Friday 19 February 2010

UK Television Coverage, w/e 19th February 2010

A collection of Doctor Who related mentions on UK television over the last few days.

BBC Breakfast, BBC1, Sun 14th Feb 2010, ~8:22am
Newspaper discussion, including celebrity endorsement in politics, and the Times article on Doctor Who politics in the 1980s.

Newsnight, BBC2, Mon 15th Feb 2010, ~11:05pm
There was a discussion on the perceived political agenda of Doctor Who during the later 1980s, with former script editor Andrew Cartmel and fan/ex-MP Tim Collins (plus a feature including Terrance Dicks). [Doctor Who News item]
Available on BBC iplayer until 22nd February

Newswipe, BBC4, Tue 16th Feb 2010, ~10:00pm (first broadcast)
A very brief mention of John Barrowman in this edition!
Available on BBC iplayer until 26th February

Blue Peter, BBC1, Wed 17th Feb 2010, ~4:45pm
The results of the competition to design a new TARDIS console for an episode of the series were announced, with the winner chosen by Matt Smith. [Doctor Who News item]
Available on BBC iplayer until 24th February

Homes under the Hammer, BBC1, Fri 19th Feb 2010, ~10:00am
The first property on the show was in Salford, and landed up with several references to Doctor Who as Christopher Eccleston grew up in the area!
Available on BBC iplayer until 26th February

Don't forget, the new trailer for Doctor Who will air early Saturday evening!

Some items to listen out for:
Murder in Samarkand, BBC Radio 4, 20th February, with David Tennant
Of Mice and Men, BBC Radio 4, 7th March, with David Tennant