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The Friends of English Magic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell gets off to a spell-binding start

The Friends of English Magic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell gets off to a spell-binding start
Just in time to give you a flavour of what to expect at their MCM London Comic Con panel, the stars of BBC One’s magical new drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell last night appeared on our TV screens for the show’s spell-binding first episode. Based on Susanna Clarke’s hugely popular novel, the seven-part series is set in a version of 18th century England where magic has been suppressed for 300 years. In Episode One, “The Friends... 

BBC3 “Highly Valued” – BBC Trust Report May Affect Closure Plans

BBC3 “Highly Valued” – BBC Trust Report May Affect Closure Plans
Following a fierce backlash against the planned closure of youth-oriented channel BBC3, a recently published BBC Trust report has examined the impact that Director General Tony Hall’s proposal could have on the BBC’s ability to engage and inspire young and ethnic minority viewers. According to research conducted by the Trust, BBC3 is seen as the channel which best reflects and represents British diversity in terms of ethnicity, religion... 

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Review: The Day of the Doctor

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Review: The Day of the Doctor
It’s a day that’s been 50 years in the making, and what a day it is. Doctor Who has reached its 50th year of being on and off the TV, and today brings the Doctor on his latest and greatest adventure, both viewable on the TV he started on and brought to cinema screens across the world in a whole new dimension for him – 3D. The Day of The Doctor is the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, written by showrunner and life-long fan Steven Moffat.... 

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 12 Review: The Crimson Horror

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 12 Review: The Crimson Horror
Directed by Saul Metzstein Written by Mark Gatiss Starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) once again find themselves in the Victorian-era this week, though arguably, it’s a story that’s not entirely theirs, for returning characters Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) take more of the stage on an investigation of their own this time.  It appears... 

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 10 Review: Hide

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 10 Review: Hide
Directed by Jamie Payne Written by Neil Cross Starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman Luther showrunner Neil Cross returns to write a second episode of Doctor Who this series and boy is it a great one. Hide seeks to combine the usual Doctor Who formula with a ghost hunt and it is a match made in heaven. The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) find themselves in the 1970s in a seemingly haunted house. They stumble upon the ghost-hunting... 

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 8 Review: The Rings of Akhaten

Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 8 Review: The Rings of Akhaten
Directed by Farren Blackburn Written by Neil Cross Starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman  Becoming the Doctor’s new companion always leads to a big question: All of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will – where do you want to start? It’s something that comes up every single time, with some going as far to the end of the world and others being a little more reserved. With Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), however,... 

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Christmas Special – The Snowmen

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Christmas Special – The Snowmen
Directed by Saul Metzstein Written By Steven Moffat Starring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and Richard E. Grant Merry Christmas everybody! And what greater gift given to us by the BBC than the latest Christmas Special of Doctor Who! The Christmas Specials usually are quite the stand-out episodes, taking things bigger and better than most standard-fare episodes, and this one is no exception. The Snowmen is the sixth episode of Series 7 of Doctor... 

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 3 – A Town Called Mercy

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 3 – A Town Called Mercy
Directed by Saul Metzstein Written By Toby Whithouse Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill The Stetson is back on the Doctor’s head in this week’s episode of Doctor Who, one that is a western-themed romp with a sci-fi twist. A Town Called Mercy jumps right into the action with the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions Amy and Rory Pond (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) standing at the entrance of the titular town called Mercy. After... 

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 2 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Review: Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 2 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Directed by Saul Metzstein Written by Chris Chibnall Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill This was the episode of Doctor Who I was most excited for in this coming season. The Doctor and his gang of misfits (complete with Queen Nefertiti of Ancient Egypt)… on a spaceship… with dinosaurs. It’s like a 9-year-old’s dream come true. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, episode two in the current season of Doctor Who, is a rip-roaring light-hearted... 

‘Pond Life’ – A Doctor Who prequel just in time (and space) for tonight’s series premiere

‘Pond Life’ – A Doctor Who prequel just in time (and space) for tonight’s series premiere
Today is the 1st of September, which means two things: 1) 2012 has sped right on by and 2) The return of Doctor Who to our TV screens! Series 7 of Doctor Who begins tonight at 7:20PM on BBC One where Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor and companions Amy and Rory Pond (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) will come face to face with the Daleks in ‘Asylum of the Daleks’. With Whovians everywhere counting down the hours with glee, an omnibus of webisodes... 
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