Broadcasting

Filming wraps on Guiding Light

  Production finishes on the world’s longest running soap, Guiding Light, as the final scenes are filmed on the 72 year old soap. It’s the world’s longest running soap having clocked up an amazing 72 years on air but the final scenes of Guiding Light have now been filmed and production has wrapped on the American daytime soap. The soap has been cancelled by broadcasters CBS due to declining ratings

Georgia Moffett joins Casualty

Actress Georgia Moffett, best known for her roles in The Bill, Doctor Who and Spooks: Code 9, is joining the cast of BBC One’s medical drama Casualty. Georgia Moffett is joining the cast of Casualty when the long-running medical drama returns in September. The actress will play a junior doctor in the series and will be one of four new characters joining the cast. The actress is best known for

The Bill sheds audiences

  The newly revamped and re-launched The Bill has seemingly lost its appeal to audiences already with ratings dropping below the 4 million mark for last night’s episode. The newly revamped and re-launched The Bill has seemingly lost its appeal to audiences already with ratings dropping below the 4 million mark for last night’s episode. The Bill moved to a post watershed slot in July and dropped down to just

Waterloo Road gets 6th year

  BBC drama series Waterloo Road has been commissioned for a sixth year before the fifth season of the school-based programme has even aired. Filming on the sixth season of Waterloo Road will start as soon as production on its fifth season has completed. It’s been announced that Waterloo Road, the BBC school based-drama, will have a sixth season. The BBC has commissioned a further twenty part series of the

Grade slams STV

Outgoing ITV executive chairman Michael Grade has slammed Scottish broadcaster STV’s decision to stop showing several key ITV drama’s such as The Bill, Lewis and Kingdom. Michael Grade, the outgoing executive chairman of ITV, has criticised STV’s decision to opt out of certain ITV dramas. The Scottish broadcaster has stopped showing new episodes of shows such as The Bill, Kingdom and Lewis in what is reportedly a dispute over the

ITV sells Friends Reunited

Struggling broadcaster ITV has sold the social networking site Friends Reunited for £25 million but acquired the internet site four years ago at a cost of £120 million pounds. ITV has been trying to sell of the site for some time after it became obvious that buying it wasn’t as profitable as the company had hoped. The new owners of Friends Reunited are Brightsolid Limited, part of the DC Thomson

Mixed fortunes for CBS soaps

  As The World Turns facing cancellation while The Young and the Restless given two more years – but at a price. The future of CBS daytime soap As The World Turns is in doubt but fellow soap The Young And The Restless has just been re-commissioned by the broadcaster for a further two years. Declining ratings have been plaguing most daytime soaps for several years now and CBS announced

Gary Lucy to leave The Bill

  Actor Gary Lucy has quit ITV cop-drama The Bill after four years on the struggling series. Gary Lucy has decided to quit the ITV cop-drama series The Bill after four years in the drama. Gary Lucy plays TDC Will Fletcher on the drama which last week moved to a 9pm slot after a much-hyped revamp. The number of episodes per year of the series has been cut by ITV