UK Television

I'd Never Go On A Blind Date - So Why Do I Love To Be A Fly On The Wall?

The Guyliner | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

Long before smartphones became our primary way of finding love, we relied on our mates to hook us up with someone suitable. Pics were harder to come by - and although vanity is nothing new, even one generation back it was not the done thing to have a self-portrait handy in case your friends wanted to play Cupid.

Can Soaps Play Their Part In Suicide Prevention? You Bet!

Angela Samata | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Angela Samata

That all changed when I answered a call from the Hollyoaks press office asking me to watch four episodes before they aired. The story line they wanted my opinion on involves main character Scott Drinkwell, played by Ross Adams, a prominent LGBT+ character.

Gogglebox: Why A Show That Should Be The Worst On TV Is Actually The Best

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alex Sinclair Lack

"Watch people watch TV, you must be kidding", so goes the critique of the unexposed and the uninitiated. They are right to be dubious, in the age of Ex on the Beach, television execs have a lot to answer for. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this was my father's reaction when he found me watching a minute-long clip of Bristolian pensioners, Mary and Marina, chewing toffees in (near) silence.

Fearne Cotton's Cupcakes Prove To Be A Huge Source Of Amusement For Holly Willoughby

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

We know it doesn’t take much to make Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield giggle, but the pair have now proved they really will laugh at anything ...

Before 4K, HD And Even LCD There Was This

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

Television has, probably more than any other medium, changed the human race beyond all recognition. It fundamentally changed the way we socialise with...

'Britain's Got Talent' Winner Tokio Myers Reveals How He Hopes To Give Back With His Cash Prize

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ champion Tokio Myers has revealed he hopes to put his prize money to good use, and help disadvantaged young people get in...

Channel 4 Exec Jay Hunt, Who Oversaw 'Bake Off' Purchase, To Leave The Broadcaster

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt is to leave the broadcaster, it has been revealed. Jay’s role involved overseeing the channel’s var...

Wendy Willams Fights Back Tears As She Pays Tribute To Manchester Bombing Victim Martyn Hett

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Wendy Williams fought back tears as she paid tribute to Manchester bombing victim Martyn Hett, during her US show on Tuesday (30 May). The host expla...

'Celebrity Big Brother' Offers Max George Six-Figure Deal, But They're Going To Have To Dig Deeper

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Former The Wanted singer Max George has been met with a six-figure offer from ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses. According to The Sun, ‘CBB’ prod...

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Paul Nuttall Kept Calling Leanne Wood 'Natalie' And No One Knows Why

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

Paul Nuttall has raised questions about his ability to tell women apart by calling Leanne Wood “Natalie” twice during the ITV Leaders’ Debate, d...

Katie Salmon Lined Up For Explosive 'Love Island' Return

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Katie Salmon is reportedly being lined up for an explosive return to ‘Love Island’. Fans of the ITV2 reality show will remember her as a contestan...

Microsoft Points The Finger At The NSA Over Ransomware That Paralysed The NHS

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft has issued a blistering attack on the US government after a software vulnerability stockpiled by the National Security Agency (NSA) and late...

This Is How A 22-Year-Old Managed To Stop The WannaCry Ransomware From Spreading

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Tech

Having attacked hundreds of computer systems including numerous NHS hospitals, the WannaCry ransomware was finally brought to a standstill. Rather tha...

The First Ever 'First Dates' Baby Has Been Born

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

The ‘First Dates’ matchmakers must be over the moon as a couple who met on the show are now proud parents to the show’s first ever baby. Ibiba M...

BAFTA TV Awards 2017: Thandie Newton Dazzles In Sequins

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Style

Thandie Newton looked über glamorous as she attended the 2017 BAFTA TV awards. The actress chose a stunning dress by British designer Vivienne Westw...

If You Get This Text, Don't Click The Link

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech

NatWest has warned customers of a new text message scam that harvests login details for online banking accounts. The text urges users to verify their ...

Corrie Needs To Rediscover Its Soul And Get Back To The Kitchen Sink

Rob Atkinson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

It's nothing to do with us any more. And yet it still has its following, people are glued to it much more than twice a week now, watching inferior acting around ridiculously thin story-lines. It's probably some kind of rough TV justice; if we like whatever we're given, we deserve whatever we get.

Verdict On 'Why Did I Go Mad?' Nice Try, Could Do Better

Rachel Egan | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Egan

With Mental Health Awareness Week fast approaching, we have seen an explosion of mental health programmes on primetime TV. On Tuesday 2 May, BBC2 aired a 'Horizon' episode titled 'Why Did I Go Mad?' which looked at different experiences, different causes and different treatments for psychosis.

RJ Mitte Is The Latest Star To Sign Up For Channel 4's 'Bear Grylls' The Island'

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

RJ Mitte is the latest star to sign up for the super tough TV series ‘Bear Grylls’ The Island’, according to reports. The show pushes participa...

How One Boy With Autism Changed The Way I See The World

Takuya Maruyama | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Takuya Maruyama

There are so many people, like Naoki and myself, who are struggling to find a way to live with enormous challenges. Together, I hoped we might be able to help and guide people in today's world, because disability, disease, accident and bereavement are life-changing events that we all have to face.

13 Reasons Why Was Wrong To Show Hannah's Death  - And It Could Be Dangerous

Emma Kelly | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emma Kelly

I knew the scene was coming. But the graphic nature of Hannah's death was too much to bear. I burst into tears during it, and cried about it when I went to bed. I couldn't stop seeing it. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. And I don't think Netflix should have included it in the show.

'13 Reasons Why' Teaches People To Reconsider Their Actions, And That's Okay

Kate Holliday | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

This is not a mystery of a manic pixie dream girl and her story is not meant to be romanticised - this is a story of an imperfect 17-year-old who takes her own life after a series of terrible things happen to her. Her death is violent and bloody and scary to watch, and seeing how it affects those around her is no less haunting. The show is profound and thought-provoking, and it certainly made me consider my previous and future actions towards others.

Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out In Support Of Fellow ‘X Factor’ Judge Mel B

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne has spoken out in support of Mel B, after the former Spice Girl filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte, amid abuse alleg...

'Peppa Pig' - Not Just For Girls

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Laurie Morrissey

So we sit and we watch and you could say I've come to know Peppa Pig quite well without even really meaning to. Obviously her reputation had preceded her. So many parents find her interminably annoying, bold beyond reason and irritating in the extreme.