Air Date: 4 March 2006) she decided to leave her position of police surgeon due to an almost fatal mistake. At the end of Series 20, she gained the position of Associate Specialist at the cost of Maggie’s (Susan Cookson) Consultancy. She left the show at the end of series 21 due to a fatal gun shot wound to her character’s neck, causing the birth of her premature baby – but the loss of her own life.

Liz took over the role of 'Phoebe Sparrow' in the last three series of the time travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst. The part was originally played by Dervla Kirwan. After the series she released an album of Wartime covers also titled Goodnight Sweetheart.

Liz played Linda, the daughter of the eponymous matriarch in the ITV sitcom Barbara. She appeared in 24 of the series' 29 episodes, from 1999-2003, playing opposite her on-screen husband, Martin Pond (Mark Benton).

Liz played Laura Marsh, assistant to Ken Boon, in the ITV private investigator series Boon. She appeared in 40 episodes of Series 4, 5 and 6, from 1989-1991. This was her first major TV role.


Playing Yvonne Sparrow in 27 episodes from 1993 - 1996

She fast became Gary’s annoying but loveable wife.

Michelle Holmes (born 1 January 1967) is an English actress who has appeared in several television serials.

Born Corinne Michelle Cunliffe in Rochdale, Lancashire, she performed in a pop band called The Dunky Dobbers with her childhood friend and fellow actress Sue Devaney.

After changing her professional name to gain entry to the actors union Equity, she came to prominence as Sue, one of the babysitters in Rita, Sue and Bob Too who seduce a middle-aged man. A year later she appeared as goth Jenny in Damon and Debbie, and then as barmaid Tina Fowler in Coronation Street

She played Yvonne Sparrow in the first three seasons of Goodnight Sweetheart, and Maggie Coles in Firm Friends. Marie in Common as Muck two series.

Michelle has appeared in Emmerdale twice: first in 1992 as Lindsay Carmichael, and in 1995 as bar manageress Britt Woods.

In 2001, she played Connie Harper in Merseybeat, and guest starred in the BBC One school drama, Waterloo Road.

From July 2006 she has played Claudie Williams in The Chase, a BBC One drama. Michelle also stars as Genevieve in the ITV drama Life Begins. Michelle can also be seen in the 2008 series of Shameless.

Michelle married Location manager Mark O'Hanlon on 29 December 2000. They divorced in Feb 2006.

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Playing Ron Wheatcroft in 58 episodes from 1993 - 1996

he became everyones loveable looser.

Victor McGuire (born 17 March 1964 in Tuebrook, Liverpool, England)

He is perhaps best known for playing Jack in all but series 4 of Carla Lane's Bread as well as Ron Wheatcroft in Goodnight Sweetheart.

He also played  Sean Hughes' neighbour Tony in Sean's Show (the kind of guy you can ask to build you a shed). He has also appeared in many other TV show which include’s Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty, and 2point4 Children.

He appeared as the character of Amos Hart in the West End musical Chicago and as Lazar Wolf in the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre.

He has currently reprised his role as Amos Hart in Chicago, and is appearing in the production again, in the Cambridge Theatre, London.

Victor is a supporter of Everton F.C.

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