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‘Doctor Who’ exec on Peter Jackson ep: ‘It will probably happen’

Steven Moffat has confirmed that The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson is still keen to direct an episode of Doctor Who. The showrunner told SFX in the magazine’s new issue: “He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit. I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. He accepts...

Colin Baker confirms ‘The Five(ish) Doctors’ sequel plans

Doctor Who actor Colin Baker, who played the Sixth Doctor, has revealed the status of the sequel to last year’s The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot spoof. Written and directed by Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), the half-hour film debuted on the BBC Red Button service and iPlayer last November to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special, starring...

‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Collection boxset details confirmed

Details have now been officially announced for Doctor Who‘s long-rumoured 50th Anniversary Collection. The limited edition boxset will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 8 September, with only 6,000 copies on Blu-ray and 4,000 copies on DVD being produced, the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has revealed. The boxset includes ‘The Name...

‘In the Flesh’ star joins Russell T Davies’ new gay drama ‘Banana’

In the Flesh actor Luke Newberry has been cast in E4′s new drama series Banana. Currently filming in Manchester, Banana is one of three new interlinked shows from Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) – with Channel 4′s Cucumber and online show Tofu – exploring 21st century gay life. Newberry will play Josh,...

Amazon orders US remake of ‘Mad Dogs’

The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is developing an American remake of Sky1 drama Mad Dogs for Amazon. Starring Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren, Mad Dogs ran for 14 episodes on Sky1 between February 2011 and December 2013. The show’s original creator, Cris Cole, has written the new adaptation and will executive...

Moffat teases ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8: ‘There are consequences’

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the new series “feels more serious.” The writer told SFX in the magazine’s new issue: “One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away...

Benedict Cumberbatch to get Madame Tussauds waxwork

Benedict Cumberbatch will join the line-up of celebrities at Madame Tussauds in London later this year. The wax figure will feature the Sherlock star in a stylish dark suit with “a warm and relaxed expression and his famous tousled hairstyle”. Cumberbatch joked: “Finally I can photobomb myself! What a weird and wonderful compliment to be...

‘Some Girls’ Series 3 begins filming

Filming has started in south London on the third series of BBC Three’s comedy Some Girls. The six new 30-minute episodes follow the lives and loves of Viva (Adelayo Adedayo), Holli (Natasha Jonas), Amber (Alice Felgate) and Saz (Mandeep Dhillon) as the end of the term is in sight and they continue their painful and...

‘Doctor Who’ actress Christina Chong joins new ‘Star Wars’ cast

Christina Chong has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. The actress is best known as Lorna Bucket in Doctor Who’s ‘A Good Man Goes to War’ and her role in ITV medical drama Monroe. She most recently appeared in 24: Live Another Day. Chong will play “a minor role” in the new Star...

Jemma Redgrave keen for ‘Doctor Who’ UNIT spin-off

Doctor Who actress Jemma Redgrave has revealed she’d be up for a spin-off featuring her character Kate Stewart and UNIT scientist Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver. Discussing the idea of a spin-off with Blogtor Who at London Film & Comic Con, Redgrave teased: “Your mouth to god’s ears! Who knows? Waft that thought over in...