James Bond 24 is Spectre: Twitter reacts as cast unveiled

James Bond 24 is Spectre: Twitter reacts as cast unveiled
Earlier today (December 4), the 24th James Bond movie was revealed to be titled Spectre.

Director Sam Mendes also unveiled the leading cast of the spy thriller, including returning stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris and new members such as Christoph Waltz and Andrew Scott.

Bond fans around the world - including a few familiar faces - reacted with excitement over the big announcement, ahead of its release on November 6, 2015.

I've been expecting you Mr Bond.

Danny Baker (@prodnose) December 4, 2014

So Blofeld is back!

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) December 4, 2014

Just found out that Monica Bellucci and Christolph Waltz are in the new Bond? It's called Spectre. I'm saying best Bond ever ..right now

David Campbell (@DavidCampbell73) December 4, 2014

There is a Furious discussion in the @digitalspy office about whether Spectre should have caps or not (it should fyi)

— Catriona Wightman (@catrionaw890) December 4, 2014

Idea for new Bond theme: ♫♫♫ R.
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Richard Matheson dies: Tributes paid to I Am Legend, Twilight Zone icon

Richard Matheson dies: Tributes paid to I Am Legend, Twilight Zone icon
Writer Richard Matheson, celebrated for writing classic sci-fi/horror novels such as I Am Legend and providing iconic moments of TV and film, has passed away at the age of 87.

The Twilight Zone scribe influenced a huge number of fellow writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, George A Romero and Anne Rice.

Many writers and directors have now taken to social media to praise the influence and legacy of the American novelist.

I never knew Richard Matheson, so have no personal anecdotes. But he was a giant, and You Know His Stories, even if you think you don't.

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 24, 2013

To celebrate the Richard Matheson's life, we're going to watch the Zuni voodoo doll segment of Trilogy of Terror before bed. G'night all!

Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) June 24, 2013

Rip the great Richard Matheson. He is Legend.

Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 24, 2013

If it's true that the great Richard Matheson has passed away,
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Dirk Maggs Interview: Hitchhiker's, Douglas Adams, Superman, Batman, & more...

Interview James Hunt 18 Jun 2013 - 07:00

James chats to directing legend Dirk Maggs about Hitchhiker's, superheroes, Neverwhere, sci-fi, and making radio sound sexy, big, and raw...

As a radio writer and director, Dirk Maggs' body of work is about as impressive as it gets. As well as being hand-selected by Douglas Adams to continue the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, he's also responsible for this year's smash-hit adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and the Hitchiker's Live touring stage show. James managed to catch up with him for a chat about life, the universe, and everything geeky.

So last year you did the Hitchhiker's Live tour, which reunited the radio cast on stage and had people like Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman guesting as the voice of the book. And clearly, it was a great success, because as well as releasing the live recording, you're doing another run this year,
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George Clooney arrested in planned protest at Sudanese embassy

Actor intended to be arrested in Washington, DC demonstration to plea for action against human rights abuses in Sudan

The Hollywood actor and sometime political activist, George Clooney, was cuffed with zip-ties and taken away in a police van after being arrested during a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC.

Clooney, who has long campaigned against the government in Khartoum, had intended to be arrested when he planned the protest, which took place on Friday morning.

George Clooney arrested just now outside #Sudan embassy in protest against Nuba Mt killings

Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 16, 2012

Joined by his father, journalist Nick Clooney, Us Representative Jim Moran of Virginia and NAACP president Ben Jealous, the actor blocked the entrance to the Sudanese embassy. Clooney and the others were given three orders to disperse by the police and refused to do so.

Others taken into custody included
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Al Murray Has Sex Appeal For Charity

Join comedian Al Murray and a stellar line-up of guests on January 13th 2012 for a one-off charity benefit event titled Sex Appeal.

Featuring Helen Arney, David Baddiel, Mitch Benn, Scott Capurro, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Shappi Khorsandi, Matt Parker, Jay Rayner, Kate Smurthwaite and Catie Wilkins, Sex Appeal will prove, once and for all, that when it comes to comedy, we’d all gladly opt for… “More Sex Please, We’re British!”

The event takes place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

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How the badly maimed BBC can stand up to parasitic Sky | Polly Toynbee

Glorious Great Expectations shows why Labour must help the BBC recoup millions from Murdoch

The BBC wins again. In the Christmas ratings war, the BBC trounced the competition as it always does. A pointless silly-season contest, but it's a national reminder that Britain's good broadcasting comes thanks to Lord Reith's legacy.

Some dud programmes are the necessary price of any risk-taking creative endeavour, but well outweighed by three glorious hours of Great Expectations. Only the Grinch wouldn't have found something on the BBC to please. Was it good enough? Of course not, because there is no "good enough": it can always do better.

Never forget that in 2011 Britain's broadcasting culture was only saved by a whisker. Days before Jeremy Hunt was about to hand the Murdochs complete control of BSkyB, the Guardian's revelations about phone-hacking stopped that in its tracks. Labour feared and fawned on Murdoch, but his influence
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'Doctor Who' Notables & Fans Remember Elisabeth Sladen, Season Premiere Memorial Planned

The "Doctor Who" community lost a treasured part of the long-running series' history yesterday with the death of actress Elisabeth Sladen.

Sladen portrayed Sarah-Jane Smith during the 1973-1976 seasons of the series, and later returned as the popular character during the modern series, eventually spinning off into her own series, "The Sarah-Jane Adventures." There's been no shortage of fond memories of Sladen and Sarah-Jane Smith shared online over the last 24 hours — including a touching farewell from her former "Doctor Who" co-star Tom Baker that accompanied this classic BBC photo:

According to TVLine, a spokesperson for BBC America indicated that Sladen’s passing will be acknowledged during this Saturday's "Doctor Who" premiere at 9 Pm Eastern.

"She can't be dead. But she is: she died yesterday morning. Cancer. I had no idea she was ill; she was so private, never wanted any fuss, and now, gone," wrote Baker on his official website.
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