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New season of ‘Doctor Who’ still doesn’t begin filming until July

The new season of Doctor Who won’t begin filming until this summer. It was previously believed that Season 10 would start to film this month, but the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine confirms that the shoot isn’t due to commence until July. The delay is presumably to wait until filming on the new season of Sherlock is completed. Season 4’s...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 going ‘back to one-parters mostly’

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the new season will feature fewer two-part stories than last year. 2015’s season was made up almost entirely of multi-part stories and ‘paired’ episodes, with the exception of Mark Gatiss’s ‘Sleep No More’. > Buy the complete Doctor Who Season 9 box set on DVD on Amazon. > Buy the complete Doctor Who...

BBC Two announces ‘The Boy with the Topknot’ adaptation

BBC Two has ordered a one-off TV film based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of journalist Sathnam Sanghera. The Boy With The Topknot is described as “a humorous, touching and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career.” The 90-minute drama will be adapted...

David Nicholls’ novel ‘Us’ is being adapted for TV by BBC One

BBC One has announced a new multi-part adaptation of David Nicholls’ acclaimed novel Us. The best-selling book tells the story of Douglas and Connie Petersen, a couple whose marriage is on the rocks, and will be adapted by British playwright Nick Payne. Author David Nicholls commented: “I couldn’t be happier that Us has found a home with...

BBC One orders ‘Babs’ drama telling story of Barbara Windsor

EastEnders writer Tony Jordan has written a new BBC One film about the life of Barbara Windsor. The one-off 90-minute drama “will tell the heart-warming story of Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match.” The official synopsis reads: “Preparing to perform in the theatre that evening, Babs takes us on a journey...

BBC One orders second season of autism drama ‘The A Word’

The A Word will return to BBC One for a second season. The BBC announced today that six new 60-minute episodes have been commissioned. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, The A Word launched on BBC One in March. Writer Peter Bowker commented: “I am delighted that the...

‘Peaky Blinders’ will be back for Season 4 AND Season 5

BBC Two has today announced the commission of a further two seasons of Peaky Blinders. Created and written by Steven Knight, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013. The third season is currently airing at 9pm on Thursday nights, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson. > Buy the complete Season 1-2 box set on...

‘Sherlock’ will be filming in Morocco for Season 4

Scenes for the new season of Sherlock are apparently going to be shot in Marrakesh. Production on the fourth season of Sherlock began in Cardiff last month, with the first episode now complete and the second episode under way. Filming will begin soon in the Moroccan city, HuffPost Maroc reports. > Here’s everything we know about Season 4 so far. It was announced...

Billie Piper was announced as new ‘Doctor Who’ companion 12 years ago today

Today marks exactly twelve years since it was announced to the press that Billie Piper was going to be the new Doctor Who companion. Piper was best known at the time as the late-’90s teen pop star behind the Number 1 hit songs ‘Because We Want To’ and ‘Girlfriend’. Since leaving Doctor Who in 2006 she has gone on to...