Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 29 March 2015.

Terrifying death threat to BBC's director-general after firing of Jeremy Clarkson.
Round the clock bodyguards dispatched to home of BBC's boss Tony Hall in London after Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) is sacked.
Top Gear says in a statement the dumping of Jeremy Clarkson leaves "a big, big hole to fill".
Meanwhile BBC camera crew members say they're all tired and hungry due to the BBC's inadequate food allowance "but we don't hit people" like Jeremy Clarkson.

4 of the 6 SABC board members who opposed Hlaudi Moetsoeneng at the SABC now fired.
The Sunday Times reports that Krish Naidoo, Vusi Mavuso, Rachel Kalidass, Ronnie Lubisi opposed the permanent appointment of the famously matricless Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operating officer.
Hope Zinde was fired two weeks ago and Bongani Khumalo resigned in January from the SABC board which remains in mired in chaos and instability.

Dermot O'Leary done with The X Factor UK.
The presenter is done with the British version of the talent TV show after 8 years.

Dawn Matthews is done with soap Scandal!
Actress leaving the role of Shakira after a decade to go to America with husband Charlie Sapadin.

Give us more real women on British television.
In an extensive report done by the BBC, viewers tell the British public broadcaster they want more "real" women and less "scantily clad females in reality shows".

That rumour about a new Star Trek TV show is false.
Star Trek: Federation as a new TV series is a rehashed old story of a pitch from a decade ago.