Join David Tennant and Catherine Tate for live tweets during Doctor Who watch-along

Following six successful fan watch-longs, Doctor Who Magazine writer Emily Cook has organized another communal fan watch-along and live tweet-along of the Doctor Who series 4 two-part story The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End with David Tennant (the Doctor) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), writer Russell … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ episode guide

Brief Encounters is a new ITV drama about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, the six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones) and inspired by chapters in Jacqueline Gold’s memoir, Good Vibrations. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Episode 3 continues to impress

In the wake of Brian’s hit and run accident, the Brief Encounters ladies’ lives are artfully woven even further together, with the women facing a lot of tough choices as a result. “I offer you a place to stay and you repay me by telling everyone my business.” With Spakes Butchers having financial troubles, Pauline is … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 2 review

After last week’s solid introduction, this episode takes strong but subtle steps to fortify the relationships of the women involved, focusing on building their chemistry. As a result, we are treated to some wonderful performances. “Brian, I’ve been to a pub…and I liked it.” Penelope Wilton continues to be the best thing about Brief Encounters, … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Penelope Wilton steals the show in Episode 1

Developed from Jacqueline Gold’s memoir Good Vibrations: The True Story of Ann Summers, ITV’s new six-part drama focuses on the lives of four women who are brought together by the selling of Summers infamous ‘marital aids’ in Sheffield, 1982. “Terry, don’t be silly. It’s just underwear.” Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Episodes) heads the cast of Brief … >

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ITV confirms start date for Ann Summers drama ‘Brief Encounters’

ITV’s new drama series about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business will begin next month. Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters started filming in Sheffield in January and is produced by Jo Willett (Birds of a Feather). The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight (Our Zoo), Angela Griffin (Lewis), Don Gilet (EastEnders), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Will … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ trailer: First look at ITV’s Ann Summers drama

ITV has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama series about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters stars Sharon Rooney, Penelope Wilton, Angela Griffin and Sophie Rundle as “four women striving to find happiness and fulfilment.” The six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and … >

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