After District Judge Jane Goodwin entered he was asked his full name, date of birth and address.
Prosecutor Joanna White then explained: “He is charged with two allegations of rape dating back to 1967. These are matters that can only be dealt with at crown court.”
There was no indication of a plea but Ms White did stress: “It is not an early guilty plea matter.
“He appears on bail with four conditions. I don’t propose to outline them all to the court. Mr. Roache is well aware of them.”
Roache’s solicitor Mr Russell said he had “nothing to add at this stage”. The star was granted bail on condition of residence at two addresses – one his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and the other in London.
The other conditions are to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 16, Lancashire Police must hold his passport and he must not approach two named persons.
District Judge Goodwin then told Roache: “These matters cannot be dealt with at this court. I now formally send them to Preston Crown Court on the June 10.
“I must warn you, if you breach any of the bail conditions and don’t attend court you risk being arrested and kept in custody. Do you understand?”
Roache calmly replied: “I do understand, yes.”
Van Hansis on EASTSIDERS, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and Relishing a Long Relationship
"I don’t think I’ve ever been cheated on, and I’ve never cheated on anybody," says Hansis. "I’m very opposed to cheating, actually. Something in my DNA, I guess. I’ve been in the same relationship for a long time now, and we’re very happy, my partner and I. I guess I have a very un-dramatic relationship, so it’s fun to be in dramatic relationships onscreen."
Y&R shoots Jeanne Cooper tribute episode, will air May 28
Tweeted Jess Walton (Jill): "Today we shot the tribute episode to Jeanne Cooper. This is outside her dressing room."
JWOWW Nails Her ONE LIFE TO LIVE Acting Debut As A Flirty Barmaid
MTV's Kristina Lucarelli says JWOWW was "bringing the role of Shelter bartender Nikki to life in a way that would make any employee on the Karma payroll proud. Pay attention, Hollywood up-and-comers: Josh Kelly's acting tips are clearly golden."
Riff Raff Acting Offers Are “Pouring In”
Talking to Hive about his ONE LIFE TO LIVE guest performance, Riffy said he felt his inaugural soap screen time was “heart-warming and ravishing — or should I say Raffishing.” He added that his acting chops will surely improve as he lines up roles in a series of “next episodes and movies and sitcoms and commercials and so forth.”
GLEE creative twist coming in Season 5
GLEE will take a midseason break before returning in late spring with what Reilly called a “creative twist.” Season 5 will then spill over into the summer.
GLEE Couple Alert! Blake Jenner & Melissa Benoist Are Dating
Blake Jenner, who plays Ryder Lynn on the singing show, confirmed to ET CANADA during a live chat with fans that he is dating his on-screen love interest Melissa Benoist, who plays Marley.
90210 Series Finale: A Fan-Favorite Couple Finally Gets Its Happy Ending
Yes, the final episode of ’90210′ brought some much-needed closure for our favorite Beverly Hills residents — though one character wasn’t quite as lucky as the others.
Y&R: Is Jack Summer's Father?
"With Nick freaking out about Summer's increasing closeness to Jack's son, Kyle, and pulling out that old envelope again, will we see a new twist to this old babydaddy storyline? It's certainly looks likely!"
EASTENDERS win BAFTA
Soap and Continuing Drama: EASTENDERS
Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public): GAME OF THRONES
7 Ways The REVENGE Finale Fixed Things [SPOILER ALERT]
1. Conrad emerged as villain.
2. The Initiative was explained.
3. Nolan got screwed.
4. Victoria’s long-lost son returned.
5. Jack found out the truth about Emily/Amanda.
6. Declan died.
7. Everyone was brutally honest.
Legal Thriller Heading To WEtv, Its First Scripted Drama
The series at the center of this story is a still untitled Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn legal thriller, starring Damon Gupton stars as Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case.
THE BRIDGE: See the new trailer for FX's thriller set on the U.S/Mexico border