Give Us A Break

“Fern is having some time off and we are hoping to see her back at work very soon.” Welcome to another TV Weekly, a mini version of our ‘Friday Soap File’ – only for TV news. This week we were told Fern Britton was to have time off This Morning, only to return the next day, MTV are hiring the son of a famous dead footballer and we won’t be

Russell T Davies ‘Replacement’ Announced

Current Who writer Steven Moffat is to replace Doctor Who exec Russell T Davis the BBC confirmed today. Moffat, who is credited by some fans as writing some of the best Who episodes in the re-vamped series, will take over in 2010, after Davies rounds up his run in charge with a number of special episodes in 2009. Davies has over seen the revived series since its return to BBC

Waking The Dead And Silent Witness Return

Popular crime drama’s Waking The Dead and Silent Witness will return for a new run next year on BBC1, it’s been confirmed today. Waking The Dead stars Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson and Felicity De Ju and will finish its current run – it’s seventh season – next week. Filming will begin on the eighth season, believed to be made up of five two-part stories, later in

60s drama re-commissioned

Sunday night favorite, The Royal, has been given a further episode order by ITV. The medical drama, set in the 1960s, has had 12 more episodes commissioned by ITV. Two of these episodes will see filming shift to Ireland. The Royal has become a firm favourite with Sunday night audiences since its launch several years ago, along with parent show Heartbeat, it dominates Sunday night ratings. The same can hardly

Cuts at the BBC: A Rant

Television Centre to be sold off, 2,500 jobs to go, more repeats, less original programming and budgets for vital programming cut. Is this really the future for the BBC that we want? It was a very dark day indeed when Greg Dyke left the BBC in the wake of the Whitewash, sorry Hutton, report. The BBC was weakened by Dyke’s departure – the staff protested en mass – and the

New addition to Holby Blue

There will be a new addition to the cast of ‘Holby Blue’ for the forthcoming second series… Oliver Milburn who has starred in shows such as ‘The Forsythe Saga’ and ‘Born and Bred’ has joined the cast to play DCI Scott Vaughan. The show’s Executive producer, Karen Wilson said: “Scott certainly creates a stir and is sure to perpetuate some intriguing goings-on at the station! However, he has big shoes