16 items from 2015
Last Updated: July 1, 2015
Doctor Who is the persistent subject of rumours - from the credible to the outright absurd - and it can be difficult to separate what's fact from what's fiction.
Lucky for you, dear reader, that Digital Spy is on hand to cut a swathe through the nonsense - these are the facts, 100% confirmed, about series 9 of the world's greatest science-fiction series.
Filming began on the 9th series of Doctor Who - its 35th run overall - on January 5, 2015 for a planned transmission in the autumn. Steven Moffat will serve as lead writer and executive producer for the fifth time.
Coleman was widely expected to be leaving the series in the 2014 Christmas special - and indeed had planned to exit - »
The second series of BBC Two's cop thriller ended with Hawes's character Di Lindsay Denton behind bars - and the BAFTA-nominated actress told Digital Spy that her commitment to Sky1's Fungus the Bogeyman adaptation rules out a return for the character.
For more from Hawes, including why she thinks her Ashes to Ashes co-star Danny Mays is a "phenomenal choice" to play AC-12's new nemesis, hit play on the video above.
Hawes was speaking to DS at the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards Nominees party.
The 2015 House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards will take place on Sunday, May 10.
Three new faces have joined the cast of Line of Duty.
Mellor will play PC Rod Kennedy, Ali will play PC Harinderpal 'Hari' Bains, and Best will appear as Wpc Jackie Brickford.
The new series - which is currently filming in Belfast - will see AC-12 called in to investigate Waldron's conduct.
Mercurio said: "Sergeant Danny Waldron appears to run a team of crack firearms officers, but hidden tensions simmer beneath the surface. We're all hugely excited that Will Mellor, Arsher Ali and Leanne Best have agreed to play these pivotal roles."
Arthur & George: ITV, 9pm
The Bau are back from mid-season hiatus, with Sky picking up season 10 from episode 11, 'The Forever People'.
The discovery of frozen bodies in Lake Nevada leads the FBI profilers to a dangerous cult, but Jj (Aj Cook) throws the case - and herself - into jeopardy when she recklessly confronts a serial killer on her own.
The Walking Dead: Fox, 9pm
Last week featured this dystopian drama's most shocking moment yet, as grizzled Rick Grimes *gasp* shaved off his mighty beard - where can »
Conan Doyle tracks the horse-ripper in Arthur & George, life gets tougher in 10,000Bc and Horizon unravels The Mystery Of Murder. Plus: Vic and Bosh get creative in House Of Fools and David Attenborough celebrates the salamander
Episode two of ITV’s Sherlock-adjacent drama, based on true events and loosely adapted from the 2005 Julian Barnes novel. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Martin Clunes, with convincing Scottish burr and semi-convincing moustache) continues his investigation into the conviction of solicitor George Edalji (Arsher Ali) for a series of grisly horse rippings. With the aid of his faithful secretary Woodie (Charles Edwards), Doyle looks for fresh leads in the village of Great Wyrley, causing friction with the local coppers. Graeme Virtue
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- Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, Jonathan Wright, Ben Arnold, Hannah J Davies, Mark Jones and Rachel Aroesti
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It’s a great story: internationally celebrated crime writer turns detective to exonerate wrongfully convicted man. That’s the juicy real-life premise of ITV’s new three-part drama, Arthur & George, adapted from Julian Barnes’ 2005 novel of the same name. Imagine if Enid Blyton had run a side line catching smuggling gangs on Cornish islands, or Agatha Christie had spent her weekends accusing real-life aristos of poisoning their wife’s lemon posset. TV would salivate at the prospect and understandably so. Life rarely imitates art so neatly.
Arthur & George’s premise isn’t only neat, but as a period crime detective show (the default settings of modern TV drama) about real-life racism, injustice and spookiness featuring the creator of fiction’s most famous sleuth, it ticks »
Arthur & George: ITV, 9pm
Mom: ITV2, 9pm
Back with a double-bill, Mom continues the exploits of single mother Christy (Faris) and her no-nonsense mother Bonnie (Janney).
Moone Boy: Sky1, 9pm
Chris O'Dowd's charming sitcom about a young boy who gets through life with the help of his imaginary friend returns tonight.
The Walking Dead: Fox, »
The actor - who appears in ITV's new drama Arthur & George - told Digital Spy and other press that he got the audition "spectacularly wrong".
"But I just completely wasn't expecting or didn't cotton on to what Andrew [Scott] eventually did. He's fantastic in it, but that's not how I saw it at all - so I missed that boat."
The role of good-natured Edalji particularly appealed to him after playing unscrupulous »
MacDonald helmed the classic episode 'Blink', which featured David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and introduced the villainous Weeping Angels.
Director of photography Ali Asad previously hinted that filming could take place in Spain.
The series premiere, written by showrunner Steven Moffat, is titled 'The Magician's Apprentice'.
Following the death of his wife, Conan Doyle is encouraged to find something to occupy himself with. He soon discovers the case of George Edalji (Arsher Ali), who has been wrongly accused of several high-profile crimes.
Accompanied by his servant Alfred 'Woodie' Wood (Charles Edwards), the novelist sets out to prove George Edalji's innocence.
The series also takes a look at Conan Doyle's relationship with younger woman Jean Leckie, who eventually became his second wife.
If you had told us, back in Dennis Pennis’ mid-1990s spoof interviewing heyday, that his alter ego Paul Kaye would one day be starring in a TV adaptation of Game Of Thrones and the new Doctor Who series, we’d have likely said, ‘Doctor Who isn’t even on! And there Is no show of that one book by that fantasy guy! Begone, time-travelling demon!’ But we would be sadly wrong (except maybe about the time-travelling bit), as Got veteran Kaye is indeed part of a sprawling cast for the two-part launch for the new series of Who.The BBC has announced that the ninth series of the show – at least since the Doctor came back to screens in 2005 – is now shooting at its usual Cardiff locale, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman once more starring. Kaye, Thoros in Thrones, will be one of the main guest stars for the two-parter alongside Morven Christie, »
The BBC has announced that the new series of Doctor Who has begun filming ready for its return to the small screen this autumn. In addition, they have also revealed a selection of guest stars who will feature in the two-part opening episode.
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) is one of those guests involved, and he said: “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable…..I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’’in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever! »
- Scott J. Davis
At the moment they’re in Cardiff with the new series set to air first on BBC One this Autumn. The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse, produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).
Our Who hero Steven Moffat, lead writer and Exec Producer, had this to say:
“An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
The Doctor, or Peter Capaldi as some of you lot call him, added:
“The adventures begin again for myself and »
- Dan Bullock
Filming has begun in Cardiff for Season 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. The new season will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015. The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O'Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human). Here's what Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, had to say in a statement.
"An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet!"
On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added the following statement.
"The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I'm delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who."
Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in »
Filming has officially begun in Cardiff on the ninth season of "Doctor Who" which is due to air this Fall.
A two-parter is currently being shot that has been penned by Toby Whithouse ("Being Human") and guest stars Paul Kaye ("Game of Thrones"), Arsher Ali ("The Missing"), Morven Christie ("Grantchester"), Sophie Stone ("Casualty)" and Colin McFarlane ("Eastenders").
Show runner Steven Moffat says the episodes are a "a brilliantly creepy two-parter" and that fans should be excited as "Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet."
Source: The BBC »
- Garth Franklin
As previously announced, Game of Thrones actor Paul Kaye will play a guest part, while additional cast includes The Missing's Arsher Ali, Grantchester's Morven Christie and Torchwood's Colin McFarlane.
"I actually wrote a song called 'Looking for Davros' in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid '90s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double.
"Peter is a perfect Doctor and I'm loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat »
16 items from 2015
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