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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. > Buy the complete Season 9 box set on DVD on Amazon. > Buy the complete Season 9 box set on Blu-ray on Amazon.   Who is the showrunner? Season 10 will be Steven...

6 failed American remakes of British TV comedies

The American version of The Office is a classic example of a remake done right. The show managed to carve out its own identity, while retaining similarities to the BBC original, and it ran for nine seasons, receiving a lot of acclaim along the way. But this is a rare example, as American remakes of...

Everything we know so far about ‘Sherlock’ Season 4

“Did you miss me?” Sherlock will return for a fourth season in early 2017, following one-off special ‘The Abominable Bride’. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top. An * will indicate an unconfirmed rumour. > Buy ‘The Abominable Bride’ on DVD on Amazon....

James Bond: What are the odds?

Daniel Craig shook the movie industry earlier this summer by telling producers of the James Bond movies that he would not be returning as the iconic British spy for a fourth outing. The news has caused hysteria on the betting floor leading to a number of potential candidates for the vacant role. Here, we take...

The great bingo stereotype: How TV and films perpetuate this

If you are a fan of Better Call Saul, you will no doubt have enjoyed the quite brilliant bingo scene where Saul Goodman has something of an epiphany while calling numbers at an old folks’ home. While the scene is funny and extremely energetic, however, it does portray an age-old bingo stereotype that becomes less...

5 reasons ‘Doctor Who’ fans should revisit ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’

It is now 30 years since Doctor Who returned from its first hiatus with a reduced episode count and a season arc reflecting the show’s situation at the time. ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ was the umbrella title for 1986’s quartet of stories linked by a running narrative, the title of which said it all....

5 reasons we need to see the Eighth Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ again

May 1996 saw a brief return for Doctor Who to television following the final episode of the classic series in 1989, but it happened in a way no one quite expected. This TV movie was a co-production between the BBC and Fox that was intended to serve as a pilot for an American version of...

6 of the best dads in ‘Doctor Who’

Over the years we have seen the Doctor have a few issues with mothers – usually when the mothers of his companions deliver him an almighty slap – but what about fathers? We know that the Time Lord is a grandfather himself, and have even seen him cast in a fatherly role after a surprise...

4 of the most underrated episodes of ‘Doctor Who’

Not every episode of Doctor Who can be a universally-adored ‘Blink’ or ‘The Doctor’s Wife’. We’ve picked out four episodes that don’t get the recognition they perhaps deserve…   4. ‘The Beast Below’ A story of images and ideas, Matt Smith’s second story doesn’t quite coalesce as an adventure. It’s hard to grasp quite how this society...

5 of the Master’s most bonkers plans in ‘Doctor Who’

First appearing to menace him in 1971’s ‘Terror of the Autons’, the Doctor’s best friend turned best enemy is seemingly impossible to kill and keeps coming back for more. With a penchant for disguises and elaborate schemes, the villainous Time Lord often used to reel the Doctor in over an intimal episode, with a dramatic...