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BBC One orders eighth season of ‘Not Going Out’

Not Going Out will be back on BBC One next year for a new season. The new episodes follow 2015’s Christmas special, which saw the central couple have their first child. Season 8 will see Lee (Lee Mack) and his long-suffering flat mate Lucy Adams (Sally Breton), now finally a couple, return as parents with three young children. Other returning...

‘Doctor Who’ star Ingrid Oliver says she knows which Osgood is a Zygon

Ingrid Oliver has hinted that there are “some very small tells” which reveal which version of her Doctor Who character Osgood is not human. Osgood first appeared in 2013’s ‘The Day of the Doctor’, where the UNIT scientist was duplicated by a Zygon, resulting in two Osgoods. One of the Osgoods was killed by Missy in ‘Death in Heaven’,...

ITV orders second season of Anna Friel drama ‘Marcella’

Marcella will return to ITV for a second season next year. Written by Swedish novelist Hans Rosenfeldt, the creator of The Bridge, the crime thriller launched on ITV in April with 8 million viewers and a 29% share of viewing. Set in contemporary London and described as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”, the eight-part first season saw Marcella...

‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’ to explore ‘real consequences’ of Whoniverse

Class creator and YA author Patrick Ness has revealed that his new Doctor Who spin-off is not “necessarily a ‘young show’.” Set in contemporary London at Coal Hill Academy, the eight-part series will premiere on BBC Three and on BBC One in October. Ness told Empire: “Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one. The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So...

Steven Moffat explains why Matt Lucas is returning to ‘Doctor Who’

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has discussed the decision to bring back Matt Lucas as Nardole in the new season. Lucas made his debut as Nardole, who met the Doctor on the human colony of Mendorax Dellora in the year 5343, in last year’s Christmas special, ‘The Husbands of River Song’. The Little Britain star will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as...

‘Doctor Who’ spoiler: Season 10 returning to iconic Moffat era location?

A familiar Doctor Who location could be making a reappearance in the next season. Season 10 began shooting in Cardiff in June and will air on BBC One in spring 2017. Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10. Potential SPOILERS ahead, don’t scroll down if you don’t want to know…           While...

BBC iPlayer loophole removed

Until just now, you didn’t need a TV licence to enjoy catch-up content. The iPlayer loophole allowed you to watch your favourite BBC series such as Sherlock, The Great British Bake Off, Top Gear and Doctor Who as long as you didn’t watch them while they were being broadcasted live. In other words, you could...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 won’t finish filming until end of March 2017

Production is well underway on the new season of Doctor Who, but filming of the new episodes apparently won’t be completed until nearly next Easter. Season 10 began shooting in Cardiff in June and the BBC has announced an approximate start date of “spring 2017”. Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10. An article on The Knowledge – known...

The rise and rise of the Marvel universe

From its humble beginnings in 2008, launching with a comparatively modest flick starring a superhero most people had never heard of, Marvel’s cinematic universe has swelled into one of the most expansive franchises ever created. Eight years on, the MCU now spans a whopping thirteen movies starring several assorted lead characters who frequently cross over...

Steven Moffat reveals the most average episode of his ‘Doctor Who’ era

Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat has revealed which episode he thinks is the “median average” of his era. Moffat will step down as Doctor Who showrunner at the end of 2017 after eight years in the role, with Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall taking over for 2018’s season. Asked by Doctor Who Magazine in Issue 502 (out now) which story would...