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‘Doctor Who’ exec chats about Peter Capaldi’s costume

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the decisions behind the new Doctor’s costume were left to Peter Capaldi. Moffat told SFX: “He wanted to be quite stark. Stark and skinny. A stick-insect sort of thing. Clara actually calls him a grey-haired stick-insect at one point.” He joked: “We had some hilarious pictures of...

‘Star Trek’ actress Zoe Saldana: ‘I would love to be in ‘Doctor Who”

American actress Zoe Saldana has revealed that it would be “wonderful” to guest star in Doctor Who. The Avatar star appears alongside former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in UK cinemas on Thursday. Asked if she’d like to appear in Doctor Who, Saldana told Den of Geek: “Oh my...

Gay marriage storyline for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Series 3

The third series of BBC One’s Last Tango in Halifax will feature a gay marriage storyline. Starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as love-struck septuagenarians Alan and Celia, the comedy-drama returns for six new episodes later this year. Currently filming in various locations around the north of England, Series 3 will see Celia’s daughter Caroline...

‘Fargo’ Season 2 will air on Channel 4

Channel 4 will show the second season of Fargo in the UK next year. Season 2 will feature a fresh cast of characters, a different time period and a new ‘true crime’ story that will unfold over the ten new episodes. Fargo‘s first season averaged an audience of 2 million viewers (8% share) on Channel...

‘Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular’ concerts announced for 2015

BBC Worldwide has announced the UK and European premiere of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six UK city venues next year. The live concert will run for twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow in May 2015. With over 100 performers conducted by Ben Foster, Murray Gold’s music from Doctor...

‘My Mad Fat Diary’ Series 3 update

Channel 4 has revealed that a third series of My Mad Fat Diary is still uncertain. Series 2 concluded on E4 in March, but the show’s future has not yet been confirmed. A spokesperson for My Mad Fat Diary told Digital Spy: “We’d love to bring the gang back again, but only if we’re sure...

New ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi promises ‘there’ll be no flirting’

Peter Capaldi has revealed that he was “absolutely adamant” there would not be a romantic relationship between his Doctor and companion Clara in the new series of Doctor Who. The Scottish actor told The Sunday Times: “There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor is concerned with.” He teased: “It’s quite...

Rufus Hound and Ardal O’Hanlon join Channel 4’s new gay drama ‘Cucumber’

Comedians Rufus Hound and Ardal O’Hanlon have been cast in Channel 4′s new drama series Cucumber. Currently filming in Manchester, Cucumber is one of three new interlinked shows from Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) – with E4′s Banana and online show Tofu – exploring 21st century gay life. Hound will play Rupert,...

E4 orders hidden camera comedy ‘Bad Robots’

E4 has announced the commission of Bad Robots, a new comedy series using hidden cameras and computer-generated pranks. The six 30-minute episodes feature a host of everyday machines, from tanning booths to photo booths, and showcases argumentative vending machines, patently biased pub quiz machines, abusive electronic road signs and overly helpful service tills – all...