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.
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
New Game Show For Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield is to host a new ITV
game show – 5 Gold Rings.
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
Pointless host Richard Osman has said
he would hate to see the BBC quiz show move to another network.
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.
Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt is set to star in two new shows as she
continues her television success with Channel 4.
Fawlty Towers has been named the best
British sitcom of all time in a survey of comedians and comedy
writers and actors.
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
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
BBC One idents, which have ranged from
swimming hippos to a revolving globe, are receiving a makeover.
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
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.
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
Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana"
in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died
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 is on a quest to explore
the islands of Australia in this three part documentary series for
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
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
Handbag Replaces MP
Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has been
replaced by a handbag for Friday's episode of Have I Got News For
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.
Matt Terry, from Bromley, has been
crowned the winner of the X Factor 2016.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The ship-based radio station Radio
Caroline has applied for an AM waveband licence from Ofcom.
Ex-darts world champion Eric Bristow
has apologised for suggesting football sex abuse victims are not
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
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
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.
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
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 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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