Broadcasting

The Silence for BBC One

The BBC announces the commissioning of a new four-part thriller, The Silence. The drama will star Gina McKee, Hugh Bonneville, Douglas Henshall and Dervla Kirwan. A deaf girl witnesses a murder in The Silence, a new four-part drama for BBC One. Eighteen-year-old Amelia Edwards (introducing Genevieve Barr) has recently been fitted with a cochlear implant, enabling her to hear, but she struggles to accept that she has a place in

BBC1 Orders Let’s Dance For Sport Relief

The BBC today announced the return of celebrity packed dance extravaganza Let’s Dance For Sport Relief.   Hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones, the popular primetime entertainment show, will return to BBC One, with a host of stars eager to step in to their sparkly pumps in aid of Sport Relief.   The four x 60 minute series will see famous faces from comedy, sport and television dance their

Enders actress describes Windsor exit as “real blow”

EastEnders actress Rita Simons has said that she will miss co-star Barbara Windsor when she leaves the show next year.   The 32-year-old actress [pictured left], who plays Windsor’s character Peggy’s niece Roxy Mitchell in the London-based soap, described her forthcoming exit from the show as a “real blow.”   Speaking to Inside Soap she said “I’m not over Larry Lamb leaving, so it was a real blow. For me,

Archie Norman for Top ITV Job?

Reports suggest that former ASDA supermarket boss and MP Archie Norman is the front-runner to take over from Michael Grade as chairman of ITVplc; the company which owns the majority of the regional ITV Network franchises on channel 3.

Filming begins on Murder on the Orient Express

Filming has begun on ITV’s latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Poirot range of novels with arguably the most famous entry, Murder on the Orient Express, finally being adapted for television. Joining David Suchet will be an all star cast lead by Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, David Morrissey and Samuel West amongst others. The principal photography has begun for the eagerly anticipated television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the

STV launches new claim against ITV

The continuing battle between STV and ITV has taken another twist with the Scottish broadcaster launching a new legal claim against ITV.   STV Group plc announces that its wholly owned subsidiaries STV Central Limited and STV North Limited have issued legal proceedings against ITV Network Limited and ITV Broadcasting Limited relating to the exploitation of new media rights.  Despite the new media rights being acquired and held for the benefit of all Channel 3 licensees, ITV Network and

Katie Price boosts I’m A Celeb Ratings

The entrance of Katie Price, aka Jordan, into the jungle for I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here! helped the ITV reality show top 10 million viewers.   Kate Price made her return to the jungle last night for the latest series of I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here! After weeks of press speculation that the glamour model would be a part of the new series last night it

Special Report: Collision Ratings

Now that all five episodes of ITV’s ‘stripped’ drama Collision have aired we take a look back at the ratings for the drama.   Now that all five episodes of ITV’s ‘stripped’ drama Collision has aired we take a look back at the ratings for the drama. The broadcaster had big hopes for the drama and it certainly had an all-star cast led by Douglas Henshall, Phil Davis and Paul