Friday, January 23 2015

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Election Debates

Broadcasters have published new plans for TV election debates, including leaders of seven UK political parties.

Legends Return To EastEnders

Pam St. Clement and Barbara Windsor will be reunited again in a special series to be broadcast in the run up to the soap's 30th anniversay next month.

National Television Awards

The Winners

X Files Reboot

David Duchovny would be interested in reprising his X-Files role if the hit TV show is revived.

EastEnders Murder Clue

A clue as to who killed Lucy Beale on EastEnders is to be revealed at the National Television Awards tonight.

BBC Three

Production companies Avalon and Hat Trick have approached the BBC Trust with a proposal that they buy BBC Three from the corporation.

Coronation Street Filming Cancelled

In a mark of respect for Anne Kirkbride, filming on the set of Coronation Street been stopped for the day.

Anne Kirkbride Dies

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the character Deirdre Barlow in the long-running television soap, has died aged 60 after a short illness.

Coronation Street Actress Lied About Age

Producers of Coronation Street have dropped actress Katie Redford from the show, after it emerged she gave a false age to win a part as a 14-year-old.

Ofcom Clears Jeremy Kyle Show

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is to take no action over an edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show which featured the f-word during a daytime edition which was pre-recorded.

Rapper's EastEnders Debut Will Be Live

Actor, rapper and stand-up star Richard Blackwood will make his EastEnders debut during the show's 30th birthday celebrations next month.

Britain's Got Talent

Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams have confirmed they have signed up once again to join Simon Cowell as judges on TV hit Britain’s Got Talent.

BBC Axes The Flesh

BBC Three has cancelled its supernatural drama series In The Flesh.

Top Gear

Top Gear is to be given a global launch for its new series with a simultaneous broadcast in more than 50 countries.

No EastEnders Return For Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp has confirmed he will not be involved in EastEnders' 30th anniversary celebrations - he is simply too busy.

Darcey Bussell

Strictly Come Dancing’s Darcey Bussell is to become a judge for another TV contest as she joins the panel for BBC Young Dancer 2015.

Filming Starts On New Doctor Who Series

Filming has begun in Cardiff for series 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast.

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary has cast doubt on his X Factor future - saying that he might not return as host this year.

Sky To Launch Cricket World Cup Channel

Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the ICC Cricket World Cup, from the first to the last day of the biggest one-day event in the international cricket calendar.

Avengers Scriptwriter Dies

The scriptwriter and producer Brian Clemens, responsible for TV hits such as The Avengers, New Avengers and The Professionals, has died aged 83.

Foyle's War To End

ITV's 1940s detective drama Foyle's War is to end after 13 years, the broadcaster has announced.

Ken Morley Removed From Big Brother

Ken Morley has been "removed" from the Celebrity Big Brother house for using "unacceptable and offensive" language.

Dominos Sponsors Hollyoaks

Channel 4 today announced Domino’s, the pizza delivery company, will sponsor Lime Pictures produced Hollyoaks from Monday January 2.

Strictly Comic Relief Special

A former Royal Marine who was severely injured in Afghanistan is among six “real-life heroes” taking part in a Strictly Come Dancing Comic Relief special.



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