Old Post,2008

Frock Me Channel 4 – Seven-part fashion and music entertainment series for T4 presented by Alexa Chung and fashion designer Henry Holland.

For One Night Only autumn 2008, ITV1 – Saturday night variety show featuring top music and comedy stars plus speciality acts. Each show will be hosted by two stars, with all of the guests gathering for a showpiece finale.

We Are Not Amused autumn 2008, ITV1 – One-off comedy show starring the best comedians of the past 60 years to mark Prince Charles’ 60th birthday and raise funds for his Prince’s Trust charity.

Divas 2 autumn 2008, ITV1 – A second special featuring female singers.

Everybody Dance Now autumn 2008, ITV1 – Saturday night show featuring dance crazes that took Britain by storm.

Three Dogs spring 2009, BBC2 – Series in which BBC world affairs editor John Simpson teaches adventurers Ranulph Fiennes and Robin Knox-Johnston how to file news reports from a warzone.

Undercover Coach Disney Channel – Five-part series following British sports stars mentoring young athlete. Features tennis star Jamie Murray, England rugby player James Haskell, England footballer Kelly Smith, England cricketer Geraint Jones and golfer Ian Pouter.

The Colour of Money ITV1 – Game show in which contestants try to win money from 20 different coloured cash machines.

Nativity BBC – Comedy film about rival nativity plays starring Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens, a frustrated primary school teacher and Ashley Jensen as his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lore, a major Hollywood producer.

It’s Never Too Late… BBC4 – Documentary following actress Liz Smith on her first overseas holiday, a luxury cruise.

Fringe Sky1 – US science fiction drama about an international flight that lands in Boston with all its passengers and crew dead. Created by Lost creator JJ Abrams and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who worked with him on the forthcoming Star Trek film. Stars Joshua Jackson, John Noble and Lance Reddick.

Eggheads BBC2 – Jeremy Vine will share the role of host with Dermot Murnaghan on the general knowledge quiz

Are You An Egghead? BBC2 – A spin-off from the teatime quix in which members of the public will compete to join the resident champions,

Wired ITV1 – Three-part thriller about bank fraud, starring Jodie Whittaker as single mum Louise who works for a bank and is forced into helping cream off £250m. With Toby Stephens as mysterious police officer Crawford, Laurence Fox as Louise’s devious boyfriend Philip, Charlie Brooks as Louise’s best friend Anna plus Riz Ahmed, Sacha Dhawan and Ramon Tikarum). Written by Kate Brooke.

A Place of Execution ITV1 – Three-part drama based on Val McDermid’s bestselling novel about a missing 13-year-old girl, switching between the past and the present. Stars Juliet Stevenson as TV reporter Catherine Heathcote, who is making a film based on the 1963 disappearance of schoolgirl, Alison Carter (Poppy Goodburn), with Lee Ingleby and Philip Jackson as DI George Bennett, Emma Cunniffe as Alison’s mother Ruth, Greg Wise as Alison’s stepfather Hawkin, Elizabeth Day as Catherine’s 14-year-old daughter Sasha, plus Tony Maudsley, Sheila Reid, Dave Hill, Peter Cartwright, Nicholas Pritchard and Joy Blakeman.

Lost In Austen autumn 2008, ITV1 – Four-part drama series starring Jemima Rooper as Amanda, who lives in a rented flat in London with boyfriend Michael and is obsessed with author Jane Austen. Amanda ends up in the 19th-century world of Pride & Prejudice, swapping places with fictional character Elizabeth Bennet. With Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth Bennet, Hugh Bonneville and Alex Kingston as Mr and Mrs Bennet, Lindsay Duncan as Darcy’s aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Morven Christie as Jane Bennet, Tom Mison as Mr Bingley, Guy Henry as Mr Collins, Tom Riley as Captain Wickham and Christina Cole as Caroline Bingley. Written by Guy Andrews (credits include Chancer, Prime Suspect and Lewis); made by Mammoth Screen.

Pierrepoint autumn ITV1 – A TV showing of the film made by ITV starring Timothy Spall as 1930s hangman Albert Pierrepoint. With Mary Stockley as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, Juliet Stevenson as Albert’s wife Anne Fletcher and Eddie Marsan as his pal Tish.

The Children autumn 2008, ITV1 – Three-part thriller following the investigation into the murder of eight-year-old Emily (Sinead Michael), written by Lucy Gannon. Stars Kevin Whately as Cameron, Lesley Sharp as his ex-wife Anne, Geraldine Somerville as his new girlfriend Sue, Ian Puleston-Davies as Sue’s ex-husband Paul and Kate Ashfield as his new partner Natasha,

Caught in a Trap autumn 2008, ITV1 – Drama starring Connie Fisher, the winner of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, as Gemma Perkins, a woman obsessed with Elvis Presley, who goes on a spending spree buying Elvis memorabilia after coming into some money. With Jim Carter as Gemma’s father, Geraldine James as her stepmother and Joe Absolom as her love interest. Written by James Graham

Above Suspicion autumn 2008, ITV1 – Two-part drama adapted by Lynda la Plante from her own novel, starring Kelly Reilly as DC Anna Travis, an ambitious police officer who is following in her late father’s footsteps and is assigned to her first murder case, and Ciaran Hinds as her volatile boss, DCI Langton.

Mr Eleven autumn 2008, ITV1 – – Two-part romantic comedy starring Michelle Ryan as Saz Paley, a teacher who is obsessed with marrying her 11th sexual partner. With Sean Maguire as hunky doctor Dan, Adam Garcia as handsome Australian Alex, Lynda Bellingham, Olivia Coleman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Burns and Preeya Kalidas. Written by Amanda Coe.

The Commander autumn 2008, ITV1 – A fifth, three-part, series of Lynda Le Plante’s police drama starring Amanda Burton as Commander Clare Blake with Mark Lewis Jones as DCI Doug James and Paul Brightwell as Brian Hall. Guest stars include Crissy Rock and Jennifer Ellison.

Poirot autumn 2008, ITV1 – Series of four new films starring David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective. Guest stars include Zoë Wanamaker, Joe Absolom, Richard Hope, Sarah Smart, Lesley Nicol, Ruth Gemmell, Raquel Cassidy, Simon Shepherd, Sian Phillips, Amanda Root, Harriet Walter, Natasha Little, Susan Woolridge, Claire Skinner, Pippa Haywood, Jo Woodcock, Clemency Burton-Hill, Matilda Sturridge, Jemima Rooper, Peter Bowles, James Wilby and Haydn Gwynne.

Wire in the Blood autumn 2008, ITV1 – Return of the crime drama, in four two-part stories, starring Robson Green as clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and Simone Lahbib as DI Alex Fielding. Guest stars include Christian Solimeno, John Hopkins, Mary Tamm and Michael Smiley.

A Touch Of Frost autumn 2008, ITV1 – Three new episodes starring David Jason as DI Jack Frost and Cherie Lunghi as DS marsh. Guest stars include Adrian Lukis, Keith Barron, Bruce Alexander, Elizabeth Berrington, John Castle, Nicholas Farrell, John Lyons, Mel Martin, Sarah Matravers, Paul Shane, Julia Watson, Paula Wilcox and Tam Williams.

Sharpe’s Peril autumn 2008, ITV1 – Two-part drama featuring the return of Sean Bean as the swashbuckling 19th-century hero Richard Sharpe. Written by Russell Lewis. Guest stars include Raza Jaffrey, Luke Ward Wilkinson, Beatrice Rosen and Michael Cochrane.

Britannia High autumn 2008, ITV1 – Series combining two 60-minute documentaries, and eight-part stage school drama and a live 90-minute performance. Take That’s Gary Barlow heads a team of songwriters who will write for the pupils of a fictional arts school, while Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips is the head of choreography, and Grease is the Word judge David Ian will help select the performers. Stars Mitch Hewer, Georgina Hagen, Sapphire Elia, Marcquelle Ward, Matthew James Thomas and Rana Roy, Mark Benton as principal Nugent, Michele Austin as eccentric landlady Mrs Troy, Lorraine Pilkington as music mentor Anna and Chris Jarvis as dance mentor Jason.

Harry Hill’s TV Burp autumn 2008, ITV1 – An eighth series of the award-winning comedy show.

National Television Awards autumn 2008, ITV1 – Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald live at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Pride of Britain Awards 2008 autumn 2008, ITV1 – Hosted by Carol Vorderman.

Al Murray’s Happy Hour autumn 2008, ITV1 – A third series of the entertainment show.

All Star Family Fortunes autumn 2008, ITV1 – A third series of the game show hosted by Vernon Kay.

Things I Do In My Sleep autumn 2008, ITV1 – Documentary featuring people whose extreme sleep activity is ruining their lives .

Total Emergency autumn 2008, ITV1 – Series following all three major emergency services in Sheffield.

Faith In The Frame autumn 2008, ITV1 – Ten-part series in which Melvyn Bragg examines Western art’s religious pictures with panellists including Ekow Eshun, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Sarah Dunant and Rowan Williams.

The South Bank Show autumn 2008, ITV1 – The arts series returns with films about the band The Streets, headed by the Mike Skinner, Ronnie Corbett, film-maker and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood, James Bond, Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles and St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre.

Cops With Cameras autumn 2008, ITV1 – Third series of the programme following police forces across the country.

Britain’s Best Dish autumn 2008, ITV1 – Return of the daytime cookery series.

Sixty Minute Makeover autumn 2008, ITV1 – Return of the daytime series presented by Terri Dwyer.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sky1 – Remake by BSkyB, MTV and Fox TV 33 years after the cult movie premiered. It will be based on the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien.

Moses Jones BBC2 – Three-part thriller about the investigation into a suspected witchcraft murder in London. Written by Joe Penhall.


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