Posts From Doug Lambert

More Summer Wine

Last Of The Summer Wine, the world’s longest-running sitcom, has been re-commissioned for a further six half-hours by Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, and Lucy Lumsden, former Controller, Comedy Commissioning. Filming will take place this summer, in and around the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, for transmission in 2010. The series, described by the BBC as a “whimsical comedy about people in the autumn of their years” has aired on the

More Lewis

ITV’s Drama has confirmed that the cost-cutting network is to make another series of Inspector Morse spin-off Lewis starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox. Four new episodes will go into production in July featuring Inspector Robbie Lewis and his partner DS Hathaway investigating murder mysteries against the glorious backdrop of Oxford. The new commission of this quality drama comes hot on the heels of series three which was broadcast this

The Street Returns To BBC One

The Street, Jimmy McGovern‘s powerful, multi-award-winning drama, returns to BBC One for an eagerly anticipated third series. The Street, Jimmy McGovern‘s powerful, multi-award-winning drama, returns to BBC One for an eagerly anticipated third series. The show, which won British TV’s top industry awards for two consecutive years, picking up both the 2007 and 2008 BAFTA and Royal Television Society Awards for best drama series, as well as international Emmys, comes

BBC Two Finds Miranda

The BBC have announced they’re launching a brand new sitcom which will launch on BBC Two this Autumn. Miranda is based on the semi-autobiographical writing of comedy actress Miranda Hart. The show started its life as a TV pilot and then moved onto becoming the critically acclaimed, Sony Award nominated radio series, Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop, on BBC Radio 2. Miranda comments: “Since I can remember I have wanted to

Not Bonny for Langsford at This Morning

Reports suggest that viewer favourite Ruth Langsford won’t be taking over from Fern Britton as the main female host of This Morning when she leaves at the end of the current series. Langsford currently co-hosts the lifestyle magazine programme on Fridays with fiance Eamonn Holmes. But it seems that ITV London bosses have decided against giving her the Monday to Thursday role alongside Phillip Schofield. The 49-year-old has been with

Celebrities turn Anonymous for ITV

ITV is to launch a new prank series in which celebrities take time out from fame to play tricks on their fans and famous friends by donning cunning disguises in a one-off special hosted by former CITV presenter Stephen Mulhern. Titled Anonymous, the show features three celebrities who will take part in the wind-ups, and as well as performing an elaborate prank on one of their celebrity friends, the stars

A History Of Hatch

Bill Kenwright is to present three BBC Radio 2 documentary programmes celebrating the life and music of Tony Hatch, the former head chorister who went on to become one of Britain’s leading composers, songwriters, arrangers and producers. Downtown, I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love and the theme tunes to Neighbours and Crossroads are just a few of Hatch’s songs and compositions, and he was hugely instrumental in the careers of