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Peter Capaldi Stepping Down After Third Season As Doctor Who

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Peter Capaldi has announced that the upcoming series of long-running BBC program ‘Doctor Who’ would be his last. He made the announcement during an interview with Jo Whiley on the the radio program ‘An Evening In‘. “I’ve never done one job for three years,” Capaldi said “and I feel it’s sort of time for me […]

First Look: Dirk Gently on BBC America

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BBC America takes over. BBC America took over Madison Square Garden Theater for half a day at New York Comic Con this past weekend, and I only found myself in that dark theater because I needed to get away from the emails, texts and calls threatening to derail my day off. BBC America made a […]

First Look at Top Gear 2.0

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While the BBC’s attempt to relaunch its flagship export has floundered, it looks like Amazon’s ‘new and original’ Top Gear tribute is off to a triumphant start. Back in August of last year, Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signed a deal with Amazon to present a Prime-only streaming show. It was […]

Red Dwarf is BACK!

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Britain has two great science-fiction exports – Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. And now, after far too long, is looks like the boys from Big Red are finally hitting our TV screens again. Back in 1988, the BBC debuted one of the most unusual science fiction shows of our time. Red Dwarf was a science-fiction […]

James Martin to Replace Chris Evans on Top Gear?

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We broke the news recently that cut-rate Clarkson replacement Chris Evans was being canned from the rebooted BBC Top Gear show, after dire reaction from fans of the series. Now rumours are swirling that celebrity chef James Martin is lined up to replace him. Most Americans won’t be familiar with Martin, but he’s well known […]

BBC’s Top Gear – the Verdict

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So this week saw the debut of the new Top Gear on the BBC – the continuation of the popular car show, with an all-new cast following the firing of Jeremy Clarkson, and the mutiny of his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond. We’ve written extensively about the debacle here. Already people are complaining about […]

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – New Trailer

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After many last episodes ever and this is the end of the characters, an official trailer has finally been released for the new Absolutely Fabulous movie from Fox Searchlight pictures. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as the iconic Eddy and Patsy and are joined by original cast members, Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane […]

Shots fired: BBC releases trailer for the ‘real’ Top Gear

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Just this week we were talking about the two Top Gear shows going head-to-head – the BBC original, with it’s all-new cast including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, and the ‘new and original’ version on Amazon Prime, with alumni Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard ‘Hamster’ Hammond. Well, today the BBC got the first shot in, […]

Top Gear vs. Top Gear: Battle of the Car Geeks

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The Top Gear that petrolheads know and love is set to live again on Amazon Prime – but the BBC original is also being resurrected with a new team at the helm. Who’s going to come out on top? There’s a line in Broken Lizard’s hit movie Beerfest, when they lament the loss of their […]

Doctor Who is about to Regenerate

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The word is out. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is stepping down at the end of the 10th season of NuWho, to be replaced by veteran writer Chris Chibnall  – and it’s likely the whole show will get a facelift as a result. If you remember, when Russell T Davies stepped down from Doctor Who in 2010, […]

‘Doctor Who’ Goes To ‘Heaven’. And It’s Hellish.

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The current series of ‘Doctor Who’ aired it’s penultimate episode this Saturday, and, well… “Heaven Sent” was a head scratcher and a mind twister of a story set in a gloomy old castle that would make Bela Lugosi green with envy. (I suppose here’s where I warn you about “spoilers”. Warning: Spoilers.) Actually, spoilers aren’t […]

Jeremy Clarkson Riffs BBC in New Amazon Spot

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If you’re a fan of Top Gear, you’re no doubt aware that the show got taken off the air earlier this year after Jeremy Clarkson found himself the wrong end of yet-another politically-incorrect fiasco. But the BBC’s loss was Amazon’s gain – as they snatched up all three of the popular Top Gear presenters for […]