“AND the Doctor’s greatest secret will be revealed.”
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat speaking at a London press conference last Friday morning.
The content of which was embargoed until now, just after midnight in the early hours of Monday, together with the new pics which also feature on this page.
We were shown The Bells of Saint John – the opening episode of series 7b – written by Steven Moffat.
To be screened on BBC1 and BBC America on Saturday March 30.
The media preview was followed by that Q&A with Matt Smith (the Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara) and Steven Moffat.
You can read my full transcript further down this blog, edited to remove any major spoilers.
IT looked like it would be an intriguing drama.
And lived up to expectations.
In The Flesh is a three-part BBC3 series starting at 10pm on Sunday (March 17) and also heading to BBC America.
It’s been trailed as a zombie drama but is much more than that.
Written by first-time TV writer Dominic Mitchell and directed by Jonny Campbell, it stars Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker and Emily Bevan as Amy Dyer.
THE stars of BBC Drama gathered in London last night for a preview of what is to come in 2013.
Along with leading writers, directors, producers and executives.
With members of Her Majesty’s Media – me included – also invited along to the event at The King’s Fund in Cavendish Square.
MOVING On is back with a Scandinavian twist.
Created by Jimmy McGovern, the fourth series of BBC1’s daytime drama has the usual impressive cast lists.
This time including actors from The Killing, Borgen, Wallander and Lilyhammer.
“NOT my problem.”
Doctor Who: The Snowmen finds an apathetic and reclusive Time Lord (Matt Smith) living in Victorian isolation.
On a cloud, to be precise.
Still mourning the loss of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), he has given up on helping anyone who might need him.
“The universe doesn’t care,” he maintains.
“Those were the days,” he tells Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, when they first meet outside The Rose & Crown pub.
Having forgotten that they met once before…
(Now with Part Two and new pics – scroll down – ahead of episode two tonight…Wed Nov 21.)
THE welcome clatter of typewriters is back in town tonight with the return of The Hour.
Set in 1957, the second BBC2 series is a step up from the acclaimed first season with the confidence to be even bigger and bolder in its storytelling and settings.
Presenter Hector Madden (Dominic West) is dining out – and more – on his national celebrity while producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) does all the work back at the BBC.
The deliciously dry Lix (Anna Chancellor) remains on the foreign beat and knows a lot more than she cares to tell, still clutching a glass of Scotch at all times of the day.
And just what is her link to the intriguing and ever so slightly OCD new Head of News Randall Brown, played by Peter Capaldi?
There’s a dramatic re-appearance for Freddie, played by new Bond star Ben Whishaw, who was fired in the first series.
And an unexpected new direction has been cooked up for Hector’s frustrated wife Marnie (Oona Chaplin).
SOME TV dramas divide opinion more than most.
White Heat appears to have fallen into that category over the last six weeks.
I almost gave up on this BBC2 series after the second episode.
And am now very glad I didn’t.
Tonight’s (Thursday April 12) final hour repays the investment viewers have put in to the previous five.
A rainy night in London town this evening for a special BBC Drama event.
Launching both its autumn and winter season, as well as a vision of the future.
Many actors, writers, directors and producers were there.
Including Sherlock and Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, David Morrissey and Anne Reid.