5 items from 2013
Big Brother 14's ratings were down on last year's launch, according to overnight figures.
Channel 5's latest edition of the longrunning reality series was seen by 1.99 million viewers (9.3%) at 9pm, with a further 146,000 (0.9%) tuning in on +1. This is down 600k from the 2011 and 2012 editions.
Big Brother's Bit on the Side attracted 744k (5.8%) at 10.30pm (101k/1.6% on +1). Earlier, William and Kate: Baby Makes Three was seen by 998k (4.4%) at 8pm.
On BBC One, new documentary series Life Savers brought in 2.71m (12.1%) at 9pm. Question Time interested 2.36m (19.5%) at 10.35pm.
BBC Two's Springwatch continued with 2.74m (12.1%) at 8pm. A Horizon special featuring cats with cameras was the most-watched show outside of soaps with 4.90m (22.0%) at 9pm.
Mock the Week returned for a new series with 2.49m (12.6%) at 10pm.
On ITV, Paul O'Grady's For the Love of Dogs was up 300k from last week to 4.44m (19.7%) at 8.30pm (296k/1.3%). New reality »
Paul O'Grady's For the Love of Dogs topped the ratings outside of soaps for ITV on Thursday, overnight data reveals.
However, the latest episode dropped over 600,000 viewers to 4.10 million (20.7%) at 8.30pm, with a further 313k (1.6%) on +1.
David Walliams show Snapshot in Time was seen by 2.37m (12.4%) at 9pm (149k/0.9% on +1).
On BBC One, Panorama's lobbying special interested 1.30m (6.8%) at 8pm, while Question Time brought in 2.35m (20.5%) at 10.45pm.
BBC Two's Springwatch continued with 2.36m (12.0%) at 8pm, followed by Melvyn Bragg's The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England with 1.61m (8.5%) at 9pm.
On Channel 4, D-Day: As It Happens' second part was seen by 1.35m (7.1%) at 9pm. The Alps Murders secured 930k (5.7%) at 10pm.
On BBC Three, Russell Howard's Good News dipped slightly from last week to 851k (4.8%) at 10pm.
E4's The Big Bang Theory amused »
Live Athletics: Diamond League, Rome
Round five of the elite athletics series. All eyes, and cameraphones, will be trained as ever on the loping figure of Usain Bolt who, despite recently recording his worst ever 100m final time – a measly 10.09, though he did win the race – is still the man to beat. Elsewhere, Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix competes in the 200m, while British hopes include Christine Ohuruogu in the 400m, Shara Proctor in the long jump, and Steven Lewis in the pole vault. Gwilym Mumford
The search is on for Britain's Ultimate Shopper, a title that will surely put an end to fears about the dearth of genuine talent on reality TV. »
- Gwilym Mumford, Bim Adewunmi, David Stubbs, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Arnold, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier
The alter ego of Leigh Francis denied having banned Price from the ITV2 show after she described former team captain Brook "a heffer" in her newspaper column, sparking a feud that is still alive months later.
"I'll stick by my mate Kelly though thick and thin," Lemon told us. "I don't think Katie Price should have said that Kelly is a heffer, because she is, but only when she's not got her make-up on, and I don't think Katie Price has seen Kelly without her make-up on. Only me and Danny Cappuccino have."
He continued: "I'd like to have them both on at the same time so she can either apologise or they can fight it out, that'd be good. There were rumours that I banned »
Stars of television and the silver screen are among the cast line-up in a major new feature film set that began shooting in London last week. The ensemble cast, featuring some of the British Asian community’s most recognised celebrities alongside talented newcomers and familiar home-grown talent, will collaborate on the film, which celebrates multiculturalism within the UK.
Amar Akbar & Tony, is an independent production by writer and first-time film director Atul Malhotra, which embodies and celebrates the unique and vibrant landscape of the UK. A comedy drama with a highly original plotline and cleverly developed script, Amar, Akbar & Tony is scheduled for release later this year.
The title alludes to the 1970s Bollywood classic (Amar Akbar and Anthony) and revolves around the strong bond of friendship akin to brotherhood between the three main characters. But that is where the similarities with the Bollywood film ends. Amar, Akbar & Tony is »
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5 items from 2013