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A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong: transmission date confirmed

UPDATE 1: Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg have been confirmed as joining the cast! The announcement was just made by the BBC, although we’re still waiting for an exact transmission date. We’ll keep you posted! UPDATE 2: The BBC has confirmed when A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong will be broadcast. It’s going out on BBC...

Doctor Who series 11 set to look more cinematic

Amidst the many changes being made for Doctor Who series 11 comes news that the equipment being used to film the show has undergone an upgrade. As per a report in Broadcast Now, the new series is “being shot using Cooke and Angenieux anamorphic lenses for the first time”. The upshot of that is that...

Luther: new update on series 5

As had been rumoured, Idris Elba is set to return for more episodes of Luther in 2018, with series 5 of the show edging closer to production. In a new interview with Deadline, the show’s creator and writer Neil Cross has now confirmed that the final script for the new episodes of the show has...

House Of Cards: Netflix confirms new plan for final season

Following the suspension of filming on House Of Cards season 6, the future of the show’s final run was under severe threat. This was following the strong allegations that were levelled against the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, who has not been on the House Of Cards set since. There had been talk a week or...

Sapphire & Steel: the planned remake is now dead

Plans were revealed back in 2015 for a television reboot of the much-loved show, Sapphire & Steel. Personnel were hired too, with Neil Cross – of Luther fame – hired to help develop the show. However, little has been heard of the show since the news first came to light. And in a new interview,...

The Split: first images from major new BBC One drama

From the pen of Abi Morgan, writer of The Hour, comes a major new drama series from the BBC by the name of The Split. The new shows has been filming over the past few months, and will be running for six episodes. And now the BBC has released the first two images from the...

Doctor Who series 11 filming moves to Barry

Production on Doctor Who series 11 continues, and after a stint back in the studios at Roath Lock, the show has been back out in the open. Night shooting for the new series has now been taking place at Barry train station in Wales last night, following a stint of filming in the area over...

Why HBO didn’t want to make the Lord Of The Rings TV show

The biggest and most surprising television deal of the year? That’d arguably be the reported quarter of a billion dollars that Amazon has forked out to make at least two seasons of a Lord Of The Rings television show. Amazon won the bidding war for the show, but one notable company ducked out very early...

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat on why he never cast a woman in the lead role

Jodie Whittaker is now well into filming for her first series run as the new Doctor Who. She’s being introduced in the role in this month’s Twice Upon A Time, before she takes the TARDIS key for series 11. Her casting was the choice of incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall. And in a new interview with...