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Billie Piper up for Rose/Ten ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off

Doctor Who star Billie Piper has revealed that she’d be interested in a spin-off featuring her character Rose Tyler with David Tennant’s Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor. The Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor appeared in Series 4’s finale, ‘Journey’s End’, in 2008. Asked about the possibility of such a spin-off, Piper told a fan at the recent Awesome Con...

Martin Freeman: ‘Sherlock’ could return for ‘one-off special’

Sherlock star Martin Freeman has revealed that the show’s next instalment could be a “one-off special”. Freeman told Alan Carr at the recording of tomorrow night’s Chatty Man episode: “Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea, and as I was listening to...

‘Scott & Bailey’ Series 4 begins filming

The new series of Scott & Bailey has started filming in Oldham and Manchester. Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp are back for eight new episodes, alongside Danny Miller (Emmerdale) as D.S. Rob Waddington and Amelia Bullmore as D.C.I. Gill Murray. Bullmore will also write four of Series 4’s scripts. Danny Webb (Locke, Lightfields) joins the...

Channel 4’s ‘Babylon’ begins filming new series

The first full series of Channel 4’s police comedy-drama Babylon has begun filming in London. Following the show’s pilot episode in February, Channel 4 commissioned a six-part series to air this autumn. Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny, Jonny Sweet and Nicola Walker will all reprise their roles in...

Peter Capaldi’s fate in ‘The Musketeers’ Series 2 revealed

The Musketeers star Tom Burke has revealed that Cardinal Richelieu, played by Peter Capaldi, will be dead when the show returns next year. Series 2 began filming in Prague earlier this month and Capaldi is currently filming the new series of Doctor Who in Cardiff. Burke, who plays Athos in BBC One’s adventure drama, told...

Matt Smith on ‘Doctor Who’ return: ‘I’ll happily come back’

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has revealed that he ie keen to reprise his role as the Eleventh Doctor in a future multi-Doctor anniversary story. Speaking at the Wizard World Con panel, Smith recalled working on last year’s 50th anniversary special: “It was a real historic moment for me. I always look at David [Tennant]...

‘Game of Thrones’ actor Elyes Gabel joins ‘Spooks’ movie

Another actor from Game of Thrones has joined the cast of Spooks: The Greater Good. Elyes Gabel (World War Z, Casualty), who played Rakharo in Game of Thrones, will appear alongside former co-star Kit Harington in the new movie, which is currently filming. The cast also includes Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), Tuppence Middleton (Trance), Eleanor...

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ to air in UK on Sky Atlantic

Sky Atlantic will air HBO’s new comedy series Silicon Valley this summer. Created by Beavis & Butthead‘s Mike Judge, the eight-part series is set in the high-tech rush of the modern Silicon Valley, “where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success”. Described as “an Entourage for geeks”, Silicon Valley...

‘Bluestone 42’ will be back for Season 3

BBC Three has recommissioned Bluestone 42 for a new season. The comedy follows a bomb disposal unit in Afghanistan and will return for six new 30-minute episodes in 2015. Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, said: “This raft of new and returning comedy series celebrates how successful the comedy on Three remains and is a timely...

Tom Baker appearance on ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ was planned

Tom Baker has confirmed that it was planned for him to appear on The Sarah Jane Adventures. The final episode of the Doctor Who spin-off aired on CBBC in October 2011, following the death of star Elisabeth Sladen. Baker told TV Choice: “I think it was being mooted at a time when Elisabeth began to...