Which well-known British sitcom actor could have been adopted by Orson Welles? Which 20 year old actress had to sign a contract in which she couldn’t go in to a pub or drive a car? And which cinema icon almost got run over while making Ice Cold in Alex?
Since it launched last year the BBC Store has been making more and more of the broadcasters output available. You can stream and download the very latest shows as well as a wealth of classics which have languished unseen in the BBC vaults for decades. I am delighted that all twelve episodes of the 1958 series Our Mutual Friend have just been added to the service, the programme was directed
ATV Today take a look at some of UK telly’s worst re-makes.
Children’s BBC celebrates its 30th anniversary later today with a special hour-long programme on the CBBC Channel. Presenters from across the three decades are returning to the beeb’s children’s department to mark the landmark date.
Crawford Productions is best known in the UK for its hit television serials The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors, but from 1974 until 1977 the company was breaking new ground and blowing traditional taboos sky high with its raunchy adult soap opera The Box.
British television viewers have enjoyed a long love affair with Australian ‘soap operas’ but did you know that the very first Aussie serial to crack the UK market was the rural drama Bellbird?
ATV Today’s Flashback takes a look at one of ITV’s ‘forgotten serials’ in Southern Television’s Together.
The swinging sixties has been named as the most defining decade of the 20th Century in British history a study revealed yesterday.
With over 50,000 fans of classic Australian saga The Young Doctors backing a DVD release ATV Today takes a wander down memory lane in a special photo gallery of the stars of the hit five-episodes-a-week medical drama.
As January comes to a close ATV Today celebrates the fact four decades have passed this month since the very first Tiswas hit the air in our special gallery.