Saturday, November 28, 2009
Provisional schedules for the Christmas period will see 'The End Of Time, Part One' air from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on BBC One on Christmas Day, sandwiched between episodes of EastEnders.
'The End Of Time, Part Two', in which Tennant's Doctor will regenerate into a new incarnation played by Matt Smith, will air on New Year's Day. The hour-long episode will go out at 7.30pm, again sandwiched between episodes of EastEnders and also ahead of the last ever episode of Gavin & Stacey.
The exhibition, which has an extended run until January, now features the Robot along with other props and costumes from The Waters of Mars including The Water Zombie and the costume of Captain Adelaide Brooks.
Visitors to the exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum, can also see Bessie, the Third Doctor's yellow roadster car and Jon Pertwee's costume.
Chief executive of the museum, Gary Hall, said: "The Doctor Who exhibition has been a big hit, with visitors coming again and again to see the exhibition. Getting new props for Christmas provides our visitors with a fantastic opportunity to visit the exhibition during Christmas holidays. We would urge people not to miss out on seeing the fantastic new props and costumes and posing next to Bessie for a photograph."
Note that although there is a charge to see the Doctor Who Exhibition, entry to the general museum is free. Visitors can see Bessie for nothing.
Collinson was Producer for Doctor Who from the start of its return to production in2004 until the end of Series Four. He was one of the main creative forces behind the return, working closely with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.
After leaving the series he moved to Manchester as BBC Head of Drama for the region. In his book "The Writer's Tale", Russell T Davies comments that he believes the BBC offered him the Manchester job to prevent losing him to Coronation Street earlier. He will join Coronation Street next March, and after a suitable handover period will take over from current producer Kim Crowther in the Summer.
Speaking of his new role, Collinson said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Corrie, the nation’s favourite street and a show I’ve been a huge fan of all my life . It goes without saying that it’s a tremendous honour to be entrusted with building on Coronation Street’s success and creating the must-see storylines for 2010 and beyond. Kim will be a tough act to follow but I will be working with one of the best teams in the business and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Oh yes. Anyway, in Torchwood, we were told that Martha Jones was on her honeymoon. And most people presumed that she was hitched to Tom Milligan, the nurse from Last Of The Time Lords. Well, in the end of year Christmas Doctor Who specials I understand that we will learn that somewhere, somewhen, Martha Jones married… no not Nurse Tom, sorry people, but…
Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler’s ex.
Is this the first time one Doctor Who companion has officially got together with another (in series canon)? Yes, I think it is. There had been some chatter about this kind of thing back in the summer, but a lot of it was dismissed. Well, now it seems that bells are going to chime.
I can see that, I mean who else can you share stories about Daleks on those long winter nights?
The last time we saw her in Doctor Who was with Captain Jack, with Mickey racing to catch up with them. At the time Martha was intended to appear in the next Torchwood series, but the actress Freema Agyeman’s decision to jump to Law & Order: UK with ex-Torchwood producer Chris Chibnall scuppered that, with some series resulting rewrites (we got the joyous wonder of Children of Earth as a result though, so hey, no worries there)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The three comprise a particularly violent episode of ITV show The Professionals, the last episode of BBC series Secret Army, and Shada.
Interviewers for the Shada segment are Tom Baker, director Pennant Roberts and Jeremy Bentham - the Doctor Who historian, author, former associate editor of Doctor Who Magazine and co-founder of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.
The story, which was never completed at the time because of a BBC strike, would have been broadcast in January and February 1980.The 30-minute documentary is scheduled to be broadcast on Saturday, December 12 at 10.30am, and it is understood it will make a key revelation relating to Doctor Who through documentation unearthed by producer/presenter Shaun Ley. Recording of the documentary took place at the BBC's Westminster studio on Thursday, November 5.
Incoming Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner tried to remount Shada, but those attempts failed and production was formally abandoned in June 1980. In 1992, the recorded footage was released on video with linking narration by Tom Baker completing the story. It was subsequently reworked as an audio play by Big Finish Productions, featuring the Eighth Doctor and with Paul McGann in the lead role. This version was webcast on BBCi in 2003 and broadcast on digital radio station BBC7 in December 2005, with a repeat the following year. The webcast is currently available to listen to on the official Doctor Who website (may only be available within the UK).
1st Doctor - The Edge of Destruction
2nd Doctor - The Krotons
3rd Doctor - Carnival of Monsters
5th Doctor - The Caves of Androzani Although originally blocked in the UK these episodes can now be viewed globally. Viewers in the UK can also view classic episodes on MSN Video, which is currently showing The Web Planet, The Tomb of the Cyberman and Planet of the Spiders, and BlinkBox which is also showing Tomb of the Cybermen and The Krotons.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"I've got Van Gogh stabbing a monster," he told the magazine, going on to say that said monster is yellow. Van Gogh joins the already confirmed Churchill from the Dalek episode to the roll call for Steven Moffat's first season in charge. Thanks to Blogtor Who for the tip-off.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
As The Sarah Jane Adventures draws to a close, here’s a boatload of pictures of the final two-parter, The Gift…
It's been a good year to be a Doctor Who spin-off. Torchwood: Children Of Earth finally realised the promise of a proper, grown-up sci-fi show aimed at an older audience but based in the same world as Who, while The Sarah Jane Adventures has continued to excel, also featuring David Tennant's last filmed scenes as the Doctor.
Next week, the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures draws to a close, with some familiar-looking faces from Raxacoricofallapatorian making an appearance. But are these the Slitheen of old? Or is there something a little different this time?
The episodes will be shown on 19th and 20th of November, and we've got - courtesy of the BBC - a gallery of images from the final two-parter.
Doctor Who star David Tennant spent his childhood pretending to be the famous timelord, his sister has revealed.
David, 38, will leave his role as the Doctor this year and he is currently filming his final scenes before new Doctor Matt Smith takes over.
His sister Karen said that he was a "geeky" boy but knew he wanted to be an actor.
She said: "He was a gorgeous little boy… running about, playing Doctor Who. It has been a life-long love of his, Doctor Who.
"He told everyone who was prepared to listen, from a very young age, that he wanted to be an actor."
Karen also hinted that her brother may be in line for a Hollywood role following his run as the timelord.
She said: "David likes to keep things very close to his chest until they're absolutely cut and dried. But it will be bigger and better things."
source: Splash News
In the run up to the UK showing of The Waters of Mars, David Tennant has been co-hosting the breakfast programme on Absolute Radio. To celebrate the fact, the station mocked up a TARDIS façade for the front of the station. In the first programme Tennant announced that he is to auction off his own bed live, which is in is own words "a nasty old bed that's seen some action." All proceeds of the auction will be going to Children in Need. Tennant will be with the programme for the rest of the week, and a podcast of the first programme can be heard via the Absolute Radio website, along with a photo gallery and a video diary.
Well, that may not be the case, TV Guide reported (mild spoilers ahead):
Torchwood might not have concluded its run at the end of the thrilling miniseries Children of Earth after all—Ianto's tragic death not withstanding. The new year could bring some "very good news" for fans of the sexy sci-fi series, creator Russell T. Davies tells TV Guide Magazine.
"The recession has hit British television, but fingers crossed, it will be a go. We expect things to start to move in January. We've got great ideas for the show. I think there's a further lease on life for many years to come, but certainly for a [fourth season]," Davies says.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Tennant, the lead actor in BBC's Dr. Who, is to play a Chicago lawyer who coaches his clients to represent themselves in court in the new NBC sitcom Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.
The comic role hast Tennant playing a lawyer so prone to panic attacks he cannot be relied on in the courtroom.
Tennant has played Dr. Who in the sci-fi series for the past five years but announced he would leave the show last year.
"I think it's better to go when there's a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome," he said.
Tennant is known in Britain for roles in TV dramas such as Blackpool and Casanova, and he also starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He played Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company earlier this year.
The U.S. comedy is to be directed by David Semel, who worked on episodes of House and Heroes.