The Coal Hill Gang are making an ace return. Kind of. The Doctor Who spin-off Class was mocked as the spin-off nobody asked for and drowned in the cyberspace universe of BBC3, although its domestic ratings were equivalent to shows such as Westworld and The Flash.
Patrick Ness has tweeted that he will not be writing any more episodes of Doctor Who spin-off Class even if it receives a second season. In the UK, the adventures of the Coal Hill Gang were part of the BBC Three online channel experiment but failed to attract an audience any bigger than Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash,…
The second series of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man came to a close on Sky One the other week. The British superhero show is a fun romp that has James Nesbitt’s DI Harry Clayton gain a luck-themed power through a mystic Chinese bracelet. Except sometimes his good fortune means bad luck for somebody else.
It seems there may still be sparks to be stoked in the embers of the Coal Hill Gang. Despite talk to the contary (and I did a fair share of that) there may still be some fire to be rekindled in Doctor Who’s YA spin-off Class.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Doctor Who spin-off Class is being cancelled after one season. They blame the Coal Hill Gang’s demise on poor ratings online on BBC3 and subsequent late night broadcast on BBC1.
Confused? You will be! This is one for UK ODeckers. If you haven’t caught the YA spin off from Doctor Who on BBC3 yet, Class slips silently out of the streaming ghetto and on to BBC1.
Well here we are at the eighth and final episode of series one of Doctor Who spin-off Class. It is titled The Lost. The fractured Coal Street Gang have their backs against the wall in an explosive finale that sees the return of Coal King Corakinus. The Shadow Kin are invading.
This one’s a game changer, not that we really knew the rules for the opening gambit. The spotlight is on Miss Quill for a magical mystery tour in the penultimate episode of Class which has the handy title of The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did! I rather liked this episode which has a better sense of what it is…
I don’t want to say too much about the sixth episode of Class. You need to jump in and watch it unencumbered, take the rough and the smooth as it comes. Inadvertent spoilers might follow.
The adventures of the Coal Hill Gang continue in Brave-ish Heart, the fifth episode of Class and the second half of a two-part take of anguished passions,incoherent revelations and killer petals. And by definition a few spoilers.
Things warm up a bit for the Coal Hill Gang in the fourth episode of BBC3's Doctor Who spin off Class (which hasn’t made it into the iPlayer Top 40 yet, though it has received favourable reviews from The Telegraph, Guardian, Sun and Star). The eight episode series presented the first of a two-part tale, Co-Owner of A…
The first two episodes of Doctor Who spin off Class are now up on the BBC3 segment of iPlayer. The theme music is Up All Night by Alex Clare which sits uncomfortably over titles that are a mash-up of Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Orphan Black and a Goldfrapp video.
Personally, I had no doubt that Capaldi would be making an appearance in the first episode of the new Doctor Who spin-off, considering this synopsis recently released by the BBC:
The Beeb have unveiled the main cast members of Doctor Who spin-off Class with an euphoric burst of enthusiasm from writer Patrick Ness and Exec Producer Steven Moffat. “We searched far and wide for this amazing cast, fantastic actors who understand what we’re aiming for with this show,”says Ness.