Special Reports

New Year, New Start

It’s a brand new year and a brand new columnist joins our site, in the first of her six forthcoming columns Ashleigh talks about New Year, Hope and American politics. My New Year was eventful in the fact that at least something happened.

Out with the Producer

  Just a little over a year since becoming Series Producer on Emmerdale Anita Turner, along with the soap’s long running Executive Producer Keith Richardson, is stepping down and handing over to someone else. So those constantly stories about low morale on the Emmerdale set now look to be true.   Just a little over a year since becoming Series Producer on Emmerdale Anita Turner, along with the soap’s long

2008 In Television: Gems

  We continue our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the highlights/gems of 2008. Not everything the television channels threw at us failed and 2008 produced some fine drama, some of which went practically un-noticed by the wider press.       While it may have seen to be a year of flops for some channels, especially ITV, despite the axe falling on numerous shows

Skin Colour Change for BBC Toy Character

A doll based on one of the characters in the CBeebies children’s programme In The Night Garden is to be replaced after complaints the toy version of character Upsy Daisy was too light skinned. Following a ‘handful’ of complaints the commercial arm of the BBC – BBC Worldwide – has asked the manufacturer of the doll to create a new version with brown skin; which will be issued to stores

2008 In Television: Flops

  We continue our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows were launched by their respective channels with much hype, fan-fare and high hopes only to be deemed a flop, axed and leaving egg well and truly over the faces of those who commissioned them. Some of these shows had flop written over them from the moment they were commissioned, which does

2008 In Television: Axed Shows

  We start our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows that disappeared from our screens in 2008. Drama’s, Sci Fi’s and even talk shows that were axed by their broadcasters or naturally came to an end, stateside and at home.   We start our review of television in 2008 with a look at some of the high profile shows that disappeared

The Last Farewell 2008 – Part Two

The second installment of our tribute to those who left us in 2008. This section covers the final six months of the year. The second installment of our tribute to those who left us in 2008. This section covers the final six months of the year.   Elizabeth Spriggs – actress. Will be remembered for many roles, including appearances in Shine On Harvey Moon, Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders. She

New Year Report: Zavvi, Ratings and Short Memories

  The New Year Report, a special edition of The Weekend Report, which reviews the bigger stories of the past few days in the run up to the start of a brand new year – 2009. In this issue we cover the closure of Woolies, a fantastic Christmas for the BBC and the prospect of ITV actually having a hit drama in 2009. In just a few hours 2008 will