Posts From Doug Lambert

New Knight Rider to come to the UK

The new series of Knight Rider will air on UK television even though the future of the revived show is bleak and many expect NBC to cancel the series. The revived Knight Rider will air in the UK as the Sci Fi Channel have acquired the rights to air the series. The channel has brought the rights to the pilot episode and the weekly series which followed. However, the future

Late Night Simpsons for Sky Two

The Simpsons will air in a late-night slot on digital channel Sky Two for two weeks to mark National Donut Week. Contains the Sky press release. For the very first time, the world’s favourite animated family The Simpsons will make a special channel premiere on Sky2 in a brand new late night slot. May 9th is national doughnut week and to celebrate this, The Simpsons fans will be able to

Scottish move for Robin Hood?

BBC One drama Robin Hood could move production base to Scotland, from Hungary, if the corporation decides to renew the series for a fourth year. The BBC is considering moving production of their Saturday evening drama series Robin Hood from Hungary to Scotland for a possible fourth year. The first three seasons of the series has so far been filmed in Hungary with BBC Wales as the arm of the

Sky1 Announces New Dancing Show

Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are teaming up to front a new Sky1 show called Ballroom High. The pair will host the new two-part series which focuses on young dance rookies. Over the course of four weeks, 12 teenagers will be trained from dancing novices to high standard performers. “I really enjoyed the process; they’ve been lovely to work with. We required three things from

McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow For BBC One

Michael McIntyre, the comedy sensation of 2009, arrives on BBC One this summer with a brand new Saturday night entertainment show featuring the very best in stand-up. From the team behind Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow will travel around Britain visiting six of the UK’s most pretigious and iconic venues unearthing a raft of comedy’s brightest new talent and finest comedians en route. In each episode Michael

Growing Up Season For BBC3

BBC Three explores what it is like to be young and growing up in Britain in 2009 in a new season of programmes. Read on for the full BBC press release. BBC Three explores what it is like to be young and growing up in Britain in 2009 in a new season of programmes. Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three, said: “This season aims to explore the boundaries between being

60 minute One Show starts well

The first hour-long edition of magazine show The One Show performed well for BBC One last night as the corporation trials the new extended format. The first 60 minute edition of BBC One’s magazine series The One Show performed well for the corporation last night despite going up against Coronation Street. The corporation is trailing the extended editions of The One Show on Wednesday evenings to see if the format

Aussie Ladette Series for ITV1

ITV1 has bought the UK rights to the Australian version of reality television series Ladette to Lady even though it cancelled the British version last year due to disappointing ratings. In something of a turn around ITV1 has acquired the rights to the Australian version of reality television series Ladette to Lady. The series takes a bunch of “ladette” women and attempts to turn them into society ladies through old

Grade to step down as Chief of ITV

Michael Grade will step down as the chief executive of ITV by the end of this year to become non-executive chairman of the struggling broadcaster. It’s been announced that Michael Grade will step down as his role of chief executive of ITV by the end of this year but will become non-executive chairman of the struggling broadcaster. Grade had been facing pressure to step down from his role for some

More Creek on its way?

Actor Alan Davies has let slip that there’s more Jonathan Creek in the works, according to The Sun. Barmy detective drama Jonathan Creek could return to BBC One for another one-off special, according to actor Alan Davies. The BBC revived the popular series for a special over the Christmas period and now it seemingly has plans for another special thanks to the rating success over the festive period. However, according