Special Reports

Special Report: Merlin ratings review

  As Merlin has now drawn to a close and a second season commissioned we take a look back at the ratings for the series to see just how it fared.   BBC’s new Saturday night drama series Merlin has drawn to a close after 13 episodes but a second season is on its way. The drama performed well for BBC One despite an ever-changing time-slot and being up against

Old News

In this modern world with 24 news stations and the internet constantly updating readers with the latest news you’d think the time it takes to report news would be quicker but seemingly that isn’t always the case. In this modern world with 24 news stations and the internet constantly updating readers with the latest news you’d think the time it takes to report news would be quicker but seemingly that

Special Reports: Mail, Dictionaries and Christianity

  The Daily Mail today reports that a whole host of words have been replaced a new edition of the Junior  Oxford Dictionary by more modern, everyday words but seemingly to the shock of the paper some of these words are…..Christian words. Cue the end of the world and an article that raises some interesting questions but for the wrong reasons.   It is a fact of an evolving society

Weekend Report: Eurovision, Antarctica and I’m A Celeb

  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 of Terry Wogan from Eurovision, alarmist weather reports and I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!     Terry Wogan Quits Eurovision After 35 years, Sir Tel is to hang up the commentating role on Eurovision – and

Gossip Boi: Lamb

Another highlight from the series’ of Gossip Boi written for ATV Today across 2007, 2008 and 2009. This is edition twenty, from December 4th 2008, of the third series with the feature entitled simply ‘Lamb‘.

Special Report: The Day of the Triffids

  With the announcement this week that the BBC is to produce another adaptation of The Day of the Triffids, the classic SF novel, we take a look at some of the other adaptations of this famous novel with its killer plants.       The Day of the Triffids has been adapted many times for television and radio, and even cinema, but it was originally a novel published in

Special Reports: ITV’s Drama Hits & Flops 2008

  January 2008 was meant to see a new look ITV with a raft of new shows, including a string of high profile drama launches, and a newly returned News At Ten to complete the revamp. ITV had high hopes and were quietly confident that their new shows would take off and revitalise the damaged brand of ITV. But as the year draws near to its end there’s little sign

Special Reports: The Difference between The Palace and Echo Beach

  In an interview with Gareth McLean, of The Guardian, ITV’s drama chief Laura Mackie talks about turning around the fortunes of drama on ITV1 and about some of those high profile flops of the year so far. In the interview she mentions how The Palace could have done with more “well-known faces”. So we decided to investigate a little and see just how well known the actors in The

ITV Just Can’t Compete With Antiques

  ITV’s much hyped new drama series Britannia High just can’t compete with BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow but it seems it’s not just the grannies that like Antiques but Britannia High’s own target audience!   The Antiques Roadshow is on fine form and enjoying a ratings revival since Fiona Bruce took over presenting duties on the long running show just a few weeks ago. Since Bruce’s arrival on the Sunday night