In “Tooth and Claw,” the Doctor once again spends the second adventure of a new season meeting someone famous and a classic horror movie monster in Victorian England. But having consorted with ghosts and Charles Dickens in “The Unquiet Dead,” he and Rose up the ante a bit with Queen Victoria and a werewolf. Oh […]
As a concept for a TV show, Dickensian is pretty hard to beat. It’s a 20-part drama made by the BBC which imagines what it would be like if the most notable characters from the able pen of Charles Dickens all lived next door to one another. So Fagin can pick the pocket of Scrooge, […]
Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6. He has been in the news of late both because he has been giving interviews to publicize the long anticipated start ofLuther’s third season (which begins tomorrow, Sept. 3, on BBC America at […]
Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether they count as one-offs or not. The Toymaker (“The Celestial Toymaker”) A long shadow has […]
There seems to be a cinematic trend developing, in which directors get together as many British character actors as they can, and get them to rub their sharp edges awkwardly against each other, filming the sparks until all is smooth. Quartet is exactly this thing, being the story of the Beecham House, a retirement home for […]
In this week’s Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV — watch Russell Brand schmooze with the View ladies, see Pauline Collins vamp it up on Merlin, and check out Robson Green’s return to Being Human! All times are in EST and are subject to change.