Posts From Shaun Linden

Sky WON’T show Gaza Appeal

The Sky News Channel will join the BBC in refusing to show the Gaza Charity Appeal as political pressure amounts on the BBC to change their minds. Sky has announced that its News Channel will not air the Gaza appeal video, due to concerns over impartiality. Sky joins the BBC in refusing to broadcast the video but ITV, Four and Five have all announced they will broadcast the video. Initially

EastEnders News In Brief

A round up of smaller stories about the residents of Albert Square. Geoffrey Hutchings is soon to appear in a number of episodes of EastEnders to play Jane and Christian’s father, Roger. He is probably best known for his roles in ITV sitcom Benidorm in which he played Madge’s boyfriend Mel and prison drama Bad Girls where he played Sylvia ‘Bodybag’ Hollamby’s husband Bobby. He turns up in Walford in

Planned relaunch for The Bill

ITV’s long running cop drama The Bill is to be relaunched later this year. The relaunch includes a change to the number of weekly episodes and a new post watershed time slot. Read on for more… The long running police procedural saga currently airs twice weekly at 8.00pm every Wednesday and Thursday with the Wednesday episode occasionally being dropped in favour of other programming. However, later this year, one of

New Emmerdale producer revealed

ITV today announced it had appointed Gavin Blyth as the new Series Producer on Emmerdale. The appointment was made by new Executive Producer Steve Frost following the announcement last week that the former bosses were departing the show. Gavin is no stranger to the Yorkshire based series having first worked as a senior TV publicist with Emmerdale, moving onto the show as a Storyline Writer in 2002. Working with producers

Thomson to return to Corrie

Actor John Thomson is to return to Coronation Street for a longer stint following a brief appearance in the ITV soap late last year. It’s been confirmed that John Thomson will return to Coronation Street later this year for a longer stint following the actor’s brief appearance, as Jesse, late last year. The character is set to rekindle his romance with Eileen Grimshaw [Sue Cleaver] and will also become friendly

Emmerdale Farm For Sale (First Reported In October 2008)

As reported back in October of 2008 on the Alan Turnbull Emmerdale Fan Site, the old farm is for sale. The Daily Mail and such have taken three months to realise this and its suddenly become a ‘big’ story again. Rather than re-do the story, here is a link to our original article from October…

Sky to continue Five News

It’s been confirmed that Sky will continue to produce news programmes for terrestrial broadcaster Five. It’s been confirmed that Sky will continue to provide the news for Channel Five but cost-cutting measures is expected to leave to redundancies. Sky will continue to provide news for Five until 2012 but will likely cut staff numbers in order to reduce costs. Sky replaced ITN as the supplier for news on Channel Four

Britain’s Got Talent axes Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook has been axed as a fourth judge on the hit ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent just days after joining the series. Last week it was announced that Kelly Brook would join the judge’s panel on the hit ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent as a fourth judge but just a week later it’s been announced that the model and actress has now been dropped from the show.

ATV Reports: The television axe swings in 2009

After our features looking at television in 2008 we take a look forward to 2009, in this issue of ATV Reports with editor Shaun Linden, and show’s that are in danger of being axed, due to low ratings, and we’ll also take a look at shows that have already been confirmed as ending this year.