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‘Game of Thrones’ infographic: Season 5 recap map

We love Game of Thrones here. Well, of course we do! But 50 hours into the story, it’s not just us that sometimes has a bit of trouble remembering what the heck is going on, right? Fortunately, to celebrate the launch of the epic fantasy drama’s sixth season this weekend, the helpful folks at experience gifts...

Una Stubbs released an ’80s fitness album and it’s all we want right now

Okay, maybe this is one of things that everyone else in the world knew about apart from us. But… until today we were totally unaware that Sherlock star Una Stubbs released an album entitled ‘If You Can Dance You Can Do It! Have Fun And Keep Fit With Una Stubbs’ in 1982. All this time we’ve...

‘Doctor Who’ fans, here’s what the ‘sleep’ in your eyes really is

After seeing Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss’s ‘Sleep No More’ episode of Doctor Who last season, did you wonder what the ‘sleep’ in your eyes actually is? Unfortunately it’s not really the Sandmen from Le Verrier Space Station. The clever folks at todayifoundout.com explain that the “sleep” is in fact a type of “rheum”, known as...

Top 10 most-watched ‘Doctor Who’ episodes since 2005

‘Voyage of the Damned’ is the most-watched episode of Doctor Who on original broadcast in the UK since the show’s 2005 revival. Guest starring singer Kylie Minogue, David Tennant’s third Christmas special pulled in 13.31 million viewers in December 2007. In second place is the following year’s festive adventure, ‘The Next Doctor’, with 13.1 million...

‘Eddie the Eagle’ infographic: A guide to the UK’s Extreme Sports

Starring Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken and Hugh Jackman, feel-good movie Eddie the Eagle arrives in UK cinemas on Monday 28 March. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle tells the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation...

What are the cast of ‘The IT Crowd’ doing now?

Can you believe it’s now been ten years since The IT Crowd first appeared on our TV screens? The award-winning Channel 4 sitcom aired for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, ending with a special episode in 2013. > Buy the complete Season 1-4 box set on Amazon. A whole decade after Jen first ventured...

What are the cast of ‘Misfits’ doing now?

Broadcast on E4 from 2009 to 2013, sci-fi comedy-drama Misfits followed a group of young offenders on community service who gained supernatural powers after being caught in an electrical storm. Misfits ran for five seasons and, like Being Human, by the end had a completely different cast to the one it had started with. >...

David Bowie’s ‘Doctor Who’ connections: It’s the freakiest show

We haven’t made one but we imagine the Venn diagram of Doctor Who fans and David Bowie enthusiasts would cross over considerably. Bowie’s unique brand of music (which of course has sci-fi leanings) certainly has some shared characteristics with the inimitable Doctor Who – both are intelligent, inventive bodies of work that against all the...

Infographic: The art and science of photography

Did you know that it’s nearly 180 years since the process of photography was born? Just this week it was announced that Doctor Who actor Matt Smith will play avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic film, proving that photography still fascinates the world. The Royal Photographic Society was formed in 1853 to celebrate...

What are the cast of ‘Being Human’ doing now?

Between 2009 and 2013, supernatural drama Being Human was the jewel in BBC Three’s crown, being nominated for two BAFTAs and launching the careers of its young and upcoming cast. The series saw two sets of main characters – a vampire, a werewolf (or two) and a ghost – as well as numerous guest characters...