Broadcasting

O’Grady Going Nowhere

It seems just like last year, and the year before that, speculation that Paul O’Grady would be quitting his chat show has been made up by some bored newspaper journalist. Speaking to the studio audience of The Paul O’Grady Show on Tuesday he confirmed that he had no plans to quit Channel 4 or the programme in the near future. Rumors he would leave were circulated in the press last

Morgan’s Life Stories See’s Strong Launch

The first episode of ITV’s new chat-show, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, started off well last night but was beaten in the ratings by BBC News. ITV’s latest attempt at finding a successful chat-show got off to a good start last night with 4.5 million viewers watching Piers Morgan interview former X-Factor judge Sharon Osbourne – who herself had an chat-show on ITV which was something of a flop. While the

Apparitions Axed

A tabloid story claims that dark BBC series Apparitions, which starred Martin Shaw, has been axed. Updated: 23/02.09: BBC confirm the series has been axed. The Mirror claims that dark supernatural series Apparitions has been axed by the BBC due to disappointing ratings. The dark and creepy series starred Martin Shaw as Father Jacob who regularly performed exorcisms as he battled with the devil – the series featured several graphic

Hell’s Kitchen axe for Deayton

Television presenter Angus Deayton has reportedly been axed from ITV series Hell’s Kitchen following arguments with Chef Marco Pierre White. According to The Daily Mail presenter Angus Deayton has been axed from ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen following a series of arguments with Chef Marco Pierre White. Deayton has hosted the series since its launch on ITV in 2004 and the Chef during the first series was Gordon Ramsay. However, Ramsay left

Murphy joins Sky One

Stuart Murphy, former controller of BBC Three, has been appointed as Richard Woolfe’s successor as director of programming at Sky One. MediaGuardian are reporting that Stuart Murphy has been appointed as director of programmes at Sky One. Murphy replaces outgoing director Richard Woolfe who is leaving Sky One to head up Channel Five. Murphy was an earlier contender for the role but ruled himself out as he was under contract

Actor James Bree passes away

Character actor James Bree has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness. The actor was probably known for his several appearances in the original series of Doctor Who and a recurring role in Secret Army. Actor James Bree has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness, The Stage newspaper reports. The actor is well known to Doctor Who fans for his several

Lindsay Duncan to guest in Who

Rome actress Lindsay Duncan is to guest-star in the second of this year’s Doctor Who specials. It’s been announced that Lindsay Duncan will guest-star in the second of this year’s Doctor Who specials. The actress will play Adelaide the companion to the Doctor during the special episode. Adelaide is described as the “cleverest” and “most strong minded” companion yet. The title of the second special episode has yet to be