Originally published on ATV Today on Thursday 25th October 2007, we marked the forty years of ITN’s News at Ten.
Television Centre to be sold off, 2,500 jobs to go, more repeats, less original programming and budgets for vital programming cut. Is this really the future for the BBC that we want? It was a very dark day indeed when Greg Dyke left the BBC in the wake of the Whitewash, sorry Hutton, report. The BBC was weakened by Dyke’s departure – the staff protested en mass – and the
There will be a new addition to the cast of ‘Holby Blue’ for the forthcoming second series… Oliver Milburn who has starred in shows such as ‘The Forsythe Saga’ and ‘Born and Bred’ has joined the cast to play DCI Scott Vaughan. The show’s Executive producer, Karen Wilson said: “Scott certainly creates a stir and is sure to perpetuate some intriguing goings-on at the station! However, he has big shoes
ATV Today’s Doug Lambert reviews the latest television offerings.
Stateside EastEnders fans have something to be cheerful about after saving the show from being axed.
Dawn French is to appear in BBC Three comedy Little Britain.
Jeremy Clarkson calls him a midget, but to millions of Top Gear viewers Richard Hammond is the fearless co-presenter who dares to take on challenges that many wouldn’t dare do.
The off-the-wall comedy series, The Smoking Room, won’t be back for another season. The show was centred on a group of smokers and the conversations between them.
ITV has axed yet another drama series in a desperate bid to.. do what.. we’re not sure. Maybe leave them with nothing but the X-Factor, Ant & Dec and ‘celebrity’ shows.
Answer: Not very!