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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 finale synopsis revealed: ‘Death in Heaven’

The BBC has published the official synopsis for the final episode of Doctor Who‘s new season, titled ‘Death in Heaven’. Written by Steven Moffat, the episode airs on Saturday 8 November on BBC One and is described by Moffat as “a proper scary one”. The synopsis reads: “With Cybermen on the streets of London, old...

‘Miranda’ will end with Christmas specials, Miranda Hart confirms

Miranda Hart has revealed that her sitcom is going to finish with two Christmas specials. In an interview with BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright today, the comedian announced: “…I’m actually coming to the end of the whole sitcom. This is the first time I’m saying it out loud, so it’s a bit weird!” She continued:...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 DVD fan event in London announced

BBC Worldwide has revealed details of an exclusive Doctor Who fan event featuring the show’s stars to celebrate launch of the new season on DVD and Blu-ray. The 5-disc Season 8 box set will be available from Monday 17 November, featuring all 12 episodes from Season 8. > Order Season 8 on DVD on Amazon. >...

Sky Living acquires US drama ‘Madam Secretary’

New US drama Madam Secretary will air in the UK on Sky Living. Executive produced by Morgan Freeman, the drama stars Téa Leoni (Deep Impact) as Elizabeth McCord, a newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White...

Peter Mullan and Gary Lewis join BBC Two’s ‘Stonemouth’ adaptation

The cast has been revealed for BBC Two’s Stonemouth, a new adaptation of Iain Banks’ novel. The two-part drama begins filming in Scotland later this month and will star Peter Mullan (Trainspotting), Gary Lewis (Merlin), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Christian Cooke (The Promise) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue). Written by David Kane (The Field Of...

Australian WW1 drama ‘ANZAC Girls’ to air on More4

More4 has acquired the UK rights for Australian period drama, ANZAC Girls, based on real-life experiences in World War I. Set in 1915, the six-part series will begin on More4 in 2015. Based on the historic letters and diaries of five young women, ANZAC Girls tells the lesser-known true story of Australia and New Zealand...

Emily Mortimer’s ‘Doll & Em’ to return for Season 2

Sky Living has renewed Doll & Em for a second season. Written by and starring British actresses and real-life friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, the comedy series will return to Sky Living in 2015. Season 2 will be set and shot on location in New York City, with Dolly and Emily reprising their fictionalised...

Kenneth Branagh begins filming ‘Wallander’ Season 4

Filming has commenced on the final season of BBC One’s crime drama, Wallander. Sir Kenneth Branagh returns as Swedish detective inspector Kurt Wallander in three new 90-minute films, shooting on location in Skane, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Cape Town, South Africa. The first episode, ‘The White Lioness’, is written by James Former (Spooks) and adapted...

Neil Morrissey and Sally Phillips join ‘Death in Paradise’ Season 4

The makers of Death in Paradise have announced more guest stars for the crime drama’s upcoming fourth season. Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), Sally Phillips (Miranda) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) will appear in Season 4, alongside Michelle Collins (Coronation Street), James Fox (Downton Abbey), Francis Magee (Game of Thrones), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge), Colin...

Lenny Henry joins BBC One’s ‘The Syndicate’ for Season 3

The third season of BBC One drama The Syndicate, written by In The Club creator Kay Mellor, has started filming in Yorkshire. The all-new cast will include Lenny Henry, Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech), Alice Krige (Spooks) and Elizabeth Berrington. The Syndicate launched on BBC One in March 2012 and Season 2 concluded in April 2013. Kay...