Peter Capaldi opens the TARDIS door to make way for 13th Doctor

There is no joy in Mudville tonight as Peter Capaldi has revealed that he is leaving Doctor Who at the end of series 10 which begins in April of this year. The actor confirmed his plans Monday on BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley program, An Evening in with Peter Capaldi with the news that the 2017 […]

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How can you NOT love Peter Capaldi as…The Doctor!

When it was originally announced that Peter Capaldi would become the Twelfth Doctor taking over for Matt Smith in 2014, there were those that raised more than a few eyebrows. Many of those who wondered whether or not this was the right choice only knew Capaldi from his more recent roles in either The Hour […]

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Psycho 'prequel', Bates Motel, gets a British touch

When the upcoming A&E Psycho ‘prequel’ series, The Bates Motel, premieres in 2013, it will have a decidedly British look to it. While American born actress, Vera Farmiga (Source Code) will star as Norma Bates, British actor Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) will play young Norman Bates – the role made […]

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BBC's Blackout – quality drama to keep an eye on

What’s this? Quality drama coming out of the UK that doesn’t begin with the words Downton, Doctor or Sherlock? If the cast is any indication, absolutely. Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Lennon Naked, The Shadow Line), Dervla Kirwan (Injustice, The Silence), Ewen Bremner (Page Eight, Perfect Sense) and Andrew Scott (Sherlock, The Hour, Lennon Naked), […]

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Lennon Naked – More PBS must-see TV

If artists derive creative inspiration from turmoil and despair, then John Lennon must have been the most creatively inspired artist the moment his plane landed in New York City. I had several very immediate reactions after an early screening of tonight’s American television premiere of Lennon Naked as part of the 40th anniversary season of […]

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Connie Booth checks out of Fawlty Towers – for good

It’s an old story, but one worth re-telling. You’re an actor/actress targeted for life for a role done a lifetime ago. A legion of fans worldwide don’t want to let go. It’s something that every actor worries about. In the world of British comedy alone, just ask Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth Bucket), John Cleese (Basil Fawlty) […]

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A Friday Doctor Who scattershoot

Lots of Doctor Who news swirling around the Internets the last few days regarding the upcoming season with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Some worth repeating and some not so much. I promise to forego the constant rumors of Matt Smith leaving, Karen Gillan leaving, Steven Moffat leaving, etc. Rather than have you spend hours […]

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