The studio set of ITV's London's Burning did, indeed, burn. The actors from the fictional team Blue Watch looked on as Green Watch, Bermondsey's real-life team, fought the flames.

Hovis decided to withdraw a repeat of one of its Seventies ads, apparently because of adverse publicity from the fact that the angel-faced star had grown into a life of crime.

ITV has axed Boon, Blockbusters and Full Stretch.

A fanatical Sheffield Wednesday fan, the EastEnders star Ian Reddington (Richard) has sung the lead vocals on the club's FA Cup Final song.

GMTV's Michael Wilson almost missed a show when he got trapped in a lift, and Beverly Hills 90210's Shannen Doherty is considering an appearance in Playboy.

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