Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.
I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience.
Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.
I am certainly happy to admit that I have a huge vested interest in upholding these rules because I did take the trouble to learn them. And having put that effort in, I’m abundantly incentivized to make sure everyone else follows suit.
The very last thing I want is for us to return to a society where some other arbitrary code is taken as the measure of a man. Like how many press-ups you can do or what’s the largest mammal you can kill. Because when that day dawns I - and everyone else who judges you when you say ‘would of’ instead of ‘would have’ - am shafted.
—David Mitchell on demanding spelling standards
It is a celebration of what happens when milk goes off big time styley.
—Stephen Fry on the origin of CHEESE.
Sherlock v Parade’s End as Benedict Cumberbatch up for best actor at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
”BBC1 shows Sherlock and Parade’s End will go head to head in the best drama series category at the 39th Broadcasting Press Guild Awards next month, with Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for best actor for his performances in both.”…
Once the very last remnants of the very last stars have finally decayed away to nothing and everything reaches the same temperature, the story of the universe finally comes to an end.
For the first time in its life, the universe will be permanent and unchanging. Entropy finally stops increasing, because the cosmos cannot get any more disordered. Nothing happens and it keeps not happening. Forever.
It’s what’s known as the heat death of the universe, an era when the cosmos will remain vast and cold and desolate for the rest of time.
And that’s because there is no difference between the past, the present and the future.
There’s no way of measuring the passage of time, because nothing in the cosmos changes. The arrow of time has simply ceased to exist.
— prof. Brian Cox -
(and that sound you heard, that was my mind being blown, once gain)
And most wonderfully of all, the echoes of that history stretching back for a third of the age of the Universe, can be seen in every cell of every living thing on Earth.
And that leads to what I think is the most exciting idea of all, because far from being some chance event ignited by a mystical spark, the emergence of life on Earth might have been an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics. And if thats true, then a living Cosmos, might be the only way our Cosmos can be.
—Professor Brian Cox (Wonders of Life)