Saturday 17 April 2010

UK Radio/Television Coverage, 14th-17th April 2010

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

Media Coverage

Blue Peter, BBC1, Wednesday 14th April, ~4:35pm
Not a direct Doctor Who reference, but you can see the TARDIS bird feeder spinning away in the background at the start of the show!
Available on BBC iplayer (0:15) until 21st April

Newsnight, BBC2, Wednesday 14th April, ~10:57pm
US political commentator John Gizzi made a comment about the ratings for the forthcoming live election debate between the three main parties: "I expect the ratings will be high, probably exceeding that of when there's a regeneration of a new Doctor Who".
Available on BBC iplayer (27:00) until 21st April

Weatherman Walking, BBC2 Wales, Thursday 15th April, ~7:45pm
3. Quarries and Coves. Derek Brockway treks his way to Trefil, where he visits the famous Hendre Quarry, seen in films and Doctor Who! (Planet of the Ood).
Available on BBC iplayer (19:05) until 22nd April

Have I Got News For You, BBC1, Thursday 15th April, ~9:05pm
Coverage of celebrities endorsing political parties, including David Tennant for Labour (and the Daleks for the Lib-Dems!)
Available on BBC iplayer (5:58) until 22nd April

You Have Been Watching, Channel 4, Thursday 15th April, ~10:05pm
Charlie Brooker and panel discuss Matt Smith's arrival in the TARDIS, last week's episode The Beast Below, sexiness in Doctor Who, and K9!
Available on 4od until 14th May

Breakfast, BBC1, Friday 16th April, ~9:11am
Thursday's show billed a Behind the Scenes feature on Doctor Who for this show, but it seems to have been quietly dropped, probably due to 'volcanic' news! However, a brief allusion to the show was made during a Foyles War item, when Honeysuckle Weeks mentioned Max Brown as having a time machine, and was warned that this type of comment can start rumours!

Breakfast, BBC1, Saturday 17th April, ~8:55am, ~9:45am
Liza Mzimba goes behind the scenes on Victory of the Daleks. (also shown on BBC News)
Available on the BBC News website

The Adventure Games - Trailer, BBC1, Saturday 17th April, ~7:15pm
A trailer for the forthcoming downloadable Doctor Who games.
Available on the BBC Doctor Who website


Doctor Who
1. The Eleventh Hour (SD/HD)
2. The Beast Below (SD/HD)
3. Victory of the Daleks (SD/HD)
Available on BBC iplayer until 3rd July

Doctor Who Confidential, BBC3, Saturday 10th April 2010
3. War Games. Behind-the-scenes series about the making of Doctor Who witnesses the paint job to end all paint jobs as the Daleks come storming back on to British TV.
Available on BBC iplayer (SD/HD) until 25th April

Who and Me, BBC Radio 7, Sunday 11th April, 6:00-6:30pm (repeated at midnight)
4. The Doctor Who producer reflects on major changes in the TV filming process.
Available on BBC iplayer until 25th April

Doctor Who and the Giant Robot, BBC Radio 7, 13-15th April 2010
Tom Baker reads the novelisation of his first adventure, Robot.
iplayer: Episode Six until 20th April
iplayer: Episode Seven until 21st April
iplayer: Episode Eight until 22nd April

Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, BBC Radio 7, 16-17th April 2010
Tom Baker reads the novelisation of his adventure on the planet Karn.
iplayer: Episode One until 23rd April
iplayer: Episode Two until 24th April

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