Saturday, May 23 2015

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Grange Hill Actor Found Dead

Former child actor Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, has been found dead in east London.

Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest


Much loved TV character Morph is finally returning home to the small screen.

Trigger Happy

Dom Joly is heading back to Channel 4 with his oversized phone.

Shayne Ward

Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has apologised for comments he made about being from Manchester.

Freddie Flintoff Series For BBC Two

Freddie Flintoff to search for the UK’s toughest recruit in new BBC Two commission Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.

Catherine Tate

Following the successful BAFTA-nominated one-off special that was broadcast on BBC One in 2014, Catherine Tate is bringing Britain’s best-loved OAP back to screens for two further half-hour episodes, to be filmed later this year for broadcast in 2016.

Nigella To Reveal Euro Results

Nigella Lawson will be reading out the voting results for the UK during the Eurovision Song Contest.

UKIP Drama Cleared By Ofcom

A Channel 4 docudrama that imagined a future where the UK Independence Party won the general election has been cleared by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.

Bronte Family Drama

A drama about the "tragedy and passion" of the difficult lives of the Bronte family is to appear on BBC One, written and directed by Last Tango In Halifax author Sally Wainwright.

Paul O'Grady

Paul O’Grady’s ITV chat show is being investigated by the broadcasting watchdog after he inhaled helium on the programme.

Queen Victoria Drama

The life of Queen Victoria is to be dramatised on ITV, starting with her ascension to the throne aged 18.

British Soap Awards

This year's winners, announced last night in Manchester

Celebrity Masterchef

The BBC has announced the details of Celebrity Masterchef 2015 to be broadcast this summer on BBC One.

Anne Kirkbride To Be Honoured

Late actress Anne Kirkbride will be the recipient of a posthumous honour at this weekend’s British Soap Awards.

Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Harry Shearer, who voices Ned Flanders and Mr Burns in The Simpsons, is to leave the show after more than 25 years following a dispute with producers.


US TV network CBS has confirmed its long-running drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will end this year.

New Show For James Martin

James Martin will host a new BBC One daytime cookery challenge show, The Box, on which members of the public cook dishes from an unseen box of ingredients chosen by a celebrity guest.

Rupert Everett Joins Musketeers

The BBC has announced today that Rupert Everett and Matthew McNulty will join the cast of the third series of BBC One drama The Musketeers.

Singer Joins Coronation Street

Shayne Ward has signed a one year contract for Coronation Street.

Benefits Street

The opening episode of Benefits Street attracted almost three million viewers – but was down on last year’s first instalment.

Celebrity Squares

Warwick Davis hosts the new series of Celebrity Squares for ITV starting May 17.

Bafta TV Awards

This year's winners.

Springwatch Returns

Springwatch returns to BBC Two, broadcasting live from RSPB Minsmere on the Suffolk coast.

Alexander Armstrong To Release Album

Alexander Armstrong is to pay tribute to the British Isles, with the release of his debut album.

Nigella's US Show Axed

Nigella Lawson's US cookery show The Taste has been axed by TV network ABC after two series, following a dramatic ratings slump.

Big Blue Live

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, today announce Big Blue Live, a three-part live television event from the BBC’s Natural History Unit.

Banished Axed

Russell Tovey has revealed to Banished fans that the period drama has been cancelled by the BBC.

ITV Strike

ITV production workers and other staff have voted to strike on May 14 in a dispute over pay, broadcasting union Bectu has said.

Ofcom Investigates Top Gear Comment

BBC Two's Top Gear is being investigated by watchdog Ofcom over the use of the word "pikey" in an episode broadcast in February last year.



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