Doctor Who – The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar

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As a lot of Matt Smith’s episodes had a bit of extras – prologues or minisodes – we have for the first time for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor a prologue and a prequel ‘The Doctor’s Meditation’ to this new series first story – the prologue can be watched on the video below …

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‘Where is the Doctor?’ When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face to face, and for the Doctor and Clara, survival seems impossible.

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Trapped and alone on the terrifying planet Skaro, the Doctor is at the heart of the evil Dalek Empire – no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?


When I read months ago that this new series was to be made of two parts stories, I was really glad as it promised us well developed storylines. I enjoyed this very first, in which are shown familiar faces, with the return of Davros, Missy and Kate Stewart. We meet for the first time the efficient Jac – played by Jaye Griffiths – who will replace the very missed Osgood … I found Peter Capaldi having fun and as usual Michelle Gomez portraying a very humourous and naughty Missy. For moments I thought of Jenna Coleman’s very first episode as souflé girl and dreaded to see her go right away as was announced her leaving the show – fortunately we will have the joy to watch her again in the TARDIS for some new adventures.

Sci-fi adventure, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Julian Bleach, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill and Jaye Griffiths.


Royal Baby name

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. She was born last Saturday at 8:34 am and became the 4th in line of succession. (Photos credit : Getty Images)

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Downton Abbey

Only two weeks after the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the set of Downton Abbey, producer Gareth Neame announced today that the next series will be the last one. The Crawleys’ story will end on Christmas with the last special episode. This is so sad news. I just hope the conclusion will please all Downton Abbey fans.

Mapp & Lucia – BBC (2014)

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Episode 1 – Miss Elizabeth Mapp reigns supreme in the picturesque town of Tilling, and has even more reason to gloat than usual when she lets her house for the summer to a very desirable tenant – Mrs Emmeline Lucas, known to her friends as Lucia. However, when the newcomer proves more popular with the locals than expected, Mapp is left out in the cold, leading to a constant battle for supremacy over bridge parties, garden fetes, art competitions and even the odd yoga class.

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Episode 2 – Mapp is still reeling from Lucia’s victory at the summer fete and is left to watch disconsolately as the locals flock to her rival’s little dinner parties across the street. Before long, however, she sees her chance for revenge. As the townsfolk busy themselves preparing their entries for the summer art exhibition, one of the highlights of the social calendar, Lucia and Georgie lay out their intentions to submit their sketches – giving Mapp a rather wicked idea to keep them out altogether. But it turns out that subterfuge rarely likes being hidden for long in a place like Tilling.

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Episode 3 – Miss Lucia decides to take Tilling’s cultural welfare in hand by beginning a series of musical evenings, although Mapp is curious to notice the odd moan from the locals – could they be tiring of her high-handed ways? Mapp is keen to encourage a revolt, convinced her rival is a fraud since learning she traced her sketch for the art exhibition. Now all she needs is a way to show her up once and for all. Meanwhile, Miss Mapp and Diva are engaged in their own skirmish, this time over the season’s latest fashions, and the rest of the townsfolk are trying to quell their excitement as news arrives that the Prince of Wales is to pass through the station.

Period comedy, starring Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss, Pippa Haywood, Poppy Miller, Felicity Montagu, Paul Ritter, Gemma Whelan, Nicholas Woodeson, Katy Brand, Harish Patel, Joanna Scanlan and Frances Barber.

Based on E.F. Benson’s novels, this mini series written by Steve Pemberton is exquisite – from the scenery to the perfect performance of the cast. It’s was a pure pleasure to watch … Now, I’m so looking forward to reading the books.