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Keith Chegwin: Television presenter dies aged 60 - BBC News

Chegwin was a familiar face on children's television<p>Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says.<p>They said he had endured a "long-term battle with a progressive lung condition" which "rapidly worsened towards the end of this year".<p>He died at home on …

Entertainment

Sapphire & Steel: the planned remake is now dead

Plans were revealed back in 2015 for a television reboot of the much-loved show, <i>Sapphire & Steel</i>. Personnel were hired too, with Neil Cross – of …

Brutal

The BBC's global ambitions must not damage the Corporation's distinctive Britishness

The BBC’s global ambitions must not damage the Corporation’s distinctive Britishness<p>The announcement this week that BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide …

Television (UK)

Joanna Lumley announces first UK tour

Absolutely Fabulous actor Joanna Lumley will embark on her first nationwide tour with her new autobiographical show It’s All About Me.<p>The production …

British Isles

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Sequel To Be Aired At MCM London Comic Con

Oooh, that’s excited me.The original cast of <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i> will reunite to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original BBC …

Literature

More Hitchhikers’ Guide for 2018

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is opening once more on Radio 4 in 2018 alongside a new SF series from Rob Grant and Andrew MarshallThere will …

Literature

Netflix Has a Creepy Time Travel Original Coming in December

Sadly, it will have missed the Halloween season when it debuts on December 1, but Netflix’s <i>Dark</i> looks like some wonderfully creepy time travel …

Netflix

Tony Booth: Till Death Us Do Part actor dies at 85

<b>Actor Tony Booth, who starred in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family have said.</b><p>Booth, who was 85, had been suffering from Alzheimer's for more than 10 years and had suffered heart problems.<p>He had a 50-year acting career and appeared in numerous TV shows including Coronation …

Entertainment

More teasing for Red Dwarf XII (video)

Twin Peaks: David Lynch Talks Bowie, Jeffries, And Giant Tea Kettles

It’s been a few weeks since the season/series finale of <i>Twin Peaks</i>‘s third season, and I believe most of us are finally coming around to actually …

TV

BBC - Second series of Clangers to air on CBeebies featuring brand new characters, sets and magical adventures - Media Centre

Media Centre<p>Home<br>• Latest news<br>• Media packs<br>• Statements<br>• Programme information<br>• Pictures<br>• Speeches<br>• Enquiries

Anime

Sir Bruce Forsyth obituary: a TV presenter in a class of his own

Entertainer who began his career in variety and became an enduringly popular TV host<p>How Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing A life in pictures Share your tributes and memories<p>Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from …

Entertainment

What's the future of Sherlock? Mark Gatiss talks series five plan

“Into the Unknown”, the life story of “Quatermass” creator Nigel Kneale, gets updated re-release

As writer of the legendary <b>Quatermass</b> television serials and a string of unforgettable TV plays, <b>Nigel Kneale</b> is one of British popular culture’s most …

Mark Gatiss

Batman Star Adam West Dead at 88

Adam West, the good-natured actor best known for starring in the classic 1960s television series <i>Batman</i> and its coinciding 1966 feature film<i>,</i> has died …

TV

John Noakes dead aged 83: Blue Peter presenter loses battle with Alzheimers

Blue Peter’s John Noakes has died aged 83, his wife confirmed.<p>Family friend Wendy Downes said in a statement: "John Noakes, died peacefully on Sunday …

Entertainment

This video of 2 cats ringing bells for treats is purrfect

Ring a bell get a treat. It’s a concept as old as Pavlov himself, perhaps owing to the fact that he coined it.<p>Anyway, hey would you look at these two …

Cats

Is Brian Pern really dead? BBC4 comedy creator reveals the fate of the ageing rocker

Simon Day’s BBC4 superstar was the subject of a spoof obituary – but it seems there could be life in the old rocker yet...<p>By Ben Dowell<p>Wednesday, …

Huddersfield's Tardis police box is on the move!

Almondbury is to lose its Tardis-style police box – temporarily.<p>The iconic police box is to be dismantled, removed and repaired in workshops before …

BBC Radio 4 - We Are the Martians, William Shatner on Mars

William Shatner takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious red planet.<p>Directed by Danny Capozzi at Aardman Animations.

William Shatner

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'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies at 75

Gorden Kaye, best known for playing Rene Artois in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.<p>The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning.<p>David Sillito looks back at his career.

TV Series

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress, dies aged 60

<b>US actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, has died aged 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.</b><p>She was taken ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was taken to hospital when the plane landed.<p>A family statement announced she had …

Star Wars

Trev & Simon: Fun with Stools

Meet the voice of 'Thunderbirds', 'Doctor Who' and Apple's 1984 ad

You might not know David Graham's name, but you'll certainly recognise his voice.<p>You may not know the name David Graham. You almost certainly don't know his face. But you definitely know his voice -- thanks to the fact he's provided the tones of not one, not two, but three iconic characters.<p>Graham …

TV Series

Former BBC Weatherman Ian McCaskill dies aged 78

The Scottish presenter was a familiar face to television viewers for 20 years<p>By Huw Fullerton<p>Tuesday, 13th December 2016 at 7:45 am<p>Former BBC weather …

Peter Vaughan: 1923 - 2016

Some sad news. Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, whose screen career stretched from the 1950s until 2015, has passed away at the age of …

Kit Harington

From the Archive Podcast Episode 1 Is Here!

Introducing the new British television podcast, From the Archive: A British Television Podcast! We celebrate all things British television with an …

Podcasting

Andrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor, dies aged 86

Andrew Sachs, the actor who rose to fame in Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86 after a four-year battle with dementia.<p>The actor, best known for playing hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in John Cleese's sitcom, passed away in a care home last week, his wife has revealed.<p>Melody Sachs, who cared …

John Cleese