Noele Gordon

Helena Bonham Carter to star in Russell T Davies’ new Noele Gordon drama

The series will explore the powerful reign and fall from grace of Gordon, the soap star and Queen of the Midlands.

Gordon became one of the most famous people in Britain playing the flame-haired widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap opera, Crossroads.

But in 1981, at her and the show’s peak of success, she was fired without warning nor any explanation, despite appearing on it for 18 years.