Broadcasting

Comeback for Birds of a Feather?

A report in tabloid newspaper The Mirror claims 90’s BBC comedy series Birds of a Feather could be revived by the corporation. The Mirror claims that the BBC is hoping to revive its classic 90’s comedy Birds of a Feather. An article in the tabloid newspaper claims that original stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph have all been asked to reprise their roles by producers. “People remember Birds

TV Weekly: ITV Special

Insiders at ITV Yorkshire inform ATV News that ITVplc will announce the future – or lack of it – of Yorkshire’s Leeds based studios tomorrow. In this TV Weekly special we take a look back at the recent ITV news from suggested mergers with Channel 4 and Five to other none ITVplc regions taking a stand against the ITV1 nationalised network. ITV Suggests Merger with Channel 4 and Five Reports

Carry on actress passes away

Actress Dilys Laye, who starred in several of the Carry On films, has passed away at the age of 74 following a battle with the cancer. As well as starring in several Carry On films the actress also appeared in many television shows, such as EastEnders and Coronation Street, and also starred in many theatre shows including Broadway shows. Actress Dilys Laye has passed away at the age of 74

ABC Cancel Life on Mars

The American version of Life on Mars has been cancelled by ABC but the network will allow production to continue on the series so it can complete its full run. ABC has cancelled its remake of Life on Mars due to dwindling ratings but the Network, in an unusual move, will allow production on the series to continue so it can complete its run. This will allow producers to wrap

Five Days and Criminal Justice will return to BBC

The BBC is planning second seasons of Criminal Justice and Five Days but with a new cast, new storylines and story settings. The BBC is planning second seasons of their critically acclaimed drama’s Five Days and Criminal Justice however, the returning shows will feature new casts, storylines and stories. One thing which is likely to remain the same however, is the format of both shows – including stripping them across

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