Thursday, July 31 2014


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Benidorm Actor Dies

Actor Kenny Ireland - best known for his role in TV comedy Benidorm - has died, aged 68, following a battle with cancer.

Failed X Factor Contestant Record Deal

X Factor contestant Rylan Clark - who was branded a "joke" by judge Gary Barlow in 2012 - has bagged himself a deal with Universal and is planning to release a dance single under a different name to avoid immediate criticism.

No Appeal Over Rolf Harris Sentence

Rolf Harris's sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency", the attorney general's office has said.

Big Bang Theory Delayed

Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory has failed to start on time, as the principal cast members fight for higher salaries.

Dapper Laughs On The Pull

Internet sensation Dapper Laughs is to host a brand new series that collides brave comedy sketches with real life situations as Dapper immerses himself in the Great British pastime of pulling.

EastEnders - Nick Cotton Is Back

Nick Cotton is alive and well and about to return to EastEnders to cause hell for long-suffering mum Dot in EastEnders.

Lord Coe and BBC Trust

Lord Coe has indicated that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.

Celebrity Chef Dies

Chef Ross Burden has died aged 45 after complications arising from his cancer treatment.

New Holiday Show For BBC One Daytime

BBC One Daytime is to broadcast a new series, Holiday Of My Lifetime, in which Len Goodman leads a line-up of celebrity guests down memory lane to relive their favourite childhood summer holiday.

Top Gear Breached Broadcasting Rules

The BBC's Top Gear breached Ofcom's broadcasting rules over a "racial" term used by Jeremy Clarkson.

New Alan Carr Show

Alan Carr has said his new show The Singer Takes It All is as thrilling as a theme park ride.

Dave Lee Travis Trial

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis will go on trial on 1 September over sexual abuse allegations, a judge has ruled.

Sky Europe

 BSkyB is paying 4.9bn to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

Jo Brand Bake Off Spin-Off

Jo Brand will be presenting The Great British Bake Off's new spin-off show.

BBC One Special For Sir Bruce

Sir Bruce Forsyth is to host a special variety show for BBC One, his first new presenting role since stepping down as the host of Strictly Come Dancing.

Barbara Knox Drink-Drive Case

Lawyers involved in the drink-driving charge against Coronation Street star Barbara Knox were told to cut out "tittle-tattle" when the case was again delayed today.

The Scrappers

BBC One is heading to the scrapyard with a new series - Scrappers.

David Attenborough Flight Series

David Attenborough to explore the evolution of flight in Conquest Of The Skies 3D a three part mini-series for broadcast on Sky 3D and in 2D on Sky 1 HD this Christmas.

Krusty - The End?

The Simpsons looks like it could be set to kill off one of its most beloved characters, Krusty the Clown.

ITVBe Launch Date

ITV today confirmed new free to air channel ITVBe is to launch on October 8 2014.

Colin Brazier Lost It

Sky News reporter Colin Brazier has apologised for touching items from the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, admitting that he became too personally involved in the story.



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