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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

Weekend Report: Brookside, GMTV and BBC Drama

  The Weekend Report returns for a new season of reports and reviews on the bigger, and even lesser, stories of the past week. This week we cover the departure the sale of Brookside Close, the departure of Fiona Phillips from GMTV and BBC Drama.     Brookside Close: Sold   Twenty six years after Brookside burst onto our screens, on the newly founded Channel Four, the most famous cul-de-sac

Gossip Boi: Festive Shunning

The last in the second series of Gossip Boi was a Christmas Special. Here ATV Today looks back at the article first published on December 18th 2008. Gossip Boi ran for three seasons on ATV Today from 2007 to 2009. We’ve left several online for posterity.

Special Report: Merlin ratings review

  As Merlin has now drawn to a close and a second season commissioned we take a look back at the ratings for the series to see just how it fared.   BBC’s new Saturday night drama series Merlin has drawn to a close after 13 episodes but a second season is on its way. The drama performed well for BBC One despite an ever-changing time-slot and being up against

Flashback: Sapphire and Steel

  Its thirty years since ATV’s spooky Sci Fi series Sapphire and Steel made its debut and the show is just as popular now as it was back in 1978 thanks to its spooky plots, tense episode, brilliant acting and excellent scripts. Flashback takes a look at the fondly remembered ATV series.   “All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be

Eye Spy 23 – Goodbye For Now

  We’ll it’s time to say goodbye to Eye Spy but only for a short while as we’ve reached the final regular issue of this year. Eye Spy will return with a new run of issues early in the New Year but before then, for the final time in 2008, here’s this week’s issue of Eye Spy. Just because Eye Spy is going away, for a while, don’t stop sending

Flashback: Battlestar Galactica

  Thirty years ago a new Science Fiction series blasted onto television in the wake of Star Wars. The new series depicted the fall of humanity and its flight across the galaxy, pursued by the robotic cylons, as they search for a mythical planet, Earth.   “There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the