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The Crimson Petal and the White - new BBC drama
As the drama budget for British channel BBC2 triples, despite a 20% cut in BBC funds overall, Victorian drama 'The Crimson Petal and the White' is serialised on British TV
The Apprentice UK Candidates 2011
Here they all are then - the new candidates on The Apprentice UK 2011, fresh on their official BBC website, and ready to amuse the world in Season 7. And here are my ten essential requirements to make it in the cut throat world of Reality TV Business Apprenticeship, Lord Sugar style.
Steps Reunion and Ultimate Collection
90s Supergroup Steps reunite on Sky TV in Autumn 2011 - and spark online Twitter fever, a chart topping tribute album The Ultimate Collection, and unveil plans for The Ultimate tour in April 2012.
Smiths Cover in John Lewis Christmas Commercial
Iconic Smiths' song 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want' is the Christmas 2011 backdrop to department store John Lewis' TV ad campaign.
Simon Cowell and The Talent Show Story
Simon Cowell dominates 21st century talent shows. He also dominates this 2012 UK TV series about the history of TV talent shows!
Shameless UK Transfers to America
Shameless has successfully transferred to the States on Showtime, having debuted on 'alternative' British Channel 4 in 2004. Its unlikely mix of familial devotion with parental neglect, drunkenness, drugs, ducking and diving and the sheer ingenuity it takes to just get by has been a surprise hit.
MTV Teen Soap Skins
British teen drama Skins sets out to shock, and it has succeeded on both sides of the Atlantic! Firstly shown in the States on BBC America - with strong language and violence edited out - it has since been rewritten for an American audience and premiered on MTV in January 2011.
Monroe Medical Drama Reworks House
New medical drama Monroe on English channel ITV, treads the same hospital corridors as inspirational MD Gregory House. Is the central character blatantly modelled on House?
Midsomer Murders and TV Ethnic Stereotypes
There are simply NO Anglo-African or Asian men, or women, in Midsomer. Are most small English towns as devoid of ethnic residents as Midsomer would suggest? And is this the 'last bastion of Englishness' as favoured by the show's creator
Made In Chelsea Review
Flitting around the select London area of Chelsea, these bright young things have just been made for our entertainment.
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