Broadcasting

Angus Deayton will host British Comedy Awards 2008

  Angus Deayton will be the presenter of this year’s British Comedy Awards after Jonathan Ross was forced to step down in the wake of “Manuelgate”.   The comedian, actor and presenter is to host this year’s British Comedy Awards which returns live to ITV1 on Saturday, 6 December 2008. A former British Comedy Award winner himself, Angus Deayton is best-known to TV audiences for Have I Got News For You,

Sexy Money and Eli Stone Axed

  American broadcaster ABC has announced its axing three of its drama’s due to low ratings. Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies have all been axed with no additionally episodes being ordered. From news on Pushing Daisies axe see separate article.   ABC has decided not to commission additional episodes of Dirty Sex Money or Eli Stone due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producers on

2000 Complain Over Strictly Exit

The BBC announce that they have received more  than 2,000 complaints from fans of John Sergeant about his departure from Strictly Come Dancing. Ever since it was revealed that the former political reporter was to quit the dancing competition the BBC has had a steady flow of complaints from unhappy viewers. Auntie Beeb said that they had noted 2,094 complaints but that figure is likely to continue to rise. Before

Christmas & New Year Specials for Top Of The Pops

  The BBC have confirmed that Top of the Pops will be back at Christmas for its traditional festive episode but will also have a New Year special, the first of its kind. However, they deny rumours that the series is to return full time.   The beeb   announced today that Top Of The Pops will be returning to BBC One this Christmas with two special, one-off shows – one on Christmas

Word on the Web: Sergeant Quits Strictly

  Following the surprising news that John Sergeant has decided to withdraw from BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing we’d like to hear your opinion on his decision and time on the show. Were you a supporter of Sergeant? Did you vote to keep him in the competition week after week? Or did you feel the competition was turning into a joke by his survival? Do you feel Sergeant has made

Harley Street dropped

  ITV has confirmed that its “glossy” medical drama, Harley Street, will not return for a second series.     ITV has finally confirmed that it has dropped its “glossy” medical series Harley Street and the series will not be returning for a second series. Harley Street aired on the channel during the summer but despite much hype from ITV surrounding the series audiences didn’t take too it and ratings