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World Cup 2022: Gareth Bale vows to continue playing for Wales

Host nation: Qatar Dates: 20 November-18 December Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings - Full coverage details. Captain Gareth Bale said he will continue playing for Wales...
Picture for World Cup 2022: Gareth Bale vows to continue playing for Wales

‘Savage’: New BBC One competition The Traitors axes two contestants before game kicks off

The Traitors, a new competition show on BBC One, has launched in “savage” fashion as it axed two contestants before the games had even kicked off.Its debut episode on Tuesday (29 November) opened with host Claudia Winkleman greeting the 22 strangers as they arrived at a Scottish Highlands castle to play “the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust” with the aim of winning up to £120,000.Before the contestants could get stuck in, Winkleman instructed them to line up in order from who they thought was least to most likely to win the competition.Amos, a 30-year-old doctor from north...
Picture for ‘Savage’: New BBC One competition The Traitors axes two contestants before game kicks off

ITV Makes Drama Commissioning Appointments – Global Bulletin

ITV MAKES DRAMA APPOINTMENTS Helen Ziegler has been appointed as U.K. broadcaster ITV’s senior commissioning editor. She will take up the role at ITV Drama in January 2024, following her maternity leave. She is currently director of television at award-winning producer Mammoth Screen and has credits including Peter Bowker’s “World on Fire” for BBC One, recent Agatha Christie adaptations by Sarah Phelps for the BBC One and Hugh Laurie’s “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans” for BritBox UK. ITV also announced that Helen Perry is joining as commissioning editor, drama, in January 2023, for a fixed-term year contract, to further support the expanded...
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Blackburn Cathedral chosen for BBC Christmas broadcasts

Blackburn Cathedral has been chosen as a venue to broadcast some of the BBC's Christmas services. The broadcasts form part of the corporation's religious Christmas programming on radio and television. It will begin on BBC One with the traditional celebration of the First Mass of Christmas and Blessing of the...
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World Cup 2022: More than 16 million watch England knock out Wales

An average UK audience of 16.59 million TV viewers watched England's 3-0 win over Wales on BBC One on Tuesday night. The figure comes from overnight figures courtesy of ratings body Barb but does not include the number who watched on Welsh language channel S4C. Some will also have watched...
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Girls Aloud: It's 20 years since pop greats were born on Popstars The Rivals

Cast your mind back to 2002. The country was celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, and Davina McCall was live on ITV1 with some important news. "Here is the line-up that you have chosen for your girl band," she told viewers...
Hello Magazine

The Traitors viewers make same complaint about Claudia Winkleman's new BBC show

The Traitors made its debut on BBC One last night and viewers have taken to Twitter to make the same complaint about the new psychological reality competition. Fronted by Claudia Winkleman, the show sees 22 strangers arrive at an impressive castle in the Scottish Highlands where they take part in a game of "detection, backstabbing and trust" in a bid to win a huge cash prize of £120,000.

‘World On Fire’ Exec Helen Ziegler Joins Expanded ITV Drama Commissioning Team

Mammoth Screen’s World on Fire exec Helen Ziegler has joined the ITV drama commissioning team along with two other staffers to expand new streamer ITVX. Ziegler, a UK drama veteran, will help lead on the streaming service, which kicked off earlier this month and is aiming to stream one new show a week, with a cash injection of £150M ($180M). She will start in January 2024 after her maternity leave ends, with former BBC Assistant Commissioner Helen Perry joining as a Commissioning Editor on a fixed-term contract for the next year. Callum Dziedzic, a Development Executive at ITV Studios Creative Director Patrick...
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The Traitors, BBC One, review: When did TV get so obsessed with liars?

What is it with the current mania for TV shows about deception? From Would I Lie to You? and This is MY House to You Wouldn’t Believe It and I Can See Your Voice (not to mention any number of true-crime documentaries about fraudsters), mendacity seems everywhere in our fake news, post-truth, post-Boris era.
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World Cup 2022 TV schedule: How to watch England and the matches live today

England got their campaign under way with a 6-2 victory over Iran, before they drew 0-0 with USA and then brushed Wales aside in their final Group B encounter. The BBC showed two of England's three World Cup group matches, and also secured the rights to broadcast the opening ceremony, however their coverage on BBC One focused on unpacking the controversy around hosting the tournament in Qatar.
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Mammoth Screen, BBC, ITV Studios execs hired to bolster ITV drama team

CONTENT LONDON: ITV in the UK has expanded its drama team by hiring Helen Ziegler, Helen Perry and Callum Dziedzic from Mammoth Screen, the BBC and ITV Studios respectively. Ziegler will be joining as senior commissioning editor in January 2024 following her maternity leave and will lead on building fledging streamer ITVX’s slate of drama as well as finding new projects for linear channel ITV1.
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