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‘Last Tango in Halifax’ star says show will end after Season 4

Anne Reid has revealed that the next season of Last Tango in Halifax will be the drama’s last. Starring Reid and Derek Jacobi as love-struck septuagenarians Celia and Alan, the show’s third season concluded in February, attracting over 6.5 million viewers. > Buy Season 3 on DVD on Amazon. Season 4 was confirmed by BBC...

Cast announced for new BBC Three psychological drama ‘Thirteen’

My Mad Fat Diary star Jodie Comer will lead the cast of Thirteen, BBC Three’s latest drama series. Written by newcomer Marnie Dickens, Thirteen explores “how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived and how to survive as a family under the greatest pressure.” The five 60-minute episodes will tell the story of...

‘Doctor Who’ star says re-used location in Season 8 is significant

Michelle Gomez has teased that it is not a coincidence that her Doctor Who character made her debut in a location previously used in the show. Gomez first appeared as Missy, later revealed to be the Master, in a garden at the end of Season 8’s feature-length opener, ‘Deep Breath’, last August. Many fans recognised...

‘Sherlock’ actor joins ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ cast?

Jonathan Aris has reportedly been cast in next year’s Star Wars spin-off movie. His online CV reveals that he will play a character called Senator Jebel in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. The actor is best known for his role as forensic scientist Anderson in BBC One’s Sherlock, which returns this Christmas with a one-off...

‘The Game’ won’t be returning for second season

Writer Toby Whithouse has confirmed that The Game has been axed. Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama launched on BBC Two in April, starring Tom Hughes (Silk) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy). Whithouse announced on Twitter yesterday: “Sad to confirm that there’ll be no 2nd series of The Game....

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ director to remake ‘Oliver!’ musical

Toby Haynes is set to make his feature film debut directing an Oliver! remake. Haynes directed five consecutive episodes of Doctor Who between 2010 and 2011 (‘The Pandorica Opens’, ‘The Big Bang’, A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’) as well as Sherlock finale ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ and episodes of The Musketeers....

‘Doctor Who’ star Sylvester McCoy against female Doctor

Sylvester McCoy has stated that he believes the Doctor should not regenerate as a woman in Doctor Who. McCoy told The Mirror: “I’m a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line? A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette?” The 71-year-old...

Sky1 orders thriller ‘The Five’ from makers of ‘Happy Valley’

Ordinary Lies creator Danny Brocklehurst has written a new ten-part thriller series for Sky1. Created by Harlan Coben (Gone for Good, Tell No One), The Five follows a group of friends haunted by a terrible incident in their childhood. The official synopsis reads: “Twenty years ago, while they were all playing near the woods, the...