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By Dave Lewis | "A Doctor Who Fanatic can have other interests, honest"

Sir Bruce Forsyth obituary: Television presenter in a class of his own

Entertainer who began his career in variety and became an enduringly popular TV host<p>Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful television shows of the modern era, from Sunday Night at the London Palladium in the late 1950s to The Generation Game in the …

Entertainment

What's the future of Sherlock? Mark Gatiss talks series five plan

“Into the Unknown”, the life story of “Quatermass” creator Nigel Kneale, gets updated re-release

As writer of the legendary <b>Quatermass</b> television serials and a string of unforgettable TV plays, <b>Nigel Kneale</b> is one of British popular culture’s most …

Isle of Man

Batman Star Adam West Dead at 88

Adam West, the good-natured actor best known for starring in the classic 1960s television series <i>Batman</i> and its coinciding 1966 feature film<i>,</i> has died …

John Noakes dead aged 83: Blue Peter presenter loses battle with Alzheimers

Blue Peter’s John Noakes has died aged 83, his wife confirmed.<p>Family friend Wendy Downes said in a statement: "John Noakes, died peacefully on Sunday …

This video of 2 cats ringing bells for treats is purrfect

Ring a bell get a treat. It’s a concept as old as Pavlov himself, perhaps owing to the fact that he coined it.<p>Anyway, hey would you look at these two …

Is Brian Pern really dead? BBC4 comedy creator reveals the fate of the ageing rocker

On Wednesday night, rock legend Brian Pern was killed off by his creator Rhys Thomas – or was he?<p>Viewers watched a BBC4 tribute to the late star from …

TV

BBC Radio 4 - We Are the Martians, William Shatner on Mars

William Shatner takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious red planet.<p>Directed by Danny Capozzi at Aardman Animations.

William Shatner

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Playlist

'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies at 75

Gorden Kaye, best known for playing Rene Artois in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.<p>The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning.<p>David Sillito looks back at his career.

Entertainment

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress, dies aged 60

<b>US actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, has died aged 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.</b><p>She was taken ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and was taken to hospital when the plane landed.<p>A family statement announced she had …

Star Wars

Trev & Simon: Fun with Stools

In Space

Meet the voice of 'Thunderbirds', 'Doctor Who' and Apple's 1984 ad

You might not know David Graham's name, but you'll certainly recognise his voice.<p>You may not know the name David Graham. You almost certainly don't know his face. But you definitely know his voice -- thanks to the fact he's provided the tones of not one, not two, but three iconic characters.<p>Graham …

TV Series

Former BBC Weatherman Ian McCaskill dies aged 78

Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died after five years battling with dementia, it has been confirmed.<p>The 78-year-old, who was known …

Television (UK)

Peter Vaughan: 1923 - 2016

Some sad news. Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, whose screen career stretched from the 1950s until 2015, has passed away at the age of …

Game of Thrones

From the Archive Podcast Episode 1 Is Here!

Introducing the new British television podcast, From the Archive: A British Television Podcast! We celebrate all things British television with an …

Podcasting

Andrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor, dies aged 86

Andrew Sachs, the actor who rose to fame in Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86 after a four-year battle with dementia.<p>The actor, best known for playing hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in John Cleese's sitcom, passed away in a care home last week, his wife has revealed.<p>Melody Sachs, who cared …

Entertainment

10 chocolate products which have quietly become smaller or more expensive

It hasn't been a year for good news, and chocolate-lovers are in for even more of a blow. Brands have been quietly shrinking the size of bars and packets because the ingredients to make chocolate are getting more expensive.<p>This has become known as 'shrinkflation', and even though chocolate bars may …

Dessert

RIP Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn, forever known as the original Man From UNCLE Napoleon Solo, has died aged 83 after a brief battle with leukemia.Vaughn had a long and …

Entertainment

Mark Gatiss: We are hoping to bring back The League of Gentlemen

Brexit has brought the return of madcap BBC comedy The League of Gentlemen a step closer.<p>Mark Gatiss, the Doctor Who and Sherlock writer who was a …

TV

Murder in Space : The Dynostar Menace by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis (1975)

In previous posts I have discussed the novels <i>Mutant 59 : the Plastic Eater</i> and <i>Brainrack</i>, written by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis. <i>The Dynostar Menace</i> …

Cool Stuff

6 things a historian has claimed are inaccurate about ITV’s new drama Victoria

<b>A historian has laid into ITV’s new period drama Victoria for being historically inaccurate before the first episode has even aired.</b> 10 stunning …

Royal Family

Red Dwarf XI teaser trailer looks like serious sci-fi - until the very end

A trailer <i>for the trailer</i> for the new series of Red Dwarf has landed, and if we didn't know better we'd think it was for a dark and deadly sci-fi …

Smoke me a kipper! Red Dwarf Series XI gets an air date…

We now have an official date for the return of the Red Dwarf and her remaining crew of misfits…<p>The eleventh series of the cult comedy sci-fi show …

TV

Actor and campaigner Lord Rix dies aged 92

<b>Actor and disability campaigner Lord Rix has died aged 92, his family said.</b><p>The president of the learning disability charity Mencap had been terminally ill and urged Parliament to change the law on assisted dying.<p>He had previously opposed an assisted dying law, but said his illness had left him …

Autism

Nuclear and mental meltdown: Brainrack by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis (1974)

In a previous post I discussed <i>Mutant 59: the Plastic Eater</i>, the first novel by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, who worked together on <i>Doctor Who</i>, and then …

Cool Stuff

11 anime series for your Doctor Who fix

With <i>Doctor Who</i> on hiatus for 2016, fans needing to get their fill of time-travel shenanigans with a witty, charismatic main character have to seek …

Manga

I've been privy to all manner of press cycles over the years, but none quite so awesome as Hello Games asking beloved comedian and all-round …

Star Trek