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Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to leave Doctor Who in trio of Specials

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Having taken the helm of the show in 2017, Chibnall made the history-making decision to cast Whittaker as the first-ever female Doctor. He also brought together Tosin Cole (Ryan), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Bradley Walsh (Graham) as the new ‘fam’ of adventurous space-exploring sidekicks.

With a six-part Event Serial already announced for this autumn, Chibnall and Whittaker will bow out of Doctor Who with three specials in 2022, including a final feature-length adventure to mark the BBC’s Centenary celebrations, before the Doctor regenerates once more.

First look image revealed for James Graham drama Sherwood

(Credit: BBC) Ian St Clair (David Morrissey), Julie Jackson (Lesley Manville), Kevin Salisbury (Robert Glenister)

The six-part drama is inspired by real-life events and takes place in the Nottinghamshire mining village where Graham grew up.

An already fractured community is completely torn apart when two tragic and unexpected killings lead to a massive manhunt to find the person responsible. 

Suspicion and antipathy begin to seep into the town, straining relationships between lifelong neighbours and towards the police forces. 

The killings threaten to reignite historic divisions sparked during the miners strike three decades before. 

King Gary Preview and Q&A

Co-creators Tom Davis and James De Frond, along with cast members Laura Checkley, Romesh Ranganathan and Camille Coduri, join journalist Boyd Hilton for this in-depth discussion into the making of the second series of King Gary, filled with clips and stories from the show.

Paul Merson to front new gambling documentary for BBC One

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The poignant and necessary film will follow former Arsenal and England legend Paul Merson, who lost a fortune due to a gambling addiction that lasted 30 years, as he explores the relationship between football and gambling at a time where the industry’s place in sport has never been more questioned.

Paddy McGuinness to take over as host A Question of Sport

Joining McGuinness are two new team captains in Olympic Gold medal-winning hockey player Sam Quek and England rugby star Ugo Monye.

McGuinness is no stranger to game shows, hosting I Can See Your Voice and Catchpoint, as well as presenting another BBC One flagship, Top Gear.

Quek, the first female captain in A Question of Sport’s fifty year history, won over 120 caps for the national hockey team and gold for Team GB in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

New Gossip Girl reboot heading to the BBC

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Based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the original series, which aired between 2007-2012, will also be able to watch in full on BBC iPlayer.

Developed by Joshua Safran, Gossip Girl follows a group of teenage New York socialites at an exclusive private school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The new series will explore how social media, social surveillance and the New York landscape itself has changed in the nine years since the original gossip blog went dark.