Sunday 20 March 2011

Article roundup 15th-20th March 2011

Two main television events dominated the news this weekend. Red Nose Day on Friday saw Space and Time, a Doctor Who mini-episode shown, which helped eventually raise over £74m for Comic Relief. Meanwhile, Matt Smith took on the role of Christopher Isherwood in Christopher and His Kind, broadcast on Saturday - an interview in the Telegraph caused a number of media sites to get confused, thinking a comment by Smith on returning to Who filming for another year meant he confirmed for Series Seven, whereas the interview was actually conducted in 2010 (before Series Six started filming!). Doctor Who related connections did well in the RTS Awards. A fan reputedly came up with the original design of Davros! Finally, Michael Gough sadly passed away.

Series Coverage
Pop Culture Zoo(18th) - BBC America’s April Doctor Who Schedule
Pernarth Times(17th) - Who's that filming in Penarth....?
Daemons TV(17th) - DOCTOR WHO Season 6 Photo
BBC America(16th) - ‘Little Britain’ Invades ‘Doctor Who’ (David Walliams)
TV Overmind(15th) - Doctor Who Premiere Gets Impossible Title

Comic Relief
BBC News(19th) - Comic Relief: £74.3m total sets Red Nose Day record
Geeks of Doom(20th) - Brand New ‘Doctor Who’ Mini-Episodes For ‘Comic Relief’ Now Online
TV Overmind(19th) - Doctor Who Returns With Mini Episode
Cinema Blend(19th) - Watch Amy Pond Flirt With Herself In This New Doctor Who Mini-Episode
Blog Critics(19th) - TV Review: Doctor Who - "Space" and "Time" (Red Nose Day Specials)
Telegraph(19th) - Comic Relief review: the agony and the ecstasy
Sabotage Times(20th) - Red Nose Day, Part 1
Guardian(19th) - Comic Relief's mix of mirth and misery done to a turn
Heatworld(18th) - Comic Relief kicks off with Doctor Who spoof
Anglotopia(18th) - Doctor Who: Red Nose Day Comic Relief Doctor Who Mini-specials Here Now!
Big Shiny Robot(18th) - VIDEO: Doctor Who Mini-Webisodes
Bleeding Cool News(18th) - VIDEO: Both Parts Of The Comic Relief Doctor Who Special
Blastr(18th) - Watch a new Doctor Who minisode special right NOW
Telegraph(18th) - Comic Relief 2011: viewers' guide
Metro(17th) - Comic Relief: How to mix tears with laughter to raise money
BT Life(17th) - Double trouble for Doctor Who on his Comic Relief Tardis trip

South Wales Echo(17th) - Indian Doctor takes award
Western Mail(17th) - Wales-made dramas win awards
BBC America(16th) - ‘Sherlock,’ Steven Moffat Take Home Royal Television Society Awards
Telegraph(16th) - Miranda Hart heads list of winners at RTS awards
CBBC(16th) - CBBC shows win top TV prizes!
Stage(16th) - Sherlock wins best drama series at RTS Programme Awards
Digital Spy(16th) - Hart, 'X Factor', 'Enders win RTS Awards

Cambridge First(19th) - Fans flock as Colin Baker opens Doctor Who exhibition in Cambridge
Cambridge Network(17th) - Cambridge to get a visit from the Doctor
BBC News(16th) - University of Cambridge Science Festival 2011

Metro(20th) - Matt Smith wins Twitter praise for Christopher and His Kind
Daily Record(19th) - Same sex love scene in new drama helped me understand pain of stubble rash, says Matt Smith
Daily Post(19th) - Matt Smith takes on the author Christopher Isherwood
Press Association(19th) - Smith swaps screwdriver for pen
Unreality TV(18th) - Christopher And His Kind: Interview with Doctor Who’s Matt Smith
Guardian(18th) - BBC costume dramas to bare all
Northampton Chronicle(18th) - Matt Smith: Why kissing boys is interesting
BBC News(18th) - Author Isherwood inspires Dr Who star Matt Smith
BBC News(18th) - Dr Who's Matt Smith on his latest role
Unreality TV(18th) - Christopher And His Kind: Matt Smith spoilers, clips, trailers
BBC America(18th) - Matt Smith: The Doctor is ‘Cooler’ Than James Bond
Daily Mail(18th) - Nudity, Nazis and the Doctor: Matt Smith is a long way from the Tardis as he plays louche writer Christopher Isherwood in new BBC drama
Digital Spy(18th) - Matt Smith: 'I love doing Doctor Who'
Unreality TV(18th) - Matt Smith has no plans to leave Doctor Who
Telegraph(17th) - Doctor Who's Matt Smith on kissing boys and not being handsome enough to play Bond
Empire(17th) - Michelle Ryan Joins Cockneys Vs. Zombies
Deadline(16th) - 'Bionic Woman' Michelle Ryan In Zom-Com
Cultbox(16th) - Geoffrey Sax (Christopher And His Kind) interview
Unreality TV(18th) - Matt Smith has no plans to leave Doctor Who
Aberdeen Press and Journel(17th) - Time Lord materialises in 30s Berlin
Telegraph(17th) - Doctor Who's Matt Smith on kissing boys and not being handsome enough to play Bond
Cultbox(17th) - 'Christopher And His Kind' sex scenes were 'extremely relaxed'
Cultbox(17th) - Matt Smith 'spoke like Christopher Isherwood' on set
Cultbox(17th) - 'Christopher And His Kind' review
Belfast Telegraph(18th) - Gugu: Tom Hanks is so much fun (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
Playbill(18th) - John Barrowman Will Launch Concert Tour in October; New CD, Too
Swindon Advertiser(17th) - John Barrowman makes welcome return to Swindon as part of his UK tour
EADT(16th) - John Barrowman announces Ipswich Regent concert
About My Area(15th) - Doctor Who And Torchwood To Appear At The Spa (John Barrowman)

Independent(19th) - Michael Gough: Actor who rounded off a long career with his best-known role, Bruce Wayne's butler in the 'Batman' films
Green Celebrity Net(19th) - Celebrity Death: RIP Michael Gough, Famous actor from Batman movies
Digital Spy(18th) - Michael Keaton praises Michael Gough
Digital Spy(17th) - 'Batman' star Michael Gough dies, aged 94
BBC News(17th) - Michael Gough, Batman's Alfred, dies aged 94
BBC America(17th) - Michael Gough, Famous for ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Batman,’ Dead at 94
Associated Press(17th) - Batman's 'butler' Michael Gough dies at 94

Digital Journal(19th) - IDW Brings Doctor Who Comics to iPads, iPhones and PSPs
PRWeb(19th) - IDW Brings Doctor Who Comics to iPads, iPhones and PSPs
Geeks of Doom(18th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Meets Jack The Ripper In New Comic From IDW
Pocket Gamer(18th) - BBC slashes Dr Who, Top Gear, Teletubbies iOS games to just 59p
SFX(17th) - Doctor Who books reissued with intros by Neil Gaiman, RTD and more
Herts Advertiser(17th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion (also Cambridge First)
Herts Advertiser(17th) - Audio Review: Torchwood: Department X (also Cambridge First)
Herts Advertiser(17th) - Audio Review: Torchwood: Ghost Train
Newsarama(17th) - TOM BAKER Returns to DOCTOR WHO... in New Radio Plays
Digital Spy(17th) - Tom Baker for 'Doctor Who' audio dramas
Cultbox(16th) - 'Doctor Who': Mannequin Mania boxset extras revealed
Big Finish(15th) - Tom Baker joins Big Finish

First Post(20th) - BBC sued over genesis of Doctor Who baddy Davros
Airlock Alpha(19th) - Did Teenager Create Davros? Might Be A Case For 'Doctor Who'
Daily Mail(19th) - BBC sued over Who first drew the evil Dalek mastermind Davros
Barry and District News(19th) - Barry pupils take on the fearsome Dalek!
Anglotopia(18th) - Doctor Whooligan: Michael Gough, Tom Baker, Doctor Who Series Six News, Latest Torchwood News and Classic Who News Bits
The Advertiser(18th) - Hotel will step back in time (also Northern Echo)
SFX(17th) - The SFX Blog Awards
SFX(17th) - Who’s Who? Tell Us!
BBC News(17th) - Quiz: Science fact or fiction?
Oxford Times(17th) - Mystery of Doctor Who
Cultbox(17th) - 'Doctor Who' TV Movie 'needed different story', says director
Total Sci-Fi(16th) - The 100 Greatest Things About Doctor Who: Part 
Petersfield Post(16th) - ‘Best boss’ nomination for Rake headteacher
Shadowlocked(10th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - Time and the Rani
Shadowlocked(16th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - Paradise Towers
Tampa Bay(16th) - Back to the future and/or past: Coolest time machines in movies and TV
The World(15th) - The vocoder, the linguistic robot and the Dead Rabbit
Sandwell Council(16th) - World Book Night success
Wired(16th) - Geek Amigurumi Direct from Australia (knitted Doctor)
flick filosopher(16th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: so where does Amy sleep, anyway?

Related News
Huddersfield Examiner(18th) - Val Javin: Concerns about the future of arts funding
South Wales Echo(16th) - Llandaff signs removed after Welsh-language complaints

Passing Mention
Irish Times(19th) - David Bowie, master of ch-ch-ch-changes
Scotsman(19th) - Stephen McGinty: Danish TV drama? It's a real scream
BBC News(17th) - Beano's Dennis the Menace celebrates 60th birthday
Manchester Evening News(17th) - Munich TV drama starring Dougray Scott is 'fitting tribute' to Busby Babes, says producer
ITPro(16th) - Buy Antelope to sound like a Dalek
Get Wokingham(16th) - Brave Jack given cinema surprise