It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since we last saw Julie Hesmondhalgh on our Coronation Street screens, but maybe we could be about to see a lot more of her.
Fans of the hit ITV soap will know that Julie played Hayley Cropper, the much loved knicker-stitcher and devoted wife of cafe owner Roy, up until January last year when a terminal cancer diagnosis resulted in her making the brave decision to end her own life. Read more & comment »
Ever since the rebirth of Doctor Who, fans have been pondering over the prospect of a new movie – And now Russell T Davies has said he would like to make that happen.
The former show runner of the hit BBC family sci-fi series has revealed that he would be very interested in penning a new feature length film in a bid to let the show take a “big leap!” Read more & comment »
The shortlist for this year’s National Television Awards nominations has been revealed, and there are quite a few surprises.
The most notable snub seems to be for Peter Capaldi, the new Doctor Who, who has not been given the nod in the Best Drama Performance category, despite the show being up for Best Drama, and despite the tradition of each Time Lord being up for the Best Performance gong. Read more & comment »
When it was first revealed that the twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who would be played by Scottish Thick Of It star Peter Capaldi, not many doubted this was a great decision on the part of the show’s bosses…
And what made it even more appropriate was just how humbled Capaldi seemed to be at being appointed into the role, particularly as he has often been so full of praise for his predecessors Matt Smith and David Tennant. Read more & comment »
Considering he uses some of the most sophisticated time travelling equipment known to man (and alien) in Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi has revealed that in real life he is a bit of a technophobe!
The current Time Lord has admitted in a recent interview with Radio Times that he is so far behind modern technology that even his family steer clear of anything even slightly technical for gifts for him. Read more & comment »
Although I wouldn’t class myself as a Doctor Who fan I’ve always made time to watch the Christmas special as they’ve often offered a bit of festive escapism. I was particularly excited for this year’s festive offering as I rather enjoyed the most recent series thanks in no small part to the performance by Peter Capaldi. While Capaldi was great as always, I found Steven Moffatt’s story to be rather dark and, were it not for the appearance of Santa Claus, I’d question whether it should be shown on Christmas Day at all.
Following the news that Doctor Who has just signed the first female writer in six years for the next series, Steven Moffat has spoken out claiming that the lack of female cast and crew isn’t the show’s fault!
Of course we never really thought that it was, after all last series we saw a female director, Rachel Talalay, not only helming two episodes, but the most important two of the series. Read more & comment »
You can take the Doctor out of the Tardis, but it would seem you can’t take The Time Lord out of the actor!
David Tennant is arguably one of the finest actors in this country, and not just because of his unforgettable stint playing the Tenth Doctor Who – He has gone on to many a great role since those days. Read more & comment »
Just when Doctor Who fans thought they had seen the last of Christopher Eccleston, Rose Tyler and Jack Harness they are all about to make a comeback… in comic form!
Titan Publishing, for the first time since it took over the production of the Doctor Who comic range, are bringing back the 9th Doctor, his companion and Captain Jack Harness for a new five-part miniseries. Read more & comment »
As if the Doctor Who Christmas Specialwasn’t exciting enough, now show runner Steven Moffat has revealed that the episode will include a nod to another huge fantasy series.
The series in question is Game of Thrones which, as we have previously reported, will be showing a marathon screening on Sky Atlantic over the festive period, showing every episode from the four series so far from start to finish. Read more & comment »
As we have already reported the festive special ‘Last Christmas’ is set to feature the big fat man in a red suit himself, as well as more special guest stars than you can shake a stick at, and now we have been told about another guest appearance; this time, it’s in the form of a new monster species called the Dream Crabs! Read more & comment »