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Dalek Universe 1 – Doctor Who audio boxset review

Dalek Universe 1 draws David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor back to a time before the Time War. Without his TARDIS, he hooks up with the Space Security Service, in the first of three boxsets which comprise the Dalek Universe series. Buying Time & The Wrong Woman Abducted by an unknown force, the Doctor finds himself in … >

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Catherine the Great: first look at Helen Mirren in HBO drama

In HBO/Sky’s upcoming four-part drama, Catherine the Great, Helen Mirren will be portray the Russian empress – and we’ve got fresh details on the series… The drama, which was announced earlier this year, will focus on the monarch towards the end of her reign and her romance with Gregory Potemkin. Mirren will assume leading lady duties … >

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Watch trailer for ITV’s new ‘Maigret’ mystery ‘Night at the Crossroads’

Rowan Atkinson returns to ITV as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret in a new Maigret mystery this Easter. Adapted by Stewart Harcourt from Georges Simenon’s story, ‘Night At The Crossroads’ also stars Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dingwall (Death In Paradise), Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch) and Leo Starr (Lewis). Buy ITV’s first two Maigret adaptations on DVD here. Solving the … >

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Rowan Atkinson begins filming two more ‘Maigret’ films for ITV

Filming has started in Budapest on two further TV movies featuring Rowan Atkinson as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret. The Blackadder star made his debut as Maigret earlier this year in ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’, which attracted 7.2 million viewers and a 28% share of the audience. ITV’s second Maigret film, ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’, has already been filmed and will air later this year. … >

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Channel 4’s new satirical comedy ‘Power Monkeys’ will be made in one day

Jack Dee and Claire Skinner will lead the cast of Power Monkeys, a new scripted comedy that will be made and aired in one day. Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) return to Channel 4 following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys. Power Monkeys will lampoon the fictional communications and social media ‘experts’ on both … >

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Why has ITV never found its own ‘Doctor Who’?

This month brought the sad news that fantasy adventure series Jekyll and Hyde has been cancelled after only one season due to disappointing ratings. Charlie Higson’s ten-part drama was the latest in a line of ITV shows to have aired over the past decade that have tried to ape the family-friendly success of Doctor Who. … >

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