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The first in a new series of the updated Sir David Jason sitcom attracted 5.69m viewers (26.7%) from 6.30pm, while the comic book movie pulled in 5.28m (24.3%) at 8.30pm.
A packed Match of the Day rounded off the night with 3.24m (29.7%).
A festive offering of Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole tickled 2.74m (12.6%) at 9.30pm.
Keep It in the Family: ITV, 7pm
The last in the series for Bradley Walsh's brilliantly bonkers game show - please bring it back for a second series!
Jake, Frankie, Caroline, Sunetra - who will take one step closer to total victory and who will be sashaying their way off the dance-floor?
Tune in tonight to find out, before switching over to ITV at 8pm for The X Factor results.
BBC One's spooky drama - perfect for a chilly Sunday evening - continues tonight with the second of three episodes.
ITV’s Sunday night gameshow Keep It in the Family shouldn’t work. It’s a garish mishmash of other, better programmes. There’s a bit of 3-2-1. There’s some Kids Say the Funniest Things. There’s probably enough Generation Game to form the basis of a relatively promising lawsuit. This, along with the fact that ITV broadcasts it when the rest of the world is off watching Strictly on the other side, all points to the assumption that the whole thing is an unwatchable mess.
And, with a different host, it might be. If Vernon Kay or Stephen Mulhern had been put in charge of Keep It in the Family, the whole thing would curl up and die of its own awkwardness within about 15 seconds. »
- Stuart Heritage
And that’s it. Somehow – although god knows how – X Factor will have to stumble on without Stevi. I don’t know how any of us will cope.
Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me this weekend. I think it’s clear that I needed all the help I could get. If you fancy following me on Twitter, I’m @StuHeritage. Ok! We made it! The end’s in sight! We can do this! Only The Young!
And yet, in Stevi’s final moments, all I can notice is that he hasn’t done his shirt up properly. What a legacy.
But also, Stevi’s gone. This liveblog has absolutely no power whatsoever. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite relieved. »
- Stuart Heritage
The first teaser trailer has been released for Mike Bassett: Interim Manager.
Ricky Tomlinson returns as the struggling football coach in the upcoming comedy, expected for release in February 2016.
The promo sees Bassett taking back the England job on a temporary basis following German coach Jorgen Mannstein's resignation.
The film is being part-funded by crowdfunding site Kickstarter, with fans able to donate to the film for prizes in return.
The campaign has raised over £80,000 so far, but needs another £170,000 before Thursday, November 20 for it to be produced.
The show is set on a fictional Spanish island and sees undercover reporter Woody (Novak) fleeing Britain after being framed by his corrupt newspaper editor. On the run, he encounters his former mentor Brutus (Walsh), who now runs a bar.
Despite their attempts to stay out of trouble, the pair soon find themselves tackling a series of crimes and mysteries, with Woody fooling the locals with his array of impromptu disguises.
"My goodness what a blast it is filming Woody," Walsh said of the show, »
Keep It in the Family: ITV, 7pm
Two families go head-to-head in a series of games while six celebrities drop clues as to the prize they hold. The twist is that the kids decide who plays games and the prizes they battle over.
Downton Abbey: ITV, 9pm
After the drama of last week's episode, Robert and Cora's relationship is under pressure and Blake's plotting is finally coming to fruition.
Meanwhile, Baxter becomes involved in the investigation of Green's mysterious death, and love has hit more than one member of the Crawley family.
Episode three of the new season sees Quinn (Rupert Friend) request to leave the CIA and being given a psychological evaluation in order to assess the reason.
Elsewhere, Carrie (Claire Danes) arrives in »
Yesterday, X Factor went to the movies. Tonight: the bitter repercussions. Allow Stuart Heritage to guide you though the results show.
And that, chums, is it for the weekend. But remember, this isnt the last weve seen of Jake, because hell soon be making exclusive appearances on, like Discovery Shed or something.
Next Saturday is X Factors traditional one-day-too-late Halloween Night. Im afraid, however, that youll have to do it without me the liveblog will be here as normal, but Ill be off galavanting at an impossible-to-get-out-of family event. Obviously, I will miss you. But Ill be back soon, and Im on Twitter as @StuHeritage in case I havent bloody mentioned that in the last 30 seconds. Thanks for all your comments! Youre all great! Bye!
Gentleman Jake, Dermot calls him. This is because Atonal Jake isnt very alliterative.
Thats not unexpected, because hes consistently »
- Stuart Heritage
Bradley Walsh has insisted that viewers haven't seen the last of Law & Order: UK.
ITV announced earlier this year that it would be "resting" the crime drama, which starred Walsh as DS Ronnie Brooks.
"It's not the end of Law & Order - it hasn't been decommissioned," Walsh told Digital Spy. "I just wanted a rest.
"It's a seven-month shoot and that just doesn't leave me any time to do anything else."
"I'm making a new show for the BBC - that's an eight-week shoot, a comedy drama with Kayvan Novak," he said. "So yeah, I'll always carry on doing the acting."
Keep It in the Family starts Sunday, October 26 at 7pm on ITV.
ITV to rest Law & Order: UK as Bradley Walsh quits
Earlier this year, Paul Sinha - one of the show's professional quizzers - claimed that the daytime hit wouldn't survive without its current host.
Walsh - who will soon host new ITV game show Keep It in the Family - told Digital Spy that his other commitments will not impact on The Chase.
"I really love doing The Chase - long may it reign," he said.
"Keep It in the Family is peak time viewing at the weekend, The Chase is a daytime show - a five o'clock gig - so they're two separate things."
Keep It in the Family features three generations of rival families going head-to-head for prizes - but the twist is that the kids are the ones in charge, deciding which family member plays each game and which prizes they compete for.
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
Mrs Brown's Boys
Animal Saints and Sinners
Antiques Road Trip
Escape to the Country
Fifteen to One
Flog It! »
Mike Bassett: Interim Manager has turned to Kickstarter to complete its funding.
The sequel to 2001's cult comedy will raise the remaining 8% of its budget through the crowd-funding website.
Kickstarter backers have until November 20 to donate to the project, which will see Ricky Tomlinson reprise his role as the beleaguered football boss.
Fans can pledge from £5, getting them an audio recording of Bassett, to £5,000 which will land them a speaking part in the film.
Director Steve Barron said of the sequel: "I had such a great time making the first movie, and watching Bassett become such a football icon over the years has been wonderful. With the Germans dominating football again, »
The classic entertainment show is returning on Sunday, September 14 on ITV, and Mulhern is hosting the first episode from the famous stage.
This week's guests include comedian Alan Davies, comedy act Les Beaux Freres and quick change act David & Dania.
Members of the audience will also be competing in surprise games to win big prizes.
Sunday Night At The Palladium airs on September 14 at 7pm on ITV. »
EastEnders won four of the soap prizes, including the prestigious Best Soap award. Ahead of the show's 30th anniversary, the soap was also handed an Outstanding Contribution Award.
ITV in the UK has announced that Law & Order: UK is ending after eight seasons. The final installment aired on June 11th overseas but season eight has yet to air on BBC America.
Created by Dick Wolf, Law & Order: UK began in 2009 and episodes were based on early episodes of the original Law & Order series. The cast includes Bradley Walsh, Ben Bailey Smith, Peter Davison, Georgia Taylor and Dominic Rowan.
"There may well come a time when we re-visit Law & Order: UK," said ITV's Director of Drama Commissioning Steve November. "For the moment we’ll be resting the series whilst we continue to refresh our drama slate."
The cancellation decision coincides with Walsh's decision to leave his role as Ronnie Brooks. The actor has been with the series since the beginning. He said, "Eight series is a »
Sunday Night at the London Palladium is returning to ITV next month.
The variety show - which originally aired from 1955 to 1967 and returned for a year in 1973 - will reportedly be back for six primetime episodes.
Alan Davies, Sarah Millican and Milton Jones are also expected to perform, while musicians from Neil Diamond, Art Garfunkel and Bryan Adams to Maroon 5, The Script, Nicole Scherzinger and Little Mix have reportedly been booked to appear.
"Some of the UK's best-loved comics and entertainers will host one show each and introduce some of the biggest stars from music and comedy," an ITV spokesperson said. "There will be »
ITV is bringing back 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'. The station have lined up a number of top comics to host the variety show, including Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Bradley Walsh and Jack Whitehall, when it returns in a prime time slot next month. The six-part series - which will return to its original home at the 2,200-seat Palladium theatre - also has a host of guests booked already, including comedy sets from Alan Davies, Sarah Millican and Milton Jones. Gemma Arterton's new musical, 'Made in Dagenham', will be awarded a slot on one of the programmes, while a diverse bill of »
Nick Knowles is definitely a fixture of the television schedules, and he's back for more with another series of his Saturday night show Break The Safe - which returns tomorrow. To mark its launch, we got on the phone with Nick for a natter about the many things he's got going on - from the future of Diy Sos to whether he really was approached about Strictly...
"I think people overlook the Saturday night stuff on BBC One because it's wrapped around the lottery. But you can tell a good show from a bad show, because a bad one will get about 2m, and a good one will do several million more than that. We know lots of people watched Break The Safe last time and enjoyed it, so I'm very pleased to get a second go at it. I think sometimes also people think these things are made up »
ITV has released a first-look at its ambitious new drama The Great Fire.
Novelist Tom Bradby is on scripting duties for the drama, based on the true events of 1666's Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire will launch on ITV later in 2014.
ITV to rest Law & Order: UK as Bradley Walsh quits »
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