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Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry join the new series of Doctor Who

Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry (credit: BBC)

The two British TV icons have landed major roles in what showrunner Chris Chibnall has called “one of [Doctor Who’s] biggest ever stories to kick off the new series”.

As for whether Fry and Henry will play friends or enemies remains under wraps.

Reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor at the helm of the TARDIS will be Jodie Whittaker, alongside her usual time-travelling team with Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yaz and Bradley Walsh as Graham.

Sky reveal first look at Stephen Fry’s new Yonderland character

A still from the third series of Yonderland (Credit: Sky)

Sky 1 has released a trailer for family-friendly comedy Yonderland, which contains the first footage of Stephen Fry’s new character, Cuddly Dick.

The programme is set in a magical, madcap world populated by wizards and elves.

Cuddly Dick is a former elder who returns to Yonderland having been imprisoned for years by the now-dead Imperatrix.

Cuddly Dick is a charming eccentric who lives to spread love and kindness.

Richard E. Grant explores Ealing Comedies

Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies takes a look at the impact of the comedy brand, and visits historic landmarks linked to their films such as Leeds Castle in Kent and the backstreets of Battersea and Bermondsey, as well as the site of Ealing Studios.

Grant is joined on camera by fellow actors Mike Myers, Peter Capaldi, Michael Palin, and Stephen Fry in celebrating the once great name of Ealing Comedies.

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Asif Quraishi (Credit: C4/Phil Fisk)

Filmmaker Marcus Plowright meets members of the clandestine gay Asian (‘Gaysian’) community, who often struggle to publically reconcile their sexuality with their culture and religion.