Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Bloody hell. Des O’Connor’s quitting Countdown!

The doctor is still in

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by · Comments Off 

As David Butler and Bob McKenzie used to constantly mention, predictions are a tough business. That’s certainly my excuse for my post a month ago where I suggested ITV1′s current repeat run of Doc Martin would be inelegantly pulled from the schedules before the end. Four weeks on, not only is it still there, but the ratings are actually going up! Read more

Dragons’ Edge

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Think you recognised pop-eyed Barry plugging his “Air Oasis” on last night’s Dragons’ Den (and, by the way, I was disappointed Peter Jones didn’t chip in with “water disaster” or “it’s a big H2-no from me”)? In 1997, he was one of the three featured on The Cutting Edge documentary, “The Complainers”. Remember that one? It begat the subsequent doco, “Rogue Males”, of fake-fight-on-the-front-lawn infamy.

Beyond the Dave

Thursday, July 10, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

So, last year UKTV G2 became Dave, we were all a bit puzzled, but it paid dividends in terms of viewers. Today, UKTV have announced further rebrands …. Read more

Do the Hustle!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The next series of Hustle is now filming. And cast confirmed? Read more

Wogan for the Noel slot? Deal!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off 

This just in: Terry Wogan’s Total Recall! Read more

Hotels, you could say, are her Forte

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Two years ago, I was extolling the virtues of Five’s The Hotel Inspector. And I’m about to do just that again.

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“Tigana! Tigana! Platini! Goal!”

Monday, July 7, 2008 by · Comments Off 

I’m never sure why any preview of the BBC and ITV’s coverage of a major football tournament involves pitting the two against each other, as we’ll have to watch both to see all the matches. Indeed, in Euro 2008, for the first time in a generation, no match will be screened on both channels, with ITV1 electing not to screen the final live. Read more