Posted in: Features

Everything we know so far about ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9

Doctor Who will return for a new season this autumn. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top of each section. Rumours and unconfirmed reports will be marked with a *. > Buy Season 8 on DVD on Amazon. > Buy Season 8 on...

8 ‘Doctor Who’ episodes to cheer you up

Even the happiest of campers sometimes needs a televisual pick-me-up, and a good episode or two – or six, or twelve, or 813 – of comforting Doctor Who is an especially effective prescription. Here are a few suggestions to elevate your spirits when you’re feeling (TARDIS) blue…   ‘The Lodger’ Matt Smith and James Corden...

Mrs Hudson’s 5 best moments in ‘Sherlock’

Mrs Hudson is the kind of person everybody should have in their life. Sweet, caring, gentle – and perfectly capable of looking after herself, thank you very much. She may look harmless, but Mrs Hudson takes no nonsense. > Buy the complete Season 1-3 boxset on Amazon. She is fiercely protective of her boys and...

Is 2015 the year e-cigarettes enter mainstream media?

E-cigarettes are targeted at adult smokers as a healthier and more affordable alternative to smoking. They’re also part of a rapidly growing trend, with vaping being one of the hottest topics right now. Over the years, e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers have been injecting more and more money into marketing their products but this year could...

Trend-setting TV series

Every once in a while a television show comes along that spills out from the box and onto the catwalks – then onto the streets. We’re talking about shows that create fashion trends, whether they are sparking revivalist trends or creating original hypes in their own right. Here’s some of our favourites…   This is...

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

Doctor Who will return in 2016 for its tenth season since its revival. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top of each section. Rumours and unconfirmed reports will be marked with a *. > Buy Season 8 on DVD on Amazon. > Buy...

For and against: Should River Song return to ‘Doctor Who’?

Since the departure of Matt Smith in 2013, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has appeared keen to establish the stories of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as a new era. Although the Paternoster Gang appeared in ‘Deep Breath’ and the new UNIT gang introduced in the Eleventh Doctor’s era returned in ‘Death in Heaven’, fandom seems divided...

10 actors from Harry Potter movies who’ve appeared in ‘Doctor Who’

Here we take a look at some of the British actors who’ve appeared in both Harry Potter and Doctor Who…   Michael Gambon as Dumbledore and Kazran Sardick in ‘A Christmas Carol’   Zoe Wanamaker as Madam Hooch and Lady Cassandra in ‘The End of the World’ and ‘New Earth’   Toby Jones as Dobby...

The perfect English gentleman: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

Patrick Macnee, the London-born actor best known for playing debonair hero John Steed in cult British ‘spy-fi’ series The Avengers, has died at his home in California at the age of 93. The Avengers began as a gritty detective piece – literally about revenge – but soon become one of the most surreal and fantastical...