And Finally, Sir Trevor's Back

by | 23 October 2007
0
0

Sir Trevor McDonald is to return to UK TV screens next year, with ITV planning to restore its damaged reputation by resurrecting News At Ten, reports claim.

It is thought the 68-year-old newsreader has been tempted out of retirement to co-host the bulletin with Sky News presenter Julie Etchingham.

The flagship news show was axed in 1999 as ITV bosses wanted to screen uninterrupted dramas and blockbuster films but with the scheduling of the replacement bulletin frequently changed, the show was dubbed 'News At When'.

It returned in 2001 but was cancelled again three years later, moving to a 22:30 slot, in which it is currently presented by Mark Austin, Alistair Stewart and James Mates.

Sir Michael Grade, ITV executive chairman, called the original 1999 cancellation of News At Ten "a shocking mistake" earlier this year.

The decision "damaged ITV more than anything", he claimed.

"How we put that right we shall see. It's a highly competitive environment and the effect of any changes is dissipated by advance notice," Sir Michael said in March.

Sir Trevor retired as a newsreader in 2005 after 32 years of service with ITN, yet continues to present Tonight with Trevor McDonald as well as satirical comedy programme News Knight.

An ITV spokesperson was unavailable for comment.


23/10/2007 09:45:13


Contactmusic
0
0
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films of 2014

There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke...

Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films of 2014
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All