Julie Goodyear: TV's changed 'dramatically'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 July 2014
Julie Goodyear

Julie Goodyear

Julie Goodyear, who's known for playing Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street', has revealed the way in which audiences watch TV has changed "dramatically" since she first joined the soap

Julie Goodyear thinks television has changed "dramatically" since she appeared in 'Coronation Street'.

The 72-year-old actress starred as pub landlady Bet Lynch in the ITV soap on-and-off for over 40 years after first joining in 1966 and she claims television audiences have changed considerably since then.

She said: "How we watch TV has changed dramatically since I first started on 'Coronation Street', people would ignore the telephone while major programmers were on for fear of missing out.

"Now, we can catch-up on all sports, soaps and series in our own time and even pause and rewind live TV. For big TV moments like the World Cup, people miss out on the live action by being stuck at work or because games are on too late at night.

"Catch-up changes all this and enables us to watch anything we've missed, whenever we want."

To further ensure football fans don't miss out on all the action, Julie has teamed up with TalkTalk to set up Britain's first ever catch-up pub "The Cat & Catch-up".

The pop-up bar will show matches at 6.30pm rather than the scheduled 5pm using YouView from TalkTalk's catch-up TV service, meaning patrons will be able to enjoy every goal, kick and celebration as if it were live.

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