Broadcasting

NBC in talks over Law & Order

NBC is on talks to re-commission Law & Order for a 21st and likely final season even though reports over night claimed the veteran crime/legal drama had been cancelled.     NBC is on talks to re-commission Law & Order for a 21st and likely final season even though reports over night claimed the veteran crime/legal drama had been cancelled. It was claimed over night that NBC had pulled the

BBC Two axes Bellamy’s People

BBC Two has decided to axe comedy Bellamy’s People after just one series due to low ratings.     BBC Two has decided to axe comedy Bellamy’s People after just one series due to low ratings. The series started life on Radio Four as Down the Line before crossing over to BBC Two and becoming Bellamy’s People. The series was something of a spoof travelogue which saw DJ Gary Bellamy

UTV Radio Division Ratings Rise

UTV – the Northern Ireland ITV service – has announced its radio division is celebrating the success of one of its stations reaching its highest ever ratings.   UTV – the Northern Ireland ITV service – has announced its radio division is celebrating the success of one of its stations reaching its highest ever ratings. An impressive 143,000 people are now listening to U105 every week, according to the latest

Stephen Fry working on new drama projects

Actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry has revealed that he’s working on two new drama projects for ITV and also a BBC Drama for the autumn that has yet to be announced.     Actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry has revealed that he’s working on two new drama projects for ITV and also a BBC Drama for the autumn that has yet to be announced. The actor revealed his

Filming starts on third and final series of Mistresses

The BBC has announced that filming has started on the third and final series of Mistresses, the drama series starring Sarah Parish, Orla Brady, Shelley Conn and Sharon Small. Actress Joanna Lumley, known for her roles in Sapphire & Steel, The New Avengers and Jam & Jerusalem, will join the cast of the BBC One drama.   Joanna Lumley has begun filming in Bristol on the third series of hit

General Hospital leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

ABC’s daytime medical soap General Hospital is leading the nominations for the Daytime Emmy awards closely followed by the CBS series The Young and the Restless.       ABC’s daytime medical soap General Hospital is leading the nominations for the Daytime Emmy awards closely followed by the CBS series The Young and the Restless. General Hospital has 18 nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy awards, the 37th annual Emmy

Coronation Street moves to HD

ITV soap Coronation Street, which marks its 50th anniversary later this year, is to broadcasting in HD from the end of the month.       The nation’s longest running drama serial enters a new era from Monday May 31st as Coronation Street begins broadcasting in stunning high definition on ITV1 HD.  ITV has made a multi-million pound investment in the latest technical facilities at ITV STUDIOS’ Manchester base, which

10 million watch unfolding drama at Downing Street on BBC One

Overnight ratings figures have revealed that the unfolding drama at Downing Street yesterday was watched by nearly 10 million viewers as BBC One cleared its schedules, dropping Holby City and EastEnders, to bring viewers continuing coverage as events unfolded.   Overnight ratings figures have revealed that the unfolding drama at Downing Street yesterday was watched by nearly 10 million viewers as BBC One cleared its schedules, dropping Holby City and

Sir Derek Jacobi to join cast of The Borgias

British actor Sir Derek Jacobi is to join the cast of new Showtime historical drama The Borgias.     British actor Sir Derek Jacobi is to join the cast of new Showtime historical drama The Borgias. The drama, a successor to the broadcasters The Tudors, is currently being filmed in Ireland and concentrates on the notorious Italian Renaissance family. Jacobi will appear in the first few episodes of The Borgias