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Lord Of The Rings TV show: the backlash begins

Amazon’s decision to spend over $200m on a new Lord Of The Rings television series, with a further spin-off included in the deal, has certainly sent ripples around the internet over the past few days. What, people not unfairly ask, can Amazon do with a series that can improve on Peter Jackson’s extraordinary trilogy of...

Remember when David Jason was blocked from doing Doctor Who?

Doctor Who’s roster of guest stars since it returned to our screens in 2005 has been comfortably on the impressive side. But not everyone the Doctor Who team has approached has been able to take the job on. One of UK television’s biggest stars, David Jason, was approached by Russell T Davies, after reading that...

Taskmaster Champion Of Champions gets December transmission date

One of the best shows you’ll find on Dave is the glorious Taskmaster, whose fifth series recently came to an end. But as an added bonus, the channel also confirmed that a two part Christmas special was coming out way, that would pit the five champions to date against each other. And now we know...

Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 1 review

Christmas! Comes earlier every year, dunnit? Why it’s only mid-November and already we’re deluged with selection boxes, snowmen, and the crinkly sound of Noddy Holder slowly defrosting from his cryonic slumber at North Pole HQ. Thank goodness then that we can take refuge from it all in a new series of Peaky Blinders, where it’s...

Doctor Who Christmas special: Steven Moffat teases the episode

This Friday, as part of the BBC’s Children In Need telethon, we’re getting the now-traditional preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special. Twice Upon A Time will, of course, star Peter Capaldi and David Bradley as different iterations of the Doctor, with Jodie Whittaker appearing at the end of the episode too. Twice Upon A...

Back, starring Mitchell & Webb, earns a second series

The hit sitcom Back is returning for another series, it’s been confirmed. The show, written by Simon Blackwell, stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with the former playing Stephen, a man taking over the family pub after the death of his father. Robert Webb, however, plays his foster brother, Andrew, who unexpectedly comes back into...