Latest Richard and Judy Stories

2008-08-25 15:00:42

By CAROLYN CHURCHILL IT was the end of an era for daytime TV. Richard and Judy yesterday broadcast their final terrestrial show, 20 years after they became household names and seven years after they moved to Channel 4. The couple, who will now host a 60-minute primetime show on digital channel UKTV, first started working together on Granada TV in 1982 and went on to pioneer the daytime format with their debut on This Morning six years later. While some argue their style of programming...

2008-08-24 03:00:17

CHAT show queen Judy Finnegan yesterday revealed she would have quit TV years ago if it was not for husband Richard Madeley. The couple, right were at the Edinburgh TV festival the day after their final Channel 4 show. They are to front a new show for digital station UKTV. But Judy said: "If I hadn't been working with Richard all these years I would no longer be working in television. "My family comes miles ahead of my career." Meanwhile, the Scot taking over as executive producer of...

2008-08-24 00:00:24

By Senay Boztas As the husband-and-wife team leave their successful Channel 4 slot to go digital, the couple reflect on the future of the talk show. By Senay Boztas Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan mourned the passing of their terrestrial TV career yesterday with a swansong at the Edinburgh Festival. The couple said that their type of talk show had been made redundant by comedy hosts, gladiatorial interviewers and "manipulative" reality television series. The couple, whose seven-year...

2008-08-23 09:00:35

By Stephen McGinty THE sofa has been shunted into the removal van and the Ali G costume packed in a trunk. Richard and Judy, the golden couple of daytime TV, yesterday bade farewell to terrestrial television. No longer will those viewers still restricted to a choice of five channels be able to enjoy the mangled sentences of Richard Madeley and the embarrassed looks of his wife, Judy Finnigan. Instead, they will have to upgrade their service and track them down on UKTV's digital service....

2008-07-08 03:00:14

By Donnelly, Alison UKTV will follow up last year's successful rebrand of its UKTV G2 channel as Dave with a complete refresh of its remaining portfolio and the creation of an additional channel. The broadcaster, which is a joint venture between BBC and Virgin Media, plans to drop the UKTV prefix from the channel branding of its factual and lifestyle services, UKTV History, UKTV Documentaries, UKTV Style, UKTV People, UKTV Food and UKTV Gardens as part of the rebrand. The additional...

2008-06-27 06:02:35

By Donnelly, Alison UKTV is hoping to replicate the success of its male-focused Dave TV channel by relaunching UKTV Gold this summer as a female- oriented station. The broadcaster has already lined up Richard and Judy to host the anchor show on the channel, which has yet to be named. It is also talking to media agencies. The relaunch forms part of a broader strategy by the broadcaster, which is owned by BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media. It also plans to overhaul a number of its other...

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