Wednesday, July 29 2015

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Voice Of Racing Dies

Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan - dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' - has died at home in London after a long illness, aged 97.

Mary Beard Pompeii

Professor Mary Beard, renowned classicist and TV historian, is to explore what life was like in one of the world’s most extraordinary and iconic archaeological sites, in Pompeii: Life Before Death, a new landmark programme for BBC One.

Ofcom Clears Top Gear

Ofcom has backed a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over using the word "pikey" in an edition of Top Gear.

Marriage At First Sight

Viewers will get a second chance to say 'I Do' to controversial documentary Married At First Sight after Channel 4 commissioned another series.

Channel 5 To Screen Tut

The mini-series Tut will receive its UK premiere on Channel 5 on Saturday August 1st at 21:00, it has been announced.

New Sitcom

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman are set to appear in a new sitcom based in an antiques shop.

New Series For Richard Hammond

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond is set to make a TV return – on Sky 1.

New BBC Political Editor

Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC's new political editor, taking over the role Nick Robinson held for a decade.


Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham has revealed she and Joan Collins have been plotting to revive the hit show.


Filming is about to start on the second series of Grantchester, starring James Norton and Robson Green. 

New Attenborough Series

Sir David Attenborough is to narrate The Hunt, a BBC series from the team behind the corporation's hugely successful Planet Earth programmes.

Hollyoaks Actress Axed

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has been dropped from the soap just months after signing a new contract.

The Day They Dropped The Bomb

ITV is to mark the 70th anniversary The Day They Dropped The Bomb the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb being dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 – a day which changed the course of history.

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan was dropped as a guest presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain this week because of a conflict of interest, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Emmy Awards 2015 - Main Nominations

This year's awards

BBC - Green Paper

Culture secretary John Whittingdale today announced a fundamental review of the size of the BBC, what it does and the way it is funded and questioned whether the corporation should continue to strive to be “all things to all people”.

Ripper Street

Ripper Street’s third series will return to its roots when it screens on BBC One later this month.

Celebrity Fifteen To One

Channel 4 has ordered a further commission of four celebrity specials – Celebrity Fifteen to One - to air later this summer.

Public Should Decide BBC Future

BBC director general Tony Hall has taken aim at the corporation’s commercial rivals in the debate about the future of the BBC and said there were two moments during his negotiations with the government where he said their demands were “unacceptable”.

ITV Ghost Hunter

ITV has commissioned the single film Harry Price: Ghost Hunter.

Big Brother

Watchdog Ofcom will not be investigating Big Brother, despite more than 2,000 complaints about bullying in the 24 June episode of the Channel 5 show.

Nick Robinson

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to step down from his role after 10 years.

ITV Egyptian Drama

ITV has commissioned the story of Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of one of Ancient Egypt’s forgotten pharaohs, the boy-king Tutankhamun.

Twin Peaks Reboot Delayed

Twin Peaks creator Mark Frost has revealed that the revived series will not be shown on screens until 2017.

Michael Barrymore

Former TV presenter Michael Barrymore is suing Essex Police over his arrest after a man was found dead floating in his swimming pool.

Prime Minister Jogs Onto This Morning

A perspiring prime minister added an unusual touch to a health food segment on ITV's This Morning by jogging past the camera.

TV Licence

The BBC has agreed to meet the cost of free TV licences for viewers over the age of 75, the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said.

Modern Miracles

Emma Willis is to present a new ITV series telling the inspirational stories of people whose lives are transformed by modern medical ‘miracles’.

BBC Jobs Cut

The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap in its licence fee income.



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