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Big Brother No More Watching After Next Season In U.k.

26th August 2009

While CBS's Big Brother continues to pull in solid ratings in its 11th edition in the U.S., the show has slipped appreciably in the U.K., where it originated. The Channel 4 network, which carries it...

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'Big Brother' Officially Axed

26th August 2009

Channel 4 has announced 'Big Brother' will be axed after next year's show.Following rumours the reality TV show faces the chop, the network has confirmed it will not renew its contract with programme makers Endemol...

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End Of 'Big Brother'

26th August 2009

'Big Brother' is facing the chop, it has been claimed.This year's edition of the Channel 4 reality TV show has been the least popular in history with just two million viewers regularly tuning in, compared...

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Sree Slashes Wrists

29th July 2009

'Big Brother' contestant Sree Dasari has slashed his wrists in a desperate cry for help.The Indian-born student - the fourth person to be voted off the Channel 4 reality TV show in this year's series...

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Five New 'Big Brother' Housemates

17th July 2009

Five new housemates are set to enter the 'Big Brother' house tonight (17.07.09).Producers are keen to spice up the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall reality show, so are sending in five fresh faces, including a Muslim fashion...

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News Corp Denies Wiretap Allegations

13th July 2009

News Corp on Friday denied allegations that its London tabloids, the Sun and the New of the World used illegal wiretaps to obtain personal information about actors, sports stars, politicians and other celebrities. The reports...

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British Tv Nude Art Class Draws Complaints

9th July 2009

Britain's Channel 4 was the object of complaints from viewers Wednesday over the station's daytime educational show, "Life Class Today's Nude," which instructed viewers on the techniques of drawing real-life nude models. The London Telegraph...

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Housemates Told Of Nominations

8th July 2009

The 'Big Brother' housemates were told five people are up for eviction last night (08.07.09)Charlie, Kris and Sophie (Dogface) already knew they will face the public vote for breaking rules by discussing nominations, but the...

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Lisa And Freddie Friends

3rd July 2009

Lisa and Freddie have made up. Following a blazing argument on Wednesday (01.07.09) between the two 'Big Brother' housemates - which concluded with Lisa saying she wasn't going to speak to Freddie (Halfwit) ever again...

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British Tv Exec Says U.k. Networks Should Emulate Hulu

1st July 2009

Dawn Airey, the head of Britain's Channel 5, has urged fellow broadcast executives in the U.K. to build online partnerships and "then return to stabbing each other in the back over the broadcast schedules." She...

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Marcus Immune From Nominations?

24th June 2009

Marcus may be immune from eviction from 'Big Brother' this week. The hairy housemate thanked Siavash - acting as King Henry VIII - at last night's (23.06.09) banquet for "letting him stay another week" after...

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Big Brother's House Of 'Rejects'

23rd June 2009

Three contestants from this year's 'Big Brother' are reportedly rejects from last year's series.Marcus, Charlie and Rodrigo all auditioned for 'Big Brother' series nine - which was eventually won by school teacher Rachel Rice -...

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'Big Brother' Live Nominations

22nd June 2009

'Big Brother' housemates will be forced to nominate each other live on air this week.The remaining 12 contestants on the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall series will be asked to name the two people they want to...

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New Housemate For 'Big Brother'?

17th June 2009

A new housemate is set to enter the 'Big Brother' house.Channel 4 bosses are keen to boost flagging ratings by secretly arranging for a new person to join the show next week and spice things...

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All 'Big Brother's Contestants To Face Eviction

4th June 2009

All 16 'Big Brother' contestants could be evicted within three days of the show's start.Those entering the fly-on-the-wall TV house tonight (04.06.09) will be told they are only 'guests' and need to earn the right...

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Jamie Oliver To Take On America's Fattest Cities

11th May 2009

British chef Jamie Oliver is to take his healthy eating initiatives to the US for a new television series, it has been announced.The Naked Chef, famed for revitalising school dinners in the UK, is to...

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U.k.'S Channel 4 To Halt Buying U.s. Shows

7th May 2009

In a blow to U.S. TV show producers, Britain's Channel 4 network, which once aired such U.S.-produced series as Friends and Frasier , said it has no plans to buy any new U.S. show in...

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Myleene Klass Takes M&s Paycut

2nd May 2009

Myleene Klass has taken a 250,000 pay cut to stay at Marks & Spencer.The model and presenter has kept her job, but had her salary slashed from 1 million to 750,000 as the retailer makes...

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Actress Morton Reveals Tainted Past

25th April 2009

Acclaimed British actress Samantha Morton has revealed how she was convicted of threatening to kill a girl in a carehome when she was younger.The star, whose has played characters as diverse as Myra Hindley and...

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Itv To Search For New Chief After Grade Steps Down

23rd April 2009

Michael Grade is to switch to a non-executive role at ITV, leaving the broadcaster to find a new chief executive.The former BBC and Channel 4 boss joined ITV in November 2006 but has seen his...

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Libel Victory For Channel 4 And Da Ali G Show

22nd April 2009

Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen has successfully defeated an $800,000 (550,000) libel lawsuit against his former programme Da Ali G Show.A female plaintiff, who sued as 'Jane Doe' claimed to have been physically, emotionally, and...

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Bbc Criticised For Expansive Commercial Activities

7th April 2009

A House of Commons committee has condemned the actions of BBC Worldwide – the corporation's commercial arm – singling out its increasing number of magazines, investment in production companies and its controversial acquisition of Lonely...

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Scandinavian Role Wins Branagh Award Shock

27th March 2009

Actor Kenneth Branagh's TV exploits in Wallander have won him the best actor gong at today's Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.The Shakespearian specialist may have wowed audiences with his version of Hamlet, but it was for...

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Ads For Abortion Advisers To Air In U.k.

26th March 2009

In an apparent effort to halt the rising number of teenage pregnancies in Britain, the country's official Broadcasting Committee on Advertising Practice, announced Wednesday that it will allow pregnancy advisory services -- who often direct...

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Channel 4 Announce Animal Autopsy Programme

25th March 2009

Channel 4 viewers will be treated to the dissections of animals including an elephant, crocodile and a whale, it has been announced.A new show, provisionally entitled Animal Autopsy, was revealed on Wednesday as part of...

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Michelle Heaton Gives Up Singing

19th March 2009

Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton has announced she is to give up her career as a musician.The 28-year-old said she was hanging up the microphone to focus on TV presenting.Earlier this year Heaton appeared...

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Richard And Judy Could End Tv Partnership

8th March 2009

TV presenters Richard and Judy could bring an end to their daytime television partnership to pursue solo projects.Richard Madeley told Radio 4's Desert Island Discs show, that they felt they had achieved all they could...

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Richard Tribute Show Leads Bbc Viewing Figures

1st March 2009

The BBC's tribute programme to actress Wendy Richard, who died earlier this week, pulled in more than five million viewers according to statistics.The former EastEnders star, who passed away aged 65 on Thursday, was the...

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Channel 4 Slammed Over 'Child Abuse' Programme

12th February 2009

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...

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Watchdog Blocks Plans For Kangaroo On-demand Service

4th February 2009

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...

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