We are six months into 2016, and there are another six months to go before we get a new episode of Doctor Who this year.Fish fingers and custard-themed snacks are optional.Explore Who-Adjacent British Sci-FiMaybe it s not more Doctor Who that you really need to bide your time, but instead a yearning for people with British accents talking about spaceships.After all, what better way to distract yourself from the lack of one obsession by flinging yourself into a new one?John Hurt s War Doctor, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart s UNIT, and even Torchwood all currently have spinoffs, but the gem of this line is the recently released Tenth Doctor Adventures, marking the official return of David Tennant and Catharine Tate as the Doctor and Donna Noble for a new run of stories.Which, when it comes to Doctor Who, usually indicates that it s time for mass hysteria.
The Aquaman movie finds itself a writer again .Plus, John Barrowman talks up a potential Torchwood return, and new looks at Outcast, Once Upon a Time, and more.Director Jon Watts that Tony Revolori is indeed playing Peter Parker s original nemesis, high school bully Flash Thompson.Meanwhile, Laura Harrier and Jacob Batalon were introduced as playing Liz and Ned respectively, who are likely a nod to original Spider-Man supporting characters Liz Allen and Ned Leeds from the comics.Idris Elba throws water on the rumors that he s being lined up to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, telling Good Morning America:I think I m too old for that, man — running around in cars, and ladies and martinis.
We didn t really expect Class to have the same type of tone as the former Doctor Who spinoff anyway, but it s kind of weird just how close the premise for Patrick Ness s show actually is to the former adventures of Captain Jack and friends.Speaking to Empire, Ness discussed the premise for Class for the first time, explaining just why so many aliens and monsters would start appearing at a secondary school in Shoreditch all of a sudden:Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one.The Doctor s granddaughter went there.So we thought, All that time activity at the school, has that caused any problems?In the article included in the current print issue, Ness explains that the Doctor s former activities in and around Coal Hill has caused rifts in time and space to open all over the school, allowing aliens and beings from different times and realities to slip into our own.
We didn t really expect Class to have the same type of tone as the former Doctor Who spinoff anyway, but it s kind of weird just how close the premise for Patrick Ness s show actually is to the former adventures of Captain Jack and friends.Speaking to Empire, Ness discussed the premise for Class for the first time, explaining just why so many aliens and monsters would start appearing at a secondary school in Shoreditch all of a sudden:Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one.The Doctor s granddaughter went there.So we thought, All that time activity at the school, has that caused any problems?In the article included in the current print issue, Ness explains that the Doctor s former activities in and around Coal Hill has caused rifts in time and space to open all over the school, allowing aliens and beings from different times and realities to slip into our own.
It seems that Skype chatbots are the new in thing in TV circles: not long after Heston Blumenthal got his own chefbot, the BBC has announced they've made one for Doctor Who.The Doctor Who bot is "an interactive digital experience" called The Saviour Of Time (catcher than 'Time Saver,' we suppose).It's designed to make you feel like the Doctor's latest companion, taking part in a six-episode adventure as the Doctor speaks to you and sets you challenges, culminating in reassembling the Key To Time from fragments.The voice acting is done by Capaldi himself, and the whole thing's been developed by Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures writer Joe Lidster.You won't be able to binge-play all of it, though: after the launch today, new episodes will be released weekly at 6pm on Sundays.Jaclyn Lee-Joe, Chief Marketing Officer at BBC Worldwide, said:
p It seems that Skype chatbots are the new in thing in TV circles: not long after Heston Blumenthal got his own chefbot, the BBC has announced they've made one for Doctor Who.The Doctor Who bot is "an interactive digital experience" called The Saviour Of Time (catcher than 'Time Saver,' we suppose).It's designed to make you feel like the Doctor's latest companion, taking part in a six-episode adventure as the Doctor speaks to you and sets you challenges, culminating in reassembling the Key To Time from fragments.The voice acting is done by Capaldi himself, and the whole thing's been developed by Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures writer Joe Lidster.You won't be able to binge-play all of it, though: after the launch today, new episodes will be released weekly at 6pm on Sundays.Jaclyn Lee-Joe, Chief Marketing Officer at BBC Worldwide, said:
p If you were still somehow hoping that the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood could return to TV, six years after it last aired, then we’ve got some news for you.The good news is Torchwood is finally getting an official continuation!The bad news is if you wanted it on TV, because it’s going to be a new audio drama series from Big Finish.This is far from Torchwood’s first big return to the world of audio dramas.Big Finish, who also do a long-running series of Doctor Who stories, have been doing Torchwood dramas with John Barrowman’s Captain Jack and even the pre-Miracle Day version of the team for a while now.But the newly announced Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, is being billed as an official return and continuation of the series after the events of its (honestly rather terrible) fourth season, Miracle Day.
In just a few months, Doctor Who fans will be climbing aboard the Tardis for another season of the long-running British science fiction show.But this season, just about everything is new -- the logo, the companions, the showrunner and notably the Doctor herself.For the first time in Doctor Who's 55-year history, the titular character will be played by a woman, Jodie Whittaker.Whether you're totally caught up or got sucked into a pocket universe, here's a rundown of everything we know so far about the upcoming season.For the unfamiliar, Doctor Who dates back to 1963.It's the long-running story of an alien called the Doctor who travels through the always wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey space and time using a police-box-shaped ship called the Tardis (Time And Relative Distance In Space), which he stole.
Weird old Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is coming back for a sixth series, don't you know, only it's not going to have quite the same impact as the return of his most famous chum the Doctor; it's an audio production distributed on CD, as was the fifth series of the adventure serial.Still, it's more Torchwood for the type of people that like Torchwood, and some of the people that used to be in Torchwood are still in this Torchwood, with John Barrowman, star of stage and screen and, latterly, mostly just pantomime and adverts, agreeing to do the voice once more.Produced by Big Finish, series six of Torchwood consists of four audio play episodes, with the collection of stories given the title God Among Us and apparently pitching old Captain Jack Harkness against some sort of god.It's probably just an alien, though.The first one should be ready for release in October, and the plan is to gradually publish new episodes into 2019, as Torchwood fans can't take too much excitement at once.[Big Finish via Digital Spy]
In just a few weeks, Doctor Who fans will be climbing aboard the Tardis for another season of the long-running British science fiction show.This season, which now has an official start date of Oct. 7, just about everything is new -- the logo, the companions, the showrunner and notably the Doctor herself.We've also learned that the first episode is titled The Woman Who Fell to Earth, and written by new showrunner Chris Chibnall.Whether you're totally caught up or got sucked into a pocket universe, here's a rundown of everything we know so far about the upcoming season 11.For the unfamiliar, Doctor Who dates back to 1963.It's the long-running story of an alien called the Doctor who travels through the always wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey space and time using a police-box-shaped ship called the Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which he stole.
Russell T Davies’ new drama series Years and Years is based on an idea the writer has had for decades.He’d always imagined it to be its own project, but when trying to find an ending to Torchwood’s third season, the miniseries Children of Earth, there was a brief moment when his long-gestating idea almost became a grim reality for Captain Jack and friends.Years and Years—currently airing on the BBC and set to air on HBO later this month—follows a 15-year period of tumultuous social upheaval and change in a fictionalised, uncomfortably-near-future Britain, told through the story of a single family in Manchester as they get caught up in the country’s descent into a nightmarish dystopian police state.From the election of an inexperienced populist to power, to a descent into chaos cracking down on civil liberties, it’s all alarmingly of the current moment—but it almost wasn’t, and instead took on a more sci-fi vibe when Davies almost used it as the climax of 2009's Torchwood: Children of Earth.The third season of Torchwood revolves around the arrival of a species called the 456 on Earth, who offer a grim choice: either 10 per cent of the world’s children will be handed over to them, or the entire human race will be exterminated.When the world’s governments make the decision to acquiesce to the 456's demands, there’s grim scenes of soldiers dragging children away from their homes to be part of the exchange, and a momentary descent into totalitarian chaos as team Torchwood races against time to defy the 456.
After getting axed by the SyFy network after three seasons, The Expanse, the best sci-fi show no one is watching, was rescued by Amazon Prime.Now there’s a new teaser trailer from SDCC giving a glimpse of what we can expect to see in season 4.We get our first look at new cast members, including Burn Gorman who sci-fi fans will know from movies like Pacific Rim and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Torchwood.He’ll be playing Adolphus Murtry, the chief of security for the Earth ship Edward Israel who will likely be working alongside Dimitri Havelock, Joe Miller’s partner from season one.Other actors confirmed to be joining the cast this season include The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Rosa Gilmore, Tyrant‘s Keon Alexander, and Orphan Black‘s Jess Salgueiro.According to Deadline, Gilmore will play a Belter refugee and a trained medic who is part of a group trying to lay claim to a new planet on the far side of the Ring Gate.
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Freema Agyeman is back in action in the Whoniverse – but it’s not for Doctor Who itself.Martha Jones makes a return, and this time, it’s Torchwood business that’s come calling.Big Finish has just announced that Agyeman will reprise her role as Martha for a new Torchwood audio drama, Torchwood: Dissected, also starring Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.Set after Martha’s previous appearances in Torchwood’s second season – after she’d left the Tenth Doctor behind and joined up with UNIT to continue her work as a doctor-slash-defender of the Earth – Dissected, penned by Tim Foley, sees Gwen and Martha re-enter each other’s lives over a mysterious dead body.The problem goes beyond a peculiar corpse though, because Martha’s been through a lot since she last met her Torchwood allies, and so has Gwen, and the two have to get through their lost friendship before they can really solve what’s going on.It marks the first time Agyeman has actually returned to Martha Jones since 2008, outside of the character’s brief cameo in David Tennant’s swan song episodes of Doctor Who, “The End of Time,” back in 2010.
We sat down with Gorman at New York Comic Con so we could dive deep into the new character of Adolphus Murtry and his role in the fourth season of The Expanse.Making his debut in Cibola Burn, the fourth book in James S. A. Corey’s book series, Adolphus is chief of security for Royal Charter Energy, an Earth-based corporation with a vested interest in Ilus.He’s described as ruthless, cold-hearted, and possibly psychopathic – but that’s not how Gorman views him.“I was, I suppose, pleased that he was a multi-faceted character even though he’s ostensibly a bad guy,” he added.According to Gorman, we’re first introduced to Adolphus on Ilus, a new planet where competing corporate interests are trying to stake their claim.There’s an ambush that claims the lives of some of his security personnel and causes Adolphus to lose one of his legs, and he gets a prosthetic.
As Tracy Beaker is set to return back to our screens soon, it felt only right to go down memory lane and look back at one of the most iconic kids’ TV series of the 2000s. The Story Of Tracy Beaker introduced us to the brutal but uplifting world of the children’s care home The Dumping Ground, previously featured in Jacqueline Wilson’s popular books. In the 15 years since the last episode of The Story Of Tracy Beaker, the doors of The Dumping Ground have reopened a few times, in successful spin-off shows like Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files. But can anything quite beat the original series? As a treat for 00s kids everywhere, we’ve rounded up some of the most memorable characters, and taken a look at what the actors who played them have been up to over the last 15 years...Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker (Series 1-5)Tracy Beaker is obviously one the most iconic British kids’ TV characters, with one hell of a personality. Her feisty and strong independent self got her in more wrong places than right, but even though she acted tough, Tracy still had a soft side and would often imagine her mother coming back to get her from The Dumping Ground.Dani Harmer played Tracy Beaker for more than 10 years, both in the original show and spin-offs like Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground. Even if you never watched Tracy Beaker, Dani may still look familiar because she was part of series 10 of Strictly Come Dancing. She made it all the way to the final of the competition, where she was partnered with Vincent Simone.She has also starred as herself in shows like Dani’s House and Dani’s Castle on CBBC.Dani is soon set to reprise her role in the new show, My Mum Tracy Beaker. Montanna Thompson played Justine Littlewood (Series 1-5, 3) How can we ever forget Tracy Beaker’s arch nemesis Justine Littlewood? After Justine moved into The Dumping Ground, she became friends with Louise Goven, Tracy’s best friend, causing tension between Justine and Tracy.Montanna Thompson played Justine for four years on the hit CBBC series and even returned for an appearance in the spin-off Tracy Beaker Returns. She has starred in many shows since Tracy Beaker, like Doctors, Casualty, The Last Detective and Sugar Rush, as well as starring in 2017 film Kill Or Be Killed.  Chelsie Padley played Louise Goven (Series 1-3)Louise was the one always caught in the middle of Justine and Tracy. Tracy Beaker and Louise were best friends at the beginning of the series, but once Tracy moved out The Dumping Ground after being fostered, they drifted apart. However, as expected, Tracy fell out with her new foster parents returning back to find Louise best friend’s with Justine. Thus, the tension began...Chelsie Padley was only 10 when she first auditioned for the role of Louise Goven.She stopped acting shortly after starring in Tati’s Hotel in 2011, and is now a fitness coach and the founder of Fit Peach Fitness, where she gives wellness and fitness tips.Ben Hanson and Ciaran Joyce played Bradley “Bouncer” Plakova and his brother Lawrence “Lol” Plakova (Series 2-5)This inseparable mischievous duo were known for pulling pranks on all the other residents at the Dumping Ground.Ciaran Joyce, who played “Lol”, is still pursuing acting but has not appeared on screen recently. He has starred in CBBC’s Young Dracula, Holby City and Torchwood.Ben Hanson played Lol’s brother “Bouncer” for three series. He has made appearances in BBC’s Casualty and guest presented for CBBC, and according to his Twitter bio, now works as both an estate agent and actor. Lisa Coleman played Cam Lawson (Series 1-5) Lisa Coleman played the character of Cam Lawson, a struggling author who later on went to foster Tracy from the Dumping Ground, later appearing in various spin-off shows.Since then, Lisa has starred in other notable TV shows such as Hollyoaks and Casualty.Nisha Nayar played Elaine Boyak AKA. Elaine The Pain (Series 1-5)Nisha Nayar starred as Tracy’s care worker Elaine for five series of the show from 2002 to 2005.Elaine faced some big challenges in The Dumping Ground when it came to finding the right foster parents for Tracy Beaker.  Nisha’s first big break on the big screen was in the groundbreaking comedy Bhaji On The Beach, playing Ladhu. Some of her recent roles are on BBC’s Doctors and ITV’s three-part drama Midwinter Of Spirit. You may have also noticed her in The Bay where she played Rahael Malik. Craig Roberts, Sophie Borja-Edwards and Deepal Parmar played The Wellard Trio - Rio, Roxy and Chantel Wellard (Series 4-5)This iconic troublesome sibling trio stuck together through thick and thin in The Dumping Ground, not letting anyone run over them, especially not Tracy Beaker.The bandana-wearing character, Rio Wellard was portrayed by Craig Roberts. Craig has gone onto have a successful acting career, landing roles in high-profile films like Bad Neighbours, 22 Jump Street, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and 2019′s Tolkien. Roxy Wellard, Rio’s half-sister, was played by Sophie Borja Edwards. Along with her siblings. Sophie went on to star in Casualty and but hasn’t made many TV appearances since. Deepal Parmar, who portrayed Chantel Wellard, has continued her acting career, from playing Doctors in 2016 to starring in two short films, Wordless and Beauty in the Street. Clive Rowe played Norman Ellington AKA Duke (Series 1-4)Duke was the cuddly caretaker and chef of The Dumping Ground. He took great care of everyone and was often the unsung hero. Duke left the Dumping Ground in series four to visit his family in the Caribbean. Clive Rowe, who portrayed Duke, has gone on to have a successful career in the film and TV industry. He has starred in several episodes of Doctor Who, and landed small roles in Hollywood hits such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Beauty and the Beast, alongside Emma Watson, in 2017. Clive has also regularly worked in theatre and pantomimes including performing in the West End.In 2020, he was appointed the patron of the Hackney Empire and is currently campaigning to help it survive during the Covid-19 crisis.Darragh Mortell played Liam “Crash” Daniels (Series 3-5)Crash was one of Tracy’s closest and loyal friends.Actor Darragh Mortell, who portrayed Crash, has gone to have a successful career in film and television. Darragh has starred in Casualty and Hollyoaks as well as acting alongside Dani in CBBC shows like Dani’s House. He is currently a writer and director and has written and directed episodes of Dani’s House and Millie Inbetween.Abby Rakic Platt played Jackie Hopper (Series 3-5)Sports enthusiast Jackie Hopper was brought into the Dumping Ground after her grandad was no longer fit to look after her and went into care. Jackie was adamant there was nothing wrong with her grandad, although he had in fact developed Alzheimer’s.Abby Rakic Platt, who portrayed Jackie, has also starred in Casualty and The Bill. More recently, she has played Kirsty Raven in Michaela Coel’s hit comedy show Chewing Gum.MORE NOSTALGIA: Whatever Happened To The 90s And 00s Presenters Of Kids' TV? 25 Much-Loved Kids' TV Shows From The 90s You'd Probably Forgotten About 12 Things Ant, Dec And CatAbsolutely *Have* To Include In A SM:TV Reunion Special
An audio play based on John Barrowman’s Doctor Who and Torchwood character has been axed by production company Big Finish.Barrowman and former co-star David Tennant both lent their voices to the new story Torchwood: Absent Friends, which would have seen Captain Jack Harkness reuniting with the Time Lord.However, following allegations that Barrowman repeatedly exposed himself on the set of the BBC sci-fi show, Big Finish has said they will no longer be releasing the audio story.In a statement, they said they “have no plans to publish this title at this time”.Earlier this week, it was announced that Barrowman had also been removed from an interactive Doctor Who experience.The FAQs section on the website for the Doctor Who: Time Fracture event, which is due to begin in London on 26 May, includeD the question: “What’s happening with Captain Jack Harkness and Torchwood in the show?”A statement then explained: “Immersive Everywhere have taken the decision to remove this pre-record from Doctor Who: Time Fracture.“We will continue to include content that pays tribute to this brilliant show that is Torchwood so as not to disappoint its fans, and are working on an exciting storyline to be announced soon.”Last week, The Guardian published allegations from two women that the actor exposed himself “on a regular basis” behind the scenes during the shows’ earlier years.Numerous witnesses described the incidents to the newspaper as “inappropriate pranks” and he has since apologised for “tomfoolery” on set. In a statement, Barrowman said: “With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.”His first apology came in November 2008 after he pulled down his trousers during an interview with BBC Radio 1.“I apologise for any offence I have caused. I was joining in the light-hearted and fun banter of the show, and went too far,” he said at the time.Julie Gardner, an executive producer on Doctor Who and Torchwood, also confirmed to The Guardian that she had received a complaint about his behaviour on set “around 2008”.“I met with John and reprimanded him [to] make it clear to both John and his agent that behaviour of this kind would not be tolerated,” Gardner said, adding that she also spoke to the show’s other executive producers and the head of BBC drama commissioning.“To my knowledge, John’s inappropriate behaviour stopped thereafter,” she added.John played Captain in Doctor Who and Torchwood between 2005 and 2011.Last year, he reprised the role in an episode of Doctor Who, in which he attempts to make contact with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.He later appeared in the New Year’s Day special at the beginning of this year.READ MORE:John Barrowman Apologises For ‘Tomfoolery’ On Doctor Who Set Following Claims He Exposed HimselfJohn Barrowman Removed From Interactive Doctor Who Show Following AllegationsNoel Clarke Suspended By Bafta After Misconduct Allegations
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