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Today programme guest editors revealed in BBC radio Christmas feast

25 November 2015 12:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Miriam González-Durántez and Michael Sheen to edit festive editions of Today programme

Lawyer Miriam González-Durántez and actor Michael Sheen are among the festive guest editors of Radio 4’s Today programme this Christmas.

The wife of the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will be giving the show what she called a “practical twist” and discussing the challenge of getting children to eat healthily with chef Jamie Oliver and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.

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- Tara Conlan

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The power of Towie – how ITV’s hit show changed Essex

28 September 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Five years of The Only Way is Essex haven’t just made Amy Childs, Mark Wright and pals into stars, it has also made Brentwood a very modern kind of cultural destination

Brentwood in Essex is home to what must be the most opulent Slug and Lettuce in the country. Chandeliers hang above the boozing City boys and glamorous twentysomethings who sit on crushed-velvet chairs, enjoying the first stop on a night that may well end up inside the Sugar Hut nightclub across the road.

It’s what you might call the Towie effect. When The Only Way is Essex first aired on 10 October 2010, its structured reality format and cosmetically enhanced, orange-hued beings we saw on screen felt like a gimmick: Hollyoaks relocated to the edge of the M25. Critics mocked the characters acting their way through their own lives in such wooden fashion that it must have been scripted »

- Tim Burrows

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Alex Brooker interview: 'I got called a cripple online... and Twitter did nothing'

7 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alex Brooker has hit out at Twitter for failing to protect its users after he was called a "cripple" on the site.

Speaking to Digital Spy to promote Scope's End The Awkward campaign, Brooker suggested that the social network needs to start tackling abuse more strongly.

"I do believe that the people who run Twitter really need to get a hold of it soon and start really enforcing some rules on it, because at the moment you can just say anything to anyone," he said.

"I had a guy call me a 'cripple' after I was on A League of Their Own. I reported that to Twitter and they said it wasn't against their rules. And then they said, 'If you disagree with this, please give further evidence'. I basically explained to them who I was, what I did - bearing in mind that I'm a verified account as well »

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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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The Callow Way – How Films Predicted The UK General Election Result

10 May 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway looks at a movie based way of predicting election outcomes…

If you hadn’t noticed, there was a General Election in the UK this week. The result was probably best summed up by the American gentleman I overhead outside the Houses of Parliament on Friday, who said “The Prime Minister who was the Prime Minister is still the Prime Minister.” There were lots of losers on the night – the Lib Dems went from having 57 seats and being part of the government to having 8 seats and their leader resigning. The Labour Party lost 24 seats, including that of the Shadow Chancellor and accidental meme creator Ed Balls. As well as Nick Clegg standing down, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Ukip chief Nigel Farage all quit their positions the day after the election. However, the biggest losers of the night were the pollsters.

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- Neil Calloway

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Best - and most bizarre - moments from Election Night 2015: From hat-eating to cross-stitching

7 May 2015 10:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's been a long Election Night.

From a BBC political editor soldiering on in spite of illness to a political stalwart whose hat became the butt of many a joke, it was quite a surreal evening on all accounts. As always, we at Digital Spy are here to curate everything through the weirdness that was Election Night.

1. Liberal Democrat stalwart Paddy Ashdown and his hat

Forget about Nick Clegg, clearly the Liberal Democrats' loser of the night was party chair Paddy Ashdown. Paddy offered the following gem when presented with disappointing exit poll figures: "If that exit poll is right, I'll eat my hat." Oh Paddy, don't tempt Twitter....

Couldn't resist @paddys_hat @paddyashdown #paddyashdownshat #GE2015 pic.twitter.com/tmGquAer9X

— Claro Creative (@WeAreClaro) May 7, 2015

And even Andrew Neil got in on the act.

Paddy Ashdown's hat narrative reaches its conclusion. #GE2015 https://t.co/86OmJ3bxqW

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Watch Charlie Brooker's brilliant Election Wipe 'immigration report'

6 May 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Charlie Brooker's been taking an irreverent look at the General Election for tonight's (May 6) Election Wipe special.

In a new preview clip from the show, generic reporter Emily Surname presents a spoof news report focusing on immigration.

Brooker has also teased the show with a sweary compilation promo.

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are seen appealing to the UK's "f**king people" in cleverly-tweaked clips.

Brooker's unique take on the General Election will air tonight at 9pm on BBC Two, on the eve of the big day itself.

Regular favourites Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas will also return for the 60-minute special along with other guests. »

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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband support the "f**king people" in Election Wipe teaser

6 May 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Charlie Brooker has teased tonight's (May 6) Election Wipe special with a sweary compilation promo.

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are seen appealing to the UK's "f**king people" in cleverly-tweaked clips.

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

Brooker's unique take on the General Election will air tonight at 9pm on BBC Two, on the eve of the big day itself.

Airing a few hours before the polls open, Brooker will present his irreverent look at the election campaign, delving into the big stories and the weirdest moments from the big parties.

Regular favourites Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas will also return for the 60-minute special along with other guests. »

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Here are the best reactions to Joey Essex's leap into politics: What Are You Sayin?!

5 May 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We're merely two days away from Thursday's big election, but the moment you've been waiting for finally arrived tonight...

Joey Essex met the likes of Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on - *takes breath* - Educating Joey Essex: General Election, What Are You Sayin?! as he attempted to learn more about politics.

The ITV2 show was met with mixed reactions on social media - some applauded the Towie star's enthusiasm, while others weren't impressed with his lack of knowledge. Let us know what you thought as Digital Spy rounds up the best Twitter reactions below:

Thank you for all of your amazing tweets tonight .. you got #EducatingJoey trending. love you guys so much. Vote !

Joey Essex (@JoeyEssex_) May 5, 2015

@LabourEoin ed milliband came across so well with joey Essex just convinced my hubby to vote for first time!

— jess (@jessicakate77) May 5, 2015

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Joey Essex: "I don't think people take politics seriously anyway, really"

4 May 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

If you had to think of one TV star to sit down with the country's politicians ahead of this week's General Election, then it probably wouldn't be Joey Essex.

The former Towie star has previously admitted to having a seriously limited knowledge of what goes on in Westminster, and he's never before voted at an election. So what did he learn when he sat down with Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage recently?

We met up with Joey last week to talk about his first impressions of the candidates, what he thinks politicians can do to improve their reputation, and whether he sees any future for himself in politics...

What was the most surprising thing you learned about the world of politics while filming the show?

"The most surprising thing for me was being around people who are almost like royalty. David Cameron lives behind big gates; do you know what I'm saying? »

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BBC Question Time leaders' special draws 4.3m viewers

1 May 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Final election showdown attracts the same audience as the ‘challengers’ debate’, with less popular than the 2010 TV clashes

More than 4 million viewers watched David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg grilled by a studio audience in BBC1’s Question Time Election Leaders Special.

The 90-minute programme hosted by David Dimbleby attracted 4.3 million viewers, a 21.1% share, from 8pm on Thursday with a five-minute peak of 4.9 million.

Related: Election leaders Question Time: live from dreamworld …

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- John Plunkett

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Question Time's General Election special polls 4.3m on BBC One

1 May 2015 2:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Question Time's pre-election special topped the ratings outside of soaps on Thursday (April 30), according to overnight figures.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg's appearance on the debate show brought in 4.28m (21.1%) for BBC One at 8pm. Later, Peter Kay's Car Share entertained 4.15m (20.3%) at 9.30pm.

On BBC Two, Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial continued with 1.27m (6.4%) at 8pm, before The Game averaged 1.63m (7.9%) at 9pm, and W1A amused 1.13m (6.7%) at 10pm.

ITV's Tonight aired to 1.68m (9.2%) at 7.30pm (39k/0.2% on +1), while Double Decker Driving School brought in 2.05m (10.2%) at 8.30pm (72k/0.4%). Fraud Squad interested 1.68m (8.1%) at 9pm (148k/1.0%).

Over on Channel 4, The Supervet was seen by 1.36m (6.8%) at 8pm (277k/1.3%), and The Island with Bear Grylls dipped slightly to 2.01m (9.7%) at 9pm (270k/1.8%).

The Body in the Freezer: Countdown to Murder shocked 641k (3.2%) on Channel 5 at 8pm (41k/0.2%), while The Hotel Inspector gathered 935k »

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Question Time leaders’ performances: Guardian columnists give their verdict

30 April 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Our commentators analyse how David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg fared in the last main televised event before the election

If Liam Byrne could turn back time, I think we all know which four words he wouldn’t write. That “there’s no money left” note has played a bigger role in the Conservative election campaign than many cabinet ministers and Thursday night was no exception, David Cameron at one point whipping it from his pocket with the air of a kid hoping to get off double Pe.

Related: Miliband: I won't have Labour government if it means Snp deal

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- Gaby Hinsliff, Anne Perkins and Hugh Muir

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Thursday’s best TV

29 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

David Dimbleby throws politicians into the ring in Question Time Election Leaders Special, Soviet threat looms in The Game, and scammers flog bad land on Fraud Squad. Plus: David Tennant talks us through mockumentary W1A and The Mentalist concludes with a perilous double bill

In this epic election edition, David Dimbleby chairs a session in Leeds where David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will each individually field half an hour’s questions from the people they fear most: actual members of the public. Later, there are regional variations. In Scotland, there will be a programme with Snp leader Nicola Sturgeon, in Wales with Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood, while for viewers after the watershed, Nigel Farage faces questions from the people of Birmingham. John Robinson

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- John Robinson, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs, Jonathan Wright and Ben Arnold

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Joey Essex can't pronounce 'Conservatives' in election special trailer

24 April 2015 5:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

How can ITV2 find a way to get its audience interested in the general election? Get Joey Essex involved, of course.

The latest Educating Joey Essex sees the former Towie star learning as much as he can about politics, and meeting some of the biggest party leaders. God help us.

The trailer sees Essex failing to pronounce 'Conservatives', finding out about the Liberal Democrats, and hanging out with Nigel Farage on a boat.

He has also met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband on his journey, which will be documented on Tuesday, May 5.

Sadly, David Cameron turned down the opportunity to speak to Essex for the show. Will he regret that decision come May 7?

To give the show its full title, Educating Joey Essex: General Election What Are You Sayin?! will hopefully end with Essex deciding which party to vote for - and all bets »

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Watch out Cameron: Gogglebox election special to air on Channel 4

20 April 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's a good thing politicians like David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will be quite busy on May 7, as there's going to be an election special of Gogglebox.

Channel 4 has announced that the Royle Family-style comedy show will return for a one-off edition centering around the general election on the big night itself.

The episode will air during Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, which will see Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell leading the proceedings.

Ed Havard, head of Channel 4's TV events, said: "This is an unpredictable election and we've got a genuinely unpredictable and exciting line-up for our take on election night. It promises to be very different, and a lot of fun. Plus we're on all night so you won't miss a thing."

Gogglebox viewers were recently left heartbroken after star 'Silent' Jay Makin confirmed that he will not be returning after his split from girlfriend Eve Woerdenweber. »

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Lib Dems complain BBC reneged on TV debates deal with Nick Clegg

19 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Paddy Ashdown says Clegg did not opt out of 16 April debate and had assurance that final interviews would feature only him, Cameron and Miliband

The Liberal Democrats have accused the BBC of backtracking on a deal about the final round of TV interviews with party leaders, and misleading the country by reporting Nick Clegg chose to opt out of last week’s debate.

Lord Ashdown, the party’s campaign chief, has written to the BBC director general, Tony Hall, saying he will make a formal complaint to the BBC Trust unless the broadcaster immediately corrects suggestions that the Lib Dems opted out of the debates attended by the five opposition parties.

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- Patrick Wintour Political editor

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The Callow Way – Why Lib Dems Hate R2-D2, But Ukip Supporters Love Darth Vader

19 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway uncovers a poll that surveys both voting intention and favourite Star Wars characters, with some unexpected results…

On Thursday, the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped at around the same time as leaders of British political parties (minus David Cameron and Nick Clegg, who obviously stayed at home to discuss the minutiae of the trailer online) gathered for a debate ahead of the General Election on 7th May. The coincidence, as well as Snp leader Nicola Sturgeon’s offer to Ed Miliband to help him form a government, which struck me as echoing Darth Vader’s offer to Luke Skywalker to rule the galaxy as father and son at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, led me to a survey which combined the two.

If you’re British, you’ve probably heard of YouGov, the polling organisation famous for its snapshots of »

- Neil Calloway

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Lorraine Kelly to interview Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Farage

17 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lorraine Kelly has confirmed that she will interview leaders from four political parties, including David Cameron.

Next week, Kelly is speaking to the Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg, Labour's Ed Miliband and Ukip's Nigel Farage, live on ITV's Lorraine.

She will then chat with Cameron from the Conservatives the following week.

The interviews aim to show a different side to the politicians, revealing the identities of the leaders to viewers and voters.

"I'm looking forward to finding out what makes them tick and getting to the real person behind the sound bites," Kelly said.

"I also want to know how their policies will affect my viewers."

Clegg will appear on Monday's (April 20) episode of the programme, from 8.30am. »

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'Where is David Cameron?' hot Google search term during election debate

16 April 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Cameron's absence was one of the biggest questions asked online during tonight's challengers' debate.

The second-most searched question on Google during the event broadcast live on BBC One was: 'Where is David Cameron?'

The leaders of all five opposition parties - Labour's Ed Miliband, the Snp's Nicola Sturgeon, Ukip's Nigel Farage, the Green Party's Natalie Bennett and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood - all appeared on the debate.

The only question which more people searched for was: 'What is austerity?'

Prime Minister David Cameron refused to take part in more than one televised debate during campaigning and demanded all seven leaders were represented, leading to a debate shown by ITV before Easter.

Tonight's Top 5 most-Googled questions provided to The Guardian by Google Trends are:

What is austerity?

Why is David Cameron not at the debate?

Who should I vote for?

Where is Natalie Bennett from?

What is a brownfield site? »

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