Broadcasting

After You’ve Gone Axed

  The BBC has axed its Friday night family comedy series, After You’ve Gone, despite already commissioning more episodes of the series starring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie. BBC Insiders blame ITV’s placing of Coronation Street against the comedy series.     The BBC has decided to drop its family comedy series After You’ve Gone even though they had already announced a further series for the comedy and another Christmas

Sergeant quits Strictly

John Sergeant has decided to quit BBC One’s dancing contest Strictly Come Dancing; Despite being a shit dancer and flop with the show’s judges, the former political correspondent has consistently been saved by the voting public. On Saturday night’s show Sergeant was again was in the bottom two but the public voted to boot actress Cheryl Lunghi from the contest instead of Sergeant. It was the third week in the row that

BBC Commissions more Gently

  BBC One has commissioned four more episodes of its 1950s detective drama George Gently which stars Martin Shaw. Contains the full BBC Press Release.     Martin Shaw returns to Sixties Northumberland as George Gently in four feature length films written by Peter Flannery (The Devil’s Whore, Our Friends In The North) and Mick Ford (William And Mary), to be shown on BBC One in 2009. “The joy of

More Family for Four

Channel Four has ordered another series of its latest fly-on-the-wall documentary series, The Family. The Family ran in September and followed the ups and downs of a family over a period of six months. The series will return next September with a new family, currently being sought by producers, and will once again be produced by Firefly. The first series performed well for channel four, attracting an average of three

No Phoo Action for BBC3

  BBC3 has announced its axed Phoo Action, its proposed forthcoming series, because of creative problems with the drama . Last year BBC3 aired six pilot episodes for possible new shows for the channel and of the six pilots two were granted full series orders, Phoo Action and Being Human. Both of these were popular with audiences for being their quirkiness. However, just before Phoo Action is due to start

ATV Icons: Terry Nation

  The Daleks are still regularly menacing the Doctor, Survivors is about to return to screens in an updated 21st century form and Sky are currently developing a new series of Blakes 7. What do all these have in common? They were created by one man – Terry Nation.   In just two weeks time a new version of Survivors will launch on the BBC starring an array of famous

Gay Superhero for Showtime

  American broadcaster Showtime is developing a new drama based around a gay superhero.   According to Variety, the American broadcaster Showtime is developing an hour-long project based around a gay superhero. Comic-book icon Stan Lee is working on the project for Showtime. The project is based on the book Hero by Perry Moore and tells the story of a gay superhero who struggles to hide his secret identities. Moore