A British Jewish novelist is to write a new episode of Doctor Who to be screened next year.
Neil Gaiman is not new to the sci-fi series, having written the 2011 episode "The Doctor's Wife". Earlier this week the episode was named best dramatic presentation at the Hugo awards, science fiction's most prestigious awards ceremony.
He has played a captain in Star Trek and a tolerant superhero in X-Men, but now Sir Patrick Stewart is to star in an Israeli heist comedy.
The distinguished actor, who last year visited Israel to prepare for the role of Shylock in a production of The Merchant of Venice, arrived in the country yesterday to begin filming for "Hunting Elephants".