TV

Meet a true comedy master (and it's not who you think)

By Anna Sheinman, March 8, 2013

I have only just turned on my Dictaphone and Dan Patterson is already at it. The creator of TV comedy behemoth Mock The Week fires off the first of a series of snappy one-liners more than worthy of any of the comedians on his show. Sadly, it is not printable, but suffice to say I now feel very differently about my Dictaphone.

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TV host rapped for 'cancer' slur

March 7, 2013

Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologise live on air after its presenter Vincent Browne called Israel a “cancer”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a complaint against the well-known TV host of Tonight With Vincent Browne, who said on an October show that Israel was “the cancer in foreign affairs”.

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Apology ordered for Irish TV host who called Israel ‘cancer’

By Anna Sheinman, March 1, 2013

Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologise live on air after its presenter Vincent Browne called Israel a “cancer”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against the well - known TV host of Tonight With Vincent Browne, who said on an October show that Israel was "the cancer in foreign affairs.”

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Downton makers developing TV version of Segal's The Innocents

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2013

An award-winning novel set in the Jewish community of Temple Fortune could be coming to our television screens in the near future.

Carnival Films, makers of Downton Abbey and Hotel Babylon among other series, confirmed that a television adaptation of Francesca Segal's The Innocents was "in development".

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Odd Couple star Jack Klugman dies

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

One of the actors who made up the television series The Odd Couple has died at the age of 90.

Jack Klugman, who was also known for his appearance in Quincy, ME, was at home in Los Angeles when he died on Monday.

His son, Adam, said the actor died very suddenly and peacefully after his health had declined.

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JC Profile: Adam Richman

By Simon Round, November 23, 2012

Adam Richman could eat for America.

In fact that is more or less what Richman's job has been for the past few years. As presenter of the massively popular Man v. Food show, which has aired on Dave, The Food Network and UK TV Food, Richman has become a cult figure for taking on some of the most insane food challenges in a country renowned for unhealthy portion sizes.

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Emmerdale extra dies at the age of 100

By John Jeffay, November 12, 2012

Britain's oldest soap actress has died, aged 100.

Lottie Goodwin, who was a resident at the Morris Feinmann care home in south Manchester, was still appearing as an extra in Emmerdale when she was 99, until she finally retired in April 2011. She was less than two months from her 101st birthday.

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Israeli chefs in London restaurant for reality tv

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 8, 2012

Six Israeli chefs will spend a month in one of London’s leading restaurants in an Israeli reality TV show next year.

The show will be an adaptation of LA LA Land, in which a group of Israeli singers live in Los Angeles and are given an opportunity to make it on the international stage.

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Israeli TV show Sabri Maranan sold to the US

By Hadas Haimov, November 2, 2012

Israeli TV show Sabri Maranan has been bought by the American network ABC.

This is the second TV show that the Israeli network Keshet has exported to the US. Its first export was successful TV drama Hatufim, or as we know it, Prisoners of War. Its American version, Homeland, is now showing its second series in the UK.

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You want ratings? I've got 'em

By Simon Round, October 29, 2012

Although I have never pitched a TV show before, I believe I have an idea that would win the ratings war for any channel that picks it up. Below is the proposal that I have sent to the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4. I might even send it to Five.

Dear TV executives,

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