38 years in the making, Doctor Who “Shada” is completed!

Too many early Doctor Who episodes have, sadly, been lost over the years. Some have been found in garages, some have never surfaced. One such serial, “Shada”, was technically not lost but rather never finished. The Tom Baker serial, which was designed to be the final serial of the 1979-80 season, was never finished due to a […]

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A deep dive analysis of Jodie Whitaker’s new Time Lord outfit

Ever since the 2005 revival of Doctor Who when Christopher Eccleston took the keys to the TARDIS as the 9th incarnation of The Doctor, I have followed with great interest how time pretty much stops like in The Day The Earth Stood Still when a new Doctor or companion is announced. I’m sure it was similar with Doctors […]

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Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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Mary Berry getting the Bake-Off band back together this Christmas

While it might be a bit like the Beatles reuniting without Ringo Starr, at long last, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are getting the Bake Off band back together for a one-off Christmas special. For those that have been in denial since Paul Hollywood, the fourth member of the band packed up his tent […]

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Are we about to say goodbye to the greatness of ‘W1A’?

When you’re the BBC, you faced with having to make endless monumental decisions on an hourly basis. This is no more painfully evident than in what could be the final episode ever of W1A as it seems there’s only one BBC bike and Amanda Holden is not going to be riding it. David Tennant, once again, brilliantly narrates […]

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‘Little Women’ — the first look at a PBS/BBC ‘Masterpiece’

Time to clear some space on your DVRs for mid-2018 as Harry Potter star Michael Gambon is set to star alongside Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury’s in the BBC/PBS television adaptation of the much-loved novel Little Women. Adapted by Call the Midwife creator/writer, Heidi Thomas, Little Women is set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War. The story follows the lives of […]

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Could Miranda possibly “what we call”…return?

Thanks to a bit of a recent nudge from Tom Ellis, a.k.a. Gary Preston, the brilliant mind palace of Miranda Hart has begun to consider bringing back her semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda. Originally conceived as a BBC Radio 2 comedy series Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop in 2008, the BBC2 (then BBC1) series ran for three series from 2009-2015. Ellis, who […]

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Royston Vasey says ‘buy local’ as League of Gentleman set to re-open

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just shy of 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in the sleepy little village of Royston Vasey, the setting for the brilliant but darkest of dark comedies, The League of Gentlemen. Proving that you ‘can go home again’, the League will get back together this […]

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