Friday’s “American Bond” news

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Doctor Who



British TV

  • Graham Linehan and Jeremy Dyson adapting Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show for BBC2 [subscription required]

Canadian TV



An Avengers Treasure Hunt – 2nd to 4th July 2010


I don’t run it, but in case you’re interested:

Are you a fan of The Avengers and other cult TV series of the 1960s and 70s? Then why not join us for a weekend of fun and games around those fantastic series?

Taking place in deepest Avengerland (Borehamwood and Elstree) over the weekend of Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th of July 2010, the event includes a tour of locations used in The Avengers and similar shows of the time…, and an evening of games and quizzes with the emphasis very much on fun, so no worries if your knowledge of the series is a bit rusty. Sunday morning is devoted to the Treasure Hunt itself and followed by a well-earned lunch, before the weekend concludes around 4pm.

If you’re interested and want to know a little more, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Please note that this is a small-scale not-for-profit event, organised by fans for other afficionados, which has been running for 24 years now. Oh, and in case you’re wondering: You’re NOT expected to turn up in fancy dress!


Misfits II starts shooting for November airdate


Oh look, it’s a press release about the second series of Misfits

Everyone’s favourite ASBO teens, Nathan (Robert Sheehan), Kelly (BAFTA-nominee Lauren Socha), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas) and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are back for a second series of E4’s hit comedy drama Misfits.

So to recap; a freak storm left our posse of social outcasts with slightly crap super powers; Curtis can turn back time, Kelly can read minds, Simon can turn invisible and Alisha can send people into a sexual frenzy with just one touch. Then there’s their two dead probation workers (one is buried under the local environmental monitoring station; the other stored in a freezer in the community centre). And finally, unbeknownst to the others, Nathan is trapped six feet under in a coffin, immortal and very much alive.

But it’s not just the ASBO Five who were affected by the storm. With the super-charged local townsfolk going the way of Gotham City, each week as we head back to the community centre our gang will be faced with a whole new world of weird and wild characters.

And just who IS the masked, hooded stranger who seems to be watching their every move? A force for good? An evil arch-nemesis intent on bringing about our gang’s destruction? Or just another kid in a hoodie?

The 6 x 60 min series will be produced by Clerkenwell Films (Afterlife, Persuasion) for transmission on E4 in November 2010.