Five has ordered three fast turnaround documentaries as part of Dawn Airey’s plan to make sure all prime-time shows on the broadcaster pull in at least one million viewers.
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,
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
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
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
BBC Radio One’s breakfast show has ‘revealed’ that Top Of The Pops will air at Christmas, despite the BBC earlier announcing the show was to be shelved.
The New Year will see two new faces on GMTV, replacing anchor Fiona Phillips and weather presenter Andrea McLean the breakfast station have announced.
ATV celebrates Emmerdale’s most famous farm owner, Annie Sugden, better known as actress Sheila Mercier.
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
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