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Returning to the Tardis once more is the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), for a brand-new series of adventures at the end of 2017 courtesy of Big Finish. Titled Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2, this upcoming series will mark the debut of Billie Piper’s Rose at Big Finish with three hour-long adventures. You can listen to a trailer below…
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2 opens with Attack of the Zaross by John Dorney, in which an alien invasion of Earth isn’t quite what it appears to be – Camille Coduri guest stars as Jackie Tyler.
In the second adventure, Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adams, the Doctor and Rose arrive in Slough in 1791 and encounter Chevalier D’Eon, an enigmatic ex-spy who has lived his life as a woman. Together they must fend off alien slavers, who have come »
Hello, it’s Nan!
Aging herself by several decades, Adele marked her 29th birthday on social media by posting a set of photos in which she channels Catherine Tate’s character, Joannie “Nan” Taylor, from The Catherine Tate Show.
“Nearly 30! Thanks for the well wishes. See you soon x,” she captioned the snaps. In the photos, the singer — who’s mom to 4-year-old Angelo (with her husband Simon Konecki) — is dressed in a pink cardigan and sports spectacles, a head of frizzy curls and several more wrinkles than usual.
Wishing the “When We Were Young” singer a happy birthday, the »
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Mark Harrison May 10, 2017
Over Doctor Who's long history, what prompted the decision to leave for those in the lead role?
All sorts of things have killed off the Doctor. In the last half century, Doctor Who's unique approach to recasting the lead character has seen him fettled by old age, as punishment, by radiation poisoning, falls big and small, dodgy operations and time itself. There are plenty of in-universe reasons for why the Doctor regenerates, and the outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi promises that his upcoming demise will be suitably timey-wimey, but what of the behind-the-scenes reasons that the Doctor has to go?
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If there’s one thing David Tennant has established himself as, it’s on-screen oddballs. With an impressive range, his charm means he can work his magic on any role, from out and out nasty, to irreverent and wacky, via repressed and brooding. As the release of his new film Mad To Be Normal approaches on April 6th, we’ve had a look at some of Tennant’s greatest quirky roles.
The role that brought David Tennant well and truly to the public’s attention was that of The Doctor. The tenth incarnation of the Tim Lord, he was one of the wackier regenerations, and was voted ‘The UK’s Favourite Doctor’ in a 2013 survey by the Radio Times. Not bad going for a show that’s been going since the 1960s! Tennant was the second actor (after Christopher Eccleston) to take on the role of the Time »
- Amie Cranswick
Earlier in the week Peter Capaldi announced that he will be calling time on his stint as the Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special, and now bookmakers William Hill has released its odds for the thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord in Doctor Who, with Broadchurch star Olivia Colman leading the pack with odds of 8/1.
Should the BBC opt for Colman, it would be the first time a female has portrayed the character – something long overdue in the eyes of many fans. Other actresses in the betting including Phoebe Waller-Bridge (14/1), Hayley Atwell (20/1), Sheridan Smith (20/1), Vicky McClure (20/1), Gemma Arterton (25/1), Helena Bonham Carter (25/1), Tilda Swinton (33/1) and former companions Billie Piper (33/1) and Catherine Tate (33/1).
Other candidates who the bookies seem to think have a chance include James Norton (10/1), Reece Shearsmith (10/1), Richard Ayoade (10/1), Rory Kinnear (12/1) and Andrew Scott (16/1). And if you want to waste some cash, you can also back the likes of »
- Gary Collinson
After 12 years with UK producer Tiger Aspect, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise is stepping down from her role as managing director. Ben Cavey, currently managing firector of Tiger Aspect's comedy label Cave Bear, and Will Gould, joint managing director of Tiger Aspect Drama, will replace her as co-MDs. Part of Endemol Shine UK, Tiger Aspect series include Peaky Blinders (with Caryn Mandabach Productions), Benidorm, Mount Pleasant, Harry & Paul, Catherine Tate and Bean Animation… »
The Orwellian comedy show about pet peeves returns. Meanwhile ITV serves up another icon-dramatisation – this time featuring Bobby Moore. Plus, yet another excuse to laugh at shoulder pads and big hair
Frank Skinner clears some space in a basement bulging with bugbears, as a fresh series of the comedy panel show beckons. Catherine Tate, Nigel Havers and TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal offer pet peeves for Skinner’s Orwellian alcove; picks from the pissed-off participants include try-hard hipster restaurants, prearranged paparazzi shoots and – in a move that may well goad viewers into using a BBC bias hashtag or 10 – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mark Gibbings-Jones
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7 items from 2017
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