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12 items from 2015


What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Reinventing the Royals, Cucumber

19 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Reinventing the Royals: BBC Two, 9pm

The first of a two-part documentary begins tonight, chronicling the relationship between the Royal family and the media over the last 20 years.

Steve Hewlett looks into how the Royal family, especially Prince Charles, tried to rehabilitate their public image in the 1990s - including persuading the media to accept Camilla as Charles's eventual new wife in the years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Cucumber: Channel 4, 10pm

Adam and Tomasz's online video business spirals out of control, while sexually ambiguous Daniel may not be as ambiguous as Lance thinks.

As always, Banana follows at 10 on E4, with In The Flesh's Luke Newberry starring tonight as gay teen Josh. The main question, however, remains: Will Henry ever actually buy anything from that supermarket?

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The arctic set thriller, starring Stanley Tucci, continues tonight.

Morton takes charge »

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Death in Paradise still top on Thursday with 6.6m, Cucumber down to 500k

6 February 2015 3:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Death in Paradise remained on top of the Thursday ratings despite a drop, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One drama fell by around 400,000 viewers from last week to 6.64 million (29.3%) at 9pm. Earlier, Eat Well for Less interested 4.91m (21.8%) at 8pm, while Question Time brought in 2.58m (24.9%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, The Great British Sewing Bee launched with 2.34m (10.4%) at 8pm, followed by Modern Times with 778k (3.4%) at 9pm and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe with 910k (5.3%) at 10pm.

ITV's Kyle Files appealed to 2.34m (11.0%) at 7.30pm (183k/0.8% on +1), while Birds of a Feather amused 3.75m (16.5%) at 8.30pm (107k/0.5%). Car Crash Britain gathered 3.02m (13.4%) at 9pm (286k/1.9%).

On Channel 4, The Jump continued with 1.52m (6.8%) at 8pm (230k/1.0%). Cucumber fell to 510k (2.3%) at 9pm (113k/0.7%), followed by Married Behind Bars with 592k (3.8%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's Secrets of Rome's Colosseum fascinated 718k (3.2%) at 8pm, followed by the latest Celebrity Big Brother »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Cucumber, Ross Kemp: Extreme World

5 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cucumber: Channel 4, 9pm

The trio of Russell T Davies comedy-dramas returns for a third outing tonight, kicking off with Cucumber at 9.

Henry finds himself in hot water when a scheme of his goes wrong, and then he gets entangled in Freddie's revenge plot against a former teacher. Lance, meanwhile, is interpreting Daniel's very mixed signals as a come-on. As always, Banana follows at 10pm on E4, with Tofu available on 4oD.

Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Sky1, 9pm

Former EastEnders star Ross Kemp travels to the Central American republic of Honduras this week.

The city of San Pedro Sula is one of the world's most dangerous cities, and tonight we see the journey of people trying to flee the gang-controlled streets for a better chance - even if it costs them their lives.

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Sky Atlantic's new drama, starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, »

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Ross Kemp: 'I have no problem with going back to EastEnders'

2 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ross Kemp has admitted that he would be happy to make a return to EastEnders.

The actor, who played Grant Mitchell on the soap for ten years, said that he would go back if the time was right.

Ross Kemp on Extreme World: 'It's emotionally draining - but worth it'

In an interview with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2, he said: "I've got no problem going back.

"It was ten years of my life. Some of it was happy, some of it wasn't so happy, but I enjoyed most of it or wouldn't have stayed that long."

The 50-year-old actor left the show in 1999 and returned for two short stints in 2005 and 2006.

He has recently ruled out an appearance in the EastEnders 30th anniversary week, later this month.

"If an opportunity comes up and it's at the right time, I definitely don't see why not," Kemp added to Ross. »

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Joey Essex to be Kim Kardashian West of skiers

31 January 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ross Kemp is up for a return to 'EastEnders'. The 50-year-old actor originally starred as cockney tough guy Grant Mitchell from 1990 until 1999 and he insists if the right storyline came up he would be up for coming back to Walford. Speaking about whether he would ever return to the show, he said: ''I've got no problems with going back there. It was 10 years of my life; some of it was happy, some of it wasn't so happy but I enjoyed most of it, or I wouldn't have stayed there so long. Yeah, if the opportunity comes along and it's »

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Cucumber launches with under a million viewers on Channel 4

23 January 2015 3:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cucumber launched with under a million viewers on Thursday evening, overnight figures reveal.

Russell T Davies's new Channel 4 series brought in an average 973,000 viewers (4.3%) at 9pm, with an added 259,000 (1.7%) on +1.

Companion show Banana opened to 341,000 (2.0%) viewers on E4 at 10pm.

Earlier on Channel 4, Location, Location, Location appealed to 1.49m (6.4%) at 8pm (334k/1.5% on +1), while Josie Cunningham: The Most Hated Woman in Britain? fascinated 1.08m (7.0%) at 10pm (251k/3.0%).

BBC One's Death in Paradise topped the night with 6.50m (29.0%) at 9pm. Room 101 amused 3.91m (17.5%) in a new Thursday slot at 8pm, while Question Time was seen by 2.36m (21.8%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Winterwatch gathered 2.62m (11.3%) at 8pm, followed by Winterwatch Unsprung with 1.47m (6.5%) at 9pm. Surviving the Holocaust was seen by 1.24m (6.3%) at 9.30pm.

ITV's pepper-spray edition of The Kyle Files attracted 2.69m (12.8%) at 7.30pm (128k/0.5%). Birds of a Feather entertained 2.95m (12.3%) at 8.30pm (209k/0.9%), while »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Death In Paradise, Cucumber

22 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Death In Paradise: BBC One, 9pm

Winter blues? Watch whodunit drama Death In Paradise, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean island Saint Marie.

In tonight's episode, all is not as it seems as a death rocks the island's seemingly cosy Heritage Society. Meanwhile, Di Goodman (Kris Marshall) tries not to let his feelings for Camille (Sara Martins) get in the way of his job.

Cucumber: Channel 4, 9pm

Queer As Folk writer Russell T Davies presents an original new comedy-drama series, exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life in Britain.

Cleverly interlocking with two other series, Cucumber is followed by Banana at 10pm on E4, while the first episode of Tofu also debuts tonight on 4oD.

Banana: E4, 10pm

The second of Russell T Davies's new trilogy series comes to E4, featuring witty and heartfelt interlinking stories with exciting new acting »

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Thursday’s best TV

21 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Birds of a Feather flop together, there’s another freakish murder in Death in Paradise, Vincent Franklin and Julie Hesmondhalgh star in Russell T Davies’s Cucumber, and Ross Kemp continues to prowl the Extreme World

An episode of the sitcom that’s not so much been revived as zombified, but that has nevertheless proved a ratings winner. Dorien debates Dostoevsky with her book group, while Tracey warns her sons not to get fingered by the filth. As the cast stiffly shout a script that feels as if flair and surprises have been excised by censors, those stories vaguely collide. Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph, who have the knack of saying their lines as if they have read and understood them in advance, spark the odd glimmer. Jack Seale

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- Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier, Andrew Mueller, Julia Raeside, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, John Robinson, Mark Jones

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Ross Kemp on Extreme World: 'It's emotionally draining - but worth it'

20 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ross Kemp's shift from soap star to acclaimed investigative journalist began with the BAFTA-winning series Ross Kemp on Gangs in 2006. In the years since, he's worked with Sky on a string of uncompromising documentary films, including 2008's ...in Afghanistan and, since 2011, Extreme World.

While the recognition factor from his acting past may help to gain his documentary work some much-needed publicity, Kemp is no mere celebrity frontman - he spends months and months working on each series of Extreme World, both on the ground and in the editing room.

Speaking to Kemp, his commitment to the show is abundantly clear. He speaks passionately and knowledgeably about the variety of topics covered in the latest series, from the plight of Australian biker gangs deemed outlaws by the authorities, to the racism and inequality still present in Memphis, USA half a century after the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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Ross Kemp slept through an earthquake

17 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ross Kemp slept through an earthquake that measured 7.6 on the Richter scale. The 50-year-old TV presenter was in Mexico filming the latest series of 'Extreme World' - which sees him head to some of the world's most dangerous places - when the earthquake struck. However, Ross was unmoved by the quake, saying: ''I fell asleep and missed an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. ''The crew ran out of their room and into the road - so much for team spirit - while Kempy nodded off. I woke up and my bed had moved right across the room. The windows were »

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Ross Kemp won't return for EastEnders 30th anniversary

14 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ross Kemp will not return for EastEnders' 30th anniversary. The 50-year-old star insists he will not join his on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) in rejoining the BBC One soap for their upcoming week of live episodes because of prior filming commitments. He said: ''I can't join her [Windsor]. It's just about space in my diary.'' The 'Ross Kemp: Extreme World' host has played Grant Mitchell in the popular drama on and off since 1985 and admits he would definitely consider reprising the role in the future. He told the Gloucester Citizen newspaper: ''I would never rule out going back to 'EastEnders', I owe »

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Steve McDonald blames himself for crash

12 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ross Kemp will not return for EastEnders' 30th anniversary. The 50-year-old star insists he will not join his on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) in rejoining the BBC One soap for their upcoming week of live episodes because of prior filming commitments. He said: ''I can't join her [Windsor]. It's just about space in my diary.'' The 'Ross Kemp: Extreme World' host has played Grant Mitchell in the popular drama on and off since 1985 and admits he would definitely consider reprising the role in the future. He told the Gloucester Citizen newspaper: ''I would never rule out going back to 'EastEnders', I owe »

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