Tuesday, July 07 2015

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Michael Barrymore

Former TV presenter Michael Barrymore is suing Essex Police over his arrest after a man was found dead floating in his swimming pool.

Prime Minister Jogs Onto This Morning

A perspiring prime minister added an unusual touch to a health food segment on ITV's This Morning by jogging past the camera.

TV Licence

The BBC has agreed to meet the cost of free TV licences for viewers over the age of 75, the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said.

Modern Miracles

Emma Willis is to present a new ITV series telling the inspirational stories of people whose lives are transformed by modern medical ‘miracles’.

BBC Jobs Cut

The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap in its licence fee income.

Val Doonican

Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88.

BBC Three Proposals Accepted

Plans to move BBC Three online in January 2016 have been provisionally approved by the BBC Trust.

Blue Peter Presenter

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been found, after going missing from his home in Majorca.

Olympic Games

The European television rights for the Olympic Games have been awarded to Eurosport and its parent channel in a 1.3bn euros (£922m) deal.

EastEnders Character Returns

Actor Dean Gaffney is returning to BBC One's EastEnders to reprise his role as Robbie Jackson for a short stint.

Up In The Air

Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air is a new ITV documentary series which goes behind the scenes of the airline in its turbulent 30th year in business.

Patrick Macnee Dies

Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93.

Big Brother Complaints

Ofcom has received more than 1,000 complaints after Big Brother contestant Helen Wood compared fellow contestant Brian Belo to a rapist and murderer.

Graham Norton and Retirement

Graham Norton's BBC contract expires next year and he has revealed his determination to go out while at the top of his game - and not when he is having to beg people to appear on his chat show.

New ITV News At Ten Presenter

Tom Bradby has been announced as the new host of News At Ten in an overhaul of the co-host format featuring Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham.

The Big Fish

BBC Two today announced that Ben Fogle will present the upcoming fishing series The Big Fish (working title) alongside expert UK fisherman Matt Hayes as judge.

Stephen Mangan

Stephen Mangan will star as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in another ITV drama featuring the famous author

More TFI Friday

Channel 4 has commissioned a full new series of Chris Evans' anarchic chat show TFI Friday following its one-off revival earlier this month.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Paul Hollywood, Gareth Malone and Jane Seymour are among the celebrities featuring in the new series of hit BBC One show Who Do You Think You Are?

Spy Novelist To Appear In BBC Series

Spy novelist John Le Carre is stepping in front of the camera and making a cameo appearance in a new TV series based on one of his best-selling novels.



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