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Hollyoaks Praised For Schizophrenia Storyline

Hollyoaks has been applauded by a mental health charity for its upcoming plot regarding a character's diagnosis with schizophrenia.An episode of the Channel 4 soap set for broadcast on August 7th will see teenage character...

By on 25 July 2008

Bb9 Luke Reacts Well To Rebecca's Nomination

Big Brother 9 contestant Luke Marsden has reacted pragmatically to the announcement that Rebecca Shiner is up for eviction.The pair have grown increasingly close in recent weeks, to the extent that Luke's girlfriend prior to...

By on 24 July 2008

Des O'connor Quits As Countdown Host

Des O'Connor has announced that he is to quit as the host of Channel 4's Countdown in November.The 76-year-old declared he missed the "thrill" of performing in live concerts and the challenge of live TV...

By on 23 July 2008

Bb9 Dale Becomes Head Of House As Darnell Moans

Big Brother 9 contestant Dale Howard has become Head of House and picked new housemates to join him in the 'Heaven' section.The 21-year-old chose Stuart Pilkington, Maysoon Shaladi, Luke Marsden, Rex Newmark and Rebecca Shiner,...

By on 22 July 2008

C4 Climate Programme Breached Rules

The media regulator has found that Channel 4's documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle broke a number of broadcasting rules.Ofcom said today that the show, which sought to challenge the theory that human activity is...

By on 21 July 2008

Bb9 Rex Complains About Staying In House

Big Brother 9 contestant Rex Newmark has stressed how unhappy he is to have remained in the house.The 24-year-old faced eviction on Friday night but was saved by the public for the second time, with...

By on 20 July 2008

Snoring Belinda Evicted From Big Brother 9 House

Big Brother 9 contestant Belinda Harris-Reid has been evicted from the show after facing the public vote.The 44-year-old, along with 24-year-old Rex Newmark, had been up for eviction this week after being nominated by a...

By on 19 July 2008

Big Brother Viewers Complain At Housemates Wasting Food

Viewers have complained to Channel 4 about Big Brother contestants wasting food on the show.Fans of the show expressed their disapproval at food fights and eating tasks at a time when domestic food bills are...

By on 18 July 2008

Stereophoncs Star Takes New Bike To Work

STEREOPHONCS guitarist RICHARD JONES has taken delivery of a new motorcycle to help him cut the time it takes to get across London between the recording studio and his record company.The bass player is "delighted"...

By on 16 July 2008

Richard And Judy Reveal New Show

Husband and wife duo Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are set to host a brand new show on a new subscription based television network.Earlier this year the talk show hosts announced that they would be...

By on 12 July 2008

Kevin Bishop: Rapid-fire Sketches Are Value For Money

TV comedian Kevin Bishop has said his new sketch show is a reaction to disappointing equivalents in recent years.The Star Stories actor has been given his own show - unsurprisingly entitled The Kevin Bishop Show...

By on 10 July 2008

Trio Of Short Films Push Anti-smoking Message

Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to push new filmmaking talent while simultaneously tackling smoking.The BREATHE campaign - organised by Channel 4's 4Talent, Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health (DoH)...

By on 10 July 2008

Mario And Rebecca Face Eviction After Bb9 Housemates Vote

Mario Marconi and Rebecca Shiner are to face the public vote after the Big Brother housemates nominated their favourites for eviction.Mario, a 42-year-old Home Office worker from Warrington, received five nominations, while 21-year-old Rebecca was...

By on 09 July 2008

Three New Girls To Enter Big Brother House

The Big Brother house will be home to three new female contestants after tonight's eviction, Channel 4 has confirmed.The three new housemates will be debuting on the reality show shortly after one of either Rex...

By on 04 July 2008

Rex Admits He 'Doesn't Fit In' After Bb Nomination

Rex Newmark has said he does not fit in with the other Big Brother contestants having been nominated for eviction.The 24-year-old and Jennifer Clark each received six nominations and will face the public vote on...

By on 03 July 2008

Did British Network Pay Ransom To Extremist Group?

Britain's Channel 4 may have paid a group associated with the Taliban $300,000 to secure the release of documentary producer Sean Langan, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Tuesday). Langan himself, who was working...

Jennifer And Rex Up For Big Brother Evictions

Jennifer Clark and Rex Newmark have been named as the next housemates to face the public vote on Big Brother 9.Having received six nominations each, the pair will face the public vote on Friday, with...

By on 02 July 2008

Project Kangaroo Referred To Competition Commission

The OFT has referred 'Project Kangaroo' – a video-on-demand venture between the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – to the Competition Commission.The Office for Fair Trade said it was referring the case to the CC...

By on 30 June 2008

Sylvia Leaves The Big Brother House

Sylvia has become the latest person to be evicted from the Big Brother house after she lost the public vote against Mohamed.In a clear show of who the public preferred, Sylvia received 90.2 per cent...

By on 28 June 2008

Dennis Removed From Bb House After Spitting

Channel 4 bosses have decided to remove housemate Dennis from the Big Brother house after he spat on Mohamed during a row.In the early hours of this morning a number of housemates were involved in...

By on 27 June 2008

Ofcom Fines Gcap Record £1.1m

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined commercial radio group GCap a record 1.1 million after allegations of competition fixing.Ofcom fined 30 local radio stations across GCap's network for allegedly selecting wrong entrants to a 'Secret Sound'...

Ofcom Fines Gcap Record £1.1m

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined commercial radio group GCap a record 1.1 million after allegations of competition fixing.Ofcom fined 30 local radio stations across GCap's network for allegedly selecting wrong entrants to a 'Secret Sound'...

By on 26 June 2008

Jennifer And Dennis Sent To Big Brother Jail

Big Brother 9 housemates Jennifer Clark and Dennis McHugh have been sent to the house's jail for rule-breaking.The pair had been talking about their auditions for the show, a banned subject under Channel 4 rules.Big...

By on 24 June 2008

New Housemate Stuart Causes A Stir In Big Brother House

Stuart Pilkington is the talk of the Big Brother house after becoming the 17th housemate on the ninth series.A 25-year-old former personal trainer, Stuart says his passions in life are his five-year-old daughter, music, women...

By on 23 June 2008

Stuart Pilkington Enters Big Brother After Alexandra Saga

Property developer Stuart Pilkington has become the 17th contestant to enter the Big Brother house, after Alexandra De-Gale was thrown out.A 25-year-old former personal trainer, Stuart says his passions in life are his five-year-old daughter,...

By on 21 June 2008

New Contestant To Join Big Brother After Alexandra Exit

A new contestant will enter the Big Brother house after Alexandra De-Gale was removed for threatening other housemates.The 23-year-old, from Croydon, south London, was due to face eviction alongside Mario Marconi, 43, on Friday but...

By on 20 June 2008

Charlotte Church Announces Second Baby On The Way

Charlotte Church has confirmed that she and boyfriend Gavin Henson are expecting their second child.The Voice of an Angel star has announced on her web site that she is pregnant, just nine months after giving...

By on 19 June 2008

Alexandra Thrown Off Big Brother 9 After 'Gangster Threats'

Alexandra De-Gale has been removed from the Big Brother house for threatening other housemates with references to her "gangster friends".The 23-year-old, from Croydon, south London, was due to face eviction alongside Mario Marconi, 43, on...

By on 19 June 2008

Big Brother 9 Housemates Fail Crisp-licking Task

The housemates in the ninth series of Big Brother have missed out on being awarded a gift token after failing a new task.The group's failure to correctly sort some 6,250 grams of crisps represented the...

By on 17 June 2008

Tv Stars Honoured In Queen's Birthday List

Television celebrities Des O'Connor, Victoria Wood and Paul O'Grady have all been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.O'Connor, 76, has been awarded a CBE for his services to the entertainment industry after a career...

By on 14 June 2008

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