Posts by: Martin Prince

The 31 scripted TV shows that have been cancelled this year

It’s been, as ever, a bit of a brutal year in TV land. Lots of scripted shows in both the UK and the US have been axed, and the following list featured programmes that have been ended this year, even whilst there’s still fuel in their tank. We’ve left out stuff that’s naturally come to...

Doctor Who: the Daleks’ untold history told in new book

Doctor Who’s most famous foes, the Daleks, are the subject of a brand new book heading to stores. And their secrets are set to be revealed. Entitled Doctor Who: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History Of The Enemies Of The Universe (we suspect there will be fewer colons in the main text), the book has been...

When Kevin Bishop was sacked from Grange Hill

Actor and comedian Kevin Bishop has been appearing on Tracey Ullman’s Show of late, and in 2016 we saw him star as Nigel Farage in Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back. But his big break came in 1994, when he was cast in the role of Sam Spalding in the gone-but-not-forgotten classic kids TV drama,...

Marvel’s Inhumans is coming to the UK

The plan with the screen adaptation of Marvel’s Inhumans was certainly ambitious. The first two episodes screened in IMAX cinemas at the start of the month, with IMAX also putting funding into the show. Then, it started running on ABC in the US, with an eye on a long-running show. Unfortunately, the muted reaction to...

Channel 4 announces new sci-fi series, Sean Penn to star

Off the back of the success of Humans in particular, Channel 4 is continuing to invest in science fiction. And in conjunction with Hulu in the US, it’s co-funding The First. The First will follow the first human mission to Mars, told from the perspective of the astronauts themselves and their families back on Earth....

Classic Doctor Who documentary finally gets DVD release

A real treat for Doctor Who fans is heading to DVD on November 13th. That’s when Koch Media will release a three-disc set by the name of The Daemons Of Devil’s End. And you’re set to get a fair bit for your money, too. The highlight is arguably what’s on disc two, the 1992 documentary...

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat drops dark hint about Christmas special

For his last Doctor Who episode as writer and showrunner, Steven Moffat has penned Twice Upon A Time. It’s the Christmas special, of course, that will mark the departure of Peter Capaldi from the show too, as well as the introduction of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor. Moffat, though, has been chatting about what...

Game Of Thrones to try and offset leaks with multiple endings

The final season of Game Of Thrones is heading into production soon, off the back of a seventh season where episode leaks were almost becoming the norm. With the show now comfortably ahead of where George R R Martin is up to with the books too, there’s genuine mystery as to how things will end....