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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 00:05 UK time, Sunday, 20 June 2010


Breaking news! Lacey Turner, star of EastEnders and killer of Archie Mitchell (I know, we were shocked too) is coming to Being Human to play a new supernatural character, Lia.

Lacey, famous for playing Stacey Slater in the soap, is sure to bring some of her cockney charm to the show. Here's what she said of her first TV role since she joined Eastenders in 2004 "It was fantastic working on Being Human, I had some great scenes with Aidan Turner, especially when his character Mitchell is facing up to some of the things he has done in the past. The cast and crew were really welcoming and I can't wait to watch how the story comes together on screen when the series airs."

We can reveal that Mitchell meets Lia whilst on 'the other side' as he attempts a rescue mission to try and save Annie. Lia attempts to steer him on his journey, but whether the outcome is good or bad is yet to be seen.

We're getting nervous...


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  • Comment number 1.

    Yay Aidan is back on :) Although I dont really watch soaps so i dont know she is :/ but I do hope she is good

  • Comment number 2.

    btw It midnightSparkelgirl, for some reason I've changed my name :S

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi all!

    Oooo,it sound's like it is going to be really intense with Mitchell being the Hero!(Super Vampire to the rescue!)
    Thank you for keeping us all up to date with the going's on........Good luck to all!!! :O)


  • Comment number 4.

    Hey Mr P you were up late!! but thank you it is lovely to get more news and especially a bit about Mitchell's journey. So he is off for a jaunt to Purgatory is he :) sounds very interesting and I am sure Lord Toby has some twists and turns to keep us guessing.

  • Comment number 5.

    This looks awesome!!! She's a great actress should be really interesting to see, so excited!

  • Comment number 6.

    Wow that is great news - Lacey is a fantastic actress & will be great to see another big name in Being Human - shows how great the show is too! Nice to see a little snippet of the lovely Aidan too - Happy Birthday for yesterday Aidan! Thanks to Barry for putting this up mwah x

  • Comment number 7.

    So Mitchell will travel down the corridor of death that sounds cool but what of the werewolves Oh well. the question is how far will he journey and how will he get there?

    Take the door from an exorcism or just someone passing over?

    Also How did she die> from her cloths it was in the summer but the year I need more help narrowing down Male knowledge of fashion and hair cuts are limited to bright with I think flowers or petals at least means it was a Summer dress the cardigan might mean it was chilly. but after that my knowledge of fashion is very minimal. More help on that front please.

    too obsessive from one photo when that could just be a promo and she might wear something else in the final cut?

  • Comment number 8.

    that should be a ? not a > my finger sliped

  • Comment number 9.

    At last evidence that AT is really back - good to see he hasn't changed - hair, gloves, "flexible" eyebrows, cheekbones - all check!

    Don't know her - any relation??

    Fascinating that Lord Toby has bitten the bullett and is going to show us some of the "other side" - risky stuff - but that's him! Note it says "attempts" to get Annie back - so he's going to stretch it out - of course
    Can't wait. Meanwhile also can't wait for first diary/vid with AT together with RT, LC, SK - this week??

  • Comment number 10.

    Wait new supernatural creature Lia Shaman helping him down a spirit path from this side his body picking up any injury his spirit does? Or one of the gate keepers having fun at his expense trapping him on the other side?

    Going to have to leave to think up some saner or more mental theories I'll find out which later.

  • Comment number 11.

    "while Mitchell is facing up to some of the things he has done in the past"?
    recent past? distant past? maybe they won't let him into Purgatory even on temporary basis unless he shows repentance? That conjures some interesting images.
    7. And maybe some of those past misdeeds involve werewolves as Lord Toby suggested?

  • Comment number 12.

    Hey all... how exciting! Ahh! I think that Lacey is a superb actress, will really look forward to seeing her work... Oh god, I'm literally so excited. I think I need a minute to compose myself!

  • Comment number 13.

    11 - So many options killing or walking away from helping someone when clean was Lauran the only vampire he created after all in the hotel room with Herrick there was the girl who was coming by later 'the anecdote series 1 ep 5 "Tomb service"' and how many have they killed or recruited.

    It being the sick thing with werewolves so long as it's not in the first episode as that would ruin the tension maybe the second or forth.

    After all he's had 90 years solid reputation building with only occasional periods of calm there is a lot to confront. For an idea how many of his victims are waiting for him on the other side.

  • Comment number 14.

    I just had a weird thought the scene that was being read out in the behein the scenes I thought it was strange the fact Nina couldn't hear what Annie said.

    What if Annie was giving directions to where she was George yells them to Nina who then passes the information along to Mitchell somehow.

    or is that a bit to coincidental they would chose that line from the script for the blog and is in fact designed to put that theory in our heads so that when it doesn't happen we feel stupid for thinking that idea in the first place?

  • Comment number 15.

    oooo, yay! :D more goodies. but Lacey Turner??? (lol, sorry..., the names) and Mitchell does go to find Annie! yay!!!!! :D

  • Comment number 16.

    btw, thank you ewan for the ep number (86-ish of last blog.) :D

  • Comment number 17.

    N worries it's what I'm here for. weird details and numbers of people killed in box tunnels

  • Comment number 18.

    Thank you Ewan, I didn't know this was here.

    AT is alive and kicking!
    I notice that AT is facing up to things from his past, again, I hope that we aren't going to have a guilt ridden Mitchell throughout series 3. Like others notice the word 'attempt', hmm did it fail.

    Please can we now see a walking, talking Mitchell this week?

  • Comment number 19.

    Hmmm what does it mean by 'whether the outcome is good or bad '. Bad for Mitchell on the other side? Trapped? Kept there? Does he meet his ' more than a hundred less than a thousand ' victims? Ohh Mitchell.

  • Comment number 20.

    Evil thought If Mitchell is facing up to his past was Lia in his past and is that how she died?

    who knows right or wrong it a valid question.

    he meets her on the other side could she have been something before she died or else how did she pass over.

    trapped on the other side DS meaning the werewolves have to accomplish a double rescue mission there's a thought. Can they work it out together to accomplish the job. if the past is there will Lauren be there will Lucy will Gilbert?

  • Comment number 21.

    wait on that weird fake article, wasn't Lia the name of the character that was apparently a mummy???

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi folks

    Glad to see AT in the new blog. Theories theories lots to think about, unfortunately I can't stay to chat (have to go to church) but does anyone have plans for tonight, it's Sunnday BH night.

  • Comment number 23.

    21 - it was Isis not Lia NWBG - a "real" Egyptian goddess' name - which was one of the many things that rang untrue in that interview?

  • Comment number 24.

    looking again at that interview - they talk about the show being essentially based on three characters - so in Annie's absence they have to bring in a third - but they've got Nina! So odd again. Or written by someone who hasnt watched the show much!

    I'm hoping that with these journeys to the other side promised there will still be lots of stuff with the three of them setting up a new home - the being human quirky, funny stuff alongside the supernatural.

  • Comment number 25.

    23, ta CG. reminded me of something, mebee a character in a book??? idk.

  • Comment number 26.

    Neffitti how ever you spell her name
    Anasa Manoon how ever you spell her name again

    a clue would be the story in the book I might be able to work it out if yu tell me that

  • Comment number 27.

    Lia, i mean. uh... in a book i read once about pirates, nothing really supernatural about them tho.

  • Comment number 28.

    Lia is a shortened form of lilith who was (in some canons) the first vampire. She was based on the Hebrew testament story of Adam's first wife (the one before Eve that Christians dont acknowledge). It does specifically say a 'supernatural' that he meets on the other side and that can't just be a ghost as they must all be ghosts/dead. So my hypothesis is she is a very old, very powerful vampire :) so powerful she can exist independently on both sides of the door.

    Ewan the clothes she is wearing look 1950's with the patterned, square necked dress and cardigan but if she was a vampire she may not be wearing the clothes from her original date of death...

  • Comment number 29.

    i'm not a massive fan of soaps either but it'll be really interesting to see Lacey Turner in a very different role- one thing i do know is she can definately cover all emotions- very excited to see what her character's like and why she's in 'the other side'!

  • Comment number 30.

    Thankyou Moon walker I would never have got that her hair is sort of 50's I suppose but date of death or date of second death now there is a question to ponder.

  • Comment number 31.

    28, Adam has a first wife that WASN'T made from his rib? cool. :) why isn't she acknowledged. And shouldn't Eve be not acknowledged as she assissted in the arrival of Original Sin. Wiki it, its a load of

  • Comment number 32.

    Liath is a character in Irish mythology!!

  • Comment number 33.

    Oh yes I had the theory a while back that Kemp was a Ghost at the farmhouse and on the Wikki page it says he was a ghost so I influenced Wikki without putting anything on there. quite funny but not that cool

  • Comment number 34.

    Finished a quiz for the pilot but as only a few still have a copy of the pilot I'm putting it out quater of an hour early Just because I feel like it

  • Comment number 35.

    Great little blog there...nice to see Aidan back again and good to know that Lacey Turner is going to be in S3...think this is going to be a particularly extraordinary series by all accounts. A little taster for what's to come which is always welcome...thanks BH Prod team for not giving too much away, just enough to get us chatting again!

  • Comment number 36.

    Oh, wow, I am excited! Lacey is wonderful and I'm sure she'll be great in the show.

    Excitment!!!! Wow, Mitchell is going after Annie? I really didn't see that comming. And, wow for telling us some of the S3 plot! Really spoiling us.

    Did I mention I'm excited? Thanks BHP!!!

    Oh and yeah, I did wonder if Kemp was a ghost. He hadn't changed his clothes had he? I'm still pondering why Nina couldn't hear Annie.

  • Comment number 37.

    It kinda souns like Mitchell doesn't want help with the journey, or whatever involved him.

  • Comment number 38.

    What an unexpected addition to the cast. Lacey Turner is an excellent actress, despite her soap credentials, and her involvement will bring massive attention to the new series.

  • Comment number 39.

    36 - see 14

  • Comment number 40.

    Hmm, yeah Ewan, I see what you mean (I skimed over all the comments cos I was too happy!). Begs the question, how does Mitchell get there. Maybe thats were Lucy could come in? I can't see Lucy being involved in the story line much tho.

    38 - Yeah, I think it will gather a lot more interest with Lacey appearing in it.

  • Comment number 41.

    'On the other side'...? Now that's a teaser and a half!
    Thanks for the new blog, BHProd :)

  • Comment number 42.

    It would be great if series 3 got more attention but I confess I have never heard of Lacey, I have never watched Eastenders has she been in anything else?

    Could it be as simple as Mitchell has to go on this journey to fidn Annie on his own because he is the only one of the 3 that is actually dead? since Herrick has died twice and come back it would seem the state of 'death' is a bit more flexible for vampires?

    I have a copy of the pilot are we doing a rewatch today? or are we waiting till people have had more time to track a copy down? I could put a rapidshare/sendspace link up on the pub but it would not be in time for today.

  • Comment number 43.

    what you couldn't put links up on the pub quiz then?

  • Comment number 44.

    Ewan the only link I have is to download the file not to watch it online and as it is a 700MB file the download takes a while.

    It used to be on megavideo watch online but I cant fidn the link!

  • Comment number 45.

    we could wait and do the rewatch at 10 if if you want to put up a link then that might work.

    yes or no?

  • Comment number 46.

    42 - Yeah, it seems plausible cause he is dead. And I think finding Annie will be the only thing in his mind. Even the fact Herrick is back seemed to be brushed under the rug to him. It makes sense in my head haha.

    I wonder then, when Mitchell returns with Annie (it will happen!) that everythings kinda changed. Whether it'll be George becming part of some sort of werewolf gang. Or finally dealing with Herrick.

    I have this feeling Nina will not want to be part of the werewolf culture, but George will?

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi, the only link I have is to a sharing network and it takes time to download.

  • Comment number 48.

    You never know if they offer the right incentive she might join a pack, but what is the incentive safety family home or revenge

  • Comment number 49.

    I watched the pilot way back on surfthechannel, not sure if that still works?

    I suppose the right incentive might sway her. George seems (to me) to need the history more. Maybe the new werewolf will come in between George and Nina?

  • Comment number 50.

    So what the sausage is the threat within? What could that be. Mind goes into overdrive...

  • Comment number 51.

    46 - DGTTD it sounds like Annie will start out as the only thing on his mind when he starts out on 'the other side' but he popably runs into some obstacles from his past. Might be over there for awhile.

  • Comment number 52.

    I am reloading the file to megavideo but it is going slowly. Could we do the rewatch/quiz next week? I will make sure it is reloaded and the link on the pub wall by then....

  • Comment number 53.

    I can hold the answes till then if you want popular vote yes no

  • Comment number 54.

    51 - do u think Josie will pop up again?

  • Comment number 55.

    Good point, hadn't thought about Josie. If Sykes couldn't face going through the door because of his bomber crew of less than a dozen how much courage would it take to go to the 'other side' when you have killed hundreds of people? Mitchell could have some very unplesant encounters.

  • Comment number 56.

    Moonwalker, DGTTD: Evening to you both...hope ur well.

    What if Mitchell bumps into Lauren as well as Josie, but at different times? Wonder if one of them could come back, god knows how, into the present for a brief time? That would possibly consititute a threat from within, especially if there was a bit of jealousy around..

  • Comment number 57.

    Wendy (51) Hi there! I like the sound of Mitchell visiting Purgatory or wherever it is he goes and meeting some folks he never thought he'd see again, like Lauren or Josie...unless that's another reason he's gone, in case he does meet up with Josie. But would Josie be in Purgatory? She's done no wrong after all, whereas Lauren did.

    DGTTD: I loved your idea of him meeting Josie!

  • Comment number 58.

    Hey Anglo, waves! How are you?

    What if, all those folk Mitchell killed take something that Mitchell love; Annie? Revenge, unless they accepted what happened and moved on.

    Been thinking about where Annie is (from the rehersal clip). it sounds like some old school arena, like a public jury.

  • Comment number 59.

    Hi Anglo sorry I had to leave for a little while.

    Looks like we'll be doing the re-watch next week.

    I hadn't thought about Josie that would be great. Just imagine Mitchell's reaction to seeing her again. It doesn't seem right for her to be in purgatory but then it doesn't seem right for Annie to be there either.

  • Comment number 60.

    Hi DGTTD

  • Comment number 61.

    DGTTD: (58) Hey there...am off in a second but just back for a brief visit!

    Good idea of yours, Mitchell's victims trying to keep hold of Annie...perhaps to bargain with him, his life for hers...she goes free but he stays to pay for his lifestyle?

    Annie said she could hear children singing...Ive no idea where she could be or if she's started to hear heavenly voices, perhaps coming to take her away forever...before Mitchell finds her of course!

    Wendy (59) Hi there! Just before I'm off to bed thought I'd pop back on...

    I like the idea of Josie appearing somewhere in this Purgatory place...one of my Twitterpals suggested it isn't really Purgatory but a holding pen if you like until all the ghosts are placed in the right place for each of them...if so I guess Josie could be there but she's been there a heck of a long while lol Mind you, there's probably quite a long queue! If it were Josie, it would have to be played by Claire Higgins again as she was the right age for her death...imagine if it were Lauren...what would Mitchell do then? And how about if he bumped into Gilbert, or Annie did...that's unlikely though as Gilbert seemed happy to go over so he's probably elsewhere and Annie can't see him, perhaps? So many possibilities!

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    61 - sorry anglo but the children were cheering not singing I transcribed it

    George : Annie? Annie!
    Annie : They've got drums and their cheering, and I can hear ch-children cheering.
    Nina : Is she Okay? What did she say?

  • Comment number 63.

    Hey Wendy, you all good!

    I can see why they'd keep Annie there, she mucked things up for them didn't she?

    But how does she go from the form filling room to this other bit? I always thought maybe she's be too powerful to control, only she hadn't realised this yet.

    Does seem that we wont see Gilbert again, he did look happy. Ah, now there are even more possibilities about what could happen. Quite like my idea now ;)

  • Comment number 64.

    Yeah, defo think that sounds like some sort of arena.

  • Comment number 65.

    61 - Yeah so many possibilities, I suppose time could work differently wherever it is, Annie and maybe the rest of them are, then it is in the real world.

    63 - Don't know about where Annie is but she sounded scared in the clip.

  • Comment number 66.

    Yay at rescuing Annie!

    not a big soap fan so im not sure about LT but i look forward to being proven wrong.. :)

  • Comment number 67.

    Sounds good, I'm not a massive soap watcher but I'm just glad to hear that Mitchell goes over to save Annie!!!!! Can't wait!

  • Comment number 68.

    I know, It's guna be So Exciting!!!! :D Wonder what it's like on the other side...

  • Comment number 69.

    This is a really good piece of information thanks BHP!!
    Now we know Mitchell's frown is still there XD love it

  • Comment number 70.

    I just hope this new character serves to help speed along with the A/M relationship. No more psycho love interests, please and thank you. :)

  • Comment number 71.

    As discussed earlier I have updated Ewan's Pilot Quiz thread on the Pub Wall with a link to watch the pilot.

  • Comment number 72.

    Thanks for that Moonwalker just in case people go there don't want to see the quiz before Sunday I spoiler ed the questions they will remain spoiler ed till Sunday

  • Comment number 73.

    Every now and again I scan you tube and IMDB for supernatural shows across in America I came across something called the gates which seems to be a being human with a larger budget looking at vampires as addicts if any Americans reading this have seen the show could you say how similar it seems to be or not?

  • Comment number 74.

    A new interview with Lord Toby on series 3


  • Comment number 75.

    thanks Mr p

    wow lacey turner i don't really watch EastEnders any more but i no shes a good little actress!

    i really do hope that Mitchell saves Annie from the other side this next series sounds like its gonna be a cracker

  • Comment number 76.

    hey hey!

    So what do you think the time laspe will be when Mitchell returns with Annie (she will be back!!!!). Will it be the same or diferent?

  • Comment number 77.

    That interviews says .....three have become four and in the next season briefly becomes five!!!!!

    If it wasn't for the 'briefly' I see the werewolf cub debate restarting LOL

  • Comment number 78.

    i think that mitchell's "exes" wouldnt forgive him so will try some sort of revenge maybe some escape when they rescue annie because purgatory makes them stronger orr something because it cleanses there souls and mitchell being there is somehow contaminating it with sin reducing chancess of relief from the waiting so other ghosts gang up on him because they want an end and so he has ghosts for revenge and ghosts wanting an end ganging up on him he is shunned from being there because vampires have lost there souls eventhough they keep there concience if they try mitchell gets back-up from other vamps but they turn on him and everything colapses on him and annie and mitchell because they have been clumsy there sols are unclean and there is no forgiveness for them from the ghousts.

    sorry writing my own story there got a bit carried away but there are some of my ideas.

  • Comment number 79.

    Yay!! Not been on for a while and I've missed 2 blogs - gutted.
    But oh my god - Stacey Slater ice skater??!! I think she will be fantastic in this, she's a brilliant actress.
    More please BHP,x

  • Comment number 80.

    Here is an idea about the 5 not a puppy as becoming 4 again would be a bit cruel but if LT or Lia joins them after they save Annie and then betrays, leaves or is taken from them.

  • Comment number 81.

    What if it's not Annie asking for Mitchell's help, but a trap.

    Screw that, I can't bear to think of that happening :(

  • Comment number 82.

    oh and hi laurar, not seen ya for a wee while, how are things?

  • Comment number 83.

    Ohh a trap is that your thought in the flashback series 1 ep 6 Annie uses the phrase "but fate always plays the long game" are you thinking other players?

  • Comment number 84.

    Ah, I can't remem that bit.

    It does seem plausible though. I can't help but think about the BH novels, the first one I think. I know it doesn't really relate to the actual story, but it does make you wonder.

  • Comment number 85.

    It is when Mitchell saves George from Seth and his 2 buddies
    I'm not sure of the full quote but it's something like

    It was nothing really just a small good deed in the darkness but fate is always playing the long game

    the fact each of the four met their death or curse is in a way fated Annie in that house where Mitchell and George happen to decide to live the fact that both George and Mitchell are lost when they're attacked and the fact that George lives while his companion dies why wasn't it the other way around why did he live?
    Then Nina finds out in the way she did it is like one fate is gathering it's soldiers to go against some great threat that is 'coming'

  • Comment number 86.

    Yeah, it's all rather fate-like isn't it? Leading up to some threat we've not yet heard about. That house just happened to be the one they chose. Maybe it was just a coincidence though.

    So I think Mitchells quest for Annie will be genuinally ok or it's a trap. I'm beginning to wonder if Lia is a victim from the train?

  • Comment number 87.

    Maybe but as pointed out to me earlier her cloths in the picture seem to be 50's in style and cut so maybe not who knows who killed her and when or even if that is her real face is she hiding dark feathers somewhere?

  • Comment number 88.

    Hi to you too DGTTD. Things are grand ta, I've been on my hols and returned to find Stacey Slater in Being Human. How very random and funny!!

  • Comment number 89.

    Actually yeah, the corridor folk do like illusions don't they. She has a kind of evil look to her in the promo pic.

    Hey hey Laurar, hope you had a great wee holiday! I need one. It was a major suprise, shouts 'Stacey' in dodgy cockney accent.

    You can't pul any accent off with a Scottish accent ;S

  • Comment number 90.

    Bad American deep south?

  • Comment number 91.

    You're not my muvva!
    Yes I am!!!

  • Comment number 92.

    Dun dun dun dun etc, I can't think how many duns I need here haha.

  • Comment number 93.

    haham! I think she'll be really good in it though. Cant wait to see more blog videos. When do you reckon we'll get another?

  • Comment number 94.

    How strange. In the bafta video interview with LC on youtube I commented on Stacey Slater giving LC evils in the background. Well, they werent really evils - but I found it funny at the time!

  • Comment number 95.

    I think she will be great in it! And they are certainly spoiling us with blogs so you never know! Haha, I never noticed that before. They must have known they'd be working together then, how odd. Looking at her like, "Yo, ghost, yeah you, I'm coming to get you".

    And with that random blurp, I'm goina retire to bed, night and speak soon!

  • Comment number 96.

    Mitchell crosses over to save Annie!! This is brilliant. I am really hoping to see more M/A interaction in S3 and keeping my fingers crossed that they *finally* become more than just friends.....

  • Comment number 97.

    So happy to see Aidan again. Like the spoiler for the new cast member/guest star but I am LOVING the fact that Mitchell goes over to the other side to get Annie, and the mention of him missing her. I am so hoping for more A/M this series.

  • Comment number 98.

    I see AT is now attending the 2010 Film and Comic Con at Earls Court in July - with Colin Teague and Resonance !!

  • Comment number 99.

    CG (98) where does it say that? Im so gonna have to go!

  • Comment number 100.

    99 - if you search London Film & Comic Con 2010 - there's loads of details and other attendees - though obviously AT is now officially the star attraction !


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