The whole nation is on the edge of their seats waiting for the new series of Sherlock to hit our screens, so we were all delighted when it was earlier reported that this would be happening in September.
Fans have followed the progress of the third series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the title role in the BBC modern day twist on the original novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, since filming began a few months ago after a two year break since series 2, so were all thrilled that we may only have to wait a few more months to see all the action. Read more & comment »
With the filming of the much-anticipated third series of BBC hit detective series, Sherlock, about to begin, the shows main star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role of Sherlock, has confirmed that both he, and his co-star Martin Freeman, who plays his on-screen sidekick Dr Watson, have signed up for a fourth series too!
This news will be well received amongst die-hard Sherlock fans after we were kept guessing until the eleventh hour as to whether Cumberbatch, who has also just been filming for the new Star Trek movie, and Freeman, who has been filming The Hobbit, would even return for the new series due to hit our screens later this year. Read more & comment »
Doctor Who bosses have revealed that the Time Lord will come up against a familiar enemy this year – The Ice Warriors!
Fans of Doctor Who can expect many a surprise from the hit BBC family sci-fi entertainment show in this it’s 50th anniversary year, with many returning characters popping up to help with the celebrations. Read more & comment »
In the run up to the much-anticipated 50th anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who, Reece Shearsmith has been announced as joining the cast of the 2 hour BBC2 biopic telling the story of how the show became, An Adventure In Space And Time.
Doctor Who has been entertaining families across the UK for nearly half a century, and to mark this magnificent occasion its writer, Mark Gatiss has penned a special 2-hour docu-film bringing the shows creation to life. Read more & comment »
To mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who BBC Two are treating us to a special docu-drama called An Adventure In Space And Time, showing the making of the phenomenal BBC sci-fi series that has kept out families entertained for half a century, and the genius behind the show, Mark Gatiss, says it has been ten years in the making!
Mark Gattis, who has written this one-off BBC Two documentary in honour of the massive landmark the show is about to achieve, revealed in a recent Radio Times that the idea behind An Adventure In Space And Time, was originally created to mark Doctor Who’s 40th anniversary! Read more & comment »
Fans of the spectacularly amazing BBC drama series, Sherlock, will be happy to know that both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have signed up for the third series when it starts filming in the New Year.
Both Cumberbatch, who plays the title role of Sherlock, and Freeman, who plays his sidekick Watson in the hit show, have become very sought after British exports following the success of the first two series of the modern day twist on the novels penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, so there had been fears that either or both might bow out of the show due to other commitments, especially given the time span between the second and third series. Read more & comment »
Fans of Doctor Who will surely be delighted to hear that writer Mark Gatiss is penning a drama that will relay the show’s origins, its creation and the subsequent global success that the show has enjoyed for five decades.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Mark wrote, “‘One day, I shall come back’. Thrilled to announce I’m writing a long-cherished drama about the creation of Doctor Who!”
To be entitled, An Adventure in Space and Time, the drama will go all the way back to 1963 when the show was first conceived.
It seems that the 90-minute film will also reveal how the very first Time Lord, William Hartnell, became “A hero to millions of children.”
Of the drama, Gatiss added, “I’ve wanted to tell this story this for more years than I can remember! Read more & comment »
The genius behind the hit BBC drama, Sherlock, has revealed his delight at the shows 13 nominations for this years Emmy Awards.
Steven Moffat, who is also the brains behind Doctor Who, has been very vocal about an American remake of Sherlock saying that he thought it would embarrass the legacy his show has created, took to social networking site, Twitter, to make his feeling known with regards to the US award nominations, as well as paying tribute to the shows director, Paul McGuigan. Read more & comment »
Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss – who of course also stars in the show as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes – has told the PA that when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth turns up alive and well in series three, his evidently not so faithful sidekick Dr Watson will probably utter “a stream of terrible swear words.”
As fans of the BBC drama will know, at the end of series two, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) fell to what was presumed to be his death, however, Gatiss says that bringing the detective back was what Conan Doyle originally planned for him in his tale entitled The Adventure of the Empty House.
And of Watson’s (Martin Freeman) angry reaction to Sherlock’s survival, Gatiss said, “I always found it a little unlikely Dr Watson’s reaction was to faint – as opposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words…” Read more & comment »
As you’re well aware, Being Human fans, the fourth series finale is upon us. But before the curtain falls on what’s been an amazing series, those lovely folks over at Being Human have released a final teaser video – showing the Oldest of The Old Ones, Mr. Snow (aka Mark Gatiss) talking to his werewolf henchman, Milo.
Stars have started paying tributes to Doctor Who’ star Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away last night.
The 63-year-old actress died after a protracted battle with cancer, leaving behind husband Brian Miller and their 26-year-old daughter Sadie. The star shot to fame as assistant Sarah Jane Smith in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who from 1973 to 1976 alongside Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. She later went on to star in CBBC spinoff show The Sarah Jane Chronicles.
‘Doctor Who’ writer and creator of ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ spin-off show – which Elisabeth also starred in – Russell T Davies led the tributes, saying: “I absolutely loved Lis. She was funny and cheeky and clever and just simply wonderful.”
Mark Gatiss has revealed which stories have inspired the second series of Sherlock.
The co-creator of the hit BBC drama was speaking at the Kapow convention, he confirmed the scripts will be loosely based on ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (the first Sherlock Holmes short story), ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (the thrid Sherlock novel) and ‘The Final Problem’ (a short story featured in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes).
“Having had a successful first run, we knew that the natural order would be to do the three most famous things, so we’re doing a version of [the three stories]”