Morning Briefing

Gillan and Darvill to leave Doctor Who

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who play Amy Pond and Rory Williams, will be leaving the series next season.

Brand lands late night show

Russell Brand has signed on to host a late night show for the FX network in America. The half-hour programme will debut in the spring of 2012.

Attenborough teams up with Sky

Sir David Attenborough is again teaming up with Sky to film a new 3D series called Galapagos 3D.

Royal Variety Performance draws 6.76m

This year’s Royal Variety Performance drew an audience of 6.76 million to ITV1 on Wednesday night. The figure was down from the 8.34m who watched last year’s show on BBC One.

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