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‘Sherlock’ producer reveals photo of stars ‘in costume’ for special

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has posted an intriguing new photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman “as they’ll appear in [next year’s] Special”. Vertue tweeted the above image this afternoon with the hastags “#221back #Sherlock #notkidding”. The one-off special begins filming in January, with Season 4 shooting later in 2015. > Here’s everything we know...

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special story synopsis

The BBC has revealed the short synopsis for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, ‘Last Christmas’. The official synopsis reads: “The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!” Written by showrunner Steven Moffat, ‘Last Christmas’ guest stars Spaced...

‘Downton Abbey’ first look: Christmas special cast photo

ITV has released a new promotional photo for this year’s Downton Abbey Christmas special. Filmed at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the two-hour episode rejoins the family in the early autumn of 1924 and sees New Tricks star Alun Armstrong join the cast as Stowell, the Sinderbys’ butler. Jane Lapotaire (Blind Justice) also joins as Princess...

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special title and promo pic revealed

The BBC has revealed the title for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special and unveiled new promotional artwork featuring the cast. Written by showrunner Steven Moffat, ‘Last Christmas’ guest stars Spaced actor Nick Frost as Father Christmas, alongside Misfits actor Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton, the son of actor Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor....

BBC One orders ‘SS-GB’ spy drama from James Bond writers

BBC One has announced the commission of SS-GB, based on the novel by Len Deighton. The five-part drama will be adapted by writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who have co-written scripts for five James Bond films (The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall). Robert Wade and...

‘Luther’ will return for two-part special in 2015

BBC One has confirmed that Luther will be back next year for two new 60-minute episodes. Idris Elba will return as murder detective DCI John Luther in the special story, written by the crime drama’s creator, Neil Cross. Cross commented: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a...

‘Sherlock’ writer Gatiss hints at Mary future: ‘Expect tragedy’

Mark Gatiss has warned Sherlock viewers to be prepared for “tragedy” when the show returns. The actor, writer and executive producer told Radio Times: “You can always expect tragedy as well as adventure, that’s just how it goes.” > Take a look at our Sherlock Christmas gift guide. However, Gatiss wouldn’t confirm if he was...

‘Sports Personality of the Year': Who are the front runners?

While the BBC has gradually lost its reputation as a haven for sports’ fans in the last decade, the coveted Sports Personality of the Year award remains the channel’s seminal occasion. Whether your idea of sporting achievement involves intense physical activity or playing mobile games through the Europa Casino, this is an event that captures...

Catherine Tregenna writing ‘Doctor Who’ ep for Season 9

The first female writer for Doctor Who since 2008 has been revealed. Catherine Tregenna has previously written four episodes of Torchwood, as well as DCI Banks, The Fixer, Lewis and Law & Order: UK. Neil Gaiman recently commented that finding female writers for the show was “a priority” for the production team. The only female...

Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman in first ‘Esio Trot’ pics

The BBC has released two new promotional images for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Esio Trot. Adapted by The Vicar Of Dibley writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the 90-minute film stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man). Producer Hilary Bevan Jones commented: “To bring together two of the...