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‘Doctor Who Experience’ will regenerate in October

Visitors to the Doctor Who Experience attraction in Cardiff will no longer be able to rescue the Eleventh Doctor from the Pandorica as of 1 September. The current walk-through adventure, featuring Matt Smith, will be refreshed later this autumn to coincide with Peter Capaldi’s arrival as the Twelfth Doctor. More details on the attraction’s updated...

Karen Gillan on action roles: ‘I’m not really very kick-ass’

Karen Gillan has been chatting about her role in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy movie. The former Doctor Who star will play the villainous Nebula in the film, alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou and Benicio Del Toro. Discussing how evil her character is in the movie, Gillan told Empire:...

More dates announced for ‘Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future’

The organisers of Secret Cinema have announced additional dates for this summer’s Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future – the biggest live cinema event ever staged in the world. 42,000 tickets sold out last week just 4 hours after going on sale. Tickets for the new dates between Thursday 14 August and Sunday 31...

‘Doctor Who’ stars to embark on world tour to promote Series 8

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will visit five continents in the space of 12 days later this summer on a promotional tour for the new series of Doctor Who. The pair will be joined by showrunner Steven Moffat. Amanda Hill, chief brands officer at BBC Worldwide, commented: “Doctor Who encompasses British creativity at its best...

‘The Crimson Field’ has been axed

BBC One has confirmed that The Crimson Field will not be returning for a second series. Creator and writer Sarah Phelps revealed on Twitter: “Found out today that #TheCrimsonField won’t be recommissioned by @BBCOne Gutted doesn’t even touch the sides of how I feel.” Starring Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris and Suranne Jones, the World War...

‘In the Flesh’ star hoping for Series 3

Emily Bevan has revealed that she has heard “nothing” yet about a third series of In the Flesh. Series 2 concluded on BBC Three on Sunday night. Speaking exclusively to CultBox about the possibility of Series 3, Bevan (who plays Amy) said: “That would be really lovely. We’ll just have to watch this space!” She...

Miriam Margolyes and Stephen Tompkinson join ‘Trollied’ cast

Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter), Jack Carroll (Britain’s Got Talent) and Aisling Bea (Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You’re Funny Award) will join the cast of Sky1 comedy Trollied for its fourth series. Miriam Margolyes commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Trollied, such a popular and well-loved series....

Keeley Hawes cast in BBC One’s adaptation of JK Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’

Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) will lead the cast of The Casual Vacancy, BBC One’s upcoming mini-series based on JK Rowling’s novel. Other confirmed cast members includes Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. Gambon will play Howard Mollison, owner of the Pagford delicatessen, with Julia McKenzie (Shirley...

Cast announced for E4 gay life drama ‘Banana’

E4 has revealed the cast for Banana, a new series of stand-alone stories covering “50 shades of gay and beyond”. The eight 30-minute episodes begin filming in Manchester next week, offering “an intriguing and often outrageous peek into the individual lives, loves and losses of a range of characters”. Banana is one of three new...

‘Quirke’ writer hoping for Series 2

Quirke writer Andrew Davies has revealed that he is uncertain whether he’ll write a second series of the new 1950s-set crime drama. Based on the books by Benjamin Black, the pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville, BBC One’s three-part drama launched last month. Davies told Radio Times: “I hope it’ll be on again [for...