World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has joined the cast of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. The cult classic returns to Radio 4 next month (and iPlayer) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Douglas Adams’s groundbreaking radio series. In episode one, Professor Hawking will play The Hitchhiker’s…
The official Doctor Who instagram has released another official photo of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor in her new outfit, in addition to the previous photo of her in the same outfit. The difference? Well, in this photo, she looks much happier, which is nice. The photo comes from the issue from Doctor Who…
It’s Missing Believed Wiped time again, where Kaleidoscope, the film preservation society devoted to restoring, and most importantly, finding, lost British television classics wiped by the BBC and others, announces their finds for the year and shows off some highlights at their annual Missing Believed Wiped event.
A new science podcast series has been added to the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World season. This science and technology podcast delves into the most urgent questions the world is currently facing, and uses cutting-edge science to explore how we may live our lives in the future - and how we can help shape that future through the…
Six spookily witty short films have dropped in on BBC iPlayer today, Friday the 13th, just in time for this Halloween. Commissioned by BBC Writersroom, Fright Shorts is a series of five minute comedy-shorts, written by six brand new Northern Ireland comedy writers.
The other day, my attention was caught by a flag for a show called Missions on Amazon’s sub-channel Shudder. The description was very spartan, but today the Beeb have announced they will be airing it on BBC Four next year. The ten-part series hails from France and is the channel’s first international drama acquisition…
Now this is my idea of reality tv. Why can’t they move the Big Brother house to the high frontier - and throw them out the airlock? Maybe not? But this weekend, Chris Hadfield takes a bunch of would be astronauts in hand to see if they have what it takes to replace him in outer space.
Hannah Fry is teasing me! The mercurial mistress of mathematics hijacked the latest episode of Horizon to take a look at the issues that will change the way we live our lives in the future. And she goes all deep data to do it.
The Beeb have a fun spot quiz on their junior experimenters Terrific Scientific website - How much do you know about forces?
“Forget oil, coal and gas - a new set of materials is shaping our world and they’re so bizarre they may as well be alien technology.” That’s the hook for a BBC Four documentary airing next Wednesday, but there is another aspect that singles out the production.
The future is back! At least for the next year. The BBC has launched a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
You wait ages for a new Who and then several come at once. The list of potential names keeps getting longer but did BBC1 treat viewers to a backdoor pilot for what we can expect to follow Mr Capaldi?
It is a diamond in the sky! This Sunday coming, one of the longest running television shows in the world celebrates 60 yeas of probing the universe beyond our humble globe. For six decades The Sky at Night has encouraged viewers to turn their gaze upwards and take notice of the stars above.
“Nothing’s sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” Please discuss! It is just 15 minutes away from starting on the East Coast of the USA, and I’ll be watching it with family. After the pilot “The Pilot” of the new series, I’ll jump back in to discuss and give my impressions. Also: spoilers.
Radio 4 broadcast a new 2 part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust staring Matthew Beard & Sophie Rundle over the weekend & if you missed it both parts are available online for the next few weeks. It’s been awhile since I read the original Vertigo miniseries & I’ve only listened to part 1, but so far it’s not bad.
Kim Cattrall will be reading a special two-hour version of Rosemary’s Baby on Radio 4 this coming Halloween weekend. Ira Levin’s tale of urban satanism rounds off a week of spooky stories for the station.
Need I say more? Ok, I will. I can’t believe it’s ten years since this landmark series, and that trailer that bought Icelandic band Sigur Rós to public attention.
Attention classic Doctor Who fans: The Mirror just
confirmed announced that BBC Worldwide have commissioned an animated reconstruction of the very first 6-part Patrick Troughton story Power of the Daleks, for which no surviving episodes still exist! UPDATE: The Mirror article doesn’t provide any sources, and BBC…