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Friday 19 August 2011
Sally Bercow likes being on TV. She knows it will upset the establishment, which is a big plus
Saturday 13 August 2011
When Richard Desmond bought Channel Five he invested £200m in the ailing reality TV show. Now it has to deliver viewers
Thursday 04 August 2011
Natasha Kaplinsky is joining ITV News in September.
Monday 01 August 2011
As the news emerges that Charlie Sheen is due to take a starring role in the new series of Big Brother when it relaunches on Channel 5 later this month, Independent.co.uk has created a round-up of choice phrases from the loquacious actor's previous broadcasting career on his YouTube Channel Sheen’s Korner.
Friday 08 July 2011
I've long been of the opinion that subtitles paper over the cracks in a foreign film or television series, making it seem marginally more sophisticated than it really is. That the dialogue was incomprehensible to English-speakers in Forbrydelsen (the original Danish version of The Killing), or in the excellent French crime thriller Spiral, disguised any potential bum notes. I'm convinced this is why critical consensus favours the Swedish series of Wallander over Kenneth Branagh's, rather than any genuine gulf in class. In fact, I can assure you with some conviction that there were shonky lines in Forbrydelsen, because I happen to live with a Danish screenwriter, and she told me so. (This is not a joke.) Still, the first episode of the American remake served only to remind me of the original's considerable qualities.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell media empire has unveiled plans for greater use of product placement on Channel 5 and closer ties between the broadcaster and the company's stable of newspapers and magazines.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
Richard Desmond's media group Northern & Shell will reveal today that Channel 5 made a profit last year. The news comes just a month before the anniversary of the ailing channel's acquisition by Mr Desmond in a deal worth £103.4m.
Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic, Monday<br/>The Walking Dead, Channel 5, Sunday<br/>Twenty Twelve, BBC4, Monday
Sunday 24 April 2011
Thursday 21 April 2011
As fictional deaths go, Mark Gatiss's exit from The Crimson Petal and the White last week surely takes some beating. Poor pious Henry, so agitated about the rescue of fallen women, and so blind to his own libidinous yearnings for Mrs Fox, finally had the scales torn from his eyes by his brother William: "For pity's sake, Henry," William shouted with understandable exasperation. "She wants you to give her a good seeing-to." Sadly, Mrs Fox wasn't seen to, well or otherwise, but Henry became so engrossed in thinking about it that he didn't notice that he'd set his feet on fire. That's what I call a sexual reverie, frankly. This week, quite properly, everyone was in mourning dress and, behind her black veil, Agnes was steadily getting battier and battier.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
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