Coming to a TV near you…

The Groan have got the skinny on the Beeb’s plans for its autumn schedules…

BBC1 has secured a series of interviews with former prime minister Tony Blair in which he will look back over the major events of his 10-years in office.

In what the BBC has billed as a “number of open and candid” interviews, Mr Blair will talk about his experiences in Number 10 as well as the “challenges of governing a democracy”.

The series, which will be made by independent production company Juniper, will be made along the lines of previous series such as The Major Years and The Thatcher Years, and will see Mr Blair and other political players reflect on his time in office.

All of which, one suspects, will be of considerably less interest to most people than this item from later in the same article:

Four classic fairy tales, made popular by The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and Charles Perrault, will be given a modern take by Cutting It writer Debbie Horsfield.

Denise Van Outen stars in The Empress’s New Clothes…

  • Simon C

    I work for a couple of TV magazines and I keep tripping across more and more details of that fairytales thing and, to be charitable, it sounds like a huge pile of utter fucking cack. With James Nesbitt in it.

  • I expect it will be, but for the time being lets just leave people with the thought of Denise Van Outen in the Empress’s New Clothes and let their imaginations run wild…

    …it’ll probably be more entertaining that the actual programme.