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Top Gear remake to launch in Italy

15 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Show continues global expansion despite Jeremy Clarkson’s exit, with Sky Italia airing local series fronted by Guido Meda and Joe Bastianich

Top Gear is going to Sky. Not in the UK but a remake of the hit BBC motoring format for Sky Italia on its pay-tv entertainment channel, Sky Uno.

Italy becomes the fifth overseas territory to adapt the show and the first since Jeremy Clarkson’s axing following a fracas with a producer earlier this year.

Related: BBC’s Top Gear launches local version in China

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- John Plunkett

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Top Gear is cleared again of racism complaints for its "pikey" insult

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

Top Gear has been cleared once more of racism complaints for a joke using the word "pikey".

The BBC Trust cleared the show back in March before the complaint was investigated by Ofcom, who have now found the show not to be in breach of broadcasting guidelines.

Jeremy Clarkson: A list of people offended by the Top Gear star

On the show broadcast on February 2, 2014 on BBC Two, the phrase 'Pikey's Peak' was pictured on a placard, considered by the complainant to be "gratuitous use of derogatory and racist language".

In a lengthy section of its latest Broadcast Bulletin, Ofcom outlined the original broadcast, the initial complaint, the BBC's response and the counter-arguments from the Traveller Movement.

Ofcom said in its ruling: "When the sign stating 'Pikey's Peak' was shown just before Richard Hammond's turn in the race, viewers would have been more likely to construe the use »

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Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, BBC Execs Behind ‘Doctor Who,’ Launch Bad Wolf (Exclusive)

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner — the former BBC executives responsible for “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” — have launched U.K./U.S. production company Bad Wolf to produce high-end TV and film for the global television market. The company, which has the support of the Welsh government, will be co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles.

The company is putting together an ambitious production slate. Development deals with U.S. networks and studios are close to being agreed to, with discussions also under way with U.K. and European broadcasters.

Bad Wolf will have its production base at a permanent studio in South Wales, and is forecast to attract in the region of £100 million ($155 million) to the economy of Wales over the next 10 years.

Tranter and Gardner were at the helm of the BBC’s drama division until 2008, and together with Russell T. Davies they relaunched »

- Leo Barraclough

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Top Gear cleared over Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Pikey’s Peak’ sign

18 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Media regulator Ofcom rules sign put up by ex-bbc presenter was more likely to be construed by viewers as comment on car driven by Richard Hammond

Top Gear has been cleared of breaching broadcasting regulations by media regulator Ofcom after an episode in which Jeremy Clarkson held up a sign saying “Pikey’s Peak”.

The Traveller Movement complained to Ofcom after the programme was broadcast on 2 February last year, claiming it was an “offensive and derogatory term for Gypsies and Travellers”.

Related: BBC's Top Gear investigated over use of word 'pikey'

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- John Plunkett

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Experimental review – ‘so blokey and knowingly dumb it just might be the next Top Gear’

22 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tim watches ridiculous YouTube stunts then goads Buddy into recreating them – but strangely, they seem to be really good mates

While Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear hunker down in their respective corners to lick wounds and make plans, an uneasy tension has fallen across the country. Without a deliberately stupid male-orientated programme to keep them entertained on Sunday nights, there’s a chance that Britain’s blokes will soon be forced to make their own entertainment; blundering into the streets in their ugliest shirts to jostle lampposts and be disappointingly sexist to bins. This, obviously, would be a disaster.

Full marks to Channel 4, then, for attempting to fill the Top Gear slot with Experimental, a show that couldn’t be any more male, or knowingly dumb, if it was presented by Danny Dyer and a Crayola scribble of a willy. Experimental’s premise is simple enough – man watches dangerous-looking YouTube video, »

- Stuart Heritage

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Richard Hammond explains why the Top Gear trio will stick together: "It's literally our only function"

26 July 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It seems the former Top Gear presenting trio never even considered splitting after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked - as Richard Hammond has now said that being together is their "only function".

Speaking on Australian breakfast show Today, Hammond said that there was never any question that he, Clarkson and James May would split for long.

"I think it's just being realistic – there's nothing else we can do now. It's literally our only function," he said (via The Mirror). "So yes, we'll stick together."

The former Top Gear team are currently performing four live shows in Australia, and Hammond said that they decided to try something new this year.

"We've been coming to Australia, or this show has, for a lot of years now," he said.

"But this year, we decided we're going to give them a bit of a treat because we don't want to wear the place out. We've »

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Forza Motorsport 6 Garage Updates Continue With Even More Car Announcements

23 July 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Its never been a better time to be a Ford fan if you’re intending to pick up Forza Motorsport 6 on September 18. Turn 10 have just announced another huge load of new racers you’ll be able to drive when the game releases, including over 20 old and new Ford cars. We’re only into the fourth week of the developer’s continued content announcements leading up to release, so expect even more lists coming your way soon if you can’t find a name you like in the list below.

1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo

1969 Ford Boss 302

1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra

1966 Ford Country Squire

1985 Ford RS200 Evolution

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina

1973 Ford Capri RS3100

1981 Ford Fiesta XR2

2007 Ford Shelby GT500

2000 Ford Svt Cobra R

1992 Ford Escort Rs Cosworth

1993 Ford Svt Cobra R

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

1965 Ford Mustang Gt Coupe

1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe

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- Joe Pring

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Top Gear's Richard Hammond goes wild with Sky jungle documentary

22 July 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Presenter to photograph sloths, dolphins and eagles in the Amazon for Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest, which will air in September

Richard Hammond’s first post-Top Gear series is to be a wildlife documentary for Sky.

Sky announced on Monday that Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest will feature the presenter travelling to the Amazon to photograph animals including three-toed sloth, pink river dolphins and harpy eagles.

Finally, work. We start today as packers pic.twitter.com/lT0uXhfJLn

We have got jobs at last. Here. As packers. pic.twitter.com/93dkPuVRbu

@RichardHammond So, you think it's funny to refer to a homophobic slur? Wow! What's wrong with you?

@JeremyClarkson Stop with you homophobic remarks! It's not funny, its not big and its not clever!! Disgraceful behaviour!

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- Dugald Baird

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Richard Hammond is heading into the jungle with Sky1 for his first post-Top Gear show

22 July 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Richard Hammond will be heading to the jungle for his first TV show since leaving Top Gear.

Hammond will be venturing into the Amazon for a new Sky1 documentary titled Richard Hammond's Jungle Quest, where he'll photograph rare animals including the three-toed sloth, pink river dolphins and harpy eagles.

"Trekking through the Amazon rainforest with a camera to photograph wildlife was a childhood dream," said Hammond.

"The reality was, I discovered, far, far tougher than I had imagined, but the moments when I saw and caught images of the elusive creatures and fleeting encounters that make the place so special, so unique and yet so fragile were breathtaking and some of the best in my life.

"I hope viewers will feel they have been there too... and most of all, I hope people enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it."

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Digital Audience Ratings: Broadcast Reality Battles It Out

21 July 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday July 13, 2015 – Sunday July 19, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 12,332 2 2 The Voice 10,692 3 3 America’s Funniest Home Videos 5,239 4 4 Empire 4,131 5 6 Glee 2,148 6 5 The Simpsons 1,722 7 – American Ninja Warrior 1,468 8 – So You Think You Can Dance 1,195 9 – Dancing With The Stars 1,173 10 8 Kitchen Nightmares 1,086 –

Cable/Streaming Monday July 13, 2015 – Sunday July 19, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key & Peele 10,431 2 2 Lip Sync Battle 7,876 3 9 Pretty Little Liars 6,629 4 3 Dance Moms 6,582 5 2 The Walking Dead 4,211 6 8 Inside Amy Schumer 3,842 7 6 Top Gear 3,577 8 – Narcos 3,119 9 5 Game of Thrones 3,040 10 7 Teen Wolf 2,959 –

Late Night Monday July 13, 2015 – Sunday July 19, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 44,271 2 2 Conan 21,669 3 3 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 14,907 4 5 The Late Late Show With James Corden 12,111 5 4 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver »

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Everything we know so far about Fast & Furious 8: The cast, the plot and latest rumours

21 July 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fast & Furious 7 surprised everyone when it became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time earlier this year, which obviously means an eighth instalment is on its way.

The world can't get enough of Dominic Toretto and his gang, who have grown from simple street racers to heist kings in a Mission: Impossible-Ocean's Eleven hybrid.

Furious 8 will be released worldwide on April 14, 2017, but fans are already searching for the latest updates. So here's everything we know so far, with the newest information right at the top...

Could Eva Mendes make a long-awaited return?

Inside sources have claimed that Mendes may make a comeback in Furious 8 as agent Monica Fuentes.

Monica was a main character in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but made a post-credits cameo in Fast Five. Reports claim that she might team up with Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Dom (Vin Diesel) to take on a new villain in New York. »

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond tease potential new Us TV show

20 July 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jeremy Clarkson has given a huge hint that he and his former Top Gear colleagues could be making a trip across the pond... or he could just be teasing us.

During Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's live show in Australia at the weekend, the team dropped a massive clue that their next project may involve a Us network or streaming service.

"Amazingly, there had been a lot of interest in us doing a car show for television," Clarkson said.

"Who knows, very soon once more you will be seeing us on a television or an internet near where you live."

Clarkson later mocked Hammond for saying "z" with an American accent. "You're not in America," he said, before Hammond replied: "Not yet."

The trio have been linked to a potential new TV series on a Us network or Netflix. Reports have claimed that they cannot record a new »

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Dean Gaffney wants to return to Eastenders for good

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

Chris Evans plans 'Top Gear' in the pub. The 49-year-old presenter has revealed he uses The Mulberry Inn in Chiddingfold, Surrey, which he owns, as a place to collate his ideas for the BBC show. He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I'm using the pub as the base for all my 'Top Gear' planning. ''We've had hundreds of ideas. We've got through a lot.'' And Chris - who is taking over from Jeremy Clarkson as the show's front man - has previously admitted he feels like ''Doctor Who'' because of the amount of presenters who have come before him. He said: ''There have been 34 »

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Who could be going into the Celebrity Big Brother house? All the rumours

20 July 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big Brother is just around the corner - we have an eye, a theme and a launch date! But while we're excited about that, it also means Celebrity Big Brother is drawing ever closer, so our thoughts naturally turned to who might be heading into the house this summer.

We've already heard that we could be in for a UK vs Us theme this year, but that's nothing without housemates, so we've rounded up the rumours - from the likely to the... not at all likely. Read on to see who might be popping in...

Janice Dickinson

Who? "The world's first supermodel", Janice used to be a very outspoken judge on America's Next Top Model. She's been on I'm a Celebrity, and also hit the headlines recently after alleging that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her.

The rumour: Janice has been rumoured to be going into the house for ages now, »

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Jk Rowling defending the BBC on Twitter is like Harry Potter blasting spells at Dementors

18 July 2015 4:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Like Harry Potter firing spells at an army of Dementors, Jk Rowling has gone to war on behalf of the BBC on Twitter.

As the battle between the government and the BBC rages on, Rowling and her legions of fans are using the hashtags #BackTheBBC and #BBCMemories to have their say.

We've rounded up some of the best tweets below:

From Red Dwarf to Panorama, The Good Life to Fry and Laurie, Rowling and her fans started sharing their favourite memories:

That's an excellent idea. Let's see: Basil Brush, the Clangers, Monty Python, Blackadder... #BBCmemories https://t.co/7zjdYuXmHu

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 17, 2015

... the best Pride and Prejudice adaptation ever (Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle), The Royle Family, Rab C Nesbitt... #BBCmemories

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 17, 2015

Saw the Good Life for the first time in ages the other day. Always reminds me of my mum. #BBCmemories https://t. »

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Graham Norton: 'Switch off the BBC for 2 months - people would s**t themselves'

17 July 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Graham Norton has come up with a clever way of dealing with government criticism of the BBC and calls for the licence fee to be axed.

When asked about the ongoing debate about the future of the corporation, the presenter proposed switching the service off for a couple of months to see how the public react.

"Just put £24 into everyone's bank account, and switch the BBC off for two months, and people would s**t themselves," he told the Daily Telegraph.

When asked if he had suggested this idea to director general Lord Tony Hall, he said: "Of course I have! In a letter. I'm not sure if I should tell you this, but the BBC did do a thing... they wanted to know what the public appetite was for the licence fee, so they did a deprivations test.

"They got a mixture of people - those who were happy paying the licence fee, »

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Here's how you can join Chris Evans as Top Gear co-host

16 July 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Have you always fancied yourself as a Top Gear presenter? Well, now might be your chance.

Chris Evans is looking for "potential petrolhead talent" to join him on the show when it returns to screens, and the BBC are opening the search to members of the public.

13 presenters who could join Chris Evans on Top Gear, from Jodie Kidd to Steve Coogan

All you have to do is send the BBC a 30-second video of you talking about your love of cars in a style you think you'd use on Top Gear.

Producers want you to keep it simple, so there's no need for elaborate stunts or crowds of people behind you.

Issuing the casting call, the BBC wrote: "Do you live, breathe and even eat all things automotive? Can you tell a Maserati from a Mazda by the thrum – or otherwise – of its engine?

"Do you know more about cars than any sane, »

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Digital Audience Ratings: Comic-Con Conquers TV Leaderboards

14 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday July 6, 2015 – Sunday July 12, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 15,981 2 2 The Voice 11,620 3 4 America’s Funniest Home Videos 4,404 4 3 Empire 4,036 5 6 The Simpsons 3,277 6 5 Glee 2,252 7 – Arrow 1,492 8 7 Kitchen Nightmares 1,277 9 8 American Idol 1,212 10 – The Flash 1,162 –

Cable/Streaming Monday July 6, 2015 – Sunday July 12, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key and Peele 10,668 2 – The Walking Dead 10,348 3 3 Dance Moms 5,902 4 7 Lip Sync Battle 5,697 5 9 Game of Thrones 5,469 6 4 Top Gear 3,915 7 6 Teen Wolf 3,702 8 8 Inside Amy Schumer 3,165 9 2 Pretty Little Liars 3,101 10 – WWE Tough Enough 2,287 –

Late Night Monday July 6, 2015 – Sunday July 12, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 2 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 24,947 2 3 Conan 22,463 3 1 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20,043 4 4 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 5,830 5 5 The Late Late Show With James Corden 5,772 –

Trending Monday July 6, 2015 – Sunday »

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Chris Evans will do 'wonderful job' on Top Gear, says BBC commercial boss

14 July 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC Worldwide looks to return £1bn to licence fee payers over the next five years as it reports a ‘solid’ set of results

The BBC’s commercial boss Tim Davie said Chris Evans will do a “wonderful job” of reinventing one of its most valuable shows, Top Gear, as it looks to return a record £1bn to licence fee payers over the next five years.

BBC Worldwide reported a “solid” set of results in which its headline profit and sales were hit by the sale of 49.9% of its Us channel, BBC America, to Mad Men and Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC last year.

Related: Presenting Top Gear post-Clarkson like being new Doctor Who, says Chris Evans

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- John Plunkett

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Jeremy Clarkson says goodbye to Top Gear with one final lap around its test track

14 July 2015 6:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It truly is the end of an era now that Jeremy Clarkson is taking his final lap around the Top Gear test track.

Clarkson revealed to his Twitter followers today (July 13) that there would be one last go-round on the track, and even asked them to help choose the car he'd drive.

Right. About to do my last ever lap of the Top Gear test track. What car should I use? pic.twitter.com/xbaZkEi3sE

Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 13, 2015

The drive was a charity run in which he was joined by racing driver Marino Franchitti and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

He later tweeted: "2 good things about the last lap. It raised a load of cash for a good cause. And I did the m*********** of all tail slides through Chicago."

My last ever lap of the Top Gear track is done. Bit sad leaving the place for the final time. »

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