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2008-08-29 00:00:27

Known as the master of nostalgic comedy, Richard Digance has been chosen to kick off the new autumn/winter season at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln.

2008-08-26 18:00:34

By mark BRITTAIN FAREWELL, shortly, also to Carol Vorderman. Channel 4 has just launched its search for a new man or woman to fill the TV presenter's fragrant shoes.

2008-08-21 12:01:06

By SHERNA NOAH Channel 4 has kick-started its search for a new Carol Vorderman - announcing it was looking for a man or woman to fill her shoes.

2008-07-31 15:00:41

The future of Channel 4 show Countdown has been thrown into doubt after the businessman who owns the rights to the quiz threatened to pull the plug. Over the weekend, presenter Carol Vorderman claimed she quit because she was told to take or leave a 90% pay cut.

2008-07-31 15:00:41

THE future of Channel 4 show Countdown has been thrown into doubt after the businessman who owns the rights to the quiz threatened to pull the plug. Over the weekend presenter Carol Vorderman claimed she quit because she was asked to take a 90% pay cut.

2008-07-29 18:00:35

By Carol Vorderman THE future of Channel 4 show Countdown has been thrown into doubt as the businessman who owns the rights to the quiz has threatened to pull the plug. Over the weekend presenter Carol Vorderman claimed she quit because she was told to take or leave a 90% pay cut.

2008-07-29 00:00:00

Television presenter Carol Vorderman has spoken of her shock at being forced out of the programme that she loved. The maths genius, who lives in Portishead, quit Countdown after 26 years after TV bosses told her to take or leave a 90 per cent pay cut and gave her just 48 hours to decide.

2008-07-28 18:00:28

BELGIAN businessman Marcel Stellman who owns the rights to Channel 4 show Countdown has threatened to pull the plug over the treatment of presenter Carol Vorderman. She claims she quit because she was told to take or leave a 90% pay cut. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo.

2008-07-28 18:00:28

COUNTDOWN presenter Carol Vorderman will be a "true professional" when she returns to filming despite the bitter row which prompted her to quit, her manager said. Vorderman announced on Friday that she was leaving the show and claimed it was because she was told to take a 90% pay cut.

2008-07-28 09:01:08

MICK JAGGER officially hits pension age today, when he reaches the grand old age of 65. But the Rolling Stone, who famously "can't get no satisfaction," shows no sign of slowing down in his twilight years.


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