UK TV

UK TV: AUTISTIC SUPERSTARS

Autistic Superstars. In the first episode of a two-part series combining insightful documentary with a highly-produced event, presenter Reggie Yates seeks out a cast of talented young people with autism to perform at a major music event he is planning to host in London. Autistic Superstars starts on Thursday, May 13th on BBC Three. 9PM What will the BBC think of next?

UK NEWS: PLAYRIGHT BLASTS BBC’S ‘WELCOME TO LAGOS’

Via Digital Spy Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka has branded a BBC documentary about the slums in Lagos “condescending” and “colonialist”. Aired on BBC Two, three-episode mini-series Welcome To Lagos tracked people living in the poorest areas of the Nigerian city to celebrate their industriousness. Speaking to The Guardian, Nobel Laureate Soyinka said that the documentary was “the most tendentious and lopsided programme” he had ever seen. Despite the series receiving critical praise in the UK, Soyinka said that it demonstrated “the worst []

UK TV: N-DUBZ APPEAR ON GMTV – DAPPY ADDRESSES EXPOSED DRUG ABUSE

N-Dubz appeared on GMTV earlier this week and group member Dappy addressed the recent photographs that exposed him taking the illegal substance Meow Meow (Mephedrone). Well that was embarrassing to watch! And what is Tulisa talking about? “I don’t condone drugs. I’ve never touched them, never will”. I’m sure it has been documented in the N-Dubz official book that she abused drugs as a teenager.

UK TV: PLAN B PERFORMS ON LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

When I first heard Plan B sing on Tonight With Jonathan Ross I was stunned. I thought he was a rapper.  Plan B, old misery guts rapper from East London,  when did he become a “soul” singer??? Anyway the rapper, “singer” and actor’s latest album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks has shot straight to number 1 in the UK album chart. If your face fits and you add a bit of an old skool soul vibe in to the mix you’re always  []

UK TV: ACTRESS TIANA BENJAMIN QUITS EASTENDERS

Via Digital Spy EastEnders actress Tiana Benjamin is to bow out of the BBC soap later this year, Digital Spy can confirm. The 25-year-old – who has played beautician Chelsea Fox since May 2006 – recently decided to leave her Albert Square counterpart behind and pursue other projects. Speaking of her decision, she said: “I have had an amazing time at EastEnders and this has been a very difficult decision for me to make but now seems like the right time to []

UK TV: ITV AXES THE BILL

This is sad news. I’ve always liked this show. It’s the end of an era.   Via Digital Spy ITV has confirmed that it is dropping police drama The Bill after 27 years on air. According to The Guardian, the decision comes after last year’s revamp and move to a 9pm slot failed to alter sliding ratings. The show, which is based in fictional station Sun Hill, switched from two weekly shows at 8pm to a single 9pm episode last July. It []

BRIT AWARDS WINNERS 2010

The “prestigious” Brit Awards took place last night and aired live on ITV 1. The show was a complete shambles but host Peter Kay and his dead pan humour made me laugh out loud on several occasions.   The majority of the artists who appeared in front of the camera appeared to be “under the influence”.  Actor Idris Elba looked a mess when he galloped on stage, wearing dark shades which he then quickly removed, to present an award. He looked drunk and high.   Lilly Allen was completely off []

UK TV: DANCING ON WHEELS

Oh great another dancing show featuring Y-Z list “celebrities”. Whoopi!!! What will they think of next??? According the BBC ‘Dancing On Wheels is a glitzy and ground-breaking new series in which celebrities partner wheelchair users for a dance competition with a difference. The six celebrities taking part are Heather Small, Mark Foster, Caroline Flack, Martin Offiah, Michelle Gayle and Kevin Sacre. They will partner wheelchair users from around the country, none of whom have ever attempted wheelchair dancing before. Well it’s different! Tune []

UK TV: EASTENDERS PRODUCERS HAVE A ‘SUDDEN’ CHANGE OF HEART AND DECIDE TO FEATURE E20 CAST MEMBER ON MAIN SHOW

Several weeks ago I posted the news that Eastenders: E20 actress Bunmi Mojekwu had been the only cast member not chosen to make the transition from the online drama, to the main BBC 1 drama Eastenders. (Click here to read the post if you missed it) Well it was announced today that Bunmi has now signed up to become a regular cast member on Eastenders. Via Digital Spy EastEnders: E20 cast member Bunmi Mojekwu has been signed for the main BBC One show, it has been confirmed. The 20-year-old, who plays Mercy Olubunmi in the []