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13 items from 2015


Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now?

25 August 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?

That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.

If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...

James Nesbitt

Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.

Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.

He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).

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The enduring social shorthand of Harry Enfield characters

27 July 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

When the Lse published a report about rich, useless children being protected by cash and connections, newspapers illustrated the story with Tim Nice But Dim. Why, 25 years on, are Loadsamoney and Waynetta Slob still go-to references?

The report from the London School of Economics called it “opportunity hoarding”: the way that well-off parents create a “glass floor” to protect their untalented offspring and, in the process, stop the poor from rising up. They were good phrases, but Britain already had a name for it. What the report really described, as the Mail put it, was “the triumph of Tim Nice But Dim”.

There’s perhaps a slender chance that you won’t know who the Mail – along with the Express, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and, naturally, the Guardian – were talking about. Tim Nice But Dim was a character originally created by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, but brought »

- Leo Benedictus

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Marvel's Agents of Shield, Big Brother

5 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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

In the penultimate episode of the series, some shocking sacrifices are made when Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the team have to fight the Inhumans.

Meanwhile, Calvin (Kyle MacLachlan) faces a tough decision when he has to choose between his heart and his job as the woman that he loves comes close to finishing her quest.

Have I Got News For You: BBC One, 9pm

Comedian Jack Dee sits in the host chair tonight to present the satirical current affairs quiz show.

The last episode of the series also sees James Acaster joining regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Big Brother Timebomb: Live Eviction: Channel 5, 9pm

Spend the evening in with a bumper packed Big Brother schedule starting with the main show at 9pm, followed by Bit on the Side at 10:30pm and live streaming from the house at 11:30pm. »

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What we learned from the weekend TV: Hignfy works best when there's news

11 May 2015 2:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Hislop and co were fabulous as they reacted to the election fallout as it came down. And the Bafta paradox – boring television about great television – reared its head once again

How fabulous to have an episode of Have I Got News For You, filmed as election news was still coming in (Friday, BBC1). With all the demob feeling of “EastEnders go to Marbella”, this had a real frisson of the improvised. There was a certain catharsis to be had hearing Ian Hislop officially voicing what everyone had been talking about all day: “Everyone said it was unpredictable. Because they’d got it wrong.” And the live quality really added something: “Can I just tell you something? It is the end of Farage.” “Can we stop for a minute? Nick Clegg has resigned.” Line of the night went to Romesh Ranganathan, on the failure of Mori and the like: “Farage has »

- Viv Groskop

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents Of Shield, The Graham Norton Show

8 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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

The story of May's transformation into 'The Cavalry' is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales.

As Skye learns more about her heritage from Lincoln, the truth sends her in a new direction.

The Graham Norton Show: BBC One, 10.40pm

Graham is joined this week by comedian Miranda Hart as she talks about her role in the upcoming action flick Spy. Soon to be starring in romantic drama A Royal Night Out, Rupert Everett also takes to the sofa, as well as Greg Davies.

Eurovision hopefuls Electro Velvet will be on stage to perform their song 'Still In Love With You' ahead of the contest later this month.

The Blacklist: Sky Living, 9pm

The detective thriller is ramping up the tension as Red is left fighting for his life, pleading with Liz to »

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How to watch the General Election: Your complete guide to all the TV

6 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage.

What to watch now

If you missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting in the spirit of it early. Our pick for tonight is »

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How to watch the General Election this week: Your complete guide to all the TV

6 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening this week. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage over the next few days.

What to watch now

You might have missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? last night (May 5), but fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, The Walking Dead

1 May 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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

After Robert Gonzalez makes his move, Coulson is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect the future of Shield.

Skye's journey to rein in and control her powers takes a surprising turn as she meets a mysterious Inhuman named Lincoln (Luke Mitchell).

The Walking Dead: Spike, 9pm

The zombie horror drama starring Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus is heading across the pond, as season five airs for the first time for free in the UK tonight.

Rick and his posse are trapped in a train car as they await a grim fate at the hands of the Terminus inhabitants.

Have I Got News For You: BBC One, 9pm

Topical comedy on the week's news, as we get closer and closer to the general election. This week, Alexander Armstrong, Paul Merton, and Ian Hislop are joined by former TV executive »

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Have I Got News for You: Ian Hislop wheels out the Jeremy Clarkson jokes

24 April 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Team captains can’t help but have a dig at the former Top Gear presenter when The Stig is mentioned during recording of the show

Jeremy Clarkson’s absence from this week’s episode of Have I Got News for You was not mentioned at the recording of the show on Thursday night, Monkey hears. But he did feature in the last round when a picture caption of what looked like The Stig and some car drivers prompted team captain Ian Hislop to come back with the riposte that the caption should include something about punching and Paul Merton joked it should be about Clarkson inventing a time machine to go back and see if there was a time when “he wasn’t a twit”. Whether or not the quips make it through the comedy cut to screen remains to be seen.

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- Monkey

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, The Blacklist

24 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Marvel's Agents of Shield - Channel 4 - 8pm

War comes to Coulson's doorstep in a way he never expected as shocking revelations are brought to light on tonight's Agents of Shield.

Skye struggles to control her new abilities, but she may soon have to make a decision that could irrevocably change her life. This week also features guest star Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, an old friend of Coulson.

The Blacklist - Sky Living - 9pm

Raymond Reddington's latest target is a scientist who is conducting a series of disturbing experiments in a bid to play the hand of God with immortality.

It soon becomes clear that Red (James Spader) isn't the only one interested in these experiments.

12 Monkeys - Syfy - 9pm

12 Monkeys follows time traveller James Cole (Aaron Stanford) as he travels from the year 2043 to the present day to stop the release of a deadly virus »

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Have I Got News for You: Jeremy Clarkson replaced by Stephen Mangan

23 April 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former Top Gear presenter dropped out of BBC comedy quiz a fortnight ago – but may be back later in the year

Episodes actor Stephen Mangan is the replacement for Jeremy Clarkson on Friday night’s episode of hit BBC1 quiz Have I Got News for You, Monkey hears. No word yet on whether Mangan, who has hosted the show before, or regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will make any reference to Clarkson’s absence after he pulled out of fronting the show two weeks ago following his departure from Top Gear. The caterers in the show’s green room must be relieved.

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Shield, Hignfy, The Blacklist

17 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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

The team is rocked by a revelation, forcing them to decide what to do with one of their own.

Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) reveal their true allegiances to Hunter (Nick Blood), while Ward (Brett Dalton) and Agent 33 (Maya Stojan) embark on a mission of their own.

Have I Got News for You: BBC One, 9pm

Only Connect's Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts this week's instalment of the topical quiz show.

Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by panellists John Prescott and Alun Cochrane to make light of this week's headlines in the run up to the general election.

How to Make a Number 1 Record: BBC Four, 9pm

Janice Long narrates a look into what it is that makes a record strike gold.

The likes of Joe McElderry, Carol Decker and Noddy Holder reveal tidbits - »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, Reckless

10 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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

Calvin Zabo (Kyle MacLachlan) returns, leading a gang of gifted individuals with grudges against Shield.

Meanwhile, May (Ming-Na Wen) tracks down her ex-husband for help with Skye's (Chloe Bennet) new-found abilities, and some of Mack (Henry Simmons) and Bobbi's (Adrianne Palicki) secrets come to light.

Have I Got News For You: BBC One, 9pm

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop return to take a punt at the week's headlines in the new series of the panel show.

Presenting this evening is boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, while guests include Diane Morgan (aka Philomena Cunk on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe) and satirist Armando Iannucci.

Biggest Band Break-Ups and Make-Ups: BBC Four, 9pm

Presenter Mark Radcliffe takes a look inside the music industry to reveal the tensions that lie between artists and their producers.

Featuring interviews with Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and archive footage »

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