Newswrap January 23rd 2015

Shaun Linden looks at the latest TV and soap news in ATV Today’s video feature ‘Newswrap‘. In this edition a tribute to Anne Kirkbride who died earlier this week – best remembered as Mrs Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, also the failings of Harry Hill’s Stars in their Eyes, BBC Three’s attempted buyers, the Corrie casting gone wrong, the latest in local television to arrive in Birmingham with Big Centre

ITV3 celebrates ten years

ITV3 is celebrating its 10th birthday with a weekend of programming featuring episodes from some of Britain’s best known dramas on the channel. ITV3 made its debut at 9pm on 1st November 2004 and earned a reputation for screening loved dramas, quickly becoming one of the most popular digital channels in the UK. To mark this special occasion, ten of the most popular ITV3 dramas will be shown over the

Watch EastEnders’ John Bardon perform Maneater

Earlier today it was announced that John Bardon, who played Jim Branning in EastEnders, has died at the age of 75. The official EastEnders website confirmed that the actor, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2007, passed away this morning following a period of ill health. Bardon made his first appearance as the once-bigoted Jim in 1996, appearing in three episodes, before joining the show on a full time basis, in 1999,