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‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Episode 3 synopsis revealed: ‘Robot Of Sherwood’

The BBC has published the official synopsis for the third episode of Doctor Who‘s new series, titled ‘Robot Of Sherwood’. The synopsis reads: “In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. “With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor...

BBC Three announces new comedies ‘Fried’, ‘Top Coppers’ and ‘Together’

BBC Three has commissioned a range of new comedy series. Fried Created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, Fried follows the staff in a struggling branch of a low-rent fast food chain. The official synopsis reads: “There’s Mary, the manager sent from head office who has grandiose plans for this fried chicken shop. Her...

BBC Three orders Josh Widdicombe sitcom ‘Josh’

Josh Widdicombe and Jack Dee will star in Josh, a new flatshare comedy for BBC Three. BBC Three’s Channel Editor, Sam Bickley, announced the commission of today. Written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine (Live At The Electric), the six 30-minute episodes will follow Josh and two mates – Elis James as Owen and Beattie...

Charlie Brooker confirms ‘Black Mirror’ Christmas special

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has announced that the drama will return to Channel 4 this Christmas for a one-off special. Titled ‘Yuletide’, the feature-length episode will follow three interwoven stories and is described by Brooker as “the most mind-bending Black Mirror yet”. Brooker commented: “I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and...

‘The Wrong Mans’ will return for Christmas specials

Gavin & Stacey star James Corden has revealed that BBC Two’s The Wrong Mans will return for two new episodes later this year. Written by and starring Corden and Mathew Baynton (Yonderland), the comedy thriller series follows two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption. Corden told Radio...

iPlayer announces ‘Doctor Who Extra’ behind-the-scenes show

The BBC has reveled details of Doctor Who Extra, a brand-new series available exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra will follow Peter Capaldi “every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor”. The 12 programmes will trace “the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of...

Chris Addison joins ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 finale

Peter Capaldi’s The Thick of It co-star Chris Addison has been confirmed as a guest star in the new series of Doctor Who. The comedian will appear in Series 8′s finale episodes, ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death In Heaven’. Addison told Radio Times: “‘Would you like to be in Doctor Who?’ is the easiest question I’ve...

New ‘Doctor Who’ exec says Series 8 has ‘real heart and humour’

Doctor Who executive producer Brian Minchin has promised a wider variety of stories in Series 8. Speaking to CultBox at the show’s studios in Cardiff, he explained that this year’s continuous run of 12 episodes allows for “more variety” and “some quieter ‘Blink’-like episodes.” The exec also hinted that the new series has “real heart...

‘Happy Valley’ will return for a second series

BBC One has announced that a second series of Sally Wainwright’s drama Happy Valley has been commissioned. Starring Sarah Lancashire as police sergeant Catherine Cawood, the first series pulled in a weekly consolidated audience of almost 8 million and an average overnight audience of 5.5 million earlier this year. > Buy Series 1 on DVD...

‘Doctor Who’ cast change in Christmas special?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced today that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special will see a major change in the show’s main cast line-up. The article contains potential spoilers that some fans may wish to avoid. Scroll down to read more…                   The Mirror reports that Jenna Coleman...