Broadcasting

Replacing Fern: Our Contenders

With yesterday’s news that Fern Britton was stepping down from presenting ITV’s This Morning we take look a look at some possible contenders for joining Phillip Schofield on the daytime show. Yesterday it was announced that after a decade co-presenting This Morning Fern Britton was stepping down from July to concentrate on other projects and spend more time with her family. Tabloid speculation over who ITV will hire to replace

Historical Casualty to return

A new series of BBC One’s Edwardian medical drama is to air on BBC One later this year. The BBC has confirmed that it’s Edwardian based medical drama is to return later this year. The new six-part series, entitled Casualty 1909, will once again star Cherie Lunghi and Sarah Smart in their respective roles. The series follows the success of Casualty 1907 last year, a three-part drama commissioned after the

The X-Factor, Big Brother and others broke rules

The X-Factor, Big Brother and other shows broke rules regarding brand sponsorship. The X-Factor and Big Brother are amongst several shows that broke rules on sponsorship, Ofcom have revealed. The media regulator ruled that the sponsorship of several shows, across ITV, Channel Four, Five, Living and three UKTV Channels, broke the rules because they were judged to have featured promotional messages for the sponsor’s products with the credits of the

TV BAFTA Nominations Announced

The nominations for this year’s Bafta awards has been announced. The nominations for this year’s Bafta awards has been announced. Stephen Fry, Harry Hill, Jonathan Ross and presenting duo Ant and Dec are all competing for this year’s Best Entertainment Performance Prize. It’ll be interesting to see who wins this as Jonathan Ross was involved in the sachs-gate scandal, for which he was suspended for a number of weeks, while

New Host Announced For Hell’s Kitchen

Following the axe of Angus Deayton earlier in the year, ITV have announced a new presenter for their unspectacular culinary reality TV series Hell’s Kitchen. Read on to find out who it is in the full ITV Press Release… Claudia Winkleman will host her first prime time ITV1 series when she takes over the reins at Hell’s Kitchen. The presenter will host the nightly show live from the Hell’s Kitchen

Ray Quinn Wins Dancing On Ice

Ray Quinn has predictably been crowned the winner of the fourth series of ITV’s Strictly Come Dancing rip-off Dancing On Ice. Read on for the full ITV Press Release… Ray Quinn has been crowned the Dancing On Ice champion 2009 beating Donal Macintyre to the title. Ray Quinn said: “I am absolutely speechless I have been dreaming of this moment from the beginning, the fact we did it together from

Countdown Ratings Plunge

Ratings for Channel Four quiz-show Countdown have plunged below the one million mark. Long-running Channel Four quiz-show Countdown has seen its ratings plunge below the million mark this week. Ratings for the quiz-show have been declining since hosts Carol Voderman and Des O’Connor were replaced in January by new team Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley. Despite Channel Four initially reporting good ratings for the new team the reality was, as

TV File Extra!

As an extra special treat we’re giving you two helpings of TV File in one week. In this extra special file Fiona Phillips once again proves just how grateful she is for any exposure on television [yes we’re being sarcastic] while James Corden is savaged by the critics who have been circling round for some time like sharks waiting for the chance to bite. Phillips: Apprentice was Hideous Once again