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Badger to Star in Sky One’s THE BIG IDEA Show

  £100,000 Entrepreneur Prize For Grabs The Apprentice runner-up Ruth Badger has landed her own TV show, as star  adviser on new Sky One series The Big Idea, which will lead a UK-wide search for wannabe inventors and entrepreneurs. The winner will land a £100,000 prize to invest in their dream business. The seven-part series will be aired on Sky One this...

Sky One And Vodafone Join Forces To Announce ‘The Big Idea’

  Inventive Business Entrepreneurs Apply Within Sky One and Vodafone today announced THE BIG IDEA - the UK's largest-ever search to discover the next great British invention or business idea. Voted on by the viewers, budding entrepreneurs will compete for a £100,000 investment in launching their idea or venture.

Phone Watchdog To Probe Big Brother Furore

  Channel 4 Viewers Could Get £3m Refund Premium rate phone watchdog Ictis has announced it is launching an official investigation into the Big Brother controversy. Icstis said it had received 2,700 complaints about the stunt, which gives evicted contestants the chance to win the Channel 4 reality show. The broadcaster provoked a furore when it decided to allow an ...

Raw Cuts – Teenage Ideas on Vulnerability to Air on Channel 4

  Four Unknowns Get Broadcast Writing Credit   Four films written by teenagers are now in post- production, preparing for peak-time broadcast on Channel 4 this autumn. Over 1,500 film ideas were submitted for Raw Cuts, a joint writing initiative set up between the National Society for the Protection of Children and Channel 4.

Allen Quits As ITV Chief Exec PLUS Why He Went

  Charles Allen, chief executive of ITV is stepping down after two and a half years at the helm. Allen has been at Granada and lately ITV plc for 15 years - ten of which were as chairman or chief executive. He was a key player in the merger of Granada and Carlton to create a single ITV plc in early 2004.

Second BB Australia Housemate Claims Sexual Abuse

  The Big Brother sexual assault scandal deepened last night as a past housemate on the Australian show claimed she had also been victim to similar abuse while in the house. Meanwhile, Cox and Bric, who were accused in the original sexual assault allegation and had to leave the house, said in an interview they were "mucking around."

Film Four Goes Freeview From 23rd July

  Subscription Goes - Advertising Breaks Come In During Films Channel 4 has today confirmed that it is to relaunch FilmFour as the UK's only major free-to-air film channel, available at no cost to every digital TV home in the country from July 23rd. The channel will launch on Freeview for the first time, but will also be on offer to all cable and satellite viewers witho...

Alleged Sexual Assault on Australian Big Brother

  Endemol is embroiled in another Big Brother scandal after an alleged sexual assault took place in the Australian house, resulting in police questioning and calls from senior MPs for the show to be axed.

Would-Be Producers - You Have Been Warned!

 Reality TV?  - or Real Life TV?  The Guardian newspaper's Media Monkey has given out a warning to wannabee producers, tempted to dive in at the deep end via a new TV reality strand. In fact, reading the small print of the contract it looks as if the show could be more like real life TV than reality TV!