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‘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...

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...

Cast revealed for ‘Happy Valley’ writer’s Bronte sisters drama

The cast has been announced for BBC One’s new one-off drama about the Bronte sisters, writtten by Last Tango in Halifax creator Sally Wainwright. Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, will be played by Chloe Pirrie (An Inspector Calls) alongside Finn Atkins (Common) as her deeply ambitious older sister Charlotte, author of Jane Eyre. Charlie Murphy (Happy...

‘QI’ Elves get their own BBC Two show ‘No Such Thing As The News’

The BBC has commissioned a new topical TV version of the hit QI podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. No Such Thing As The News will launch next month on BBC Two, airing at 11pm on Fridays after Newsnight for five weeks. Featuring James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber, the series will be “fast, intelligent, hilarious television, completely...

‘Scooby-Doo’ voted UK’s all time favourite kids’ TV show

Scooby-Doo has topped the chart as the UK’s favourite kids’ TV show with nearly a quarter of all votes. The new survey featured 2,300 kids aged 5 to 9, along with their parents, sees slapstick comedy Tom and Jerry come in second place, followed by SpongeBob SquarePants and Peppa Pig in joint third place. The research by Sky Kids also revealed that kids re-watch their favourite shows an...

‘Sherlock’ star Louise Brealey joins ‘Peep Show’ duo’s new Channel 4 sitcom

David Mitchell and Robert Webb have reunited to film Back, a new comedy for Channel 4. The 30-minute pilot is written by Emmy-award winning writer Simon Blackwell (In The Loop, Peep Show), directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) and produced by Kate Crowther (Raised by Wolves). The Peep Show stars are joined by Louise Brealey, best...

MyAnna Buring to star in new BBC One crime thriller ‘In the Dark’

Ripper Street star MyAnna Buring will lead the cast of BBC One’s In the Dark, a new crime drama from the creator of Ordinary Lies. Adapted from bestselling novelist Mark Billingham’s books by Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver, Exile), the four-part series features Buring as Helen Weeks, a feisty yet fragile detective. The Downton Abbey actress commented: “What interested me was Danny Brocklehurst’s writing and working...

New BBC Player video-on-demand service to launch in Asia

BBC Worldwide has announced the launch of BBC Player, a new authenticated multi-genre video-on-demand service that will allow viewers to watch BBC programmes anytime anywhere. The service will be available in Singapore to StarHub TV customers later this year and users will be able to watch online or via an app (available in android and iOS) on their smartphones...

The Banana Rebellion begins as ‘Apestorm: Full Bananas’ game launches

Apestorm: Full Bananas has arrived from developer Snowhound and Channel 4’s games division, All 4 Games. The steampunk-inspired mobile game is available now on the App Store and the Google Play store at the special price of 79p for a limited time. Fugitive Apes have taken to the skies in search of revenge after humans have destroyed the planet. Now you...