Wednesday, September 28 2016


Autumnwatch returns to BBC Two this October to celebrate its tenth year.

Login Required For iPlayer

All users of the BBC's iPlayer service will have to log in with a personal account from early 2017.

Ofcom To Investigate Comments Made By Biggins

Ofcom has launched an investigation into comments made by axed housemate Christopher Biggins about bisexuality on Celebrity Big Brother.

Martin Bashir Rejoins BBC

Martin Bashir, famous for his interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, is rejoining the BBC as its religious affairs correspondent.

Coronation Street Actor - Police

Comments that sacked Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar made about Indian people are being investigated by police.

Matt LeBlanc Returns To Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal with the BBC to continue hosting Top Gear.

Chris Packham

Springwatch host Chris Packham has been cleared by the BBC Trust after he said those involved in hunting were part of “the nasty brigade”.

Victoria To Return

ITV drama Victoria is to return for a second series, it has been confirmed.

Mary Berry Quits Bake Off

Mary Berry has announced she is to leave The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show's move to Channel 4.

BBC Shows Out For Tender

Holby City and Songs of Praise are among the first TV series to be put out to tender to independent companies by the BBC, the corporation has announced.

Coronation Street Actress Returns

Former Coronation Street actress Georgia Taylor is set to reprise her role as Toyah Battersby more than 13 years after quitting the programme.

Phillip Schofield Meets Prince Phillip

Phillip Schofield will interview the Duke of Edinburgh for a new ITV documentary about the royal’s charitable work.

Clarkson Show Launch Date

The first episode of the new car show fronted by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will be made available on November 18.

X Factor To Stay With ITV

The X Factor is to stay on ITV for at least the next three years, despite declining viewing figures and the arrival of The Voice to the channel.

Outnumbered Returns

Outnumbered is returning for a Christmas special this year, the BBC has announced.

Star Trek Delayed

The latest TV edition of Star Trek will be launching a few months later than planned.

New Sky Sunrise Presenter

Sarah-Jane Mee will take over the reins from Eamonn Holmes as the new anchor for Sky News’ flagship breakfast programme Sunrise.

Channel 4 Commissions George Michael Feature

Channel 4 today announced it has commissioned a new feature documentary Freedom: George Michael (w/t), which covers an eventful five year period in George Michael's life.

Let It Shine

Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Glee's Amber Riley have been named as the permanent judges on BBC One's new Saturday night talent show, Let It Shine.

Sue and Mel Leave Bake Off

Presenting duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will not return to host The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Open All Hours

Arkwright’s convenience store will once more open its doors to BBC One viewers for a Christmas special and third series of Still Open All Hours.

Bake Off Leaves The BBC

The Great British Bake Off will cease to be a BBC programme, it has been confirmed this evening.

 Inbetweeners Actress Joins Emmerdale

Inbetweeners actress Emily Head says she is "so excited" to join the cast of Emmerdale as Rebecca White.

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston has admitted he regrets not continuing his role in Doctor Who for more than one series.

Eurovision In Kiev

The Ukrainian city of Kiev will host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced, after a fortnight of delays.

New David Walliams BBC Series

David Walliams’ one-off Christmas comedy sketch show Walliams & Friend, featuring Joanna Lumley, has been commissioned for a full series by the BBC.

James May

BBC Four today announced that James May returns to the channel at Christmas in his series James May: The Reassembler, once again slowly building everyday items from their component parts, and discovering what it takes to actually get them to work.

Tom Burke In JK Rowling Series

War & Peace actor Tom Burke will star in a TV series based on the crime novels JK Rowling wrote as Robert Galbraith.

Sky News Presenter To Retire

Veteran television journalist Jeremy Thompson has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year.

Former Blue Peter Presenter Changes Name

Former Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere is to change his name to Ayo, which is his original birth name.

BBC Two Dedicated To The Arts

BBC Two is to dedicate its Saturday night schedules to the arts during the autumn, the corporation has said.

Sir Terry Wogan

To commemorate the life and career of one of the UK’s most loved presenters, Sir Terry Wogan, the BBC has today announced plans to broadcast special tribute programmes on BBC One and BBC Radio 2 looking back at the life and career of the broadcaster.

TV Choice Awards 2016

This year's winners:

The Exorcist

Geena Davis is to head up the cast of chilling new series The Exorcist.

BBC To Investigate Strictly Sound Issues

The BBC are investigating after the Strictly Come Dancing launch show was marred by sound issues.

Claudia Winkleman Quits Film Show

Claudia Winkleman has announced that she has quit Film 2016, saying that it “wasn’t an easy decision” to leave the movie review show.

World Of Weird

Channel 4 has announced the return of World of Weird for a new six part series to start this autumn.

Anastacia To Donate Strictly Fee

Singer Anastacia is to donate her fee from Strictly Come Dancing to a breast cancer charity, she has revealed.

The Crystal Maze

Stephen Merchant is to host a one-off celebrity revival of 1990s game show The Crystal Maze for charity.

Eamonn Holmes To Leave Sky News

Eamonn Holmes has announced his retirement from Sky News after 11 years.

Rav Wilding Sues For Injury

Former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding is suing the production company behind Splash!, saying an injury he suffered while training for the diving show has derailed his career.

Mary Berry and Chip Fryers

The London Fire Brigade has weighed into the spat between Mary Berry and Gregg Wallace over deep-fat fryers – saying that the baking queen was right to say that no home should have one.

New BBC Two Drama

BBC Two has commissioned Working Title Television to produce The Luminaries, a six-part drama series, which will be written by its award-winning novelist Eleanor Catton.

Ice Road Driver Dies

Darrell Ward, one of the long-haul drivers made famous on TV's Ice Road Truckers, has been killed in a plane crash at the age of 52.

Line Of Duty

Thandie Newton is to star as the guest lead character in the next series of hit BBC drama Line of Duty.

Eric Idle In Christmas Special

Eric Idle is to star in a one-hour Christmas Special for BBC Two.

Blankety Blank

ITV has confirmed it will be making a Christmas episode of the show, 14 years after it was last on air.

Television Weatherman Dies

Television weatherman Trevor Baker has died at the age of 94, ITV has announced.

Final Strictly Line-Up

Long jump star Greg Rutherford, Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph and EastEnders actress Tameka Empson have completed this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Chris Denning

Former BBC DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to 21 child sex offences committed between 1969 and 1986.

Grantchester Christmas Special

James Norton and Robson Green will return to Grantchester for the show’s first Christmas special and a third series next year, ITV said.

Deal Or No Deal Comes To An End

TV game show Deal Or No Deal will end this autumn after more than a decade on screens.

Dallas Star Joins Hollyoaks

Dallas star Linda Gray has joined the cast of Hollyoaks.

ITV To Shut Down For An Hour

ITV is switching off all seven of its channels for an hour to encourage people to get off their sofas and take part in sport following Team GB's Olympics success.

Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart will not be returning to Call The Midwife despite suggestions from producers that she would.

Breakfast Presenter For Strictly

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has been named as the ninth celebrity on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

X Factor Return Date

The new series of The X Factor starts on Saturday August 27, ITV has confirmed.

New Quiz For ITV Daytime

Warwick Davis to present new quiz show for ITV Daytime.

Bake Off Contestants

A pastor, a hairdresser, a nurse and an aerospace engineer are among those who will be seen competing for this year's Great British Bake Off crown.

New Agatha Christie Drama

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall and Dad’s Army actor Toby Jones will star in the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Witness For The Prosecution.

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