Thursday 30 June 2011

Article roundup (Torchwood) 15th-30th June 2011

With the Torchwood premiere dates rapidly approaching it isn't suprising that there has been a lot of media interest in the show's return. Broadcast dates are now confirmed for the UK and Canada, with a previews having taken place in London and Swansea in the UK, and many across the States a couple of days before it premieres there, plus the cast and crew at the SDCC that weekend. Web Of Lies has now been formally announced as tie-in application for iOS devices.

Examiner(30th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day: Eve Myles to UK fans 'Please hold on tight'
Hollywood Reporter(30th) - 'Torchwood's' Eve Myles Has a Message for the Show's Angry UK Fans
BBC America(30th) - Warning: John Barrowman is… Secretly British
Broadcast(30th) [registration] - Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner
Montreal Gazette(30th) - Torchwood's world of assassins, liars and zealots returns
Monsters and Critics(30th) - SFP-NOW Blurb Podcast Alert: Arlene Tur! Torchwood: Miracle Day! Woo!
Zap2It(29th) - Captain Jack's back in brooding, intense 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'
Same Same(29th) - Torchwood's man of action
Unreality TV(28th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day Spoilers: Bill Pullman’s character will play a ‘big part’ of series
After Elton(27th) - John Barrowman Talks Marriage, "Miracle Day" and Going Kilt Commando
Digital Spy(27th) - Bill Pullman: 'Torchwood role has many facets'
Guardian(26th) - Interview: Russell T Davies
Wales on Sunday(26th) - Torchwood star Bill Pullman revels in new series baddie role - Exclusive Interviews With The Cast And Crew Of Torchwood: Miracle Day (VIDEO)
ATV Today(24th) - John Barrowman promises sex and nudity in new Torchwood
Pink News(23rd) - John Barrowman tells Torchwood fans: ‘Expect man sex and nudity’
Gather(23rd) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' spoilers about one of the new characters
Den of Geek(23rd) - Russell T Davies interview: Torchwood, Miracle Day, Children Of Earth, and a Torchwood movie?
SFX(22nd) - Torchwood gets a Q… (John de Lancie)
Anglotopia(22nd) - Torchwood: Interview with Miracle Day Showrunner Russell T Davies – Video
Digital Spy(22nd) - 'Star Trek' actor teases 'Torchwood' role (John de Lancie)
BBC News(22nd) - Bill Pullman on playing Torchwood baddie
Airlock Alpha(22nd) - Davies Rules Out 'Doctor Who' Appearance In 'Torchwood'
The List(22nd) - Torchwood to be sexier than ever
Daily Record(21st) - Next Torchwood season will be sexiest yet, John Barrowman vows
Belfast Telegraph(21st) - Torchwood is back - and raunchier
Wall Street Journal(21st) - John Barrowman Promises New ‘Torchwood’ Will Still Have ‘Plenty of Man-Love’
BBC News(21st) - 'Torchwood won't abandon Welsh roots, says Russell T Davies
WBEZ(20th) - Wikipedia Files: Torchwood's Eve Myles
Airlock Alpha(19th) - New 'Torchwood' Means New Viewers
Gather(17th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': Immortality Means a Whole New Set of Problems
Entertainment Weekly(17th) - Inside TV - Torchwood

Den of Geek(29th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day and why it’s running behind US transmission
Hollywood Reporter(28th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': U.K. Fans Not Happy About Delayed Premiere; Will it Affect Ratings?
Guardian(28th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day – why must UK fans wait a week for the new series?
Den of Geek(27th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day UK airdate confirmed
ATV(27th) - BBC reveal Torchwood airdate
Bleeding Cool News(26th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day To Feature Different Scenes In UK And US
io9(24th) - Both the US and UK versions of Torchwood will have different extra scenes
Cinema Spy(23rd) - SPACE Set to Bring Hi-Def Sci-fi to Canadian Fans from July
Channel Canada(23rd) - SPACE HD to launch July 6
Den of Geek(23rd) - Torchwood: Miracle Day UK transmission now at least a week after US premiere?
This Is Fake DIY(19th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day: US Air Date Before UK Premiere
Channel Canada(17th) - The Immortal Captain Jack is back! SPACE announces the premiere of sci-fi thriller

Web of Lies
Pocket Gamer(28th) - BBC Worldwide reveals Torchwood: Miracle Day game / motion comic for iOS
Seenit(23rd) - Torchwood gets iPhone and iPad app
Blastr(22nd) - Eliza Dushku's Torchwood spinoff now includes interactive gameplay
TGDaily(22nd) - Torchwood iApp to parallel Miracle Day
The Loop(22nd) - Doctor Who fans: Torchwood interactive comic coming to iOS
Airlock Alpha(21st) - 'Torchwood' To Feature Motion Comic App For Smart Phones
End of Show(21st) - Interactive app will give Torchwood clues
Pop Culture Zoo(21st) - Torchwood Gets Animated With Web Of Lies
Hollywood Reporter(21st) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': Starz Announces New Interactive Motion Comic

Boom Tron(30th) - Torchwood Miracle Day Extended Preview from STARZ
Broadwayworld(29th) - STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of BBC's TORCHWOOD
Theater Mania(29th) - VIDEO SHARE: John Barrowman, Bill Pullman, et al. in Starz/BBC's Torchwood
Crave(28th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' Behind-The-Scenes Preview
Anglotopia(28th) - Torchwood: Starz Releases Miracle Day Behind the Scenes Video
TG Daily(28th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day behind-the-scenes featurette released
Pop Culture Zoo(28th) - Torchwood Extended Preview
Gather(28th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' behind-the-scenes offers new footage (video)
Comic Book Resources(27th) - 11-Minute Video Goes Behind The Scenes Of Torchwood: Miracle Day
MovieWeb(27th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day 11-Minute Sneak Preview
Cinema Blend(27th) - Torchwood Miracle Day Preview: Eleven Minute Video Peeks Behind The Scenes Of Miracle Day
Chicago Tribune(27th) - Go behind-the-scenes of 'Torchwood'
Digital Spy(24th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': New featurette: Video
Comic Book Resources(24th) - Watch The Latest Trailer For Torchwood: Miracle Day
Wales Online(21st) - New pictures: Torchwood - Miracle Day
FemPop(16th) - Special Words From Torchwood
Daemons TV(16th) - TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY Episode Photos
Digital Spy(16th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': New pictures
Den of Geek(16th) - New pictures from Torchwood: Miracle Day

Chicago Tribune(30th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' advanced screening in Chicago
South Wales Evening Post(22nd) - Torchwood creator returns to city roots for Welsh premiere
Western Mail(22nd) - Torchwood returns to Wales - with more sex, cash and explosions
Wales Online(22nd) - Torchwood Hollywood style screening hits Swansea
Cultbox(21st) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' press launch report
BBC News(21st) - Torchwood stars and writer 'proud' of new serie
Theater Mania(21st) - John Barrowman, Sanaa Lathan, Anna Paquin, Jim Parsons, et al. to Appear at Comic-Con
UGO(20th) - Comic-Con 2011: Torchwood: Miracle Day Coverage and Panel
Gather(16th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' will be at Comic-Con 2011
TVByTheNumbers(16th) - Starz To Feature ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ & ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ At 2011 Comic-Con
Collider(16th) - Comic-Con 2011: TORCHWOOD and SPARTACUS
Comic Book Resources(16th) - Torchwood And Spartacus Will Have Presence At Comic-Con
Monsters and Critics(16th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day and Spartacus at Comic Con 2011, details
Cinema Blend(16th) - Starz Announces 2011 Comic Con Details For Torchwood Miracle Day And Spartacus Vengeance Panels

The Morton Report(27th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day - A First Look
Anglotopia(23rd) - Torchwood: Starz Releases Plot Summaries for first 7 Episodes of Miracle Day – SPOILERS!!
Western Mail(22nd) - Torchwood returns to Wales - with more sex, cash and explosions
io9(21st) - Why Torchwood Still Rules Television
Cultbox(21st) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': Episode 1 teasers
Cultbox(21st) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': Episode 1 spoiler-free review
Den of Geek(20th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day episode 1 spoiler-free review: The New World

South Wales Echo(25th) - Jaci Stephen: What's hot and what's not
Blastr(23rd) - Russell T Davies: Ianto was 'designed to be a cult character'
Blogcritics(16th) - TV Review: Torchwood - Season One
Screened(15th) - It Came from My Instant Queue: In Defense of Torchwood

Passing Mention
Variety(29th) - 'Being Human' adds Lachman to cast
Daily Star(24th) - Russell T Davies in blast at David Cameron
Pink Paper(24th) - Russell T Davies launches scathing attack on Cameron and Clegg
Pink News(23rd) - Russell T Davies: ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil’
Wales Online(23rd) - Torchwood writer Davies attacks 'savage and evil' Cameron and Clegg
Daily Mail(23rd) - 'Cameron and Clegg are evil': Doctor Who screenwriter in scathing attack on Coalition after BBC funding cuts
What's On TV(20th) -Emmerdale's Rik: 'I'd love to play a villain'
Guardian(20th) - My TV hero: Russell T Davies on Paul Abbott

Tuesday 28 June 2011

UK Broadcasting roundup 28th June 2011

Front Row, BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 21st June, ~7:15pm
Russell T Davies discusses making Torchwood for UK and US TV.
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC website.

The OST Show, Resonance FM, Saturday 25th June, 5:00-6:30pm
Composer Dominic Glynn was the guest on this show, chatting about his music and playing extracts from various works including Doctor Who.
Not available for listen again

Breakfast, BBC1, 28th June 2011, ~9:05am
Alex Kingston talks about her play Luise Miller and on being River Song in Doctor Who.
This is available to watch in the UK via the BBC website (27:00) until 5th July.

This Morning, ITV1, Tuesday 28th June, ~10:40am
Phone-in and discussion of Karen Gillan from the recent paper reports.
This is available to watch in the UK via the ITV Player (03:02, 11:38, 01:03:05) until 5th July.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

BBC Press Release: BBC Worldwide and Starz announce Torchwood: Web of Lies

The BBC Press Office has issued a press release for the forthcoming Torchwood: Web of Lies interactive tie-in to Torchwood: Miracle Day:

BBC Worldwide and Starz announce interactive Digital Companion to Torchwood: Miracle Day

BBC Worldwide and Starz announced today the production of an interactive app tied to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app, titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, will feature 10, three-minute motion comic narratives providing clues to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app and first motion comic narrative will be available for download on iTunes prior to the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day - produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, airing this summer in the UK on BBC One and in the U.S. on Starz. Additional narratives and games will be available for download following each week’s broadcast transmission.

Torchwood: Web of Lies is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story. Players will participate in a parallel storyline to Torchwood: Miracle Day that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.

Torchwood: Web of Lies runs alongside weekly premieres of Torchwood: Miracle Day, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes. It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper - a day they've both forgotten. The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), labours to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.

The first narrative and game will be released promotionally and the remaining nine can be purchased inside the app in packs of three, each for 59p. A special bundle for all 10 narratives and game can be purchased for £1.79

Developed by BBC Worldwide Productions and BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, Torchwood: Web of Lies is written by Torchwood: Miracle Day writers Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott. The motion comic and app is published by BBC Worldwide, with Double Barrel (Tron: Legacy, Repo Men, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) producing the motion comic and Powerful Robot (Star Wars, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, Total Drama) producing the app.

Saturday 18 June 2011

UK Broadcasting roundup/coming up (18th June 2011)

Church and Media Conference, Tuesday 14th June, 9:00am
BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen discusses what the BBC is all about, including the future of Doctor Who and Sherlock.
This is available to listen to worldwide from the Conference Audio section (Doctor Who comments at 49:10, 56:30)

BBC Points North, BBC1, 17th June 2011, 6:30pm
A Dalek makes a brief appearance on the show, as part of an article on the studio moves that
are currently taking place in Manchester.
This is available watch in the UK via the BBC iPlayer until 6:59pm 18th June

Danny Baker, BBC Radio 5 Live, Saturday 18th June, ~10:04am
Mark Gatiss chats about the new series of Sherlock, Doctor Who (confirming his episode title as Night Terrors), and the renewed popularity of fantasy on television.
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 1:05:40) until 25th June.

Coming Up

Front Row, BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 21st June, ~7:15pm
Russell T Davies discusses making Torchwood for UK and US TV.
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer after broadcast.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Starz Press Release: Torchwood cast to appear at San Diego Comic Con, 22 July 2011

Starz have issued a press release to announce the cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day are to appear at the San Diego Comic Con, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, on 22nd July.


Cast of Highly Anticipated Series, ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day,’ Including Stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose and Writer Jane Espenson To Appear on Panel at 10am PT/Room 20; Special Advanced Screening of Episode 103 of Series on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm PT in Room 6DE

Liam McIntyre, Star of ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ To Be Introduced to Fans at 5:45pm PT/Room 6BCF Along with Fellow Leads Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law and EP Steven S. DeKnight

For Immediate Release – STARZ will bring the casts of two of its most riveting original series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day” and “Spartacus: Vengeance” to 2011 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd, it was announced today. For “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” set to debut on STARZ, Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT, the panel will feature: Torchwood alum John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and new headliners Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Ester Drummand), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger) and writer Jane Espenson. Highlights of the “Spartacus: Vengeance” panel (slated to premiere on STARZ in 2012) will include fans’ first-ever opportunity to meet the new Spartacus, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), along with stars Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Katrina Law (Mira) and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight.

On Thursday, July 21 at 9:30pm PT, the eve of the panels, STARZ will screen a never-before-seen “Torchwood: Miracle Day” episode entitled “Night of Dead” in room 6DE. This episode premieres on STARZ the following day, Friday, July 22 at 10pm ET/PT.

About “Torchwood: Miracle Day”: Premiering July 8 at 10pm ET/PT

Imagine a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging. They get hurt and sick but they never die. This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide. The new series, premiering on STARZ on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT, features Torchwood alumni John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman. Special guest starring actors in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman). The 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer). The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner. “Torchwood: Miracle Day” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.

About “Spartacus: Vengeance” (Premiering 2012)

From the time “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” debuted on Starz in January 2010, it established itself as an epic production with rich storytelling and visuals unlike anything seen previously on any TV show. Also starring John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Doctore, Manu Bennett as Crixus and Viva Bianca as Ilythia, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was one of the most talked-about and best-loved TV shows of 2010. Season two of the series finds Spartacus and his fellow gladiators now out of Capua and engaged in the massive slave rebellion against Roman society that has echoed through time. “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the six-part prequel that told the story of the House of Batiatus gladiator school, and the intricate personal, sexual and political maneuverings in Capua five years before “Blood and Sand” was set, debuted in January 2011.

In season two of the popular series, Liam McIntyre takes over the role of the Thracian warrior sold into slavery in the Roman Republic city of Capua – where he rises to become the champion of the city – before leading the slave revolt that ended the first season. The part was played in the first season by acclaimed Andy Whitfield, who was forced to leave the show due to health issues. “Spartacus: Vengeance” recently began production in New Zealand.

Media Links: Collider, Comic Book Resources, End of Show, Examiner, Gather, Monsters & Critics, TVByTheNumbers

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Article roundup 10th-14th June 2011

After all the fun of previous weekends, things were somewhat quieter this time, though the US, Canada and Australia finally caught up with A Good Man Goes To War. The winner of the Where's My TARDIS? competition was also announced at the weekend.

Series Coverage
About(13th) - Doctor Who Renewed for Season 7
Guardian(13th) - Digital economy or bust: the story of a new media startup – part 22
Coventry Telegraph(12th) - Doctor Who's Baby Blues
Geeks of Doom(11th) - Matt Smith Returning In Series 7 Of ‘Doctor Who’; Plus Captain Jack and River Song Rumors!
Unreality TV(11th) - Arthur Darvill is ‘excited’ about second half of Doctor Who series
Access Hollywood(10th) - More New "Who" on the way

The Almost People/A Good Man Goes To War
Big Shiny Robot(13th) - REVIEW: Doctor Who 6.7
Hollywood(13th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Recap: A Good Man Goes To War
Newsarama(13th) - Post Game TV Recap: DOCTOR WHO S6E7: A Good Man Goes To War
Poptimal(13th) - Doctor Who Review: A Good Man Goes to War
Daemon's TV(13th) - DOCTOR WHO “A Good Man Goes To War” Review
Buzz Focus(13th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Episode 6.7 Review – ‘A Good Man Goes To War’
Mirror(13th) - Win with Shelley Vision
Examiner(12th) - 'Doctor Who' recap/review: ‘A Good Man Goes To War’, episode 6.7
Minot Daily News(12th) - "Doctor Who"
Crave(12th) - DOCTOR WHO 6.07 'A Good Man Goes to War'
Comic Book Resources(12th) - Doctor Who Season 6: 5 Questions About “A Good Man Goes To War”
AssignmentX(12th) - TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “A Good Man Goes to War”
BuddyTV(12th) - 'Doctor Who' Review: River Song's Identity is Revealed
Screenrant(11th) - Doctor Who: ‘A Good Man Goes to War’ Review & Discussion
io9(11th) - What do Doctor Who and The Dark Knight have in common?
Hitfix(11th) - Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'A Good Man Goes to War': Are you my mommy?
AV Club(11th) - "A Good Man Goes To War"
Wired(11th) - Last Week’s Doctor Who: “The Almost People”
Montreal Gazette(10th) - Saturday Entertainment
South Wales Evening Post(6th) - Dr Who fans see double as Baglan Moors twins get starring roles

ATV Today(13th) - Doctor Who: Season Six (First Half) Ratings Review
SFX(12th) - Doctor Who “A Good Man Goes To War” Final Consolidated Ratings

After Elton(14th) - Interview with Russell T. Davies: The "T" Is for "Television"
Den of Geek(13th) - Brand new promos for Torchwood: Miracle Day

Sarah Jane Adventures
About(13th) - Final Sarah Jane Adventures Will Air in the Fall

Minuteman Press(13th) - The Doctor could find permanent home in Cardiff

Walking Dead(12th) - The Walking Dead Nominated For Awards At This Years Portal Awards
Airlock Alpha(10th) - 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Fringe' Lead 2011 Portal Awards
Oldham Evening Chronicle(13th) - Actor Bernard gobsmacked
Bearsden Herald(14th) - Actor Cribbins 'gobsmacked' by OBE
Manchester Evening News(11th) - Birthday honours: Pride of the north west make a date with the Queen
Telegraph(11th) - Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: list in full
Get Surrey(10th) - Surrey residents given royal recognition

BBC America(14th) - Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Arthur Darvill Teases ‘Dr. Faustus’ Role
Standard(14th) - The Felicity Jones phenomenon continues in Luise Miller
Guardian(13th) - What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips (Alex Kingston)
Observer(12th) - Alex Kingston: 'I feel quite motherly towards Matt Smith'
Daily Record(12th) - Scottish Fashion Awards: Four style icons revealed ahead of big night

Border Counties Advertizer(14th) - Local actor pays tribute to Rainbow's Zippy
Geeks of Doom(13th) - RIP Roy Skelton – Voice Of The Daleks From Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Has Died

Saffron Walden Reporter(14th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who - Ghost Light
The Trades(11th) - DVD Review: Doctor Who, "Time and the Rani"
DVD Talk(10th) - Doctor Who: Frontios
IGN(10th) - Doctor Who Escapes the Talons

The List(14th) - Robots Live! brings Robot Wars and a robotic football squad to Edinburgh
Bradford Telegraph and Argus(14th) - Bronte village goes back to the swinging 60s
Digital Spy(14th) - 'Doctor Who' Tardis bus shelter stolen from teenager
io9(13th) - Little girl’s TARDIS stolen from her front yard
Shadowlocked(13th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Love & Monsters
Bleeding Cool(13th) - Look! It Moves! #104 by Adi Tantimedh: The Magpie Ways Of Doctor Who
USA Today(13th) - Browse through an impressive 'Doctor Who' sketchbook
Moviefone(13th) - Nursery School Kid Performs Doctor Who Monologue (VIDEO)
Anglotopia(12th) - Doctor Who: Cute Video – Kindergartner Performs Matt Smith’s Speech from The Pandorica Opens
AV Club(12th) - "Tomb of the Cybermen"
South Wales Argus(12th) - Newport man's Tardis shed up for UK award
Wales on Sunday(12th) - Shed just like Tardis - but only on the outside
SFX(11th) - Top 33 SF Hitchcocks (Mark Gatiss, Derrick Sherwin, Philip Hinchcliffe)

Related Items
Financial Times [registration](13th) - BBC TV Centre goes up for sale
Hollywood Reporter(13th) - BBC Worldwide's Vlad Wolynetz Joins Cineflix Studios
Telegraph(12th) - TV drama is the new literature, says Salman Rushdie

Passing Mention
Norwich Evening News(13th) - Thank heavens for Aylsham Festival’s success
Independent(12th) - Underground, overground: The return of the Wombles
CPI Financial(12th) - Attack of the Cybermen
File Today(12th) - Step back in time at Tentsmuir
My SanAntonio(12th) - Jeanne Jakle: NESA grad is making friends in Hollywood

Saturday 11 June 2011

UK Radio Broadcasting roundup w/e 11th June 2011

Shelagh Fogarty, BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday 8th June, ~1:50pm
Entertainment correspondent Colin Patterson speculates on what might be happening to Doctor Who over the next couple of years.
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 1:53:30) until 15th June.

Bob Fischer, BBC Radio Tees, Wednesday 8th June, ~9:25pm
Actor Shane Rimmer discusses working on The Gunfighter and his experience with William Hartnell!
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 1:26:12) until 15th June.

Last Word, BBC Radio 4, Friday 10th June, ~4:13pm
"Roy Skelton, the man who provided the voices for the Daleks and the children's TV characters George and Zippy. Elvis McGonagall pays homage in verse.."
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 13:52).

Bob Fischer, BBC Radio Tees, Friday 10th June, ~9:10pm
Bob Fischer talks to director Graeme Harper on his early acting career, directing Doctor Who, and Stanley Kubrick!
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 1:10:50) until 17th June.

Danny Baker, BBC Radio 5 Live, Saturday 11th June, ~10:58am
Richard from Norfolk provides an anecdote about Russell T Davies.
This is available to listen to worldwide via the BBC iplayer (from 1:58:05) until 18th June.

(additional reporting thanks to the BBC Local Radio Forum - if you know of any other broadcasts please do let us know!)

Friday 10 June 2011

Article roundup 7th-10th June 2011

Media coverage/speculation continues apace over the future plans for Doctor Who. Meanwhile, new Torchwood clips with character videos and interviews with the cast keeps the interest in that series too. And sadly the voice of the Daleks, Roy Skelton, died on Wednesday.

Future Episodes Coverage
TG Daily(9th) - Matt Smith will be our Doctor for at least one more season
InTheNews(9th) - Matt Smith signs up for another series of Doctor Who
Daemon's TV(9th) - DOCTOR WHO Season 7 Announced with Matt Smith Returning
Crave(8th) - Matt Smith Signs On For Another Season of 'Doctor Who'
Examiner(8th) - Doctor Who news: BBC confirms a 7th season with Matt Smith returning
Suite101(8th) - BBC Denies 'Doctor Who' Rumors and Promises More Episodes in 2012
SFX(8th) - Doctor Who Series Seven Scheduling: Steven Moffat Speaks
SFX(8th) - Doctor Who Series Seven* Confirmed
BBC News(8th) - Matt Smith to return for new Doctor Who serie
Screen Rant(8th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Renewed For Season 7, Matt Smith Returning
CBC(8th) - Matt Smith back for more Doctor Who
NME(8th) - 'Doctor Who' to return for new series in 2012
io9(8th) - Doctor Who
Bleeding Cool(8th) - Doctor Who Season Seven: The Kerfuffle Part Two
The Sun(8th) - BBC Dr Who crisis as show turns 50
Monsters & Critics(8th) - Matt Smith signs on to star in new series of Doctor Who
IGN(7th) - Doctor Who: Season 6 Speculation
Zap2It(7th) - 'Doctor Who' renewed for 14-episode Season 7, Matt Smith confirmed for Doctor [Updated]
Gather(7th) - 'Doctor Who' renewed for season 7: Will Matt Smith return as The Doctor?
Cultbox(7th) - 'Doctor Who': Series 7 commissioned, starring Matt Smith - Matt Smith Remains Doctor Who For Another Season
Bleeding Cool(7th) - Doctor Who Kerfuffle Over Series Seven
Blastr(7th) - Matt Smith DEFINITELY coming back next year as Doctor Who
Music Rooms(7th) - Matt Smith signs deal for third Doctor Who series
Escapist(7th) - BBC Confirms Matt Smith For Another Doctor Who Season
Cinema Blend(7th) - Matt Smith Returns In 14 New Episodes Of Doctor Who
UGO(7th) - Doctor Who Renewed for Seventh Season
STV(7th) - Matt Smith confirmed for next season of Doctor Who
Comic Book Resources(7th) - It’s Official: Matt Smith Returning For Another Season Of Doctor Who

Series Coverage
SFX(10th) - Doctor Who Series 6.2 (Very Short) Teaser
Blastr(9th) - See the 1st bone-chill​ing teaser from Doctor Who's fall return
BBC America(9th) - Will Captain Jack Harkness Revisit ‘Doctor Who’?
Escapist(9th) - Captain Jack Eager to Return to Doctor Who
This is Fake DIY(9th) - John Barrowman: Captain Jack Return ‘Already Discussed’
Gigwise(9th) - John Barrowman Wants Doctor Who Return
ATV Today(9th) - John Barrowman open to Doctor Who return
The Sun(9th) - John on for Doctor Who
Blastr(8th) - John Barrowman's return to Doctor Who has 'already been discussed'
The List(8th) - John Barrowman eyes Doctor Who return
Zap2It(7th) - 'Doctor Who': John Barrowman on 'Torchwood's' Captain Jack staging a possible return
Cultbox(8th) - 'Doctor Who': Which 'A Good Man Goes To War' guest character would you like to return?
Bang Showbiz(7th) - Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat gets death threat
Cultbox(7th) - 'Doctor Who': What's still to come from the Series 6 trailers?
Blogcritics(7th) - TV Review: Doctor Who - Series Six, Part One

A Good Man Goes To War
Collective Review(10th) - Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 7 - A Good Man Goes To War - A Review
Belfast Telegraph(8th) - Doctor Who series 6 blog: A Good Man goes to War
Cultbox(8th) - 'Doctor Who': BBC America Series 6 Episode 7 trailer
Cultbox(6th) - 'Doctor Who': What did you think of 'A Good Man Goes To War'?

Blastr(9th) - 5 disturbing clips introduce Torchwood: Miracle Day's characters
Comic Book Resources(9th) - Cast Of Torchwood: Miracle Day Introduced In Six Dramatic Videos
Queerty(9th) - How Much Gay Will Make It Into Torchwood: Miracle Day?
After Elton(9th) - On the Set of "Torchwood: Miracle Day" With Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Bill Pullman
io9(9th) - Lots more videos for Torchwood: Miracle Day
Examiner(8th) - ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Character featurettes: Trust no one, watch all 6 here - Exclusive Torchwood Video: Meet Bad Girl Jilly
Gather(8th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' spoilers: Former CIA Rex Matheson knows the truth
TV Guide(8th) - Torchwood Exclusive Video: Rex Matheson Finds Miracle Day a Pain (Rex Matheson)
UGO(8th) - Watch Three Creepy New Torchwood: Miracle Day Character Videos
TV Latest(8th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day - Meet the Cast (video)
Comic Book Movie(8th) - Torchwood Miracle Day Character Videos
USA Today(8th) - Exclusive: 'Torchwood' character discusses 'Miracle Day'
After Elton(8th) - Captain Jack About Ready To Hyperventilate
Entertainment Weekly(8th) - 'Torchwood' teaser: What does Miracle Day mean? -- VIDEO (Oswald Danes)
io9(8th) - New Torchwood featurette reveals Captain Jack Harkness’ greatest mistake
New York Magazine(8th) - Get an Advance Peek at Torchwood: Miracle Day (Gwen Cooper)
Seattle PI(8th) - Torchwood Exclusive Video: Rex Matheson Finds Miracle Day a Pain
io9(8th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day
UGO(7th) - Torchwood Creator Spoils 'Miracle Day' Bombshell: What a Twist!
This is Fake DIY(7th) - Torchwood: Could Captain Jack Be Killed Off?
Cultbox(7th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day': Episode 1 images revealed
AOLTV(6th) - 'Torchwood' Creator Russell T Davies on Captain Jack's Dangerous Secret and Much More

Guardian(8th) - The Crash of the Elysium: Punchdrunk children only
The Stage(8th) - Punchdrunk to stage Doctor Who-themed children’s show
The Drum(8th) - MediaCity UK set to host Doctor Who stage play as part of Manchester International Festival

Western Mail(10th) - Meet the woman who's dressed the stars of Torchwood and Merlin (Angharad Gamble)
BBC News(10th) - Arthur Darvill goes from Doctor Who to Doctor Faustus
BBC America(9th) - Things Matt Smith Digs: His iPhone, Stieg Larsson and Football
Cosmetic Dentistry(9th) - Dr Who’s Sidekick reveals how she got the Smile Factor
Telegraph(9th) - Karen Gillan: She wears it well
Liverpool Echo(9th) - Liverpool-born movie star David Morrissey gives masterclass at Huyton school
BBC News(8th) - David Morrissey masterclass for Huyton pupils
The Sun(8th) - Stars Glam It Up (Karen Gillan)
The Sun(8th) - David Tennant in Doctor Boo!
TV Overmind(8th) - Former Doctor Who David Tennant "Minimized" In Fright Night? Hell No!
Jewish Chronicle(10th) - Review: Much Ado About Nothing
The Stage(8th) - Spoiler alerts (and spoiling for a fight) (Much Ado)
New York Times(7th) - Divergent Takes on ‘Much Ado’

Ealing Gazette(9th) - Doctor Who actress's post-humous gift to Southall (Elisabeth Sladen)
Wired(10th) - Doctor Who Voice Actor Roy Skelton Dead at 79
Sabotage Times(10th) - RIP Roy Skelton: Zippy On Nottingham Forest, Cloughie And His Mourinho Sized-Gob
Belfast Telegraph(9th) - Voice of Daleks, George and Zippy dies
Radio New Zealand(9th) - British actor and singer Roy Skelton, who provided the voice of the Daleks for television's Dr Who series, has died aged 79.
TVNZ(9th) - Voice of Daleks dies
Daily Mail(9th) - Voice of Rainbow's George and Zippy - as well as Doctor Who's foes the Daleks - dies
BBC Radio 5(8th) - Radio 5 live remembers actor Roy Skelton
BBC News(8th) - Roy Skelton's Zippy and George on Rainbow
Gigwise(8th) - Roy Skelton, Voice Of Rainbow's Zippy And Doctor Who Daleks, Dies
Manchester Evening News(8th) - Actor Roy Skelton - voice of Zippy, George and the Daleks - dies at 79
Telegraph(8th) - Roy Skelton
Guardian(8th) - Voice of Zippy and the Daleks Roy Skelton dies
The List(8th) - Dalek voice actor Roy Skelton dies
Bleeding Cool(8th) - Roy Skelton, The Voice Of Daleks, Cybermen, Zippy And George, Has Died
BBC America(8th) - A Tribute To Roy Skelton: Dalek, Cyberman, Zippy
Metro(8th) - Roy Skelton's best moments: From Daleks to Zippy and George
Metro(8th) - Roy Skelton, voice of the Daleks and Rainbow's Zippy and George, dies
Guardian(7th) - Donald Hewlett obituary

MSN(10th) - Bag your very own dalek
TVShowsOnDVD(10th) - Doctor Who - Bigger Box Art, Finalized Bonus List for 'Talons of Weng-Chiang: Special Edition'
Media Connection(9th) - Bif Bang Pow! Unveils Exclusives
Popmatters(9th) - Faith Keeps them Safe in 'Doctor Who: Snakedance'
TVShowsOnDVD(8th) - Doctor Who - 'Story #091: Talons of Weng-Chiang: Special Edition' DVD Announced

Anglotopia(10th) - Doctor Whooligan: Season Seven News, Roy Skelton Dies, Torchwood Books & News
Blastr(9th) - 3 fun pics of sci-fi actors playing with their own action figures
SFFanz(9th) - Sir Julius Vogel Award Results - 2011 (BrokenSea Audio Productions)
Norwich Evening News(9th) - Dalek delivers much-needed new chairs to Norwich hospice
Northern Rivers Echo [AU](9th) - If you blinked, you've missed it
io9(8th) - 10 stories about people being used as drugs
Shadowlocked(7th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: The Idiot's Lantern
Shadowlocked(10th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: The Impossible Planet

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Fearnet(9th) - Coming Soon to FEARnet -- the U.S. Premiere of 'Girl Number 9'
SFX(7th) - PURE GOLDER The Beautiful Game

Passing Mention
Den of Geek(9th) - What is happening with Star Wars live-action series?
Guardian(8th) - Young-English-player tax; and dog gone Donny
Edinburgh Evening News(7th) - Tour takes the biscuit (Karen Gillan/oatcakes)

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Article roundup 4th-7th June 2011

After some insanerer media shenanigans the BBC have announced that Matt Smith will be staying in the role of the Doctor and that another 14 episodes are commissioned! Meanwhile, this current series saw the mid-series finale generating a fair bit of interest, whilst the US, Canada and Australia caught up with The Almost People. A new interactive experience pops up in the form of The Crash of the Elysium. And Much Ado reviews continue apace!

A Good Man Goes To War
TV Pixie(7th) - Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes To War
Den of Geek(6th) - Was the Doctor Who mid-season finale a true game changer?
TG Daily(6th) - On the heights and depths in Doctor Who
Geeks(6th) - Doctor Who mid-season finale
Independent(6th) - Review of Doctor Who ‘A Good Man Goes To War’
Starpulse(5th) - Doctor Who ’A Good Man Goes To War’ Episode 7 Recap June 4
The Faster Times(5th) - Doctor Who Recap (Series 6, episode 7): A Good Man Goes To War
flick filosopher(5th) - ‘Doctor Who’ blogging: “A Good Man Goes to War”
TV Overmind(5th) - Steven Moffat Receives Death Threats Over Doctor Who Episode
Bleeding Cool(5th) - Steven Moffat Jokes About The Reception To Last Night’s Doctor Who
Metro(5th) - Doctor Who a hit on Twitter as Steven Moffat reveals River Song's identity
Telegraph(5th) - Doctor Who: final episode, BBC One, review
Monsters & Critics(5th) - Doctor Who Recap - 'A Good Man Goes To War'
Shropshire Star(4th) - Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War review
Bleeding Cool(4th) - Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War
This is Fake DIY(4th) - A Good Man Goes To War
Metro(4th) - Doctor Who: A good man goes to... where?
Cultbox(4th) - 'Doctor Who': 'A Good Man Goes To War' review
Den of Geek(4th) - Doctor Who series 6 episode 7 review: A Good Man Goes To War: mid-series finale
Telegraph(4th) - Doctor Who, episode 7: A Good Man Goes to War, review
Guardian(4th) - Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War – series 32, episode 7
Holy Moly!(4th) - Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes To War
On The Box(4th) - OTB Speaks To Doctor Who Guest Star Charlie Baker
Telegraph(4th) - Doctor Who, A Good Man Goes to War: preview
Blastr(3rd) - River Song hints at Doctor Who's darkest hour in 2 new preview clips
Cultbox(3rd) - Christina Chong ('Doctor Who') interview

The Almost People
Geeks of Doom(7th) - The Doctor Who TARDISblend 28: The Almost People
Newsarama(6th) - Post Game TV Recap: DOCTOR WHO S6E6 "The Almost People"
Hollywood(6th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Recap: The Almost People
Poptimal(6th) - Doctor Who Review: Epic Story, But Can We Get a Budget Raise for the CGI?
Examiner(5th) - Doctor Who recap/review: ‘The Almost People’, episode 6.6
Comic Book Resources(5th) - Doctor Who Season 6: 5 Questions About “The Almost People”
AssignmentX(5th) - TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Almost People”
io9(4th) - Doctor Who lectures us for two episodes, then throws it all away
IGN(4th) - Doctor Who - "A Good Man Goes to War" Review
Victoria Times Colonist(4th) - What'll it be: Dr. Who or Canucks game 2?
Vancouver Sun(4th) - Doctor who defies the odds
Montreal Gazette(3rd) - TV Saturday/Sunday: Resurrected Doctor has good prognosis

Series Coverage
STV(7th) - Matt Smith confirmed for next season of Doctor Who
io9(7th) - Yes! Matt Smith is officially back for another season of Doctor Who.
Comic Book Resources(7th) - It’s Official: Matt Smith Returning For Another Season Of Doctor Who
Guardian(7th) - Doctor Who: 14 new episodes but scheduling remains unclear
All Media NY(7th) - Who Saves The Doctor?
BBC America(7th) - Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Matt Smith Reveals His L.A. Ambitions
The List(7th) - Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat gets death threat
SFX(6th) - BLOG The Doctor Has Never Felt Better
io9(6th) - What sort of hat would an evil Doctor wear? Matt Smith explains!
ATV Today(6th) - Doctor Who: Season Six (First Half) Review
Den of Geek(6th) - Doctor Who series 6: the loose threads still to resolve
TV Overmind(5th) - Doctor Who Slide-Show: Who's Your Favorite Companion?
News & Star(6th) - Extermination... Retirement
Sunday Mercury(5th) - Tyndale: Dr Who daleks are the worst baddies EVER!
This is Fake DIY(4th) - Was Steven Moffat plotting Doctor Who's mid season finale sixteen years ago?
Wired(4th) - Last Fortnight’s Doctor Who Recap: “The Rebel Flesh”
TV Overmind(4th) - Doctor Who Slide-Show: The History of River Song
Cultbox(3rd) - 'Doctor Who': Which episode of Series 6 is your favourite so far?

SFX(5th) - Doctor Who “A Good Man Goes To War” Overnight Ratings

Blastr(7th) - SPOILER: Torchwood team to face a major change in Miracle Day
Comic Book Movie(7th) - Torchwood Miracle Day Huge Spoiler
Digital Spy(7th) - 'Torchwood' creator reveals Captain Jack twist
Contact Music(6th) - California Film Commission Selects Films To Receive Tax Credits
Variety(6th) - California hands out credits
Daily Blam(5th) - Eliza Dushku signed on for roles on White Collar and Torchwood: Web of Lies
Examiner(4th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day: Eliza Dushku + Torchwood + Jane Espenson = awesome
Cultbox(4th) - More 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' cast promo images revealed
Cultbox(3rd) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' first look: More new pics revealed
Hollywood Reporter(3rd) - 'Torchwood' Adds Eliza Dushku
BoomTron(3rd) - Eliza Dushku Carries Animated Torchwood

Sarah Jane Adventures
Blastr(7th) - REVEALED: More info on those final 5 Sarah Jane Adventures episodes
ATV Today(4th) - Final Sarah Jane Adventures Titles Announced

What's On Stage(7th) - Punchdrunk Create Doctor Who Show with Moffat
Manchester Evening News(7th) - Doctor Who adventure set for Manchester International Festival
BBC News(7th) - Doctor Who theme for 'immersive' theatre show

SFX(6th) - Fright Night – New Trailer: Finally Some Decent David Tennant Footage
Screen Junkies(6th) - New ‘Fright Night 3D’ Trailer: Now With 100% More David Tennant
Blastr(6th) - David Tennant OWNS the spooky new Fright Night trailer
Adweek(6th) - Information Diet: Matt Smith
Standard(6th) - Who's clothes does Daisy Lowe like best?
Monsters & Critics(6th) - Daisy Lowe likes wearing her boyfriend`s clothes
Monsters & Critics(6th) - Matt Smith plans trip to Hollywood to pursue movie career
Contact Music(5th) - Matt Smith - Matt Smith Is Heading To Hollywood
Mirror(4th) - Doctor Who goes to Hollywood - Matt Smith reveals his career plans
Telegraph(6th) - David Tennant proves too daunting an adversary for Sir Jonathan Miller
Londonist(6th) - Much Ado About Nothing @ Wyndhams Theatre: How To Get Tickets
Independent(5th) - Much Ado About Nothing
Observer(5th) - Much Ado About Nothing – review
Telegraph(4th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate make a classic double act
Mirror(2nd) - David Tennant is a comic tour de force in brilliant Much Ado About Nothing adaptation
Metro(2nd) - David Tennant to be corrupt wedding planner in Sky Atlantic's This Is Jinsy

TVShowsOnDVD(3rd) - Tweets Announce that Animation will Re-Create Missing Episodes of 'Story #008: The Reign of Terror'

flick filosopher(7th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: 50th anniversary ideas, please...
Guardian(7th) - Fiver Letters
Salt Lake Tribune(6th) -
Did the Mountain West Conference rip off 'Doctor Who' for its new logo?
Shadowlocked(6th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Rise of the Cybermen
The Leader(6th) - Comic Con fans marvel as they meet their sci-fi heroes in Wrexham
A.V. Club(5th) - "An Unearthly Child"
Wiltshire Gazette and Herald(5th) - Chippenham pupil boxes clever
Wired(5th) - The Doctor Looks Great in Anime
Anime News Network(5th) - Daily Video: Fan-Made Anime-Inspired Dr. Who Finished
io9(4th) - You too can own a Dalek for $5000
York Press(4th) - Space theme to this year’s York Carnival (followup)
Cultbox(3rd) - 'Doctor Who': 'Script To Screen' competition clip
Spalding Guardian(3rd) - Doctor Who dress-a-like meets his idol
Digital Spy(3rd) - 'Doctor Who's best ever cliffhangers: Friday Fiver
Blastr(3rd) - Stunning fan-made anime OWNS Doctor Who: Get the hint, BBC?
SFX(3rd) - Doctor Who “Script To Screen” Video

Related News
BBC News(3rd) - Plea put out for 'lost' TV shows

Passing Mention
Hydrapinion(6th) - So would Dr Who live in 5D?
Guardian(4th) - Populist: The column that's resting with the Daleks