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Sherlock series 4 and 5 confirmed by Steven Moffat

Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s enigmatic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes can rest easy, as it has been confirmed that the hit BBC show will return for a fourth – and even a fifth – series. Executive producer Steven Moffat revealed the news that he was teaming up again with writer and actor Mark Gatiss on more …

Television January 9, 2014

9 hideous entertainment trends that should be banned in 2014

While we remain generally optimistic about the state of music, movies and TV, it’s fair to say that certain goings-on in the world of entertainment have left us reeling in despair of late. From toe-curling pop trends to horrific Hollywood fads, here are nine current trends we’d like to see consigned to the scrapheap… Celebrity …

Comedy Television January 7, 2014

David Lynch apparently filming new ‘Twin Peaks’ footage

Acclaimed cult filmmaker David Lynch is seemingly set to film new Twin Peaks footage, according to a casting call which was posted on Facebook. Fans have enthusiastically pointed out that in the original series, set in 1989, Laura Palmer tells Agent Cooper that she will see him in 25 years time. Which would, of course, …

Cult TV Television January 7, 2014

6 ingenious ways to save The X Factor

Could 2014 be the year where reality music shows finally die? The latest series of The X Factor stumbled to a finish, with viewers deserting the programme in droves. But while Neil Renton argues that X Factor has no place in the industry – he also believes a few key changes could result in some sublime entertainment of …

Television January 2, 2014

My year: Craig Charles

Over the Christmas holidays on WOW247, we’re asking actors, comedians, musicians and all manner of people for their take on the past 12 months. This time, it’s the turn of popular DJ and actor Craig Charles to offer his thoughts on the highs – and lows – of the year. In one sentence, how will you …

Television December 27, 2013

9 reasons not to leave your couch this Christmas

It’s the WOW247 Christmas TV guide! This year’s festive season is full to the brim with heart-warming shows such as Educating Yorkshire and The Choir, comedy entertainment like Gangsta Granny and tips on making the best Christmas puddings with The Great British Bake off. With all that plus more there has never been a better …

Television December 17, 2013

Game Of Thrones star confirmed as new ‘Terminator’ lead

Emilia Clarke has been officially confirmed as the new Sarah Connor in the forthcoming Terminator reboot, which will see her face-to-face with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s returning killer cyborg. Best-known to audiences as dragon-toting queen Daenerys Targaryen in hit TV series Game Of Thrones, Clarke was tipped by us for the role back in November. [Photo: Getty] The actress …

Cult TV December 16, 2013

Golden Globes nominations: Idris Elba up for two awards

Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the charge for British success at the Golden Globes with two nominations each. [Elba as Mandela in the upcoming biopic] Elba, who rose to fame as ruthless drug dealer Stringer Bell in US drama The Wire, is nominated for best actor in a motion picture for his performance as …

Television December 13, 2013

14 essential TV box sets for Christmas 2013

With the festive season rapidly approaching, what better gift to buy your loved one than one of 2013’s must-see DVD box sets, crammed with hours of addictive entertainment and unlikely plot twists. Or perhaps you’ve got your eye on one or two of them yourself in order to keep yourself sane during the family shenanigans. …

Television November 28, 2013

Doctor Who sets record for largest ever simulcast

The special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who has set a new record for the world’s largest ever simulcast of a TV drama. The show  received a Guinness World Record after being broadcast in 94 countries across six continents following a massive global campaign. [Matt Smith (left), David Tennant (centre) and John Hurt all featured in …

Television November 25, 2013

Scottish Baftas: ‘For Those in Peril’ claims top prizes

First-time director Paul Wright was a big winner at this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards, which were held last night in Glasgow. A tale of the impact of a fishing tragedy on a close-knit Aberdeenshire community, For Those In Peril, made by Fife-born director Wright, was named best film. [From left: Paul Wright, Kelly McDonald …

Television November 18, 2013

‘Game Of Thrones’ star set to play Sarah Connor in Terminator reboot

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke – who plays Dragon-keeping princess Daenerys Targaryen in the hit fantasy series – is one of three actresses said to be auditioning for the role of Sarah Connor in the forthcoming Terminator reboot. Director Alan Taylor previously made his name on Game Of Thrones, and has spoken of how the …

Cult TV November 11, 2013

7 of the funniest Chinese bootleg DVD covers

Following yesterday’s hilarious sighting of a homoerotic piece of Thor 2 fan art being used as an official film poster in China, we thought it was an ideal time to explore the weird and wonderful world of Chinese bootleg DVD covers. Hollywood movies and American TV shows have a rich history of turning up with …

Television November 8, 2013
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