Monday, October 20 2014

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Lorraine Disrupted By Fire Alarm

Lorraine Kelly's ITV show was briefly taken off air on Monday after a fire alarm forced the live show to evacuate its studio on London's South Bank.

London Spy

Filming on the five-part BBC One drama series, London Spy, started this week in London with Jim Broadbent confirmed to star alongside British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE.

Doctor Who Online Game

The BBC has today announced 'The Doctor and the Dalek', a new online game for CBBC audiences voiced by Peter Capaldi.

Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham, one of the UK's best-loved TV actresses and broadcasters, has died following a battle with bowel cancer.

Major Channel 4 Drama

Channel 4 today announced Hollywood actor William Hurt is to lead the cast of its new sci-fi drama Humans.

BBC Denies Ebola Ban

Following publication of the article “BBC in Ebola panic" in The Sun today, the BBC has issued the following statement in response.

The Walking Dead Record

The Walking Dead’s season five US premiere attracted more than 17 million viewers, breaking the record for most-watched drama in American cable TV history.

Cider With Rosie

Hollywood actress Samantha Morton has been cast in BBC One's adaptation of the famous novel Cider With Rosie.

Judy Finnigan Apologises

Judy Finnigan has apologised after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.

Top Gear

Top Gear's number plate row looks set to rumble on after a top Argentine diplomat accused Jeremy Clarkson of "fabricating" his version of events.

EastEnders Character Returns

EastEnders has revealed Martin Fowler is returning to the BBC One soap this winter.

Big Brother Faces The Axe

Big Brother could be facing the axe after Channel 5′s new owner revealed plans for a shake-up.

No Charges For Paul Cambaccini

BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences, prosecutors say.

James May Defends Top Gear

Top Gear presenter James May said the show would never “mock people about their war casualties” and insisted a controversial numberplate which sparked protests in Argentina did not refer to the Falklands War.

Electronic Cigarette Ads For TV

Electronic cigarettes can be shown in UK TV adverts from 10 November, the Committee of Advertising Practice says.

New Wallander Series

BBC One today announced the commission of 3x90 minute films for the Wallander series.

EE To Launch Home TV Service

Mobile network EE has announced a TV service that lets up to three phones or tablets be used to watch different live programmes in the home simultaneously, while a television screens a fourth.

New ITV Drama

Ray Winstone is to play Jimmy Rose in new ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose.

Dave Lee Travis Repeats

The BBC said today will not show repeats of Top of the Pops featuring former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, who was found guilty of indecent assault last month.

Former BBC DJ Acted With Jimmy Savile

A former radio DJ raped a 15-year-old girl "acting together" with Jimmy Savile, a court has been told.

BBC Looks For Eurosong

The BBC is asking the public to submit entries for the UK's entry to next year's Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2008.

No Censure For Sky News Report

A Sky News report in which Colin Brazier rummaged through belongings at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine has escaped censure by Ofcom.

BBC To Mark Holocaust Anniversary

The BBC is to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a number of programmes including a feature-length drama starring Martin Freeman.

Top Gear Crew Escorted From Argentina

A crew from the BBC motoring show Top Gear has left an Argentine province after being denied permission to film by local authorities who said one of its cars had a licence plate which alluded to the Falklands War.

More Top Gear Controversy

The BBC's Top Gear has steered into new controversy after criticism that the crew are filming in Argentina using a car whose number plate appears to refer to the Falklands War.



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