Wednesday, August 20 2014


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For The Love Of Dogs

Paul O’Grady is back at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, meeting the latest residents that need treatment, training and ultimately new homes in a new series of ITV's For The Love Of Dogs from Thursday September 4.

Another Strictly Contestant

Former rugby star Thom Evans has become the latest name to tackle the challenge of ballroom dancing after signing up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Bindis, Bhajis and Brides 

Channel 4 will be lifting the lid on the larger than life world of UK Asian weddings with a new documentary following one of Britain’s biggest and busiest wedding planners.

Radio Legend Dies

James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78.

Ofcom Probes Sky News Report

Media regulator, Ofcom, has said it will investigate a Sky News report from the MH17 plane crash site that drew more than 200 complaints.

Second Outing For Happy Valley

The BBC has commissioned a second series of the drama Happy Valley.

Judy Murray Confirmed For Strictly

Judy Murray is swapping her tennis racquet for dancing shoes as she is confirmed as the second celebrity taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Police Complain To BBC Over Cliff Richard

South Yorkshire Police has complained to the BBC about its reporting of the Sir Cliff Richard sex offence inquiry. The force has written to the director general of the BBC saying it believes the broadcaster has "contravened its editorial guidelines."

Palladium To Return

Sunday Night At The London Palladium is set to return to ITV with hosts that includes Rob Brydon and Jack Whitehall.

New Police Thriller

Sheridan Smith is to play a recently widowed police officer driven to find her husband's killer in a new ITV thriller series, Black Work.

Star Paws

Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off documentary charting the era of internet cat superstars, and how the advertising world has sat up and taken notice.

Chat Show For Bake Off Pair

The Great British Bake Off stars Mel and Sue have landed their own daytime chat show on ITV.

Downton Blooper

A promotional picture for the new series of Downton Abbey caused an online sensation when a sharp-eyed fan of the show noticed the very modern bottle of water on the mantelpiece behind Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael.

No Big Brother For Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels has denied that he and his wife Debbie McGee are going to be contestants on Celebrity Big Brother, and claimed quotes saying they planned to have sex in the house were made up.

BBC Daytime

Celebrity chef James Martin, Hairy Biker Dave Myers and Strictly’s Len Goodman are some of the names coming to BBC Daytime in a line-up of new programmes.

Strictly Come Dancing

Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity to be confirmed for the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Presenter Returns To Countryfile

Presenter Charlotte Smith is to return to BBC One show Countryfile for the first time since a number of regulars were dropped, leading to an age discrimination ruling against the corporation.

Top Adventurer

The former SAS officer-turned-broadcaster Bear Grylls triumphed in a poll for Radio Times, finishing ahead of runner-up Ben Fogle.



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