Broadcasting

Actor James Bree passes away

Character actor James Bree has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness. The actor was probably known for his several appearances in the original series of Doctor Who and a recurring role in Secret Army. Actor James Bree has passed away at the age of 85 following a long illness, The Stage newspaper reports. The actor is well known to Doctor Who fans for his several

Lindsay Duncan to guest in Who

Rome actress Lindsay Duncan is to guest-star in the second of this year’s Doctor Who specials. It’s been announced that Lindsay Duncan will guest-star in the second of this year’s Doctor Who specials. The actress will play Adelaide the companion to the Doctor during the special episode. Adelaide is described as the “cleverest” and “most strong minded” companion yet. The title of the second special episode has yet to be

Edmonds to Quit Sky?

Presenter Noel Edmonds is threatening to quit his Sky One show, Noel’s HQ, because a repeat of the episode was edited. Noel Edmonds and Sky are locked in last-minute discussions, according to reports, after Edmonds threatened to quit presenting his Sky One show, Noel’s HQ. The presenter made the threats after discovering a repeat of last Saturday’s episode was edited for broadcast on the Sunday, reports claim. The live Saturday

More cuts expected at ITV

More cut-backs are expected at ITV as the broadcaster attempts to cut costs amid the worsening economic climate. More redundancies and programme cut-backs are likely to be the order of the day for the commercial broadcaster. The declining economic climate is hitting everyone hard but the decline in advertising revenue will hit commercial broadcasters the hardest and the longer the downturn continues the bigger the impact. ITV has already axed

Conchords Returns to BBC

Critically acclaimed comedy series Flight of the Conchords will return to BBC Four later in the Spring for its second season and the BBC acquires the UK rights from HBO. Contains BBC Press Release. The second season of Emmy-nominated comedy Flight Of The Conchords, which follows the lives of New Zealand’s premiere digi-folk parodists Jemaine and Bret as they try and break New York, has been acquired by BBC Four

Lost In Austen for the Big Screen

ITV drama Lost in Austen is apparently being remade as a movie. The drama series, which was a hit with critics despite suffering from a lack of viewer interest starred Jemima Rooper and Gemma Arterton in the lead roles. The new big screen version will be overseen by Oscar-winning producer Sam Mendes. While currently no cast have been lined up the original ITV writer Guy Andrews will be working on

Actresses Cast For Ab Fab Re-Make

Two American actresses have been cast for the US remake of the hit British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. Read on for more. Crossing Jordan star Kathryn Hahn and Third Rock From The Sun actress Kristen Johnson are to take on the lead roles in the stateside version of Absolutely Fabulous it has been confirmed. Hahn will play the role of Edina Monsoon portrayed in the UK version of the hit sitcom

More Hustle For BBC One

The Hustle crew will be back on BBC One next year with an exciting new series, it was announced today. The Hustle crew will be back on BBC One next year with an exciting new series, it was announced today. The hit drama, from Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures, has continued to delight over five-and-a-half million viewers throughout the current series which finishes on Thursday