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
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
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
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’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
We take a look at the several drama serials that connect some of the actors in ITV’s brilliant new drama series, Lost in Austen. Some faces crop up on television in a number of different shows and some end up working alongside each other again and again. ITV’s new drama series, Lost in Austen, starred a few familiar faces you might have seen somewhere before. Here we list
Critics often attack drama’s such as The Bill and Holby City for being populated by ex-soap stars so we’ve decided to put that to the test. Over the next few weeks we’ll being taking a look at the different casts of our continuing drama’s to see how many of them really are ex-soap stars.
In this Editor Reports Doug Lambert takes a look at those shows that didn’t bring in the viewers fast enough for telly executives and were swiftly disposed of.
With news that Maggie O’Neil, of Shameless fame (who played our favourite character in the series, Shelia Jackson) is set to join EastEnders in the summer we cast our eye over other actresses and actors we’d like to see join the Capital soap. With news that Maggie O’Neil, of Shameless fame (who played our favourite character in the series, Shelia Jackson) is set to join EastEnders in the
ATV Today editor Doug Lambert picks some acting talent who could be easily added to the cast of BBC One’s EastEnders.