are known worldwide by many names such as soapberries, washing nuts, wash shells, and many more.
Jan, who played nurse Chloe Hill in Casualty and feisty cook Lisa Hill in London's Burning, had just landed the plum role of no-nonsense policewoman Tess Conti in the Welsh soap Nuts
And Bolts when she found out her mother was ill.
The actor, who is a patron for Cancer Research Wales, has gone on to star in numerous theatre productions as well as roles in ITV Wales soap Nuts
and Bolts, The Bill, Casualty and Doctors and has absolutely no regrets about leaving EastEnders.
A decade later, after his initial TV break on ITV soap Nuts
& Bolts, he has landed his biggest role yet in Channel 4's Shameless, one which could really propel him into the TV big league.
Winning a role in Welsh soap Nuts
and Bolts is a long way off the cosmetics counter for actress Kate Jarman.
Brenda Culliford - who plays cleaner Betty Jones in the hit HTV soap Nuts
and Bolts - was seriously injured when her family's people-carrier overturned.
These are sticks of mineral salts which can be rubbed under the arm like regular deodorant but are better for the environment Washing the car: Soap nuts
are a tremendous resource and can be worked into a very effective lather for getting the grime off
STAND by your beds because HTV's saucy soap Nuts
and Bolts is about to get even sexier.
The process was launched by Tribal Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu for sale of 15 minor forest produce items like Nuxvomica, dry amla, cleaning nuts, mahua flower, bees wax, myrobalans, marking nuts, gum karaya, tamarind, turmeric, soap nuts
, dry amla etc., for the first time.
But fans of HTV's twice-weekly soap Nuts
and Bolts will never find out what happens to the characters at the end of this season's run because it's being pulled from the screen.
Gritty Welsh soap Nuts
and Bolts picks up three nominations for Best Editor, Best Costume and Best Make-up.
THE news that HTV is to drop its valleys soap Nuts
and Bolts means fans have only four more weeks to follow the goings-on in Ystrad.