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This is a list of events taking place in 2011 related to British television.
|1 January||Toonattik after 6 years leaves CITV along with Action Stations! which closes down after 5 years of broadcast. New Year's Day also sees the final appearance of The Fluffy Club on Mini CITV. Cable channel Bravo closes down after 25 years of broadcasting along with its sister channel Bravo 2 which also closes down.|
|5 January||Avon and Somerset Police ban ITN from attending a press conference convened to give updates on the Joanna Yeates case after a report on the previous day'sITV News criticised their handling of the investigation. The ban is subsequently lifted.|
|6 January||Samantha Womack is to leave EastEnders over the controversial baby swap plot.|
|9 January||EastEnders viewers have complained in record numbers about the soap's "hurtful", "unrealistic" and "exploitative" cot death storyline involving the character Ronnie Mitchell.|
|17 January||Barney Harwood becomes the new Blue Peter presenter taking over from Joel Defries.|
|25 January||Reporter Andy Gray is dropped by Sky Sports following sexist comments made by himself and fellow presenter Richard Keys against female official Sian Massey in footage recorded the previous Saturday. Keys resigns the following day, in support of his colleague.|
|1 February||The Sky HD swap is introduced giving HD channels more prominence. Sky also sees the launch of brand-new channel Sky Atlantic, and the Living channels are rebranded as Sky Living. Channel One closed down at 6am, and was replaced on Freeview by Challenge.|
|2 February||John Nettles appears in his final ever episode of Midsomer Murders, having starred in a total of 81 episodes since the series was launched in 1997.|
|2 February||BBC executive Craig Oliver is appointed as Prime Minister David Cameron's Director of Communications.|
|4 February||The BBC apologises for remarks about Mexicans made on its Top Gear television programme but defends the original remarks as well.|
|14 February||Channel 5 reverts back to its original name.|
|28 February||The ban on product placement in television programmes is lifted, allowing advertisers to pay for their goods to be seen on British TV. The first product to be displayed in this regard is a Nescafe coffee machine, which appeared on This Morning. A year long trial also begins allowing commercial television channels to show up to 12 minutes of adverts per hour during films and dramas, bringing them into line with soap operas where this is already permitted.|
|2 March||Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation agrees to sell Sky News in order to be in a position to buy BSkyB without a Competition Commission inquiry. News Corp receives approval to buy out BSkyB the following day.|
|16 March||Coleen Nolan announces her decision to quit ITV daytime panel show Loose Women after over 10 years as a panelist.|
|19 March||BBC Three host a major live TV event, Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds.|
|30 March - 13 April||Analogue signals are switched off in the Nottingham and Sandy Heath areas.|
|6 April||Channel 5 officially announced that it had bought the rights to show former Channel 4 reality series Big Brother from August 2011.|
|6 April - 20 April||Analogue signals are switched off in the Bromsgrove, Lark Stoke and Ridge Hill (Central and West) areas.|
|13 April||Former Brookside actor Brian Regan, who played Terry Sullivan in the long running series is remanded in custody on a charge of murder following the fatal shooting of a doorman in Liverpool in February.|
|29 April||Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton shown on BBC1 and ITV1. Audiences of around 24.5 million watched in the UK alone. |
|11 May - 25 May||Analogue signals are switched off in the Darvel and Rosneath (HP and VP) areas.|
|5 May||It is confirmed that Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will leave their positions as judges on The X Factor to concentrate on the American version of the programme. Cole was later dropped from the US version of the series.|
|12 May||ITV axes the Scottish police drama Taggart after 28 years, citing poor viewing figures in other parts of the UK.|
|14 May||Dannii Minogue announces she will not be appearing on the next series of The X Factor.|
|19 May||A special edition of the BBC's political debate programme Question Time is recorded at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison in London.|
|25 May||It was announced that Jeff Stelling is to leave Countdown after two years to concentrate on Sky Sports.|
|30 May||ITV confirms that Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland will join Louis Walsh as judges for series 8 of The X Factor.|
|1 June - 15 June||Analogue signals are switched off in the Craigkelly area.|
|6 June||The BBC announces that the national variations of BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland and BBC One Wales will become available in high definition in 2012.|
|8 June - 22 June||Analogue signals are switched off in the Black Hill area.|
|13 June||BBC Two airs the controversial documentary Choosing to Die, a film presented by Terry Pratchett which examines the topic of assisted suicide.|
|22 June||The last analogue television services are switched off in Scotland, making it the second part of the UK to have a fully digital service.|
|6 July - 20 July||Analogue signals are switched off in the Sudbury area.|
|8 July||The BBC has announced that Pam St. Clement is to leave EastEnders after 25 years.|
|10 July||ITV confirms it has sacked daytime presenters Kate Thornton and Zoe Tyler in a bid to boost flagging ratings for daytime show Loose Women|
|13 July||Rupert Murdoch announced that News Corporation was withdrawing its proposal to take full control of the subscription television broadcaster BSkyB, due to concerns over the phone hacking scandal.|
|3 August - 17 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Belmont and Olivers Mount areas.|
|10 August - 24 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Chesterfield and Sheffield areas.|
|11 August||BBC One airs a special edition of the political discussion show Question Time following the recent outbreak of rioting.|
|16 August||BBC Magazines agrees a £12m deal to sell the Radio Times – together with ten other titles – to Exponent, owner of thetrainline.com.|
|17 August - 31 August||Analogue signals are switched off in the Waltham area.|
|18 August||Celebrity Big Brother 2011 launches on Channel 5 marking the first ever series of Celebrity Big Brother to air on the channel.|
|18 August||The BBC airs a special edition of its Crimewatch programme aimed at identifying people involved in the 2011 England riots.|
|26 August||Channel 4 airs its last episode of Friends "The One Where Paul's the Man" after 16 years.|
|4 September||E4 airs its last episode of Friends, The Last One after 16 years.|
|7 September - 21 September||Analogue signals are switched off in the Fenton, Sutton Coldfield and Emley Moor areas.|
|8 September||Paddy Doherty wins Celebrity Big Brother 2011 and became Channel 5's first ever Celebrity Big Brother winner|
|9 September||Big Brother 2011 launches on Channel 5 marking the first ever series of Big Brother to air on the channel.|
|14 September||Cartoon Network launches in HD.|
|27 September||Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's keynote conference speech is blacked out for five minute after all media communications are lost by a power outage at the conference centre.|
|6 October -||BBC Director General Mark Thompson announces that BBC HD will close to be replaced by a high definition simulcast of BBC Two. This BBC Two HD will work much the same way as BBC One HD. This move allows the corporation to save £2.1 million, used to count towards their budget defecit following the freezing of the license fee and the additional financial responsibility of addition services.|
|18 October||ITV plc buys the Channel Islands franchise Channel Television from the Yattendon Group plc.|
|4 November||Jill Evans, a Welsh MEP is fined £575 after refusing to pay her TV licence fee in protest over changes to the Welsh-language channel S4C.|
|8 November||ITN confirms it has secured a five-year contract to resume production of 5 News from early 2012. The broadcaster lost the programme to Sky News in 2005. Part of the new deal will see the 7:00pm bulletin move to an earlier 6:30pm timeslot.|
|9 November - 23 November||Analogue signals are switched off in the Tacolneston area.|
|11 November||Aaron Allard-Morgan wins Big Brother 2011 and became Channel 5's first ever Big Brother winner|
|13 November||TV bosses are forced to apologise after the results of a phone vote for the previous evening's The X Factor appeared online before the lines had closed. The episode was also delayed for fifteen minutes by a technical glitch.|
|14 November||Coronation Street becomes the first prime time British television programme to use product placement after signing a deal with Nationwide Building Society. A Nationwide cash machine is seen in the episode.|
|16 November||Nick Hewer, one of Alan Sugar's advisers on The Apprentice is revealed as the latest host of Countdown. He will take over from outgoing presenter Jeff Stelling from January 2012.|
|19 November||Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC seeks leave to prosecute Sky News for contempt of court over its reporting of the kidnapping of Paul and Rachel Chandler after the channel allegedly breached an injunction preventing the disclosure of the couple's welfare.|
|1 December||The BBC has received over 31,000 complaints about comments made by Jeremy Clarkson on the previous evening's The One Show in which he said he would "execute" striking public sector workers.|
|7 December||Matthew Wright, host of The Wright Stuff, apologises for remarks he made on the 6 December edition of the show concerning a murder in the Western Isles.|
|1 January||Eric and Ernie on BBC Two|
|1 January||The Magicians on BBC One|
|2 January||Zen on BBC One|
|3 January||Stargazing Live on BBC Two|
|4 January||Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents on BBC Three|
|8 January||Match of the Day Kickabout on CBBC|
|8 January||Dick and Dom's Funny Business on CBBC|
|10 January||Episodes on BBC Two|
|13 January||Human Planet on BBC One|
|14 January||Fast and Loose on BBC Two|
|14 January||Sadie J on CBBC|
|17 January||Perfection on BBC Two|
|19 January||Hattie on BBC Four|
|19 January||Pixelface on CBBC|
|25 January||How TV Ruined Your Life on BBC Two|
|31 January||Rastamouse on CBeebies|
|3 February||Ultra Zionists on BBC Two|
|4 February||The Lock Up on BBC Three|
|5 February||All Over the Place on CBBC|
|7 February||Outcasts on BBC One|
|9 February||Madagascar on BBC Two|
|12 February||Secret Fortune on BBC One|
|14 February||The Sparticle Mystery on CBBC|
|20 February||South Riding on BBC One|
|21 February||Mrs. Brown's Boys on BBC One|
|22 February||Silk on BBC One|
|22 February||Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands on BBC Three|
|6 March||Wonders of the Universe on BBC Two|
|11 March||The British at Work on BBC Two|
|14 March||Twenty Twelve on BBC Four|
|19 March||Christopher and His Kind on BBC Two|
|22 March||White Van Man on BBC Three|
|29 March||See You in Court on BBC One|
|4 April||Justice on BBC One|
|5 April||Candy Cabs on BBC One|
|23 April||Don't Scare the Hare on BBC One|
|24 April||United on BBC Two|
|1 May||Exile on BBC One|
|4 May||Two Greedy Italians on BBC Two|
|5 May||The Shadow Line on BBC Two|
|8 May||Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend on BBC One|
|16 May||The Street That Cut Everything on BBC One|
|27 May||Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood on BBC Two|
|6 June||World's Craziest Fools on BBC Three|
|8 June||In with the Flynns on BBC One|
|18 June||Lee Mack's All Star Cast on BBC One|
|14 July||The Pranker on BBC Three|
|24 July||Sugartown on BBC One|
|20 August||Epic Win on BBC One|
|13 September||The Body Farm on BBC One|
|21 September||The Fades on BBC Three|
|26 September||Home Cooking Made Easy on BBC Two|
|1 October||I Want My Own Room on BBC Two|
|3 October||Dirty Tricks of the Tradesmen on BBC One|
|5 October||All Roads Lead Home on BBC Two|
|6 October||Hidden on BBC One|
|19 October||Holy Flying Circus on BBC Four|
|23 November||That's Britain! on BBC One|
|26 December||The Royal Bodyguard on BBC One|
|To be debuted||Room at the Top on BBC Four|
|5 January||Kidnap and Ransom on ITV1|
|7 January||Penn & Teller: Fool Us on ITV1|
|9 January||That Sunday Night Show on ITV1|
|3 February||Marchlands on ITV1|
|10 March||Monroe on ITV1|
|22 March||Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors on ITV4|
|16 April||Sing If You Can on ITV1|
|1 May||Vera on ITV1|
|6 June||Secret Dealers on ITV1|
|17 July||Born To Shine on ITV1|
|3 September||Red or Black? on ITV1|
|3 September||The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV1|
|26 September||There's No Taste Like Home on ITV1|
|22 November||The Adventurer's Guide To Britain on ITV1|
|2 January||Famous and Fearless on Channel 4|
|4 January||David Walliams' Awfully Good on Channel 4|
|5 January||Britain's Fattest Man on Channel 4|
|16 January||Comics Choice on Channel 4|
|18 January||Big Fat Gypsy Weddings on Channel 4|
|19 January||The Joy of Teen Sex on Channel 4|
|20 January||10 O'Clock Live on Channel 4|
|6 February||The Promise on Channel 4|
|6 February||The People's Supermarket on Channel 4|
|25 February||Friday Night Dinner on Channel 4|
|2 March||Jamie's Dream School on Channel 4|
|28 March||Fern on Channel 4|
|9 May||Made in Chelsea on E4|
|9 May||The Secret History of Eurovision on More4|
|11 May||24 Hours in A&E on Channel 4|
|24 May||Four Rooms on Channel 4|
|17 June||King Of... on Channel 4|
|27 June||Sirens on Channel 4|
|3 October||Random Acts on Channel 4|
|4 October||Mary Queen of Frocks on Channel 4|
|14 October||The Hunt for Tony Blair on Channel 4|
TBC The Hotel on Channel 4
|14 February||OK! TV on Channel 5|
|3 October||Celebrity Wish List on Channel 5|
|4 January||Louie Spence's Showbusiness on Sky1|
|7 February||Bedlam on Sky Living|
|10 February||Mad Dogs on Sky1|
|21 February||Ross Kemp: Extreme World on Sky1|
|27 February||Mud Men on History|
|31 March||The Runaway on Sky1|
|19 May||Al Murray's Compete for the Meat on Dave|
|30 May||Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask on Dave|
|17 June||Wall of Fame on Sky1|
|4 August||Trollied on Sky1|
|24 August||Mount Pleasant on Sky1|
|19 September||This is Jinsy on Sky Atlantic|
|22 September||Jo Brand's Big Splash on Dave|
|31 October||Matt Hatter Chronicles on Nicktoons UK|
|23 November||The Devil's Dinner Party on Sky Atlantic|
Channels: debuts, endings rebrandsEdit
|11 January||ITV1 +1|
|1 February||Sky Atlantic|
|Sky Atlantic HD|
|7 April||Sony Entertainment Television|
|15 June||Argos TV|
|31 January||Channel One|
|1 February||MTV Shows|
|7 April||Film 24|
|Date||Old Name||New Name|
|1 January||Rocks TV||Gems TV Extra|
|1 February||Living||Sky Living|
|Living Loves||Sky Living Loves|
|Sky Box Office||Sky Movies Box Office|
|14 February||Five||Channel 5|
|28 February||Sky3||Pick TV|
|26 April||Lava||Greatest Hits TV|
|7 May||Playhouse Disney||Disney Junior|
Changes of network affiliationEdit
|Show||Moved from||Moved to|
|The Ricky Gervais Show (First Run Rights)||Channel 4||E4|
|Big Brother||Channel 4||Channel 5|
|Beyblade: Metal Fusion||Channel 5||CITV|
|Top of the Pops 2||Yesterday||Dave|
|Art Attack||CITV||Disney Junior|
|Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids||CITV||Nickelodeon|
|The Weakest Link (Daytime version)||BBC One||BBC Two|
|Pointless||BBC Two||BBC One|
|QI||BBC One||BBC Two|
|Friends||Channel 4 and E4||Comedy Central|
Returning this year after a break of one year or longerEdit
|Programme||Date(s) of original removal||Original channel(s)||Date of return||New channel(s)|
|Celebrity Big Brother||27 January 2010||Channel 4||18 August 2011||Channel 5|
|Big Brother||10 September 2010||Channel 4||9 September 2011||Channel 5|
|Absolutely Fabulous||7 November 1996|
25 December 2004
|BBC One||25 December 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|Art Attack||13 July 2007||CITV||6 June 2011||Disney Junior|
|Born to Be Different||2004|
13 September 2007
5 May 2009
|Channel 4||9 June 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|Young Dracula||8 February 2008||CBBC||31 October 2011||N/A (Same channel as original)|
|The Sky at Night||(1957–present)|
|Points of View||(1961–present}|
|Songs of Praise||(1961–present)|
|University Challenge||(1962–1987, 1994–present)|
|Doctor Who||(1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present)|
|Match of the Day||(1964–present)|
|The Money Programme||(1966–present)|
|A Question of Sport||(1970–present)|
|The Film programme||(1971–present)|
|Upstairs, Downstairs||(1971–1975, 2010–present)|
|ITV News at 6:30||(1976–present)|
|Top Gear||(1977–2001, 2002–present)|
|Family Fortunes||(1980–1985, 1987–2002, 2006–present)|
|Postman Pat||(1981, 1991, 1996, 2004–present)|
|Thomas & Friends||(1984–present)|
|Fireman Sam||(1987–1994, 2005–present)|
|Home and Away||(1988–present)|
|Red Dwarf||(1988–1999, 2009–Present)|
|Have I Got News for You||(1990–present)|
|BBC World News||(1991–present)|
|Junior MasterChef||(1994, 2010-present)|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||(1996–present)|
|Bob the Builder||(1998–present)|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||(1998–present)|
|Bremner, Bird and Fortune||(1999–present)|
|A Life of Grime||(1999-present)|
|Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||(2000–2007, 2011–present)|
|Big Brother||(2000–2010, 2011–present)|
|A Place in the Sun||(2000–present)|
|Waking the Dead||(2000–2011)|
|The Weakest Link||(2000–2012)|
|The Wright Stuff||(2000–present)|
|Celebrity Big Brother||(2001–2002, 2005–2007, 2009–present)|
|BBC South East Today||(2001–present)|
|Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps||(2001–2011)|
|Cash in the Attic||(2002–present)|
|Escape to the Country||(2002–present)|
|Harry Hill's TV Burp||(2002–2012)|
|I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||(2002–present)|
|In It to Win It||(2002–present)|
|The Story Makers||(2002–present)|
|The Daily Politics||(2003–present)|
|Grumpy Old Men||(2003-present)|
|Homes Under the Hammer||(2003-present)|
|The Politics Show||(2003–present)|
|10 Years Younger||(2004-present)|
|60 Minute Makeover||(2004-present)|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||(2004-present)|
|The Big Fat Quiz of the Year||(2004-present)|
|The Culture Show||(2004-present)|
|The Gadget Show||(2004-present)|
|Live at the Apollo||(2004-present)|
|Match of the Day 2||(2004-present)|
|Strictly Come Dancing||(2004–present)|
|Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two||(2004-present)|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||(2004-present)|
|The X Factor||(2004–present)|
|8 out of 10 Cats||(2005–present)|
|The Adventure Show||(2005-present)|
|The Andrew Marr Show||(2005–present)|
|The Biggest Loser||(2005–present)|
|Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model||(2005-present)|
|Coach Trip||(2005–2006, 2009–present)|
|Come Dine with Me||(2005-present)|
|Deal or No Deal||(2005-present)|
|Doctor Who Confidential||(2005-2011)|
|The F Word||(2005-present)|
|Fifi and the Flowertots||(2005-present)|
|The Hotel Inspector||(2005-present)|
|The Jeremy Kyle Show||(2005-present)|
|Ladette to Lady||(2005-present)|
|Mock the Week||(2005–present)|
|The Thick of It||(2005-present)|
|The Album Chart Show||(2006-present)|
|The Apprentice: You're Fired!||(2006-present)|
|Banged Up Abroad||(2006-present)|
|Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe||(2006-present)|
|Dancing on Ice||(2006–present)|
|Dickinson's Real Deal||(2006-present)|
|Don't Get Done, Get Dom||(2006-present)|
|How to Look Good Naked||(2006-present)|
|The IT Crowd||(2006-present)|
|The Large Family||(2006-present)|
|Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies||(2006-present)|
|That Mitchell and Webb Look||(2006–present)|
|Most Annoying People||(2006-present)|
|The One Show||(2006-present)|
|People & Power||(2006-present)|
|The Real Hustle||(2006-present)|
|Something for the Weekend||(2006-present)|
|That Mitchell and Webb Look||(2006-present)|
|Wild at Heart||(2006-present)|
|The Alan Titchmarsh Show||(2007-present)|
|The Armstrong and Miller Show||(2007-present)|
|The Big Questions||(2007-present)|
|Britain's Best Dish||(2007-present)|
|Britain's Got Talent||(2007–present)|
|Coming of Age||(2007–2011)|
|Diddy Dick and Dom||(2007-present)|
|Don't Tell the Bride||(2007-present)|
|Escape from Scorpion Island||(2007-present)|
|The Graham Norton Show||(2007-present)|
|Harry & Paul||(2007-present)|
|Inspector George Gently||(2007-present)|
|An Island Parish||(2007-present)|
|Jeff Randall Live||(2007-present)|
|Mary Queen of Shops||(2007-present)|
|The Real MacKay||(2007-present)|
|The Sarah Jane Adventures||(2007–2011)|
|Secret Diary of a Call Girl||(2007-2011)|
|Wanted Down Under||(2007-present)|
|What the Dickens||(2007-present)|
|Who Dares Wins||(2007-present)|
|Would I Lie To You?||(2007–present)|
|Are You an Egghead?||(2008-present)|
|Basil's Swap Shop||(2008-present)|
|Battle of the Brains||(2008-present)|
|Big & Small||(2008-present)|
|Chinese Food Made Easy||(2008-present)|
|Chop Socky Chooks||(2008-present)|
|Country House Rescue||(2008-present)|
|Famous 5: On the Case||(2008-present)|
|Gimme a Break||(2008-present)|
|The Hot Desk||(2008-present)|
|It Pays to Watch!||(2008-present)|
|Lark Rise to Candleford||(2008–2011)|
|The Live Desk||(2008-present)|
|Marvo the Wonder Chicken||(2008-present)|
|Nightwatch with Steve Scott||(2008-present)|
|Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is||(2008-2011)|
|Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections||(2008-present)|
|Rory and Paddy's Great British Adventure||(2008-present)|
|Snog Marry Avoid||(2008-present)|
|Supersize vs Superskinny||(2008-present)|
|UK Border Force||(2008-present)|
|Wogan's Perfect Recall||(2008-present)|
|The World's Strictest Parents||(2008-present)|
|Alan Carr: Chatty Man||(2009-present)|
|Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps||(2009–present)|
|Bang Goes the Theory||(2009-present)|
|Chris Moyles' Quiz Night||(2009-present)|
|Dating in the Dark||(2009-present)|
|Don't Get Screwed||(2009-present)|
|Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions||(2009-present)|
|Fern Britton Meets...||(2009-present)|
|The Football League Show||(2009-present)|
|Grow Your Own Drugs||(2009-present)|
|How the Other Half Live||(2009-present)|
|I Can Cook||(2009-present)|
|The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson||(2009-present)|
|Inside Nature's Giants||(2009-present)|
|Law & Order: UK||(2009-present)|
|The Legend of Dick and Dom||(2009-present)|
|Let's Dance for Comic Relief||(2009-present)|
|Life of Riley||(2009-2011)|
|Little Howard's Big Question||(2009-present)|
|Live from Studio Five||(2009–2011)|
|Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow||(2009-present)|
|Newswipe with Charlie Brooker||(2009-present)|
|The Old Guys||(2009-present)|
|Peter Andre: The Next Chapter||(2009-present)|
|Piers Morgan's Life Stories||(2009-present)|
|A Question of Genius||(2009-present)|
|Russell Howard's Good News||(2009–present)|
|School of Comedy||(2009-present)|
|Sea Patrol UK||(2009-present)|
|Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle||(2009-present)|
|STV News at Six||(2009-present)|
|Tonight's the Night||(2009-present)|
|Ty Pennington's Great British Adventure||(2009-present)|
|Walk on the Wild Side||(2009-present)|
|We Need Answers||(2009-present)|
|You Have Been Watching||(2009-present)|
|Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum||(2009-present)|
Ending this yearEdit
- ↑ Halliday, Josh (5 January 2011). "ITV News banned from Joanna Yeates press conference". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/05/itv-news-joanna-yeates-investigation. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- ↑ McAthy, Rachel (7 January 2011). "Sun offers £50000 reward in Joanna Yeates case". Journalism.co.uk. http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/sun-offers--50000-reward-in-joanna-yeates-case/s2/a542204/. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- ↑ McCorkell, Andy; Johnson, Andrew (9 January 2011). "How 'EastEnders' lost the plot over cot death". The Independent on Sunday (Independent Print Limited). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/how-eastenders-lost-the-plot-over-cot-death-2179755.html. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- ↑ Anthony, Andrew (9 January 2011). "The Archers and EastEnders: why are fans making such a fuss?". The Observer (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/jan/09/bbc-the-archers-eastenders. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- ↑ Gibson, Owen (26 January 2011). "Andy Gray sacked but pressure on Sky to remove Richard Keys". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jan/26/andy-gray-richard-keys. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- ↑ "Richard Keys resigns from Sky after sexist remarks". BBC Sport (BBC). 26 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9376139.stm. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- ↑ Watt, Nicholas; Robinson, James (2 February 2011). "BBC editor Craig Oliver replaces Andy Coulson as No 10 communications chief". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/feb/02/craig-oliver-andy-coulson-no-10-communications-chief. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- ↑ "BBC defends 'Top Gear' joke". Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). 4 February 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2011. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0204/breaking23.html. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- ↑ "Product placement ban on British TV lifted". BBC News (BBC). 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12593061. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- ↑ Barnett, Emma (28 February 2011). "TV product placement makes a typically English debut". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/media/8352449/TV-product-placement-makes-a-typically-English-debut.html#. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- ↑ Singh, Anita (23 February 2011\accessdate= 28 February 2011). "TV films to be interrupted by 12 minutes of adverts". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8341764/TV-films-to-be-interrupted-by-12-minutes-of-adverts.html#.
- ↑ "Rupert Murdoch to sell Sky News for takeover approval". BBC News (BBC). 2 March 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12627703. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
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