Broadcasting

Stephanie Parker dies

A young actress who starred in the BBC drama Belonging has been found dead it has emerged. Stephanie Parker, 22, who played Stacey Weaver for six years in the long-running TV programme was found dead on open ground near Pontypridd on Saturday morning. It is believed that the actress hung herself. Agent Mark Jermin paid tribute to the actress and said “Our thoughts are with the family and it is

Kazinsky For Robin Hood?

Reports in the Daily Star Sunday suggest that former EastEnders star Robert Kazinsky is being lined up to replace Jonas Armstrong in Robin Hood. Armstrong who plays the leader of the Merry Men in the Cult series announced that he would be leaving the show in August 2008 and his final series is currently airing on BBC One. Kazinsky, meanwhile, made his final appearance as EastEnders resident heart-throb and tough

Cult Children’s Dramas Come To DVD

Back in the 1970s ATV Network made some memorable children’s dramas and two ‘cult’ serials are being released for the first time on DVD. Escape Into The Night was a milestone in children’s television drama at the time of production. The series was adapted by Ruth Boswell (Timeslip, The Tomorrow People) from Catherine Storr’s novel Marianne Dreams the combination of Boswell’s taught scripts, Richard Bramall’s clever direction and Alan Coleman’s

Bi Weekly Extra: The Cider Ad you won’t see in the UK

Bi Weekly Extra shows you the Cider Ad you won’t see in the UK because it falls foul of advertising laws. Which is a pity really as it’s full of topless and sexy men.     It’s a real shame that this advert for a Danish Cider can’t be shown in the UK as it would make a nice change from all the insurance, compensation and loan adverts that bombard

Totally Saturday For Graham Norton

Graham Norton is to host a brand new live entertainment show for BBC One on Saturday nights where your belongings become the stars of the show. Totally Saturday turns the tables on members of the audience as it gets hold of their possessions and puts them centre stage – no-one is safe, once you are in that audience your life could be laid bare in front of millions. Imagine realising

Lottery Shows to come from Nations

The Lottery Shows will no longer be produced in London and will instead shift to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Contains the BBC Press Release. Mark Linsey, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, has announced that production of the BBC National Lottery show formats will shift to Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of the BBC’s Network Supply strategy. The BBC has four National Lottery show formats which run for eight weeks

More Life stories for Piers

ITV has announced that it’s commissioned a second season of Piers Morgan’s chat-show, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. ITV has announced that Piers Morgan will return to ITV1 for another round of his Life Stories chat-shows. The first season, which aired earlier in the year, attracting average audiences of around five million and saw celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, Katie Price and Ulrika Jonsson being interview by the former Mirror editor.

ITV Announce New Drama, Identity

ITV have announced that Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes will lead the cast for their brand new drama, Identity. Identity, a new six part ITV drama series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, follows an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime. Ed Whitmore’s newly created Identity is here to tackle the darker side of reinvention: murderers who literally take other people’s lives, criminals who create

New Who Producers Announced

BBC Wales has announced three key appointments to its flagship production Doctor Who as the new series starring the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, prepares for shooting. Tracie Simpson (producer of Doctor Who: Planet Of The Dead) and Peter Bennett (producer of the forthcoming Torchwood series) have been appointed as producers on the multi-award winning BBC One show. Beth Willis, producer of the hugely popular and award-winning BBC drama series Ashes

Peter Rogers passes away

Legendary Carry On producer Peter Rogers has passed away at the age of 95. Peter Rogers, producer of the Carry On series of films, has passed away at the age of 95. Rogers was one half of the creative duo that brought the Carry On franchise to screens with his partnership with director Gerald Thomas spanning 31 films between 1958 and 1992. A new entry in the franchise has been