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British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Gets A New Home

It may be the longest-running soap opera in the world, but even ITV’s Coronation Street can’t halt the march of progress. The show, which has been running since 1960 and has broadcast over 8,000 episodes, has been filmed at ...

‘Doctor Who’ A Hit At The U.S. Box Office

Over the Doctor Who 50th anniversary weekend, it’s fair to say the good Doctor “conquered the world”, in the words of head writer Steven Moffat. And one particular area upon which he hadn’t set his “sand ...

Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Attract Rave Broadway Notices

As far as friendships between British actors go, you can forget your Cumberbatch-and-Hiddlestones or your Pegg-and-Frosts. The most heartwarming and downright brilliant bromance between respected thesps is surely the one that exists ...

‘Harry Potter’ Voted Britain’s Favorite Children’s Book

In not entirely surprising news today, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter has been voted by British readers as the nation’s favorite children’s book, in a poll held recently by the organization Booktrust.

‘Doctor Who’: The 13 Best Callbacks and References in ‘The Day of the Doctor’

As befits a special episode celebrating fifty years of a hugely beloved TV show, the Doctor Who anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”, aside from telling a brilliant and compelling story in its own right, was jam ...

Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poll: Why The Show Endures

So far in our mammoth Doctor Who anniversary poll, we’ve asked our jury to name their favorite monsters/villains, stories/episodes, companions, and finally Doctors. And if you click through and read the individual ballots, you ...

Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poll: Top 5 Doctors

When you start a conversation with somebody new about Doctor Who, there are two questions that will always come first. The first one is “Do you like Doctor Who?

Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poll: 10 Favorite Companions

It’s been a truism of Doctor Who ever since it began that the audience identification figure isn’t the Doctor himself, but the companions who travel with him in the TARDIS. After all, there’s only one Doctor—but ...

Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poll: 10 Greatest Stories

At the time of writing, there are an incredible 738 individual episodes of Doctor Who, making up a total 239 different stories. Unsurprisingly, then, over the last five decades the fandom as a whole has tended to find it difficult to ...

Best of ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poll: 11 Greatest Monsters & Villains

Where would Doctor Who have been without the monsters? Co-creator Sydney Newman may have adamantly declared that his new show was going to steer clear of including the old sci-fi trope of “bug-eyed monsters”, but it’s ...