Feb 24, 2013 00:13 EST
The man responsible for designing the Daleks, the robotic enemy of Doctor Who in the long-running television series, has died aged 84, his family said Saturday.
Jan 30, 2013 07:18 EST
David Bradley, who played the cantankerous caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, is to play the first ever Doctor Who in a TV drama about the origins of the 50-year-old sci-fi series.
Nov 05, 2012 15:12 EST
Tim Wardrop, engineer for the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 history, died aged 62 on October 27 after a long illness, IndyCar officials announced on Monday.
Jul 12, 2012 01:04 EDT
Fans descend on San Diego Thursday for the annual Comic-Con festival of pop culture, with highlights including the long-awaited "Hobbit" and last "Twilight" films, in a four-day geekfest.
Mar 21, 2012 09:00 EDT
A former Emmerdale actress was on Wednesday given the keys to the Tardis after she was named Doctor Who's new time-travelling companion in the BBC's sci-fi show.
Jan 30, 2012 11:01 EST
Rapper Tinie Tempah is officially Britain's best-dressed man of 2012, according to a list released by GQ magazine.
Dec 12, 2011 11:50 EST
Two classic 1960s episodes of the BBC science fiction series "Doctor Who", thought to have been lost forever, have been found, the British Film Institute said Monday.
Dec 08, 2011 19:54 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Adele has became the first artist to secure three milestones on the iTunes music chart, scoring 2011's top-selling single, top-selling album and being named the iTunes Artist of the Year, the music company said on Thursday.
Nov 15, 2011 05:40 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Tinseltown is set to take on the Time Lord, with "Harry Potter" director David Yates planning to build a movie franchise based on Britain's hugely popular "Dr. Who" series.
Oct 21, 2011 11:32 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's oldest nuclear reactor at Britain's Oldbury power station will close down 10 months earlier than expected in February next year after operator Magnox decided that running the 44-year-old reactor was no longer economically viable.
Oct 15, 2011 19:46 EDT
HOUSTON (Reuters) - They came to be blessed, so the Rev. Murray Powell placed his hands on Fifi, Jack and Dr. Who on Saturday afternoon and prayed.
Sep 26, 2011 11:45 EDT
Former ER star Alex Kingston has joined the cast of British period drama Upstairs Downstairs for a new series, the BBC announced on Monday.
Aug 27, 2011 20:00 EDT
Hundreds of viewers have complained to the BBC following Thursday's airing of 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'. ?Hundreds of viewers have complained to the BBC following Thursday's airing of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the UK's Daily Mail reported. The sci-fi spinoff of the BBC hit Doctor Who is helmed by Captain Jack Harkness, played since 2005 by openly gay actor John Barrowman. The time traveling Harkness is bisexual. Torchwood was created by Russell T. Davies, the man behind the edgy gay series Queer as Folk. In the 10-episode mini-series Torchwood: Miracle Day, which is being broadcast in the United States on cabler Starz, people the world over stop dying, and Harkness loses his immortality. In the episode titled Immortal Sins, Harkness has a fling with a young Italian named Angelo, played by Daniele Favilli. According to the Daily Mail, the BBC received more than 500 complaints about the coupling. ?This show is meant to be a sci-fi show,? wrote one viewer. ?I had to turn it off as my grandso
Aug 15, 2011 08:33 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you thought BBC America was all about time-traveling doctors and men behaving badly in cars, get ready to adjust your TV set.
Jul 08, 2011 20:00 EDT
'Torchwood' creator Russell T. Davies has said there was no pressure to alter the sexuality of his characters in bringing them to America. Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies has s?aid there was no pressure to alter the sexuality of the series' characters in bringing the show to America. The sci-fi spinoff of the BBC hit Doctor Who is helmed by Captain Jack Harkness, played since 2005 by openly gay actor John Barrowman. The time traveling Harkness is bisexual. In the 10-episode mini-series Torchwood: Miracle Day, which premiered Friday on cabler Starz, people the world over stop dying, and Harkness loses his immortality. Davies, who also created the edgy gay series Queer as Folk, told gay glossy The Advocate that Torchwood strives for a post-gay world. ?I just think people's sexuality and their sexual drive and identity is absolutely essential in shaping a character,? Davies said. ?We're desperately striving toward that sort of post-gay statement now of saying that a gay character does
Apr 26, 2011 08:55 EDT
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has picked up his first Bafta nomination.
Apr 19, 2011 18:45 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Elisabeth Sladen, who starred in the popular "Doctor Who" sci-fi series and the spin-off show "The Sarah Jane Adventures," has died aged 63, the BBC said on Tuesday.
Apr 19, 2011 17:26 EDT
Actress Elisabeth Sladen, best known for her role in cult science fiction television series "Doctor Who", died Tuesday aged 63 after a battle with cancer.
Mar 17, 2011 18:20 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Michael Gough, best known to international audiences as Batman's butler Alfred in the movie franchise, has died, the BBC reported on Thursday. He was 94.
Mar 15, 2011 10:43 EDT
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Children still enjoy playing traditional games like skipping and clapping in the playground despite the lure of mobile phones, computer games, and television, a study published on Tuesday found.