BBC abandons plans to use AI to promote Doctor Who after complaints

In a post on BBC Complaints, the BBC stated that they have no further plans to employ generative artificial intelligence to promote Doctor Who. Summary of complaint: We received complaints about reports that the BBC is exploring generative AI in Doctor Who promotion. BBC response: As part of a small trial, marketing teams used generative … >

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BritBox International is now wholly owned by BBC Studios

BBC Studios takes full ownership of BritBox International in a £255 million deal Reported by both sides from different angles (BBC takes full ownership vs ITV sells its 50% share), it’s clear the deal has been some time coming. Since ITV launched ITVX, its focus has been there, with Britbox coverage increasingly limited. Now BritBox … >

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Into the TARDIS podcast

Into The TARDIS – new Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Drama Podcast

Launching in March 2024, weekly episodes will be introduced by Colin Baker.  Audio producers Big Finish have been in the Doctor Who business for a remarkable 25 years. During that time, they’ve worked with countless Doctors and companions, expanding the series’ in almost every conceivable direction. Over the years, they’ve given us more of fleeting on … >

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Dodger 2023 Christmas Special - Nicola Coughlan as Queen Victoria

Dodger lands a right royal 2023 Christmas Special (updated)

Christopher Eccleston returns as Fagin with his gang set on pinching Queen Victoria’s crown.  Updated 30/11/23: Dodger‘s ‘Coronation’ lands on BBC iPlayer With December just around the corner, the new Dodger Christmas Special has landed. The hit family show, which should get festive airings on both BBC One and CBBC, is now available to stream. A … >

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Jenna Coleman

The Jetty – Jenna Coleman leads new BBC thriller (updated)

She’ll play rookie detective Ember Manning in the new four-part series.  Updated 07/11/23: The cast joining Jenna Coleman includes Elliot Cowan, Amelia Bullmore and Ralph Inerson. Announced back in August at the Edinburgh Television Festival, The Jetty is a new thriller fronted by Jenna Coleman. In the show, she’ll play the rookie detective Ember Manning … >

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Sherwood Series 2 – David Harewood and Robert Lindsay join the cast

James Graham’s Sherwood reveals its new starry new cast additions as Series 2 begins filming.  Sherwood was an award-winning hit for the BBC when it aired the first series in 2022. Inspired by real events, the show explored the controversial deployment of so-called ‘spycops’ and the ramifications of two brutal killings during the miners strike. … >

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