Special Reports

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

The Last Farewell 2008 – Part One

A roll call of the creative talents who said their last goodbyes in 2008.   Peter Caffrey – actor. Best known for his role in popular BBC drama, Ballykissangel. Other credits include Father Ted, Casualty, The Bill and Peak Practice.   Natasha Collins – Children’s Television Presenter. Natasha worked on various Children’s BBC programmes throughout the 1990s, including See It, Saw It where she met future fiancée Mark Speight, a

Special Reports Back in 2009

  As 2009 fast approaches we take a look at those new shows from 2008 that were lucky enough to be given a second season and will be back on our screens in 2009. There aren’t that many of them and sadly ITV seemingly only has two and unsurprisingly Britannia High isn’t one of them.     BBC:   Mistresses – The first season, consisting of six parts, aired earlier

Zavvi goes into administration

High-street entertainment retailer Zavvi has gone into administration due to the worsening economic climate and stock problems caused by Woolworths, and its disruption arm Entertainment UK, going into administration. The impact of Woolworths and its disruption arm, Entertainment UK, going into administration is now evident to see as it’s resulted in another company also falling into administration. High-street retailer Zavvi, which sells DVDs, CDs and computer games has struggled with

Zavvi goes into administration

  High-street entertainment retailer Zavvi has gone into administration due to the worsening economic climate and stock problems caused by Woolworths, and its disruption arm Entertainment UK, going into administration.   The impact of Woolworths and its disruption arm, Entertainment UK, going into administration is now evident to see as it’s resulted in another company also falling into administration. High-street retailer Zavvi, which sells DVDs, CDs and computer games has

Weekend Report: Brookside, GMTV and BBC Drama

  The Weekend Report returns for a new season of reports and reviews on the bigger, and even lesser, stories of the past week. This week we cover the departure the sale of Brookside Close, the departure of Fiona Phillips from GMTV and BBC Drama.     Brookside Close: Sold   Twenty six years after Brookside burst onto our screens, on the newly founded Channel Four, the most famous cul-de-sac

Gossip Boi: Festive Shunning

The last in the second series of Gossip Boi was a Christmas Special. Here ATV Today looks back at the article first published on December 18th 2008. Gossip Boi ran for three seasons on ATV Today from 2007 to 2009. We’ve left several online for posterity.