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Thursday, July 19 2018     


  Virgin May Lose UKTV Gold Channels

Dave, Gold and W are set to be axed from Virgin Mediaís service this weekend after the platform failed to renew terms with UKTV.

New BBC Talent Show

Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo are to host BBC One's new talent show.

X Factor Judges

Robbie Williams is to join the X Factor judging panel when the show returns to screens this summer, ITV has announced.

Doctor Who Trailer

Fans will get a chance to see the first Doctor Who trailer to star Jodie Whittaker on Sunday.

Richard Bacon In Hospital

Television and radio presenter Richard Bacon is in a medically induced coma after becoming critically ill with suspected pneumonia.

World Cup

A peak audience of 26.5 million people watched England go out of the World Cup on ITV, according to overnight figures.


Leading male BBC broadcasters have taken pay cuts in order to close the gender pay gap, the BBCís annual report shows.

SAS: Who Dares Wins

This year Channel 4ís SAS: Who Dares Wins is partnering with Stand Up To Cancer for its very first celebrity special.

Doctor Who

Is Doctor Who getting a Christmas special in 2018?

Doctor Who Leak

The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series.

Points of View

Jeremy Vine has announced he is leaving Points of View after ten years on the programme.

Love Island Beats Good Evening Britain

Love Island has scored its highest overnight ratings, beating rival broadcast Good Evening Britain in the process.


The BBC has confirmed a new Saturday night BBC One gameshow Catchpoint, hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

Grantchester Welcomes New Clergyman

Tom Brittney (Outlander, Call the Midwife, Film Stars Donít Die in Liverpool) will join the cast of Grantchester as Reverend Will Davenport, crime-solving partner to Robson Greenís Geordie Keating.

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre is back on BBC One this autumn as his Big Show returns for eight shows in its longest ever run.

BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland will launch next year, it has been confirmed, after broadcasting regulator Ofcom gave its final approval for the TV channel to go ahead.

Harry Hill Sitcom

Harry Hill is making a new BBC sitcom pilot with Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders playing his mother.

Celebrity Coach Trip

International tour guide Brendan Sheerin is set to lead a group of celebrities on a tour of the Med in an all new celebrity series of Coach Trip for E4.

New ITV4 Show

ITV 4 has commissioned a new entertainment show, Take The Tower, with Dolph Lundgren.

New BBC Game Show

Joe Lycett is creating a new BBC Saturday night game show based around the time it takes to complete silly tasks.

Vanity Fair

ITV has commissioned a new seven part drama Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams said in an interview today that it was not confirmed that he and his wife will appear on the next series of The X Factor.

Our Shirley Valentine Summer

ITVís new series, Our Shirley Valentine Summer (w/t), will see Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy DellíOlio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles, and Ingrid Tarrant, escape to a Greek island for the summer.

Lenny Henry

The BBC is to feature a celebration of Sir Lenny Henryís life and career, told in his own words


Crime-fighting vicar Sidney Chambers is back on the case, with filming underway on Grantchester series four.

Question Time

David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC political programme.

Leslie Grantham Dies

Leslie Grantham, the actor who played EastEnders villain ĎDirtyí Den Watts, has died at the age of 71.

Leslie Grantham

Former EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham "remains poorly and is being taken care of by medical staff", a representative for the actor has said.

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine is to replace Matthew Wright on Channel 5ís daily current affairs programme, The Wright Stuff.

Louis Walsh Quits

Louis Walsh has announced he will not be returning to The X Factor.

Premier League TV Rights

Amazon will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of the final two broadcast packages.

New Drama For Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire has joined Hollywood actor Richard Gere on the cast of BBC drama MotherFatherSon, the broadcaster has revealed.

Dale Winton Series

Following the untimely death of Dale Winton in April, Channel 5 has revealed when episode two of his series, Dale Wintonís Florida Fly Drive, will air.

Good Evening Britain

ITV is to screen a one-off special, Good Evening Britain, a live, late-night version of the ITV breakfast programme, which will capture the mood of the nation immediately after one of Englandís biggest World Cup matches.   

Robert Peston Moves To New Slot

ITV has today announced that Robert Pestonís current affairs show is to move to a new slot on Wednesday nights, airing after ITVís New at Ten.

Ofcom Rejects Complaints

More than 100 complaints about a recent murder scene in Emmerdale have been rejected by regulator Ofcom.

Lockerbie Drama

Is has been reported that Channel 4 is developing a drama series about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls will spend two days in the wild with actor and presenter Warwick Davis for an ITV special programme, Bearís Mission with Warwick Davis.

Matt LeBlanc Quits Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc is to leave Top Gear after the next series.

Picnic At Hanging Rock

BBC Two has acquired the rights to Picnic At Hanging Rock, a reimagining of Joan Lindsayís Australian novel.

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw is stepping down from the Radio 1 Breakfast Show - and will be replaced by Greg James.

Channel 4 National HQ

Channel 4 has revealed the shortlist of seven cities and regions that could be the home of its new national HQ.

Roseanne Barr Dropped By Network

ABC TV network has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr's show after she posted a racist tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape.


Tom Ellisís Lucifer has still to be picked up after being cancelled by Fox, but there is some good news for fans of the devil drama: the network is airing two bonus episodes this month.

Spend It Well

In one-off ITV special Phillip Schofield road​ tests, rates and reviews the big-selling items weíll be buying this summer for the house and garden. The programme is called Spend It Well Ė House and Garden.


Brenda Blethyn has returned to the North East as filming begins for series 9 of ITVís award-winning crime drama Vera.

Richard Gere in BBC Drama

Hollywood actor Richard Gere is to star in a new eight-part drama series on BBC Two.

Dale Winton

The funeral of television and radio presenter Dale Winton has taken place on what would have been his 63rd birthday.

Michael Palin

Michael Palin has said he has never had the same sense of fascination during his extensive travels as during his most recent trip to North Korea.

More Victoria

Actors Laurence Fox and Kate Fleetwood are to join the cast for the third series of historical drama Victoria.

Comedy Series For David Tennant

David Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to be back on screen together in Americons, a new series being developed for Sky One.

Benedict Cumberbatch Brexit Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch is to play the man who masterminded the Vote Leave campaign during the Brexit referendum in a new Channel 4 docudrama.

Eurovision Stage Invader

The man who invaded the stage during UK contestant SuRieís performance at the Eurovision Song Contest has been released on bail and is awaiting charges.





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