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The Road: The Legacy of Nigel Kneales Legendary Lost TV Play Lives On

The Road: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale's Legendary Lost TV Play Lives On

The Road is a 1963 BBC TV play written by Nigel Kneale that was lost when the BBC, in their infinite wisdom, wiped the videotape to recycle it for further use. It is the same policy that has caused a large number of episodes of Doctor Who and various other classic TV shows to be […]

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Thought She Was Playing the Doctor Wrong

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Thought She Was Playing the Doctor "Wrong"

While fans await word on when the Doctor Who "Revolution of the Daleks" holiday special will grace their screens as well as any production news on Series 13, series star Jodie Whittaker is opening up about what it was like during her early days with the series. During a conversation with Guy Garvey on the […]

Arrowverse UFC Archer Janeway Whedon &#038 More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Arrowverse, UFC, Archer, Janeway, Whedon & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome back to another serving of BCTV Sunday Slices, where we personally curate a line-up of articles from the past week in Bleeding Cool's television/cable/streaming/online coverage to offer some additional thoughts and perspectives. Some you'll agree with and some you won't. Hopefully, you'll laugh, get pissed, shed a tear, and even learn a little something […]

Pilgrim: BBC Radios Immortal Wanderer Returns for Halloween Special

Pilgrim: BBC Radio's Immortal Wanderer Returns for Halloween Special

Pilgrim, the creation of Sebastian Baczkewicz that lasted 7 series on BBC Radio 4 before ending its run last year, returns for a 2-part special, "The Timbermoor Imp". The first part is up on the BBC website and Sounds app for 2 weeks. The second part will be up from next Friday. Paul Hilton plays […]

Staged: David Tennant Michael Sheen Lockdown Comedy Gets S02 Preview

Staged: David Tennant, Michael Sheen Lockdown Comedy Gets S02 Preview

Staged is probably the one truly successful new BBC TV series pitched, produced, and about the lockdown. Its premise is simple: it follows actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen in lockdown as they bicker and fail to get on with rehearsing a play through zoom. It's the kind of show only the BBC would make […]

Doctor Who: Billie Piper on When People Were Sure Show Would Bomb

Doctor Who: Billie Piper on When People Were Sure Show Would Bomb

David Tennant released an episode of David Tennant Does a Podcast with… this week where h talked to his former Doctor Who co-star and buddy Billie Piper. The show made the two of them huge stars, though Piper had already spent her teenage years as the biggest pop star in Britain during the 1990s. The […]

Dexter GLOW SNL Stephen King The Boys &#038 More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Dexter, GLOW, SNL, Stephen King, The Boys & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome back to another edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, where I take a look back at the past week in Bleeding Cool's television coverage and select a few articles to highlight and offer some perspective. This week, we have a righteous amount of topics from all four corners of the pop culture landscape. From Saturday […]

Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown Gets Gaiman Davies Moffat Stories

Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown Gets Gaiman, Davies, Moffat Stories

Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown is a new book of Doctor Who short stories being released to benefit BBC Children in Need. It will feature prose stories by Neil Gaiman, Paul Cornell, and former and current showrunners Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat, and Chris Chibnall as well as an all-star lineup of writers who have scripted […]

Deacon Creator Edson Burton Discusses His BBC Urban Supernatural Drama

Deacon Creator Edson Burton Discusses His BBC Urban Supernatural Drama

Deacon is a new trilogy of stories on BBC Radio 4 featuring veteran actor Don Warrington as a mysterious drifter who shows up when least expected to save a lost soul. Created and written by Edson Burton, a historian, poet, playwright, and performer, the series features an almost all-black cast and features myths and the […]

Doctor Who Daleks Tries Avoiding Extermination on November 12

Doctor Who "Daleks!" Tries Avoiding Extermination on November 12

Well, that didn't take long. Only hours after Doctor Who fans were treated to a preview of the upcoming "Time Lord Victorious" crossover animated series Daleks!, we now know when the "exterminating" will begin. In a release date trailer previewing the series, viewers learned that the five, 10-minute episodes that make up "The Archive of […]

Doctor Who Daleks Animated Series Releases First Look Preview

Doctor Who "Daleks!" Animated Series Releases First Look Preview

Less than a month after it was revealed that the Doctor's greatest enemy would be getting their own animated series stemming from the massive multimedia "Time Lord Victorious" crossover, Doctor Who fans were given their first extended look at Daleks! at New York Comic Con-Metaverse. Set to launch this November, the five, 10-minute episodes that […]

The Deacon Trilogy: BBC Radios Superb New Urban Supernatural Drama

The Deacon Trilogy: BBC Radio's Superb New Urban Supernatural Drama

There's a new and quite wonderful supernatural drama series on BBC Radio 4. The Deacon Trilogy features veteran actor Don Warrington as a mysterious drifter who shows up when least expected to save a lost soul. Created and written by Edson Burton, a historian, poet, playwright, and performer, the series features an almost all-black cast and […]

The Watch on BBC America: Queer Magic Trailer and More

The Watch on BBC America: Queer Magic, Trailer and More

NYCC gave us our first real taste of the upcoming BBC America series The Watch, an adaptation of the Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. The story follows the City Watch, a group of ragtag cops tasked with protecting Ankh-Morpork. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown, the panel features Executive Producers Richard Stokes and Simon Allen, […]

The Watch Releases New Teasers Matt Berry Wendell Pierce Join Cast

The Watch Releases New Teasers; Matt Berry, Wendell Pierce Join Cast

In August, fans of BBC America's upcoming adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchett's (Good Omens) epic comedy-fantasy book series "Discworld" learned that January 2021 was the target month for its debut. Well, at Friday's New York Comic Con-Metaverse panel, they learned- and saw- a whole lot about The Watch. First, we now have a date: the […]

Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks Holiday Special Images Released

Doctor Who "Revolution of the Daleks" Holiday Special Images Released

At this year's New York Comic Con Metaverse panel, Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, and Bradley Walsh took part in a virtual panel to discuss the previous two series and how they've been handling things in the middle of the pandemic. Of course, the conversation had to turn to the future of the franchise- […]

Doctor Who TV Special Sees the Fam Fight a Dalek Without the Doctor

Doctor Who TV Special Sees the Fam Fight a Dalek Without the Doctor

The NYCC/MCM/Metaverse Doctor Who panel has just played out on YouTube, with the Doctor Who herself Jodie Whittaker, companion Yaz, played by Mandip Gill, and Graham O'Brien, played by Bradley Walsh. And they got to talk about the Christmas/New Year/whatever special, Revolution of the Daleks, already filmed, coming up. Jodie Whittaker: One of the first […]

Doctor Who: Grant Morrison Pitched Eps Has Whole Season Worked Out

Doctor Who: Grant Morrison Pitched Eps, Has "Whole Season Worked Out"

With Jodie Whittaker and the rest of the team behind Doctor Who reportedly expected to begin filming Series 13 within the next two months (barring further COVID-related delays), it appears the BBC's long-running sci-fi series has a creative sandbox that writer and playwright Grant Morrison (DC Comics' Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash; Happy!) wouldn't […]

Jon Holmes Recreates BBC Radio In His Own Image With The Skewer

Jon Holmes Recreates BBC Radio In His Own Image With The Skewer

Jon Holmes has been an acerbic topical comedian for many years, contributing to radio shows such as The Now Show and Listen Against. Still, his radio history is long and varied, from student radio at Canterbury University, his Grievous Bodily Radio show for BBC Radio 4 back in 1997, and The Jon & Andy Show […]

Always Sunny Cobra Kai SNL TWD Orville &#038 More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Always Sunny, Cobra Kai, SNL, TWD, Orville & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome back to another serving of BCTV Sunday Slices, where I take a look at the past week in BCTV's coverage to offer a thought or two on the topic. Once again, the views expressed here are my own and don't necessarily reflect on the rest of the fine folks at Bleeding Cool. Which is […]

Doctor Who: Thoughts on the Shows Christian and Buddhist Imagery

Doctor Who: Thoughts on the Show's Christian and Buddhist Imagery

Doctor Who is not a religious show. It never was nor did it set out to be. There are, however, quite a lot of religious and spiritual themes built into the show. This is especially true of the show since it was revived in 2005. There were always ideas and themes embedded in the show […]