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BBC iPlayer gets ready for Christmas

BBC iPlayer gets ready for Christmas

Just in time for the festive season, the BBC has announced the arrival of BBC iPlayer on Xbox One.

Built for Bond: Aston Martin debuts unique car for Spectre

Built for Bond: Aston Martin debuts unique car for Spectre

Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.

Britannia kicks-off festive season with #ChristmasKitchen

Britannia kicks-off festive season with #ChristmasKitchen

Premium kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living is welcoming the festive season with new social competition #ChristmasKitchen.

New Tricks for Larry Lamb

New Tricks for Larry Lamb

Much-loved actor Larry Lamb will join the next series of hit drama New Tricks. Filming is underway for Series 12 now, and Lamb will join in episode two as Ted Case, an ex-copper who becomes UCOS’s latest recruit, investigating the Met’s unsolved crimes alongside Tamzin Outhwaite, Denis Lawson and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Watch films the day they are released in cinema with Samsung Smart TV and Curzon Home Cinema

Samsung has announced the availability of a refreshed and improved Curzon Home Cinema Smart TV App on the Samsung Smart Hub, giving users access to select films, including recently acclaimed titles Joe starring Nicolas Cage and Ida from director Pawel Pawlikowski, the day they are released in Curzon cinemas.

Gogglebox Brits spend £398 per year on TV packages, but only watch 25% of channels

More than six in ten (62%) households pay for TV, spending an average of £33 per month but, according to new research from price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com, almost a third (30%) claim it isn’t good value for money.

The “album” is alive and kicking in the age of single-track download and “playlist” culture

The “album” is alive and kicking in the age of single-track download and “playlist” culture

Despite the reported “decline of the album” Sony Europe and music download service Qobuz research has found that album sales are performing strongly – thanks in part to the introduction of new, higher-quality digital formats to listen to them in.

Clifton on Ice opens in style

Clifton on Ice opens in style

From a derelict building site to an alpine ski lodge and real ice rink the transformation was breathtaking and one which has really impressed and surprised local traders.

Downton Abbey Christmas episode 2014

Downton Abbey Christmas episode 2014

ITV and Carnival Films, the producers of Downton Abbey, have announced details of the Downton Abbey Christmas episode which rejoins the family in the early autumn of 1924. The two hour episode will be shown on ITV at Christmas.

Introducing The George and The Pig & Goose on the Strand

Introducing The George and The Pig & Goose on the Strand

Following an extensive refurbishment The George Public House has re-opened its doors in time for Christmas. The George Public House is a Victorian reincarnation of a 15th century coffee house located at the meeting point of the Strand and Fleet Street.

Feature length finale for The Fall

Feature length finale for The Fall

The second series of highly anticipated drama The Fall recently returned to rave reviews. Written by Allan Cubitt and starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, the critically acclaimed psychological drama broke ratings records when it became BBC Two’s biggest drama series launch in eight years, for its first series in 2013.

UK children top up TV hours with online viewing

New Ofcom research reveals the extent to which children are topping up traditional live TV viewing by watching online video clips and catch-up TV.

Miss World Pageant comes to the London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Miss World Pageant comes to the London Marriott Hotel County Hall

London’s Marriott County Hall Hotel has been selected to be the host hotel for the 2014 Miss World Contest. The 125 contestants from all over the globe have now settled in to their new London home and have a packed calendar from now until the Grand Finale on December 14.

ITV commissions Jekyll & Hyde

Ambitious and dynamic, ten-part action adventure drama, Jekyll & Hyde, has been green lit by ITV’s drama commissioning team.

The Three Wise Women of 6 Music this Christmas

The Three Wise Women of 6 Music this Christmas

This Christmas Three Wise Women take over BBC Radio 6 Music, bearing gifts to delight the listener. Across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, St Vincent, Neneh Cherry and Alison Goldfrapp will each curate several hours of programming.