Benidorm series 10 goes into production

ITV’s award winning comedy Benidorm returned to the channel last night for its ninth series winning its timeslot and peaking at 4.9m.
The popular comedy has been commissioned for a tenth series on ITV, which goes into production on location in Benidorm this month and will air 2018 on the channel.
First screened in 2007 in a 30-minute format, the show has grown to be hugely popular with ITV viewers and has been BAFTA nominated and won numerous TV awards over the years including two National TV Awards.
Series 10 will see legendary comedy duo Hale & Pace join the series as undercover detectives investigating Tim Healy’s character Les/Lesley, who returns to the series full time.

Channel 4 announces a new 2-year contract extension for Sunday Brunch

Produced by Princess Productions, 'Sunday Brunch' has been waking up the nation every Sunday since 2012 and continues to be Channel 4’s highest rating daytime programme.

Hosted by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, the live popular Sunday morning show delivers a morning mixture of the best chefs, drinks experts, big names from the worlds of science and the arts, A-list celebrity guests and music from international artists.

Three Hosts Announced For The Eurovision Song Contest Kyiv 2017

The hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have been announced today as Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko. The appointment marks the first time in the history of the contest that the event will be hosted by three men; all of whom are familiar faces on Ukrainian television and come with a wealth of experience.

Oleksandr and Volodymyr will take the role of stage hosts and will welcome the international audience to each of the three shows in May. They will also introduce upcoming acts, guide viewers through the show, and take on the important role of revealing the results. Timur will oversee proceedings from the Green Room, where the artists sit after their performances and await the exiting results of the competition. From here he will capture the emotion and tension of this situation for the viewers.

Nadiya Hussain and Alan Shearer to present new programmes for BBC Factual

Alison Kirkham, Controller Factual Commissioning, announces ambitious new programmes across BBC One and BBC Two.

Alison Kirkham says: “Factual on the BBC has had an outstanding start to the year. Following the success of Planet Earth II and the return of the much-loved Real Marigold Hotel on BBC One, we’ve had the powerful and timely series Hospital bringing audiences to our factual content, the breadth of which is not found on any other broadcaster. The new commissions I’m announcing today demonstrate the on-going ambition of the Factual commissioning team to showcase the very best talent on the BBC and to tell brave and important stories.

"I’m delighted that Nadiya Hussain is embarking on a very special culinary road trip around the UK for BBC Two, while Alan Shearer is exploring the potentially devastating link between football and dementia on BBC One. BBC Two tells the shocking story of Bill Cosby’s fall from grace in an extraordinary new documentary and Special Ops: 1943 painstakingly recreates the lives of Churchill’s secret soldiers, in a new series that brings this little-known part of history back to life, in a vivid new way.”

Sky 1 to serve up David Walliams’ Ratburger at Christmas

Sky is bringing an adaptation of David Walliams’ wickedly funny children’s novel Ratburger to screens this Christmas.
Three-time Children’s Book of the Year winner Walliams will star in the gruesome comedy alongside BAFTA TV Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith (Cilla, Gavin & Stacey, Miss Biggs), Mark Benton (The Halcyon, Waterloo Road), Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) and Ben Bailey Smith (Law and Order: UK).