Showbiz

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

Shatner Angry of ‘Wedding Snub’

  Star Trek actor William Shatner has attacked his co-star, George Takei, for not inviting him to his wedding. In a video blog Shatner said he did not understand why George Takei still held a grudge against him.     Earlier this year George Takei married his long-term partner, Brad Altman, and several of Takei’s Trek co-stars were there, such as Nichelle Nicholas and Walter Koenig but William Shatner was

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

TV Icons: Inspector Gina Gold

With news that actress Roberta Taylor is to hang up her handcuffs and leave The Bill we take a look at the tough, plain-speaking character of Inspector Gina Gold.   Inspector Gold arrived at Sun Hill in the aftermath of the devastating fire of 2002. An explosion had ripped through the Police Station during a race-related riot at the front of the building. Five officers, including the previous Inspector, were