Posts by: Martin Prince

Doctor Who: how Russell T Davies hinted at Jodie Whittaker casting

The dust has settled on the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor in Doctor Who now, and she’s going to start filming for series 11 of the show before the year is out (and, of course, we’ll see her for the first time in the role on Christmas Day). Ahead of the announcement...

The Moomins are returning, and they’ve attracted a star cast

The childrens’ television archives are being raided once more, and this time, it’s The Moomins who are set to return to our screens. Once again using the Tove Jansson stories as their source, the new series of Moomins is heading to our screens in the spring of 2019. The show is being made by Finnish...

Sherlock series 5: a new hint at a fresh series

It’s little secret that Sherlock is taking a break right now, with writers and show creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat turning their attention to a Dracula series instead that they’re developing. What’s more, the way things were left at the end of Sherlock series 4 allowed for a pause, and a pause is being...

Doctor Who series 10 boxset to include deleted scenes

We still don’t have the official announcement of the UK boxset, but the extras listing for the full Doctor Who series 10 DVD release in the US has now been unveiled. And it’s been confirmed that we’re going to be getting deleted scenes as part of the package. The full confirmed list of extras is as...

The choice of windows in Play School was never random

From 1964 through to 1988, one of the most iconic childrens’ programmes on British TV was Play School. Hosted across its run by the likes of Brian Cant, Floella Benjamin, Derek Griffiths and Johnny Ball, the show consistently gave its viewers a mystery: which of the three windows would we be looking through this week?...

Doctor Who: Frank Skinner jokes about being snubbed for a return

It’s little secret that Frank Skinner is a huge Doctor Who fan, and he got to be a part of the show back in 2014’s Mummy On The Orient Express. In that episode, he played the role of Perkins, and with his performance in the bank, that seemed to be that. But then, following the...

Here’s the new voice of Kermit The Frog

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Steve Whitmire, who has been playing and voicing Kermit The Frog since the death of Jim Henson back in 1990, had been relieved of his duties by Disney. Both sides of the argument got a very public airing in the aftermath of the news coming to light. Now,...

League Of Gentleman: new specials confirmed to film next month

The BBC has now officially confirmed that not only is The League Of Gentlemen returning for three 20th anniversary specials – but also that they’re going to start filming next year! An official BBC press announcement has just been released, which confirms that filming will take place in Manchester and the Peak District. The shows will...