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Watch new behind the scenes ‘Doctor Who’ video with Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas has recorded a short behind the scenes video on location to celebrate his first day back filming Doctor Who. It was officially announced earlier this month that the comedy actor will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as a regular in Season 10, which began filming last week. Lucas commented: “We’re at Cardiff University today, doing some running around.” The Little Britain...

Christopher Eccleston gets emotional launching anti-bullying campaign

Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston broke down on Good Morning Britain yesterday as he recalled being bullied as a child. The 52-year-old actor made an emotional appearance on the show to campaign against playground bullying. Eccleston confessed that being bullied aged five had “really coloured my life” and told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he was also “ashamed” to have been a...

BBC orders third season of Scottish comedy ‘Scot Squad’

Filming has started on the new season of BBC Scotland’s crime comedy series Scot Squad. Production began in Glasgow this week. Returning cast members in Season 3 include Jack Docherty, Jordan Young, Sally Reid, Darren Connell, Grado, Manjot Sumal, Chris Forbes, Ashley Smith, James Kirk, Karen Bartke and ML Stone as Scotland’s band of Bravehearts, doing their duty to...

‘Our Girl’ star Michelle Keegan joins ITV’s Bobby Moore love story drama

ITV has announced the cast for Tina and Bobby. Written by Lauren Klee (EastEnders, Waterloo Road), the new three-part drama series tells the story of England and West Ham legend Bobby Moore’s life with his childhood sweetheart, Tina Dean, from their humble beginnings to the dizzy heights of superstardom. Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) and Lorne MacFadyen...

‘Doctor Who’ exec Moffat reveals his biggest Season 9 regret

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat says he “slightly fumbled” the launch of last year’s season. Season 9 continued the previous season‘s line-up of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as companion Clara Oswald. The launch trailer even contained the line: “Same old, same old, just the Doctor and Clara Oswald in the TARDIS.” It was the first...

Peter Capaldi reveals his 3 favourite ‘Doctor Who’ episodes he’s done so far

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed which of the Doctor Who episodes he’s starred in so far have been his favourites. The Scottish actor first appeared as the Twelfth Doctor in the show’s 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, in November 2013 and his first full season launched in August 2014. Asked by DWM in...

Vicky McClure and Morven Christie star in new BBC One thriller ‘The Replacement’

BBC One’s new psychological thriller The Replacement has started filming in Glasgow. The three-part series is written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who). Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Morven Christie (The A Word) will lead the cast, alongside Richard Rankin, Dougray Scott, Neve McIntosh, Navin Chowdhry and Siobhan Redmond. MClure...

‘Boy Meets Girl’ Season 2 start date confirmed

The new six-part season of BBC Two’s romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl will start next month. Starring Rebecca Root, Harry Hepple (Misfits), Denise Welch (Coronation Street) and Janine Duvitski (One Foot in the Grave), the sitcom launched last September. > Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon. The story of a love affair between an older transgender woman and...

Watch behind the scenes ‘Doctor Who’ video with Pearl Mackie

Doctor Who newcomer Pearl Mackie has recorded a short behind the scenes video. Today was Mackie’s first day of location filming as Bill at Cardiff University, which has been transformed into a rather snowy Bristol university campus. She joked: “It’s snowing… in June. It’s mad! I’m feeling very excited and very warm in all my kegs.” The new season of Doctor Who will air on...

It looks like new ‘Doctor Who’ companion won’t be from London!

Following over a decade of London-based companions, it looks like Doctor Who newcomer Pearl Mackie’s character Bill will break the trend. Modern Doctor Who companions Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones, Donna Noble and Clara Oswald all lived in the London area (although Clara originally hailed from Blackpool). Even Amy Pond and Rory Williams, who were first seen in the...