Posts by: William Martin

BBC One announces Victoria Wood tribute series

A new series celebrating the late comedian, writer and actor Victoria Wood will air on BBC One next month. Our Friend Victoria will feature highlights from Wood’s archive and “some re-discovered treats” being introduced and celebrated by her friends, peers and co-stars. The six 30-minute episodes will be presented by Julie Walters (Victoria Wood: As Seen...

Three-part ‘Doctor Who’ story confirmed for Season 10

Doctor Who is bringing back the three-parter for the first time since 1989. Writer Toby Whithouse has revealed that episodes 6-8 of the new season are a linked story, featuring new monsters The Monks. At least one of these episodes also features the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy. Whithouse told DS: “Steven [Moffat]’s done the first...

Everything we know so far about ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

This news summary on the tenth 21st Century season of Doctor Who will be updated regularly as more details are revealed. Pre-order the new season on DVD on Amazon here. Pre-order the new season on Blu-ray on Amazon here. Buy ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ on DVD on Amazon here.   Watch the trailers…   Who is the...

‘Line of Duty’ returns! Start date confirmed for Season 4

The start date has been announced for the fourth season of Line of Duty. The new six-part story stars Thandie Newton (Westworld) as AC12’s “most devious opponent yet”, alongside returning regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar. Newcomers to Season 4’s cast also includes Jason Watkins (Being Human), Lee Ingleby (The A Word) and Royce Pierreson (Our Girl). The...

Steven Moffat reveals his advice for new ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Chris Chibnall

Departing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed some tips for his replacement Chris Chibnall. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take over as lead writer of Doctor Who in 2018, following Peter Capaldi’s departure in this year’s Christmas special. Speaking to WorldScreen about his advice for Chibnall, Moffat commented: “Advice, oh Lord! First of all, he’s a very, very experienced showrunner himself, so...

‘Fortitude’ Season 2 episode guide: What happens next?

Sky Atlantic’s heart-stopping thriller Fortitude is back for a second season. As we rejoin the island, the residents have overcome the parasites that tore their peaceful community apart. But their respite from chaos is set to be short lived, with the mainland cutting off funding and supplies, and Dan and Eric absent from a threadbare...

Steven Moffat hints at what he’s working on next after ‘Doctor Who’

Writer Steven Moffat been discussing his post-Doctor Who plans. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take over as Doctor Who showrunner from Steven Moffat following Peter Capaldi’s departure in this year’s Christmas special. Speaking to WorldScreen about what’s next for him after Doctor Who, Moffat commented: “I’ve got one thing I’m quite excited about. I can’t talk about it yet. He...

Channel 4 reveals new ‘The Great British Bake Off’ judge and hosts

The new Great British Bake Off team has been announced this afternoon. The show will make its debut on Channel 4 later this year – but without previous judge Mary Berry and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will join Paul Hollywood as The Great British Bake Off‘s new judge. QI...