Friday, September 19 2014

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Dennis Waterman Quits New Tricks

New Tricks star Dennis Waterman is quitting the show - the last of the original line-up to leave the popular police drama.

Ukraine Exits Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine has announced it will not be taking part in next year's Eurovision Song Contest due to limited finances.

In The Club Returns

BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and BBC Controller, Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, have announced that Kay Mellor’s In The Club will return for a second series on the channel next year.

Extra Slice On The Move

The Great British Bake Off's spin-off show An Extra Slice is moving to earlier in the week.

Rose d'Or Awards

Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC One game show Pointless were among the British winners at the 53rd Rose d'Or festival.

Still Open All Hours

Production has begun on the new series of Still Open All Hours for BBC One, filming on location in Doncaster and at the studios in Teddington.

Hollyoaks Killer Revealed

Hollyoaks has revealed the identity of the hit-and-run driver who caused the crash that killed Sam and Danny Lomax.

Paedophile Hunter Documentary

Channel 4 is to screen a documentary which follows a controversial figure who confronts men he suspects of being attracted to under-age children then publishes his findings online.

X Factor Figures Tumble

Viewing figures for ITV's The X Factor are continuing to fall, with new figures showing almost four million viewers departing the show since he was previously on the show four years ago.

New Series Of W1A

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC mockumentary W1A, which is to return for a second series next year on BBC Two.

BBC Bias Claims

A large crowd gathered outside BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ to protest about coverage of the referendum.

Timothy Spall In Sky Drama

Timothy Spall has signed up for new supernatural series The Enfield Haunting.

EastEnders Actor Dies

John Bardon, who was known by millions for his role as Jim Branning in EastEnders, has died at the age of 75.

Channel 4 To Launch New Digital Service

David Abraham, Chief Executive of Channel 4, today unveiled details of All 4, the new digital home of all Channel 4 content, at a keynote address to the IBC Conference in Amsterdam.

Sir David Returns To Reef

Sir David Attenborough is returning to the Great Barrier Reef for a new BBC series, almost six decades after he first filmed there.

Tablet TV Viewing To Be Measured

Television viewing on iPads and Android tablet devices is set to be measured for the first time, it has been announced.

The X Factor

Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor are set to clash again after ITV decided to schedule the Simon Cowell talent show three times a week – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Nicholas Lyndhurst And Celebrity TV

Nicholas Lyndhurst has hit out at celebrity reality TV shows.

Children In Need Bake-Off

Sir Terry Wogan, Nick Grimshaw and Fearne Cotton are among stars who want the nation to rise to the challenge by baking cakes to raise cash for BBC Children In Need.

Ofcom To Probe Big Brother

Communications watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether an episode of reality show Big Brother breached the broadcasting code when swearing was heard before the watershed.



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