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No Ofcom public interest test for BBC Radio 1 Relax service

Ofcom will not carry out a public interest test against BBC Radio 1 Relax saying the stream has significantly lower usage than predicted. The regulator says the impact on competitors’ services is likely to be low, particularly as the uptake of the Radio 1 Relax stream has been modest. After looking at the number of people streaming Radio 1 Relax, Ofcom said in a letter to the BBC and Radiocentre, that the data shows the amount of Radio 1 Relax accounts are higher than forecast, but usage is s...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, BBC Radio, Radiocentre, Bbc Radio 1 Relax, Relax Ofcom


Together Trailer: James McAvoy & Sharon Horgan Star in Lockdown Dramedy

Bleecker Street has released the official Together trailer for Stephen Daldry’s upcoming comedy-drama feature, centering around two partners who are forced to reevaluate their relationship while in a lockdown together. Starring Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy and Emmy nominee Sharon Horgan, the film is scheduled to make its debut in U.S. theaters on August 27. RELATED: Mogul Mowgli Trailer Featuring Riz Ahmed as a Rising Hip Hop Star Together is the story of a family, like so many, who found a...
Tags: Video, UK, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Bbc, Stephen Daldry, James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan, Together, Bleecker Street, Dennis Kelly, Riz Ahmed, ComingSoon, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot, Guy Heeley


Local BBC radio stations to share more output due to COVID

Local BBC Radio in England is to share more programmes between stations to help with staffing problems due to self-isolation issues. Chris Burns, Head of Audio and Digital for the corporation, told staff this week across the country that some output across the day and at weekends will be networked with nearby stations. For example, in Yorkshire, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio York and BBC Radio Humberside will take the evening show from BBC Radio Leeds with Sanchez Payne, Monday to Thursday s...
Tags: England, Bbc, Radio, BBC Radio, Local Radio, NUJ, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio Leeds, Station News, Chris Burns, Sanchez Payne, Local BBC Radio, Chris Burns Head of Audio and Digital, Yorkshire BBC Radio Sheffield BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Lincolnshire Chris Burns


Searchlight’s All-Star Murder Mystery Pic Gets Title & First-Look Photo

Searchlight Pictures has finally revealed the first official photo from Tom George’s upcoming directorial debut feature, which has now been titled See How They Run. In addition, the full cast and character details have also been announced, confirming that the film is currently slated for a wide theatrical release in 2022. “Making my debut feature with a company like Searchlight and this incredible cast has been a total dream,” George said in a statement (via Variety). “I’m so excited to bring th...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Bbc, David, Ethan Hawke, Oscar, West End, Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyelowo, Clifford, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Dennis, Wilson, Henderson


‘See How They Run’ First Look Features Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan Wearing Hats, Solving Crimes

We have Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot series. We have Rian Johnson’s Knives Out trilogy. And now we have See How They Run, another star-studded murder mystery movie. Is this a trend? If so, I like it. Due out in theaters in 2022, See How They Run stars Sam Rockwell as a weary inspector and Saoirse Ronan as an eager rookie constable who team up to find out who killed a crew member on a film shoot in 1950s London. The first official image from the film is here, along with the full list of cast members...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Bbc, David, Brooklyn, West End, Kenneth Branagh, Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyelowo, Rian Johnson, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Dennis, Saoirse Ronan, Don


‘Doctor Who’ Star Jodie Whittaker and Showrunner Chris Chibnall Are Officially Leaving the Show in 2022

Jodie Whittaker is turning in her sonic screwdriver. The star of Doctor Who is confirmed to be leaving the beloved BBC sci-fi show in 2022, after a trio of “specials” which follow the upcoming 13th season. Leaving alongside Whittaker is showrunner Chris Chibnall, who took over the mantle from Steven Moffat in 2018 and introduced the world to the first female Doctor. It feels like only yesterday that Jodie Whittaker stepped into that old police box, but it’s been three (!) years. Three years ...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Bbc, Steven Moffat, Chris, Bbc Studios, Chris Chibnall, Chibnall, Whittaker, Jodie, Jodie Whittaker


Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Exiting After Season 13 & Three 2022 Specials

Ahead of the upcoming thirteenth installment of Doctor Who, BBC has announced that lead star Jodie Whittaker is officially leaving the long-running sci-fi series along with showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor was first introduced in 2017 during the eleventh season. Her casting was monumental because she was the first actress to take on the mantle of the titular Time Lord. With a six-part season announced for the fall, and two specials already planned for 2022, BBC One has de...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Horror, Doctor Who, Bbc, TV News, Bbc America, Chris, Bbc Studios, Chris Chibnall, Chibnall, John Bishop, Whittaker, Jodie


Radio presenter Alex Belfield denies 12 charges of stalking

Former BBC radio presenter Alex Belfield has denied 12 charges of stalking when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday). He is alleged to have stalked a total of eight people between November 2012 and March 2021. The charges are: Stalking Rozina Breen between 25 November 2012 and 2 April 2017, and between 3 April 2017 and 31 March 2021 Stalking Liz Green between 25 November 2012 and 2 April 2017, and between 3 April 2017 and 31 March 2021 Stalking Helen Thomas between 25 Novemb...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio, Stephanie Hirst, Nottingham Crown Court, Helen Thomas, Bernie Keith, Rozina Breen, Liz Green, Alex Belfield, Bernard Spedding, Ben Hewis, Philip Dehaney, Shaldon Close Mapperley


Virgin Pride hires A Gay and A NonGay to cover Graham Norton

James Barr and Dan Hudson are joining Virgin Radio Pride UK for a one off show special to celebrate their first 250 podcast episodes. The duo hosts an LGBTQ+ podcast called A Gay and A NonGay and will bring it to the radio as they cover Graham Norton’s slot on the station. The podcast, released every Wednesday at 6am, dives into conversations around day-to-day life, differences in perceptions, homophobia, coming out, mental health and lighter topics like dating. Its mission is to talk openly,...
Tags: UK, Bbc, People, Radio, House, James, Adam Lambert, Graham Norton, Dan, Andy Bell, Matt Cain, Virgin Radio, Kerrang Radio, James Barr, Mike Cass, Virgin Radio UK


Radiocentre objects to lighter touch BBC proposals

A proposal from Ofcom to water down the public service requirements on BBC services risks undermining the distinctiveness of the BBC and encroach on commercial broadcasters, according to Radiocentre. Ofcom’s plans for a new more light-touch regime were included in a consultation on how it regulates the BBC published on 21 July. As part of this document, it proposes a move away from the current system of mainly using quotas to measure performance, towards a more general set of high-level req...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Radiocentre, Bbc Sounds, Radiocentre Ofcom, BBC Operating Licence


Doctor Who Season 13 Teaser Previews Jodie Whittaker’s Biggest Adventure Yet

BBC America has released the first teaser for the forthcoming thirteenth season of their long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, which will once again feature Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor of the franchise. The series is scheduled to make its return later this year, after over a year since the twelfth season had concluded its run. The Doctor Who Season 13 teaser, which you can check out below, provides us a preview of the doctor’s biggest adventure yet. In addition, it has also been co...
Tags: Amazon, Video, UK, TV, Movies, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, TV News, Bbc America, Chris Chibnall, John Bishop, ComingSoon, Jacob Anderson, Donald Wilson, Jodie Whittaker


‘Doctor Who’ Season 13 Trailer Teases a Serialized Story and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor in a Recurring Role

It’s been far too long since Doctor Who has been on our TV screens, and now we finally have our first look at the upcoming season 13 (or series 13 if you want to be British about it) of the beloved sci-fi series. BBC released the Doctor Who season 13 trailer during the show’s [email protected] panel, in which stars Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, and John Bishop were joined by showrunner Chris Chibnall to tease an ambitious new approach to the show’s storytelling structure, and a recurring guest sta...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, News, Disney, Bbc, Trailers, Broadchurch, Torchwood, Loki, Dan, Chris Chibnall, Chibnall, John Bishop, Jodie Whittaker, Time Lord


BBC Radio 6 Music teams up with All Points East Festival

BBC Radio 6 Music is holding its own stage at All Points East in Victoria Park, London in August. Performances from the event over the Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 27-Monday 30 August) will be broadcast on 6 Music and BBC Sounds. Gemma Cairney, sitting in for Lauren Laverne on the Breakfast Show today, revealed more details about the festival during the programme, and spoke to Arlo Parks about the excitement and buzz around All Points East. As part of this special collaboration as the music f...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Lauren Laverne, Bank Holiday Weekend, Tom, Gilles, BBC Radio, Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Station News, Bbc Radio 6 Music, Gemma Cairney, Tom Ravenscroft, All Points East, Arlo Parks, Victoria Park London


The Morning Watch: What If ‘Loki’ Was Classic ‘Doctor Who’, Critiquing Live Concerts in Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, check out an opening credits sequence for Loki created in the style of the classic Doctor Who series from BBC. Plus, a live music producer takes a closer look at concert scenes in movies like Eurovision ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Bbc, Features, Netflix, Loki, Patti, Josie, Nerdist, Keaton Patti, Ola Melzig


Watch: Puppet Animated Short Film 'Frank's Joke' About Overthinking

"If only we could choose to forget… So many memories that keep coming back. One's that just stick with you!" How often do we end up overthinking and over-analyzing everything that happens to us? All the time, right? Frank's Joke is an amusing, one-of-a-kind comedy short film made with both puppet animation + 2D animation, and a few live-action shots. Made by British filmmaker Ed Bulmer, this first premiered in 2018 commissioned by the BBC and BFI as part of Animation 2018, and is now availab...
Tags: Movies, Bbc, Animation, Short Film, BFI, Frank, Spencer Brown, To Watch, Ed Bulmer


Sue Perkins to host Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4

Broadcaster, comedian and writer Sue Perkins is the next host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute programme. As a recent guest host and 58-time panellist, Sue takes the host’s chair for the 87th series of Just a Minute, to keep in check fellow long-time participants Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth and many more all bringing their linguistic A-game to proceedings. Sue follows in the footsteps of the late Nicholas Parsons who presided over the programme for over 50 years. Sue Perkins says: “I’m beyond...
Tags: London, Bbc, People, Radio, Sue, Bbc Radio 4, Perkins, PAUL, BBC Radio, Nicholas, Sue Perkins, Gyles, Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons, Annie Parsons, Paul Merton Gyles Brandreth


Final small-scale DAB round one licences awarded

Ofcom has awarded the final batch of licences in round one of the small-scale DAB licensing process completing an almost five-month process to announce the winners. The hotly contested Bradford licence, which had applications from four groups, has been awarded to Bradford Digital Media run by Sunrise in the city. The competing groups were Bradford DAB Networks Ltd, Bradford Multiplex Broadcasting Corporation and Media Arts & Culture Ltd. Bradford Digital Media Limited is led by local commerci...
Tags: UK, Digital, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Bradford, Birmingham, Exeter, Scilly, Isles, Alnwick, Phil England, Sunrise Radio, Radio Exe, Exe Broadcasting


AMC+’s The North Water Sneak Peek: ‘It Is a Grave Mistake to Think Too Much’

AMC+ has released a sneak peek for the limited series adaptation The North Water, featuring Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless) as Patrick Sumner contemplating his journey after signing up for a whaling expedition to the Arctic. Along with the BAFTA winner, the tension-filled mystery drama stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective) and SAG Award winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire). The AMC+ original series premieres today on the streamer, with new episo...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Amc, Bbc, Arctic, TV News, BAFTA, Streaming, Colin Farrell, Jack O'connell, Andrew Haigh, Golden Globe, Svalbard Archipelago


BBC Radio’s Make A Difference initiative set to continue

The BBC’s community initiative “Make A Difference” is to continue as COVID restrictions ease and the country moves into the next stage of the pandemic. “Make a Difference” was launched by Local BBC Radio in March 2020 as the first national lockdown began to connect communities during the crisis. Since its launch, the BBC says over five million people have contacted their local BBC radio stations across England. As the country reopens on July 19th, Make a Difference will continue connecting th...
Tags: England, Bbc, Radio, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Wiltshire, Plymouth, Canterbury, Wolverhampton, Monty Panesar, Cumbria, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Devon, Yusuf Cat Stevens, Station News


‘Alice, Darling’: Anna Kendrick is Keeping Secrets in Female-Led Psychological Thriller Directed by Mary Nighy

It’s time for Anna Kendrick to change pitch. The actress is set to star in Lionsgate’s Alice, Darling, the feature film debut of director Mary Nighy. The film will also star Wunmi Mosaku (Loki), Kaneiehtiio Horn (Possessor, Letterkenny), and Charlie Carrick (Reign), and is currently shooting in Canada with the support of Ontario Creates and Urban Post. Alice, Darling focuses on Alice (Kendrick), a young woman who begins acting strangely. She starts keeping secrets about her mysterious and me...
Tags: Movies, News, Lionsgate, Bbc, Canada, Anna Kendrick, Alice, Carrick, Kendrick, Horn, Nighy, Mosaku, Charlie Carrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Alanna Francis, Noah Segal


AMC+’s The North Water Trailer Starring Jack O’Connell & Colin Farrell

BEGIN SLIDESHOW AMC+ has released the official trailer for the highly-anticipated premiere of The North Water, starring BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire). The key art for the series was also released, which you can check out in the gallery below. The AMC+ original series will have its world premiere on Thursday, July 15, with new episodes debutin...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Amc, Bbc, Arctic, TV News, BAFTA, Streaming, Colin Farrell, Jack O Connell, Andrew Haigh, Svalbard Archipelago, ComingSoon


‘9/11: Inside the President’s War Room’ Will Explore That Fateful Day on Apple TV+

As hard as it is to believe, this September will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. That means you can expect to see a plethora of documentaries and other programming highlighting that milestone – because that’s just how these things go. One such look back at the fateful day will be the Apple TV+ documentary 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room. The doc will be narrated by Jeff Daniels, and boasts that it’ll present “the definitive timeline of the Presidency in the immediate hours ...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, News, America, Apple TV, Bbc, Jeff Daniels, Cia, George W Bush, Cheney, Karl Rove, Andy, Bush, MARY MATALIN, Colin Powell


CEO Siobhan Kenny bids farewell from Radiocentre

Well it really does feel like the longest goodbye but I can now announce that I am finally exiting stage left after a joyous seven years leading the amazing team at Radiocentre. It is tremendous to be wafting off on a tide of much-needed euphoria engendered by England’s finally overcoming Germany at Wembley last week. As far as the rest of the tournament is concerned, I thought I was sitting pretty having drawn France in the Radiocentre office sweepstake. But I would certainly trade in the d...
Tags: UK, England, Opinion, France, Germany, America, David Cameron, Eu, Bbc, Radio, Ofcom, Nick Clegg, Arsene Wenger, Wembley, West End, Shaftesbury Avenue


Zoe Ball gets pay cut for BBC Radio 2 Breakfast

Zoe Ball’s requested pay cut at the BBC has been approved and confirmed in the latest Annual Report. As reported late last year, Zoe requested a pay cut when agreeing on a new two-year deal with the BBC as Radio 2’s Breakfast show host. It has been confirmed today that this reduced her pay from £1.36m in 19/20 by 28% to £980k. The figure in the Annual Report this year (£1.13m) represents just a few months of the new deal and the reduction that Zoe requested as part of it. The BBC told RadioTo...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, BBC Radio, Zoe, BBC Radio 2, Zoe Ball, BBC as Radio


BritBox July 2021 Schedule: TV and Movie Titles Revealed

BritBox is bringing back its second annual “Mystery Month” this July. Kicking off the month, Luther, starring critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor) makes its way home to BritBox. Also joining the service’s impressive mystery collection in July is true-crime docudrama In the Footsteps of Killers starring Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox and renowned criminologist David Wilson. BritBox continues to be the home to the very best of British mysteries, with title ...
Tags: UK, TV, London, Movies, Samsung, Bbc, David, Britain, Amsterdam, TV News, Chad, Streaming, Diana, Idris Elba, Bill, Luther


Vick Hope and Jordan North to replace Grimmy at BBC Radio 1

Nick Grimshaw is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 14 years to be replaced by Vick Hope and Jordan North on the afternoon drive show. Vick and Jordan will start their new show on Monday 6th September, with Nick finishing on August 12th. Nick announced the news on his show Wednesday afternoon saying working at Radio 1 was like a dream come true but now it’s time to make other dreams come true. Vick will continue to present Life Hacks (Sundays, 4 – 6pm) and The Official Chart: First Look (Sundays, 6 – ...
Tags: UK, London, Bbc, People, Radio, Manchester, Northern Ireland, Grimmy, Nick Grimshaw, Jordan, Salford, NICK, BBC Radio, Dean, Vick, Chris Moyles


BBC radio presenter leaves show after Test and Trace alert

BBC Radio Cornwall presenter James Churchfield had to leave his radio show this morning following an alert from the NHS Test and Trace app to self-isolate. James managed to present the first hour of his breakfast show from 6am, but by 7am Naomi Kennedy was standing in. Just before the news at 7am James announced he was going to have to leave the show after being pinged by Track and Trace (sic) but he will be back. A tweet from James just after 7am confirmed the change in presenters. He said: ...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, NHS, James, Bbc Radio Cornwall, James Churchfield, Naomi Kennedy


Week of June 29 New Releases | 4K, Blu-ray, Digital and DVD

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s week of June 29 new releases column! We’ve highlighted this week’s Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD releases below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon or other retailers!  Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Here Are the Young Men Based on the acclaimed novel by Rob Doyle, the film catalogs the last hurrah of three high school graduates intent on celebrating their newfound freedom with an epic, debaucherous bender. However, when a horrible accident sends them ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, France, Berlin, Digital, Bbc, David Bowie, Oscar, Army, TV News, Johnny Flynn, Anime


‘Good Omens’ Season 2 Confirmed, With David Tennant and Michael Sheen Set to Return as the Divine Duo

How do you adapt a book like Good Omens? The Apocalyptic satire by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was one of those books saddled with the “unadaptable” label, but through divine intervention, and maybe some off-the-charts chemistry between leads David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Gaiman himself did it a few years ago. The Amazon-BBC series was a monumental success, so much so that a second season is on the way. Here’s what we know about Good Omens season 2, and what it could even cover now that ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, Scotland, Fantasy, Neil-Gaiman, Earth, Bbc, David Tennant, Seattle, Michael Sheen, Terry, Terry Pratchett


Official US Trailer for British Comedy 'The Duke' with Jim Broadbent

"What's he actually asking for?" "140,000 Pounds." "For what?" "Charity." "Good grief!" Sony Classics has debuted a follow-up official US trailer for the kooky British crime comedy film The Duke, the latest from filmmaker Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Venus, Morning Glory, Hyde Park on Hudson, My Cousin Rachel, Blackbird). This premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival and is opening in cinemas in the UK this September, then in the US later this fall. In 1961, Kempton Bunt...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Trailer, US, Bbc, Jim Broadbent, National Gallery, Duke, Hyde Park, Wellington, Kempton, Goya, Roger Michell, To Watch, Sony Classics



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