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Whoniverse: Class - 29/? times there’s more to Miss Quill than meets the eye. (1x08)

This is the traditional end to a Quill life, did you know that?  Yeah, we die and our offspring consume us.  They take our strength as their first gift, and our last legacy. But that’s not what you humans do, is it?  You give your strength every day.  You give your legacy as you live.  And that’s because you can shape it. Rather than it shaping you.  So take what you’ve been given, take it, and give it back to those who hurt you. Cos that’s what I’m going to do.

UK PREMIERE: What We Did On Our Holiday To Air On BBC Two Over The New Year

The David Tennant comedy feature What We Did On Our Holiday will have its UK terrestrial premiere on BBC Two over the festive period. The 2014 movie also starred Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly and follows a family in crisis trying to hold things together during a trip to Scotland to celebrate a family birthday.

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch highlight the best of BBC Drama, past and present, in this new trailer.

Benedict Cumberbatch to be the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car on BBC Top Gear

Benedict Cumberbatch finally takes the infamous hot lap on the ever popular BBC show Top Gear this month. His appearance is set to take place in the third part of Series 20, which will be broadcast in the UK on July 14 2013 on BBC Two at 20:00BST and the USA on BBC America on July 22 at 8.30pm/7.30C.

You can read more about Top Gear S20E3 on the BBC Media Centre website.

Now, the question remains… how will he handle ‘Gambon’?

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Ancient Worlds - BBC Two

Episode 1 “Come Together”

Uruk - “the mother of all cities”

Uruk was one of the most important cities in ancient Mesopotamia; an ancient city of Sumer -and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river.  According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BCE.

Uruk is considered the first true city in the world. It was home to 40.000 or perhaps 50.000 people, a population density unprecedented in human history.

In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh. The great epic poem The Legend of Gilgamesh contains a proud description of his city:

Go up, pace out the walls of Uruk.
Study the foundation terrace and examine the brickwork.
Is not its masonry of kiln - fired brick?
And did not seven masters lay its foundations?
One square mile of city, one square mile of gardens,
One square mile of clay pits, a half square mile of Ishtar’s dwelling,
Three and a half square miles is the measure of Uruk

PART I

Uruk, Iraq

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Ben Whishaw in London Spy (Empire, September 2015)

“It’s an interesting geographical fluke,” [Tom Rob Smith] muses. “You have MI6 there, and the hub of gay clubbing on the other side of the river, so I thought, ‘Let’s take one person from that side, and one from the other, and have them collide.’ It’s an accidental love story.”

London Spy airs on BBC Two on Monday, 9 November 2015 at 9pm !!!

Daily Doux: 12 Reasons You Should Start Watching Peaky Blinders

1) Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby

2) Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby smoking 

3) Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby walking

4)  Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in a library 

5) Just Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in general 

6) The soundtrack

7) Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly

8) Seriously, she’s the best

9) The Strutting 

10) Tom Hardy stealing every scene he’s in as Alfie Solomons

11) This f**king scene 

12) Did I mentioned  Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby?