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‘The Box of Delights’ Episode 5 revisited: ‘Beware of Yesterday’

In 1984, the BBC produced one of the most memorable and ambitious children’s television programmes of all time. Based on the novel by John Masefield, The Box of Delights was a tick-all-the-boxes psychedelic alchemy that combined captivating story, superb ensemble performance and special effects that transcended the clunky, pre-digital technology of the age to create...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 news summary: Everything we know so far

Doctor Who will return for Season 9 in 2015, following a Christmas special in December 2014. 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 *. > Order Season 8 on DVD on...

5 classic ‘Star Wars’ toys revisited

It sometimes seems, with ever increasingly-detailed playsets and figures coming on to the market, that ‘toys’ today aren’t really designed for children at all, but are in fact aimed squarely at the adult collector market. It’s a shame, because I’m sure I can’t be the only child of the 1970s who spent many a happy...

5 of the best jumping-on points to start watching ‘Doctor Who’

So, you want to get in to Doctor Who? Well, you’ve made a fantastic, life-changing choice. But with 51 years’ worth of material to go through, where is the right place to start? Let’s look at some of the best points in space and time to jump into the vortex, and explore the pros and...

‘SPECTRE’ preview: Everything we know about the new James Bond movie

James Bond will return next year in SPECTRE. > Buy the James Bond 50th anniversary complete Blu-ray boxset on Amazon. Here’s everything we know so far about the 24th official 007 movie…   SPECTRE will be released in cinemas worldwide on 6 November 2015.   The title is a reference to SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for...

50 reasons why 2015 will be an awesome year to be a geek

2015 is fast approaching, but what’s in store to keep our screens flickering and our minds off the drudgery of everyday life? Let CultBox guide you through a year that’ll be packed with returning favourites, new dramas, fresh adaptations, super-heroes, super-spies and a whole lot of supernatural thrillers. It’s in alphabetical order as, to be...

‘Black Mirror’ Christmas special preview: ‘White Christmas’ launch report

Earlier this week, very sympathetic to the fact that everyone is probably suffering from festive fatigue, Channel 4 held a preview event in London for Charlie Brooker’s upcoming Black Mirror Christmas special, ‘White Christmas’. In various states of recovery from our respective office Christmas parties – aided by multiple mince pies and several glasses of...

‘The Box of Delights’ Episode 4 revisited: ‘The Spider in the Web’

In 1984, the BBC produced one of the most memorable and ambitious children’s television programmes of all time. Based on the novel by John Masefield, The Box of Delights was a tick-all-the-boxes psychedelic alchemy that combined captivating story, superb ensemble performance and special effects that transcended the clunky, pre-digital technology of the age to create...

5 awesome ‘The Hobbit’ blind designs

The much-anticipated final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, arrives in UK cinemas today. > Read our review of the movie. The Tolkien fans over at Made to Measure Blinds decided to celebrate by creating blind banner designs for each of the titular five armies – the perfect...

What should we expect in ‘Mr Selfridge’ Season 3?

With the third season of Mr Selfridge beginning on ITV in early 2015, we thought it might be fun to look at what the new run will hold for fans. Executive producer Kate Lewis has hinted that Harry’s life will “unravel” in the new season, ominously commenting: “His story was a rollercoaster ride that ended...