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Benedict Cumberbatch Will Receive BIFA Film Award

There’s already plenty of buzz around Benedict Cumberbatch’s chances of picking up an Academy award for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, but his next trophy-collecting appointment in front of a podium is on ...

Benedict Cumberbatch is (Sort of) Related to Alan Turing

You have to admire the chutzpah in the telling of this tale. The website Ancestry, who specialize in tracing family genealogy, have tried to find out whether Benedict Cumberbatch shares a common ancestor with Alan Turing, the man he is ...

FIRST LOOK: The Doctor Meets Santa

This Friday night is the BBC’s Children in Need telethon, which aims to raise money for, well, children in need all over the world. As is fast becoming a tradition, there will be an exciting bit of exclusive Doctor Who footage to ...

999 vs 911: How Did Brits and Americans Get Their Emergency Numbers?

Cultural differences aren’t always about the big stuff like accents, language and the correct ingredients for a Milky Way bar. Sometimes there are relatively subtle differences that don’t amount to more than a hill of beans, ...

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Scary Poppins

*SPOILERS* Don’t read if you haven’t yet seen “Death in Heaven.”

Where Benedict Leads, Geri Halliwell Follows

Last week (November 5, to be precise), Benedict Cumberbatch took the very gentlemanly step of advertising his engagement to Sophie Hunter in an advert in the Times.

WATCH: Benedict Explains Machine Consciousness in ‘The Imitation Game’ Clip

We’re now only a couple of weeks away from being able to go and see Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, giving the performance that critics seem to think might see him take home one of those nice golden man statues at next ...

ITV Shows First Teasers For ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2

Rest assured, Broadchurch fans, this is a resolutely spoiler-free area.

In the U.K.

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Death In Heaven’

Note: For a full account of how we got to where we are as this story begins, read our recap of “Dark Water”

WATCH: The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2014 Trailer

*SPOILERS, if you’ve not seen “Death in Heaven”*

Doctor Who fans will still be reeling from a particularly upheaving season finale, with some departures, a few dark moments, and the sudden arrival at the very end of… well that would be telling.