Five has ordered three fast turnaround documentaries as part of Dawn Airey’s plan to make sure all prime-time shows on the broadcaster pull in at least one million viewers.
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Angus Deayton will be the presenter of this year’s British Comedy Awards after Jonathan Ross was forced to step down in the wake of “Manuelgate”. The comedian, actor and presenter is to host this year’s British Comedy Awards which returns live to ITV1 on Saturday, 6 December 2008. A former British Comedy Award winner himself, Angus Deayton is best-known to TV audiences for Have I Got News For You,
American broadcaster ABC has announced its axing three of its drama’s due to low ratings. Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies have all been axed with no additionally episodes being ordered. From news on Pushing Daisies axe see separate article. ABC has decided not to commission additional episodes of Dirty Sex Money or Eli Stone due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producers on
The BBC announce that they have received more than 2,000 complaints from fans of John Sergeant about his departure from Strictly Come Dancing. Ever since it was revealed that the former political reporter was to quit the dancing competition the BBC has had a steady flow of complaints from unhappy viewers. Auntie Beeb said that they had noted 2,094 complaints but that figure is likely to continue to rise. Before
BBC Radio One’s breakfast show has ‘revealed’ that Top Of The Pops will air at Christmas, despite the BBC earlier announcing the show was to be shelved.
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
ITV has confirmed that its “glossy” medical drama, Harley Street, will not return for a second series. ITV has finally confirmed that it has dropped its “glossy” medical series Harley Street and the series will not be returning for a second series. Harley Street aired on the channel during the summer but despite much hype from ITV surrounding the series audiences didn’t take too it and ratings
The BBC has axed its Friday night family comedy series, After You’ve Gone, despite already commissioning more episodes of the series starring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie. BBC Insiders blame ITV’s placing of Coronation Street against the comedy series. The BBC has decided to drop its family comedy series After You’ve Gone even though they had already announced a further series for the comedy and another Christmas
The classic 1970s series about a group of survivors trying to rebuild their world after a devastating plague gets a modern reimaging next week as the BBC launches its 21st century of the Terry Nation series. In this feature we take a look back at the original series. In the 1970s Terry Nation returned to the UK following a stint in America where he had unsuccessfully tried
Is the legendary soap character Annie Sugden about to make a return to the Yorkshire Dales?