Barbara Marten (born 3 January 1947) is a British actress. She is most known for playing 'Eve Montgomery' in Casualty. She has appeared in various soaps, including Eastenders and Brookside, as well as many other drama serials such as Harry, The Bill and Band of Gold.
Marten was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, and grew up in County Durham. She went to an all-girls school ('William Newton School') in Norton, then Stockton and Billingham Technical College (which has since been demolished). She went to drama school at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as a teenager for 3 years, and says that it actually put her off becoming an actress. She trained as a teacher in Birmingham and taught for two years before being drawn back to the stage. After becoming involved with a theatre group in Coventry, Marten joined a newly formed theatre group in Doncaster. They toured Yorkshire, performing plays about various subjects, including the St Leger, and another about battered wives.
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A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor for a wealthy young woman who witnessed her mother's death. After arriving, the girl's brother is sent home from school. The tutor has some s...
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There is an invitation to visit her estranged twin at an exclusive residential sanatorium set against the idyllic setting of the Italian Alps. Tension rises when she refuses to help out with some busi...
Making Noise Quietly
Three stories of strangers meeting on the edge of war. A conscientious objector and a roaming artist find tenderness as the carnage of the Second World War unfolds across the English Channel. A bereav...
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When mysteries from her husband's past come knocking, Alison investigates when the sudden death of ex-Secret Intelligence Service man Alexander occurred.
From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. The Ro...
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The story of young apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time is told in a powerful historical drama series.
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Eddie, who was recently released on life licence from prison after serving 10 years for a crime he didn't commit, had a relationship with Paula, who was suspended after committing a shocking crime.
Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 2
Hotspur is dead and Prince Hal has proved his mettle on the battlefield, but King Henry IV lies dying and the rebels show no sign of surrendering. Even Sir John Falstaff is forced out of the taverns t...
Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 1
Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, is spending his life with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. There is a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his son. Shakespeare's account of th...
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The eight-part drama series was broadcast on Channel 4 on October 18th, 2006 at 10:00pm. John White struggles to complete a business deal that could be compromised by his past indiscretions. White's p...
Against the backdrop of the Miners' Strike of 1984 is the story of love, betrayal, and survival. Gary is a young miner who goes on strike as soon as the dispute between the Thatcher government and the...
Between Two Women
Ellen Hardy is unhappily married but is close to her son, Victor. Ellen has become friendly with Kathy Thompson, Victor's art teacher at the new school, after the family moved house. As the friendship...
Flesh and Blood
A man who was adopted at birth discovers that his real parents have learning disabilities and do not know he exists.
A Is for Acid
The true story of the notorious 'acid bath murderer' John Haigh, who murdered women and dumped their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's, was dramatised. He was caught after the gallstones of one of ...
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Bob & Rose
The first six episodes of Bob & Rose were aired in the UK in 2001. The Red Production Company produced the first prime-time drama for the ITV network.
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Between 1993 and 1995 there was a television drama series called Harry that was made by Union Pictures for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Harry Salter was a journalist who ran a news agency in ...
Shoot To Kill
Shoot to Kill is a four-hour drama documentary reconstruction of the events that led to the 1984–86 Stalker Inquiry into the shooting of six terrorist suspects in Northern Ireland in 1982 by a special...
The Fifteen Streets
John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He fell in love with Mary, the teacher of his sister Kathy and daughter of a rich family. Mary doesn't allow outer circumstan...
A Month in the Country
In the early 1920s, Tom Birkin was hired to restore a Medieval mural in a church in Oxgodby, Yorkshire. Birkin got over his experiences in World War I by escaping to the countryside. Birkin fits into ...
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The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.
Babies are being born in the same hospital. They are friends with each other. The celebrations of their husbands, Kenny and 'Jimmy', lead to a headlong chase with crazy mix-ups, collision and brushes ...
In the aftermath of a tragic accident, Rachel and her husband Anthony decided to move to the other side of the world to focus on their surviving twin son. A time of healing and isolation in the countr...
The future Queen of England is alone in the English countryside and needs a way to address her subjects. The year is 2020.