Soul survivors

Thursday, October 30, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Of course, I was disappointed The Gallery didn’t win. Read more

Tennant transcribed

Thursday, October 30, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Doctor Who‘s publicists have released a transcript of David Tennant’s exit interview. Read more

Timey-wimey’s up for David

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by · Comments Off 

David Tennant is quitting his role in Doctor Who.

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Getting the Sachs

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

The Ross/Brand affair has led the BBC, yet again, into hysterical over-reaction. Read more

Geoffrey Perkins tribute

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The Comedy Connections team will be paying tribute to the late, great Geoffrey Perkins. Read more

Blue Peter went gold

Sunday, October 26, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Liz Barker

Liz Barker

Yesterday, Kaleidoscope – The Classic Television Organisation, held their Blue Peter Goes Gold event at The David Lean Room, BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly.

We were there, and – courtesy of Michael Hoskin – here are pictures from the day. Read more

Eightiesmania: The Return!

Thursday, October 23, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Now That’s What I Call 1983 – ITV1′s latest slice of ’80s nostalgia screens in November. Read more

The end of the world – coming soon

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Is this the end? Or a new beginning?

Is this the end? Or a new beginning?

Please God, don’t let me be the only one“. 

Surely not the sentiment of the BBC press office last night at the Apollo West End in Piccadilly as they launched Adrian Hodges’ remake of Terry Nation’s, er, novel based on the 1970s post apocalyptic TV series.

In fact there was a pretty good turnout – this is a show that from the announcement of its commission has really captured the imagination of the TV industry. Read more

OTT talks to Charlie Brooker

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Brooker, faeces injesting

Brooker, in the early stages of ingesting faeces (maybe)

To tie-in with next week’s debut of Charlie Brooker’s E4  zombie/Big Brother-fest, Dead Set, we’ve got an interview with the man himself.

Among other things, he reveals why he could never survive in the BB house: “If I’m sharing a small bungalow with people and there’s one loo, I can’t bear it. I have to wait till they’ve all gone to bed before I’ll have a shit. Knowing there’s cameras around, I just wouldn’t be able to poo. I’d probably start ingesting my own faeces…”

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Blue Peter: 50th Anniversary Book

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Blue Peter: 50th Anniversary

Blue Peter: 50th Anniversary Book

Most people will probably only recognise Richard Marson’s name from the newspaper reports on his departure as Blue Peter editor. Yet Marson has been known in media circles for far longer than that as something of a TV expert, spending many years writing for Doctor Who Magazine in the 80s and penning the authoritative book on the history of Upstairs Downstairs. Read more

Blue Peter book competition closed

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by · Comments Off 

So who won those three copies of Blue Peter: 50th Anniversary Book by Richard Marson? Read more

Send auntie out of the room

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by · Comments Off 

One TV institution salutes another tonight… via the most nauseating union ever seen on screen. Read more

Business reality goes global

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by · Comments Off 

As one business reality show winds down (ITV1′s Natural Born Sellers), another arises. Read more

Jeff’s spelling?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Is Jeff Stelling really going to inherit the Countdown presenter’s chair from Des O’ Connor? Read more

Stephen Fry in America

Sunday, October 12, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Stephen Fry goes hunting for deer in New York State, but finds only their “nuggets” (or “poo”). Read more

Blue Peter at 50

Saturday, October 11, 2008 by · 12 Comments 

The forward march of Blue Peter feels like it has, for the time being, halted. Read more

Gatiss and Brown for Christmas

Friday, October 10, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Mark Gatiss is joining forces with Derren Brown to create a BBC4 Christmas ghost story. Read more

Is the BP theme broken?

Friday, October 10, 2008 by · 13 Comments 

A musical shipwreck?

A musical shipwreck?

As the BBC’s – ahem – flagship children’s programme readies for its 50th birthday celebrations, Michael Hoskin, from cult TV website TV Cream, is asking a pertinent question. Has the theme tune been ‘broken’?

The show returned to our screens last month after its traditional summer break, and sporting an updated version of the famous signature tune – ‘Barnacle Bill’. Nothing odd in that… except is that tune actually still ‘Barnacle Bill’? Or is it now the equally nautical ‘The Sailor’s Hornpipe’? Read more

Brooker C. and the zombies

Thursday, October 9, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Jaime Winstone crashes Big Brother

Jaime Winstone crashes Big Brother

Charlie Brooker’s new comedy-drama, Dead Set, was launched to the press tonight. A zombie drama set in the Big Brother house, it stars Jaime Winstone, Riz Ahmed, Andy Nyman, Davina McCall (who’s very good indeed) and, er, Bubble from BB series two.

The screening was introduced by Andrew Newman, C4′s Head of Entertainment and Comedy, and a fittingly Nathan Barley-esque (now that’s a phrase that’s gone out of heavy rotation) figure. “It’s gripping, dark, excting, gruesome and really original,” he said, before going on to rubbish rival networks. Read more

Branson in a pickle

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Virgin 1 announces a new line-up of shows for its first birthday. Read more

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