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10 things we’d like to see in ‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5

Our favourite autumn guilty pleasure returns next weekend and fans up and down the country will be settling down with a cup of tea, eager to see what’s new with the Crawleys. Here are 10 things we’re hoping to see in the fifth series of Downton Abbey (contains spoilers for Series 1-4)…   Lady Edith...

‘Glue’ preview: Our verdict on E4’s new teen thriller

In the build-up to its airing, everyone seems very quick to try and stick a label on Glue, E4’s new countryside-homicide youth drama. Chances are that when you first heard about the show it was in the vicinity of the sentence ‘it’s the new Skins‘. Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks, who plays high-seeking Rob, called...

‘Doctor Who’ list: 10 scariest moments in ‘Listen’

Four episodes in to Series 8 of Doctor Who and the new Doctor seems to be at a loose end, over analysing himself and possibly finding menace in his own shadow. In ‘Listen’, we saw him recruit Clara to explore dreams about something under the bed, while she was trying to negotiate a fractious first...

‘Doctor Who’ news summary: Everything we know so far about Series 8

Doctor Who will return for a full series in 2014, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara. 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 *. >...

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

Doctor Who will return for Series 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 Series 8 on DVD on...

When bingo and movies collide…

Bingo and movies are Brits’ favourite flutter. And why shouldn’t it be? Both cater to the masses, are fun and have helped people unwind for centuries. Bingo as a game has gained enormous popularity worldwide. Today the average number of existing bingo players are hard to define. Old women playing bingo is gone past. With...

‘Doctor Who’ countdown: The best Mark Gatiss episodes

With the transmission of ‘Robot of Sherwood’, Mark Gatiss has notched up his seventh script credit on Doctor Who making him, other than execs Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies, both the show’s most prolific writer and the only one to have written for all four 21st Century Doctors. Of course, Gatiss’s connection to the...

‘Sherlock’ news summary: Everything we know about Series 4 and the 2015 special

“Did you miss me?” Sherlock will return for a one-off special in 2015, followed by a fourth series of three new episodes. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top… > Buy the complete Series 1-3 boxset on Amazon.   2015 special Filming: January-February...

8 ‘Downton Abbey’ actors who’ve appeared in ‘Doctor Who’

As Downton Abbey returns to ITV for a fifth series later this month, we decided to take a look at the stars of the period drama who’ve also been in Doctor Who.   Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley and as Harriet Jones in ‘Aliens of London’, ‘World War Three’, ‘The Christmas Invasion’ and ‘The Stolen...

TV ads from the movies

TV ads from the films are an intriguing insight into marketing trends and cultural dominion. We’ve been swamped with ’80s film references in recent years, showing how the demographic who grew up in that decade are now the primary consumer target of clever marketing men. BT, Phones4U, Currys and Vodafone have all dabbled in ’80s...