Showbiz

Word on the Web: Sergeant Quits Strictly

  Following the surprising news that John Sergeant has decided to withdraw from BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing we’d like to hear your opinion on his decision and time on the show. Were you a supporter of Sergeant? Did you vote to keep him in the competition week after week? Or did you feel the competition was turning into a joke by his survival? Do you feel Sergeant has made

Sergeant quits Strictly

John Sergeant has decided to quit BBC One’s dancing contest Strictly Come Dancing; Despite being a shit dancer and flop with the show’s judges, the former political correspondent has consistently been saved by the voting public. On Saturday night’s show Sergeant was again was in the bottom two but the public voted to boot actress Cheryl Lunghi from the contest instead of Sergeant. It was the third week in the row that

ATV Icons: Terry Nation

  The Daleks are still regularly menacing the Doctor, Survivors is about to return to screens in an updated 21st century form and Sky are currently developing a new series of Blakes 7. What do all these have in common? They were created by one man – Terry Nation.   In just two weeks time a new version of Survivors will launch on the BBC starring an array of famous

Jurassic Park writer passes away

  Michael Crichton, the writer of the best-selling novel Jurassic Park and the long-running television medical drama ER, has passed away at the age of 66.   World famous novelist Michael Crichton has passed away at the age of 66, he died from cancer. Crichton is probably best known for his Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World. Both films were transformed into films by Steven Spielberg and there

In Profile: Roly Keating

  As Roly Keating’s successor, as controller of BBC Two, is announced we take a look back at Keating’s time, and success, as head of BBC Two.   Like Keating’s successor, Janice Hadlow, he became controller of BBC Two following his position as BBC Four controller. Keating was made controller of BBC Four in 2002 and oversaw the launch of the digital channel and under his leadership the channel premiered

In Profile: Jane Tranter

With the news that Jane Tranter, the BBC’s head of Fiction, is leaving her role we take a look at the career of the woman that turned around the fortunes of BBC Drama and made it a force to be reckoned with.   When Jane Tranter took over responsibility for drama at the BBC in 2000 the department wasn’t exactly healthy. Although Holby City, launched a year earlier, had proved