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War Of The Worlds: new BBC adaptation gears up for filming

Pre-production work has begun on the BBC’s brand new adaptation of War Of The Worlds, that’s been scripted by Doctor Who and Jonathan Norrell & Mr Strange scribe Peter Harness. Three 60 minute episodes are planned, with Mammoth Screen the production company involved. The shoot for the new War Of The Worlds, based on the...

Martin Clunes set for new BBC sitcom

In sitcom circles, Martin Clunes has never scored a bigger hit than the phenomenon that was Men Behaving Badly. And whilst he’s been enjoying success more recently in Doc Martin, he’s heading back to comedy, for a brand new BBC One sitcom. It’s called Warren, and Clunes will be playing the title character. Warren is...

Doctor Who: when Christopher Eccleston turned down Day Of The Doctor

There was much speculation in the build up to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, Day Of The Doctor, that Christopher Eccleston would return in a role he’d insisted he’d left behind. As it happened, Steven Moffat wrote the original script with that in mind, with Eccleston ultimately turning the opportunity down, that in turn...

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat originally planned to quit in 2013

Steven Moffat’s time as Doctor Who boss came to an end on Christmas Day, with the transmission of his final episode, Twice Upon A Time. Moffat has now passed the mantle over to Chris Chibnall, who is hard at work on series 11 of the show. And as part of his farewell interview to The...

That book Donald Trump hates is becoming a TV show

It’s probably fair to call Fire And Fury the publishing phenomenon of the year thus far, with Michael Wolff’s look at Donald Trump’s first year as American President selling lots of copies, and thoroughly annoying Trump himself. Wolff may very well consider that mission accomplished. But there’s more to come. Endeavor Content has now picked...

Amazon has just cancelled three of its shows

With rumours now linking it to an acquisition of Lionsgate, Amazon has opted not to carry on with a trio of its original comedy series. This is reportedly as part of a drive by Amazon to move away from more niche shows, and presumably head towards the mainstream. The shows that have been culled are...

Good Omens: UK filming now complete, now heading overseas

Production has been ongoing on the screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens these past months, with the aim being to have it on our screens later this year. And yesterday, the UK leg of filming on the show came to an end. This was confirmed on the official Terry Pratchett Twitter...

The lost story of Doctor Who series 5

As part of an interesting Twitter chat that saw people choosing their favourite Doctor Who episodes from each series of the revived show yesterday, Gareth Roberts – who’s written a fair few of the choices that came up – dropped in some information on a particular episode that he put together, that never made it...

Doctor Who: get ready for The Missy Chronicles!

The BBC has announced a brand new book of Doctor Who stories featuring one of the Doctor’s more notable foes: Michelle Gomez’s Missy! The Missy Chronicles will be published by BBC Books on February 22nd, in time for International Women’s Day. It’ll cost £9.99, and it features stories from Jacqueline Rayner, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, James...

New JJ Abrams TV show sparks bidding war

JJ Abrams may have his days filled with Star Wars: Episode IX at the moment (given that he’s going to direct the film), but he also continues to develop television projects. And one of them has sparked a bidding war and a half. It’s believed that both HBO and Apple are duking it out for...