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The UK’s Top 5 driving songs revealed

A new poll has revealed the UK’s views on what they want to hear (and to not hear) on their car radio. The survey by Truck Locator found that singing in the car is far more popular with female drivers than males, with 41% of females belting out their favourite tune, compared to 25% of...

Dawn French heads out on first ever solo tour

Dawn French has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes. The UK tour begins in Sheffield on Thursday 5 June. The Vicar of Dibley star commented: “I’m sick with excitement about this solo tour. I am enjoying the fact that I can’t categorise exactly what it is, but...

‘Ripper Street’ Series 3 will be ‘grittier and more exciting than ever’

Ripper Street star Matthew Macfadyen has promised that the Victorian crime drama’s third series will be “brilliant, gripping and heart-rending”. Series 3 began filming in Manchester this week, with Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, MyAnna Buring and Adam Rothenberg all returning to their roles from the first two series. Eight new episodes will debut on Amazon Prime...

‘Sherlock’ exec: Series 4 has ‘moved significantly closer’

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has confirmed that a fourth series is still “the plan”, rather than the rumoured one-off special. Last month Sherlock star Martin Freeman hinted that the show’s next instalment could be a one-off episode: “Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a...

BBC One orders new David Walliams adaptation ‘Boy in the Dress’

A one-off adaptation of David Walliams’ first children’s book, Boy in the Dress, will air on BBC One this Christmas. Following the success of Walliams’ two previous Christmas TV offerings, Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink, the hour-long special tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the reactions of his family and...

Time travel poll results

A new survey of UK sci-fi fans has revealed that if time travel was possible then the decade that most people (28.2%) would go back to is the 1960’s. The poll by Watchshop also found that Doctor Who‘s TARDIS is the UK’s favourite method of time travel, with 33.65% of the votes. In second place...

‘Ripper Street’ Series 3 begins filming

The new series of Victorian crime drama Ripper Street began filming in Manchester today. Ripper Street is filming in the UK for the first time – first in Manchester, then Loughborough – before moving to its traditional production base in Dublin, Ireland. Regular cast members Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg are all returning...

‘Torchwood’ star Eve Myles joins ‘Broadchurch’ cast for Series 2

Eve Myles, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have joined the cast of Broadchurch for the crime drama’s second series. Creator Chris Chibnall said: “As if we didn’t have enough fabulous actresses, it’s a thrill to be joined by Wales’ finest, Eve Myles. Having worked together on Torchwood, it’s a joy to be able to...

Charlotte Rampling joins ‘Broadchurch’ Series 2

ITV has announced that actress Charlotte Rampling will star in new series of Broadchurch, playing “a pivotal role”. Creator and executive producer Chris Chibnall commented: “Charlotte Rampling! We’ve been keeping this secret for months, it’s been agony! We have another big story to tell this year, and that meant finding exceptional actors for new roles....