Broadcasting

Richard Klein named Controller of BBC Four

  The BBC has announced Richard Klein, currently head of Independent Commissioning Knowledge, as the new head of BBC Four.   Jana Bennett, Director of Vision, today announced that Klein will be the channel’s new controller. He is currently the BBC’s Head of Independent Commissioning, Knowledge. “Richard is a bold thinker, capable of bringing a strong singular vision to the channel. He is able to reach out to the creative community, commissioning

No more Bonekickers

  The BBC has confirmed that its archaeological drama series Bonekickers will not return for a second season following poor reviews and disappointing ratings.       The BBC has confirmed that it has decided not to commission another series of Bonekickers following its disappointing run on BBC One earlier in the year. The archaeological drama starred Julie Graham, Hugh Bonneville, Adrian Lester and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and was mostly filmed

Blackadder documentary for BBC One

  A documentary looking at the popular BBC comedy series Blackadder will air on BBC One this Christmas and will feature interviews with the cast and crew.   Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for a one-off documentary special this Christmas on BBC One. Blackadder Rides Again will feature the iconic cast in a documentary to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission

Why we want more Merlin

  As Merlin continues to pull in the viewers to its Saturday evening slot on BBC One we list several reasons why we think the series should get a second season.     New Saturday evening family drama Merlin is continuing its first season run on BBC One and enjoying good ratings. Each week the series usually increases its ratings, bar one or two episodes, despite the fact that early

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