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19 items from 2014


Rochelle Humes, Alexander Armstrong to host Frank Sinatra competition

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rochelle Humes and Alexander Armstrong will team up to host a new Frank Sinatra-themed competition.

Frank Sinatra: Our Way - a one-off special - will see seven relatively unknown acts from across the UK performing covers of Sinatra classics.

The winner will be chosen on the night by a panel of music producers, vocal coaches, critics, songwriters, musicians and celebrities, and will get the chance to perform at a special Frank Sinatra centenary concert in 2015.

Armstrong - who has recently performed Sinatra classics with his four-piece band - said that he is "so excited" to be involved in the competition.

"We're going to be throwing the spotlight onto some truly inspirational and dazzling acts from all around the country," he said. "I can't think of a better tribute to the legacy of one of the 20th century's most iconic figures."

Humes added: ""After hosting BBC Children in Need this year, »

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Pointless renewed for 110 new episodes to air in 2015

25 November 2014 3:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless has been renewed by the BBC for a further 110 episodes.

The quiz show, produced by Remarkable Games, will return for its 14th and 15th series in 2015.

The upcoming run will also include 38 episodes of Pointless Celebrities.

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present the show, which airs on weekdays on 5.15pm on BBC One.

"As we head towards our 1000th episode, Pointless continues to go from strength to strength," said James Fox, Pointless executive producer and creative director of Remarkable Games.

"This is testament to the brilliance of Xander and Richard, our hard-working production team and our fantastically loyal viewers. We can't wait to bring them even more Pointless facts and fun in 2015 and beyond."

"Our audience love spending time with Xander and Richard and there is no sign of the appetite for the show waning," added BBC commissioning editor Pam Cavannagh.

Osman's other quiz show Two Tribes was recently renewed for a second series. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, Not Going Out

21 November 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

Coulson's team goes up against Hydra's security chief, the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse.

Meanwhile, the Doctor orders Raina to deliver his daughter to him at any cost. Guest starring Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan.

Not Going Out: BBC One, 9.30pm

Featuring Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, it's the hotly anticipated Pointless episode.

In an attempt to impress Lucy with his intellectual prowess, Lee joins Daisy as a contestant on the TV quiz show.

I'm a Celebrity: ITV, 9pm

We catch up with the jungle camp to see how our celebs are adapting to the presence of new arrivals Edwina Currie and Jake Quickenden.

Meanwhile, after defeating the Terror Tavern last night, Kendra faces the Cockroach Shaker.

Gogglebox: Channel 4, 9pm

Britain's favourite opinionated TV viewers share their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week's biggest and best shows. »

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National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

13 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.

The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at nationaltvawards.com or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Full list of 2015 nominations:

Chat Show Host

Adam Hills

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

Jonathan Ross

Michael McIntyre

Paul O'Grady

Piers Morgan

Sarah Millican

Comedy

Benidorm

Big School

Birds of a Feather

Blandings

Boomers

Citizen Khan

Derek

Mrs Brown's Boys

Not Going Out

Outnumbered

The Big Bang Theory

The Wrong Mans

W1A

Daytime

Animal Saints and Sinners

Antiques Road Trip

Bargain Hunt

BBC Breakfast

Coach Trip

Escape to the Country

Father Brown

Fifteen to One

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Alexander Armstrong To Voice "Danger Mouse"

18 September 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Comedian Alexander Armstrong is set to voice Danger Mouse in the revamped version of the classic 1980s cartoon. The new take will air on British kids TV network Cbbc.

Armstrong will be joined by comedian Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse's assistant Penfold, and Dave Lamb from "Come Dine With Me" will narrate the series.

Also onboard are Shauna MacDonald as Professor Squawkencluck, and Morwenna Banks in a variety of roles across the series. The revamp will air in 2015.

Source: Digital Spy »

- Garth Franklin

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New Who Review – “Robot of Sherwood”

8 September 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Robot Hood, Robot Hood, riding through the glen,

Robot Hood, Robot Hood, and his band of men…

Clara wants to meet someone legendary, The Doctor tells her they’re all made up, so when he actually shows up, The Doctor is convinced he’s a…

Robot Of Sherwood

By Mark Gatiss

Directed by Paul Murphy

Clara admits she’s always wanted to meet Robin Hood, who The Doctor waves off as merely a legend.  But as we’ve learned, one does not simply tell Clara Oswald she can’t have something, so off they go to Sherwood.  The Doctor is shocked to discover Robin Hood show up and attempt to appropriate his conveyance.  The Doctor is naturally convinced this is all a trick or plot of some type.  He is at once right, and wrong.  There is a plot, but it’s on the part of the (also real) Sheriff of Nottingham, »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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Pointless's Richard Osman has a new show: What is Two Tribes?

18 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

As huge fans of Pointless - one member of DS even has a coveted Pointless trophy - we were very excited to hear about Richard Osman's brand new quiz Two Tribes!

The show airs on BBC Two at 6pm - straight after Pointless finishes on BBC One, basically, if you're after an Osman double bill - and sees contestants being split into two tribes depending on their answers to some pretty personal questions in a pre-show survey.

The tribes then battle it out - with one member from the losing tribe going home in each round. But we wanted to know a little more, so we gave Richard a ring to find out if he's missing Alexander Armstrong, which tribes he would be in and how the show can teach us about humanity...

1. Richard is missing Alexander. Aww.

"It's really weird going solo for this. It's like hosting a »

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Who should be a permanent host of Have I Got News For You? - open thread

9 July 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You'll probably only notice when looking up the show on iPlayer, but Have I Got News For You has just completed its 47th series. Forty. Seventh.

18 of those have been without Angus Deayton in the host's chair. After "becoming the story" it was felt that he couldn't continue, but can the revolving position continue spinning forever?

There have been 93 guest presenters and counting, but the news that Rhod Gilbert has taken the central role on Never Mind The Buzzcocks could spur Hat Trick to follow suit for the quintessential panel show.

Alexander Armstrong would be an obvious choice, having played guest presenter 24 times, but we're quite partial to Martin Clunes, who has been a safe pair of hands on his eight outings.

Who do you think would be an ideal permanent host of Have I Got News For You and why?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Eurovision Song Contest, more

10 May 2014 3:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless Celebrities - Eurovision Special: BBC One, 6.20pm

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a Eurovision-themed episode of Pointless this evening, with competitors who have all been previously involved with the famous contest.

Those competing on this celebrity special include Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan, Bucks Fizz members and 1981 winners, and Chris Cromby and Gemma Abbey, otherwise known as Jemini, who famously scored no points in 2003. Maybe their knack for being pointless will be beneficial this time round...

Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7pm

The sixth audition show is here.

Ant and Dec are hosts as the judges - Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden - determine whose dreams to cut short and who to put one step closer to the Royal Variety Performance and that £250,000 cash prize.

Eurovision Song Contest: BBC One, 8pm

Ken Bruce presents live coverage of the final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest from Copenhagen this evening. »

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Nul points! Watch Pointless duo perform their own Eurovision song

8 May 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman unleash their inner euro-pop stars in a musical performance on this week's Eurovision Pointless special.

The duo's electronic Pet Shop Boys-esque track 'Nul Points' isn't actually too bad. It's definitely better than some United Kingdom entries of recent years, mentioning no names.

Watch Alexander and Richard perform 'Nul Points':

The Pointless Eurovision special airs on Saturday at 6.20pm on BBC One.

The special guests are Bucks Fizz singers and 1981 winners Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan; Johnny Logan and Dana, who both won the title for Ireland; Brotherhood of Man's Martin Lee and Sonia; and Jemini duo Chris Cromby and Gemma Abbey, who famously scored nul points in 2003.

At least if Jemini repeat their Eurovision score on Pointless, this time it will actually be good news.

Eurovision takes place on Saturday at 8pm on BBC One. »

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Pointless app launches on Android

1 May 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

An app for the BBC One game show Pointless has launched on Android.

Endemol UK's announcement follows the release of the iOS version back in February.

Animated versions of hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide players through the game, as progress is made by giving obscure answers and trying to attain a low score.

Like the iPhone and iPad versions, the app offers players the choice of competing with other Pointless fans via Facebook or email.

Armstrong said: "For ages, people have been asking me why there isn't a Pointless app and I always had to make up some sort of answer ('Because of non-alignment of data across territories' - that one always worked better than, 'It's because of the beavers').

"Anyway, now I don't have to make stuff up anymore because the Pointless app is Here! Hooray! And it's really, really good! Double hooray!"

Osman added: "The new »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Britain's Got Talent, True Detective

12 April 2014 2:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless Celebrities: BBC One, 7pm

The start of a new run of celebrity specials of the daytime quiz show fronted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. This week, it's a 1970s special complete with comedy Village People moustaches. There's a round on pop music, which should suit Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman. The other teams involved are actors Paul Henry and Madeline Smith, DJ Edward Stewart and Sally James (of Tiswas fame), and Sally Thomsett and Anna Karen.

Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7.15pm

ITV's biggest talent show is back with its great variety of singers, dancers, gymnasts, comedians and performing dogs. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the audition rounds have it all. Ant and Dec present, claiming about Simon Cowell that "if anything, parenthood has made him grumpier". The media mogul presides over the judging panel, alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

With the introduction of the Golden Buzzer, »

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Doctor Who: Ben Miller to play villain in Mark Gatiss episode

8 April 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ben Miller is to play a villain on Doctor Who.

Miller will face off against Peter Capaldi's new Doctor in the BBC sci-fi drama's next series.

"As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures," the actor and comic said. "My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."

Miller will appear in an episode penned by Mark Gatiss, set to air later in 2014.

"Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode," said lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

"With Capaldi in the Tardis, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"

48-year-old Miller previously played the lead in BBC One's Death in Paradise and appeared in ITV sci-fi Primeval.

He »

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Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal; Alexander Armstrong's Ripping Yarns; The Trip to Italy; London Live review

5 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ben Macintyre's account of Britain's most treacherous spy stood out in a week of ripping yarns and foreign adventures

Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal (BBC2) | iPlayer

Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns (BBC4) | iPlayer

The Trip to Italy (BBC2) | iPlayer

London Live

"I was asked about him, and said I knew 'his people'." Thus a deputy head of MI6, with a clubbable nod to the tradition of elite families, ushered in with open arms to the most secret club in Britain, and with little more than a wink and a snifter, Harold Adrian Russell Philby, better known as Kim, the most treacherous man this country has known.

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- Euan Ferguson

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TV highlights 03/04/2014

2 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

15,000 Kids And Counting | Hercules The Human Bear | Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns | The Smoke | Jockey School | Nashville | Birmingham Six Who Murdered Maxine?

The state's responsibility towards its children can be a controversial subject, especially when muddied by newspaper horror stories about offspring snatched from competent parents. This series documents the real procedures behind adoption; the last resort of the child protection system. In the first episode we hear from parents of potential adoptees and the professionals making decisions about the families' futures, with foster carers and adoptive parents contributing their sides of the story over the course of the series. Rachel Aroesti »

- Rachel Aroesti, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, David Stubbs, Mark Jones, Julia Raeside and Ben Arnold

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Pointless: World Cup, Eurovision stars for celebrity specials

2 April 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The list of celebrities taking part in the latest Pointless specials has been announced.

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman will be joined by famous faces for six new primetime episodes of the hit game show, kicking off on Saturday, April 12.

The first special will have a 1970s theme, with Wizzard and Yes stars Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman facing actors Paul Henry and Madeleine Smith, and Sally Thomsett and Anna Karen, and children's television stars Ed Stewart and Sally James.

Elsewhere, Sir Geoff Hurst and George Cohen MBE will team up in the World Cup special, facing Peter Shilton and Steve Bull, Hope Powell and Casey Stoney, and Graeme Le Saux and commentator Jonathan Pearce.

The Eurovision Pointless special is a thing to behold, with Bucks Fizz's Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan trying to prove their wits against Martin Lee and Sonia Evans, Dana and Johnny Logan, and Jemini's Chris Cromby and Gemma Abbey. »

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Pointless app launches on iPhone and iPad

26 February 2014 11:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

An App for BBC daytime gameshow Pointless launched on iOS today (February 26).

The game follows the same structure as the TV series, which was recently commissioned for 204 more episodes and 24 celebrity specials.

Players are presented with one of 900 random questions, and must give the most obscure answer to beat their opponent.

It is possible to play solo, select an opponent at random or go head-to-head with friends via Facebook or email. The winner is crowned with a virtual Pointless trophy and virtual jackpot.

Animated versions of presenter Alexander Armstrong and quizmaster Richard Osman also appear in the app.

"The new Pointless app is a great way for fans of the show to compete against each other and their friends, testing their knowledge of little-known facts and figures," Osman said. "They might even get to play against me… if they do then I hope they will respectfully let me win."

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Thn’s Eight People You Didn’t Know Were In Woody Allen Films

12 February 2014 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

**Nothing about the personal life of Woody Allen will be discussed herein. This is a feature about his work and only that.**

Blue Jasmine has not only put Woody Allen back on the map, it’s given Cate Blanchett a career defining role. But you know that because you’ve seen it… Oh you haven’t seen it? Then you may not know it also stars Louis Ck, one of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians. In fact, over the last decade, the diminutive director has released a film a year, from the terrific (Midnight In Paris) to the downright forgettable (Cassandra’S Dream… No, me either). In that time he’s worked with some people you might not expect. For instance…

Alexander Armstrong

(Match Point, 2005, Scoop, 2006)

Yes, the host of ‘Pointless’ has appeared in two Woody Allen films. He spends most of his time standing around looking puzzled, saying ‘Great, »

- John Sharp

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Pointless gets 204 more episodes, 24 celeb specials on BBC One

12 February 2014 2:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has commissioned 204 more episodes of Pointless.

The new deal will stretch over three series - the 11th, 12th and 13th runs - for BBC Daytime, along with 24 episodes of Pointless Celebrities in primetime.

Pam Cavannagh, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: "It is great to see Pointless go from strength to strength, pulling in stellar ratings for BBC One in both its weekday and primetime Saturday night spot."

Pointless - hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - originally launched on BBC Two in 2009 and was shifted to BBC One in 2011.

The quiz has proven a ratings success for BBC One, with the highest-rating episode of series 10 pulling in 5.18m viewers and the highest-ever rated episode of Pointless Celebrities attracting 7.7m on December 14.

A Pointless app is also due to launch on iOS and Android this month and will feature a one-player mode as well as a versus friends mode. »

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