The Fall of the Nekross - PicturesBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The BBC today released a set of pictures from The Fall of the Nekross - next week's penultimate Wizards vs Aliens adventure.

In part one, Benny launches an attack on the Nekross ship. The schoolboy genius uses all the computers on Earth against the aliens, and the starship Zarantulus is stricken. But soon the plan runs out of control, with terrifying consequences for both wizards and aliens alike.

In part two, time is running out for the Nekross, while on Earth the wizards fall apart. Ursula plans radical action against Benny, while Tom realises that the solution might lie with the ancient and mysterious Stones of Burnt Hill. But if helping Benny means saving his enemy, what choice will Tom make?

Written by Gareth Roberts and directed by Joss Agnew, part one will air on Monday 26th November and part two on Tuesday 27th November, both at 5.15pm.

Merlin: The Hollow QueenBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A gallery of pictures from episode eight of Merlin - The Hollow Queen - has been released by the BBC today.

The story will air at 8pm on Saturday 24th November on BBC One and will guest-star Alfie Stewart as Daegal, John Shrapnel as Sarrum, Matthew Clancy as Albin, and Mitch Benn as Gerrin.

When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, Daegal, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission. And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, it seems that no-one will notice his absence. But as the sky darkens so do Merlin's suspicions - is there more to Daegal than meets the eye? And can a man as ruthless as the Sarrum ever really be trusted? Before long, the young warlock realises he's made a terrible mistake.

Merlin: Episodes 9 And 10 SynopsesBookmark and Share

Saturday, 17 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Episode nine of Merlin will air at 8pm on Saturday 1st December on BBC One, it has been confirmed.

Merlin knows he must act fast before Morgana's twisted control over Gwen gets further out of hand. But only the most powerful magic can save the Queen and this will not be easy, even for Merlin. As the High Priestess tightens her grip on Camelot, one thing is clear - she will not give up her puppet without a fight.

Episode 10 is currently scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm on Saturday 8th December and will feature guest stars Gary Lewis as Alator of the Catha and Sorcha Cusack as Finna.

Morgana leads a terrifying manhunt in pursuit of her old foe Alator of the Catha, for she knows without doubt that he can tell her exactly where to find Emrys. Merlin's life has never been in more danger, so when the mysterious Finna offers to help him, is he right to trust her or will he find himself cornered with nowhere to run?

Titles for both episodes are yet to be announced. Pictures from episode 8 - The Hollow Queen - which airs next Saturday will be released by the BBC this coming Tuesday.

UPDATE - 24TH NOVEMBER: Episode 9 will be called With All My Heart.

Children In Need: Bid For Annie's CostumeBookmark and Share

Friday, 16 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Fans of the BBC Three supernatural drama Being Human have the chance to bid for a costume worn by Lenora Crichlow as ghost Annie.

An entire outfit, as seen right worn by Crichlow, has been donated by the programme to raise money for this year's Children In Need appeal.

People have until 22 seconds after 8.04pm on Sunday 18th November to place their bids as part of this year's official BBC Children In Need online auction.

Anyone wanting simply to donate to the appeal, rather than bid for the costume, can do so via the button below.

Donate here

UPDATE - 19TH NOVEMBER: The winning bid for the outfit was £226.

Wizards Vs Aliens Series One Final Story Title RevealedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 15 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The final adventure in the first series of CBBC action adventure drama Wizards vs Aliens will be called The Last Day, it was revealed today.

In part one, while the Nekross advance their master plan in secret, Tom is haunted by dreams of his childhood. And when he tries to have a normal life by going on a date with Katie he suddenly sees someone from his past and discovers the impossible has happened. His entire life will never be the same again . . .

In part two, with a powerful new ally by his side, Tom must bring his entire family together with Benny to destroy the Nekross master plan before the whole of Earth is changed forever. But are they strong enough to stop the Nekross? And in order to save the world, how much will Tom have to lose?

Written by Phil Ford and directed by Joss Agnew, part one of the two-part story will air on Monday 3rd December and part two on Tuesday 4th December, both at 5.15pm.

Being Human Bags Writers' Guild Award For Third TimeBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Being Human won the Best TV Drama Series trophy for the third time at today's Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards.

Created and co-written by Toby Whithouse, the show previously won the gong in 2009 and 2010. This year, it saw off opposition from Scott & Bailey (starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones) and Prisoners' Wives (whose supporting cast includes Iain Glen).

Included alongside Whithouse in the citation were Tom Grieves, John Jackson, Lisa McGee, and Jamie Mathieson.

In addition, although Sherlock lost out to Appropriate Adult in the Best Short-Form TV Drama category, co-creator Steven Moffat, who was cited alongside Mark Gatiss and Stephen Thompson for the reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective classic, was given the Writers' Guild Special Award For Outstanding Writing.

The event took place at The Tabernacle in London.