London Studio To Close
The London television studio where
some of the UK’s most popular shows of the past 40 years have been
filmed is to be closed by ITV.
Mary Berry has revealed one aspect of
The Great British Bake Off she was not so keen on.
Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt
has said she is “gutted” her family will not appear on the next
series of the Channel 4 show.
Celebrity Boat Race
Stars such as Ore Oduba, Harry Judd
and Vernon Kay are getting ready to stick their oars in as they ake
part in the inaugural Celebrity Boat Race.
Lee Ryan Joins EastEnders
Lee Ryan is joining the cast of
EastEnders as bad boy 'Woody' Woodward.
The Full Monty
Twenty years ago the Full Monty sent
the nation into a frenzy with the story of a group of unemployed
miners stripping off to beat the dole queue.
Popular crime drama Broadchurch will
be returning to TV screens on February 27, one of its stars has
Benedict Cumberbatch In New BBC Drama
Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and
produce a new BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987
novel The Child In Time.
BBC Hospital Series Returns
A BBC medical documentary programme
that looks at the challenges that face the NHS has been
recommissioned for two more series.
New Bake Off Judge
Television cook Prue Leith is set to
replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off,
according to reports.
The Jump - Wiggins Breaks Leg
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins
has quit TV winter sports show The Jump after breaking his leg.
The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan has
said that the show’s leading stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith will
probably not be able to continue in their roles as time progresses.
Channel 4 has commissioned The
Knowledge: The World’s Toughest Taxi Test, a one-off documentary
going behind the scenes of one of the hardest exams in the world,
the test that all black cabbies must take: The Knowledge of London.
Actor Lee Mead has signed up to join
hospital drama Holby City.
Steptoe Writer Dies
Alan Simpson, one half of writing duo
Galton and Simpson, has died at the age of 87, his manager has said.
Blind Date Is Back
After the successful return of The
Crystal Maze, another much-loved retro game show is set to make a
To Host ITV Show
Liverpool comedian, John Bishop, will
be joining ITV’s brand new entertainment show The Nightly Show.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has suffered a
foot injury while in training for The Jump.
and Boy George
Boy George joins Piers Morgan on ITV to look back on his often
controversial life and career, on Friday, February 17.
Death In Paradise Actor Quits
Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall
has quit the Caribbean-based detective show, saying he missed his
Former Radio 2 Presenter Dies
Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond
Carrington has died aged 90.
An agreement has been reached in the
Discovery/Sky dispute just before Discovery-branded channels were
pulled from Sky in the UK and Germany.
June Brown Documentary
BBC One will broadcast a special
30-minute documentary next month, June Brown At 90 - A Walford
Legend, to coincide with the star’s 90th birthday.
Doctor Who Actor Steps Down
Peter Capaldi has said he will stand
down from Doctor Who at the end of the year.
New Show For Rylan
Presenter Rylan Neal-Clark is set to
host a new game show, with a Russian theme.
Gordon Ramsay has signed a
three-programme deal with ITV, including a starring role as a host
on the broadcaster’s new late-night entertainment series The Nightly
BBC Broadcaster Steps Down
Veteran BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian
Matthew has stepped down from presenting Sounds of The 60s due to
"poor health" at the age of 88.
New BBC Drama
Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker will star in new BBC One
psychological thriller Trust Me.
Sky Goes Dishless
Sky will make all its television
channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the
first time as it looks to stop customers quitting the group.
Discovery and Sky
Discovery Communications said today
that negotiations with Sky Plc for a new carriage deal reached an
impasse over a price dispute, threatening a blackout of Discovery
channels from Sky's platform.
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Bake Off To Return This Year
The Great British Bake Off will return
to television screens this year, after the BBC waived a legal clause
preventing Channel 4 from showing it until 2018.
EastEnders Bus Crash
The broadcasting watchdog is
considering whether to investigate following complaints that a bus
crash on EastEnders mirrored recent terrorist attacks.
'Allo 'Allo! Star Dies
Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known
for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died
New For BBC
Arlene Phillips, the choreographer who
sparked an ageism row when she was axed from Strictly Come Dancing,
has signed up to appear in a BBC show about getting older.
New Role For Angus Deayton
Angus Deayton is to host Great British
Bake Off spin-off Creme de la Creme.
Desert Island Discs
Former England footballer David
Beckham will be Kirsty Young’s castaway to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of Desert Island Discs.
The Xtra Factor Axed
The X Factor’s spin-off show, The Xtra
Factor, is to be taken off air, ITV has announced.
George Gently To End
Police drama Inspector George Gently
is coming to an end after 10 years.
David Jason Documentaries
Sir David Jason will look back at his
prestigious television career in two new documentary specials, one
of which will focus on his long-running sitcom Only Fools And
Wife Swap Brexit Special
Popular reality show Wife Swap is to
return for a Brexit-themed one-off special.
Sir David Clementi has said he would
be ‘disappointed’ to see the BBC try to reproduce The Great British
Bake Off after losing the hit cookery show to Channel 4.
Sherlock Viewing Figures Down
The series finale of BBC One's
Sherlock drew its lowest-ever overnight UK ratings on Sunday night.
New BBC Drama
The BBC is to adapt another John le
Carre spy novel for a new TV series following on from the success of
Golden Globe-winning The Night Manager.
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