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Exclusive: ‘Line of Duty’ writer Jed Mercurio on writing a ‘Doctor Who’ ep

Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio has revealed that he once discussed writing a Doctor Who episode with Steven Moffat. Mercurio, currently promoting the third season of Line of Duty arriving on DVD, exclusively told CultBox: “I know [Doctor Who showrunner] Steven Moffat pretty well and we talked about it a long time ago, but it wasn’t something that ever really materialised...

‘Line of Duty’ writer ‘not angry’ about Sky1 axing medical drama ‘Critical’

The creator of Sky1’s Critical has discussed the broadcaster’s decision not to renew the show for a second season. Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part real-time medical drama launched in February 2015. Sky1 announced last July that Critical had been axed due to low...

Steven Moffat’s ‘Jekyll’ series is being made into a movie

Lionsgate has started developing a big screen version of the BBC’s Jekyll. Written by Doctor Who showrunner and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, the six-part series aired on BBC One in 2007. A sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde novella, Jekyll starred James Nesbitt (The Missing) as a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll. > Buy Jekyll...

Final ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 director revealed?

It looks like the director for the final episode of Sherlock‘s fourth season has has been revealed. Following yesterday’s news that Doctor Who director Nick Hurran is returning for the new season’s second episode, Benjamin Caron posted this image on Instagram earlier today, with the caption “It’s happening #sherlock”. It’s happening #sherlock A photo posted by Benjamin Caron (@benjamincaron) on May 5,...

John Barrowman is geeking out about ‘Star Wars’ Day at 38,000 feet

Torchwood star John Barrowman isn’t the kind of sci-fi fan who lets something like being on a plane stop him from celebrating Star Wars Day. The Arrow actor posted a series of photos on Twitter during his flight earlier today, showing off a very cool Star Wars pillow. . @GMB @susannareid100 @piersmorgan @RichardAArnold that is the laimest...

‘Doctor Who’ 50th director returns to ‘Sherlock’ for Season 4 ep

Another director for the new season of Sherlock has been revealed. The first episode of Season 4, written by co-creator Mark Gatiss, began filming in Cardiff last month and is directed by Rachel Talalay (Doctor Who, The Flash). It has now emerged online that the second episode will be directed by Nick Hurran. > Here’s everything we know about Season...

‘Doctor Who’ theme park attractions could be on the way

The BBC is apparently looking to build “hi-tech visitor attractions around the globe”, competing with US theme park giants Disney, Paramount and NBC Universal. The Guardian reports that “Doctor Who [is] to vie with US superheroes as BBC develops 3D film experiences for parks abroad as well as partnership with Paramount London.” 3D filmed experiences are being developed by...

Matt Smith ‘nearly broke his neck’ on horse filming ‘The Crown’

Matt Smith apparently almost had a potentially fatal accident on the set of his new Netflix series The Crown. The upcoming royal family drama stars Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh alongside Claire Foy as his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. The Doctor Who actor reportedly nearly broke his neck when the horse he was riding bolted and charged off into nearby camera equipment while he was...

New ‘Torchwood’ trailer: Jack and Ianto reunite in ‘Broken’

Big Finish has released the first trailer for John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd’s upcoming Torchwood reunion. Due for release in July, the penultimate instalment of Big Finish’s second season of Torchwood audio stories takes place soon after the terrible events of Season 1’s ‘Cyberwoman’ and explores Ianto’s complicated relationship with team leader Captain Jack Harkness. ‘Broken’ is...

Story hints revealed for BBC Three’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’

The first official storyline teasers for BBC Three’s Class have been released. The new eight-part Doctor Who spin-off, created by YA author Patrick Ness, began filming in Cardiff last month. Set in contemporary London, Class will premiere later this year on BBC Three in the UK and on BBC America in the US. The BBC’s...