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Thursday, March 22 2018

BBC Brings Back Cookery Favourites

The BBC is bringing back some of its most popular cooking shows on BBC iPlayer this Easter, with the likes Fanny Cradock, Delia Smith, Keith Floyd and more.

Zoe Ball

ITV has announced a new weekend chat show fronted by Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball.

Dec Presents Show Alone

Declan Donnelly will present Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the rest of this series, ITV has confirmed.

Katie Boyle Dies

Television host and actress Katie Boyle, Lady Saunders, has died “peacefully at home” aged 91, her agent has said.

New Impressions Show

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will be fronting an ITV panel show centred around celebrity sound-a-likes.

Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday Night Takeaway will not be broadcast this weekend as co-host Ant McPartlin returns to treatment, ITV has said.

The Silent Child

BBC One is to screen the Oscar-winning British short film The Silent Child on Good Friday, giving UK viewers the first chance to see it.

Dark Heart

Filming begins this month on a new crime thriller Dark Heart starring Tom Riley

Frank Skinner Plays Johnny Cash

Frank Skinner to star as Johnny Cash in Sky’s Urban Myths

New ITV Drama

ITV has announced the commission of a new drama series called Deep Water.

Gender Pay Gap Hits The Crown

The creators of The Crown have admitted Claire Foy – who portrays the Queen – was paid less than her male counterpart.

Jim Bowen

Broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known for hosting darts-based game show Bullseye in the 1980s and '90s, has died at the age of 80.

The Boat Race

Clare Balding will present live coverage from the banks of the River Thames, as Oxford and Cambridge universities meet for the 80th anniversary of the Boat Race on Saturday, March 24.


Channel 4 has commissioned a new reality series in which two teams of friends will jet off to join 2,500 holidaymakers on a luxury cruise liner with a difference.

Football Pundit Suspended

Former Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his job as a Sky Sports pundit after he was captured on video spitting at a teenage girl through the window of his car as he pulled up alongside the vehicle her father was driving.

More Endeavour

ITV has commissioned a sixth series of the detective drama, Endeavour.

Ken Dodd

UK broadcasters will pay tribute to Sir Ken Dodd tonight with a host of last minute schedule changes to mark the death of the comedy legend, who has passed away aged 90.

Clarkson To Host Millionaire

Jeremy Clarkson is to be the new host of ITV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Channel 4

Channel 4 has reached an agreement with the government to move hundreds of staff out of London and significantly increase the amount it spends making programmes outside the capital – but it will not be forced to sell its £100m London headquarters.

Shut That Door

This Easter, ITV3 will air a new two hour special documentary celebrating the life and career of one of Britain’s best loved entertainers Larry Grayson.

Commonwealth Games

The BBC is heading down under this April to bring fans the greatest moments of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, live from Australia.


Channel 4 has commissioned a new reality series in which two teams of friends will jet off to join 2,500 holidaymakers on a luxury cruise liner with a difference.

Oscars Viewing Figures Down

The Oscars Awards ceremony attracted its smallest recorded US television audience.

Bill Turnbull

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Sir Bruce: A Celebration

Filmed at the London Palladium, BBC One will screen Sir Bruce: A Celebration hosted by Tess Daly featuring a variety of famous faces and friends who honour Sir Bruce Forsyth.

New BBC Daytime Shows

BBC One has commissioned two new daytime game shows, hosted by Ore Oduba and Dan Walker respectively.

James Martin

Yorkshire-born TV chef James Martin has accused the BBC of rejecting him from presenting jobs because of his northern accent.

Sky Takeover Bid

US cable TV giant Comcast has made a £22.1bn takeover bid for Sky, challenging an existing offer from 21st Century Fox.

BBC To Screen Dibley Episode

BBC One will broadcast Vicar of Dibley tonight in a late change to the schedules following the death of sitcom star Emma Chambers.

Emma Chambers Dies

Vicar of Dibley star Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed.

Full Monty Ladies’ Night

Following hot on the heels of the return of The Real Full Monty, eight female celebrities are gearing up for the performance of their lives in The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night, determined to show the boys how it’s done and raise awareness of breast cancer.

Gogglebox Contributor Quits

Gogglebox contributor Chris Butland-Steed has announced he is leaving the show after 10 series.

Channel 5 Pays Damages

Channel 5 has been ordered to pay a couple £10,000 each for the distress of broadcasting them being evicted.

TV Licence Increase

From April 1, the cost of the annual licence fee will increase to £150.50, the Government has confirmed.

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