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David Tennant: Doctor Who 'lucked out' with Jodie Whittaker

Former Doctor Who actor David Tennant says Jodie Whittaker is one of the best actors working in Britain today and is the perfect lead for the BBC's legendary sci-fi series.

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In defense of John Barrowman's 'transgender TARDIS' costume

John Barrowman is known for his flamboyant style and propensity to embrace cosplay whole heartedly and at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con he did just …


The week in TV: Game of Thrones; I Know Who You Are; Ozark: Is Love Racist? The Dating Game

GoT season 7 gets off to a cracking start despite Ed Sheeran’s help. Plus a superior Spanish thriller and trouble in the Ozarks<p><b>Game of Thrones</b> (Sky/NowTV)<b><br>I Know Who You Are</b> (BBC4) | iPlayer<b><br>Ozark</b> (Netflix)<b><br>Is Love Racist? The Dating Game</b> (C4) | All4<p>As taglines go it doesn’t quite have the cachet of …

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When is Game of Thrones this evening and how to watch it in the UK

The seventh season of Game of Thrones finally began last week with the episode Dragonstone; the second episode, Stormborn, will be shown tonight. Read on to find out when, where, and how to watch the new season.<p>What day does Game of Thrones start this weekend?<p>The second episode, Stormborn, airs in …

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'Stranger Things' new season to explore impact of Upside Down world

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The cast of Netflix's breakout supernatural mystery series "Stranger Things" received a hero's welcome on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season.<p>"Stranger Things," which earned 18 Emmy Award …


Eleven returns in Stranger Things 2 trailer, but Barb doesn't – and other things we learned from Comic Con

The first proper look at the new season from Netflix's unlikely hit of last summer was released at Comic-Con on Saturday. In 2016, Stranger Things became the streaming service's sleeper hit as viewers found themselves dragged into the mysterious goings-on in Hawkins, Indiana, in the early …


‘If she lives, I’ll ask 
her to marry me’: the real-life romance that inspired The Big Sick

Multi-cultural Soho feels at once both the perfect spot and completely the wrong place to be meeting Kumail Nanjiani. The 39-year-old Pakistani-American comedian is in London to publicise a romcom about a Muslim guy who gets together with a white American girl – and he is extremely keen to know the …

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Sunday’s best TV: Accidental Anarchist; The Handmaid's Tale

A former diplomat seeks alternatives to failed models of democracy in a fascinating Storyville, and The Handmaid’s Tale continues to mesmerise<p>Storyville: Accidental Anarchist – Life Without Government<p>9.50pm, BBC4<p>Carne Ross doesn’t look much like the received image of an anarchist, but this former …


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Feelgood hit of the summer: how can reality TV ever top Love Island?

As the ratings-topping series reaches its climax, we ask what made it such a phenomenon<p>The thing about summer romances is they always end. <i>Love Island</i> has been the surprise hit of the summer, and it is about to come to a climax. Liam Gallagher loves it; Stormzy is a superfan. Jeremy Corbyn admitted …


Winter is looming as Game Of Thrones tapestry goes on show at Ulster Museum

Mythical scenes from the hit fantasy drama Game Of Thrones have been immortalised in a spectacular 77-metre tapestry.<p>Snaking along several walls in …

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The Generation Game to return to BBC with Mel and Sue

Family show once hosted by Bruce Forsyth and famous for conveyor belt of toasters and household electricals to be revived<p>Television presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will soon be back together on BBC1 again, urging on amateur competitors, but not in a baking contest.<p>Instead it has been …

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Mark Gatiss perfectly summed up the differences between classic and modern Doctor Who

After more than half a century on air, it’s fair to say that Doctor Who has changed a fair bit, with fans often noting the differences between the …

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Emily Ratajkowski gets completely naked for another nude photo shoot

Emily Ratajkowski is going totally nude for Love Magazine.<p>The actress got completely naked for the fashion and style magazine and didn’t wear a stich …


Top of the Lake: China Girl – a tale of misogyny, motherhood and murder

At last: a crime drama in which women are depicted not as passive victims but as multidimensional human beings<p>When the Top of the Lake arrived in 2013, there was nothing else like it. Crime drama was all about Luther, Sherlock and Ripper Street’s Edmund Reid: troubled but mighty men who strode …


Special new Doctor Who footage to be released this weekend

Doctor Who fans desperate for a preview of this December’s Christmas episode are in for a treat this Sunday, with the sci-fi series’ San Diego …

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Home Alone dad John Heard dies at 72

John Heard, the actor who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died age 72.<p><b>More follows...</b>


Drama queens: why it’s all about women and power on screen right now

From George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, fantastical tales with women centre stage are everywhere. Feminist? Misogynist? That’s not the point …<p>Fictions set in alternative realities have enjoyed huge popularity recently, which is perhaps unsurprising in a …

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What happened at Comic-Con - day two

<b>A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the second day of Comic-Con 2017.</b><p>The Big Bang Theory celebrates 10th anniversary<p>The cast of the Big Bang Theory, along with producers Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Cinnamon the dog were first out in the famous Hall H.<p>Celebrating 10 years …


The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

<b>Rick Grimes is back!</b><p>Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what's to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October.<p>That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer which was presented by the cast and …


Lisa returns to EastEnders - and Lucy Benjamin promises 'twists'

Lucy Benjamin made a surprise return to EastEnders in Friday's episode as Lisa Fowler after 15 years, but coming back to the soap was something she …

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Someone asked Gwendoline Christie who's crazier - Star Wars or Game of Thrones fans

Game of Thrones and Star Wars actress Gwendoline Christie was confronted by a difficult question at this year's Comic-Con, when she was asked which …

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Naomi Watts and Sam Taylor-Johnson on Gypsy, Twin Peaks and why the film industry is failing talented women

Naomi Watts has spent her life on the move. Before she left Britain for Australia aged 14, the actress was sent to nine different schools across the country, in Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, and a certain corner of rural Wales.<p>“I lived closest to …


Britain’s Got Talent dog Pudsey has died

<i>Britain’s Got Talent’s</i> most talented dog, Pudsey, has reportedly died.<p>The Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested powderpuff cross is thought …

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Why such fuss about a female Doctor?

Readers respond to the news that Jodie Whittaker will play the Time Lord in Doctor Who<p>Of course we must applaud the arrival of Jodie Whittaker in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who (Time for change, G2, 18 July). After all, think of all those young men who took the best female parts in …

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Karen Gillan is EXTREMELY excited about Doctor Who's new star Jodie Whittaker

As the dust settles from last weekend’s reveal that Jodie Whittaker will play the Thirteenth Doctor, all sorts of former Doctor Who stars have come …

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Ill Behaviour, review: the chuckles are broad but the grisly nihilism is rather unpalatable

<b>lll Behaviour</b> (BBC iPlayer), the new “cancer comedy” from Peep Show co-creator Sam Bain, goes where few rib-ticklers have previously dared venture in exploring the funny side of life-threatening illness. Broad chuckles are interspersed with squishy body horror across three one-hour episodes (all …


Bryan Cranston: ‘Interesting actors come from challenging backgrounds’

The Breaking Bad actor, 61, on loading trucks, loading dishwashers and riding motorbikes across the USA<p><b>I had a dichotomous childhood.</b> The first eight years felt very normal. I had a mother, a father, a brother and a sister. Then things started to disintegrate. My father left home and my mother …

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe surprised fans at Comic Con with a screening of the Outlander season 3 premiere

Outlander fans at Comic Con were treated to a surprise screening of the season 3 premiere on Friday, after a lively panel discussion with stars …


Reality Check: Are there more women in leading TV roles?

<b>In the week the BBC announced it was casting a woman as Doctor Who for the first time, it also revealed that only a third of its highest-paid stars are women.</b><p>Headlines about women's equality, or otherwise, in British TV abounded.<p>It got the Reality Check team thinking about whether Jodie Whittaker's …