Broadcasting

New Countryfile ageist?

The BBC has been accused of ageism as plans to revamp the long running Sunday morning rural affairs show Countryfile has seen all of its middle-aged female presenters ‘Moria Stewart-ed’ from the show. MediaGuardian reports that Countryfile – which will be moving from its traditional Sunday morning slot to a new evening peak-time broadcast – has ditched all of its current female presenters and reportes. The only presenter to remain

More Lady Drama for the BBC

  Following the highly successful and critically acclaimed one-off film broadcast earlier this year, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency returns as a six-part series, based on Alexander McCall-Smith’s internationally best-selling novels. Filming has begun on location in Botswana for BBC One, HBO and The Weinstein Company.   The first-ever drama series filmed and set in Botswana, the six-part 60-minute series chronicles the poignant and amusing adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the

Springer for News Quiz Show

  Renowned US talk show host and veteran politician Jerry Springer is to guest host Have I Got News For You, the BBC’s top-rating topical comedy quiz show, for the very first time.   London-born Springer will join regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton on 12 December for the eighth programme in this series. Jerry Springer was born in East Finchley Tube Station in 1944 to Jewish refugee

Survivors [week 49]

  Find out what dangers await the Survivors in the next episode of the re-imaged BBC drama series, based on the novelisation of the 1970s series by Terry Nation.     Episode Three BBC One, Tuesday 2nd December. 9pm   Abby stumbles across a community that could hold the key to everyone’s future, as Adrian Hodges’s re-imagining of the classic Seventies BBC drama series, based on the novel by Terry

Apparitions [week 49]

  The dark series starring Martin Shaw as a priest continues on BBC One.       Episode Four BBC One, Thursday 4th December. 9pm.   Father Jacob is called to a woman’s health clinic where supernatural forces seem to be at work, as the drama continues. Sister Ruth is concerned about his involvement. Jacob passes a group of disabled rights protestors outside. One of these protestors later approaches Michael

USA Cult Previews Week 49

  Find out what happens in this week’s episodes of Heroes and Sanctuary.           Sanctuary [Week 49] Episode Eight: ITV4, Monday 1st December. 9pm   Will (Robin Dunne) gets a call from Joe Cavanaugh (Kavan Smith), a former colleague in the police force, who grudgingly concedes that his suspicious suicide case desperately needs Will’s rare expertise in the unusual. The case revolves around Edward (Michael Eisner),

Merlin [week 49]

  When Arthur kills a unicorn while out on a hunting trip, a curse descends on Camelot, as the magical family drama continues. Could this be the end for the mythic city?     Merlin: Episode Eleven BBC One, Saturday 29th November. 7.35 pm.      When Arthur kills a unicorn while out on a hunting trip, a curse descends on Camelot, as the magical family drama continues. Could this

The Sarah Jane Adventures [week 49]

  Find out what happens in the next episode of the popular CBBC series The Sarah Jane Adventures, a spin-off from Doctor Who starring Elisabeth Sladen.       The Temptation of Sarah Jane BBC One, Monday 1st December. 4.35 pm Part Two: Clyde and Rani, trapped in a devastated alternative world with the survivors of mankind, make a desperate bargain with The Graske, in the concluding part of this

More Little Britain USA on the way

  In an interview with the breakfast magazine show GMTV Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams confirm they’ll be doing another series of the American version of their hit sketch show.     In an interview with the breakfast magazine show GMTV Matt Lucas and David Walliams, stars of the BBC sketch show Little Britain, confirmed they’ll be doing a second series of the American version of the