Posted on March 3, 2006 | |
BBC4 is four years old today. Or maybe it was four yesterday. So happy birthday or belated happy birthday to BBC4 then.
Anyway, I noticed a trailer on 4 for the new version of A for Andromeda yesterday and was impressed to see that they were good enough to get Susan Hampshire in. Hampshire played Andromeda in the follow-up to the original series – The Andromeda Breakthrough – when Julie Christie turned down the chance, and it's nice to see 4 showing that kind of respect to the original work. Classy, really. Well done.
UPDATE: Bollocks. It wasn't Susan Hampshire. It was Jane Asher. It's more A for Artichoke Hearts and Angel Cakes then. Oh well.
Posted on March 2, 2006 | |
Digital Spy has picked up on the West Wing story Variety posted yesterday. Entertainingly, they've chosen to illustrate the story with a picture of the cast of Will & Grace. I guess Rob Lowe looks a bit like Eric McCormack. They've also spelt Emily Procter's name wrong. Oh dear.
Posted on March 1, 2006 | |
They may have got low ratings, but Channel 4 has decided to back both Peep Show and The IT Crowd, according to Broadcast. The IT Crowd will be back for eight episodes, following average audiences for the show of 2.6 million, including the Saturday repeat. Peep Show will only get six episodes, however, following ratings of 1.3 million per episode.