Monday, January 16 2017

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.

The Crystal Maze

Channel 4 game show The Crystal Maze is returning to screens with a 20-part series and a new host – The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade.

Sky Pulls Jackson Programme

Sky has said it will not air a TV programme about Michael Jackson after his daughter said she was "incredibly offended" by the portrayal of him.

The Big Painting Challenge

BBC One is to launch a new six-part series - The Big Painting Challenge – to air later this year.

TV Role For Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith is returning to the small screen with a new stock market drama set in the world of insider trading.

New Game Show For Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield is to host a new ITV game show – 5 Gold Rings.

BBC Chairman

Sir David Clementi has been confirmed as the next BBC chairman, the government has said.

New Mrs Brown Show

The BBC has announced a new Saturday night entertainment show, All Round to Mrs Brown’s – a mix of celebrity guests, surprise audience interaction and ‘outrageous stunts’.


Pointless host Richard Osman has said he would hate to see the BBC quiz show move to another network.

Golden Globes

The Night Manager and The Crown have been the big winners at this year's Golden Globes, the first of the annual Hollywood awards ceremonies.

Scarlett Moffatt

Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt is set to star in two new shows as she continues her television success with Channel 4.

Best Comedies

Fawlty Towers has been named the best British sitcom of all time in a survey of comedians and comedy writers and actors.

Christmas Viewing

Audiences for the UK’s most-watched TV shows on Christmas Day have fallen to their lowest level on record.

Bradley Wiggins For The Jump

Retired cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to turn his attention to snow sports as he takes part in The Jump.

Former Broadcaster Dies

Radio and television presenter Brian Widlake, who conducted the first TV interview with Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 85.

New BBC One Idents

BBC One idents, which have ranged from swimming hippos to a revolving globe,  are receiving a makeover.

Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn is making his return to the BBC airwaves tonight – 10 months after being sacked over evidence he gave to the Jimmy Savile enquiry.

TV Moments Of 2016

The famous bathing scene in this year’s series of Poldark has topped a poll of biggest television moments of 2016.

George Michael Film

A film featuring unseen footage of George Michael is expected to be broadcast this year following the pop superstar’s death.

Richard Hammond

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been labelled “ridiculous” for suggesting he does not eat ice cream because he is heterosexual.

Liz Smith Has Died

Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95.

EastEnders Character Returns

EastEnders’ actress Jenna Russell has said she was “scared” to take on the role of Michelle Fowler who has returned to Albert Square after more than 20 years.

Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes is on a quest to explore the islands of Australia in this three part documentary series for ITV.

The Cruise

The Cruise returns to ITV next month for a new series.

BBC To Launch Pitch Perfect

The BBC has commissioned its next Saturday night talent show – a search for Britain’s best singing group.

Michael Barrymore

Michael Barrymore wants £2.5m in damages from Essex Police for unlawful arrest but the force thinks he should get £1, a court heard today.

Actress Shocked At The Jump Return

Actress Tina Hobley is ‘in shock’ that The Jump is returning to television, less than a year after she was badly hurt while taking part.

Michael Nicholson Dies

Veteran ITN war correspondent Michael Nicholson, whose career spanned more than five decades, has died aged 79.

Handbag Replaces MP

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has been replaced by a handbag for Friday's episode of Have I Got News For You.

Rolf Harris

Television entertainer Rolf Harris will not have to attend his sex attack trial in person because of his age and health, a judge has ruled.

Sky Deal Announced

Sky and 21st Century Fox have reached agreement on the terms of a takeover deal.

Emmerdale Commercial Banned

A TV commercial for an Emmerdale studio tour has been banned for exaggerating the visitor experience.

Former Weatherman Dies

Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter has confirmed.

X Factor Winner

Matt Terry, from Bromley, has been crowned the winner of the X Factor 2016.

No Apprentice Role For Trump

Donald Trump has denied that he will work on the new series of reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice after becoming US president.

Royal Recipes

BBC One has commissioned a new fifteen-part series, Royal Recipes, hosted by Michael Buerk.

Bake Off To Stay The Same

The format of The Great British Bake Off “will stay exactly the same” following its move from the BBC to Channel 4, Paul Hollywood has said.

Blankety Blank Line-Up

Presenter Anne Robinson, comedian Joe Lycett and the Chuckle Brothers are among the celebrity panellists who will feature in a Christmas return of game show Blankety Blank.

No BBC Compensation For Sir Cliff

The BBC has said it should not pay Sir Cliff Richard the damages he is seeking as a result of the coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014.

Journalist Of The Year

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been named journalist of the year at the Press Gazette's British Journalism Awards.

Game Of Thrones Actor Dies

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.

Robbie Williams On New Year's Eve

BBC One will be featuring a New Year’s Eve celebration with a concert from Robbie Williams, live from London.

Blankety Blank

The iconic game show Blankety Blank is returning to ITV for a one off Christmas special hosted by David Walliams on Christmas Eve.

Jean Alexander Tribute

ITV is to pay tribute to former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who died in October this year aged 90.

Robot Wars

Olympic brothers Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, former footballer Robbie Savage and Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills are among the names who will feature in the celebrity Christmas specials of Robot Wars.

Andrew Sachs Dies

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86.

Tribute To Coronation Street Actress

ITV is to pay tribute to former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who died in October this year aged 90.

Waveguide - 31 Years Old Today

Waveguide is today celebrating its 31st anniversary of providing news and information from the world of television and radio.

Radio Caroline

The ship-based radio station Radio Caroline has applied for an AM waveband licence from Ofcom.

Eric Bristow

Ex-darts world champion Eric Bristow has apologised for suggesting football sex abuse victims are not "proper men".

Police Called To X Factor

Police were called to the set of The X Factor last night after "pranksters" invaded the stage.

Top Of The Pops

Top of the Pops, today announced the line-up for two Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials that will be featured over the festive season.

More Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will return to BBC One next year.

Call The Midwife

The BBC has commissioned three more series of hit period drama Call the Midwife, which will be the seventh, eighth and ninth runs.

Christmas On The BBC

Two Bake Off specials, a Raymond Briggs film and Mrs Brown's Boys are among the BBC's Christmas programmes this year.

Peter Kay Homophobic Remarks

Peter Kay has been accused of making homophobic jokes on Strictly Come Dancing.

Mark Goodier Recovering

DJ Mark Goodier is said to be "recovering quite well" after having a stroke at the beginning of November.

Danny Baker To Quit Broadcasting

Danny Baker has revealed his appearance on the current series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will be his last on British television.

New ITV Dance Series

ITV today announced Dance Dance Dance, a new primetime entertainment series that is due to air on ITV in the New Year.

BBC Building Renamed To Honour Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan has been honoured at the location where he spent so many “happy years” hosting his Radio 2 show – with the building now named after him.

Danniella Westbrook

Former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook had a drugs relapse and overdosed after her partner walked out on her earlier this year during her battle with illness and depression.

Ant and Dec

TV presenters Ant and Dec have signed a new three-year deal with ITV to explore “opportunities both in front of and behind the camera”.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is set to return to BBC Two to front a new cooking series.

The Last Miners

A new BBC documentary has been given exclusive access as 450 miners embark on a five-week countdown to their last ever shift at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire, marking the end of British deep coal mining.

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