Broadcasting

EastEnders Christmas Pictures

Tuesday 23rd December 7.30pm on BBC1Above: Jane’s fury boils over when Ian comes clean about a secret business deal with Masood.  Wednesday 24th December 8.00pm on BBC1Above: Sean and the Mitchells coo over the latest addition to the family and it’s smiles all round but for how long? Thursday 25th December 8.00pm on BBC1 Above: The Mitchells prepare to have their Christmas dinner while Suzy gives everyone a piece of her mind.

More Gavin and Stacey on its way

The writers of popular BBC Three comedy series Gavin and Stacey have confirmed to fans that the series will return for a third series. Ruth Jones and James Corden, writers of BBC Three’s Gavin and Stacey, have confirmed to fans of the series that it will return for a third series. A Christmas Special of the show is due to air on BBC One over the festive period. BBC One

More Survivors for BBC One

  BBC One has commissioned a second series of Survivors, Adrian Hodges reimaged series based on the Terry Nation created 1970s series. The reimaged Survivors has been given a second season by the BBC. The series, reimaged by Adrian Hodge, premiered well with over six million viewers and although ratings have dropped since the opening episode recent episodes have seen ratings rise once more. The penultimate episode of the series

New Sherlock for BBC

  BBC One has commissioned a new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. BBC One and Hartswood Films announce Sherlock, a contemporary remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade. The drama is co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The 1 x 60-minute episode,

Trek’s first lady passes away

  Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, often described as the First Lady of Star Trek, passed away on the 18th of December. The actress, who was married to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, was involved in Star Trek in all of its forms. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry has passed away at the age of 76, the actress died on December 18th. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry is often described as the First Lady of Star Trek having been

Passage To India remake axed by ITV

  ITV has decided to pull its plug on its proposed adaptation of A Passage to India, a novel by EM Foster due to financial reasons. Media Guardian reports that ITV have decided to pull the plug on its planned adaptation of the EM Foster novel, A Passage to India. The commercial broadcaster were planning a new version of the classic novel, following the film version in 1984. Preproduction work

BBC iPlayer for children launches

  This Christmas the BBC is to offer younger viewers their own version of BBC iPlayer that allows them to watch shows they love on-demand in a specially designed child-friendly service. Aimed at children aged 6 to 12, BBC iPlayer for CBBC – BAFTA Children’s Channel of the Year – gives children the chance to choose when they watch programmes such as Blue Peter, MI High, Sarah Jane Adventures, and