Broadcasting

Carlyle signs for new Stargate

  Scottish television and film actor Robert Carlyle has signed up for a leading role in the new Stargate spin-off, Universe. Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has been signed up for a lead role in the new upcoming new Stargate spin-off, Stargate Universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the trade paper Carlyle will play Doctor David Rush in the new project. Stargate Universe is the second spin-off series from

Kathy Staff dies at 80

Crossroads and Last Of The Summer Wine actress Kathy Staff has passed away at the age of 80 following a short illness. Actress Kathy Staff has passed away at the age of 80 following a short illness. The actress is probably best known for her role of Doris Luke in Crossroads and Nora Batty in the BBC sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine. Staff first appeared as a guest at

No refunds for Strictly voters

  The BBC has confirmed that viewers for who voted in Strictly Come Dancing’s semi-final will not be given a refund after no contestants were evicted from the dancing competition due to a three-way tie, instead the votes are likely to be added next week’s votes instead.     The Strictly Come Dancing semi-final last night saw none of the three dancing pairs voted off the competition due to a

Alexandra Burke wins X Factor 2008

  Alexandra Burke has won ITV’s titan singing contest The X-Factor beating off tough competition from boyband JLS and Irish singer Eoghan Quigg.   Alexandra Burke won The X-Factor last night after pulling in the most votes from viewers. The singer, from London, beat off tough competition from boyband JLS and singer Eoghan Quigg. According to the show’s host, Dermot O’Leary, over eight million votes were cast last night in

Barrett-Roddenberry in new Star Trek Movie

  Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, will have a role in the forthcoming new Star Trek movie according to Variety.   Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will once again voice the computer of the Starship Enterprise in the forthcoming new Star Trek movie, by J.J Abrams. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who passed away in 1991. Barrett-Roddenberry was the voice of the

Trinny and Susannah to meet their match

  ITV’s style guru’s Trinny and Susannah are to return to the commercial broadcaster next year with a brand new series following disappointing ratings for their other ITV vehicle, Trinny and Susannah Undress…     The two stylists were originally presenters of BBC’s What Not To Wear before being poached by ITV however, the two seasons of Undress didn’t impress in the ratings and so the pair are now returning

Who tops iPlayer

  The fourth season of BBC One’s revived Doctor Who was the most popular programme on iPlayer, the BBC’s playback service.   The fourth season of Doctor Who was the most watched programme on BBC’s iPlayer over the past year. It wasn’t just online that Doctor Who proved to be a hit for the BBC with ratings for the series also proving to be big. The Christmas Special, Voyage of

Gossip Girl spin-off details revealed

  Details for a proposed spin-off from teen drama series Gossip Girl have been revealed.     According to Star magazine the proposed spin-off from US teen-drama series Gossip Girl will feature on teenage romance between Lilly Van Der Woodson [Kelly Rutherford] and Rufus Humphries [Matthew Settle]. The spin-off will chart the teenage romance between the two and how it fell apart due to Lilly’s interfering mother, as revealed during

Merlin [Week 51]

  Find out what happens in the season finale of BBC One’s fantasy drama series, Merlin.   Episode Thirteen: BBC One, Saturday 13th December. 7.10pm. Whilst out on a hunting trip, Arthur and his men encounter a huge and terrifying monster that has the body of a lion and the head of a serpent, with a huge pair of dripping fangs.   Gaius explains that what they encountered was a