Posts From Doug Lambert

BBC Trust Respond to Cameron Comments

The BBC Trust has issued a press release following comments by Conservative leader David Cameron on the BBC Licence fee. The BBC Trust has released a press release regarding comments made by Tory leader, David Cameron, earlier today regarding the licence fee. During a press conference Cameron said the BBC licence fee should not rise this year and instead be freezed due to the recession. BBC Trust Press Release: Like

Another ratings low for Geordie Duo

The once golden boys of ITV may have lost their shine as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway sinks to a new ratings low on Saturday night. Could the Geordie Duo’s bubble have burst? They were once the golden boys of ITV who drew in big ratings for the broadcaster but now there shine seems have worn off for some viewers and Geordie Duo Ant and Dec saw another bad

Grade on Product Placement Ban

ITV Executive Chairman, Michael Grade has spoken out about Culture Secretary Andy Burnham‘s decision to continue to keep product placement banned on British Television. “Our audiences are savvier than the Government thinks. It is simply not in our interest to “contaminate” programmes with product placement which would irritate them and prompt them to switch over. We believe that considered product placement, in the context of the robust regulatory framework proposed

Product Placement Ban To Stay

In a move which the Government press release states is a was of “preserving standards” in British broadcasting, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham confirmed that the ban on product placement within UK programming would remain. Updated with ITV’s response to the ruling. In a move which the Government press release states is a was of “preserving standards” in British broadcasting, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham confirmed that the ban on product placement

ITV and BBC To ‘Share’ Studios?

Reports suggest that ITV may switch the remaining eight regional news services outside of London into the same studio complexes as the BBC. In yet another cost-cutting move by the ailing, one time popular broadcaster, ITV hope to save around eight-million pounds a year by ‘moving-in’ with the BBC. The Guardian reports that today, after many months of negotiations, ITV signed a memorandum with the BBC to share the corporation’s

Okonedo for Mandela drama

British actress Sophie Okonedo has been cast in a new one-off BBC drama about the life of Winnie Mandela. Contains the BBC Press Release. Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo is to star in a one-off fact-based drama, Mrs Mandela, which brings one of the most extraordinary, if controversial, figures in recent history to the screen for the first time. Premiering on BBC Four and airing on BBC Two in the same