Thursday, April 24 2014

 Latest broadcasting news  


Lady Chatterley's Lover

The man behind crime drama Line of Duty is adapting a new version of DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover for television.

Coronation Street Actress Pleads Not Guilty

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty to drink-driving.

Jamaica Inn Over 2000 Complaints

Complaints about sound problems on BBC costume drama Jamaica Inn have reached almost 2,200 after the final instalment was screened on Wednesday.

New Panel Show Deal For James Corden

James Corden is to host comedy sports panel show A League Of Their Own for a further three years after broadcaster Sky extended its deal.

Center Parcs Commercial Banned

A television commercial for Center Parcs holiday resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children out of school.

More Jamaica Inn Complaints

Hundreds more viewers have complained about BBC drama Jamaica Inn despite the corporation saying it had adjusted sound levels "to address audience concerns" after viewers complained of being unable to hear some of the dialogue.

BBC Two Series For Richard Osman

Richard Osman has landed his own series - presenting a new quiz show.

Jamaica Inn Complaints

Viewers who tuned into the launch of Jamaica Inn were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue in the BBC's new period drama.

BBC Top Gear Apology

The BBC has issued an apology over the use of a racially offensive term broadcast in the final episode of the last series of Top Gear.

ITV Breakfast Debut For Susanna Reid

BBC Breakfast host and Strictly star Susanna Reid has confirmed that she will complete her defection to ITV next week to host its new weekday breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

Susanna will front the channel's flagship morning current affairs show from next Monday alongside former GMTV host Ben Shephard in a deal reportedly worth £1 million.

She said: "I have had a fabulous two decades at the BBC, but ITV offered me a fantastic opportunity.

"It's not often in your career you get the opportunity to build something new that is really exciting and so engaging.

"I do like to challenge myself and do things that are different. It's good to push yourself.

"At the age of 43, I have got three children and I have been a journalist for more than 20 years - and so I do hope I know a few things about quite a lot of stuff!"

Susanna has presented BBC Breakfast since 2004.

ITV's head of daytime programmes Helen Warner said: "Engaging, news-driven content is our number one priority and will be at the heart of Good Morning Britain.

"I am delighted to welcome our four new presenters to the ITV Breakfast family and the exciting next chapter of our breakfast programming."

The announcement comes as former TV-am host Nick Owen warned that viewers are put off ITV's breakfast line-up because of how much the big-name presenters are said to be paid. Good Morning Britain will replace Daybreak, whose launch presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were dropped, despite their bumper pay packets, a little over a year after the programme first went on air.


Former BBC Breakfast host and Strictly star Susanna Reid has confirmed that she will complete her defection to ITV next week to host its new weekday breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

More Mr Selfridge

Zoë Wanamaker, Kara Tointon, Hannah Tointon and Leon Ockenden to star alongside lead actor Jeremy Piven in the new series of Mr Selfridge.

The Generation Game

Comedian Miranda Hart is in "early talks" with the BBC about a revival of The Generation Game.

Shed Of The Year

Recent research has revealed that Britain is a nation of shed-fanatics with 65% of adults now owning a shed and the average shed owner spending over a year of their life in their prized shelter. In fact Brits love their shed so much that 6% would like to be buried in them.

BBC Presenter Dies

Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded the long-running radio show The Food Programme, has died, aged 88.

Terence Donovan Returns To Neighbours

Terence Donovan has just reprised his role as Doug Willis in the Channel 5 soap, 20 years after he left Ramsay Street in 1994.

Dylan Thomas Venture

Welsh stars including Sir Tom Jones, Katherine Jenkins and Michael Sheen are teaming up for a new hour-long TV version of Dylan Thomas' play Under Milk Wood.

More Shetland

A new series of the crime drama Shetland was today recommissioned by BBC One highlighting BBC Scotland’s commitment to original British drama.

New Live Cookery Show For C4

Channel 4, in partnership with Waitrose, has commissioned a new live Saturday morning lifestyle and cookery programme Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose, presented by Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones – marking his return to weekends on 4.

George Alagiah Has Cancer

BBC newsreader George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Dave Lee Travis

Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault.

BBC To Review Pay For Top Stars

The pay bill for some of the BBC's biggest screen and radio stars - including Graham Norton and Jeremy Clarkson - is to be examined in a review by the BBC Trust which will look at how the costs compare to commercial rivals.

Barbara Windsor Rules Out Soap Return

Barbara Windsor has said she will never return to EastEnders.

BBC Three Controller Quits

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett has announced he is leaving the BBC, a month after it was revealed his channel would be scrapped and moved online.

Jeremy Kyle

ITV has been rapped for screening an edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show featuring a sobbing 17-year-old accused by her sister of being a “crackhead” and a “slapper”, which breached broadcasting guidelines.

Coronation Street Bad Boy Returns 

Coronation Street is set to welcome back bad boy Jim McDonald for a short run later this year.

Peter Sissons

Peter Sissons, the former BBC anchorman, says the corporation should not have led their main news bulletin with the death of Peaches Geldof.

James Corden and Gary Barlow Documentary

James Corden and Gary Barlow will embark on a road trip across the UK for a one-off documentary.

New BBC Two Controller

Kim Shillinglaw has been announced as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, taking over from Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year.

Celebrity Squares

Warwick Davis is set to host a new series of the classic game show Celebrity Squares.

Kylie Minogue Quits The Voice

Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after one series.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is set to get mouths watering with his new TV show, featuring his take on British dishes.

New CBS Late Night Host

Stephen Colbert is to replace David Letterman as CBS’s late-night host.



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