Here atwe spend our week devouring all the TV there is on offer and sharing our hot TV reccommendations.
But what did YOU have to say about this week’s biggest TV news stories and shows?
Here’s what got you talking over the past seven days.
Steven Moffat released a very different Doctor Who 50th anniversary script
An early draft of smash-hit 2013 anniversary episode The Day of The Doctor, Moffat had included Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor (who starred in the 2005 series) alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s incarnations, with Eccleston’s Time Lord filling a similar role to the one eventually brought to life by John Hurt in the finished story.
When Eccleston decided not to appear, Moffat rewrote the script and the story was buried – until now.
Screenwriter Moffat has decided to release it as part of a special charity project, and fans are very excited,
Sold! Sign me up….Steven Moffat releases Christopher Eccleston draft of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special for charity @RadioTimes
— Dan Metcalf (@metcalfwriter) February 9, 2018
- Get the full story: Steven Moffat releases Christopher Eccleston draft of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special for charity
- If you like this you’ll love: Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor to feature in new series of Doctor Who comics made by all-female creative team
Everyone was very worried Helen George was leaving Call The Midwife
Last Sunday night’s episode of Call The Midwife saw recovering alcoholic Trixie Franklin (Helen George) drinking sherry with her patients, secretly swigging vodka in the bathroom and skipping her support group meetings. When she finally reached breaking point she bravely approached Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) to say she needed help.
The head Sister thanked her for her honesty and told her to go away for six months of treatment – and return to Nonnatus House when she had recovered.
Fans were really rather concerned that this meant they’d seen the last of Nurse Franklin, and were relieved to discover that she would only be temporarily absent. Actress Helen George was pregnant while filming the series and they had to free her up so she could actually have her baby.
“Trixie can’t possibly leave, she is wonderful,” wrote Katherine Woods on Facebook.
“I’m pleased she’s coming back,” Tamsin Stevens added. “I love her character!”
- Get the full story: Will Helen George’s Nurse Trixie Franklin return to Call the Midwife?
- If you like this you’ll love: Call the Midwife: Will Barbara and Tom return in series seven?
Monday night was John Simm night and fans were faced with a major dilemma
The Life on Mars and Doctor Who actor popped up on ITV’s Mike Barlett drama Trauma and BBC2’s big new Monday night drama Collateral, broadcast ‘simm’-ultaneously at 9pm on Monday night.
Two brand new dramas – both starring John Simm – had their debut tonight.What did YOU think of ITV's Trauma & BBC Two's Collateral? And will you be watching both?
But which would fans watch?
TV Announcer 1: "Tonight on BBC2 9pm, #Collateral with John Simm."
TV Announcer 2: "Tonight on ITV 9pm, #Trauma with John Simm."
— Father Of Egon (@FatherOfEgon) February 12, 2018
— Emma???? (@missemmajv) February 12, 2018
— Bitchy O‘Bitchuary (@sense8ionaI) February 12, 2018
Collateral appeared to ever so slightly pip Trauma to the post among RadioTimes.com readers.
They never actually crossed paths on #DoctorWho but The Master married Rose Tyler in BBC’s #Collateral – have you been watching the new BBC drama? ?: BBC . . #johnsimm #billiepiper #bbc #bbcdrama #drama #billiepiperfans #themaster #rosetyler #doctorwho #entertainment #tv #newdrama #britishtv #britishdrama #mystery #thriller
- Get the full story: BBC’s Collateral wins over viewers as ITV’s Trauma story leaves people perplexed
- If you like this you’ll love: Former Doctor Who stars John Simm and Billie Piper collide in new trailer for BBC drama Collateral
Billie Piper’s treatment of a pizza caused outrage
In Monday night’s episode of Collateral her character, Karen Mars, threw a freshly delivered pizza on the floor because it didn’t come with a ‘special’ topping she had ordered.
Billie Piper's character Karen Mars chucked her pizza on the floor and viewers were SHOCKED
The internet was NOT impressed.
— Katie Sanderson (@KatieLSanderson) February 13, 2018
Also it’s so great to see Billie Piper back on screen again. A big fan of hers but she made me angry when she threw the pizza on the floor. I mean, come on, you never do that to pizza!
— Azeem Zafar (@AzeemZafar) February 12, 2018
Piper has since apologised for Karen’s terrible actions and promised that she will never again be seen disrespecting a pizza on screen.
— Billie Piper (@billiepiper) February 13, 2018
- Get the full story: Billie Piper vows to “never again” disrespect pizza after Collateral backlash
- If you like this you’ll love: Here’s why everyone was talking about Jodie Whittaker, Matt Smith and Billie Piper this week
Viewers found the Trauma finale incredibly traumatic
The finale of Mike Bartlett’s three-part drama – which saw John Simm’s Dan relentlessly pursuing the surgeon (Adrian Lester) he believed to be ultimately responsible for his stabbed son’s death – came to a somewhat anti-climactic conclusion, 72% of RadioTimes.com readers said.
ITV's three-part thriller, Trauma, has come to a conclusion, but was it a satisfactory end to the tale?
“I found this programme excruciating to watch. I was so wound up by Dan’s behaviour and that it all worked out fine for him in the end (obviously except losing his son) but the surgeon’s life was torn apart. Why were his wife and daughter so angry with him?” Jenny Pollard wrote on Facebook.
However, the vast majority of those who watched – and complained – admitted they’d been hooked on the series.
This is the worst drama I’ve ever been gripped by. #Trauma
— jeanie (@Beesandthings16) February 14, 2018
- Get the full story: Viewers gripped by Trauma series finale despite “ludicrous” storyline
- If you like this you’ll love: Trauma review: Mike Bartlett tells an unsettling tale of feuding fathers and class war
Ross Poldark was voted the nation’s dream Valentine’s Day date…
More than 40% of RadioTimes.com readers surveyed said Aidan Turner’s Cornish captain was the TV character they’d most like to spend February 14th with.
Happy #ValentinesDay from TV viewers’ dream date – Ross Poldark! He topped a poll of more than 2000 RadioTimes.com readers, who were asked who they’d most like to spend February 14th with. ?: BBC . . . #poldark #rosspoldark #aidanturner #poldarkfan #poldarkpbs #poldarkbbc #valentine #valentines #drama #quote #quotes #romantic #romance #tv #dreamdate #poldarkfan #aidanturnerimagines #wednesdaywisdom #humpday
- Get the full story: Aidan Turner’s Ross Poldark is TV viewers’ dream Valentine’s Day date
- If you like this you’ll love: Poldark series four likely to air in early summer 2018
… And his romantic reconciliation with Demelza had Poldark fans whooping
A first look at series four – shared by BBC1 on Twitter to celebrate the most romantic day of the year – suggested that the couple were in a much stronger place than they were when we left them at the end of series three.
NEW Poldark series 4 sneak peek alert!There may, or may not, be another tin bath scene involved…
The short montage of clips from the upcoming series also featured another scene of Turner’s Ross taking a dip in a tin bath.
“I’ve got the soap and towel ready,” Sue Ratcliffe joked on Facebook.
- Get the full story: Have Ross and Demelza reconciled in romantic first look at Poldark series four?
- If you like this you’ll love: Aidan Turner teases “tempestuous” and political Poldark series four
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler gave us the inside scoop on those post-credits scenes
It’s THE Marvel movie of the moment so we sat down with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to ask him about the all-important post-credits scenes that follow the film.
**HERE BE SPOILERS**
- Get the full story: Black Panther director Ryan Coogler unpicks the film’s post-credits scenes
- If you like this you’ll love: The 11 best Black Panther Easter eggs, cameos and comic-book callbacks
- PLUS: Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman on Black Panther: Movies like this have the power to changes the world
Fans wished Red Dwarf a very happy 30th birthday
Can you remember where you were when Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat’s adventures began on 15th February 1988?
The adventures of Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat began on this day in 1988
The show’s fans and stars took to Twitter on Thursday to celebrate the big birthday.
Today is the 30th Anniversary of #RedDwarf. I met up with bike lover, Ed Bye and got a call from Craig Charles!!!!!???? I need ideas of what fans would like to know or see today. #RedDwarf30ThAnniversary pic.twitter.com/gV13Q5q4Jv
— Danny John-Jules???????? (@DannyJohnJules) February 15, 2018
Happy 30th to one of my all-time favourite comedies, Red Dwarf! pic.twitter.com/rWxEyrgwMr
— Andy Fanton (@YourPalFanton) February 15, 2018
- Get the full story: Red Dwarf stars and fans celebrate 30 years since the show first aired
- If you like this you’ll love: Red Dwarf poised to return for another series on Dave
And everyone breathed a sigh of relief when Jed Mercurio revealed he’s FINALLY writing the scripts for Line of Duty series 5
Brace yourselves for more AC-12 action… in 2019
“Jed could you possibly write faster as I am dying for the next series,” wrote Elizabeth Pritchard on Facebook.
“Make it a good one fella,” Robert Welton added.
In January, Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar said that he hoped his legendary character Ted Hastings would get more “action hero” scenes, and that series five would come to screens in 2019.
“We’ll be shooting the next series at the end of this year, sometime in the autumn, so sadly we’ll all have to wait until 2019 to find out what happens to us all,” he explained. “I haven’t seen anything, Jed hasn’t told us anything, we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that we’re not bumped off.”
- Get the full story: Jed Mercurio has started writing Line of Duty series five
- If you like this you’ll love: Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar wants to see more “action hero” Ted Hastings in series five