Friday, August 29 2014

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Strictly's Full Line Up

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series has been revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on September 6.

Ofcom May Investigate Bake Off

Communications watchdog Ofcom could launch an investigation into The Great British Bake Off’s “bin-cident” row after viewers complained about the alleged sabotage of contestant Iain Watters’ Baked Alaska.

Gentlemen Could Return

Cult TV show The League Of Gentlemen could be set for a comeback.

Bake Off Contestant Leaves

Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC said her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

Evans Keen For TFI Friday Return 

Chris Evans has revealed TV chiefs asked him to bring back his hit show TFI Friday for a 20th anniversary special, but wanted him to do it a year early.

Scott Mills Joins Strictly

TV and radio presenter Scott Mills is the tenth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Free X Factor Voting

X Factor viewers will be able to vote for free for the first time in the latest series.

Primetime Emmys

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman took home best lead and supporting actor awards for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson respectively in the hit BBC series Sherlock, with the show's writer Steven Moffat picking up the outstanding mini-series writer gong at the US Primetime Emmys.

Steve Backshall Joins Strictly

Bafta-winning naturalist Steve Backshall is set to swap the jungle for the ballroom when he takes to the floor in Strictly Come Dancing.

Doctor Who

The debut of Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord in the new series of Doctor Who appears to have been a success.

Jonathan Ross Return 'A Disgrace'

 The return of Jonathan Ross to Radio 2 six years after the Sachsgate scandal has been branded “a disgrace” by a fellow BBC presenter.

Stars In Their Eyes Revival

Harry Hill is to host a new revival of TV singing show Stars In Their Eyes.

New BBC Drama

The creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham, are making a 'scary' new period thriller series for the BBC, The Living And The Dead.

History Of Dance

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman is teaming up with historian Lucy Worsley for a new show about the history of dance.

BBC Commissions Transgender Sitcom

The BBC has commissioned the first ever transgender sitcom after its writer won a competition to come up with a script that offered a positive portrayal of sex-change characters.

New ITV Game Show

ITV has commissioned You’re Back In The Room – a new primetime game show with a twist.

BBC Journalists Acted Appropriately

BBC director general Tony Hall has said that BBC journalists acted appropriately in their coverage of the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's Sunningdale apartment.

Travel Show For Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins is taking on an epic journey up the Mekong River for a new documentary.

Simon Webbe Joins Strictly

Simon Webbe is the fifth celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. He made the announcement this morning, speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

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.



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