Joe Lycett is creating a new BBC
Saturday night game show based around the time it takes to
complete silly tasks.
ITV has commissioned a new seven part
drama Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke.
Robbie Williams said in an interview
today that it was not confirmed that he and his wife will appear
on the next series of The X Factor.
Shirley Valentine Summer
ITV’s new series, Our Shirley
Valentine Summer (w/t), will see Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd,
Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy,
Annabel Giles, and Ingrid Tarrant, escape to a Greek island for
The BBC is to feature a celebration of
Sir Lenny Henry’s life and career, told in his own words
vicar Sidney Chambers is back on the case, with filming underway
on Grantchester series four.
David Dimbleby is to leave Question
Time after 25 years on the BBC political programme.
Leslie Grantham, the actor who played
EastEnders villain ‘Dirty’ Den Watts, has died at the age of 71.
Former EastEnders actor Leslie
Grantham "remains poorly and is being taken care of by medical
staff", a representative for the actor has said.
Jeremy Vine is to replace Matthew
Wright on Channel 5’s daily current affairs programme, The
Louis Walsh has announced he will not
be returning to The X Factor.
League TV Rights
Amazon will show 20 Premier League
matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of
the final two broadcast packages.
For Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire has joined Hollywood
actor Richard Gere on the cast of BBC drama MotherFatherSon, the
broadcaster has revealed.
Dale Winton Series
Following the untimely death of Dale
Winton in April, Channel 5 has revealed when episode two of his
series, Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive, will air.
ITV is to screen a one-off special,
Good Evening Britain, a live, late-night version of the ITV
breakfast programme, which will capture the mood of the nation
immediately after one of England’s biggest World Cup matches.
Peston Moves To New Slot
ITV has today announced that Robert
Peston’s current affairs show is to move to a new slot on
Wednesday nights, airing after ITV’s New at Ten.
More than 100 complaints about a
recent murder scene in Emmerdale have been rejected by regulator
Is has been reported that Channel 4 is
developing a drama series about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am
Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland.
Bear Grylls will spend two days in the
wild with actor and presenter Warwick Davis for an ITV special
programme, Bear’s Mission with Warwick Davis.
LeBlanc Quits Top Gear
Matt LeBlanc is to leave Top Gear
after the next series.
BBC Two has acquired the rights to
Picnic At Hanging Rock, a reimagining of Joan Lindsay’s
Nick Grimshaw is stepping down from
the Radio 1 Breakfast Show - and will be replaced by Greg James.
Channel 4 has revealed the shortlist
of seven cities and regions that could be the home of its new
Roseanne Barr Dropped By Network
ABC TV network has cancelled comedian
Roseanne Barr's show after she posted a racist tweet likening an
African-American former Obama aide to an ape.
Tom Ellis’s Lucifer has still to be
picked up after being cancelled by Fox, but there is some good
news for fans of the devil drama: the network is airing two
bonus episodes this month.
In one-off ITV special Phillip
Schofield road tests, rates and reviews the big-selling items
we’ll be buying this summer for the house and garden. The
programme is called Spend It Well – House and Garden.
Brenda Blethyn has returned to the
North East as filming begins for series 9 of ITV’s award-winning
crime drama Vera.
Gere in BBC Drama
Hollywood actor Richard Gere is to
star in a new eight-part drama series on BBC Two.
The funeral of television and radio
presenter Dale Winton has taken place on what would have been
his 63rd birthday.
Michael Palin has said he has never
had the same sense of fascination during his extensive travels
as during his most recent trip to North Korea.
Actors Laurence Fox and Kate Fleetwood
are to join the cast for the third series of historical drama
Series For David Tennant
David Tennant and Catherine Tate are
set to be back on screen together in Americons, a new series
being developed for Sky One.
Benedict Cumberbatch Brexit Drama
Benedict Cumberbatch is to play the
man who masterminded the Vote Leave campaign during the Brexit
referendum in a new Channel 4 docudrama.
Eurovision Stage Invader
The man who invaded the stage during UK contestant SuRie’s
performance at the Eurovision Song Contest has been released on
bail and is awaiting charges.
Channel For Scotland
The BBC has announced that its
dedicated TV channel for Scotland will go live in February next
Prince William pays tribute to NHS
heroes at special event marking its 70th anniversary and
broadcast by ITV.
The Bafta Television awards were
tonight presented at the Royal Festival Hall in London,
Eurovision Song Contest
Israel has one this year’s Eurovision
Song Contest with singer Netta performing her quirky dance song
Dame Barbara Windsor has been
diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her husband has said.
BBC Two dedicates an evening of
programming to mark the retirement of legendary football
commentator, John Motson.
Ofcom Investigate Takeaway
An investigation has been launched
into whether Saturday Night Takeaway broke broadcast
Sir Cliff Richard Damages
Sir Cliff Richard is seeking more than
£600,000 in damages from the BBC over the broadcast of a
police search of his home in 2014, the High Court has
Sheridan Smith is to play an ageing
porn star in a new four-part ITV drama aiming to
investigate the very modern concerns of “the myriad of
ways that sex, power and consent are intrinsically
BBC Royal Wedding Coverage
Dermot O'Leary and Scarlett Moffatt will be among the
presenters for the BBC's royal wedding coverage, the
corporation has announced.
Helena Bonham Carter will play
Princess Margaret in the third series of The Crown,
Netflix has confirmed.