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Bodyguard: finale review

After keeping the nation on its toes for weeks, the BBC’s Bodyguard bowed out tonight but did it end on a high note? If Max Headroom wanted to make a return to the airwaves, tonight’s broadcast of the Bodyguard would have been the perfect broadcast to hijack. With its audacious storytelling, Liam Neeson levels of...

Doctor Who: The Dispossessed review

September 2018’s Big Finish Doctor Who main range release is The Dispossessed. Written by Mark Morris, it’s a gripping seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) tale, with both Mel (Bonnie Langford) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) as companions. What makes this particularly enjoyable are both the setting and the characters, all of which feel well-conceived and innovative. It...

Bodyguard: episode 5 review

With one week left until the finale, BBC One’s Bodyguard still has viewers in a vice with no signs of letting up… It’s genuinely quite remarkable to see a series like Bodyguard, which is keeping dozens and dozens of plates spinning, fail to answer any of our lingering questions before the finale. Jed Mercurio has...

Christopher Eccleston to pen memoir

Simon & Schuster UK will publish Christopher Eccleston’s memoir, I Love the Bones of You, charting his acting career plus the impact on him and his family of his late father’s struggle with dementia. The book will explore Eccleston’s life growing up in working-class Salford, his deep-rooted desire to perform on stage, and what developed into...

Doctor Who screenwriter, author to speak at Festival of Ideas

Doctor Who Series 11 screenwriter and author Malorie Blackman and Doctor Who author Juno Dawson are scheduled to join a moderated discussion on taboo topics in Young Adult fiction on Saturday, September 15. The Royal Academy of Arts is hosting the talk as part of its Festival of Ideas. Malorie Blackman has written over 60...

Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13: new cover image revealed

As reported by Cultbox back in April, Penguin Books planned the release of The Secret in Vault 13, a book featuring the the thirteenth Doctor written by David Solomons. The publisher has now released an animated image of the cover of the book. Diddly-dum, diddly-dum, woo-woo! Quite excited to reveal the cover of my first Dr...

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Comics: new images released

Titan Comics has released a preview of Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor No. 0, subtitled The Many Lives of Doctor Who via the Hollywood Reporter. One of the images shows the thirteenth Doctor, newly regenerated in the TARDIS, with a continuation of the twelfth Doctor’s speech from Twice Upon a Time. “People are going to call you Thirteen, the...

Doctor Who: The Early Adventures – The Morton Legacy review

Following a WWII pure historical The Night Witches and the futuristic mining action of The Outliers, season four’s packed TARDIS of Ben, Polly and Jamie arrives in the Victorian era for The Morton Legacy. Not that this is where the Doctor intends to be, as the first episode treats us to a lovely introductory sequence...

Class: The Audio Adventures Volume 2 review

Released the same time as Volume 1, Class Volume 2 is another set of three stories centred on the comings and goings at Coal Hill Academy. The good news is this set of stories is (at least) as good as the first! The bad news is Big Finish has yet to announce any more stories....