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Wednesday, August 25 2016

Please note: Next news update will be on Monday, August 29

Line Of Duty

Thandie Newton is to star as the guest lead character in the next series of hit BBC drama Line of Duty.

Eric Idle In Christmas Special

Eric Idle is to star in a one-hour Christmas Special for BBC Two.

Blankety Blank

ITV has confirmed it will be making a Christmas episode of the show, 14 years after it was last on air.

Television Weatherman Dies

Television weatherman Trevor Baker has died at the age of 94, ITV has announced.

Final Strictly Line-Up

Long jump star Greg Rutherford, Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph and EastEnders actress Tameka Empson have completed this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Chris Denning

Former BBC DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to 21 child sex offences committed between 1969 and 1986.

Grantchester Christmas Special

James Norton and Robson Green will return to Grantchester for the show’s first Christmas special and a third series next year, ITV said.

Deal Or No Deal Comes To An End

TV game show Deal Or No Deal will end this autumn after more than a decade on screens.

Dallas Star Joins Hollyoaks

Dallas star Linda Gray has joined the cast of Hollyoaks.

ITV To Shut Down For An Hour

ITV is switching off all seven of its channels for an hour to encourage people to get off their sofas and take part in sport following Team GB's Olympics success.

Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart will not be returning to Call The Midwife despite suggestions from producers that she would.

Breakfast Presenter For Strictly

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has been named as the ninth celebrity on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

X Factor Return Date

The new series of The X Factor starts on Saturday August 27, ITV has confirmed.

New Quiz For ITV Daytime

Warwick Davis to present new quiz show for ITV Daytime.

Bake Off Contestants

A pastor, a hairdresser, a nurse and an aerospace engineer are among those who will be seen competing for this year's Great British Bake Off crown.

New Agatha Christie Drama

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall and Dad’s Army actor Toby Jones will star in the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Witness For The Prosecution.

James Corden Nearly Quit

James Corden has admitted the pressure of taking over the reins of The Late Late Show left him wanting to quit before filming even began.

Sport Presenter For Strictly

Broadcaster Ore Oduba, one of the faces of the Olympic Games, is the fourth contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC said.

New BBC Comedies

Robert Webb, Sophie Thompson and Tanya Franks are set to appear in a selection of new BBC Two comedy programmes as part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season.

Hollyoaks Actor Suspended

Hollyoaks actor Parry Glasspool has been suspended after posting a video in which he mimicked a woman threatening to stab her boyfriend to death.

Will Young On Strictly

Will Young is the second celebrity to be announced for this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Celebrity Big Brother Complaints

Christopher Biggins’ removal from the Celebrity Big Brother house for “unacceptable language” sparked 86 complaints to Ofcom.

Ed Balls To Appear On Strictly

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls is the first contestant confirmed for the next series of BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing.

Biggins Removed From Big Brother

Christopher Biggins has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after he made comments “capable of causing great offence”.

Bake Off Returns

The Great British Bake Off will return to TV screens on August 24, three days after the end of the Rio Olympic Games.

Crimewatch

Jeremy Vine has been named as the new host of Crimewatch, alongside lesser known BBC broadcaster Tina Daheley.

New Drama For James Norton

James Norton is to star in a TV drama about the Russian "mafia" in London.

New ITV Drama

Hermione Norris and Lee Ingleby have been cast in a new a ITV drama about a man freed from prison on a technicality after serving seven years for his wife’s murder.

Sherrie Hewson Quits Loose Women

Sherrie Hewson broke down in tears as she announced she was leaving Loose Women after 14 years on the ITV show.

Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies will return to the role of Jonathan Creek for a new 90-minute special of the mystery crime drama series.

Scottish Six

The BBC should set up its own hour-long news programme to replace both Reporting Scotland and the Six O’Clock News in Scotland, a Westminster committee has said.

BBC Should Name Stars Who Earn More Than PM

The BBC should name its stars who earn more than the prime minister, a committee of MPs has said.

Game Of Thrones To End

Game of Thrones - the record-breaking fantasy drama TV series - will end after its eighth season, American broadcaster HBO has confirmed.

Foyle's War Actress Found

Foyle’s War actress Honeysuckle Weeks has been found safe and well, her sister said.

Foyle's War Actress Missing

Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks has gone missing, police have said.

BBC Announcer Dies

Sylvia Peters, who introduced the first televised coronation and helped the Queen prepare for her first Christmas broadcast, has died at the age of 90.

Neighbours Actor Dies

Vivean Gray, best known for playing the gossipy Mrs Mangel in Australian soap opera Neighbours, has died aged 92.

Chris Evans No Further Police Action

TV and radio presenter Chris Evans will face no further action concerning historic allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police says.

Devon and Cornwall Blues

ITV has commissioned a new three-part documentary series with the working title Devon and Cornwall Blues, a major new primetime series following the Devon and Cornwall Police Force in their work across the biggest geographical force area in England.

Strictly Professional Dancers

Three new professional dancers have joined the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 – and they are all British champions.

Red Dwarf

The original cast of Red Dwarf have been pictured together in character for the first time in four years.

New BBC Drama

Aidan Gillen has been rumoured to be starring in a brand new BBC drama The Spy Who Came In From The Cold based off of John Le Carré’s novel of the same name.

Les Miserables Drama For BBC

Victor Hugo novel Les Miserables is to be turned into a six-part BBC One drama by Bafta-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, the BBC has confirmed.

 

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