Tuesday’s “celebs aren’t quality?” news

Doctor Who/Theatre


British TV

  • Gavin & Stacey likely to move to BBC1 for Christmas
  • Details of The Prisoner remake, including Sir Ian McKellen as Number 2
  • Hat Trick to develop crime drama with “strong female victims” [free registration required]
  • Martin Shaw to return as George Gently
  • Plea for more programmes featuring ordinary Welsh life. Plea from Rob for no more Tipyn o Stad
  • Bob the Builder and Thomas & Friends to go CGI [free registration required]
  • Hamish Mykura to take over as head of More4



  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.