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Sunday 16 March 2014, 19:24
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Great and good gather for Sir David Frost memorial (Telegraph)
"The guestlist for the event was as diverse as would be expected for the broadcaster"
Gillian Anderson starts filming second series of BBC2's thriller The Fall (Guardian)
"I'm over the moon to be back in production with this team again"
Classic Doctor Who episodes to air on Horror Channel (Digital Spy)
TV licence move will increase fee for all and threaten channels, warns BBC chief (Telegraph)
"Children's channels and BBC Four could be closed if television licence fee evasion decriminalised, BBC executive warns"
BBC Three will close as a TV channel in 2015 (Telegraph)
Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)
"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"
Peaky Blinders nominated by Royal Television Society for RTS Award (Birmingham Mail)
Eurovision 2014: What we know about Molly Smitten-Downes so far (Independent)
"She thinks Choco Leibniz are the best biscuits in the world, putting her in a strong position with German voters."
Tom Margerison obituary (Guardian)
"Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understand."
BBC to launch refreshed Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Game (British Comedy Guide)
"The new 30th anniversary version of the game will allow users to play in high definition for the first time"
Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street' (Hollywood Reporter)
"Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street."
BBC Four creates new season on gardens (Televisual)
The BBC’s bestselling shows abroad (Ariel)
"A record 725 buyers are attending BBC Worldwide's annual showcase this week, where programmes such as The Musketeers and Horrible Histories will be sold to foreign broadcasters."
Last updated Friday 14 March 2014
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