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Skin Colour Change for BBC Toy Character

A doll based on one of the characters in the CBeebies children’s programme In The Night Garden is to be replaced after complaints the toy version of character Upsy Daisy was too light skinned. Following a ‘handful’ of complaints the commercial arm of the BBC – BBC Worldwide – has asked the manufacturer of the doll to create a new version with brown skin; which will be issued to stores

2008 In Television: Flops

  We continue our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows were launched by their respective channels with much hype, fan-fare and high hopes only to be deemed a flop, axed and leaving egg well and truly over the faces of those who commissioned them. Some of these shows had flop written over them from the moment they were commissioned, which does

2008 In Television: Axed Shows

  We start our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows that disappeared from our screens in 2008. Drama’s, Sci Fi’s and even talk shows that were axed by their broadcasters or naturally came to an end, stateside and at home.   We start our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows that disappeared

The Last Farewell 2008 – Part Two

The second installment of our tribute to those who left us in 2008. This section covers the final six months of the year. The second installment of our tribute to those who left us in 2008. This section covers the final six months of the year.   Elizabeth Spriggs – actress. Will be remembered for many roles, including appearances in Shine On Harvey Moon, Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders. She

New Year Report: Zavvi, Ratings and Short Memories

  The New Year Report, a special edition of The Weekend Report, which reviews the bigger stories of the past few days in the run up to the start of a brand new year – 2009. In this issue we cover the closure of Woolies, a fantastic Christmas for the BBC and the prospect of ITV actually having a hit drama in 2009. In just a few hours 2008 will

Special Report: Administration

  As the recession begins to bite and customers stop spending more firms are falling into administration. Already several big high-street names have fallen and experts predict more will fall in 2009 as the recession continues. In this special report we go through those firms that have already gone into administration. Updated: 05/01/09     As the recession begins to bite and customers stop spending more firms are falling into

The Last Farewell 2008 – Part One

A roll call of the creative talents who said their last goodbyes in 2008.   Peter Caffrey – actor. Best known for his role in popular BBC drama, Ballykissangel. Other credits include Father Ted, Casualty, The Bill and Peak Practice.   Natasha Collins – Children’s Television Presenter. Natasha worked on various Children’s BBC programmes throughout the 1990s, including See It, Saw It where she met future fiancée Mark Speight, a

Special Reports Back in 2009

  As 2009 fast approaches we take a look at those new shows from 2008 that were lucky enough to be given a second season and will be back on our screens in 2009. There aren’t that many of them and sadly ITV seemingly only has two and unsurprisingly Britannia High isn’t one of them.     BBC:   Mistresses – The first season, consisting of six parts, aired earlier

Zavvi goes into administration

High-street entertainment retailer Zavvi has gone into administration due to the worsening economic climate and stock problems caused by Woolworths, and its disruption arm Entertainment UK, going into administration. The impact of Woolworths and its disruption arm, Entertainment UK, going into administration is now evident to see as it’s resulted in another company also falling into administration. High-street retailer Zavvi, which sells DVDs, CDs and computer games has struggled with

Zavvi goes into administration

  High-street entertainment retailer Zavvi has gone into administration due to the worsening economic climate and stock problems caused by Woolworths, and its disruption arm Entertainment UK, going into administration.   The impact of Woolworths and its disruption arm, Entertainment UK, going into administration is now evident to see as it’s resulted in another company also falling into administration. High-street retailer Zavvi, which sells DVDs, CDs and computer games has