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The Sky+ Remote app for iOS devices will now allow users to record On Demand and Catch Up programming to their Sky box.

The feature will only work though when the user’s device is connected to the same Wi-Fi as their Sky box but Sky is looking to update this in the future.

“This great new feature capitalises on the iPad or iPhone touchscreen to make it easier than ever to browse and discover something new to watch, regardless of whether you are near your Sky+HD box or elsewhere in your home,” said Sky’s director of TV products Luke Bradley-Jones. Continue reading »

Created and written by Heidi Thomas and based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, Call The Midwife returns for a Christmas special in December 2012 and a second series early in 2013.

Christmas is coming and in Poplar the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing and to try and trace his mother.

Nurse Jenny Lee, meanwhile, gets caught up in the heart-breaking mystery which surrounds an elderly, semi-vagrant local woman, Mrs Jenkins, played by Sheila Reid. For newly married Chummy, other challenges await, as she pulls out all the stops to mount a truly memorable children’s nativity play. Continue reading »

Despite the fact Cheryl Cole regrets making her new fly-on-the-wall documentary series, it managed to pull decent numbers last night.

Cole tweeted this week saying she regrets opening up her life to the public.

She tweeted: “I have since regretted this decision at the number of times i cringed watching it lolololol..Oh well.. It is def Access All Areas. Up close personal and RAW hahaha.” Continue reading »

Behold the first pics from BBC Three’s all new zombie series In The Flesh.

In May it was confirmed that the beeb were working on a new series with the help of writer Dominic Mitchell, who was discovered through a writers’ room competition.

The series began filming on October 21 across various locations in North West England. The cast includes Luke Newberry, Alex Arnold, Steve Cooper, Marie Critchley, Stephen Thompson, Sandra Hugget, Gerard Thompson, Kevin Sutton, John Owen-Jones, Karen Henthorn, Oliver Birch, Steve Garti and Juliet Ellis. Continue reading »

The epic fifth series of Merlin sees Camelot at the height of its golden age. With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger.

But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of her destruction are being sown. As the forces of darkness gather, only Merlin stands between Arthur and a fate that has been written since the dawn of time.

Three years on from where series four ended, Morgana is more powerful than ever and still hell bent on destroying Arthur and claiming the Throne of Camelot as her own. Old friends and new enemies threaten to switch sides as we see the return of Mordred (Alex Vlahos), Princess Mithian (Janet Montgomery) and even King Uther (Anthony Head). Continue reading »

If you fancy following your favourite X Factor finalist on Twitter, here are the official accounts for the final 12, wildcards and judges. Continue reading »

BOYS (mentored by Nicole Scherzinger)

James Arthur

Jahmene Douglas

Rylan Clark

Eliminated: Jake Quickenden, Nathan Fagan-Gayle Continue reading »

COMPLICIT (C4)

In fighting the War on Terror is torture ever justified? David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Red Tail, The Help) stars in a tense and compelling new single drama from acclaimed writer Guy Hibbert (Blood and Oil, Five Minutes of Heaven, Omagh) that explores the murky moral compromises that underpin the hidden intelligence war.

Complicit (1 x 120″) follows the story of Edward (Oyelowo) an MI5 officer who, desperate to foil another 7/7 style atrocity, wrestles with his own conscience and moral code when he finally comes face to face with British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali – Four Lions, Beaver Falls). Convinced that Waleed is plotting an attack, Edward tears up the rule book and makes an irrevocable decision. Continue reading »

Russell Howard has given his thoughts on what he believed to be a censorship from the BBC on comedy during the Olympics.

Howard told Digital Spy that he feels the broadcaster should have been gutsier and allowed comedians to make jokes about the games.

“I was quite upset really. There was no comedy on during the Olympics at all. None whatsoever,” he said.

“There’s too much money in it. The powers that be didn’t want people making jokes about the Olympics, it’s too important apparently. Continue reading »

Peaky Blinders, an epic gangster family saga, has started shooting in Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, boasting a distinguished cast that includes Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, 28 Days Later), Sam Neill (The Tudors, The Piano, Jurassic Park), Helen McCrory (Hugo, Harry Potter, The Queen), Annabelle Wallis (Snow White And The Huntsman, The Tudors), Iddo Goldberg (Secret Diary Of A Call Girl) and Charlie Creed-Miles (Nil By Mouth, Wild Bill).

The story begins in 1919 in the lawless slum neighbourhoods of post war Birmingham. Returning soldiers, newly-minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval. Guns smuggled home from the trenches find their way onto the streets and become lethal currency. Continue reading »

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