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Karen Gillan to star in ‘Jumanji’ remake?

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan is reportedly joining the cast of the new Jumanji remake. The original Jumanji movie was released in 1995 and starred the late Robin Williams. Writer Zach Helm (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Stranger Than Fiction) will be scripting the remake, according to Venture Capital Post. Gillan previously posted a cryptic tweet...

‘Doctor Who’ finale ‘Death in Heaven’ will run for one hour

The BBC has confirmed that the final episode of Doctor Who’s current season is 60 minutes long. Written by Steven Moffat, ‘Death in Heaven’ will air from 8pm until 9pm on Saturday 8 November on BBC One. The synopsis reads: “With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the...

Neil Gaiman: Female writers on ‘Doctor Who’ is ‘a priority’

Neil Gaiman has discussed the lack of female writers on Doctor Who. The author wrote 2011’s ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ and 2013’s ‘Nightmare in Silver’. Gaiman wrote on Tumblr: “In the six years I’ve been working with the Doctor Who team, the producers and script editors I’ve directly worked with (four out of six of whom...

‘Doctor Who’ 50th anniversary soundtrack album announced

Silva Screen have revealed that a new Doctor Who soundtrack album featuring Murray Gold’s music from ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and ‘The Time of the Doctor’ will be released next month. The 2-CD album will be available from Monday 24 November with reversible covers. > Order the album on Amazon now. 50th anniversary special...

Neil Gaiman wants to write ‘Doctor Who’ ep for Capaldi

Neil Gaiman has revealed that he is keen to write a third episode of Doctor Who. The author previously wrote 2011’s ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ and 2013’s ‘Nightmare in Silver’. Gaiman told Audrey Niffenegger in New York: “Whenever I’m in the UK, I sneak into meetings with [the production team]. They say, ‘Can you do another...

BBC One reveals cast for Sadie Jones’ ‘The Outcast’ adaptation

Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay will star alongside George Mackay, Nathaniel Parker, Greg Wise and Hattie Morahan in BBC One’s The Outcast. Written by Sadie Jones and based on her best-selling novel, the two-part adaptation is described as “a deeply romantic, uncomfortably honest coming-of-age story set in booming post-war Britain”. The Outcast will air...

‘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...