Broadcasting

August in EastEnders is a load of Cucumber

So far our Elstree sources haven’t been wrong. And now they tell us the BBC’s flagship serial has gone to the forefront of television drama with Darren’s foreskin. Contains mild spoilers.   The knob joke is to do with Darren – who wanting to please his Jewish girlfriend decides to undergo circumcision to remove his foreskin, like all good Jewish boys.   “After Darren receives a letter about his circumcision Max,

Another Afternoon Debate Show For ITV

Its been revealed that ITV are planning a series not dissimilar to popular lunchtime debate show, Loose Women. The show’s line up boasts the likes of Gloria Hunniford, Fiona Phillips and Carol Smilie.   The show – titled 3 @ Three – is to broadcast live from London’s Covent Garden and as its title suggests will air at 3pm.   The show is described as a lighter look at news

Prices Down, Fiona Up at GMTV

GMTV fans seem to be pretty vocal when it comes to their favourite morning show. News that Katie Price is to appear was met with distaste, while Fiona Phillips return to fill in for Lorraine Kelly was welcomed with open arms.     Facebook is the perfect place to gage opinions, its not over moderated like some forums so you get a chance to see the real view of what

BBC ‘Bread’ Actress Dies Aged 54

Gilly Coman famous for her role in popular 1980s Liverpool-based sitcom Bread has died aged 54 it has been reported. The actress who also worked on Channel 4 soap Brookside died from a suspected heart attack.   Coman came from a theatrical family, her parents owned a dance school. She later trained and graduated at the Elliot Clarke drama school having joined the establishment aged seven.    Her best remembered role

Further Classic ATV Series on DVD in August

Two dramas commissioned by ATV Network for ITV in the 1950s and 1970s are to be released on DVD in August 2010. Its back to 1959 for The Four Just Men and 1972 for The Protectors.     Two dramas commissioned by ATV Network for ITV in the 1950s and 1970s are to be released on DVD in August 2010. Its back to 1959 for The Four Just Men and

Salford Move For Cash-Strapped BBC

The BBC are crying poverty, apparently core departments can’t afford the basics so the BBC tell ATV, yet they can afford – they confirm today – a move of BBC Breakfast to Manchester.   “The move is part of the measures aimed at building a new relationship with audiences across the UK from the base in the north of England which opens next year. Teams from BBC Sport, Children’s BBC, Learning,

The Bill narrowly beats CSI: Miami

ITV’s soon-to-end cop drama The Bill only just beat American import CSI: Miami last night while BBC One’s new thriller series The Silence managed to increase its ratings from Monday evening’s opening instalment.   There was very little difference in the ratings between ITV1 and Five last night at 9pm as The Bill clashed with American import CSI: Miami. Five will doubtless take comfort in the strong performance of the

ITV announces cast of third Above Suspicion

  ITV has announced the cast of Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, the third story by Lynda La Plante to feature Kelly Reilly as police detective Anna Travis. Filming has started on the new Above Suspicion series and will also star Ciaran Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Amanda Lawrence, Celyn Jones, Julian Sands and Ray Fearon.   Six weeks of principal photography has begun on ITV’s three-part drama, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent. Adapted

JoAnne Good in line for The One Show?

A report claims that radio presenter and actress JoAnne Good is in the running to replace Christine Bleakley on The One Show.   A report claims that radio presenter and actress JoAnne Good is in the running to replace Christine Bleakley on The One Show. JoAnne currently presents a popular programme for BBC London [pictured left] and its thought the success of her radio show is prompting bosses to consider

BBC Two reveals Autumn Schedule

    BBC Two has revealed its Autumn schedule with highlights including a second season of Wonders of the Universe, fronted by Professor Brian Cox, and new historical documentaries; Ancient Worlds, Pompeii and Behind Closed Doors. Drama on BBC Two this autumn will include When Harvey Met Bob – a story set behind the scenes at Live Aid – and Christopher and His Kind; a drama starring Matt Smith about