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Monday, October 23 2017

 
Time Lord Regulars

Doctor Who's first female Time Lord will be joined by three new regular cast members, the BBC has announced.

Vintage Roads

Actors Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison, famed for their role in All Creatures Great and Small are once again going back to the 1930s but this time to relive the Golden Age of Motoring for a new More 4 series called Vintage Roads.

Mary Berry

Former Bake Off stars Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are reuniting on screen for a BBC Christmas special.

Liar

Liar is returning to ITV starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd. 

Crimewatch Axed

The BBC has axed Crimewatch after 33 years on air.

Sounds Like Friday

Liam Payne, Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware and Foo Fighters have all been lined up for the first episodes of the BBC's new pop show, Sounds Like Friday Night.

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is returning with a new BBC Two series featuring simple recipes ‘full of complex flavour’.

Supermarket Sweep

It’s time to go wild in the aisles all over again! Production company FreemantleMedia has bought the rights to classic TV game show Supermarket Sweep.

Olly Murs Joins The Voice

Olly Murs joins will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson on the panel of coaches on the new series of ITV’s The Voice UK.

New ITV Drama

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill today confirmed commission of psychological thriller Cheat, written by mewcomer Gaby Hull.

BBC Director Of News Stands Down

BBC director of news James Harding is to stand down at the beginning of 2018.

Sir Bruce Forsyth

The National Television Awards have renamed their entertainment prize in honour of the late Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Neighbours

Neighbours’ future on British screens has been assured today after a new deal between UK broadcaster Channel 5 was reached with FremantleMedia.

Scarlett Moffatt

Scarlett Moffatt has joined the hosting line-up for the spin-off show of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, set to air later this autumn.

New Keith Lemon Show

ITV2 has commissioned Keith Lemon: Coming In America.

New BBC One Drama

Peter Bowker, the writer behind Bafta-winning BBC drama Marvellous, is writing an landmark BBC One drama series telling the story of the Second World War from both sides of the conflict.

Fiona Bruce On BBC Gender Pay Gap

Fiona Bruce has said she was “disappointed” when she learned of the gender pay disparity at the BBC.

New ITV Consumer Series

ITV has announced a new three-part factual consumer series called How To Spend It Well At Christmas, in which Phillip Schofield invites celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive gifts. 

Strictly In The Ratings

Strictly Come Dancing continues to outpace ITV rival The X Factor in the competition for Saturday night views.

Porridge

Porridge is back with a new series - commissioned off the back of the last year’s sitcom season special - and sees Kevin Bishop return as Nigel ‘Fletch’ Fletcher.

Eurovision 2018

Members of the public have been invited to submit their song submissions for a chance to appear as the UK entry in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Take Me Out

Older contestants are to be featured for the first time in the new series of Take Me Out and men behind the lights for the first time.

Barbie

Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off documentary investigating the phenomenon of one of the world’s most popular toys – Barbie.

Tony Booth Dies

Actor Tony Booth, who starred in the 1960s TV sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 85.

Liz Dawn Dies

Liz Dawn, the actress who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street, has died, her family have announced.

BBC Radio Presenters

Sir Terry Wogan has been named the greatest BBC radio presenter of the last 50 years in a Radio Times poll of broadcasting experts.

Vanity Fair

ITV today announce that Oldham-born actress Olivia Cooke has begun filming as Becky Sharp for the ITV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.

Benidorm Actor Dies

Comedian and actor Bobby Knutt has died on holiday in the south of France, his agent has confirmed.

New BBC Music Show

Greg James and A.Dot have been announced as the hosts of a new, primetime music show on BBC One.

Stacey Solomon

Loose Women star Stacey Solomon will not be returning to her role on I’m A Celebrity… Extra Camp this year, her publicist has said.

15 – 1 Host Dies

William G Stewart, the TV producer and director who became the long-time host of quiz show 15 to 1, has died aged 84.

Martin Clunes In ITV Drama

Martin Clunes is to play the lead in a new ITV drama, Manhunt.

Birds Of A Feather

Birds of a Feather is set to return to our screens this year in a one-off Christmas special.

Bake Off Success

The Great British Bake Off’s debut on Channel 4 attracted a bigger audience than any of the show’s launch episodes on BBC Two – but was well down on last year’s opener on BBC One.

Fox News Channel

Sky has stopped broadcasting Fox News in the UK after low audience figures, the media firm has said.

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