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Benidorm will return for a sixth series in the New Year on ITV and a new family will be joining the series regulars.
The Dykes are from Watford and Clive (Benson) is firmly under the thumb of no nonsense wife Tonya (Waddingham). The two kids are "young, single and looking for fun".
The four newcomers join returning cast regulars Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, Sheila Reid, Oliver Stokes, Sherrie Hewson, Kenny Ireland, Tim Healey and Jake Canuso. Meanwhile, Nicholas Burns will return as Martin Weedon for the first time since series three.
This year's guest cameos will include the return of Matthew Kelly as Cyril Babcock, former Coronation Street actor Ken Morley as the head of a local hairdressing mafia and Philip Olivier as a "sexy new barman".
This documentary shows that even the weaker Tube moments are preferable to the hapless hackwork of the expensive haircuts dominating youth TV today
Newcastle. Home of Brown Ale, Viz, Tim Healy, Michael Caine's strange lack of a geordie accent in Get Carter … and, for a spell in the 1980s, television's most daring music programme. This was The Tube, which nabs an hour-long retrospective, Rewind The Tube (Friday, 11.05pm, C4), as part of the channel's 80s Night. Launching in the very first week of Channel 4's existence in 1982, The Tube spilled from the teatime tellies of Thatcher's Britain with a remit of appealing to young adults by giving them something they'd never seen before. This was no Nozin' Aroun' pander to a TV exec's idea of "the yoof". To a certain generation for whom Tiswas was about as daring as telly was allowed to get, The Tube was like »
- Mark Jones
The stars of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet will reunite for the show's 30th anniversary later this year.
A special weekend-long convention in Newcastle will mark the milestone in September, including a tour of locations used in the series.
The comedy followed a group of British construction workers overseas, launching in November 1983.
It ran for two series on ITV from 1983 to 1986, before returning on BBC One in 2002. A fourth series followed in 2004, along with a two-part finale special.
Several other cast members are expected to confirm their attendance in the coming weeks.
"Thirty years, I can't believe where it's gone," said Healy. "We're having »
The half-hour History series stars Mark Muller and his brother and business partner, radio host Eric “Mancow” Muller, as they run their throwback auto dealership Max Motors in rural Butler, Mo. They make car deals the old-fashioned way in the heartland, fueled by a larger-than-life personality and turbo-charged attitude — they’ve been known to blow up cars and stage a fake UFO landing to drive sale, but Mark is just as likely to cut a break for a cash-poor farmer in need of a car. Gods, Guns & Automobiles is produced by Zone 3, with Michael Kronish, Isabelle Anouk Bourduas and Michel Bissonnette executive producers and Austin Reading showrunner. Tim Healy is exec producing for History. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
No more reject soap stars snapping their ankles and elbows on the ice. No more Pip Schofield shouting about "The Dangers Of The Ice". No more Z-listers in unforgiving pink Lycra. Dancing on Ice has announced that it is bowing out in 2014 with a ninth and final series.
Torvill and Dean's ice dancing format has never been the most glamorous of reality shows. It's never pulled in the biggest names (Tamara Beckwith, Elen Rivas, Bobby Davro) and it's always been in the shadow of its slicker, more stylish cousin over on BBC One, Strictly.
However, across its eight years the show has created many memorable TV moments and even if some of them are for the totally wrong reasons, Digital Spy is raising a toast to the series today by remembering them.
Jennifer Ellison gets sliced! We've got a bleeder!
Dancing on Ice has had many nasty injuries down the years - broken bones, »
ITV has ordered a sixth and seventh series of Benidorm.
The new series will also introduce a new family - the Dykes, composed of father Clive (Perry Benson), mother Tonya (Hannah Waddingham) and their children Bianca (Bel Powley) and Tiger (Danny Walters).
Show creator Derren Litten - who has written all seven episodes of the new series - said: "I'm so excited about series six of Benidorm, probably more excited than all previous series. Apart from Dynasty »
Pick up your remote and start setting reminders - or grab a pencil and a calendar if you're a bit behind the times - because there's some fan-bloomin'-tastic TV coming up in the next week.
We at Tube Talk have once again picked out the best programmes that are about to hit your box, which we've previewed below. Oh, and we'll also be putting on our finest tuxedos and diamond-encrusted ballgowns to catch the 66th British Academy Film Awards, which air Sunday (February 10) at 9pm on BBC One.
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Dancing on the Edge: Monday (February 4) at 9pm on BBC Two
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