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That’s Rich pilot commissioned by Channel 4

That’s Rich pilot commissioned by Channel 4

OK, so in and amongst our foolish vagaries there’s a little semi-excitement in the news that Rich Fulcher has been commissioned to lead the way on a Channel 4 pilot for a new comedy show called That’s Rich set in a little porno shop in London. Our blank eyed confusion relates to the fact that(…)

Doctor Who Series 9 latest

Doctor Who Series 9 latest

Fish around in your jacket pock for your Sonic Screwdriver and get ready for another epic outing for Peter Capaldi as the BBC has announced details for Doctor Who Series 9. As well as reiterating the ongoing onscreen partnership of the actor with Jenna Coleman with a shot of their empty chairs on the set(…)

Humans come to Channel 4

Humans come to Channel 4

TV will be getting in on the robotic sci-fi action in 2015 with the announcement that they’ll be airing Humans later in the year, a new co-production from Channel 4, AMC, Matador Films and Kudos. Set in an alternate present day in which the key difference is more advanced cybernetic technology, it looks set to(…)

New Danger Mouse cartoon

New Danger Mouse cartoon

Oh crumbs, ooh erh and… Look out! It’s a bomb! The new Danger Mouse cartoon is set to bring the lily white, one-eyed rodent and his trusty hamster side-kick Ernest Penfold back to the telly with a bang in 2015. To add to the incredible news, the BBC has also confirmed the full compliment of(…)

Thunderbirds Are Go Series 2 confirmed

Thunderbirds Are Go Series 2 confirmed

The upcoming reboot of the much loved children’s adventure show has been confirmed for a second series by ITV yesterday (18th December 2014) giving a pretty big indication that the return to Tracey Island is far from a fleeting hint of nostalgia. Thunderbirds Are Go Series 2 may well be a long while in the(…)

Doctor Who Last Christmas

Doctor Who Last Christmas

It’s time to get your seasonal sci-fi bobble hats on as the BBC fired out yet another wintery gem in the Doctor Who Last Christmas special episode, which wrapped both Santa Clause and Nick Frost (Cuban Fury, The World’s End) up in a festive bow for the culmination of Peter Capaldi’s first series at the(…)

Remember Me brings Michael Palin back to the BBC

Remember Me brings Michael Palin back to the BBC

It’s been a very long time since we last saw Michael Palin getting into any kind of fictional character for a TV performance, but the good news is that the BBC has recently announced that he will be taking the lead role in a new haunting mini-series called Remember Me. Coming hot on the heels(…)

Ray Winstone to star in The Trials Of Jimmy Rose on ITV

Ray Winstone to star in The Trials Of Jimmy Rose on ITV

ITV has confirmed that it has commissioned a new three part drama, The Trials Of Jimmy Rose, starring Ray Winstone in the leading role alongside Amanda Redman. It sees Winstone taking on another disreputable criminal figure, a part he’s managed to get down to a fine art, but with a lot of family issues to(…)

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky propose 2015 UK election televised debates

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky propose 2015 UK election televised debates

The big four British broadcasting names have put their hand into the the fire pit that is UK politics in a bid to stage a series of 2015 election debates, giving the relative powerhouses in the bid for Parliamentary control a stage to let it all hang out. Though the plans haven’t been ratified by(…)

Arthur & George adaptation comes to ITV with Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur & George adaptation comes to ITV with Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

ITV has confirmed that it began filming this autumn for the adaptation of of Julian Barnes’ novel, Arthur & George, casting Martin Clunes as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The three part mini-series will take us back to the celebrated author and physician’s troubled years following the death of his wife,(…)

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