Tuesday, October 25 2016

X Factor Viewers Cry 'Fix'

X Factor has come under fire from fans who claim it was a bit suspicious that the jukebox randomly selected Fright Night for Halloween week.

Christopher Biggins

Comments made by Christopher Biggins about bisexual people during Celebrity Big Brother did not breach broadcasting standards, it has been ruled.

Shirley Bassey Special

The BBC has announced a special to celebrate Dame Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday this Christmas, to be hosted by her friend David Walliams.

Dad's Army Creator Dies

Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV's most popular comedy series, Dad's Army, has died aged 93.

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth is focused on getting better and had made "no formal or informal decision about retiring", his manager has said.

Dave Cash Dies

BBC radio presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74.

Sony Radio Awards

Chris Evans has won an award for the UK's best radio music breakfast show, while BBC Radio 2, on which he appears, has been named best national station.

World Of Sport Wrestling

ITV has commissioned a one-off wrestling special to air later this year.

BBC Commissions New Competitive Cooking Show

BBC Two has commissioned a new competitive food show from Voltage TV.

Tony Blackburn Returns To BBC

Tony Blackburn is to return to the BBC in January, 11 months after parting company with the corporation.

No Veneer In 'ere Ads Banned

A television commercial has been banned after watchdogs said it was misleading.

X Factor - Mrs O Not Drunk

Sharon Osbourne has denied being drunk on The X Factor after forgetting one of her singers’ names.

More Cold Feet

The recently-revived Cold Feet has been commissioned for a further series, ITV has confirmed.

Jean Alexander Dies

Former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander has died aged 90.

ITV Upset Over Trams

ITV has said it is "disappointed" that the government has given the go-ahead for a new tram route over fears it will disrupt filming on Coronation Street.

Bake Off Champ To Stay With BBC

Nadiya Hussain has ruled out a move to The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 after signing a deal to work for the BBC.

Robot Wars Returns

Robot Wars is set to return to BBC Two a second series after its reboot this summer.

Will Young Quits Strictly

Singer Will Young has announced he has withdrawn from Strictly Come Dancing for personal reasons.

Barbara Windsor Drama

Jaime Winstone and Samantha Spiro are both cast as Dame Barbara Windsor in BBC One drama Babs.

Graham Norton - Children In Need

Graham Norton is joining the presenting team for the BBC's 2016 Children in Need appeal following the death of long-time host Sir Terry Wogan.

Former Radio 1 DJ Jailed

Former BBC DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years after admitting abusing 11 boys as young as eight.

Our Girl To Return

BBC One drama Our Girl will return in 2017 starring Michelle Keegan as Georgie Lane.


A full series of popular BBC One show Porridge has been commissioned following the success of its one-off revival earlier this year.

Soap Actress - Killer Gets Life

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has been given a whole life tariff for killing her and their two children.

Coronation Street Actress Returns

Helen Flanagan, who played Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, is to return to the soap after five years.

Desmond Carrington To Leave Radio 2

Veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington is to leave BBC Radio 2, bringing his 70-year career to a close.

New BBC Radio Chief

James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy, has been promoted to a new role giving him authority over the corporation's radio output.

Crystal Maze Contestants

Channel 4 today confirmed the names to take part in The Crystal Maze which will air in the run up to Stand Up To Cancer.

Tom Jones Back On The Voice

Sir Tom Jones is to return as one of the judges on talent show The Voice UK when it moves to ITV next year.


Autumnwatch returns to BBC Two this October to celebrate its tenth year.

Login Required For iPlayer

All users of the BBC's iPlayer service will have to log in with a personal account from early 2017.

Ofcom To Investigate Comments Made By Biggins

Ofcom has launched an investigation into comments made by axed housemate Christopher Biggins about bisexuality on Celebrity Big Brother.

Martin Bashir Rejoins BBC

Martin Bashir, famous for his interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, is rejoining the BBC as its religious affairs correspondent.

Coronation Street Actor - Police

Comments that sacked Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar made about Indian people are being investigated by police.

Matt LeBlanc Returns To Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal with the BBC to continue hosting Top Gear.

Chris Packham

Springwatch host Chris Packham has been cleared by the BBC Trust after he said those involved in hunting were part of “the nasty brigade”.

Victoria To Return

ITV drama Victoria is to return for a second series, it has been confirmed.

Mary Berry Quits Bake Off

Mary Berry has announced she is to leave The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show's move to Channel 4.

BBC Shows Out For Tender

Holby City and Songs of Praise are among the first TV series to be put out to tender to independent companies by the BBC, the corporation has announced.

Coronation Street Actress Returns

Former Coronation Street actress Georgia Taylor is set to reprise her role as Toyah Battersby more than 13 years after quitting the programme.

Phillip Schofield Meets Prince Phillip

Phillip Schofield will interview the Duke of Edinburgh for a new ITV documentary about the royal’s charitable work.

Clarkson Show Launch Date

The first episode of the new car show fronted by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will be made available on November 18.

X Factor To Stay With ITV

The X Factor is to stay on ITV for at least the next three years, despite declining viewing figures and the arrival of The Voice to the channel.

Outnumbered Returns

Outnumbered is returning for a Christmas special this year, the BBC has announced.

Star Trek Delayed

The latest TV edition of Star Trek will be launching a few months later than planned.

New Sky Sunrise Presenter

Sarah-Jane Mee will take over the reins from Eamonn Holmes as the new anchor for Sky News’ flagship breakfast programme Sunrise.

Channel 4 Commissions George Michael Feature

Channel 4 today announced it has commissioned a new feature documentary Freedom: George Michael (w/t), which covers an eventful five year period in George Michael's life.

Let It Shine

Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Glee's Amber Riley have been named as the permanent judges on BBC One's new Saturday night talent show, Let It Shine.

Sue and Mel Leave Bake Off

Presenting duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will not return to host The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Open All Hours

Arkwright’s convenience store will once more open its doors to BBC One viewers for a Christmas special and third series of Still Open All Hours.

Bake Off Leaves The BBC

The Great British Bake Off will cease to be a BBC programme, it has been confirmed this evening.

 Inbetweeners Actress Joins Emmerdale

Inbetweeners actress Emily Head says she is "so excited" to join the cast of Emmerdale as Rebecca White.

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