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Day two of the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - or Mgeitf for short - kicks off bright and early with a session from Sky's director of Sky Entertainment Stuart Murphy. Digital Spy will be live-blogging the talk - hosted by TV's Matthew Wright - so keep it here for updates on Sky1's new output, Sky Atlantic's latest acquisitions and more. Just nobody mention those Mad Men ratings...
10:25And that's a wrap on this Sky session with Stuart Murphy - stay tuned to Digital Spy for more news and live blogs direct from the Edinburgh International Television Festival. 10:23More on his hopes for Sky's future: "We need a more modern view of women, so I'd love that to come through. We definitely need more long-running, pre-watershed comedies for Sky1..." in the style of returning series Spy. 10:22An (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Katie Price has admitted that her fiancé Leandro Penna doesn't really know what she is like. The 34-year-old former glamour model told The Wright Stuff host Matthew Wright that Penna still doesn't know her very well and she's glad of it. "He's actually quite posh," said Price. "If he really knew what I was like, he wouldn't touch me with a barge pole." Price also acknowledged the breakdown of her previous whirlwind marriages to Peter Andre (more) »
- By Alison Rowley
A forgotten catalogue of hundreds of British children's films, all shot in the school holidays from the 1950s to 1980s, is to be re-released after lying dormant while many of their young stars rose to fame.
Performers such as Phil Collins, Michael Crawford, Leslie Ash, Susan George, Sadie Frost and Gary Kemp all got their first screen work in Children's Film Foundation features, which entertained the nation's youth at Saturday morning cinema screenings. The British Film Institute has announced that it will be releasing the entire catalogue and screening many of the best features at special events which are sure to attract nostalgic fans and social historians.
"The early black-and-white films from the 1950s were rather middle-class and wholesome, so you can imagine the children throwing their ice cream tubs at the screen back then, »
- Vanessa Thorpe
"The Beatles' 1968 animated cult classic Yellow Submarine will be emerging from a sea of holes into the sea of green this May, when a remastered version of the film hits shelves," reports Matthew Wright at the National Post. "The original film took almost two years to make, as the production cycled through 40 animators, 140 technical artists and 14 different versions of the script. Accompanying its re-release will be a remastered soundtrack, and on April 24, a re-published version of the film's screenplay. The DVD and Blu-ray of Yellow Submarine, to include a behind-the-scenes documentary and audio commentary, will be released on May 28. The Blu-ray version will also have interviews, stickers, sketches and a 16-page essay on the film by Pixar founder John Lasseter."
In the Los Angeles Times, Randy Lewis reports that "the restoration for the 4K digital resolution was done completely by hand, frame by frame, without the use of any automated »
This weighty incumbency – keeping the nation informed about any changes in Clare Balding's hairstyle, on John Motson's latest bon mots, and whether Alan Shearer has said anything interesting yet – means I am rarely able to make a personal appearance at sporting events. Last week, for instance, a leading high street bookmaker invited me to a full monty hospitality day at Cheltenham, but instead of champagne and agreeable seafood dishes alongside the cream of the turf accountancy world, I ploughed my usual lone furrow on your behalf, on the sofa in front of the TV.
No, no thanks needed. It is never too much of a chore following the racing on Channel 4. As anyone who watches a fair bit of daytime television will tell you, »
- Martin Kelner
5 items from 2012
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