Broadcasting

Edward James Olmos to guest in CSI: New York

Edward James Olmos is to guest-star in a forthcoming episode of crime drama CSI: New York   TV Guide are reporting that actor Edward James Olmos is to guest-star in a seventh season episode of CSI: New York. The actor will play a gang leader in a episode to air in the Autumn. Olmos’ character will be released from prison and seek out Detective Mc Taylor (Gary Sinise) who helped

Charles Lawson to return to Coronation Street

  Actor Charles Lawson has revealed he is to return to Coronation Street later this year to reprise his role of Jim McDonald – his return to the cobbles of Weatherfield will be part of the soaps 50th anniversary episodes. Charles Lawson is to return to Coronation Street to reprise his role of Jim McDonald once more – the actor has revealed. The actor’s return to the ITV soap will

The BBC should become co-operatives suggests two Labour MPs

Tessa Jowell, former culture secretary, and Labour leader candidates David Miliband have both suggested that the BBC should be transferred into a co-operative alongside similar lines to the John Lewis Partnership.   Tessa Jowell, the former culture secretary, and David Miliband have both suggested that the BBC be transformed into a co-operative. The two Labour MP’s made the case in an article for Progress, the centre-left pressure group. Miliband is

George Takei discussed gay Trek storyline with Gene Roddenberry

Star Trek actor George Takei has revealed that he discussed introducing a gay storyline into the 1960s series with its creator Gene Roddenberry.   Star Trek actor George Takei has revealed that he discussed introducing a gay storyline into the 1960s series with its creator Gene Roddenberry. The original series of Star Trek had covered some meaty subjects during its run such as war, espionage and inter-racial relationships with the

Maura West to join The Young and the Restless

  Actress Maura West is to join the cast of The Young and the Restless its been announced. West can currently be seen in fellow CBS soap As The World Turns which is due to end in September. Actress Maura West is to join the cast of The Young and the Restless its been announced. The actress will take on the role of Diane Jenkins in the CBS soap according

Popstar to Operastar to return?

ITV’s Popstar to Operastar could return for a second series despite disappointing ratings and reportedly being axed by the broadcaster.   ITV’s Popstar to Operastar could return for a second series despite disappointing ratings and reportedly being axed by the broadcaster. The series was fronted by Alan Titchmarsh and Myleene Klass with Katherine Jenkins and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen amongst the judging panel. However, Popstar to Operastar was not the success ITV

BBC Two’s Norman Season Launches with 3 million viewers

The launch of BBC Two’s new season on The Normans got off to an impressive start on Wednesday evening with over 3 million viewers. Elsewhere ITV2’s Dannii Minogue: Style Queen was seen by over half a million viewers.   BBC Two’s new season on The Normans, the victors of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, got off to an impressive start on Wednesday evening. The first part of documentary series The

Time Warner buys Shed Media

Time Warner is to buy a controlling interest in the British production company Shed Media who are behind shows such as Waterloo Road and Supernanny.   After much speculation over a takeover its been confirmed that Time Warner are to buy a controlling stake in Shed Media. Time was previously associated with a takeover bid for Channel Five but it was Richard Desmond, owner of The Daily Express, who eventually

BBC announce three new ambitious dramas

  The BBC has announced the commissioning of three new dramas as the corporation aims to produce more varied and ambitious productions. Taken tells the story of human trafficking in the UK and is penned by Five Daughters writer Stephen Butchard while Exile is by Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst. South Riding is a three-part adapation of Winifred Holtby’s work and is by Andrew Davies and tells the story of a

Actors attack Tory plans to scrap UK Film Council

Leading actors, such as Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy, have attacked Tory plans to scrap the UK Film Council as part of budget cuts across the government.   Leading actors, such as Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy, have attacked Tory plans to scrap the UK Film Council as part of budget cuts across the government. The Con-Dem coalition government announced in July that it was scrapping the council – which