ITV’s latest period drama Victoria rounded off the solid eight-episode first series with the news that the show is coming back for a second round, and a Christmas special was in the works. Created by novelist Daisy Goodwin, the series stars ex-Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman, her first leading role, in a coming-of-age story chronicling the reign of 18-year-old of Queen Victoria. With its lavish settings and costumes, Victoria is an instantly engaging drama with career-defining performances from Coleman and Hughes.
Created by young adult author Patrick Ness, Class is aimed at a much younger, teen audience, complete with a cast of teenagers. Set in Coal Hill High School, they must juggle their own lives with the unexplainable situations that are happening around them, as the cracks in time and space begin to thin because of The Doctor and his time-travelling. Coal Hill High School has been a part of Doctor Who since the first episode aired in 1963.
Prince Albert finally made an appearance on last night’s episode of ITV’s latest series Victoria, and what an entrance it was. Albert and his brother Ernest (David Oakes) arrive at Buckingham Palace at the most opportune moment - Victoria (Jenna Coleman) is entertaining her friends at the piano. The swoon-worthy Tom Hughes adopts a smouldering glare, ‘tache and German accent to convincingly win over the heart of our Queen, and viewers alike (sorry Lord Melbourne).
Exploding its way onto our screens is ITV’s brand new eight-part costume drama, Victoria. With lavish settings and costumes, it’s an instantly engaging drama revealing the passionate, strong-willed young Queen who would go on to rule the country for 63 years. The story follows her ascension to the throne as a teenager to her eventual marriage to the Prince Albert, and the show has already wowed critics and won over fans alike. The first two episodes have already aired on ITV and with the third arriving tonight, the show is definitely worth tuning in to.
Actress of the moment Jenna Coleman appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today to promote her upcoming role in ITV’s latest drama Victoria. The star who hails from Blackpool appeared to become very uncomfortable when during the interview, talk turned to her alleged romance with Prince Harry. Jenna and Harry sparked rumours of a romantic liaison after being snapped looking intimate at the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, last summer.
Take what you consider a boring subject at school, mix it up with silliness and funny songs, keep it historically accurate, and CBBC’s offbeat hit, Horrible Histories, probably inspired more children to love history than any amount of lessons reading dry facts from a book. The Bourbon family tree became a source of endless fascination as we neared the end of The Musketeers, combined with seeing Little Louis’ story unfold in Versailles.
Last night Pearl Mackie was named as Doctor Who’s new assistant, Bill, taking over from Jenna Coleman. Pearl, who will hit screens for the 10th series, was announced during the FA Cup semi-final match. There was even an exciting trailer which showed her and Peter Capaldi tackling a Dalek.
With Jenna Coleman now joining Billie Piper and Catherine Tate in the land of assistants of old, Doctor Who fans are eagerly awaiting news of the Time Lord’s next companion. The Twelfth Doctor himself Peter Capaldi has hinted that casting is under way for a new companion and they will be vastly different from Jenna’s Clara Oswald. Speaking to Radio Times, Capaldi said: “We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of.
Doctor Who fans have been dealt a double blow as the BBC has announced it will push back the next series to 2017 following show boss Steven Moffat’s decision to quit the hit drama. Moffat took the reins of the TARDIS from Russell T. Davies in 2010 and ushered in a new era for Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall has already been announced as Moffat’s successor, taking over the show in 2018.
With a little under a week to go until this year’s Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song, I thought now would be a good time to post my annual retrospective on the series, and try to collect my thoughts on the show across this past year.
The number of episodes of Doctor Who is reportedly set to be halved next year to allow Peter Capaldi, who plays the Time Lord, to explore other projects. Peter added: “Playing the Doctor takes up so much time.
SPOILER ALERT: Steven Moffat has dropped a major hint about Clara Oswald’s exit from Doctor Who, and we’re not sure we’re quite ready to wrap our heads around it.
Peter Capaldi - the current Doctor (as if you didn’t know) - has hinted that time may be running out for his sidekick Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. Speaking to Doctor Who News, Peter said: “The thing that is tricky about the Doctor and his relationship with companions. You know, Christopher Eccleston said in his first episode, ‘I can see… everything.