Broadcasting

TV Weekly Special: Countdown The New Era

Last week we looked back at the former Countdown presenters, Richard Whiteley, Carol Vorderman, Des Lynam and Des O’Connor. This week we turn to the new arrivals at the long running Channel 4 game show; Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley. Last week we looked back at the former Countdown presenters, Richard Whiteley, Carol Vorderman, Des Lynam and Des O’Connor. This week we turn to the new arrivals at the long

Rumpole writer dies

Sir John Mortimer, writer and creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, has passed away at the age of 85. Sir John Mortimer has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness, he is probably best known for creating and writing the long-running court-drama series Rumpole of the Bailey. Mortimer drew from his experience as a barrister, in the 1940s, when creating the drama series. Rumpole of the

USA Cult Previews Week Four

  Find out what happens in next week’s episodes of Dexter, 24 and the return of Battlestar Galactica to Sky One 24 [Week Four]  Episode Two: Sky One, Monday 19th January. 9pm.   Double-bill. In the first fix, taking place between the hours of 10 and 11am, Bauer has Almeida cornered and transports him to FBI headquarters. After a tense interrogation, the former CTU agent reveals that he has been

Preview: Battlestar Galactica

  The acclaimed Battlestar Galactica returns to Sky One for the second half of its fourth and final season. As the series counts down to its epic finale expect plenty of twists, turns and shocks as the show bows out in style. Find out a few hints about this week’s new episode here.   Battlestar Galactica: Sometimes A Great Notion: Sky One, Tuesday 20th January. 9pm   The acclaimed drama

Classic Who Dalek Operator Dies

John Scott Martin, one of the Dalek operators in the original series of Doctor Who, has passed away at the age of 82. The Stage newspaper is reporting that actor John Scott Martin passed away earlier this month at the age of 82. The paper reports that Scott Martin passed away on the 6th of January. His daughter, Catriona, has written a obituary piece for The Stage newspaper outlining her

Daytime quiz show for Newsnight anchor

Renowned presenter and one of the faces of the beeb’s Newsnight, Kirsty Wark is to present A Question Of Genius, a new quiz show which tests general knowledge, judgement and strategy in outwitting the competition. The Scottish-born personality will present over 25 45-minute editions of the show for BBC Daytime from BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay studios in her home town of Glasgow. Transmission is due for BBC Two, from Spring 2009. “I’m excited

BBC to remake classic sitcom

Martin Clunes and Fay Ripley will be amongst the cast of BBC One’s planned remake of the classic sitcom series The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin which originally ran in the late 1970s and starred Leonard Rossiter. BBC One announces today that it will revive the classic British sitcom The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin. Martin Clunes will take on the title role of Reggie Perrin and lead

Danger Man Dies

ITV’s Danger Man, Patrick McGoohan has died aged 80. He starred in many BBC and ITV programmes of the 1950s and 60s and went onto produce now cult classic, The Prisoner. McGoohan was born in New York however his family returned to their native Ireland before he reached the age of one; seven years later they re-located again, this time across to Northern England. Originally destined to become a priest;