Friday, April 18 2014

 Latest broadcasting news  

Dylan Thomas Venture

Welsh stars including Sir Tom Jones, Katherine Jenkins and Michael Sheen are teaming up for a new hour-long TV version of Dylan Thomas' play Under Milk Wood.

More Shetland

A new series of the crime drama Shetland was today recommissioned by BBC One highlighting BBC Scotland’s commitment to original British drama.

New Live Cookery Show For C4

Channel 4, in partnership with Waitrose, has commissioned a new live Saturday morning lifestyle and cookery programme Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose, presented by Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones – marking his return to weekends on 4.

George Alagiah Has Cancer

BBC newsreader George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Dave Lee Travis

Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault.

BBC To Review Pay For Top Stars

The pay bill for some of the BBC's biggest screen and radio stars - including Graham Norton and Jeremy Clarkson - is to be examined in a review by the BBC Trust which will look at how the costs compare to commercial rivals.

Barbara Windsor Rules Out Soap Return

Barbara Windsor has said she will never return to EastEnders.

BBC Three Controller Quits

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett has announced he is leaving the BBC, a month after it was revealed his channel would be scrapped and moved online.

Jeremy Kyle

ITV has been rapped for screening an edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show featuring a sobbing 17-year-old accused by her sister of being a “crackhead” and a “slapper”, which breached broadcasting guidelines.

Coronation Street Bad Boy Returns 

Coronation Street is set to welcome back bad boy Jim McDonald for a short run later this year.

Peter Sissons

Peter Sissons, the former BBC anchorman, says the corporation should not have led their main news bulletin with the death of Peaches Geldof.

James Corden and Gary Barlow Documentary

James Corden and Gary Barlow will embark on a road trip across the UK for a one-off documentary.

New BBC Two Controller

Kim Shillinglaw has been announced as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, taking over from Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year.

Celebrity Squares

Warwick Davis is set to host a new series of the classic game show Celebrity Squares.

Kylie Minogue Quits The Voice

Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after one series.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is set to get mouths watering with his new TV show, featuring his take on British dishes.

New CBS Late Night Host

Stephen Colbert is to replace David Letterman as CBS’s late-night host.



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