Lara Pulver in Ian Fleming bio

I don’t know how I missed this news from January…


Lara Pulver, probably best known these days for playing a naked Irene Adler in the BBC’s Sherlock, has joined the cast of an Ian Fleming mini-series for Sky Atlantic playing the part of Mrs Fleming. Dominic Cooper plays Ian Fleming himself.


I’m a little bit confused as I knew that Duncan Jones (of Moon and Source Code) was directing an Ian Fleming movie, but I don’t know if that is the same project as this one.

In any case I’ve been a fan of Lara’s since her turn as Isabella in series three of the BBC’s Robin Hood and I’m a big James Bond fan so this will be essential viewing for me.

Oh wait, it’s on Sky Atlantic. Well, I’ll get the DVD then.

A number of news sources had this story but they all seemed to regurgitate the same PA source so I’ll just list one here.

And it was a nice excuse to include a photo of the lovely Ms Pulver.

Dalek Invasion London

It seems that Mark Gatiss had fun with the BBC’s toybox when he wrote An Adventure in Space and Time, the one-off drama about the creation of Doctor Who in 1963. Yesterday Daleks invaded London in a recreation of the iconic Westminister bridge scene from the 1964 story.

I’m really starting to look forward to this now.

Doctor Who The Tenth Planet on DVD

2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who which was broadcast on 23 November 1963.

Unfortunately along the way a lot of the early episodes ended up in the skip. At present 106 of the early black and white William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton episodes are missing, probably never to be found again.


One of the missing episodes is the fourth and final part of The Tenth Planet, the last story to feature William Hartnell’s First Doctor. The story is significant as it introduces the Cybermen and features the first regeneration.

All that remains of the missing episode is the soundtrack, some photos and a few clips recorded off the TV screen. Previously the only release was on VHS with a reconstruction of the missing episode using the photos and clips married to he soundtrack.

Now the missing episode is to be animated for a shiny new DVD release later this year. Very welcome news.


Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2


Last week the news broke that Felicity Jones would be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. No word yet on who she would be playing, although there is much Internet speculation that she’s playing the Black Cat, a sort of Marvel equivalent of DC’s Catwoman.

Previously she had been connected to the Captain America sequel but I guess that’s not the case.

I had skipped The rebooted Spider-Man in the cinemas but caught up with it on blu-ray and was pretty impressed by the tone and look of the movie. I’ll be looking forward to the new instalment with interest.

Ruth Wilson in A Walk Among the Tombstones


I really need to update this blog thing more regularly. And I need to keep a better track of what Ruth Wilson is up to. She’s got The Lone Ranger coming out this year, plus is working on the third series of Luther for the BBC.

During the week news emerged that she is to appear alongside Liam Neeson and Dan “Wet Matthew from Downton Abbey” Stevens in a movie called A Walk Among the Tombstones. The movie is based on a Lawrence Block novel about an ex-cop turned private investigator who is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer.

Nice to see Ruth keeping so busy. And I’ll try to update the blog thing more often.