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EastEnders' Robbie Jackson returning with Wellard Two

11 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'EastEnders' Robbie Jackson is to return to Albert Square with a new dog named Wellard Two. The street sweeper, played by Dean Gaffney, was known for his close bond with his beloved German Shepherd Wellard who sadly passed away in 2008 after Robbie left Walford for India to be with his girlfriend Nita Mistry in 2004. And although Robbie was devastated to hear Wellard - who he'd left in the care of his pal Gus Smith - had died during his last appearance in the BBC One soap in 2010, Dean has now revealed a new dog is joining the soap. He said: »

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Hollyoaks turns 20: What happened to the original cast from 1995?

23 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Holly birthday, Happyoaks! Sorry, let's try that again. Happy birthday, Hollyoaks! That's better.

It's often written off as the runt of the soap litter, but we're rather affectionate towards Hollyoaks. Surprisingly, it's not only survived but is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. It now boasts 50 regulars and a faster pace than any other soap, but can you believe that Hollyoaks once focused on the adventures of only seven main characters?

Launching on Channel 4 in October 1995 with just one episode per week, Hollyoaks gradually earned a place in viewers' hearts as it followed the tangled lives and torrid loves of Kurt, Jambo, Louise, Maddie, Natasha, Dawn and Tony. So where are Chester's magnificent seven now?

Jeremy Edwards (Kurt)

Ex-model Jeremy Edwards' character Kurt Benson was Hollyoaks' original king of cool, known for his love of his motorbikes, music and the local ladies. Kurt eventually settled »

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Hey UK Content Creators! New BBC Diversity Initiative Launched for Budding Directors (Sept. 18 Deadline)

31 August 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Announced late last week... Over the next year, 12 drama directors will be mentored on one of the BBC’s 4 flagship continuing dramas ("EastEnders," "Holby," "Doctors" and "Casualty"), where they will receive a full credit on one episode of their assigned program. The shows will all aim to hire directors within nine months for a full directorial commission if the director has shown that they can meet the standards required. Oliver Kent, Executive Producer of Holby and Casualty, says: “This scheme will be a vital stepping stone which will bring some exciting new directing talent to our shows. We can’t wait to welcome them on board.” It is the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here 2015 rumours: Who's entering the jungle?

30 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It feels like only yesterday that Gemma Collins was crying mascara stained tears while complaining of contracting malaria - but this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here is now just three months away.

Last year's series saw Carl Fogarty crowned King of the Jungle. But which stars will be enduring the Australian kangaroo anus-eating adventures on the ITV show this year? Here's the rumoured line-up so far:

Spencer Matthews

Who? Original Made in Chelsea cast member and serial heartbreaker.

The rumour: It's currently being suggested that 28-year-old Spencer is going to leave the E4 reality show, and is in "advanced talks" with I'm a Celebrity producers to enter the jungle. If true, he can always get some top tips from close friend and former Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor, who took part in the jungle and memorably sobbed throughout in 2012.

Likelihood rating: 3/5

Paul Gascoigne

Who? Former international footballer and football manager, »

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New trailer for ITV’s Jekyll & Hyde

30 August 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

ITV has released a new trailer for Charlie Higson’s upcoming action fantasy series Jekyll & Hyde, which sees Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons) leading the cast as Robert Jekyll and his alter-ego Mr. Hyde. Check it out below…

Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama will pay homage to the Stevenson novel, and focus on the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.

Higson’s Jekyll is a young, sensitive and naïve man of intellect and morality, a well meaning if slightly repressed character who slips between his two personas unwillingly. »

- Gary Collinson

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The X Factor series 1: Rowetta Satchell, Tabby Callaghan, Steve Brookstein - Where are they now?

28 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Saturday nights are no longer for going out - The X Factor is finally returning to our small screens this weekend with new hosts, a fresh judging panel and a fair few format shake-ups.

But whatever happened to the finalists of the first ever series - "barking bloody mad" Rowetta Satchell, red-haired wannabe rocker Tabby Callaghan, cheesy best friend duo 2 to Go and eventual winner Steve Brookstein?

Roberta Howett

Roberta Howett went from unhappy telecommunications worker to Louis Walsh's Dublin darling after her successful X Factor audition. But perhaps it was the curse of the Walsh that resulted in her early exit from the series when she became the first act to be eliminated.

Now 33, Roberta appeared on the debut album of Spanish composer Toni Castells in 2007. She finally released her debut album in 2010, its lead single 'Beautiful Lies' became her first Top 40 single in the Irish Singles Chart, »

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BBC Two will explore the origins of Dad's Army in a new drama with Shane Richie as Bill Pertwee

28 August 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There's already a Dad's Army movie remake on the horizon, and now there's going to be a drama based around its origins.

EastEnders star Shane Richie will play Bill Pertwee in BBC Two's Making Dad's Army, a one-off film about the classic and beloved British sitcom.

The drama will focus on the show's original idea in 1967 up until its first broadcast in 1968, and the struggles creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft had to endure to get it on screen.

Friday Night Dinner's Paul Ritter will play Perry, while Game of Thrones actor Richard Dormer will portray Croft.

The rest of the Dad's Army actors will be played by John Sessions (as Arthur Lowe), Julian Sands (as John Le Mesurier), Mark Heap (as Clive Dunn), Kevin Bishop (as James Beck), Michael Cochrane (as Arnold Ridley) and Ralph Riach (as John Laurie).

Meanwhile, Keith Allen will play TV executive Paul Fox, »

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Danny Dyer pens book about pubs and ghosts

28 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Danny Dyer has written a book about pubs and ghosts. The 'EastEnders' actor - who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the BBC One soap - has loved writing 'The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons From The East End' and described it as a ''sort''. He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I've bloody loved writing this book, it's going to be a right sort. It's going to be my thoughts on a lot of things from pubs, to if ghosts exist. ''You could say it's a bit like one of my finest, longest and off the wall tweets.'' The 38-year-old star »

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 winner: We rank the celebrities' chances of topping BBC One's dance-off

28 August 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing is drawing ever closer, and we're now finding out one by one which celebrities are taking part this year.

Of course, we have no idea how they'll do on the show, we've not seen them dance one step and we don't know which professional dancers they'll be paired with. But as if that's going to stop us from making snap judgements.

So read on to find out how we ranked the celebs (from least likely to win to most likely to win) - and keep checking back as more famous faces are announced to see how our rankings change...

15. Jeremy Vine

Sorry Jeremy - but even the bookies agree with us that you're going to struggle. Jeremy was the first celeb announced for this year's Strictly, and the oddsmakers promptly announced that he had no chance of winning even though they had no idea who he was up against. »

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 lineup rumours: Which celebrities could take part this year?

28 August 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing is still months away, but the rumours about which celebrities could be taking part this year are really starting to heat up now - and they've been going since January. So it felt like a good time to start to put together all the speculation we've heard to see if we can figure out who'll be hitting the ballroom in the new series.

Strictly Come Dancing: This is how they keep the celebrities taking part a secret

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 winner: We rank the celebrities' changes of topping BBC One's dance-off

With all the contestants now confirmed, check out the lineup below - and lament what could have been with the rumours that didn't become a reality. Oh well, there's always the Christmas special...

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Confirmed contestants

Jeremy Vine

King of the swingometer Jeremy became the first celebrity confirmed for Strictly on August 10.

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Janice Dickinson and Bobby Davro to join CBB

27 August 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Celebrity Big Brother: UK vs USA' will welcome two more housemates tomorrow night (28.08.15) as Janice Dickinson and Bobby Davro join the show. Outspoken supermodel Janice will join Team USA, while comedian and 'EastEnders' actor Bobby will join Team UK. According to host Emma Willis, the pair will battle it out in a task with the winner becoming either President or Prime Minister and rule the entire house. In the first UK vs USA challenge during tonight's live launch show, the UK celebrities managed to beat the Us stars in a cannonball bowling game. The contestants had to try to knock down as many »

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EastEnders' Rakhee Thakrar wants to raise awareness

27 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rakhee Thakrar hopes her 'EastEnders' character Shabnam Masood's stillborn storyline will help to raise awareness. Shabnam will find out her unborn child has died on tomorrow night's (28.08.15) episode of the BBC One soap and Rakhee has admitted she hopes it will encourage pregnant women to communicate with their midwifes if they suspect anything is wrong during their pregnancies. She said: ''I really hope this shows that there really is no harm in expectant mothers picking up their phone and calling their midwife if they are concerned. This is the message we are trying to get across.'' Rakhee felt she had a »

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EastEnders actor Malachi Kirby will play the lead role in a Roots reboot

27 August 2015 4:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

EastEnders actor Malachi Kirby will be leading A+E's eight-episode reboot of Roots.

Kirby - who played Wayne Ladlow on the BBC soap in January 2014 - has been cast as Kunta Kinte, an African who is sold into slavery in America, reports Deadline.

The miniseries, which will also air on Lifetime and the History Channel, is based on Alex Haley's groundbreaking novel, nearly 40 years after it was first adapted for television back in 1977.

Laurence Fishburne previously joined the cast of the reboot, portraying author Haley.

The original Roots made history with its 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and nine wins overall back in the 1970s.

Before EastEnders, Kirby had guest spots on The Bill, Silent Witness and Doctors. »

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Tristan Gemmill defends Sarah Harding's acting

27 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Danny Dyer has written a book about pubs and ghosts. The 'EastEnders' actor - who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the BBC One soap - has loved writing 'The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons From The East End' and described it as a ''sort''. He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I've bloody loved writing this book, it's going to be a right sort. It's going to be my thoughts on a lot of things from pubs, to if ghosts exist. ''You could say it's a bit like one of my finest, longest and off the wall tweets.'' The 38-year-old star »

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Malachi Kirby Is Kunta Kinte in Upcoming 'Roots' Remake

26 August 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

British actor Malachi Kirby (he starred in fellow Brit Destiny Ekaragha's feature film debut, "Gone Too Far," and was a regular on the TV series "EastEnders") has signed up to play Kunta Kinte, joining the previously-cast Laurence Fishburne as the second actor to be book a role in the upcoming remake of "Roots," which History, A&E and Lifetime have all teamed up for, calling it a scripted event series for a new generation of viewers, which will simulcast on all three flagship networks.  Fishburne will play Alex Haley (James Earl Jones played him in the original 1970s series). Will Packer is an executive producer, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Malachi Kirby Is Kunta Kinte in Upcoming 'Roots' Remake

26 August 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

British actor Malachi Kirby (he starred in fellow Brit Destiny Ekaragha's feature film debut, "Gone Too Far," and was a regular on the TV series "EastEnders") has signed up to play Kunta Kinte, joining the previously-cast Laurence Fishburne as the second actor to be book a role in the upcoming remake of "Roots," which History, A&E and Lifetime have all teamed up for, calling it a scripted event series for a new generation of viewers, which will simulcast on all three flagship networks.  Fishburne will play Alex Haley (James Earl Jones played him in the original 1970s series). Will Packer is an executive producer, and original "Roots" cast member LeVar Burton (who played Kunta Kinte in the original) is a co-executive producer, along with Mark WolperLawrence KonnerMark RosenthalAlison McDonald and Charles Murray are writing.  Vickie Thomas is...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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ITV boss asks BBC not to schedule Strictly against X Factor this year

26 August 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Update: The X Factor has released its full schedule for series 12 – in hopes of dodging an "unavoidable clash" with Strictly Come Dancing.

The first major clash between ITV and the BBC could come on Saturday, September 5 when an X Factor audition show airs at 8.15pm and Strictly Come Dancing lines up a musical performance from Jess Glynne on its own series 13 opener.

ITV's Director of Television has made a plea to the BBC not to schedule this year's Strictly Come Dancing directly against The X Factor.

Last year, the two battled for the Saturday night ratings as they overlapped.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 lineup rumours: Which celebrities could take part this year?

Nick Grimshaw interview: 'I will definitely cry on The X Factor'

ITV's Peter Fincham challenged BBC's Danny Cohen during a panel at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today (August 26), saying the BBC deliberately changed Strictly's start times »

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Russell T Davies will bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to BBC One

26 August 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell T Davies is going to tackle Shakespeare - he's adapting A Midsummer Night's Dream for BBC One.

Davies will return to Cardiff - home of Doctor Who - for the 90-minute production, to air in 2016, it was announced at this year's Edinburgh International TV Festival.

"I've wanted to make this for the BBC for my entire adult life - and only the BBC can put on a play like this, for all the family, smack-bang in the heart of prime-time," the award-winning writer said.

"With a riot of prosthetics, CGI, magic and action, it needs the brilliant Doctor Who team in Cardiff to bring it to life."

A new six-part series from 12 Years a Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen has also been formally announced - the as-yet-untitled drama will follow a West Indian community in the heart of London across three decades, beginning in 1968.

Tony Jordan - Hustle creator and »

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Malachi Kirby to star in 'Roots' remake

26 August 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK actor cast as Kunta Kinte in A+E Networks’ scripted event series.

UK actor Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far) has been cast in the lead role in A+E Networks’ anticipated remake of landmark 1977 miniseries Roots.

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Kirby is set to play Kunta Kinte in the seven-part series, which is described as a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive.

The narrative spans multiple generations, beginning with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland in the Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery.

Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in Us history - including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Rising star

The fast-rising Kirby, who played in 2013 comedy drama Gone Too Far and Toronto-bound Afghan war thriller »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Movie Review – Nil by Mouth (1997)

25 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nil by Mouth, 1997.

Directed by Gary Oldman.

Starring Ray WinstoneKathy Burke, Laila Morse and Charlie Creed-Miles.

Synopsis:

Depicting the lives of a dysfunctional, South London family. Aggressive Ray and junkie Billy are central roles as we see how their flaws bleed into their home lives and affect others.

There is a moment, on the tube, as Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles) begs for change. A girl, with her friends, cannot assist and as Billy continues down the train we see the roll of her eyes. In 2015, nearly 20 years after Gary Oldman’s directorial debut, Nil by Mouth, we still see this poverty and desperation on the trains. The eternal conflict as we choose not to support, against our instincts, as “we know where the money will go”. What is so effective in Oldman’s brutal film, is how we know intimately the family, friends and background of Billy. We also see his sister, »

- Simon Columb

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