Special Reports

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.

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