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

No More Smoking on the BBC

The off-the-wall comedy series, The Smoking Room, won’t be back for another season. The show was centred on a group of smokers and the conversations between them.