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TV News: Flash, Grace, Who, Vampire

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The Flash

Sky1 has announced that it will bring The CW's "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" to the UK this fall. As part of the announcement they also debuted some superb new banner art featuring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen running at super speed - click the link for the full version. [Source: Digital Spy]

Grace and Frankie

Joe Morton, Geoff Stults and Barry Bostwick have joined Netflix's single-camera comedy series "Grace and Frankie" starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) are women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other. [Source: The Live Feed]

Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi has dismissed reports that his co-star Jenna Coleman is leaving "Doctor Who." Appearing on The One Show, he »

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Jenna Coleman coy on Doctor Who exit talk: 'I like the quitting rumours'

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

Jenna Coleman remained very coy about rumours that she's exiting Doctor Who during an appearance on This Morning today (August 22).

The actress, who plays the Doctor's companion Clara Oswald, said that she wouldn't confirm her departure because she believed that the uncertainty was benefiting the show.

"The truth is, I don't want to tell you the truth," Coleman said.

"I quite like these rumours. People don't have any idea [if I'm staying or going]. I think people can watch the show, not knowing whether I am [going] or not, and I think that's exciting."

Speaking about working with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Coleman claimed that her new leading man had a "glimpse of naughtiness", and that the pair had been laughing continually since the third day on set.

During an appearance on The One Show on Thursday (August 21), Capaldi played down rumours about his co-star departing the sci-fi show.

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Peter Capaldi dismisses Jenna Coleman Doctor Who exit "rumours"

21 August 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Peter Capaldi has dismissed reports that Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who.

The actor, who makes his debut as The Doctor this weekend, told The One Show that there is no truth to the claims, which had suggested a Christmas exit for Coleman's Clara Oswald.

"I'm not looking for a new assistant," he told presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones when questioned. "I don't know where these rumours have started. I've read she may be leaving at Christmas, but I don't even know if she'll get to Christmas, you'll have to watch it and see what happens."

Capaldi praised his "absolutely fabulous" co-star, adding: "She's been called upon to do things that I don't think any other companion has had to do, to show a kind of emotional range and I think she's done it absolutely brilliantly."

Both stars have returned to the UK after completing an extensive Doctor Who promotion tour across the world, »

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Capaldi on Rumours Jenna Is Leaving

21 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Peter Capaldi remained tactful when questioned over Jenna Coleman possibly leaving Doctor Who. “I’m not looking for a new assistant,” he told Alex Jones and Matt Baker on The One Show when asked what characteristics his next companion should have. The Mirror reported earlier this week that Jenna is leaving the Tardis at Christmas, but, as Capaldi went

The post Capaldi on Rumours Jenna Is Leaving appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Prince Harry's Invictus Games to be broadcast on BBC TV and radio

20 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Prince Harry's Invictus Games will be broadcast on BBC television and radio.

The Invictus Games will see wounded, injured and sick former service men and women from 14 countries compete in different events, between September 10 and 14.

As well as live coverage and highlights across the five days, BBC will also air special programmes in the run up to the Opening Ceremony, as well as the ceremony itself.

BBC Two will air special documentary Countdown to The Invictus Games on Sunday, September 7, before The One Show covers the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, September 10.

Guy Freeman, Executive Producer, BBC Entertainment and Events, said: "We're honoured to be the official broadcaster of the Invictus Games and to be able to share the inspirational stories of the service men and women competing in this inaugural competition.

"The sporting events promise to be action-packed and showcase some fantastic skills and moments of endeavour. While the »

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Big Brother final watched by 1.53 million on Channel 5

16 August 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Big Brother final was viewed by an average of 1.53 million (8.3%) on Channel 5.

The live finale, which was won by Helen Wood, attracted a peak audience of 1.62 million (9.3%) as the winner was announced.

Follow-up show Big Brother's Bit on the Side was seen by an average of 898k (7.7%) immediately after at 10.45pm.

BBC One's Boomers was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps, pulling in an average of 4.45 million (21.9%) at 9pm. The new comedy series, which stars Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman and Russ Abbot, peaked with 4.47 million.

BBC One's evening started with 2.27 million (13.2%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 2.10 million (11.3%) for A Question of Sport and 2.35 million (11.4%) for Scrappers at 8.30pm.

Later in the evening, Room 101 and Would I Lie to You? The Unseen Bits were seen by 2.08 million (15.3%) and 1.47 million (14%) respectively.

After a bumper evening of athletics, BBC Two's night kicked off with »

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Alex Jones: 'More female BBC presenters is step in right direction'

25 July 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alex Jones has said that she feels the BBC is leading the way in increasing the exposure of female television presenters.

The One Show host, who will soon be the sole presenter of new Saturday night show Tumble, told Fabulous magazine that her new job is another step in the right direction for the industry.

It follows the news that Strictly Come Dancing will now be presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, following the departure of Sir Bruce Forsyth.

"I definitely feel like I'm doing this for the girls," she said. "Telly in the past [could] be seen as being quite a misogynistic place, but the BBC have really pulled it out of the bag.

"Giving such exposure to three girls in its peak schedule is a big step in the right direction."

Jones admitted that there are bound to be comparisons drawn between Tumble, which sees a group of »

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Celebrity Masterchef final peaks with 5.79 million viewers

19 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Celebrity Masterchef final was Friday's highest-rated primetime show outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.76 million (25.4%).

The final, which was contested by Sophie Thompson, Charley Boorman and Jodie Kidd, peaked with an audience of 5.79 million (29.8%) as the results were announced.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 2.75 million (17.1%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 2.91 million (16.8%) for The Village That's Falling into the Sea at 7.30pm.

Replacing The Graham Norton Show, New Tricks rounded off the evening with 1.9 million (16%) at 10.35pm.

After a mammoth session of golf on BBC Two, the channel drew 580k (3.2%) for live coverage of the First Night of the Proms at 8pm. An average audience of 830k (4.5%) stuck around to watch Qi immediately after.

The Cruise Ship was ITV's highest-rated show outside of soaps, pulling in 2.77 million (15.7%) at 8pm. Doc Martin was seen by 2.27 million (12.2%) an hour later at 9.

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Celebrity Masterchef tops ratings for second night running

12 July 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Masterchef has topped the primetime ratings for a second night running.

Watched by an average audience of 3.96 million (20.6%) at 8.30pm, BBC One's celebrity cooking show was Friday's highest-rated show outside of soaps.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 2.58 million (16.6%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 2.36 million (16.9%) for The Great Property Race at 7.30pm.

Ahead of his final appearance as pundit at this year's World Cup final on Sunday, BBC One paid tribute to Alan Hansen with a look back at his career.

Presented by Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen: Player and Pundit was watched by an average audience of 2.22 million (18.3%) at 10.35pm.

ITV delivered consistent ratings for its entertainment offerings outside of soaps, entertaining 3.1 million (16.5%) with The Cruise Ship at 8pm and 2.26 million (11.8%) with Doc Martin at 9pm.

The return of The Million Pound Drop on Channel 4 was seen by 830k (4.5%) at 8pm. The ratings picked »

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2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "Game of Thrones" 19 "Fargo" 18 "American Horror Story: Coven" 17 "Breaking Bad" 16 "The Normal Heart" 16 "Saturday Night Live" 14 "House of Cards" 13 "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" 12 "Downton Abbey" 12 "Orange Is the New Black" 12 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed »

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Andy Murray Wimbledon win watched by 4.7 million

28 June 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Andy Murray's third round Wimbledon win was seen by an average of 4.66 million (25.1%) on BBC One.

Murray beat Roberto Bautista Agut is straight sets to progress to the fourth round in the early evening. The action peaked with 4.78 million as the reigning champion closed in on the victory.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.82 million (19%) for Celebrity Masterchef at 8.30pm. This week's guests included Leslie Ash and Wayne Sleep.

Looking back at the best bits from the latest series, The Graham Norton Show was seen by 2.69 million (22.5%) at 10.35pm. It was followed by 950k (11.5%) for Uncle at 11.20pm.

Because of the delayed start to the tennis, The One Show aired at 7pm on BBC Two. It was seen by 1.66 million (9.1%), while 1.19 million (5.6%) stuck around for Today at Wimbledon at 8.15pm.

Gardeners' World pulled in 1.81 million (8.9%) at 9pm, while Qi was seen by 1.17 million (5.8%) immediately after.

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Andy Murray Wimbledon win watched by 4.66 million

28 June 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Andy Murray's third round Wimbledon win was seen by an average of 4.66 million (25.1%) on BBC One.

Murray beat Roberto Bautista Agut is straight sets to progress to the fourth round in the early evening. The action peaked with 4.78 million as the reigning champion closed in on the victory.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.82 million (19%) for Celebrity Masterchef at 8.30pm. This week's guests included Leslie Ash and Wayne Sleep.

Looking back at the best bits from the latest series, The Graham Norton Show was seen by 2.69 million (22.5%) at 10.35pm. It was followed by 950k (11.5%) for Uncle at 11.20pm.

Because of the delayed start to the tennis, The One Show aired at 7pm on BBC Two. It was seen by 1.66 million (9.1%), while 1.19 million (5.6%) stuck around for Today at Wimbledon at 8.15pm.

Gardeners' World pulled in 1.81 million (8.9%) at 9pm, while Qi was seen by 1.17 million (5.8%) immediately after.

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Big Brother: Power Trip Launch peaks with 1.67 million

7 June 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big Brother: Power Trip's second live launch show peaked with 1.67 million on Friday (June 6) evening.

An average audience of 1.56 million (8.2%) tuned in to watch another batch of housemates enter the compound from 9pm on Channel 5.

Big Brother's Bit on the Side was seen by 596k (4.4%) immediately after, while 405k (4.7%) stuck around for the live feed at 11.35pm.

The One Show kicked off BBC One's evening with 2.68 million (15.1%) at 7.30pm, while 1960s police drama Inspector George Gently entertained 2.59 million (13.2%) at 8.30pm.

With guests including Amanda Holden and actor Michael Sheen, The Graham Norton Show was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps, attracting 3.11 million (23%) viewers at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, the channel's tribute to Michelle Keegan drew an audience of 2.78 million (15.1%) at 8pm. Farewell Tina included interviews with cast members, home-video footage and a behind-the-scenes look at her final scenes.

Soccer Aid 2014: The Countdown entertained 1.42 million (7.3%) after the evening's »

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Glastonbury 2014: BBC unveils full coverage plans

6 June 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has unveiled its broadcasting plans for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

It will broadcast over 250 hours via radio, TV, the red button and online streaming, with coverage from six stages.

Presenters include Chris Evans, Jo Whiley, Fearne Cotton, Dermot O'Leary, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Greg James, Stuart Maconie, Pete Tong, Cerys Matthews, Mark Radcliffe, Gemma Cairney, Annie Mac, Toddla T, MistaJam, DJ Target, Yasser and Alex Jones.

Controller of BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Asian Network and director of BBC Music Bob Shennan said: "Glastonbury is one of the world's most famous music festivals, and once again the BBC will be providing audiences with a magical weekend of coverage, in a way that only the BBC can."

The full outline of coverage is as follows:

BBC TV

30 hours of coverage across BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four.

BBC Radio

50 hours of coverage »

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England World Cup friendly watched by 6 million on ITV

30 May 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Friday's World Cup warm up game between England and Peru was the highest rated show outside of soaps.

The first of two international friendlies ahead of June's World Cup in Brazil was seen by an average audience of 6.32 million (30.3%). The match peaked with an audience of 7.9 million at 9.30pm.

ITV's evening ended with 1.08 million (13.8%) for the 10.45pm showing of Casino Royale.

Over on BBC One, the evening started with 3.17 million (18.4%) for The One Show, while Diy Sos: The Big Build attracted 3.79 million (17.9%) at 8pm.

Have I Got News For You was the channel's highest-rated show outside of soaps, pulling in average viewing figures of 3.91 million (17.6%). It was followed by 3 million (13.9%) for Room 101 at 8.30pm.

BBC One's evening ended with 3.45 million (25.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. This week's guests included Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

The Great British Menu kicked off BBC Two's evening with a ratings high of 2.04 million (10.7%) at 7.30pm. »

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Good Morning Britain one month on: Is the breakfast show doomed?

29 May 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Judging a breakfast show on its ratings alone is always dangerous.

Watching breakfast TV is a habit and it has to fit into our busy morning schedules, so a slight change to the format can mean that our 10-minute breakfast break with our corn flakes and the telly suddenly coincides with the weather and we'll probably switch channels or even switch off altogether.

Viewers look for familiarity, comfort and something easily digestible in the mornings. BBC Breakfast has nailed all three of these traits over the last five years and for that reason, ITV has been floundering to match them in the early morning ratings war.

GMTV had grown tired and grey, and Daybreak was an ugly explosion of colour and dreadful decisions. The channel's latest attempt to wrestle back viewers, Good Morning Britain, opened with lukewarm reviews one month ago and the ratings have been dropping ever since.

But are the problems terminal? »

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Alex Jones to host new BBC gymnastics reality show Tumble

29 May 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The One Show presenter Alex Jones has been confirmed as the host for BBC One's new gymnastics reality show Tumble.

The judges have also been revealed and include Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, London 2012 hero and Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith, Team Gb gymnastics captain turned sports broadcaster Craig Heap, and cirque artist Sebastien Stella.

Tumble will feature 10 celebrities learning and mastering gymnastic skills across six weeks of live TV shows. The challenges will include tumbling, double trapeze, acrobatic gymnastics and trampolining.

British Olympian Beth Tweddle will act as a mentor for the celebrities.

Jones said that she is "thrilled" to be hosting the new show, adding: "It is sure to offer jaw-dropping stunts and a visual spectacle.

"No-one has told me yet whether I will be required to don a leotard or master the balance beams but I am willing to give it a go. If this »

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ITV's Tonight expo on discount supermarkets tops Friday ratings

23 May 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV's Tonight: The Rise of Discount Supermarkets was Friday's highest rated show outside of soaps.

Exploring the success of budget supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, Tonight was seen by an average audience of 4.73m (24.3%) viewers at 8pm on ITV.

ITV's evening continued with 2.63 million (13%) for drama series Lewis at 9pm, while Pierce Brosnan's James Bond movie Die Another Day played to 877k (10.1%) at 10.35pm.

Have I Got News for You continued to be a ratings success for BBC One, attracting 4.01 million (19.4%) at 9pm. This week's show was hosted by Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young.

It was followed by 3.09 million (15.7%) for Room 101 at 9.30pm, while 3.21 million (24.2%) tuned in to watch Julie Andrews, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on The Graham Norton Show at 10.40pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with an average audience of 3.22 million (18.1%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 2.6m (12.8%) for Rhs Chelsea Flower Show »

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BAFTA TV Awards 2014: Who's going to triumph? - live blog

18 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Okay, so we might not be wearing our gladrags and we might not be sipping champagne, but who says a onesie and a takeaway can't be glamorous?

It's BAFTA night, and while we're not at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with all the best and brightest from the last year of television, at least we can join the party from our sofas. Yep, we'll be blogging along with the awards - which start at 8pm on BBC One - so grab your slippers and a cuppa and join in by tweeting @digitalspy and leaving your comments below...

And as a reminder, the awards actually start in "real life" at 7pm - but we'll be doggedly going along with the television broadcast and pretending we're not an hour behind everyone else, so there's no fear of spoilers. If you want things as they happen, we'll be updating our winners' list here. »

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MasterChef final watched by 5.41 million on BBC One

17 May 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

MasterChef: The Final was Friday's highest-rated show outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 5.41 million (25.9%).

The hour-long finale, which aired from 8.30-9.30pm on BBC One, peaked with 6.28 million as the winner was crowned.

It was followed by Have I Got News For You, which drew an average audience of 4.49 million (23%) at 9.30pm.

BBC One's evening began with 2.73 million (17.4%) for The One Show at 7pm and 2.45 million (13.9%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm.

With guests Dawn French, Kirsten Dunst and Bear Grylls, The Graham Norton Show pulled in 3.10 million viewers (24.5%) at 10.35pm, followed by 900k (10.8%) for Bad Education.

With an average audience of 2.55 million (13.3%), Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis was ITV's highest-rated show outside of soaps, narrowly outperforming drama series Lewis with 2.53 (12.7%).

BBC Two's evening kicked off with 1.41 million (8%) for Great British Menu at 7.30pm, followed by a slightly increased 1.47 million (7.6%) for The Minister at 8pm and »

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