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

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 …

Wildlife

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

Huddersfield's Tardis police box is on the move!

Almondbury is to lose its Tardis-style police box – temporarily.<p>The iconic police box is to be dismantled, removed and repaired in workshops before …

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.

Space

A Year at 26 (17th February 2016 - 17th February 2017) 1 Second Everyday | Votesaxon07

'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.

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 …

I'Ve

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 …

Obituaries

Peter Vaughan: 1923 - 2016

Peter Vaughan: 1923 - 2016Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, most recognised in recent years for playing Maester Aemon in Game Of Thrones, has …

TV

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 …

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 …

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 …

NFL

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 …

Television (UK)

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Obituaries

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 …

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 …

Hexagons Are as Close as Science Gets to Magic

Believers in sacred geometry ascribe power and significance to naturally occurring shapes. They see them as evidence of organization — likely by a …

BBC iPlayer users will have to pay TV licence fee from 1 September

Government pushed through plan to close ‘iPlayer loophole’, which costs the BBC about £150m a year<p>People who only watch BBC shows on catchup will be legally required to have a TV licence from 1 September, when new legislation to close the so-called “iPlayer loophole” comes into force.<p>Though the …

Budgeting

Moffat’s Jekyll movie to star Chris Evans?

Human Torch and Captain America actor Chris Evans (not the former Top Gear star!) is being touted as the lead in Lionsgate’s movie adaptation of …

Movies

Steven Spielberg just got something better than an Oscar – a Blue Peter badge

Steven Spielberg’s career has just peaked – he’s earned himself a Blue Peter badge<p>He might have been making movies for almost 50 years, but Steven …

Time Travel with a Twist: October the First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle (1966)

Fred Hoyle<p>Fred Hoyle was a well-known scientist who appeared regularly on television and in the press in the 1950s and 1960s. I have written in more …

Science Fiction