British Television Newsletter
Welcome to another burst of TV news and gossip.
New articles on site now:
Flambards, which originally aired on this side of the Atlantic in 1980, is one of my all time favourite dramas. Find out more with the latest article onsite now:
The recent article on Fallen Angel, ITV's adaptation of the Roth trilogy by Andrew Taylor, has proven very popular:
Dr Who and Masterpiece Theatre are hot forum topics right now, come and join us any time:
For UK viewers the countdown has begun, series three of Dr Who begins on Saturday, March 31st on BBC One, with Two Worlds Collide. Click here to see the teaser trailer, which gives nothing away...
While we're on the subject, it seems to be a cert that John Simm will appear as the Doctor's arch nemesis, the Master, in the climactic episode of the new series.
And speaking of John Simm (here we go again....I can't help it if he's everywhere !) make sure you watch him as troubled ear-chopping-artistic-genius Vincent Van Gogh in The Yellow House, airing on Channel 4, Thursday March 22nd at 9pm. John Lynch (Bleak House) also stars as Paul Gauguin.
Telly veteran (and I mean veteran) Terry Wogan had a monster gaffe on his hands as he announced the wrong winner on Making Your Mind Up, the show selecting the UK's Eurovision entry. Scooch were eventually declared the real winners, so off to Helsinki they'll go to compete in possibly the most naff contest in the history of TV....If you really must see the winners in action, click here.
Drug use will be one of the last taboos to be broken on Corrie as two characters are seen puffing on a joint in a back yard.....
The Royle Family scooped a Royal Television Award for the one off special The Queen of Sheba earlier in the month. Other winners at the prestigious ceremony included Not Going Out, Who Do You Think You Are ?, and Housewife 49. Writer Richard Curtis (BlackAdder, Vicar of Dibley etc.)was also awarded for his outstanding contribution to UK TV programming at the ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
That's all for this week.
See you soon.
Pam Lawrence, British Television Editor