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Terence Donovan has returned to Ramsay Street as Doug Willis

Donovan: Jason won't return to soap

Terence Donovan has said he doesn't think his son Jason will reprise his role in Neighbours as he is too busy with his musica…

  • 'Wriggling and Hissing' Tiger Cubs at London Zoo Get First Health C …
    'Wriggling and Hissing' Tiger Cubs at London Zoo Get First Health C … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The three tiger cubs born at London Zoo have had their first health check – where staff discovered their mum Melati had had two boys and a girl. However, ZSL London Zoo tiger keepers made contact for the first time to find out the sexes of the three cubs. After being separated from Melati, Paul Kybett and Teague Stubbington got to work rounding up the three cubs – a tough challenge with their sharp claws and boisterous personalities. More »

  • Discovery exits Britain's Channel 5 bidding - sources
    Discovery exits Britain's Channel 5 bidding - sources Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Liana B. Baker and Karen Rebelo NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Discovery Communications has dropped out of bidding to buy Britain's free-to-air Channel 5, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Discovery, which has been aggressively expanding outside of the United States in television, had been in talks with British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc over a possible joint bid, according to media reports. It was unclear on Wednesday whether BSkyB was still involved in the process. Representatives from BSkyB and Channel 5 could not immediately be reached for a comment outside of regular working hours. More »

  • Neighbours releases shooting ad
    Neighbours releases shooting ad Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Neighbours has released a new trailer for the shock episode that sees Kate Ramsay shot on her birthday. More »

  • Discovery and BSkyB Purchase Channel 5 For £350m
    Discovery and BSkyB Purchase Channel 5 For £350m Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Richard Desmond has reportedly sold TV station Channel 5 to Discovery Communications and BSkyB in a £350m deal. Full details have yet to be revealed but Discovery is thought to have a 70% share in the channel with broadcasting group BSkyB taking the remaining 30%. Sources have told Broadcast that deal will have a big impact on the channel's programming budget, even suggesting it may be doubled. Discovery and BSkyB's joint bid has been the favourite to win the bidding war, which Broadcast reported involved around 20 parties. More »

  • Home And Away takes break from TV
    Home And Away takes break from TV Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Home And Away is set to take a three-week break from transmission next month. More »

  • Happy ending for Brennan and Kate?
    Happy ending for Brennan and Kate? Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Neighbours star Scott McGregor has revealed his character Mark Brennan wants to marry Kate Ramsay, but that there is a bumpy road ahead. More »

  • Pam and Doug back on Ramsay Street
    Pam and Doug back on Ramsay Street Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Neighbours is set for a blast from the past when Pam Willis and her husband Doug return to Ramsay Street. More »

  • Simon Cowell: 'Peaches Geldof was a Sweet and Funny Girl'
    Simon Cowell: 'Peaches Geldof was a Sweet and Funny Girl' Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Simon Cowell has described Peaches Geldof as a "sweet and funny girl" and said her death is a "tragedy." Speaking at the launch of Britain's Got Talent, the music mogul told Channel 5 news his sympathies were with her family.   The 25-year-old daughter of musician and LiveAid campaigner Bob Geldof and Paula Yates was found dead at her Kent home on April 7 in what police are describing as "unexplained" and "sudden". More »

  • Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent
    Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Ukraine was threatened with disintegration as pro-Kremlin militants seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declared independence and vowed to vote on joining Russia. More »

  • Game of Thrones Returns But What TV Shows Should You Also Be Watching?
    Game of Thrones Returns But What TV Shows Should You Also Be Watching? Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, GAME OF THRONES! That's all you'll hear for a while as HBO's fantasy series returns for a fourth eagerly-anticipated season of slaughtering the characters you love most. A lot has been said of a golden age of US television, and Game of Thrones is right at the forefront of that, but for every Mad Men, True Detective or Breaking Bad, there's an underrated series that deserves more attention. If it wasn't for that pesky Matthew McConaughey and True Detective, Masters of Sex would have been the best new show of the season. Michael Sheen is the troubled, stoic lead, William Masters, whose research would be impossible without the aid of the determined Virginia Johnson, played by Lizzy Caplan. More »

  • Trisha's US talk show gets axed
    Trisha's US talk show gets axed Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Trisha Goddard's US TV show has been axed. More »

  • Hercules the Human Bear Remembered in New Channel 5 Documentary
    Hercules the Human Bear Remembered in New Channel 5 Documentary Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Most grizzly bears would tear you apart on sight, but Hercules was different - he thought he was human. Bought from a Scottish zoo in 1976 for £50, Hercules was raised by Andy and Maggie Robin and over the next 25 years became world famous for – among other things - biting Richard Madeley on This Morning. "People couldn't believe we lived with him, with no muzzles or chains or wire fence," added her husband, who later recalls one training session when Hercules pinned him to the ground. More »

  • Channel 5 Valued at Less Than Half £700m Asking Price in Second Round Bids
    Channel 5 Valued at Less Than Half £700m Asking Price in Second Round Bids Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    A second round of bidding for broadcaster Channel 5 is expected to attract bids of between £200m and £300m, less than half the amount its owners were hoping to raise. Richard Desmond, who also owns the Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers, is looking to sell his TV business at £700m ($1.2bn, €844m), 10 times the estimated £70m profit it makes each year. However, second-round bids for the company are expected in the range of £200m to £300m, according to sources cited by the Daily Telegraph. Channel 4, ITV and BT Consumer that were among the front-runners to bid for the business, but are now questioning the attached value of the company. More »

  • Eliza Doolittle to make soap debut
    Eliza Doolittle to make soap debut Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Home And Away has welcomed Eliza Doolittle to the cast for a cameo appearance. More »

  • Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race
    Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on Saturday dropped out of Ukraine's snap presidential polls to help the candidacy of a charismatic tycoon who made a fortune selling chocolates and backs closer Western ties. More »

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine's chocolate king holds golden ticket
    Poroshenko: Ukraine's chocolate king holds golden ticket Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    He has chocolate factories galore, is a self-made billionaire and occasional revolutionary, but Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko also wants to be president, and many believe he holds the golden ticket. More »

  • PM 'failed to tackle online images'
    PM 'failed to tackle online images' Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The parents of murdered schoolgirl April Jones have criticised David Cameron for failing to clamp down on online images of child abuse. More »

  • Neighbours star hints at more drama
    Neighbours star hints at more drama Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Neighbours actress Kate Kendall has warned viewers to watch out for more twists and turns in her character's long-lost daughter storyline. More »

  • Abdul, Dr Karl: Opposites attract?
    Abdul, Dr Karl: Opposites attract? Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Neighbours has welcomed a special guest star to Ramsay Street - Paula Abdul. More »

  • Ofcom rap over Big Brother scenes
    Ofcom rap over Big Brother scenes Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Channel 5 has been rapped by Ofcom for a breach of broadcasting standards after screening scenes in Big Brother in which a female contestant was grabbed by the throat and threatened by another housemate. More »

  • Goldman Sachs and Richard Desmond Plan Channel 5 Listing
    Goldman Sachs and Richard Desmond Plan Channel 5 Listing Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    British media baron Richard Desmond, who owns the Daily Express and Channel 5, is considering a stock market flotation of the free-to-air TV broadcaster, according to media reports. Desmond is working with Goldman Sachs on the planned listing, amid ongoing attempts to sell Channel 5, reported Sky News. A possible sale of the network had attracted interest from over 20 potential buyers, including Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks, Viacom and British Sky Broadcasting, the owner of Sky News. More »

  • Media Boss Desmond Eyes £700m Channel 5 Float
    Media Boss Desmond Eyes £700m Channel 5 Float Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    The media tycoon Richard Desmond is considering a stock market flotation of Channel 5 even as bidders firm up offers of up to £700m for the terrestrial broadcaster. Sky News has learnt that Mr Desmond is working with investment bankers from Goldman Sachs on the possible listing. The exploration of a flotation raises the prospect of Mr Desmond, one of Britain's most colourful media owners, heading a public company for the first time in his long career. City sources said Goldman had taken the idea of a listing of Channel 5 to Mr Desmond in recent weeks and that he had agreed to allow the Wall Street bank undertake work on it. More »