PM and Andrew Marr
Theresa May will appear on The Andrew
Marr Show this Sunday April 30, in what is set to be her first major
TV interview of the 2017 General Election campaign.
The BBC has announced Gay Britannia, a
season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual
Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts
that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.
Top Gear fans have credited presenter
Matt LeBlanc with “saving” the show after the previous series was
New Show For Mel Giedroyc
Giedroyc is set to deliver a new BBC game show, Letterbox.
Bake Off Sponsors
Channel 4 has opened the doors to sponsors for The Great British
Bake Off as the show screens on the commercially funded channel for
the first time.
BBC Election Coverage
David Dimbleby is to host the BBC's
2017 general election programme.
Filming started this week on the fifth
series of ITV’s detective drama, Endeavour.
Jo Brand Bake Off Series
Channel 4 today confirmed that comedian Jo Brand will
return to host The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, the
spin-off programme to The Great British Bake Off.
New Paul Hollywood Series
Channel 4 has commissioned a new
baking series featuring Paul Hollywood with the working title A
Dean Gaffney is returning to
EastEnders after several years away from the soap, the BBC has
Great British Menu - Wimbledon
Sue Barker, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Judy Murray have signed up
to guest judge on the Great British Menu when the show celebrates
Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff has been named host of new
water-based obstacle game show, Cannonball.
BBC Two has commissioned a three-part
documentary series about the world’s largest and best-known
furniture retailer, Ikea.
Menu - Wimbledon
Sue Barker, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski
and Judy Murray have signed up to guest judge on the Great British
Menu when the show celebrates Wimbledon.
In BBC Sitcom
John Cleese is set for a return to a
BBC sitcom for the first time since Fawlty Towers, the broadcaster
BBC drama Call the Midwife is to get
its first regular black character.
BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew
has died, his family has said.
EastEnders star Annette Badland is to
join the cast of detective drama Midsomer Murders as it marks its
Rowan Atkinson is returning for a new
film in the Maigret series, promising it will be “richer” than the
character’s previous two outings.
Casualty is to mark the end of its
current series with a special episode recorded in one take on a
BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew
is critically ill, the station has clarified after initially
announcing his death today.
BBC Hangs On To Glastonbury
Glastonbury will be aired on the BBC
for the next five festivals after the broadcaster secured the rights
Channel 4 To Be Investigated
Channel 4 News is to be investigated
by Ofcom over its coverage of the Westminster terrorist attack.
Reggie Yates's Hidden Australia was
meant to be a hard-hitting look at the derivations and inequalities
suffered by the country's indigenous people.
New Doctor Who Companion
The new series of Doctor Who will see
the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion.
Sue Perkins is to host 2017's TV Bafta
Awards, taking over from Graham Norton, who will have been
presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.
New ITV Gameshow
ITV today announced the commission of
a new comedy game show Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain.
A government consultation will look at
proposals on whether to move Channel 4 out of London.
Filming has commenced in Newport,
Wales on a major six-part BBC psychological thriller series,
Requiem, created and written by Kris Mrksa.
ITV News At Ten
ITV's News at Ten will return tonight
for an extended bulletin following today's apparent terrorist
incident in Westminster.
Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to
play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of
Doc Martin for ITV.
Jamie Oliver has signed a new “golden
handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new series, that will
tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years.
Morse Author Dies
Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector
Morse books, has died aged 86.
New Channel 4
Channel 4 is turning its lens on
prisoners for a “ground-breaking” new documentary series.
Sir David Jason
Sir David Jason will delve into the
“other lives” he has lived on TV screens over the decades in a new
book, a follow-up to his successful 2013 autobiography.
TV Licence Fee
The annual television licence fee is
to rise to £147 from £145.50, the government has announced.
The return of Broadchurch has given
ITV its biggest drama audience since Downton Abbey in 2015.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play an
aristocratic playboy in a new five-part TV series written by One Day
author David Nicholls.
Robbie Williams has pulled out of his
guest judge role on the live final of BBC talent show Let It Shine
due to an “ailment”.
Cookery Show For Bake Off Winner
Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya
Hussain is to host her own cookery show.
New BBC Channel For Scotland
A new TV channel for the BBC in
Scotland will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018, director general
Tony Hall has announced.
London Studio To Close
The London television studio where
some of the UK’s most popular shows of the past 40 years have been
filmed is to be closed by ITV.
Mary Berry has revealed one aspect of
The Great British Bake Off she was not so keen on.
Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt
has said she is “gutted” her family will not appear on the next
series of the Channel 4 show.
Celebrity Boat Race
Stars such as Ore Oduba, Harry Judd
and Vernon Kay are getting ready to stick their oars in as they ake
part in the inaugural Celebrity Boat Race.
Lee Ryan Joins EastEnders
Lee Ryan is joining the cast of
EastEnders as bad boy 'Woody' Woodward.
The Full Monty
Twenty years ago the Full Monty sent
the nation into a frenzy with the story of a group of unemployed
miners stripping off to beat the dole queue.
Popular crime drama Broadchurch will
be returning to TV screens on February 27, one of its stars has
Benedict Cumberbatch In New BBC Drama
Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and
produce a new BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987
novel The Child In Time.
BBC Hospital Series Returns
A BBC medical documentary programme
that looks at the challenges that face the NHS has been
recommissioned for two more series.
New Bake Off Judge
Television cook Prue Leith is set to
replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off,
according to reports.
The Jump - Wiggins Breaks Leg
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins
has quit TV winter sports show The Jump after breaking his leg.
The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan has
said that the show’s leading stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith will
probably not be able to continue in their roles as time progresses.
Channel 4 has commissioned The
Knowledge: The World’s Toughest Taxi Test, a one-off documentary
going behind the scenes of one of the hardest exams in the world,
the test that all black cabbies must take: The Knowledge of London.
Actor Lee Mead has signed up to join
hospital drama Holby City.
Steptoe Writer Dies
Alan Simpson, one half of writing duo
Galton and Simpson, has died at the age of 87, his manager has said.
Blind Date Is Back
After the successful return of The
Crystal Maze, another much-loved retro game show is set to make a
To Host ITV Show
Liverpool comedian, John Bishop, will
be joining ITV’s brand new entertainment show The Nightly Show.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has suffered a
foot injury while in training for The Jump.
and Boy George
Boy George joins Piers Morgan on ITV to look back on his often
controversial life and career, on Friday, February 17.
Death In Paradise Actor Quits
Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall
has quit the Caribbean-based detective show, saying he missed his
Former Radio 2 Presenter Dies
Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond
Carrington has died aged 90.
An agreement has been reached in the
Discovery/Sky dispute just before Discovery-branded channels were
pulled from Sky in the UK and Germany.
June Brown Documentary
BBC One will broadcast a special
30-minute documentary next month, June Brown At 90 - A Walford
Legend, to coincide with the star’s 90th birthday.
Doctor Who Actor Steps Down
Peter Capaldi has said he will stand
down from Doctor Who at the end of the year.
New Show For Rylan
Presenter Rylan Neal-Clark is set to
host a new game show, with a Russian theme.
Gordon Ramsay has signed a
three-programme deal with ITV, including a starring role as a host
on the broadcaster’s new late-night entertainment series The Nightly
BBC Broadcaster Steps Down
Veteran BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian
Matthew has stepped down from presenting Sounds of The 60s due to
"poor health" at the age of 88.
New BBC Drama
Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker will star in new BBC One
psychological thriller Trust Me.
Sky Goes Dishless
Sky will make all its television
channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the
first time as it looks to stop customers quitting the group.
Discovery and Sky
Discovery Communications said today
that negotiations with Sky Plc for a new carriage deal reached an
impasse over a price dispute, threatening a blackout of Discovery
channels from Sky's platform.
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Bake Off To Return This Year
The Great British Bake Off will return
to television screens this year, after the BBC waived a legal clause
preventing Channel 4 from showing it until 2018.
EastEnders Bus Crash
The broadcasting watchdog is
considering whether to investigate following complaints that a bus
crash on EastEnders mirrored recent terrorist attacks.
'Allo 'Allo! Star Dies
Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known
for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died
New For BBC
Arlene Phillips, the choreographer who
sparked an ageism row when she was axed from Strictly Come Dancing,
has signed up to appear in a BBC show about getting older.
New Role For Angus Deayton
Angus Deayton is to host Great British
Bake Off spin-off Creme de la Creme.
Desert Island Discs
Former England footballer David
Beckham will be Kirsty Young’s castaway to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of Desert Island Discs.
The Xtra Factor Axed
The X Factor’s spin-off show, The Xtra
Factor, is to be taken off air, ITV has announced.
George Gently To End
Police drama Inspector George Gently
is coming to an end after 10 years.
David Jason Documentaries
Sir David Jason will look back at his
prestigious television career in two new documentary specials, one
of which will focus on his long-running sitcom Only Fools And
Wife Swap Brexit Special
Popular reality show Wife Swap is to
return for a Brexit-themed one-off special.
Sir David Clementi has said he would
be ‘disappointed’ to see the BBC try to reproduce The Great British
Bake Off after losing the hit cookery show to Channel 4.
Sherlock Viewing Figures Down
The series finale of BBC One's
Sherlock drew its lowest-ever overnight UK ratings on Sunday night.
New BBC Drama
The BBC is to adapt another John le
Carre spy novel for a new TV series following on from the success of
Golden Globe-winning The Night Manager.
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