Doctor Who actor Valentine Palmer passes away aged 86

On January 10th, Valentine Palmer, best known for his role as Monia in the Doctor Who serial, Day of the Daleks, passed away aged 86, after a short illness.Valentine, born in 1935, was from London but grew up in Buckinghamshire, then moved to Malta and recently lived in Grantham. He leaves five children and six grandchildren. Continue reading

Lucasfilm Games announce new Star Wars titles with Electronic Arts & Respawn Entertainment

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games have announced today that they will join forces once again for three new Star Wars titles: the next title in the Star Wars Jedi franchise (started with Fallen Order), a strategy game, and a first-person shooter, all currently in development from Respawn Entertainment.

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Audio Review: The Worlds of Blake’s 7 – Bayban the Butcher

Review by Ian McArdell


Bayban the Butcher grants Colin Baker’s famously off-the-hook villain centre stage. Although best known for playing the colourful Sixth Doctor, he gave an entertainingly big guest performance years earlier in Blake’s 7; Bayban, a self-aggrandising baddie with a penchant for alliteration, came up against Vila in Series C’s City at the Edge of the World.

This self-titled boxset follows an appearance in the recent Avalon series and there’s an audiobook origin story, Bayban Ascending, due in February too. While Bayban apparently died at the end of his only onscreen appearance, it seems you can’t keep a good berserker down. Continue reading

BAFTA reviewing special awards following Noel Clarke scandal

Following the criticism BAFTA received extensive criticism for presenting Noel Clarke with its Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award during its televised ceremony in April 2021, just weeks before he faced numerous allegations by multiple women as part of an investigation by The Guardian newspaper (He has denied all allegations). The outlet reported that BAFTA, which named Clarke as the recipient of the award in late March, knew about the allegations almost two weeks prior to the film awards; however, BAFTA has maintained that it wasn’t presented with sufficient evidence to investigate the anonymous emails and claims it had received about the actor. Following the article BAFTA suspended the membership of Clarke and stripped him of his award.

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Teaser released for Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion ‘Pinocchio’ Movie

Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animated adaption of the classic children’s tale ‘Pinocchio‘ (based on Carlo Collodi’s original children’s novel) is finally coming to Netflix in December 2022! See the first teaser below.

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Arrow Films to release standard editions of Children of the Corn 4K and Children of the Corn Trilogy

Arrow Video has announced the upcoming release of Stephen King‘s Children of the Corn trilogy boxset in standard Blu-ray edition following their special 4K Ultra edition release late last year.


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Encanto song ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ becomes first official Disney song to reach UK No 1

In a UK music chart first tonight, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, from the new hit Disney musical Encanto, soars to Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart – becoming the first ever original Disney song to do so in the chart’s 70-year history, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

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Season 22 announced as the next Doctor Who – The Collection Blu-ray release

The first full season for Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor – season 22 is the next release to come to Blu-ray ‘The Collection’ range.

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New ‘LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA’ trailer and release date

Lucasfilm Games announced today that the highly-anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will arrive April 5, 2022 — welcome news made even better by the debut of an extensive new trailer. Featuring the biggest look yet at the gameplay, worlds, and humour of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Who doesn’t love a dancing bantha?), you can check it out below:

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