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Complaints Pour Into Bbc Over Gaza Appeal Turndown

27th January 2009

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...

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Police Hunt Charlotte Church's Ex Over Heroin Haul

25th January 2009

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",...

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Ulrika Jonsson Is Named Celebrity Big Brother Champion

23rd January 2009

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...

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Rapper Coolio Finishes Third In Celebrity Big Brother

23rd January 2009

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...

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Coolio: Mission Accomplished

23rd January 2009

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...

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Latoya And Tommy Evicted From Celebrity Big Brother

22nd January 2009

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...

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Ofcom Calls For Itv To Be 'Set Free'

21st January 2009

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...

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South Bank Show Award For Mercury Winners Elbow

20th January 2009

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...

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

19th January 2009

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...

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Slumdog Millionaire Cleans Up At Critics' Choice Awards

9th January 2009

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...

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Father Ted Writer Backs Atheist Bus Message

9th January 2009

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...

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Ulrika And Lucy Face Celebrity Big Brother Eviction

7th January 2009

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...

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It Crowd Writer Linehan Hopes For Fourth Series

7th January 2009

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...

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Davina To Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

6th January 2009

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...

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Andrew Sachs To Join Coronation Street Cast

5th January 2009

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...

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New Stars Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

2nd January 2009

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...

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La Toya Signed Up For Bb After Pulling Out Of Jungle

2nd January 2009

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...

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Celebrity Big Brother 'Not Sanitised' For Tv Return

2nd January 2009

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...

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Revealed: Inside The Celebrity Big Brother House

30th December 2008

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....

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

26th December 2008

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...

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Bear Grylls Breaks Shoulder After Antarctic Fall

8th December 2008

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...

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Project Kangaroo Video Service Fails To Bounce Into Life

3rd December 2008

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...

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Hollyoaks Wins At Mental Health Media Awards

27th November 2008

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...

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Brits Sweep The Board At International Emmy Awards

25th November 2008

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...

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Sky Anchor Jeff Stelling Confirmed As New Countdown Host

21st November 2008

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...

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Jamie Oliver Not Steering Clear Of Swearing

12th November 2008

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...

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Hd Hollyoaks, Football And Films Under New Rulings

17th October 2008

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,...

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London Film Festival Opens With Frost/nixon Premiere

16th October 2008

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...

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Take That Travel To The Circus For Album Five

13th October 2008

Take That have announced their fifth album, due for release in December, is to be entitled The Circus.The award-winning boyband are also to take to the road again, following 2007's hugely successful Beautiful World tour,...

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Channel 4 Exits Dab Consortium

10th October 2008

Channel 4 has abandoned plans to launch a series of digital radio stations, blaming a lack of potential advertising revenue.The broadcaster said it was pulling out of 4 Digital Group "very reluctantly" but insisted its...

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