But, on to the really important things! While you’re winding down your weekend, catch up on the latest from around the world of British entertainment, including news on Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Red Dwarf, Sherlock, Sinbad, White Queen, Bedlam, and more!
A mystery worth of Sherlock: Who will win Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries at this month’s Emmy Awards?
Cute (and accurate) cartoon: Sherlocked and Loaded
BBC America confirms an October 6 premiere date for Series 2 of Bedlam.
Downton Abbey chef Leslie Nichol apparently can’t really cook. Cute interview.
Another fun interview: Dame Maggie Smith talks the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Harry Potter and the new season of Downton Abbey.
Will American audiences embrace the more raunchy British humor on display in The Inbetweeners Movie?
Kelly Wenham has been cast in the role of Queen Mab for Merlin Series 6.
Internet rumors are swirling that the third series of Sherlock may be its last. Take this report with a huge grain of salt however, as the original source is the Express, which is infamous for its “unnamed sources” that never pan out.
Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson have been cast in the BBC’s White Queen, the multi-part adaptation of Phillipa Gregory’s “Cousin’s War” novels. They will play Kind Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Another bit of notable casting: Janet McTeer will play Jacquetta, Elizabeth’s mother.
Syfy has acquired the BBC’s new production of Sinbad starring Elliott Knight, Sophie Okonedo and Lost’s Naveeen Andrews. It is currently slated for an April 2013 premiere.
Twenty new pictures from The Hobbit: including new shots of Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace and more!
Law & Order creator Dick Wolf will remake ITV series Injustice for NBC.
Sherlock is going to be made into a manga comic featuring anime versions of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The Los Angeles Times previews CBS’s Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary.
Interesting read on Elementary: Why a Female Watson isn’t a Bad Idea for the Latest Holmes Series.
Sir Bruce Forstyth breaks world record for longest career in TV, which has thus far lasted 72 years. (And he’s about to be back on TV again, hosting the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.)
Okaaaaay: apparently you can fit Sherlock into anything. A sequel to animated film Gnomeo and Juliet is in the works, called Sherlock Gnomes.
How the BBC reunited every Dalek ever for Doctor Who’s new series.
Wildlife presenter Terry Nutkins passed away this week. So sad – he was 66.
E4 announces drama pilot scheme for 2013 – the network wants British writers to bring them bold ideas for new series, will hold a pilot “season” next year.
Melissa George discusses training for the realistic fight scenes in her new BBC series Hunted.
Here’s a good Q&A with Matthew Rhys on his new drama The Scapegoat for ITV. It’s an adaptation of a Daphne Du Maurier novel.
Well done, Whovians: Doctor Who’s Series 7 premiere broke ratings records for BBC America.
As the American version of The Office prepares to come to an end, Ricky Gervais writes a retrospective about the original.
This is a real thing: A toothbrush that looks like a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who.