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Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
Piers Morgan: We paid Meghan Markle's dad for his first TV interview
Thomas Markle appeared live via satellite on the Morgan co-hosted Good Morning Britain this morning. But Morgan insists the payment for the interview was no big deal. "Well, it was a small amount of money, a few thousand pounds," says the former CNN host. "He was offered stratospherically lots more money by different media organizations. He could've made a lot more money doing what he wanted to do."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
British networks BBC, Channel 4 and ITV may partner with NBC Universal on a streaming service to combat Netflix and Amazon
According to The Guardian, "the early-stage talks, which are also understood to involve NBC Universal, the US TV and film group that owns the maker of Downton Abbey, are focusing on how the UK’s main broadcasters and makers of top shows can work together to create a streaming rival to the popular and deep-pocketed newcomers that have transformed broadcasting."
Posted Sunday 5/06/18 at 2:49AM EDT
Simon Cowell fails to acknowledge that a Britain's Got Talent act already auditioned for him on America's Got Talent
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Britain's rebooted Who Wants to be a Millionaire will allow contestants to ask host Jeremy Clarkson questions
The Top Gear alum and current The Grand Tour host won't know the answers and won't be wearing an earpiece, so he'll be "squirming as he is put on the spot" as a new lifeline.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Grantchester renewed for Season 4 -- James Norton's final season
The actor will exit his PBS and ITV role starring as a jazz-loving, crime-solving vicar as he turns his attention to McMafia. Norton is also said to be a contender to be the next James Bond.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
The Queen makes David Attenborough giggle in The Queen's Green Planet documentary
The trailer for ITV's The Queen’s Green Planet features Queen Elizabeth II and the legendary host walking and talking around the garden at Buckingham Palace. The Queen and Attenborough were actually born weeks apart, and are both approaching their 92nd birthdays in the coming weeks. The documentary special also features Prince Harry and Angelina Jolie.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
ITV plans to adapt the classic novel Tom Jones for the #MeToo era
Writer Gwyneth Hughes thinks author Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel is relevant to the #MeToo era, despite it focusing on a young man's sexual exploits. “These days we are all hyper alert to issues of consent and sex equality," she says. "But Henry Fielding was there before us. Almost three hundred years ago, he was writing men and women with equal human abilities in love and sexual desire, and his moral compass was clear, compassionate and humorous. Tom never has sex with a woman who doesn’t want him."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
The Night Manager's Tom Hollander is set to star in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hollander is poised to play Quasimodo in the ITV adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel. ITV is searching for U.S. partner for the potential TV series.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Simon Cowell and his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges have had their security beefed up over acid attack fears
Audience members are now forbidden from bringing in water to the auditions following a spate of acid attacks around London.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Why Victoria is preferable to The Crown
Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth II series has received more buzz and critical acclaim than the Masterpiece drama based on Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother. Of the two, Mike Hale finds Victoria to be more “immediately gratifying.” He adds: “So call me shallow, or just contrary, for preferring the breezy, full-blooded pleasures of Victoria to the more finely wrought, stiffer virtues of The Crown. Who would have thought that the person for whom the Victorian Era was named would be this much fun?”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
The Bletchley Circle is getting a San Francisco spinoff
The acclaimed ITV World War II female code breakers drama is getting spun off with The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, which will follow two of the original lead characters, Millie (Rachel Stirling) and Jean (Julie Graham), as they travel to the United States and work with American code breakers to help solve murder cases. The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco was commissioned by BritBox, the streaming service from the BBC and ITV.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Kate Beckinsale to star in the thriller The Widow for Amazon
Beckinsale will play a woman who returns to the life she previously cut herself off from after seeing her “late” husband in the news. The Widow is a co-production between Amazon and Britain’s ITV, from the creators of Liar.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Netflix to show Sean Bean’s cult hit British drama The Frankenstein Chronicles
Each of the two six-episode seasons of the ITV e-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel will join Netflix’s lineup.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Victoria renewed for Season 3
ITV and PBS' Masterpiece have announced a third season of the royal family drama, with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as Queen Victoria.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Victoria creator: I was groped at the British prime minister’s residence
Daisy Goodwin says she was visiting then-Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street to talk about her ITV series when, she alleges, an unnamed government official “put his hand on my breast.” "At the end of the meeting we both stood up and the official, to my astonishment, put his hand on my breast," she said. "I looked at the hand and then in my best Lady Bracknell voice said: 'Are you actually touching my breast?' He dropped his hand and laughed nervously."