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BBC2 announces 2 new sitcoms and the return of Bottom

BBC2 are planning to strengthen their comedy out put by reprising Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson’s classic sitcom Bottom as well as producing new efforts by Mitchell and Webb and stand up/ conductor/ bake show host Sue Perkins. There hasn’t been a new series of Bottom since 1995 but now Richard Richard and Edward Hitler […]...More

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Cowell resurrects Loyd Grossman for Food Glorious Food

After nearly a decade off mainstream telly, bizarre-voiced TV host and pasta sauce pusher Loyd ‘no, it’s spelled with one L’ Grossman is to return to our screens on Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor-for-grub’ show Food Glorious Food. The show is being produced by Cowell’s Syco imprint and starts production in September. Grossman, who used to f...More

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After 21 years off TV Dallas returns to Channel 5

In case you’re wondering why the cast of Dallas are suddenly all over the media, it’s because it’s back! For the first time since the original series ended in 1991 the oil barons of Southfork Ranch are back to terrorise our tellys with big daft hats, big daft shoulders and big, daft plots. The first […]...More

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Celebrity Masterchef is back: Here’s who’s cooking

‘Cooking does not get tougher than this!’ – Yes, it’s back. Celebrity Masterchef starts a new run this coming Monday on BBC2 at 6:30. Every year a new set of unlikely would-be chefs have a crack at impressing judges John ‘jowl’ Torode and Greg ‘ingredients expert’ Wallace by cooking dishes of their own invention in […]...More

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The BBC want to bring back 70’s hot Superstars – we say ‘Ace!’

OK, so anyone under 35-ish will struggle to remember this but there was a sports-based show in the 1970’s called Superstars and it was a right laugh. It now looks that the enormous success of the Olympics may see it return to our screens. Superstars was presented by the late David Vine and basically involved […]...More

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X Factor moves their final to Manchester

Bosses at the X Factor have confirmed that the final of the upcoming series will move from its traditional London base to the Manchester Central Centre. Show sponsors TalkTalk will be giving away 10,000 tickets to the final, which will feature this year’s judging panel Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh. Walsh said: […...More

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BBC announce Doctor Who biopic

The BBC have confirmed that they are planning a biopic about the origins of the Doctor Who TV series. The show will be along the same lines of the BBC 4 Road To Coronation Street drama, which told the back stage story of the development of Corrie. The 90-minute show, tentatively titled An Adventure In […]...More

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See the new video from Britain’s Got Talent’s Mr ‘Where’s me keys?’ Zip

Finally, at long last, after months of worry that the whole thing would be a storm in a teacup, the video for Mr Zip’s magnificent ‘Where’s me keys, where’s me phone?’ has arrived. When the song first aired on the last series of Britain’s Got Talent it caused a frenzied reaction. People all over the […]...More

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Withnail enters the Tardis: Richard E Grant to star in Doctor Who

The BBC have announced that star of Withnail & I Richard E Grant will appear in the upcoming new series. Grant had been touted as a possible Doctor himself before Mat Smith’s appointment an even provided the voice of the time traveller in an animated version of the show. Now the BBC are saying that […]...More

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First look at Charlie Brooker’s new comedy ‘A Touch Of Cloth’

After his superb 3-part comedy series Black Mirror aired earlier this year, screenwriter Charlie Brooker returns with cop comedy ‘A Touch Of Cloth’, which will air on Sky 1 in August. The show stars John Hannah and former Corrie star Suranne Jones and id described by Brooker as ‘just Airplane-style daftness” He continued: The inspiration [&...More

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Geoffrey Hughes, best known as Coronation Street’s Eddie Yeats, passes away

The actor behind one of the best-loved Coronation Street characters has passed away. Geoffrey Hughes, who played lovable rogue Eddie Yeats from 1974 to 1983, died over the weekend after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. Geoffrey brought a charm and likeability to the character of Eddie and his partnership with Stan […]...More

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The 2012 Olympics – your guide to the highlights

So, the 2012 London Olympics finally gets underway tonight. After years of excitement , anticipation, hype and hyperbole we can finally settle down on our settee with a bag of crisps and a brew and watch the fittest athletes on the world run round tracks, swim up and down pools, jump over things, bounce around […]...More

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Dracula is returning to TV in a major new series; here are some famous portrayals

It has been announced that Count Dracula is to return to the small screen in a major new 10-part adaptation, the NBC/ Sky Living production will star Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the famous vampire. Created by author Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula has been the subject of hundreds of film and TV adaptations over the […]...More

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Channel 4 goes mad with a week of programmes on mental health

Tonight sees the start of Mad Week on Channel 4, when it shows a series of programmes looking at attitudes to mental health. This being Channel 4, though, the shows are generally celeb-fronted and appear light-hearted. First up tonight at 10PM, depression-sufferer Ruby Wax follows a number of successful business people as they reveal their [&hellip...More

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Stephen Mulhern is to be the new host of Catchphrase (any excuse to show this classic clip

It’s been announced that Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern will front a revived version of classic 80’s & 90’s quiz show Catchphrase. The show was originally hosted by Irish comic Roy Walker but Mulhern will take presenting duties on the new pilot, which will be shot in August. To be honest we’re not […]...More

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Irony overload: Rogue Traders presenter jailed for fraud

Former Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail after being found guilty of benefit fraud. Penteado fronted the consumer interest show from 2008 and 2012 and was paid over £56,000 for his efforts. During that time, though, he continued to claim housing and council tax benefits amounting to over […]...More

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Karen Gillan ‘cried for two weeks’ after leaving Doctor Who

Outgoing Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan has told fans at San Diego’s Comic-Con that she cried for two weeks after shooting her final scenes on the show. Karen, who has played ‘Tardis Totty’ Amy Pond for the last 2 series, will leave the show during the next run, as will co-star Arthur Darville who plays […]...More

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The Proms start on Friday, here’s our beginner’s guide

If you’re one of those people that turns the TV over whenever the Proms are on, maybe this year you should give it a go; it’s one of the most extraordinary celebrations of music in the world and a uniquely British event. ‘Promenade’ concerts (where musicians play in parks and open spaces while listeners walk […]...More

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Is the BBC planning to bring back Eldorado? Let’s hope not

There are rumours circulating the internet that the new BBC director general George Entwistle my be considering returning 90’s super-flop soap to our screens. In what may be either be a bad joke, a malicious rumour or a genuine piece of crazy thinking, a former member of the show’s crew, Paul Davies, has written in […]...More

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Superstar: ITV get their chance to plug Lloyd Webber ‘s new musical

After the BBC shows ‘I’d Do Anything’, ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’ showed how TV companies could make hugely popular shows by creating extended plugs for Andrew Lloyd Webber stage productions, ITV have finally got their own addition to the canon starting this weekend. Superstar will find […]...More