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E4 radio to be the first radio station from Channel 4

Channel 4 have announced that the first of their new digital radio channels will be called ‘E4 Radio’. The 4 Digital Group will be aiming the new station at people aged 15-29 and the station will begin broadcasting soon. Also in the pipeline is ‘Channel 4 Radio’ and ‘Pure4’, both of which are targeting some […]

Forgive and Forget?

  The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, the Very Reverend Rogers Govender says they have now ‘forgiven’ Sony for using the Cathedrals likeness in a violent computer game. Sony used the Cathedral as the backdrop for one of the levels in ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’ in which you have to shoot all the nasty aliens, apparently […]

ITV admission over ‘faked’ death

Forget the competitions, the latest TV blunder is literally a matter of life and death. An ITV documentary initially claimed that it ended by showing the death of an Alzheimer sufferer, who in fact, went on to die three days later. The programmes creator, Paul Watson told BBC News: “My crime is that I did […]

All change for Church posters?

The Church ‘industry’ may be in decline but thanks to some media-savvy pastors, the writing on the wall may point to better times ahead. BBC Radio 4’s ‘word of mouth‘ programme recently featured the motorbiking minister Paul Sinclair, who also goes by the name of the ‘faster pastor’. Paul’s expertise lies in advertising and his […]

Tarrah Chuck!

Liz Dawn who plays Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth has announced she’s walking down the cobbles for the last time. The 68-year old actress has played the character for 34 years and she makes up one half of one of the most long suffering TV couples in British television. Ms Dawn has cited health reasons for […]

A day in the life… Via a blog

The morning editor of BBC News 24, Simon Waldman has given us a glimpse ito ‘Waldman’s world’ via posting on his blog. He’s basically blogged his way through his morning shift, presumably to be read by those who were surreptitiously keeping up to date via a browser hidden behind the spreadsheet. The blog gives a […]

Alastair Cambell on diaries, life & Diana

The ink may still be wet on the pages but people are already asking Alastair Campbell what he really meant when he wrote his diaries. One such person to try to delve a little deeper was BBC Radio Manchester’s Heather Stott who quite frankly, stumped the ‘king of spin’ with some of her questions. The […]

Want more news? Tune into BBC One

BBC One will be keeping us up to date more often with a new bulletin which will be shown at 8pm. Peter Fincham, the Channel controller has commented that the aim is to fill the gap between ‘the six’ and ‘the ten’ whilst also trying to reach more young people with the days events. Although […]

10.2 million UK users now use Myspace

The worlds most popular social networking software has crossed the 10m user mark in the UK, making it more popular than a pint of bitter. Myspace is owned by US giant ‘Fox Interactive Media’ and any UK user is now automatically redirected to a localised Myspace UK server. According to Media Guardian, the most popular […]

Time is money…

According to the BBC News website, Coronation Street’s ‘Ashley Peacock’ recently caused problems on set by simply not turning up. Other cast members from ITV’s flagship soap were sent home along with the crew after Steven Arnold did not attend the Manchester studios for filming. The BBC are reporting that although initially the bosses where […]