Television (UK)

M Night Shyamalan announces Unbreakable sequel Glass, 17 years on

Yesterday, M Night Shyamalan teased his Twitter followers by telling them that he had some "unbelievable news" – and today the director duly delivered upon his promise by announcing the sequel to his much-loved 2000 movie Unbreakable.<p>"My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was …

Movies

Has the sonic screwdriver been stolen in new Doctor Who episode three pictures?

There’s only a few days to wait until Doctor Who series 10’s first historical episode airs this Saturday, but for those anxious to see the Doctor …

TV Series

Controversial Mock the Week comedian Frankie Boyle will return to the BBC to skewer the news

BBC Two boss calls Boyle an "important" voice despite past scandals.<p>Frankie Boyle will be making his return to TV to mock the week (and all its …

TV

BBC Two brings back Frankie Boyle for comedy show in bid to 'gain relevance'

BBC Two is to become more “contemporary”, its controller has said, as he announced the return of controversial comedian Frankie Boyle as one of the channel's leading voices.<p>Patrick Holland unveiled a new season of programmes intended “to make the channel feel more vital and relevant to the …

TV

Karen Gillan reveals the Doctor Who episode that made her wish she was still in the series

With longtime Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat set to depart the series this Christmas (alongside lead actor Peter Capaldi), former star Karen …

TV Series

TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers

<b>According to 28-year-old Linnea Rinas, the reason she's so keen to holiday in the UK is the long-running television crime drama, Midsomer Murders.</b><p>She has watched it with her family in Sweden for as long as she can remember.<p>The appeal of Britain's small screen dramas abroad is being dubbed "The …

TV

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and the trouble with dramatising suicide

Netflix has been accused of dangerous sensationalism. But how best to tackle this traumatic subject? We talk to YA novelist Chloe Combi and director Katie Mitchell •Warning: contains spoilers for S-Town<p>If there was a list of ways not to portray suicide, this would tick every box. The new Netflix …

Suicide

First Dates fans had their hearts melted by the show's oldest ever dater

We love you, Raymon<p>If you were left last night feeling emotionally unstable, weeping into your snacks and wondering why life and love are such cruel mistresses, we’re guessing it was probably down to the latest episode of <i>First Dates</i>, and one dater in particular.<p>On Tuesday evening the UK fell in …

Relationships

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Speaking at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere, Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora, revealed why she nearly turned down her latest film role.

Comics

Fuming First Dates viewers don’t believe bricklayer-turned-model Frankie was the real deal

<b>Viewers were left baffled by First Dates diner Frankie, a former bricklayer who was now pursuing a modelling career.</b><p>Nathan traps Bethany into a sex …

TV

The Handmaid's Tale review – timely adaptation scares with dystopian dread

Elisabeth Moss makes a mighty impression in a 10-part take on Margaret Atwood’s prescient and fiercely feminist horror<p>In April 2016, when Hulu announced its 10-part adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, few allowed themselves to guess at the imminent revival in relevance of Margaret Atwood’s story. …

TV

'Take Me Out' To Air Special Dedication To Late Contestant Charlie Watkins On Spin-Off Show 'The Gossip'

The 22-year-old passed away after filming the ITV dating show.<p>‘Take Me Out’ has confirmed they will air footage from late contestant Charlie Watkins’s date, as well as on spin-off show ‘The Gossip’.<p>It was revealed last week that the 22-year-old student had died after filming his appearance on the …

TV

These Doctor Who Mr Men mash-ups are fun for fans of all ages - and a great way to in-Doctorinate your kids early

There’s something uniquely tactile about a Mr Men book. It’s the combination of the square spine, the smooth finish of the cover and the flickability …

TV Series

Netflix sees flood of demand for €1.3bn bond sale

Junk debt investors put aside concerns over group’s substantial cash burn

Finance

Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses popular theory

With the wait for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i> having felt like an eternity, fans have been entertaining themselves by speculating over what’s …

Game of Thrones

BBC interview kids cartoon creator 'thrilled' at response

<b>One of the people behind a new cartoon based on the children who interrupted a BBC interview has said he is "thrilled" at reaction to it.</b><p>Jarryd Mandy was especially delighted to have Prof Robert Kelly's blessing.<p>Prof Kelly became famous when his live TV interview was interrupted by his happy …

TV

Fans disappointed as Fumbi gets booted off Masterchef while ‘blue’ venison dish maker Alison remains

Fans of Masterchef can’t get over Fumbi Kolawole being booted off Masterchef after fellow contestant Alison O’Reilly served up some raw venison.<p>Fi …

Masterchef

Karen Gillan was originally supposed to be killed off in the first Guardians of the Galaxy

Karen Gillan’s badass alien assassin Nebula was a breakout hit in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, with the blue baldie gaining a much bigger …

Comics

The ultimate slow TV: a 168-hour show on reindeer migration

Using drones, snowmobiles and antler-cams, Norwegian broadcaster NRK is charting the passage of more than 1,000 reindeer as they travel to pastures new. Just as soon as they get a move on<p>High up on a mountain plateau in Lapland there has been a tense silence for some days. A crew from the Norwegian …

Europe

'Line Of Duty' Episode 6: Who IS Balaclava Man? Ahead Of Sunday Finale, Vote Here

'Line Of Duty' concludes on Sunday 30 April.<p>‘Line Of Duty’ has kept us gripped for six long weeks, but on Sunday, we will finally learn all of Roz Huntley’s secrets - including, fingers crossed, why she has been so intent, at the cost of her career, her marriage, her arm(!), to secure a conviction …

TV

Michelle Gomez reading a Doctor Who Mr Men book is just the pick-me-up you need

The fact that Doctor Who-themed Mr Men books exist was already a pretty weird and wonderful thing, but the whole project just got a tiny bit better – …

TV Series

‘Coronation Street’ Star Jane Danson Reveals How Stillbirth Storyline Helped Her Talk About Her Own Experiences

'It got me talking about it and Kym was incredibly supportive, even though she’d sadly been through a devastating experience herself.'<p>‘Coronation Street’ star Jane Danson has credited a recent storyline on the soap with helping her to talk about her own issues.<p>Back in January, the soap aired scenes …

TV

Jeff Goldblum to reprise Jurassic Park role

The 64-year-old actor will play sarcastic mathematician Dr Ian Malcolm for the third time in his career, after starring in the sequel The Lost World: …

UK News

Game of Thrones: could a Hollywood writers' strike delay the final season?

If an agreement isn't reached between the warring Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers before May 1, production on all scripted US television and late-night programming will be immediately halted, potentially jeopardising many of your favourite shows, …

Game of Thrones

Now schools are warning parents about 13 Reasons Why

The debate surrounding <i>13 Reasons Why</i> and whether it deals with the subject of teen suicide tactfully is continuing as it's reported that schools are …

Mental Health

'Top Gear' Trio Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid Will Return In 2018, BBC Confirms

Anther lap.<p>There’s been bad news and good news this week for Matt LeBlanc and co.<p>On Monday, it emerged that the series finale of ‘Top Gear’ on Sunday evening had garnered even fewer viewers than in its previous incarnation, when the much-mocked Chris Evans was at the wheel.<p>However, it seems the BBC …

TV

What is the piece of pop culture we all need right now?

Everything from 1984 to La La Land has been called the thing we need right now, but what is the definitive answer? We take a forensic look at the situation<p>We need The Handmaid’s Tale right now. And don’t just take my word for it. Look at the headlines. “The Handmaid’s Tale is the prestige …

La La Land

'The Crown Effect' could see British tourist boom

Britain could see a tourism boom as a result of “The Crown effect”, as fans of the Netflix drama about the Queen and her family are inspired to visit their home in real life, a study has suggested.<p>More than one fifth of tourists planning to come to the UK said television programmes such as The …

Brexit

Top Women I Look Up To

In a world that's dominated by the Kardashians, it's important that young girls have good role models to look up to. The media is full of images of heavily edited celebrities who have undergone extreme diets and wear too much make-up. This has a negative impact on girls, particularly teenagers who …

Feminism

Silence Of The Lambs director dies aged 73

He had been suffering from oesophageal cancer, and died surrounded by his wife and three children at his apartment in New York.<p>Demme was best known …

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