Regeneration: Doctor Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

For a globally successful, ratings-sucking, cross-generational cultural behemoth, Doctor Who still means very little to a lot of people. Or if it mean(...)

You wouldn’t be so unkind as to compare life as the Doctor’s companion to the business of being a Bond girl. But neither role has propelled many actor(...)

Heads were duly scratched when, aged 17, Imogen Poots was plucked from relative obscurity to star in 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s bo(...)

Political convictions:  Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikael Birkkjær in Borgen

There’s no goofing off on your phone while watching the brilliant Danish political drama Borgen (BBC Four, Saturday). It’s not just the subtitles, alt(...)

Time Lords: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor. Montage: BBC

I’ve had a 40-year fondness for Doctor Who. The BBC series was my land of make-believe: an escape from an ordinary 1970s north Dublin suburban childho(...)

The 12th Doctor: Peter Capaldi, who is best known for his role in The Thick of It, will become the 12th Doctor later this year. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The new Doctor Who was unveiled live on television tonight, with Peter Capaldi revealed as the 12th Doctor.Capaldi will take over after Matt Smith, w(...)