Orbital Remixes BBC Wimbledon theme tune for 40th anniversary

Light and Tuneful, the BBC’s Wimbledon theme tune, is 40 years old this summer, and Paul Hartnoll, of British electronic dance duo Orbital has teamed up with BBC Sport and BBC Music to give it a new twist.

Light and Tuneful, the BBC’s Wimbledon theme tune, is 40 years old this summer, and Paul Hartnoll, of British electronic dance duo Orbital has teamed up with BBC Sport and BBC Music to give it a new twist.

Originally composed by Keith Mansfield, Light and Tuneful has been remixed and visualised by music legend Paul, and will air as part of BBC’s Wimbledon coverage this week.

Interview with the producers of The Question Jury



Channel 4 Entertainment launches its new hybrid reality-quiz format for daytime, The Question Jury, on Monday July 11. The 20x60’ series, produced by Monkey, airs daily over four weeks and could see contestants walk away £10,000 richer every day. Here, we talk to Will Macdonald, Creative Director at Monkey and Executive Producer Ollie Brack, to get the lowdown on the show.

How does the show work?

O: Seven strangers are brought together at the start of the week and they are locked in a jury room. They must work together to answer questions correctly and build up as much money as possible but, when it comes to the final round, only one of them can have the chance to win that and leave. They nominate the Final Foreman at the end of the show for that last question. They have no help or interaction with anyone else, only each other’s knowledge and gut instincts to rely on.

W: If the nominated jury member gets the answer right, they could leave with up to £10,000. Get it wrong, they’re off with their tail between their legs. As soon as they’re chosen, they’re leaving. The rest of the jury will try again with a new member joining them the following day. Each new week starts with a fresh cast of seven starting jurors! A new gang.

BBC Children in Need announces highest ever fundraising total: £55million



BBC Children in Need announces its final fundraising total for the 2015 Appeal, a record-breaking £55 million. The Charity said that the phenomenal total would not have been possible without the public once again coming together to help raise money to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

The 2015 total is the highest amount of money raised by the Charity in its history, and is the culmination of the efforts of every single person across the UK who did something to raise money, from cake baking to sky diving. The money raised will go to community projects across the UK to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

BBC One today announces two very special Christmas programmes from Love Productions

Christmas is coming and Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue get into the festive spirit with two yuletide specials of The Great Christmas Bake Off.

Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, says: “What a treat to bring two Great British Bake Off specials to BBC One this Christmas. Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue are the perfect recipe for the festive season.”

Richard McKerrow, Creative Director of Love Productions, comments: “We’re excited to announce that there will be two specials of The Great Christmas Bake Off. What could be a better Christmas gift than welcoming back past bakers for a fun-filled festive Bake Off!”

ITV commissions new six part murder mystery thriller Loch Ness

The beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s most iconic loch is the stunning backdrop for new six-part drama, Loch Ness to be produced by ITV Studios.
 
Acclaimed actors Laura Fraser (Houdini and Doyle, The Missing, Peter & Wendy), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Benidorm, Downton Abbey) and John Sessions (Upstart Crow, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Rack Pack) will take leading roles in the new series alongside Don Gilet (Brief Encounters, Holby City, EastEnders), Gray O'Brien (The Daniel Connection, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Coronation Street) and William Ash (The Tunnel, Moving On, Death in Paradise).