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Broadchurch's series two finale was the drama's highest rated episode of 2015, according to overnight figures for Monday (February 23).
The final episode of the ITV drama's latest run was seen by an average 7.62m (32.7%) at 9pm, with an added 222k (1.4%) on +1. Earlier, Robson Green's More Tales from Northumberland continued with 2.78m (12.4%) at 8pm (152k/0.6% on +1).
Broadchurch series 2 finale recap: A satisfying and unsatisfying end
On BBC One, Inside Out gathered 3.42m (15.9%) at 7.30pm, before Children of the Great Migration interested 2.13m (9.2%) at 8.30pm. New Tricks - which will air its final episode later this year - attracted 2.66m (11.4%) at 9pm.
BBC Two's University Challenge interested 3.04m (13.2%) at 8pm, while Only Connect was watched by 2.57m (11.1%) at 8.30pm. A Cook Abroad averaged 1.52m (6.5%) at 9pm, before House of Fools continued with 670k (3.9%) at 10pm.
Channel 4's Food Unwrapped attracted 1.28m (5.6%) at 8.30pm (60.4k/0.3%), while NHS: £2 Billion a Week and »
'New Tricks' will end for good this summer. The popular BBC One comedy drama has been on the air since 2003, but TV bosses have confirmed that it will finish at end of the current series. In a joint statement, BBC One controller Charlotte Moore and Ben Stephenson, the BBC's controller of drama commissioning, said: ''We are incredibly proud of 'New Tricks' and would like to thank Roy Mitchell the brilliant creator, [production companies] Wall to Wall and Headstrong, and all the cast and teams involved across the 12 series. ''However, on BBC One it's important to make room for new series and »
New Tricks is to end after its upcoming 12th series.
The BBC is bringing the long-running crime drama to an end "to make room for new series", Broadcast reports.
In a joint statement, BBC One controller Charlotte Moore and BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said: "We are incredibly proud of New Tricks and would like to thank Roy Mitchell the brilliant creator, Wall to Wall and Headstrong, and all the cast and teams involved across the 12 series.
"However, on BBC One, it's important to make room for new series and continue to increase the range of drama on the channel, so it won't be returning after the next series airs this summer."
Headstrong Pictures - who are producing the final series - added: "For eleven series, New Tricks has been one of the most enduringly popular dramas on television, and Wall to Wall and Headstrong Pictures are hugely proud of the success of the show. »
101 Dalmatians was one of my favorites films as a child. I generally found that Disney cartoons involving animals, like it and Jungle Book were a lot funnier and less sentimental than all those boring girly fairy-tales like Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty. I also liked the fact that the action took place not in some fantastic never-never land but in the real England. 101 Dalmatians of course deals with the theft of a litter of Dalmatian puppies by a woman named Cruella De Vil who wants to skin them and turn them into fur coats. The human authorities are baffled, so it falls to the kidnapped puppies’ parents, Pongo and Perdita, to track them down and rescue them- along with a lot more Dalmatian pups acquired by Cruella for the same nefarious purpose.
101 Dalmatians is rather different in look from a lot of earlier Disney cartoons, which were characterized by bright colors. »
- Tom Stockman
Broadchurch regained more than one million viewers on Monday (February 9), according to overnight figures.
The ITV crime drama was the most watched programme of the evening with 5.86m (25.9%) at 9pm (318k/2.1% on +1). Earlier, Richard Wilson on the Road interested 2.71m (11.6%) at 8pm (95k/0.4%).
On BBC Two, University Challenge brought in 2.86m (12.3%) at 8pm, while Only Connect garnered 2.16m (9.1%) at 8.30pm. A Cook Abroad was watched by 1.6m (7.1%) at 9pm. Backchat entertained 850k (5%) at 10pm.
Later, Heston's Recipe for Romance educated 830k (3.6%) at 9pm (145k/1%), while Catastrophe continued with 480k (2.9%) at 10pm (51k/0.6%).
Over on Channel 5, Police Interceptors thrilled 1.13m (4.8%) at 8pm (93k/0.4%). Benefits Britain: Life on »
These days, it’s all about the Disney princesses, but Perdita is merely a dog without high pedigree. As a result, she and her mate Pongo, are often overlooked. They’re certainly overshadowed by their antagonist, the Dalmatian loving Cruella De Vil, about the chew every scene in Once Upon a Time. Thank goodness, then, that Walt Disney reminds us about the utter charm contained within their 1961 release 101 Dalmatians. Out Tuesday in a handsome Diamond Combo Pack, their 17th film holds up remarkably well.
The film arrived at a precarious time for the studio as rising costs made their animated fare very expensive. Tastes were changing and they were now competing with television for the younger eyeballs so a different approach was called for. From a technological standpoint, the arrival of Xerography allowed them to streamline the filmmaking process, reducing costs. Ub Iwerks, one of the grand animators in Walt Disney’s employ, »
- Robert Greenberger
The EastEnders actress will play the historical figure in reconstructions of her intimate life.
The documentary, currently known as Armada, will air on BBC Two this spring.
Historian Dan Snow will front the three-part programme with a selection of experts, while CGI will also play a role.
She also took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.
Dobson said: "Elizabeth I is a gift of a role, and one I've always hoped I'd get the opportunity to play.
"It's been a real honour to work with the BBC History team to recreate these pivotal moments in history, and playing a queen was one of the most enjoyable times I've had!" »
Since then, we've had plenty of shows that focus on the lives of a group of youths, from Skins to Misfits to Made in Chelsea. But there was one show that arguably kickstarted the modern teen drama without getting the kudos it deserves, and that show was As If.
Last year marked the 10th anniversary since the series came to an end, and so Digital Spy decided to look back on the show and find out what happened to some of its main cast members.
As If launched on January 22, 2001 on Channel 4 in the midweek early evening slot, and was later repeated on Sunday afternoons on T4. From series two onwards, it stayed as a T4 staple, but maintained its young adult themes, running for »
8 items from 2015
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