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16 items from 2015


Comic Relief night to feature James Bond, Mr Bean, Stephen Hawking

2 March 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The line-up for this year's Red Nose Day has been revealed, featuring James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean and the return of Little Britain.

Comic Relief - Face the Funny will broadcast live from the London Palladium for the first time. It takes place next Friday, March 13 and airs on both BBC One and BBC Two.

Highlights include Daniel Craig in a one-off James Bond sketch, and David Walliams returning as Little Britain's Lou alongside guest stars Professor Stephen Hawking and Catherine Tate.

Dawn French will be back as The Vicar of Dibley's Geraldine Granger - campaigning to be the next female bishop - and in another sketch, Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean will return to Red Nose Day for the first time in eight years.

Presenters on the night include John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Walliams and Claudia Winkleman.

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Ant & Dec and Happy Valley nominated for Rts Programme Awards

25 February 2015 2:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ant & Dec and Happy Valley are among the nominees at this year's Rts Programme Awards.

The Royal Television Society's ceremony will celebrate the best of television and related media from 2013-14.

BBC One's Happy Valley is up for Best Drama Series alongside Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty. Prey, The Driver and The Honourable Woman are nominated for Best Drama Serial.

Sarah Lancashire is also recognised for Happy Valley in the Best Actor - Female category, along with Sheridan Smith for Cilla and Murdered by My Boyfriend's Georgina Campbell.

Best Actor - Male will be fought out between Toby Jones for Marvellous, Tom Hollander for A Poet in New York and Adeel Akhtar for Utopia.

Graham Norton is nominated for two awards, including Best Entertainment Programme for The Graham Norton Show, where he goes up against Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and A League of Their Own.

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Cilla goes up against Happy Valley and Line of Duty in Bpg awards

11 February 2015 10:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sheridan Smith, Keeley Hawes and Sarah Lancashire to fight it out for best actress at TV and radio journalists’ annual bash

Popular dramas Happy Valley, Line of Duty and Cilla are to go head-to-head in both the best actress and best drama series categories at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild awards.

The stars of the shows – Sarah Lancashire, Sheridan Smith and Keeley Hawes – have all been nominated for best actress, while Lancashire is also shortlisted for her role in BBC1’s Last Tango in Halifax.

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- Tara Conlan

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The Voice UK: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

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

There are only two weeks left of blind auditions, so it's going to take someone pretty special to get those coaches to turn around - they're running out of space on their teams pretty quickly, after all...

There are 12 acts we get to see on Saturday who are hoping that they've got what it takes to impress and make it through to the battle rounds. But if you want a little bit more info on who they are and what they'll be singing, you're in luck - we have all the gossip here...

1. Karl Loxley - 24, Coventry

Song: 'Nessun Dorma' - Turandot

What you need to know: Karl - who studied musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting - works in a supermarket but also performs at residential homes, working men's clubs and festivals. He has a lot of elderly fans, including a friend called Liz in her »

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The Voice UK: Sheridan Smith's brother auditions, Si Genaro returns

10 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK will feature a blind audition from Sheridan Smith's brother this weekend.

Damian Dalton Smith, a 39-year-old from Gainsborough, performs Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison Blues' in an attempt to make the coaches turn for him on Saturday night's episode.

Smith, who works as a self-employed painter and tiler, is the lead vocalist of a band called The Torn - and one of their songs was heavily featured on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube Channel.

This weekend's auditions will also see the return of eccentric act Si Genaro, who tried out for the blind auditions last series.

This time around, Genaro - who says he is in demand for gigs and selfies following his appearance last year - performs 'Falling Slowly' from Once, in an attempt to make it through to the next round.

Elsewhere, Keedie Green - who previously featured on a number two single with Duncan James from Blue, »

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Sheridan Smith dating Greg Wood

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

Sheridan Smith is dating Greg Wood. The 'Cilla' star has reportedly started romancing the 'Hollyoaks' actor, leaving his wife Catherine - who he split from three months ago - ''devastated''. A source close to Greg's partner of ten years said: ''Catherine was devastated when she realised that Greg was dating Sheridan so soon after they split. ''She found out in November that they were sending each other flirty messages on Twitter, but didn't know things had gone any further. ''So it came as a real shock to her that they were dating. Her split from Greg was far from amicable, but they were together »

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Alan Carr: 'Getting drunk on Chatty Man easier than doing research'

23 January 2015 6:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alan Carr has insisted that he does serve his guests real alcohol on Chatty Man - because it saves him "doing research".

"They just open up - you get more out of them [when they've been drinking]," Carr told Digital Spy at the National Television Awards.

The comedian was named best Chat Show Host at the NTAs, beating Michael McIntyre, Graham Norton, Paul O'Grady and Jonathan Ross.

The victory was decided by viewers, though Carr insisted that he had not campaigned for votes online.

"I didn't wanna hammer it on Twitter and tell everyone [to vote] - because there's nothing worse, is there?" he said. "If people vote for you, they vote for you, which is always sweet."

Carr had previously apologised for his NTAs acceptance speech, branding it "f**king s**t".

Sheridan Smith: 'I was gutted to miss NTAs win'

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Sheridan Smith: 'I was gutted to miss NTAs win'

22 January 2015 7:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith has told Digital Spy that she was "gutted" to miss her win at the National Television Awards.

Speaking to DS back stage last night (January 21), the Cilla star recalled how she "burst into tears" upon hearing she'd won the trophy for Best Drama Performance, while stuck in traffic.

"I was in the back of a cab," said the emotional actress. "That's not the way you want to win it - I was gutted. But bless the NTAs - they let me go on and say a little thank you."

Smith beat out Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire and Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith to win the award.

However, ITV's Cilla lost out to Downton in the Drama category, as did Doctor Who and Sherlock.

National Television Awards 2015 winners in full - I'm a Celebrity, more

NTAs 2015: 21 show-stopping outfits as stars hit the »

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Sheridan Smith missed her NTAs win: 'I was in traffic for three hours'

21 January 2015 5:32 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith has said that she started crying in traffic after realising she missed her Nta win on Wednesday night (January 21).

The actress, who won Best Drama Performance for Cilla, was late to the ceremony due to being stuck in a cab and missed her name being read out as the winner.

Speaking to reporters including Digital Spy backstage, Smith said: "Do you know what, I couldn't believe I won when I was in the car.

"I'd been filming since 5 this morning so they would let me go early, and they let me go at four and so I got ready, got in the car, and something's happened, I think. I'm not lying.

"There's definitely something – honestly, something happened. Anyway, there's traffic everywhere. I'm not lying, I was in a cab for three hours. And then I got a phone call going, 'Where are you?' And then they said »

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National Television Awards 2015 winners in full - I'm a Celebrity, more

21 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The 20th National Television Awards took place at London's O2 Arena this evening (January 21), with David Tennant, I'm a Celebrity, Sheridan Smith and Ant & Dec all triumphant.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the ceremony welcomed a host of stars from the small screen in celebrating the best in British television.

National TV Awards 2015 - as it happened

A star-studded crowd saw performances from X Factor winner Ben Haenow, a late acceptance speech from an apologetic Sheridan Smith and appearances from most of the high-profile names in UK television.

Highlights from the glitzy ceremony also shed light on the ongoing 'Who killed Lucy?' EastEnders storyline with a new clue, Simon Cowell begrudgingly accepting David Walliams's TV judge award on his behalf and Pixie Lott's duet with The Proclaimers.

The National TV Awards winners in full:

Entertainment prog

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Celebrity Big Brother

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National Television Awards 2015: As it happened

21 January 2015 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

For the next three hours, the best of 2014's television will be celebrated at a lavish ceremony starring everyone from Danny Dyer to the bloke from The Chase.

The 2015 National Television Awards will reward the very best (or highest-voted) soaps, dramas, comedies and more. Dermot O'Leary will once again host the event live from The O2 in London on ITV.

So grab a cup of tea, prepare for madness and enjoy Ant & Dec winning the Best TV Presenter(s) trophy, as Digital Spy takes you through the evening from 7.30pm.

22:03So there we have it for another year! A pretty darn well-run ship by Dermot, and a generally enjoyable show. What did you think of the winners? Any big snubs? All in agreement? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for joining us!

22:02Of course, one more mention of Mrs Brown before the end.

22:00Claudia Winkleman can be seen going "What? »

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Sheridan Smith, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Jack Whitehall for Inside No 9 series 2

15 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith and Jack Whitehall will be among the guest stars of Inside No. 9's second series.

Principal photography has begun on the dark comedy series from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, which returns later this year on BBC Two.

Alice Lowe, Alison Steadman, Claire Skinner, David Warner, Jane Horrocks, Jim Howick, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mark Benton, Michele Dotrice, Paul Kaye and Tom Riley will also feature throughout the series.

Each story in the series will be set in a different location with new characters, including a sleeping car on a French train, a 17th century village and a volunteer call centre.

Making their joint directorial debut on two episodes of the series, Pemberton and Shearsmith said: "We are delighted to be handing over the keys to six new No. 9's, we hope they will amuse, shock, horrify and surprise... but not necessarily in that order.

"Once again we have »

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Oscars 2015 nominations: Reactions from nominees and social media

15 January 2015 7:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Oscar nominations announcement is always an exciting affair, but in the age of social media the reactions around the world can be documented like never before.

Cries of 'snubbed!', 'what the?' and 'Dick Poop?!' were everywhere on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the nominees being revealed.

Digital Spy has collected just some of the best reactions from movie fans, along with those nominated or snubbed in all the important categories.

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The Lego Movie co-director Philip Lord (missed out on Best Animated Feature)

It's okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR

— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015

This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.

— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015

The Lego Movie co-director Chris Miller

Congrats to "Everything is Awesome" though currently the title of the song doesn't seem especially accurate!

Chris Miller (@chrizmillr »

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ITV previews 2015 dramas with Sheridan Smith and Christopher Eccleston

7 January 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has offered a first-look at its slate of dramas for 2015.

The minute-long trailer offers a first glimpse of Christopher Eccleston's Safe House and Sheridan Smith's Black Work.

It also teases the drama coming up during the second series of Broadchurch, which began on Monday (January 5).

Footage from Code of a Killer, Home Fires, Arthur & George and the third series of Mr Selfridge is also included. Jeremy Piven's period drama will return to screens later this month.

The Trials of Jimmy Rose - which will star Ray Winstone and Tom Cullen - is also featured in the 2015 preview.

The new series follows notorious armed robber Jimmy Rose, who is released from prison only to find that his family have moved on with their lives.

ITV recently ordered a 13-part adaptation of Old English epic poem Beowulf, with production set to begin in County Durham and Northumberland in April. »

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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor snubbed by National Television Awards

6 January 2015 2:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV show’s nominations pit Benedict Cumberbatch against Sheridan Smith in acting category, with no place for new Doctor Who star

Peter Capaldi has failed to make the shortlist for top drama performance at the National Television Awards – the first time the star of Doctor Who has been snubbed since the sci-fi show was revived by the BBC.

Capaldi’s predecessors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith all triumphed for their role as the Doctor at ITV’s annual awards.

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- Press Association

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X Factor, Doctor Who, Sherlock nominated in National Television Awards

5 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor, Doctor Who and Sherlock are among the shows nominated for this year's National Television Awards.

Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and EastEnders actor Danny Dyer are also included in the shortlist for the 20th NTAs.

The ceremony - hosted by Dermot O'Leary - will be held on Wednesday, January 21 and broadcast live on ITV from 7.30pm.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Chat Show Host

Alan Carr

Michael McIntyre

Graham Norton

Paul O'Grady

Jonathan Ross

Comedy

Benidorm

Mrs Brown's Boys

Outnumbered

The Big Bang Theory

Daytime

Pointless

The Chase

The Jeremy Kyle Show

This Morning

Drama

Cilla

Doctor Who

Downton Abbey

Sherlock

Drama Performance

Benedict Cumberbatch

Sarah Lancashire

Dame Maggie Smith

Sheridan Smith

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Celebrity Big Brother

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Through the Keyhole

Entertainment Presenter

Ant & Dec

Keith Lemon

Dermot O'Leary

Bradley Walsh

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