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9 Sci-Fi Books to Read If You Miss Doctor Who

<i>Doctor Who</i> is not on TV right now and my life already feels like it’s missing something. Last month, the Twelfth Doctor had a beautiful farewell …

Science Fiction

Blue Peter is crowned best children's show of all time

The world's longest-running children's TV show, Blue Peter, which celebrates its 60th anniversary later this year, tops the list.<p>Gritty show Grange …

TV

Keith Chegwin: Television presenter dies aged 60 - BBC News

Chegwin was a familiar face on children's television<p>Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says.<p>They said he had endured a "long-term battle with a progressive lung condition" which "rapidly worsened towards the end of this year".<p>He died at home on …

Entertainment

Sapphire & Steel: the planned remake is now dead

Plans were revealed back in 2015 for a television reboot of the much-loved show, <i>Sapphire & Steel</i>. Personnel were hired too, with Neil Cross – of …

The BBC's global ambitions must not damage the Corporation's distinctive Britishness

The BBC’s global ambitions must not damage the Corporation’s distinctive Britishness<p>The announcement this week that BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide …

Joanna Lumley announces first UK tour

Absolutely Fabulous actor Joanna Lumley will embark on her first nationwide tour with her new autobiographical show It’s All About Me.<p>The production …

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Sequel To Be Aired At MCM London Comic Con

Oooh, that’s excited me.<p>The original cast of <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i> will reunite to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original BBC …

Comics

More Hitchhikers’ Guide for 2018

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is opening once more on Radio 4 in 2018 alongside a new SF series from Rob Grant and Andrew MarshallThere will …

Literature

Netflix Has a Creepy Time Travel Original Coming in December

Sadly, it will have missed the Halloween season when it debuts on December 1, but Netflix’s <i>Dark</i> looks like some wonderfully creepy time travel …

Netflix

Tony Booth: Till Death Us Do Part actor dies at 85

<b>Actor Tony Booth, who starred in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family have said.</b><p>Booth, who was 85, had been suffering from Alzheimer's for more than 10 years and had suffered heart problems.<p>He had a 50-year acting career and appeared in numerous TV shows including Coronation …

Entertainment

More teasing for Red Dwarf XII (video)

Dave have released another teaser trailer for Red Dwarf XII, which starts on October 12.Episodes will be available from October 5 on UK Play.Craig …

Trailers

Twin Peaks: David Lynch Talks Bowie, Jeffries, And Giant Tea Kettles

It’s been a few weeks since the season/series finale of <i>Twin Peaks</i>‘s third season, and I believe most of us are finally coming around to actually …

TV

BBC - Second series of Clangers to air on CBeebies featuring brand new characters, sets and magical adventures - Media Centre

Media Centre<p>Home<br>• Latest news<br>• Media packs<br>• Statements<br>• Programme information<br>• Pictures<br>• Speeches<br>• Enquiries

Anime

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

Entertainer who began his career in variety and became an enduringly popular TV host<p>How Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing A life in pictures Share your tributes and memories<p>Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from …

Entertainment

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

TV

“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 …

Mark Gatiss

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 …

TV

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 …

Entertainment

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 …

Cats

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

Simon Day’s BBC4 superstar was the subject of a spoof obituary – but it seems there could be life in the old rocker yet...<p>By Ben Dowell<p>Wednesday, …

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.

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'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.

TV Series

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

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

The Scottish presenter was a familiar face to television viewers for 20 years<p>By Huw Fullerton<p>Tuesday, 13th December 2016 at 7:45 am<p>Former BBC weather …

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 …