Posts by: CultBox Editor

Doctor Who: here’s the trailer for the Shada release

BBC Worldwide is finally releasing this week its reassembled version of the infamously unfinished Doctor Who adventure, Shada. It’s been a long time coming, and is likely to be the closest we’ll get to a definitive version of the tale. The story, penned by Douglas Adams, began filming in 1979 with Tom Baker in the...

Doctor Who series 11 shooting in Sheffield this week

Production continues on Doctor Who series 11, with Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh both now on set and leading the cast filming the new series of the show. Over the last week or so, Doctor Who has been on location in and around Newport. However, the travels this week see the show go further north....

Early Doors is returning – as a stage show

It may have only run for two series, but over a decade after the last episode of the sitcom Early Doors, there’s news of a revival of sorts. Craig Cash and Phil Mealey’s sitcom, that debuted in 2003, is being revived for a new stage show, it’s been revealed. Cash and Mealey are penning the...

New drama from Fortitude creator to film next year

Simon Donald is a busy man. The third and final series of his icy hit Sky drama, Fortitude, is heading into production the other side of Christmas. But he’s also secured another commission from Sky. The company is backing Curfew, a new drama that’s heading to Manchester next year for filming. Curfew had been on...

Game Of Thrones live concerts are heading to the UK

Tickets are now on sale for a series of Game Of Thrones live concerts, that are set to play in the UK next year. The Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience toured the US this year, and it kicks off the European leg of its travels in the summer. What’s more, a bunch of UK...

Channel 4’s The Bisexual finally starts filming early next year

First mooted a year or two back, Channel 4 is now teaming up with Hulu to back Desiree Akhavan’s new project, The Bisexual. The show is a six part comedy series, that Akhavan is to co-write, direct and star in. She’ll be playing Leila, a New York woman making her way through dating in London....

Transparent: Jeffrey Tambor quits the show following serious allegations

Amazon’s multi-award winning show, Transparent, lost its lead actor overnight, as Jeffrey Tambor quit the show. He did so following sexual harassment allegations made against him. Tambor released a statement that reads as follows: Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become...

Les Miserables: major new BBC production filming next year

The BBC is pressing ahead with a lavish new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the new drama will be spread across six hour-long episodes. Filming on the show starts early next year, and most of the production will be based in Belgium. Some location work will also be taking...

BBC orders sitcom about an ex-girl band member

BBC Three has greenlit a new series called Wannabe, that stars Lily Brazier. Brazier headlined a pilot of the show, that wasn’t broadcast. But off the back of it, a four part series has been ordered that will film next year. Brazier wrote the pilot along with Ben Murray (the latter of whom directed), and...