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Suzanne Byrne : Soaps

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Suzanne Byrne

As part of her college course, Radio, Television and Print Media at Ballyfermot College in Dublin, she undertook work experience at Woman's Way magazine. This led to her first job once she graduated college. At Woman's Way Magazine she worked on the picture desk, organising and executing cover shoots, writing the soap section and lifestyle features for the magazine. She spent a lot of time on sourcing fashion and interior items for photo shoots which she also styled. She was also involved in the organisation of The Mum of the Year Awards. Following on from her time at Woman's Way Magazine, she moved to Irish Tatler where she continued to write lifestyle features as well as fashion stories. Her job there also involved sourcing and styling for fashion shoots.

In 2005 she joined the editorial team at the RTÉ Guide, her role here is very varied, but she mainly look after anything to with soaps for the magazine, be it her weekly column, daily updates for the web and main feature articles or interviews for the magazine. She's also the lifestyle editor and looks after all the food, interiors, health and any other lifestyle features. And she regularly writes TV/entertainment feature pieces.
Since joining the RTÉ Guide she has had the opportunity to visit the set of and interview the stars from many of the big American programmes including Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Ugly Betty etc as well as Coronation Street, Eastenders and our very own Fair City. She's also interviewed a number of people from the world of film, music and TV including George Clooney, Katherine Heigl, Dido and Jamie Foxx.

Another side to her job includes contributing to various radio and TV programmes. She appeared on The Afternoon Show several times, filling in for the soap reporter. She has also been a guest on the Ruth Scott, Derek Mooney, Dave Fanning and Ryan Tubridy Shows.

Fair City Tuesday 8pm RTE One

THIS WEEK: Suzanne and Damien reconcile and Damien blames himself for being in debt with Charlie.

Zumo threatens Barry but he fails to intimidate him.

Dermot pleads with Carol, who is in charge of the St. Patricks Day children's games and activities, not to overspend. Charlie asks Dermot to hold an old folks dance in the hall and questions Dermots authority when he suggests they should pay for them.

Robert is unsettled when Dolores indirectly suggests that he and Cleo should live together. After Deans suggestion Robert suggest that Cleo should have a move in with him for a trial period.

Tracey downplays her financial problems to Dean. Later she confides in Carol how much she has missed her and how horrible Kylie is being to her.

Dermot is shocked when he receives a public liability quote for the community centre for €35,000. He tries to contain his worry about financial matters from Kylie.

Zumo reveals to Damien that Suzanne collected Eileen's debt from them. A livid Damien confronts Suzanne about this and accuses her of manipulating and trying to make him work harder to pay back Charlie.

Bob approaches Damien and requests information about his debt collection list. Damien refuses to give it. Mark learns that Damien knows of Suzanne's deception.

Charlie bribes Carol with a closing speech during the parade to agree with his St. Patrick's Day plans. Dermot loses his temper with Jo over Charlies Paddy's day plans.

Dean indirectly finds out from Jennifer that it was Kylie who informed on Tracey.
Tracey tells Zumo it was her fault his brother was arrested. Later Barry's sitting room window is smashed with a brick, which has RAT written on it.

Damien reveals Suzanne's deception to Bela and Charlie.

Eastenders Monday 7:30pm RTÉ One

THIS WEEK: Roxy comes downstairs to find Peggy trawling through the tracks on an MP3 player and is taken aback when her aunt announces that she thinks a 'grime' night could be just what they need to liven up the Vic. Wanting to seem in control, Roxy tries to secure a DJ and sends out some flyers but when her arrangements fall through, Peggy comes to the rescue with a lap top.

When Abi shows Carol the knickers that she found behind the fridge, Carol covers for her brother by telling the girl that they are hers. Confronting Max about the underwear, who seems not to care, Carol expresses her disapproval of his alleged antics and even goes as far as warning Becca not to approach Max again. Becca walks away from stating that she can't help it if Max finds her irresistible.

Ian seems to have finally taken to Jane and Lucy's plan. Giving her the day off school and finding a moment alone with Lucy, Ian places a cushion up her top and forces her to face her own reflection. Telling his daughter that he does not want to see her become the victim of local gossip, Ian listens to Lucy asserting her maturity and her desire to keep the child. Ian agrees to be supportive and the Beale family decide to spend an evening at home with a takeaway and a DVD.

Ricky dresses up smart as he plans to visit King Edward V school to decide whether he is happy for Liam to study there. On his return, Ricky reports tales of metal detectors and student arsonists much to the displeasure of a mortified Bianca. Reluctantly, she finally agrees to accept Carol's help in writing to the LEA to lodge a formal complaint regarding her son's future in education.

Trying to help her brother get back on his feet, Carol is having a tough time selling cars. However, teaming up with Billy, she convinces Max that she has sold him a car and he will pay in instalments. Horrified at the thought of Billy's unreliable credit history, Max jumps into action and heads over to the car lot himself.

Billie and Whitney are enjoying each other's company more and more but Kylie and Connor intervene by taking Whitney into the Vic and sneaking alcohol into her drinks. With the pair daring her to down them, Whitney does not want to disappoint.

Having spoken to Liz in Spain, Patrick tries to find out whom the flowers were sent by but his investigation leads him nowhere.

With Peggy trying to liven up the crowd by dressing up as a Tequila girl, complete with short skirt and cowboy hat, she soon becomes the target of the Kylie's sneers. An altercation with Kylie ends with Patrick's pint being thrown over Peggy by the young troublemaker and, before Peggy's palm can make contact with Kylie's face, Roxy steps in and throws the youths out of the pub.

Once outside, Billie tries to chastise Connor and Kylie for their behaviour and is less than impressed by the drunken Whitney. Kylie dowses Trina's tree in tequila, then asks which one of them would like to drop the match.

Back upstairs at the Vic, Roxy tells Peggy that she is making a fool of herself and that whilst she will always have a home at the Vic she is not needed behind the bar. A mortified Peggy pours herself a drink and when the phone rings, she is reluctant to pick up but eventually does.

Dressed again in her own clothes, Peggy waits outside a police interview room and when the door is finally opened she sees the young Danny Mitchell, battered, bruised and bloody.

Coronation Street Monday 7:30pm TV3

THIS WEEK: Mon. 8th March
Peter looks forward to bringing Simon home. Peter's desperate to see Simon but when he arrives at George's he lies that Eve has already taken him to school. Peter insists he'll pick him up later then decorates the flat for a party tea. But when there's no sign of Simon at school Peter can no longer keep a lid on his anger. George insists he should keep Simon for now but Peter storms round.

Tina's suspicions about Gail are allayed. Gail hasn't slept but when Tina comes asking when the body will be released she hides the fact she's a suspect. Gail's at breaking point as she lies to Nick too (he's back permanently) before heading over to Tina's to plan the funeral hoping soon they can all move on.

Carla won't hand over the books. Carla tells Nick she's not interested in him investing in the factory.

Monday 8th March
Peter smashes his way into George's house. At George's Peter stalks the outside of the house shouting for Simon. When George says he isn't there Peter smashes a window and breaks in. Unable to find his son Peter calls the police reporting George for abduction. But when they arrive at the same time as Eve and Simon they find an aggressive Peter grappling with George. Unable to calm him the police arrest Peter as a distressed Simon watches on.

Gail fears the police are circling like vultures. The police speak to Audrey, Nick and David about Gail and Joe's volatile relationship. Although innocent Gail feels like the net is closing in.

Nick sees something in Kelly.

Emmerdale Monday & all weekdays 7pm TV3

THIS WEEK: Holly breaks up with Aaron
Holly (Sophie Powles) is acting off with Aaron (Danny Miller) and confides in Adam (Adam Thomas) that she is going to dump him. Later, Aaron panics when he realises the real reason Holly arranged to see him. As Holly breaks it to him, Aaron is filled with anguish as he realises he needs Holly to help him hide from the truth. Will he finally face up to his true feelings?

Debbie decides to leave Emmerdale and make a clean break
Debbie (Charley Webb) is frustrated by Cain (Jeff Hordley) and Charity's (Emma Atkins) bickering so phones Natasha (Amanda Donohoe) to enquire about her contact in Dubai. She tells Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) she's been offered a job in Jersey and he's devastated at the thought of losing Sarah (Sophia Amber Moore). As the pair argue, Andy is determined that custody or no custody Debbie isn't taking Sarah away from him. Will Andy be able to stop Debbie leaving?

Gennie gets Bob into trouble
Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) thanks Bob (Anthony Audenshaw) again for the lottery money and offers to take him and Viv (Deena Payne) out to dinner. As the party starts to get jolly, Gennie accidently reveals that Bob is to thank for her windfall.

. Rodney (Patrick Mower) has yet another unsuccessful date but is delighted when he runs into an old friend Charlie (George Costigan)
. Cain steams ahead booking a secret wedding date for later that week, while Charity maintains she's not marrying him
. Maisie (Alice Coulthard) tentatively tries to talk to Katie (Sammy Winward) but is left feeling wretched when Katie refuses to forgive her