Thursday, March 05 2015

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The Night Manager

Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman is to star in a new BBC One mini-series based on John Le Carre's spy thriller, The Night Manager, alongside Hugh Laurie and Rev's Tom Hollander.

June Whitfield In EastEnders

Actress June Whitfield will join the cast of EastEnders for a one-off appearance later this year.

Big Rise In ITV Profits

CITV, home of Downton Abbey, has reported a big rise in profits for 2014.

BBC Four Slows The Pace

BBC Four will be meandering down a new route of shows with programmes shot in real time, designed to relax viewers.

James Bond For Comic Relief

James Bond star Daniel Craig will appear in a "special one-off sketch" for Comic Relief, to be broadcast as part of Red Nose Day on March 13.

Indian Summers To Return

Indian Summers has been renewed for a second season already, despite being just three episodes into its first run.

This Morning Bondage Complaints

ITV could be disciplined after communications watchdog Ofcom launched an investigation into This Morning’s Fifty Shades Of Grey-inspired report on “bondage for beginners”.

Reduced BBC Bad For UK

A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the BBC's director general has warned.

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile abused 63 people from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the one formal complaint was ignored, an independent report has found.

Would I Lie To You?

Would I Lie To You? is returning to television for a ninth series.

Ann Widdecombe Goes Back In Time

Former MP Ann Widdecombe and Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey are among a group of celebrities being sent back in time to live in the Victorian era.

More Broadchurch

David Tennant and Olivia Colman are to return for a third series of hit drama Broadchurch, ITV has confirmed.

Live Raid Breached Cliff Richard's Privacy

An agreement between the BBC and police which led to a raid on Cliff Richard’s home being broadcast live around the world “certainly interfered with his privacy and may well have caused unnecessary distress”, according to an independent report.

Complaints About Ukip Drama

Ofcom has launched an investigation into the Channel 4 docudrama which imagined Ukip leader Nigel Farage as British Prime Minister.

BBC To Axe New Tricks

The BBC is to axe New Tricks, saying it was time to make way for new series on its flagship channel.

Coronation Street New Cast Member

Melanie Hill to join the cast of Coronation Street.


Rowan Atkinson is to star in a remake of French detective series Maigret.

Culture Club Reunion

BBC Four has commissioned a one-off documentary from Mentorn Media, on the reunion of one of the Eighties' biggest bands, Culture Club.

Royal Television Society Awards 

ITV News at Ten was named daily news programme of the year by the Royal Television Society.

Ninja Warrior Arrives In UK

Ninja Warrior, the toughest obstacle course on television is coming to ITV this spring.

Ross and Madonna

Madonna is to appear on Jonathan Ross’ talk show, more than 11 years after their last interview.

Fire On The EastEnders Set

A fire broke out on the set of EastEnders a few hours after the BBC soap broadcast "live inserts" as part of 30th anniversary celebrations.

Game Of Thrones Spin-off

Sue Perkins is to host Game Of Thrones spin-off show Thronecast.

Channel 4 News Censured

Channel 4 News has been censured by media regulator Ofcom for misleading viewers in a report about policing.

Third Series For The Job Lot

ITV2 has recommissoned The Job Lot for a third series, with filming of the comedy set to commence Spring 2015.

Brian Cox Series For BBC One

In his first series for BBC One, Professor Brian Cox will take viewers on a grand tour of planet Earth to explain what lies behind its startling beauty.

Carol McGiffin

Former Loose Women star Carol McGiffin has revealed her ordeal at being diagnosed with breast cancer and told how she shared the news with her late friend, Lynda Bellingham.

EastEnders To Recreate First Ever Scene

The team behind EastEnders is to recreate the soap's first ever scene.

Fred Talbot Guilty

Former television weather presenter Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher.

Keep It In The Family

Keep It In The Family the family-orientated game show, is to return to ITV for a second series later this year.

Neighbours Actor Wants Euro Gig

Neighbours star Alan Fletcher has said he would be up for representing Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Channel 4 Halts Street Filming

Channel 4′s plans for a controversial series about immigration have been scaled back after programme-makers were confronted on the street during filming.

Australia - Eurovision Song Contest

Australia is to compete at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.



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