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BBC

This is just like magic!

The Work of J.K. Rowling is Coming to HBO

Don't Panic

Doctor Who’s Tom Baker Might Want To Blow Up The BBC But Would Also Like To Be On The Show Again

Should we like, call the CIA or something?

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Olden Lore

The BBC Is Doing A New Robin Hood Show, And It Looks Effing Bonkers

Not Robin Hood: Men In Tights bonkers, but more bonkers than the Kevin Costner Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. To give you an idea of the level of bonk we can expect here, it’ll center on the Sheriff of Nottingham, evil sneering government lackey by day, crime fighter by night.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Chestburster Onesie For Your Little Alien

Sci-fi scribe Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2) has another skill besides writing: Designing Alien onesies. (Fashionably Geek)

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This Makes Sense

Anansi Boys Coming To BBC As A Miniseries

Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, about the sons of the West African spider god, is going to be made into a BBC miniseries!  While a film adaptation has long been rumored and Gaiman even wrote a movie script for it, those plans fell apart at some point.  Given how well BBC adaptations usually go and that one of the film adaptations pitched to Gaiman involved changing the race of the main characters, this can probably be seen as a win-win!

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And All Was Right With the World

Sherlock S3 Premiere Gets Highest Ratings Ever From The Fans Who Waited

The BBC’s Sherlock finally returned to (UK) television screens last night, after a painful two-year-long hiatus. Despite essentially being the Amy Pond of fandoms, Sherlockians proved that they were still as dedicated as ever to the Cumberbatch/Freeman cause by giving the show its highest ratings of all time for The Empty Hearse.

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Elsewhere on the internet

Inform the Great Intelligence: The BBC’s Internal File-Sharing Site Was Hacked on Christmas Day

On Christmas day we were all busy opening presents, seeing a movie, eating takeout, browsing Tumblr, or any of another slew of activities. And lots of us watched Doctor Who. Nearly two and a half million Americans alone tuned in for Matt Smith‘s big farewell bash. But on the internet, there were definitely some mice stirring.

See, it’s a computer joke. Like, computer mice. Because somebody hacked the BBC and tried to make money off of it.

Let’s move on.

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The Boob Tube

Buffy is Coming Back to a Television and Radio Near You

It might seem kind of an odd time and place, but next week the BBC will be airing a half hour special on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its legacy in media.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Restaurant Where the Waitresses Are Ninjas

Well, dressed as ninjas. Can you imagine flagging down an actual ninja to bring your your check? Kotaku has more information on the Toyko eatery.

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It Came From Outer Space

BBC Christmas Trailers Make Doctor Who and Sherlock Look Positively Chipper [VIDEO]

“This is the Doctor, my boyfriend. *giggle*” Considering we know how depressing the Christmas episode is probably going to be, putting clips in the happy-go-lucky trailers for the BBC’s holiday programming just seems cruel. Catch one more behind the jump. This time with the Silence!

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