Miriam Margolyes

BBC reveals release dates for Doctor Who anniversary specials

The Doctor, played by David Tennant, looks into the camera, with Donna Noble and Rose Noble stood behind him. The white, fluffy alien Beep the Meep clutches the Dcotor's jacket. They are flanked on either side by two insectoid Wrarth Warriors

The three hour-long programmes will air on BBC One on 25 November, 2 December and 9 December, respectively, and will also be available on iPlayer. The episode titles have previously been revealed as ‘The Star Beast’, ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ and ‘The Giggle’.

After ‘The Star Beast’ airs, 30-minute behind-the-scenes programme Doctor Who: Unleashed will be broadcast on BBC Three, and will also be available on iPlayer. Doctor Who Confidential aired from 2005-11, and provided a similar peak behind the curtain of the show’s production.

Gentleman Jack: Prime-time lesbian hero

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When you write a show, you hope you’ll get good viewing figures, you hope people will like it. But the global response that we’ve had, this huge emotional response – you don’t expect that when you write telly.”

This was the visibly moved writer of Gentleman Jack, Sally Wainwright, interviewed for a sensitive and poignant new observational documentary, Gentleman Jack Changed My Life, made by Leeds-based Screenhouse Productions.