A Very Northern Hotel
BBC One has commissioned a new show set in a
unique Liverpool hotel which caters for large groups of visitors
out to have fun.
A Very Northern Hotel (w/t) goes through the
lobby and down the corridors to reveal the secret life of one of
the most popular place to stay in Liverpool - The Shankly Hotel.
Like other big hotels, it caters for a huge
diversity of guests - from couples enjoying romantic breaks, to
weddings and family getaways. But what makes The Shankly unique
is its party rooms on the top floor.
Dedicated to large groups of young fun-loving
friends, the enormous, individually-themed communal rooms sleep
up to 24 guests in multiple beds, alongside dancefloors, bars,
hot tubs and even a swimming pool.
A transmission date is yet to be announced.
Saturday Night Takeaway
Resting Saturday Night Takeaway for a
year was the “right decision”, ITV executive Kevin Lygo has
The popular series, hosted by Ant
McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, will not air this year.
McPartlin, 43, stepped down from all
TV presenting duties last year, including Saturday Night
Takeaway, following his arrest for drink-driving.
Lygo, ITV’s director of television,
said: “It will be back next year. It was the right decision,
because with Ant, we didn’t want him working last year so it
was, it wasn’t just a year off on air, it was a year off from
work and getting himself straight.
“And he’s done that really well and
I’m delighted he’s back and fit and he’s doing Britain’s Got
“There was a tonne of preparation (for
Takeaway) and Ant and Dec particularly put so much effort in and
work so hard on (it), if you think of how it’s put together… all
those things they do are recorded before the year, they would
have been done last September, October, November, and we took
the decision, Ant took the decision, that he couldn’t sort of
half get back into work”.
Referencing the show’s last hiatus,
when it was off air from 2010-2012, he said: “People were
delighted when it came back, so I think a year off will actually
hopefully refresh and help the show, so when it comes back, it’s
a real, big moment. But that will be next year”.
Lygo said the broadcaster was not
replacing it with one show, but that they had “mixed and
matched”, including “a few, extra episodes of Britain’s Got
Talent” this year.
Modern Family To End
Award-winning US sitcom Modern Family
is to end after its 11th series.
The 10th season of the programme,
which centres on an extended blended family, is currently on the
ABC network in the US. It airs on Sky One in the UK.
It was one of the first primetime
sitcoms to feature a gay couple - Mitchell and Cameron - as lead
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays
Mitchell, tweeted: "Will be hard to say goodbye. Love my