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‘The Outcast’ trailer: Sadie Jones adapts her novel for BBC One

BBC One has released a trailer for The Outcast, featuring Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey and Pride actor George Mackay. Written by Sadie Jones and based on her best-selling novel, the new two-part adaptation is described as “a deeply romantic, uncomfortably honest coming-of-age story set in booming post-war Britain”. > Order The Outcast on...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 finale director confirmed

The BBC has officially announced today that Rachel Talalay will direct this year’s two-part Doctor Who finale. As expected, it has also now been confirmed that the episodes will both be written by showrunner Steven Moffat. The Tank Girl director is currently filming Episode 11 and will also be shooting Episode 12. Talalay hinted on...

‘My Mad Fat Diary’ finale gallery: New pics from the last ever episode

E4 has released a set of promotional photos for next week’s My Mad Fat Diary finale. The comedy-drama’s last ever episode airs at 10pm on Monday 6 July on E4 and finds Rae (Sharon Rooney) back in the same hospital where it all began. With her final A-level exams on the horizon, will Rae manage...

‘Doctor Who’ first look: Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver on sale soon

BBC Worldwide has revealed the first pics of the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control, which goes on general sale in September. The brand new prop replica is a recreation of the Sonic Screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in last year’s season. A limited run of 168 laser-etched numbered Sonics will be available exclusively to...

‘The Bad Education Movie’ release date and poster revealed

The first poster has been unveiled for this summer’s Bad Education film. Based on BBC Three’s hit comedy series, The Bad Education Movie opens in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 21 August. Co-written by comedian Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn (Bad Education), the movie began filming in February in Cornwall. Whitehall returns...

Exclusive: ‘Doctor Who’ writer Peter Harness teases Season 9’s Zygon story

Peter Harness has revealed that a key theme of his upcoming two-part Doctor Who story will be “consequences”. Episodes 7 and 8 of the new season will feature the return of Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, last seen being killed by Missy in ‘Death in Heaven’, alongside Jemma Redgrave as UNIT’s Kate Stewart, who will also...

ITV orders family drama ‘The Durrells’ from creator of ‘Men Behaving Badly’

Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly) will adapt Gerald Durrell’s Corfu memoirs for ITV. The classic trilogy of novels that will form the basis for The Durrells includes ‘My Family and Other Animals’, ‘Birds, Beasts and Relatives’ and ‘The Garden of the Gods’. Set in 1935, the six-part series will begin filming in Corfu in September....

Exclusive: Will there be a ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ sequel?

Doctor Who writer Peter Harness has revealed that he’d “love to carry on” BBC One’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. His seven-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s epic novel concluded last night. Speaking exclusively to CultBox to promote the show’s release on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Harness told us: “I’m sure that if Susanna wrote...

ITV orders new crime drama ‘Marcella’ from writer of ‘The Bridge’

ITV has announced the commission of Marcella, a new original, multi-stranded crime drama. Written by Swedish novelist Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge, the eight-part series is set in contemporary London and described as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. Marcella follows a single female detective working on a serial murder case and will...

Alex Kingston returns as River Song in new ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories

Big Finish has announced a new range of Doctor Who boxsets for 2016, featuring heroes and monsters from the show’s modern era. The releases will include the return of Alex Kingston as River Song for brand new adventures. Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 will see River encounter the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), alongside Liv Chenka...