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CBBC’s ‘The Sparticle Mystery’ to return for Series 3

The Sparticle Mystery will return to CBBC for a third series. Set in a modern-day world without adults, thirteen new 30-minute episodes of the sci-fi action adventure drama series have been commissioned and will be filmed on location in Northern Ireland. The official synopsis reads: “[Series 3] will follow the Tribe Sparticles as they try...

‘Mr Selfridge’ exec teases Series 3

Mr Selfridge‘s executive producer has revealed that Harry’s life will “unravel” in next year’s series. Inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, and his business in London’s Oxford Street, Series 2 concluded on ITV last night. Executive producer Kate Lewis has hinted:  “We have some surprises in store for an audience...

‘Doctor Who’ writer Gatiss on the return of the Time Lords

Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss has discussed how he feels about the Doctor eventually finding Gallifrey. Steven Moffat launched the new story arc in last year’s 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, with the Doctor on a quest to locate his home world. Gatiss told the audience at a recent Q&A panel in...

Channel 5 orders second series of ‘Suspects’

Improvised crime drama Suspects will return to Channel 5 with new episodes for a second series this autumn. Executive-produced by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives), Suspects launched last month. Starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Clare-Hope Ashitey, the show sees the actors  improvise the dialogue from a tightly-plotted storyline, using...

Sky Atlantic planning ‘The Tunnel’ sequel series

A follow-up series to Sky Atlantic’s bilingual crime drama The Tunnel is being developed. Based on the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, The Tunnel launched last October and starred Game of Thrones actor Stephen Dillane as British detective Karl Roebuck. The new series will be an entirely new story, rather than an adaptation of The...

Vic and Bob’s ‘House of Fools’ will return for Series 2

BBC Two has recommissioned House of Fools for a second series. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s anarchic comedy launched in January and the second series will once more feature uninvited lodgers, visitors and guests who constantly fill the house, wreaking havoc everywhere they go. Returning characters include lothario Beef (Matt Berry), Geordie ex-con Bosh (Dan...

Johnny Vegas returns to ‘Benidorm’ for Series 7

ITV has recommissioned Benidorm for a seventh series. Written by creator Derren Litten, Series 7 will feature the return of Johnny Vegas as The Oracle, last seen in Series 3. Other returning cast members include Elsie Kelly as Noreen and Crissy Rock as Janey York. The recent sixth series averaged 6.8 million viewers across the...

‘Some Girls’ will return for Series 3

BBC Three has recommissioned Some Girls for a new series. Series 3 of the comedy will see sensible, level headed Viva try to defy expectations and do something completely crazy. But it’s not long before she’s regretting her actions. Holli needs to raise some money to buy back her mother’s pawned jewellery and has some...

Christina’s causing a riot in ‘The Voice’

Christina Marie is the new favourite to win the current series of BBC One’s The Voice according to Ladbrokes. The 20-year-old from Bristol leads the betting at 3/1 to secure her mentor, The Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, a win on his début series. Christina says: “This competition is hugely important as it has the potential...

‘Silk’ will not return for Series 4

The creator of Silk has confirmed that the legal drama will not be coming back after the current series ends. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks) and Maxine Peake (Shameless), Series 3 is currently airing at 9pm on Monday nights on BBC One. Writer Peter Moffat told Radio Times: “It has been a complete joy to work...