Posts From Doug Lambert

Endemol buys Australian Southern Star

The Dutch company behind Big Brother, Endemol, has bought Australian company Southern Star which owns the international distribution rights to Home And Away, Blue Hellers and Wire in the Blood. Endemol, the Dutch company behind Big Brother, has bought the Australian company Southern Star, the company owns international distribution rights for Australian shows drama’s such as Water Rats, Blue Hellers and long running soap Home and Away. The company also

Rumpole writer dies

Sir John Mortimer, writer and creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, has passed away at the age of 85. Sir John Mortimer has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness, he is probably best known for creating and writing the long-running court-drama series Rumpole of the Bailey. Mortimer drew from his experience as a barrister, in the 1940s, when creating the drama series. Rumpole of the

Daytime quiz show for Newsnight anchor

Renowned presenter and one of the faces of the beeb’s Newsnight, Kirsty Wark is to present A Question Of Genius, a new quiz show which tests general knowledge, judgement and strategy in outwitting the competition. The Scottish-born personality will present over 25 45-minute editions of the show for BBC Daytime from BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay studios in her home town of Glasgow. Transmission is due for BBC Two, from Spring 2009. “I’m excited

Four New Characters For Soap

New characters are lined up for EastEnders and Hollyoaks in early 2009. As new year dawns in Hollyoaks, it’s time for some new faces as blonde bombshells Melissa Walton and Bronagh Waugh breeze into the village – characters Loretta and Cheryl – causing a few jaws to drop. Both characters were first seen in Hollyoaks Later , broadcast in November on E4, but will be joining the main show as

Cain Dingle returns to Emmerdale

Emmerdale residents are in for a huge shock later this spring when viewer  favourite and infamous villain Cain Dingle makes a dramatic return to the  village. Anita Turner, Series Producer, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Jeff back to  the show. This storyline presented the exciting opportunity in which to  reintroduce Cain. Debbie will be going through hell in the next few months and  it’s such a boost to have her

The 39 Steps Lead to Complaints

It formed part of the BBC’s festive hits, however the remake of classic tale ‘The 39 Steps’ has been met with a backlash of complaints from keen-eyed viewers. A highlight of the Christmas schedule the programme has been branded a disappointment due to the production team’s lackluster commitment to historic accuracy. While many may have enjoyed the piece as pure drama, many viewers felt let down by the sheer number

Next Who Companion: Our Candidates

Now that speculation over who’ll play the 11th Doctor is over the press have turned their attention towards the all important role of his new companion. Over the next weeks and months everyone under the sun will probably be linked to the role with Rachel Stevens, Kelly Brooke and Lilly Allen already featuring amongst tabloid speculation. So we’ve decided to draw up a list of possible candidates for the future

December Boost for BBC iPlayer

The BBC’s iPlayer service had its most successful month ever in December thanks to an impressive line-up of programmes on the BBC over the Christmas period. The BBC’s iPlayer service had its best month in December since it launched in 2007. The biggest month for the service was the result of an impressive line-up of programmes over the Christmas period across the BBC’s range of channels which resulted in BBC

In Profile: Matt Smith – The 11th Doctor

Taking over from David Tennant would be a hard act for any actor as the actor has made the role of the Tom Baker as the 4th DoctorDoctor, well the 10th Doctor, his own. Not since Tom Baker has an actor in the role developed such a loyal following from his fans or attracted so much press attention and praise. Tom Baker was in the role of the 4th Doctor