Big Finish: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 3 review

The latest volume of Tenth Doctor adventures from Big Finish return David Tennant to 2008, paring him again with Catherine Tate’s indomitable Donna Noble. This time it is a family affair too, as the first story also stars Donna’s acidic mother Sylvia, as well as her beloved Gramps Wilfrid Mott too. No Place First up … >

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Russell T Davies’ adaptation is life-affirming

Well, that was gloriously life-affirming, wasn’t it? Maybe it’s the fact that Shakespeare’s comedies, when done well, lead to a freeing of the human spirit.  (When done badly, they’re excruciating.)  Maybe it’s because there is little more delightful on television than hearing Bernard Cribbins sing.  Whatever, that was a more than convivial way of spending … >

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ interview: Bernard Cribbins on playing Snout

Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) is playing Snouth in BBC One’s new A Midsummer Night’s Dream adaptation. Adapted by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, the 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as … >

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Watch trailer for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has released the first trailer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted William Shakespeare’s classic play as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will air at 8.30pm on Monday 30 May on BBC One. Watch the trailer… Maxine Peake and @RealMattLucas star in Russell T Davies’ adaptation of A … >

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Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas countdown Day 6: ‘The End of Time’

First things first: why the heck is Martha married to Mickey? As far as swan songs go, ‘The End of Time’ certainly is one. Doctor Who bids farewell to the Tenth Doctor over two episodes that run the emotional range from zany to heartbreaking to downright ridiculous (often within the same scene), concluding with a … >

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Cast announced for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has announced a stellar cast for Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’ upcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream film. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play will star Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera … >

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5 classic British kids’ TV shows that are overdue a revival

Inspired by the triumphant and long-overdue returns of The Clangers and Thunderbirds – and excited at the imminent comeback of the amazing, the fantastic, the greatest secret agent in the world (Danger Mouse) – we’ve put our minds to the question… Which other classic kids’ TV shows could be on the list for a 21st … >

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‘Doctor Who’ star Bernard Cribbins awarded J M Barrie Award

Actor and presenter Bernard Cribbins was honoured with the annual J M Barrie Award this week for “a lifetime of unforgettable work for children on stage, film, television and record”. As well as his role as Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who between 2007 and 2010, Cribbins has featured in iconic BBC Children’s programmes for four … >

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