Off Location

Property Rights: Ofcom have cleared Channel 4 property series, Location, Location, Location of political bias after presenters Phil Spencer and ex-Tory party advisor Kirstie Allsopp launched a campaign to get stamp duty reformed. In an episode broadcast in June the pair suggested that stamp duty was a contributing factor to the slowdown in the property market and that it should be changed to ease the current financial problems. Ofcom received

Den The Dragon

    Money Matters: Dragons’ Den judge and star of ITV’s Tycoon – the flop rip-off of the BBC‘s Apprentice – Peter Jones – says he gets rather annoyed by begging letters from spongers who want cash without working for it. He commented on Teletext: “To really annoy me, ask me for money so you can buy the house of your dreams and a car like mine.” Well, that’s what

Carphones For Factor

X Facts: If you care – we know we don’t – The Carphone Warehouse is sponsoring the upcoming series of The X-Factor.   Spooky: The Digital Spy forum members are far from ‘happy’ with Spooks Code 9 – although their standards are debatable. Most of them think Tiffany Mitchell was an all-time ‘classic’ soap character – so we can safely ignore their opinions. New ITV (again): Eight months after the

Faking It

BBC fined £400,000 over fake phone-ins Media regulator Ofcom has issued a £400,000 fine on the BBC for breaching competition rules on viewer phone-ins. The amount is the biggest ever penalty the watchdog has ever imposed on the on the Beeb. A number of programmes faked winners and mislead entrants to BBC competitions. Shows effected range from the Russell Brand radio show to Scotland‘s Children In Need telethon. The BBC

That L Thing

    New CSI: Miami Characters: A new character, a medical examiner, will appear in the popular forensic detective series CSI: Miami. Megalyn Echikunwoke, best known for her role of Isabelle Taylor in the Sci Fi series The 4400, will join the cast of CSI: Miami on a recurring basis. Echikunwoke, will play a medical examiner who makes a good impression on Lt. Horatio Cane [David Caruso] which will lead

Nipped and Tucked

    Nip/Tuck to close: Cosmetic surgery drama series Nip/Tuck will get one final season before drawing to a close. American channel FX has confirmed its ordered 19 more episodes of Nip/Tuck that will make up the final season of the drama. At the moment a 22 episode season is currently airing in America but the additionally 19 episodes, which are the next season, will take the total number of

A Diary Of Breaches

    Ofcom V ITV Ofcom has yet again been ticking off troubled broadcaster ITV for breaching broadcasting rules over unfair treatment and infringement of privacy as seemingly screened in the ITV2 ITV2 series Katie and Peter: The Baby Diaries. The documentary followed ex-model Katie Price and her hubby Peter Andre for a period of time around the birth of their 2nd child. The show got into hot water with

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