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<div class="square" style="float:right">[[File:Square a question of sport.jpg|A Question of Sport]]</div>16 February '''A Question of Sport to tour'''<br/>[[A Question of Sport]] is to mark its 40th anniversary year by going out on tour. It follows in the footsteps of shows as diverse as [[I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue]], [[Who Wants to be a Millionaire]] and [[Dancing on Ice]] which have cashed in on their popularity with non-broadcast variants. Host [[Sue Barker]] and team captains Matt Dawson and [[Phil Tufnell]] are all signed up to take part in the 15-date tour.<br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[File:Square monkey.jpg|Noel Edmonds]]</div>15 February '''Beat the Monkey to make Noel Feel Good?'''<br/>[[Noel Edmonds]] has set up a new company, Feel Good Television, and is currently touting a number of potential formats. Feel Good will concentrate on exploiting format rights and will contract production out to other companies. Among the formats being shopped around are valuation game ''Bank It or Bin It'', which recently filmed a pilot, and the headline-grabbing ''Beat the Monkey'', in which questions will be selected by a monkey in recorded inserts. <br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:right">[[File:Square scorpion island.jpg|Escape From Scorprion Island]]</div>13 February '''CBBC cleans up at KidScreen Awards'''<br/>[[Escape from Scorpion Island]] has been honoured as Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series at the inaugural KidScreen Awards. It was one of five trophies picked up by CBBC at the awards, which aim to recognise engaging and entertaining children's TV from around the world.<br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square sun sea bargain spotting.jpg|Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting]]</div>30 November '''BBC Trust rules against Reef'''<br/>The BBC Trust has published the findings of its investigation into allegations of fakery against [[Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting]]. It found that Reef Television were in breach of BBC guidelines in allowing production staff to pose as members of the public, allowing staff to purchase items off-screen, and restaging events without the original participants. The Trust identified incidents across all five broadcast series of the show. Similar breaches were also found in other Reef productions, ''Trash to Cash'' and [[Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is]]. In some incidents, the outcome of the programme was affected. The affected programmes will not be repeated, however following the investigation, the BBC Executive has announced that it "is now satisfied that the company has compliance procedures and training of an appropriate standard" and the company's supension has been lifted.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square sun sea bargain spotting.jpg|Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting]]</div>30 November '''BBC Trust rules against Reef'''<br/>The BBC Trust has published the findings of its investigation into allegations of fakery against [[Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting]]. It found that Reef Television were in breach of BBC guidelines in allowing production staff to pose as members of the public, allowing staff to purchase items off-screen, and restaging events without the original participants. The Trust identified incidents across all five broadcast series of the show. Similar breaches were also found in other Reef productions, ''Trash to Cash'' and [[Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is]]. In some incidents, the outcome of the programme was affected. The affected programmes will not be repeated, however following the investigation, the BBC Executive has announced that it "is now satisfied that the company has compliance procedures and training of an appropriate standard" and the company's supension has been lifted.<br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:right">[[Image:Square Argumental sergeant.jpg|Argumental]]</div>10 November '''Auntie gets Argumental'''<br/>BBC Two is to trial the Dave-commisioned comedy debating show [[Argumental]]. It is the first time the BBC has picked up an entertainment show from the UKTV network. <br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:right">[[Image:Square Argumental sergeant.jpg|Argumental]]</div>10 November '''Auntie gets Argumental'''<br/>BBC Two is to trial the Dave-commisioned comedy debating show [[Argumental]]. It is the first time the BBC has picked up an entertainment show from the UKTV network. <br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square Alan Sugar.jpg|The Apprentice]]</div>10 November '''Apprentice put back to summer'''<br/>The BBC has confirmed that the 2010 series of [[The Apprentice]] will be moved from its usual March starting date to the summer. The move was recommended by the BBC Trust in July, due to concerns that Alan Sugar's position as a government advisor could cause a breach of impartiality rules if the series, currently filming, were aired during a general election campaign. The ''Junior Apprentice'' spin-off will also be delayed.<br/><br/>

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A Question of Sport
16 February A Question of Sport to tour
A Question of Sport is to mark its 40th anniversary year by going out on tour. It follows in the footsteps of shows as diverse as I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Dancing on Ice which have cashed in on their popularity with non-broadcast variants. Host Sue Barker and team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are all signed up to take part in the 15-date tour.

Noel Edmonds
15 February Beat the Monkey to make Noel Feel Good?
Noel Edmonds has set up a new company, Feel Good Television, and is currently touting a number of potential formats. Feel Good will concentrate on exploiting format rights and will contract production out to other companies. Among the formats being shopped around are valuation game Bank It or Bin It, which recently filmed a pilot, and the headline-grabbing Beat the Monkey, in which questions will be selected by a monkey in recorded inserts.

Escape From Scorprion Island
13 February CBBC cleans up at KidScreen Awards
Escape from Scorpion Island has been honoured as Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series at the inaugural KidScreen Awards. It was one of five trophies picked up by CBBC at the awards, which aim to recognise engaging and entertaining children's TV from around the world.

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