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Channel 4 Slammed Over 'Child Abuse' Programme

A local council has asked Channel 4 to scrap a reality show which 'emotionally abuses' its child participants.Boys and Girls Alone, which began last month, features 20 children aged behind eight and 11 left to...

By on 12 February 2009

Watchdog Blocks Plans For Kangaroo On-demand Service

The Competition Commission has rejected plans conceived by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for an on-demand video service called Project Kangaroo.The watchdog said it was in favour of the innovative proposals but could not...

By on 04 February 2009

Complaints Pour Into Bbc Over Gaza Appeal Turndown

The BBC was under fire today (Tuesday) for its refusal to air an appeal for humanitarian relief aid in Gaza. Some 15,500 complaints about the policy were registered by BBC switchboard operators. On Monday, protesters...

Police Hunt Charlotte Church's Ex Over Heroin Haul

An ex-boyfriend of singer Charlotte Church is wanted by police in connection with a substantial heroin haul.Police are seeking to question Kyle Johnson, 24, over the supply of a "large seizure of Class A drugs",...

By on 25 January 2009

Ulrika Jonsson Is Named Celebrity Big Brother Champion

Television presenter Ulrika Jonsson has won the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother.The 41-year-old ex-weather girl, best known for her work on TV-AM, Gladiators and Shooting Stars, was the only female housemate to reach the...

By on 23 January 2009

Rapper Coolio Finishes Third In Celebrity Big Brother

Grammy winner Coolio has finished in third place in the current series of Celebrity Big Brother.The Gangsta's Paradise star has become the latest contestant voted off the Channel 4 reality show.Despite upsetting many of the...

By on 23 January 2009

Coolio: Mission Accomplished

Coolio had spoken of his unbridled joy at surviving through to the final of Celebrity Big Brother.Just five people remain in the Big Brother house after La Toya Jackson and Tommy Sheridan were evicted last...

By on 23 January 2009

Latoya And Tommy Evicted From Celebrity Big Brother

Singer LaToya Jackson and Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan have become the latest contestants voted off Celebrity Big Brother.Michael Jackson's sister and the controversial former member of the Scottish parliament were evicted from the show with...

By on 22 January 2009

Ofcom Calls For Itv To Be 'Set Free'

Both ITV and Channel 5 could be set free to pursue commercial programming without a public service remit, under an Ofcom report released today.In September the regulator suggested ITV could drop some of its public...

By on 21 January 2009

South Bank Show Award For Mercury Winners Elbow

Mercury Music prize winners Elbow and theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh have been honoured at the annual South Bank Show awards.The Mancunian band claimed the pop award while Sir Cameron - whose new production of...

By on 20 January 2009

U.k.'S Channel 4 Founder Blasts Its Programming

The founder of Britain's Channel 4 says that it has brought its current financial difficulties on itself. Jeremy Isaacs, who served as CEO of the commercial network from 1980 to 1987, told the London Sunday...

Slumdog Millionaire Cleans Up At Critics' Choice Awards

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the 14th annual Critics' Choice awards with five prizes including best picture.The novel adaptation - released in the UK today (Friday January 9th) - tells of a...

By on 09 January 2009

Father Ted Writer Backs Atheist Bus Message

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan says the spirit of his best-known show motivated him to back the atheist advertising campaign launched earlier this week.Linehan unveiled one of the four advertisements set to feature on the...

By on 09 January 2009

Ulrika And Lucy Face Celebrity Big Brother Eviction

Ulrika Jonsson and Lucy Pinder are the first contestants to face the public vote on the new series of Celebrity Big Brother.The TV presenter and glamour model could be evicted from the Channel 4 reality...

By on 07 January 2009

It Crowd Writer Linehan Hopes For Fourth Series

Graham Linehan, the creator of Emmy-winning sitcom The IT Crowd, says he is crossing his fingers for a fourth series.The third series of the comedy, starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd and Katherine Parkinson, recently finished...

By on 07 January 2009

Davina To Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

Tonight Celebrity Big Brother host Davina McCall will enter the house to surprise the housemates during the live show.Davina's entrance into the house will correspond with the end of the head of house challenge which...

By on 06 January 2009

Andrew Sachs To Join Coronation Street Cast

Former Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs is to appear in Coronation Street, it has been announced.The 78-year-old will join the cast of the long-running ITV1 soap later this year, a spokesman confirmed.The comedy veteran dominated...

By on 05 January 2009

New Stars Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

Ulrika Jonsson, Verne Troyer and LaToya Jackson are among the new contestants on Celebrity Big Brother.The former weather girl, actor and singer were part of a group of 11 new contestants on the infamous reality...

By on 02 January 2009

La Toya Signed Up For Bb After Pulling Out Of Jungle

LA TOYA JACKSON signed up for the latest series of CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER after pulling out of a deal to star in rival reality show I'M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE. However, she changed...

By on 02 January 2009

Celebrity Big Brother 'Not Sanitised' For Tv Return

Despite attracting record complaints in 2007, Celebrity Big Brother will not be "sanitised" for its return to the screen, Channel 4 have claimed.The reality show was dropped from the schedules in 2007 after the allegedly...

By on 02 January 2009

Revealed: Inside The Celebrity Big Brother House

Channel 4 have released pictures of the new Celebrity Big Brother house.Eleven well-known personalities will enter into the makeshift house for three-and –a-half weeks on Friday for the latest version of the hugely controversial show....

By on 30 December 2008

Britons Offended By Iranian President's Address, Says Govt.

The British government has criticized commercial broadcaster Channel 4 for broadcasting a message by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as its "alternative message" to the Queen's annual Christmas message. "The British media are rightly free to...

Bear Grylls Breaks Shoulder After Antarctic Fall

Television adventurer Bear Grylls has suffered a broken shoulder while taking part in a charitable expedition in Antarctica.The 34-year-old presenter fell while climbing an ice mountain on a trip to promote the use of alternative...

Project Kangaroo Video Service Fails To Bounce Into Life

A video on demand service dubbed Project Kangaroo would unfairly dominate the market, the Competition Commission (CC) has ruled.The online joint venture between the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 would provide a 'one-stop shop' for...

By on 03 December 2008

Hollyoaks Wins At Mental Health Media Awards

Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks has been rewarded for its handling of the issue of eating disorders by winning a Mental Health Media award.The accolade was for the show's portrayal of Hannah's (Emma Rigby) battle with...

By on 27 November 2008

Brits Sweep The Board At International Emmy Awards

Seven of the ten awards on offer at the International Emmys were taken by British recipients in New York last night.David Suchet and Lucy Cohu took the top acting prizes, for their work in Maxwell...

By on 25 November 2008

Sky Anchor Jeff Stelling Confirmed As New Countdown Host

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling has been named as the new host of Channel 4 quiz Countdown.The veteran host, renowned for his excitable presiding over Gillette Soccer Saturday, replaces Des O'Connor who announced he was...

By on 21 November 2008

Jamie Oliver Not Steering Clear Of Swearing

Jamie Oliver will not be told to steer clear of swearing in his upcoming series, according to Channel 4.ITV chairman Michael Grade had recently criticised the "indiscriminate" amount of bad language in broadcasting while MPs...

By on 12 November 2008

Hd Hollyoaks, Football And Films Under New Rulings

Freeview audiences will be able to enjoy soaps, movies and sports in high definition (HD) from next year, media watchdog Ofcom has announced.HD Freeview services will initially roll out in the Granada region in 2009,...

By on 17 October 2008

London Film Festival Opens With Frost/nixon Premiere

The stars of Frost/Nixon have attended the film's world premiere in Leicester Square as the 52nd BFI London Film Festival got underway.Veteran broadcaster David Frost joined the man playing him on the big screen, Michael...

By on 16 October 2008

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