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5 of the most heartbreaking moments in ‘Merlin’

BBC One’s Merlin began in 2008 as a family show, becoming increasingly darker as the seasons progressed. The fantasy drama was made up of humorous one-liners, bromance and chainmail-clad adventures, but along with that, the show brought battles of light and dark, betrayal and heartbreak. > Buy the complete Merlin Season 1-5 boxset on Amazon....

For and against River Song’s 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...

Trans representation on TV: 6 notable characters

It seems that we have reached a watershed moment. Boy Meets Girl, BBC Two’s new trans-based sitcom, offers a serious look at transition. This is something that is still relatively new on television, which should be surprising! While Hayley Cropper’s introduction in Coronation Street happened 16 years ago, serious portrayals of transgender characters are only...

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...

12 ‘Doctor Who’ action figures that nobody ever asked for

Whether you’re a collector parading them on your shelves or a kid playing with them, belly-down on the living room floor, it has to be said that Doctor Who action figures are, largely, very good. As a soon-to-be uncle, I’m looking forward to having an excuse to play with them. However, there are some that...

6 new things every ‘Doctor Who’ fan needs this month

In this new regular feature, we’ll be picking out the best of the latest Doctor Who products on sale each month! Check out September’s goodies…   Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control Available from 7 September, this brand new prop replica is a detailed recreation of the Sonic Screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in...

5 things cult TV shows have taught us about men’s fashion

Cult TV creates memorable scenes and characters, quotes we carry in our head, and lessons on how to deal with certain situations – or not. They also conjure images of style, of clothing from another era that fits the characters’ personalities like…gloves. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t – so here’s five lessons we’ve learned....

Our wish list for the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’

Downton Abbey returns next month for a final season. With the last ever episode due to air on Christmas Day, following eight episodes this autumn, we had a think about what we’d like the show’s many characters to get up to before they take their final bow. Cue the titles… Tom and Sybbie are off...

‘Downton Abbey’ preview: 10 things we learned at the Season 6 launch

Downton Abbey is back and has returned to former glory. Whilst the show has been critically acclaimed since its inception, there were a lot of complaints that the recent two seasons were focusing too much on the love affairs of Lady Mary and her various suitors. I’d be inclined to agree – the show is...