Monday 12 April 2010

UK Radio/Television Coverage, 5th-11th April 2010

A collection of Doctor Who related mentions on UK television/radio over the last week.

Series Coverage

Joe Pignatello, BBC Radio Northampton, Monday 5th April, ~6:50am
Joe enthuses about the new Doctor.

GMTV, ITV1, Monday 5th April, 8:20am
Richard Arnold discusses The Eleventh Hour.

Breakfast with Alfie and Charlie, BBC Radio Newcastle, Monday 5th April, ~9:45am
BBC Newcastle's television correspondant and long-time Doctor Who fan Keith Topping discusses the series.

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, Monday 5th April, 10:00am-12:00pm
Phone-in reviews throughout the programme.

Shane O'Connor, BBC Radio Derby, Monday 5th April, ~11:10am
Richard Griffin discusses Doctor Who with Whoovers local group member Andy Thompson.

News, Channel 5, Monday 5th April, ~5:25pm
Coverage of the Brent Cross Doctor Who event, plus comments on Matt Smith as the Doctor

Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2, Tuesday 6th April, 7:05-9:30am
Discussion on the series throughout the show.
Available on BBC iplayer until 13th April

Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 5 Live, Tuesday 6th April, ~3:30pm
Brief thoughts on Doctor Who.
Available on BBC iplayer (1:30:39) until 13th April

Breakfast with Steve Le Fevre, BBC Radio Bristol, Wednesday 7th April, ~7:40am
A visit to Bristol Blue Glass, where the TARDIS time rotor was built.
Available on BBC iplayer (1:41:42) until 14th April

Breakfast, BBC1, Wednesday 7th April, ~9:11am
Billie Piper was a guest, talking about A Passionate Woman; she briefly mentioned how good she thought Matt Smith is.

This Morning, ITV1, Wednesday 7th April, ~11:00am
New companion actress Karen Gillan was a guest on the show.

Blue Peter, BBC1, Wednesday 7th April, ~5:00pm
Recap on how to build a TARDIS bird feeder, and website animation.
Available on BBC iplayer (23:38) until 18th April

Russell Howard's Good News, BBC3, Wednesday 7th April, ~9:34pm
In the run up to the election, Russell looks at who's supporting which party, with David Tennant as an illustration for Labour.
Available on BBC iplayer (4:10) until 15th April

GMTV, ITV1, Friday 9th April, 9:24am
Billie Piper was a guest on the show, and briefly said how much she likes Karen Gillan.

Breakfast, BBC1, Saturday 10th April, 8:47am
Grand National Day, and during coverage of the horses running, the "Dalek prediction" of two years ago was mentioned (Nick Briggs correctly predicted Comply or Die to win!)

Points of View, BBC1, Sunday 11th April, 5:15pm
Discussion of the return of Doctor Who, specifically on the new theme tune!
Available on BBC iplayer (6:30) until 13th June


Doctor Who
The Eleventh Hour (SD/HD)
The Beast Below (SD/HD)
Available on BBC iplayer until 3rd July

Doctor Who Confidential, BBC3, Saturday 10th April 2010
2. All About The Girl. An in-depth look at new companion Amy Pond and her adventures with the Doctor onboard the sinister Starship UK. Find out just what makes the sinister smilers tick and get right in the thick of the action with actress Karen Gillan. Also, the show goes behind the mask to explore the secret of Liz Ten as Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo talks about creating this extraordinary character.
Available on BBC iplayer (SD/HD) until 18th April

Who and Me, BBC Radio 7, Sunday 11th April, 6:00-6:30pm (repeated at midnight)
3. Doctor Who's producer recalls the show's regeneration from Patrick Troughton to Jon Pertwee and from black and white to colour.
Available on BBC iplayer until 18th April

Doctor Who and the Giant Robot, BBC Radio 7, 5th-9th April 2010
Tom Baker reads the novelisation of the adventure Robot.
iplayer: Episode One until 13th April
iplayer: Episode Two until 14th April
iplayer: Episode Three until 15th April
iplayer: Episode Four until 16th April
iplayer: Episode Five until 17th April

BBC Television programmes may not be accessible from outside the United Kingdom.