One-off anniversary episode watched by fans in 94 countries worldwide
Who’s that girl?
BBC Four, Saturday 16 November, 9pm
I meet Radio 4 comedian Mitch Benn outside Piccadilly Circus tube station, where he’s slouched against a railing checking his phone. Passers-by ignore him, presumably because, in his own words, he “isn’t on telly properly”.
It's been a long day for Doctor Who fans.
You might be forgiven for mistaking the cover of the new James Bond novel, Solo, for something relating to another well-loved long-running franchise in the process of being rebooted: Star Wars (although the novel has nothing to do with Hans Solo, obviously).
Over 4,000 pilots were involved a one-tenth speed space battle for precious - virtual - resources
Sci-fi comedy follows up Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz
Blockbuster star: 'We'd just band together. We wouldn't even need no robots'
Human head and brain transplants are now feasible. That's according to Italian neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero who believes he has worked out how to transfer the head of one human on to the body of another.
The physicist first published the idea for an "invisibility cloak" in 2006
With rotten reviews for father-son sci-fi adventure, After Earth, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's decades-long run of good luck seems to be over
The publicity for Populaire is selling it as "Mad Men meets The Artist", and you can see where it's coming from. Brylcreem, sharp suits and cigarettes by the truckload? Check. Feelgood French tribute to the cinema of a bygone era? Check. But it would be just as appropriate to compare Populaire to every film ever made about somebody competing in a contest, from The Karate Kid to Pitch Perfect.
Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, which was organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club
Thomas Eccleshare’s first play won the 2011 Verity Bargate award, so named in honour of the Soho’s founding co-director, and it arrives in London from a season at the High Tide Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk (where I saw it), full of bleak poetry and hilarious stage action.