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Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so far

1 July 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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.

Peter Capaldi will return for his second full series as the Doctor, while Jenna Coleman will be back for her third run of episodes as Clara Oswald.

Coleman was widely expected to be leaving the series in the 2014 Christmas special - and indeed had planned to exit - »

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Bad news, Line of Duty fans: Keeley Hawes rules out a series 3 comeback

27 April 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Keeley Hawes has ruled out a return to Line of Duty.

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.

She is nominated in the Leading Actress category at this year's TV BAFTAs, going up against Georgina Campbell (Murdered By My Boyfriend), Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Sheridan Smith (Cilla).

The 2015 House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards will take place on Sunday, May 10.

Will Mellor, Arsher Ali and Leanne Best »

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Will Mellor, Arsher Ali and Leanne Best land "pivotal" roles in Line of Duty series 3

27 April 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Three new faces have joined the cast of Line of Duty.

Will Mellor (Broadchurch), Arsher Ali (Silent Witness) and Leanne Best (Ripper Street) will star in the third series of Jed Mercurio's acclaimed police drama.

Mellor will play PC Rod Kennedy, Ali will play PC Harinderpal 'Hari' Bains, and Best will appear as Wpc Jackie Brickford.

They will form part of the Armed Response Unit led by Daniel Mays's Sergeant Danny Waldron.

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."

Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar will all reprise their roles in the new episodes. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Walking Dead, Bluestone 42

9 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Arthur & George: ITV, 9pm

Martin Clunes delivers a nuanced, winning performance as Sherlock Holmes's creator, as this three-part serial based on Julian Barnes' novel continues.

In part two, Arthur starts to stir up trouble when he confronts the officers who investigated the case of the Wyrley Ripper - can he prove that George (Arsher Ali) is innocent?

Criminal Minds: Sky Living, 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 »

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Monday’s best TV

8 March 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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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Arthur & George episode 1 review

2 March 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV’s entertaining new 3-part detective mystery based on Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George…

This review contains spoilers.

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 »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Walking Dead, Arthur & George

2 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Arthur & George: ITV, 9pm

Martin Clunes delivers a strong and measured performance in this new ITV drama, playing Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

Adapted from Julian Barnes's novel, Arthur & George is based on real events, following Conan Doyle as he fights to free a young man (Arsher Ali) falsely accused of a violent crime.

Mom: ITV2, 9pm

The critics' favourite Us sitcom starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney returns to the UK with its second season.

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.

One week after her superb Catastrophe ended, Sharon Horgan is back on our screens with a guest spot in this opening episode.

The Walking Dead: Fox, »

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Arsher Ali: I auditioned to play Moriarty on Sherlock

27 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Arsher Ali has revealed that he auditioned to play Moriarty on Sherlock.

The actor - who appears in ITV's new drama Arthur & George - told Digital Spy and other press that he got the audition "spectacularly wrong".

"I went up for Moriarty and just got it spectacularly wrong," he said. "I got a callback and I was thinking, 'This is great. It's great that they're thinking Moriarty could be like me - amazing'.

"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."

Ali plays George Edalji in Arthur & George - a real-life figure who was falsely accused of committing a violent crime and found an unexpected champion in Arthur Conan Doyle (Martin Clunes).

The role of good-natured Edalji particularly appealed to him after playing unscrupulous »

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Doctor Who: 'Blink' director confirmed for series 9 return

12 February 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has confirmed that Hettie MacDonald is returning to direct in Doctor Who series nine.

MacDonald helmed the classic episode 'Blink', which featured David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and introduced the villainous Weeping Angels.

This will be the first time the director has been behind the camera for Doctor Who since 2007. She has more recently worked on Sky Atlantic thriller Fortitude.

Shooting for the second block of the upcoming Doctor Who series - starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman - began today (Thursday, February 12), the BBC also revealed.

Director of photography Ali Asad previously hinted that filming could take place in Spain.

Toby Whithouse, Paul Kaye, Arsher Ali, Morven Christie and Colin McFarlane were announced last month to be appearing in a two-parter.

The series premiere, written by showrunner Steven Moffat, is titled 'The Magician's Apprentice'.

Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC America in the autumn. »

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Martin Clunes is Arthur Conan Doyle in trailer for Arthur & George

10 February 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Martin Clunes stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a new trailer for ITV's Arthur & George.

The three-part series is based on the Julian Barnes novel of the same name, covering true events in the life of the Sherlock Holmes creator.

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.

Other cast members in the series include Art Malik, Emma Fielding, Hattie Morahan and Sandra Voe.

Arthur & George is written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Waking The Dead). »

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Paul Kaye Set For Doctor Who

14 January 2015 4:43 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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, »

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BBC announces start of production on Doctor Who series 9, guest stars revealed

14 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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All Of Space And Time…Filming Starts On ‘Doctor Who’ Series 9

14 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The almighty BBC have been in touch and let us know that Series 9 of Doctor Who has begun filming – Hoorah! – and announced their first guest star in the shape of the versatile Paul Kaye.

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

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'Doctor Who' Season 9 Begins Production

14 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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."

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- MovieWeb

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"Doctor Who" Begins Season 9 Filming

14 January 2015 7:58 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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

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Doctor Who series 9: Guest cast confirmed for Toby Whithouse 2-parter

14 January 2015 3:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Filming has begun on the ninth series of Doctor Who with a two-part script by Toby Whithouse.

Whithouse's two-parter will be directed by Daniel O'Hara (Being Human).

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.

"As a kid of the 1970's, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable," said Kaye.

"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 »

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