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Wednesday, June 20 2018     


  New BBC Game Show

Joe Lycett is creating a new BBC Saturday night game show based around the time it takes to complete silly tasks.

Vanity Fair

ITV has commissioned a new seven part drama Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke.

Robbie Williams

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.

Our 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 summer.

Lenny Henry

The BBC is to feature a celebration of Sir Lenny Henry’s life and career, told in his own words


Crime-fighting vicar Sidney Chambers is back on the case, with filming underway on Grantchester series four.

Question Time

David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC political programme.

Leslie Grantham Dies

Leslie Grantham, the actor who played EastEnders villain ‘Dirty’ Den Watts, has died at the age of 71.

Leslie Grantham

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

Jeremy Vine is to replace Matthew Wright on Channel 5’s daily current affairs programme, The Wright Stuff.

Louis Walsh Quits

Louis Walsh has announced he will not be returning to The X Factor.

Premier 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.

New Drama 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.

Good Evening Britain

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.   

Robert 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.

Ofcom Rejects Complaints

More than 100 complaints about a recent murder scene in Emmerdale have been rejected by regulator Ofcom.

Lockerbie Drama

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

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.

Matt LeBlanc Quits Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc is to leave Top Gear after the next series.

Picnic At Hanging Rock

BBC Two has acquired the rights to Picnic At Hanging Rock, a reimagining of Joan Lindsay’s Australian novel.

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw is stepping down from the Radio 1 Breakfast Show - and will be replaced by Greg James.

Channel 4 National HQ

Channel 4 has revealed the shortlist of seven cities and regions that could be the home of its new national HQ.

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.

Spend It Well

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.

Richard Gere in BBC Drama

Hollywood actor Richard Gere is to star in a new eight-part drama series on BBC Two.

Dale Winton

The funeral of television and radio presenter Dale Winton has taken place on what would have been his 63rd birthday.

Michael Palin

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.

More Victoria

Actors Laurence Fox and Kate Fleetwood are to join the cast for the third series of historical drama Victoria.

Comedy 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.

BBC Channel For Scotland

The BBC has announced that its dedicated TV channel for Scotland will go live in February next year.

NHS Heroes

Prince William pays tribute to NHS heroes at special event marking its 70th anniversary and broadcast by ITV.

Bafta Television Awards

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 Toy.

Barbara Windsor

Dame Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her husband has said.

John Motson

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 competition rules.

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 heard.

Sheridan Smith

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 connected”.

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.

The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret in the third series of The Crown, Netflix has confirmed.





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