The ‘Sherlock’ creator says the BBC made the right decision in letting the ‘GBBO’ go.
‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for refusing to pay the reported £25 million demanded by production company Love Productions to keep the ‘Great British Bake Off’ on their channel. Last week it was announced the show will be moving to Channel 4 next year, angering fans and resulting in hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc quitting.
Steven Moffat has praised the BBC for letting the ‘Great British Bake Off’ go
Speaking at the Emmy awards Moffat said he’s had offers from other broadcasters to take ‘Sherlock’ but he's always refused them. "We have had offers, that's not what it's about. It should never be about that,” he told the Press Association. “I think the BBC was quite right not to reward greed. It's wrong.”
Benedict Cumberbatch's success elsewhere could prove to be bad news for the show.
Don't be alarmed, but there's a possibility that 'Sherlock' won't be on our screens for much longer according to the show's executive producer Steven Moffat. Apparently, it hangs on the schedule of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman - and the movie offers they're getting are only getting bigger.
Will 'Sherlock' series 4 be the last?
Moffat has even gone so far as to say the next series - set to air next year - could be the last if the actors contine to be as successful as they already are in the film industry. However, he also claims there's a chance that, even if it did get cancelled, there's no reason it won't be able to return in the future.
Continue reading: Just How Long Will 'Sherlock' Be On Our TV Screens?
Smith played the 11th Doctor from 2009 to 2013.
’Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has hinted that Matt Smith could become the first Doctor to make a return to the series. Smith left the show in 2013 and was replaced by Peter Capaldi, but according to Moffat the actor wishes he'd never left.
Could Matt Smith be returning to ‘Doctor Who’?
The Mirror reports that Moffat said Smith is “quite open about how much he misses it, and how much he wishes he hadn’t left”. The showrunner admitted Smith’s decision to leave three years ago was a “tough time”.
Continue reading: Steven Moffat Hints That Matt Smith Could Return To 'Doctor Who'
'Doctor Who' showrunner Moffat said that it had happened before the appointment of Peter Capaldi in 2013.
In an interview for the BBC programme’s official magazine this week, Moffat said that the flagship show had “no excuse” not to offer more diversity in its casting, and that the recent announcement of stage actress Pearl Mackie – whose father is from the West Indies – as the Doctor’s companion was made after they had failed in their original intention.
Steven Moffat, the lead writer and showrunner of 'Doctor Who'
Although no broadcast date has yet been confirmed, the cast is now fully assembled and filming has begun on series four of 'Sherlock'.
Benedict Cumberbatch has said he’s “thrilled” to be back working on the series that made him a megastar, as filming for the long-awaited season four of ‘Sherlock’ finally gets under way.
Fans of the BBC series have been promised that “ghosts of the past” will visit the new three-part instalment, which will see 39 year old Cumberbatch return as the famous detective alongside Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. The episodes will be directed by American Rachel Talalay, whose previous credits include The Wind in the Willows and ‘Doctor Who’.
“I can't wait for everyone to see season four,” Cumberbatch said on Wednesday (April 6th). “But you will have to wait… though not for long… and it will be worth it.” No broadcast date has yet been confirmed.
Continue reading: 'Sherlock' Series Four Begins Filming
The actor says he was frustrated over the show’s changing time slot last year.
‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi has hit out at the BBC, claiming they take the show for granted. Speaking to Newsweek, Capaldi addressed the show’s changing time slot last series’, which saw it behind pushed back for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, saying he felt it made it harder for them to attract and keep family viewers.
Peter Capaldi feels the BBC has ‘neglected’ ‘Doctor Who’.
“It does frustrate me,” Capaldi said. “If you’re going to have a family show, I think you have to build up a little ritual around it—and that ritual usually starts with having it on at the same time [every week]. Even I didn’t know what time it was on because it got later and later and later.”
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi: 'The BBC Takes 'Doctor Who' For Granted'
But will he leave with Steven Moffat?
Peter Capaldi has been asked to stay on as the eponymous Doctor in series 11 of BBC’s Doctor Who. The news comes as rumours continue to circle about Capaldi’s position as the 12th Doctor when showrunner Steven Moffat hangs up his pen and takes his writing skills somewhere else in 2018.
Peter Capaldi's future as Doctor Who remains uncertain
Moffat will be replaced by Chris Chibnall and Capaldi hinted that he might not stay after this 2017.
Who will replace Clara Oswald?
‘Doctor Who’s’ Peter Capaldi has revealed the show is looking for someone ‘different’ to take over from Jenna Coleman as the Timelord’s companion. Coleman, who played Clara Oswald in the BBC series, departed in December and her replacement has still not been found.
‘Doctor Who’ are looking for someone 'different' to be the Timelord’s new assistant.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Capaldi said: "We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of. Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that."
The actor is reportedly set to leave the series when Chris Chibnall takes over as showrunner.
After the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat was announced last week, ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi is reportedly also planning his exit from the series, finishing his run in late 2017. Capaldi is said to be stepping down as the Time Lord so new showrunner Chris Chibnall can chose his own Doctor.
Is Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor running out?
A source told The Mirror: “Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when Steven Moffat leaves. They’ve been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris his own choice of actor to play the Doctor.”
Continue reading: Will Peter Capaldi’s Time As 'Doctor Who' Be Up After 2017 Series?
The long-serving showrunner has stepped down and will be replaced by ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has stepped down as the show’s lead writer and executive producer after six series in charge. According to the Radio Times, Moffat will hand over to ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall at the end of the next series, scheduled to be in 2017.
Steven Moffat is to step down as ‘Doctor Who’s’ showrunner.
The BBC will air Moffat’s final 12 part series in spring 2017, but he will also helm a Christmas special later this year. Chibnall’s debut series will then launch in 2018. It’s unclear wether Moffat’s Christmas special will feature the Doctor’s new companion, but sources say Jenna Coleman’s replacement will definitely appear in the spring 2017 series.
Continue reading: Steven Moffat's 'Timey-Wimey' Has Run Out On 'Doctor Who'
The writer has been accused of making the show more ‘misogynist’ since he took over from Russell T. Davies in 2010.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken out over claims that the show has become ‘misogynist’ since he took over as lead writer. In a survey carried out last year by group of US university students, it was found that women on the show had less speaking time and fewer speaking roles under Moffatt.
Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who'.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffatt said it was a “complicated issue”, adding: “The general point being made by these people is correct. We need better female role models on screen.” However the writer said he doesn't understand why his show is the one being single out as ‘misogynist’.
Although Steven Moffat and his 'Sherlock' co-creator Mark Gatiss have yet to start writing the fourth series of the hit BBC show, Moffat promises there will be "emotional upheaval" in the upcoming series.
Steven Moffat, in a recent interview, has revealed some details of the upcoming fourth season of Sherlock. Although neither Moffat nor his co-creator Mark Gatiss have started writing the series, Moffat promised Sherlock series four will be "enjoyable and fun" but also include "emotional upheaval".
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Sherlock.
Moffat and Gatiss remain tight-lipped about the 'Sherlock' series 4 premiere, but lead star Cumberbatch promises it will be worth the wait.
We are trembling with excitement over the return of the world's favourite aloof sleuth after 'Sherlock' series 3 spectacularly concluded earlier this year with a finale that no-one was expecting. So what's in store for Holmes and Watson in series 4?
Is Benedict Cumberbatch as excited as we are for series 4?
It's sad to say we can't be expecting any Baker Street action for more than a year with our next dose of 'Sherlock' coming as a 2015 Christmas special. While the end of series 2 left us pondering Holmes' dramatic survival after leaping off a multi-storey building, we've been mulling over the Moriarty Mystery and his apparent resurrection since January - and now we have plenty more time to think about it.
The BBC have apologised to Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat for the disasterous leaking of scripts and footage from the new series earlier this month.
The leak is believed to have originated from a BBC Worldwide office in the US, and delivered a blow to the production team who have worked hard to keep the debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor under wraps.
In a statement issued on Thursday, BBC Worldwide addressed the matter, stating "the mistake was damaging" but thanking Moffat and the Doctor Who production team for all their hard work in creating the upcoming series.
Peter Capaldi, pictured here on the set of Doctor Who, is taking on the role of The Twelfth Doctor
Continue reading: BBC Apologizes For Doctor Who Script Leak
Saving the world as The Doctor was quite enough, thank you very much
Matt Smith has effectively ruled out playing two of the U.K’s most popular characters by shrugging off rumours that a Sherlock role might be his in the not-too-distant future. Speaking at the Wizard World Con, he said: ‘Listen, there’s no room for me on Sherlock!”
Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman made a wonderful Dr.Who and Clara Oswald
Smith, of course, was replaced by Peter Capaldi of The Thick of It swearing fame when he quit the job for pastures new. A tall, dark haired and handsome Englishman combining razor-sharp wit and an insatiable charisma, Smith was considered perfect for the role of Sherlock by many, but those hope have been dashed by the man himself, according to Metro.
Continue reading: Matt Smith Won't Be Dr. Who AND Sherlock. It Won't Happen. No.
The new Who's costume has been revealed...
The BBC has revealed the costume for the new Doctor Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who. Like those of the ranks of the Time Lords before him, Capaldi's striking outfit is bound to become an iconic facet of the sci-fi drama. Described by the actor himself as "100% rebel Time Lord," the get-up comprises of heavy Doc Marten boots, a crisp, white button down shirt, a navy, Crombie-style dress coat lined with luxurious red satin and a matching waistcoat.
The BBC Has Revealed What Is Sure To Be Another Iconic Doctor Look For Peter Capaldi.
The exciting new snap revealed by the BBC shows the new Doctor looking serious and pointing his finger at the camera in a pose many Twitter users have likened to that of a Spice Girl, a member of a particularly coordinated boyband or John Travolta performing 'Greased Lightning' in Grease.
Continue reading: Introducing, Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who "Rebel Time Lord" Outfit
All dressed and ready, Capaldi's Doctor is ready to save the universe.
Doctor Who fans got a real treat yesterday, when the costume of the 12th Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, was unveiled. The Doctor’s costume is hugely identifiable with the actor who wore it – Tom Baker’s scarf or Matt Smith’s bowtie being a couple of examples. Capaldi’s outfit will consist of a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, white shirt and black Dr Marten shoes, possibly an echo of the tenth Doctor’s Converse shoes. It's the work of costume designer Howard Burden.
The 'Sherlock' star says that he and Martin Freeman are very up for more detective action.
Benedict Cumberbatch has told reporters in the US in no uncertain terms that he and co-star Martin Freeman are definitely up for filming a new season of hit BBC detective drama Sherlock. Upon its third season airing, the show has just enjoyed its best ratings to date in the US and last weekend's series finale in the UK was branded "perfect" by critics.
If All Goes To Plan, There'll Definitely Be More 'Sherlock' Action Coming Our Way.
In the face of fans hungry for more of the electric chemistry between Cumberbatch's Sherlock and Freeman's Watson, the stars are excited to reveal that there'll probably be more 221B Baker Street drama headed our way. Though there has been no official announcement yet regarding a new series, executive producer Steven Moffat told the audience at the Television Critics Association press tour that "['Sherlock'] will continue until Benedict gets too famous."
Given what we've seen the Doctor do in the past, this is just the icing on the cake
With Doctor Who currently enjoying the break between Christmas Special and new series, there’s not much else to do turn our attention to the filming of said series; and with a new Doctor at the helm, the gaze is only intensified.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of Doctor Who in Cardiff
And it’s with this intensified gaze that we happen upon Peter Capaldi riding a mechanical horse in his pyjamas – a sight that, if we’d witnessed during his Thick of It days, may have been disconcerting.
After the Christmas regeneration, it's business as usual for the 'Doctor Who' team.
Doctor Who fans have gathered in Cardiff to watch new Doctor Peter Capaldi take the training wheels off the role he inherited from Matt Smith in the Christmas Day regeneration episode. The latest fan footage shows the new Doctor clad in long pyjamas charging down the street upon a mechanical horse.
Peter Capaldi & Jenna Louise Coleman Strengthen Their 'Doctor Who' Partnership.
The bizarre and hilarious scene will presumably be explained when the new series, which is expected to premiere in late summer this year, begins airing. Though watching Capaldi grow into his eccentric new role was a novelty for fans, for the Doctor Who crew the shoot was just another day at the office as they went about their tasks whilst Capaldi's bonkers horse scene played out.
In the annual Christmas TV smack-down, the slapstick Irish comedy beat the Timelord drama.
Hit BBC comedy Mrs Brown's Boys saw off the likes of Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Coronation Street in newly published surprise Christmas Day television viewing figures. The BBC may have been the overall winners in terms of audience share on Christmas Day this year, but Brendan O'Carroll's British-Irish sitcom proved consistently the most popular programme of the day.
'Mrs Brown's Boys' Proved Most Popular On Christmas Day.
The show's Christmas Day special, 'Buckin' Mammy', was Mrs Brown's first broadcast of original content this year and was duly rewarded with its biggest live audience on record: an average of 9.4 million viewers, or 35.5 per cent of the viewer share, peaking at 9.8m (37.9%) in its final five minutes.
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who' Exterminated By 'Mrs Brown's Boys' In Xmas TV Showdown
The series' Christmas Special looks unseasonably dark in the newly released teaser.
It's just under a month until Christmas Day and as a result we've been sent a sniff of the eagerly awaited Doctor Who Christmas Day special to really whet our appetites until December 25th's big reveal. We already know that the episode, mysteriously titled 'The Time of the Doctor,' will see Matt Smith's Doctor pass on the baton to Peter Capaldi's for the new season but we hear the show's writers have some pretty big surprises in store.
Cybermen & Snow: The Doctor Who Christmas Special Is Set To Be A Stonker.
The newly released teaser from the BBC is only 10 seconds long meaning the plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but the trailer gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall."
BBC sees ratings soar as the Timelords came together to celebrate a milestone birthday.
Saturday night's long-awaited Doctor Who 50th anniversary feature-length special has come and gone, leaving the BBC sci-fi show with an aftertaste of success as the similarly landmark ratings begin to make headlines. Outgoing Doctor Matt Smith was joined by other incarnations of the Doctor, including David Tennant, John Hurt and Peter Capaldi, as Whovians were gifted with a breakneck storyline, the likes of which have never been seen before on the show.
'The Day Of The Doctor' Netted An Impressive Audience.
'The Day of the Doctor' soared ahead of ITV's The X Factor in ratings with an impressive average of 10.2 million during its 75 minute duration, peaking with 10.61 million viewers, compared to the talent contest's 7.7 million. However, Doctor Who did not manage to beat the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing which peaked at 11.7 million viewers with 10.6m average, according to BBC News.
Steven Moffat lets the new Who loose on the shops: what'll replace Matt Smith's bow tie as the new look?
As soon as the news that Peter Capaldi would play the new Doctor Who was announced, fans immediately began to try to envisage what the new Doctor would sound like, act like, and most importantly, wear.
This Would Be The Perfect, Distinctive Look.
Clothes are a key distinguishing feature for any timelord, whether it's Matt Smith's bow tie, David Tennant's Converse trainers, Christopher Ecclestone's leather jacket, Peter Davison's cricket jumper, or Tom Baker's multi-coloured scarf. Every Doctor must have his own quirky detail that sets him apart from the rest.
Continue reading: New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Goes Shopping For His Own Timelord Wardrobe
Odds are in for the successor to Matt Smith's Doctor Who - who will become the next Doctor?
Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor is set to step down this Christmas, having debuted in January 2010.
William Hill have drawn up a list of odds; the most favourable, surprisingly, is for the next Doctor to be played by a female actor.
The bookies current favourite, at 10/1, is 31 year-old Russell Tovey, best known for his roles as werewolf, George Sands, in BBC drama Being Human and the character, Rudge, in both the stage and screen adaptations of The History Boys. Tovey took to Twitter to lament the stepping down of Smith in a statement that has fuelled speculation he might be in talk to be the next Doctor: "Sad to hear of Matt Smith's doctor departure, he truly is a superb actor and made the Doc proper.. Who's next tho eh? Who's next.. Hmmm x" Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, jointly ranks alongside Tovey with 10/1 odds. William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams says he thinks Grint, 24, would "be perfect for the role."
Continue reading: WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!
In the 50th year of the show, Doctor Who bosses could have a surprise move lined-up for the next Time Lord
Matt Smith announced this week that he will step down from his role as the current Time Lord on the ever-popular and long-running BBC series Dr Who following the airing of this year's Christmas special. Needless to say, the show's producers are currently compiling a list of potential replacements for Smith, however there is word that they may make a surprise casting choice by hiring the first female Doctor the show has seen.
Producer and head-writer Steven Moffat will look to put his ever-lasting stamp on the show he helped return to the public zeitgeist, by introducing the historic character development. The Mirror reported the potential casting decision on Sunday (June 2), following the news the Smith was due to leave.
The paper alluded to a comment made by Moffat at the Edinburgh TV Festival in 2012 when he discussed the unpredictability of the Doctor and that having a female Time Lord is a very feasible idea. He said, “It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen. Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day.”
Date of birth
18th November, 1961