Sex Education

Doctor Who to return in May

The Doctor and Ruby Sunday stand in a white corridor of the TARDIS

The Doctor last careened onto screens with Christmas special ‘The Church on Ruby Road’, which marked the debut of new companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson). Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) plays the 15th Doctor, having appeared in the last of three specials for the show’s 60th anniversary.

The new series will see the Doctor and Ruby travel to Regency England, Abbey Road studio to watch the Beatles record and distant space. Expect fun and camp in equal, multidimensional measure.

Cultures collide in Daniel Lawrence Taylor's new series Boarders

Five schoolchildren look around at their school, disorientated

As five scholarship students nervously enter their prestigious new boarding school, mentor Gus – played by the show’s writer and creator, Daniel Lawrence Taylor – offers some wise words: “Don’t be who they expect you to be.” Our leads duly oblige, and that motto applies to Boarders itself. Entering unusual territory in television, the culture-clash series roams freely between high laughs, subtle observations and heavy drama, surprising us every step of the way.

Stars from Barbie, Sex Education and Miranda cast in new BBC comedy Daddy Issues

Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education) stars as 24-year-old Gemma, recently cast out of her young-wild-and-free lifestyle, after discovering she is pregnant from a one-night stand.

David Morrissey (Sherwood) enters the picture as her father Malcolm. Recently left in the lurch as his now ex-wife jets around the world discovering herself on their life savings, he is unable to do basic household tasks and struggles to boil an egg.

Bill Bailey to guide aspiring actors through new BBC bootcamp series

Although known for his stand-up, Bill Bailey has had his fair share of acting roles, from Black Books to Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. As host of Bring the Drama he will guide the eight contestants through an acting bootcamp like no other.

Kelly Valentine Hendry, casting director of shows such as Ghosts, Broadchurch, and Bridgerton, will be acting as mentor throughout the series, taking the wannabe actors to the sets from popular dramas Peaky Blinders, EastEnders and Silent Witness.

Mawaan Rizwan on early work, writing for Sex Education, and creating his own BBC sitcom

Rizwan seemed to jump on the YouTube wave as the tide was coming in, just as ‘YouTuber’ became a valid career path. The videos are up for anyone to see, on his channel, named MAWAAN. Many of them date back more than 10 years ago and hold enticing titles such as Human Burp-Box or Princess & the Piss. Anyone alive in 2013 will be glad to see Mawaan and his mother Shahnaz Rizwan’s rendition of the Harlem Shake is very much alive, kicking, and boasting nearly 100,000 views - offering a nostalgic view into decade old meme-culture. 

Channel 4 releases first look images of Nicola Coughlan and Lydia West in new comedy Big Mood

Eddie and Maggie, the characters in Big Mood, stand side-by-side in fancy dress

The six-part series centres around best friends Eddie (West) and Maggie (Coughlan). Their relationship has endured a decade of highs and lows, but now, the real world is calling. Both need to consider their careers, while Maggie has to contend with the unwelcome return of bipolar disorder.

Eddie and Maggie sit on a sofa, hand-in-hand and looking distraught
Credit: Channel 4

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