Thursday, January 19 2017

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 Horses.

Wife Swap Brexit Special

Popular reality show Wife Swap is to return for a Brexit-themed one-off special.

Bake Off

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.

The Crystal Maze

Channel 4 game show The Crystal Maze is returning to screens with a 20-part series and a new host – The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade.

Sky Pulls Jackson Programme

Sky has said it will not air a TV programme about Michael Jackson after his daughter said she was "incredibly offended" by the portrayal of him.

The Big Painting Challenge

BBC One is to launch a new six-part series - The Big Painting Challenge – to air later this year.

TV Role For Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith is returning to the small screen with a new stock market drama set in the world of insider trading.

New Game Show For Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield is to host a new ITV game show – 5 Gold Rings.

BBC Chairman

Sir David Clementi has been confirmed as the next BBC chairman, the government has said.

New Mrs Brown Show

The BBC has announced a new Saturday night entertainment show, All Round to Mrs Brown’s – a mix of celebrity guests, surprise audience interaction and ‘outrageous stunts’.


Pointless host Richard Osman has said he would hate to see the BBC quiz show move to another network.

Golden Globes

The Night Manager and The Crown have been the big winners at this year's Golden Globes, the first of the annual Hollywood awards ceremonies.

Scarlett Moffatt

Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt is set to star in two new shows as she continues her television success with Channel 4.

Best Comedies

Fawlty Towers has been named the best British sitcom of all time in a survey of comedians and comedy writers and actors.

Christmas Viewing

Audiences for the UK’s most-watched TV shows on Christmas Day have fallen to their lowest level on record.

Bradley Wiggins For The Jump

Retired cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to turn his attention to snow sports as he takes part in The Jump.

Former Broadcaster Dies

Radio and television presenter Brian Widlake, who conducted the first TV interview with Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 85.

New BBC One Idents

BBC One idents, which have ranged from swimming hippos to a revolving globe,  are receiving a makeover.

Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn is making his return to the BBC airwaves tonight – 10 months after being sacked over evidence he gave to the Jimmy Savile enquiry.

TV Moments Of 2016

The famous bathing scene in this year’s series of Poldark has topped a poll of biggest television moments of 2016.

George Michael Film

A film featuring unseen footage of George Michael is expected to be broadcast this year following the pop superstar’s death.

Richard Hammond

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been labelled “ridiculous” for suggesting he does not eat ice cream because he is heterosexual.

Liz Smith Has Died

Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95.

EastEnders Character Returns

EastEnders’ actress Jenna Russell has said she was “scared” to take on the role of Michelle Fowler who has returned to Albert Square after more than 20 years.

Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes is on a quest to explore the islands of Australia in this three part documentary series for ITV.

The Cruise

The Cruise returns to ITV next month for a new series.

BBC To Launch Pitch Perfect

The BBC has commissioned its next Saturday night talent show – a search for Britain’s best singing group.

Michael Barrymore

Michael Barrymore wants £2.5m in damages from Essex Police for unlawful arrest but the force thinks he should get £1, a court heard today.

Actress Shocked At The Jump Return

Actress Tina Hobley is ‘in shock’ that The Jump is returning to television, less than a year after she was badly hurt while taking part.

Michael Nicholson Dies

Veteran ITN war correspondent Michael Nicholson, whose career spanned more than five decades, has died aged 79.

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