Thursday, April 27 2017

Jo Cox

The BBC will examine the full story of the murder of MP Jo Cox in a new BBC documentary which will speak to her family and people who witnessed her death.

More BBC Staff Earn Over £150,000

The number of BBC staff being paid more than £150,000 a year has increased over a five-year period – despite the Corporation committing to significantly reduce the numbers.

PM and Andrew Marr

Theresa May will appear on The Andrew Marr Show this Sunday April 30, in what is set to be her first major TV interview of the 2017 General Election campaign.

Gay Britannia

The BBC has announced Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Top Gear

Top Gear fans have credited presenter Matt LeBlanc with “saving” the show after the previous series was panned.

New Show For Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc is set to deliver a new BBC game show, Letterbox.

Bake Off Sponsors

Channel 4 has opened the doors to sponsors for The Great British Bake Off as the show screens on the commercially funded channel for the first time.

BBC Election Coverage

David Dimbleby is to host the BBC's 2017 general election programme.


Filming started this week on the fifth series of ITV’s detective drama, Endeavour.

Jo Brand Bake Off Series

Channel 4 today confirmed that comedian Jo Brand will return to host The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, the spin-off programme to The Great British Bake Off.

New Paul Hollywood Series

Channel 4 has commissioned a new baking series featuring Paul Hollywood with the working title A Baker’s Life.

Dean Gaffney

Dean Gaffney is returning to EastEnders after several years away from the soap, the BBC has announced.

Great British Menu - Wimbledon

Sue Barker, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Judy Murray have signed up to guest judge on the Great British Menu when the show celebrates Wimbledon.

Freddie Flintoff

Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff has been named host of new water-based obstacle game show, Cannonball.


BBC Two has commissioned a three-part documentary series about the world’s largest and best-known furniture retailer, Ikea.

Great British Menu - Wimbledon

Sue Barker, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Judy Murray have signed up to guest judge on the Great British Menu when the show celebrates Wimbledon.

John Cleese In BBC Sitcom

John Cleese is set for a return to a BBC sitcom for the first time since Fawlty Towers, the broadcaster said today.

Call The Midwife

BBC drama Call the Midwife is to get its first regular black character.

Brian Matthew Dies

BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew has died, his family has said.

Midsomer Murders

EastEnders star Annette Badland is to join the cast of detective drama Midsomer Murders as it marks its 20th anniversary.

More Maigret

Rowan Atkinson is returning for a new film in the Maigret series, promising it will be “richer” than the character’s previous two outings.

One Shot Casualty

Casualty is to mark the end of its current series with a special episode recorded in one take on a single camera.

Brian Matthew

BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew is critically ill, the station has clarified after initially announcing his death today.

BBC Hangs On To Glastonbury

Glastonbury will be aired on the BBC for the next five festivals after the broadcaster secured the rights until 2022.

Channel 4 To Be Investigated

Channel 4 News is to be investigated by Ofcom over its coverage of the Westminster terrorist attack.

Documentary Misled Viewers

Reggie Yates's Hidden Australia was meant to be a hard-hitting look at the derivations and inequalities suffered by the country's indigenous people.

New Doctor Who Companion

The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion.

Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins is to host 2017's TV Bafta Awards, taking over from Graham Norton, who will have been presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.

New ITV Gameshow

ITV today announced the commission of a new comedy game show Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain.

Channel 4

A government consultation will look at proposals on whether to move Channel 4 out of London.

New BBC Thriller

Filming has commenced in Newport, Wales on a major six-part BBC psychological thriller series, Requiem, created and written by Kris Mrksa.

ITV News At Ten

ITV's News at Ten will return tonight for an extended bulletin following today's apparent terrorist incident in Westminster.

Doc Martin

Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin for ITV.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has signed a new “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years.

Inspector Morse Author Dies

Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books, has died aged 86.

New Channel 4 Series

Channel 4 is turning its lens on prisoners for a “ground-breaking” new documentary series.

Sir David Jason

Sir David Jason will delve into the “other lives” he has lived on TV screens over the decades in a new book, a follow-up to his successful 2013 autobiography.

TV Licence Fee

The annual television licence fee is to rise to £147 from £145.50, the government has announced.


The return of Broadchurch has given ITV its biggest drama audience since Downton Abbey in 2015.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy in a new five-part TV series written by One Day author David Nicholls.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has pulled out of his guest judge role on the live final of BBC talent show Let It Shine due to an “ailment”.

Cookery Show For Bake Off Winner

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is to host her own cookery show.

New BBC Channel For Scotland

A new TV channel for the BBC in Scotland will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018, director general Tony Hall has announced.

London Studio To Close

The London television studio where some of the UK’s most popular shows of the past 40 years have been filmed is to be closed by ITV.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry has revealed one aspect of The Great British Bake Off she was not so keen on.


Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has said she is “gutted” her family will not appear on the next series of the Channel 4 show.

Celebrity Boat Race

Stars such as Ore Oduba, Harry Judd and Vernon Kay are getting ready to stick their oars in as they ake part in the inaugural Celebrity Boat Race.

Lee Ryan Joins EastEnders

Lee Ryan is joining the cast of EastEnders as bad boy 'Woody' Woodward.

The Full Monty

Twenty years ago the Full Monty sent the nation into a frenzy with the story of a group of unemployed miners stripping off to beat the dole queue.


Popular crime drama Broadchurch will be returning to TV screens on February 27, one of its stars has confirmed.

Benedict Cumberbatch In New BBC Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and produce a new BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child In Time.

BBC Hospital Series Returns

A BBC medical documentary programme that looks at the challenges that face the NHS has been recommissioned for two more series.

New Bake Off Judge

Television cook Prue Leith is set to replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, according to reports.

The Jump - Wiggins Breaks Leg

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has quit TV winter sports show The Jump after breaking his leg.

The Crown

The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan has said that the show’s leading stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith will probably not be able to continue in their roles as time progresses.

The Knowledge

Channel 4 has commissioned The Knowledge: The World’s Toughest Taxi Test, a one-off documentary going behind the scenes of one of the hardest exams in the world, the test that all black cabbies must take: The Knowledge of London.


Actor Lee Mead has signed up to join hospital drama Holby City.

Steptoe Writer Dies

Alan Simpson, one half of writing duo Galton and Simpson, has died at the age of 87, his manager has said.

Blind Date Is Back

After the successful return of The Crystal Maze, another much-loved retro game show is set to make a comeback.

John Bishop To Host ITV Show

Liverpool comedian, John Bishop, will be joining ITV’s brand new entertainment show The Nightly Show.

The Jump Injuries

Sir Bradley Wiggins has suffered a foot injury while in training for The Jump.

Piers Morgan and Boy George

Boy George joins Piers Morgan on ITV to look back on his often controversial life and career, on Friday, February 17.

Death In Paradise Actor Quits

Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall has quit the Caribbean-based detective show, saying he missed his family.

Former Radio 2 Presenter Dies

Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington has died aged 90.

Discovery/Sky Deal

An agreement has been reached in the Discovery/Sky dispute just before Discovery-branded channels were pulled from Sky in the UK and Germany.

June Brown Documentary

BBC One will broadcast a special 30-minute documentary next month, June Brown At 90 - A Walford Legend, to coincide with the star’s 90th birthday.

Doctor Who Actor Steps Down

Peter Capaldi has said he will stand down from Doctor Who at the end of the year.

New Show For Rylan

Presenter Rylan Neal-Clark is set to host a new game show, with a Russian theme.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay has signed a three-programme deal with ITV, including a starring role as a host on the broadcaster’s new late-night entertainment series The Nightly Show.

BBC Broadcaster Steps Down

Veteran BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew has stepped down from presenting Sounds of The 60s due to "poor health" at the age of 88.

New BBC Drama

Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker will star in new BBC One psychological thriller Trust Me.

Sky Goes Dishless

Sky will make all its television channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time as it looks to stop customers quitting the group.

Discovery and Sky

Discovery Communications said today that negotiations with Sky Plc for a new carriage deal reached an impasse over a price dispute, threatening a blackout of Discovery channels from Sky's platform.

National Television Awards

This year's winners...

Bake Off To Return This Year

The Great British Bake Off will return to television screens this year, after the BBC waived a legal clause preventing Channel 4 from showing it until 2018.

EastEnders Bus Crash

The broadcasting watchdog is considering whether to investigate following complaints that a bus crash on EastEnders mirrored recent terrorist attacks.

'Allo 'Allo! Star Dies

Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.

New For BBC Daytime

Arlene Phillips, the choreographer who sparked an ageism row when she was axed from Strictly Come Dancing, has signed up to appear in a BBC show about getting older.

New Role For Angus Deayton

Angus Deayton is to host Great British Bake Off spin-off Creme de la Creme.

Desert Island Discs

Former England footballer David Beckham will be Kirsty Young’s castaway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Desert Island Discs.

The Xtra Factor Axed

The X Factor’s spin-off show, The Xtra Factor, is to be taken off air, ITV has announced.

George Gently To End

Police drama Inspector George Gently is coming to an end after 10 years.

David Jason Documentaries

Sir David Jason will look back at his prestigious television career in two new documentary specials, one of which will focus on his long-running sitcom Only Fools And Horses.

Wife Swap Brexit Special

Popular reality show Wife Swap is to return for a Brexit-themed one-off special.

Bake Off

Sir David Clementi has said he would be ‘disappointed’ to see the BBC try to reproduce The Great British Bake Off after losing the hit cookery show to Channel 4.

Sherlock Viewing Figures Down

The series finale of BBC One's Sherlock drew its lowest-ever overnight UK ratings on Sunday night.

New BBC Drama

The BBC is to adapt another John le Carre spy novel for a new TV series following on from the success of Golden Globe-winning The Night Manager.

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