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‘Poldark’ bingo cards: Cliffs! Death! Shirtless Ross! Bingo!

Poldark is back! Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) is back as Ross Poldark, alongside Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife Demelza, in ten new episodes of the Cornish period drama. Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here. Buy Season 1 digitally on BBC Store here. The second season is airing at 9pm on Sunday nights on BBC...

Infographic: Which cars could the next James Bond could be driving?

It looks like 007 fans have another long wait ahead until the world’s most famous secret agent returns for his next adventure. The franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli has confirmed that the 25th official James Bond movie won’t be arriving in cinemas until at least 2018. Could she persuade Daniel Craig to come back for one...

The most unusual celebrity hobbies

We live in an age where celebrity culture rules, with reality television and a significant rise in the number of so-called stars driving this trends. While this initially manifested itself through celebrity iterations of established reality programs, shows such as The Only way is Essex have created an entirely new breed of celebrities that have...

The video games that have made it to the silver screen

Developers are always a little nervous when Hollywood tries to create a movie version of their beloved creations, but sometimes it pays off. Assassins Creed, for example, is the latest franchise to dip its toe into the world of film, with Michael Fassbender taking on the lead role. So, let’s take a look at the...

11 of the most iconic seats and sofas on TV

Couches, sofas, chairs and thrones – these might seem to be some of the more mundane props on TV, but they’re often seen the most frequently. Distinctive Chesterfields, a handmade furniture manufacturer based in Yorkshire, are celebrating 11 of the most iconic and famous of all seats in TV history…   The Iron Throne “The...

Infographic: 10 times ‘Star Trek’ predicted the future

Star Trek celebrates its momentous fiftieth anniversary this year – and a lot has changed over the past five decades. Incredibly, the unstoppable sci-fi franchise has been remarkably and unnervingly on the ball with its predictions of the future. Did the writers in the ’60s actually just time travel forward and pop into their local...

Infographic: What is the most dangerous fictional workplace?

Being so wrapped up in their own personal dramas, most of the protagonists from our favourite TV shows, films, and books don’t have time to pay attention to the many, many dangers of their workplaces. However, the rack safety inspection specialists over at Storage Equipment Experts do have the time. And so they have made...

‘Doctor Who’ infographic: How often does the Doctor tell people to ‘shut up’?

Ever get the feeling that there’s rather a lot of people being told to ‘shut up’ in Peter Capaldi’s era of Doctor Who? Well, it turns out you’re not imagining it. As part of his brilliant range of Doctor Who infographics, fan Paul Smith has calculated exactly how often there have been commands for characters to stop talking over the years....

30 things you didn’t know about ‘Doctor Who: The TV Movie’

This month marks 20 years since Paul McGann made his Doctor Who debut as the Eighth Doctor in ‘The TV Movie’. > Buy ‘The TV Movie’ on DVD on Amazon. To celebrate the anniversary, here are 30 facts about the 1996 adventure that you might not know…   The TARDIS set reportedly cost a million dollars...

Why is the new ‘Doctor Who’ companion called Bill?

Since her introduction yesterday as the new Doctor Who companion, some fans have been asking why Pearl Mackie‘s character has the traditionally male name of Bill. While there’s not yet been any official comment on the choice of moniker, the most obvious assumption would be that it’s referring to actor William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor from...