Thursday 31 March 2011

Article roundup 24th-31st March 2011

Plenty of promotional material over the last week, with a prequel, promotional image, and a full length trailer to get us in the mood for the new series! Meanwhile, Karen Gillan looks forward to a new role ...

Series Coverage
Entertainment Weekly(31st) - 'Doctor Who' first full trailer for new season -- VIDEO
TG Daily(31st) - Another Doctor Who trailer released
Den of Geek(31st) - Did you spot what was hiding in the Doctor Who trailer?
Bleeding Cool(31st) - Doctor Who Trailer Dissected
Escapist(31st) - New Doctor Who Trailer Promises Answers and Disaster
Pittsburgh Post Gazette(31st) - Trailer whets appetite for Doctor Who
io9(30th) - First Full-Length Trailer for Doctor Who Season Six
flick filosopher(30th) - `Doctor Who’ thing of the day: Series 6 full teaser
Babble(30th) - Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Full Length Season 6 Trailer
Crave(30th) - Full Length 'Doctor Who' Season Six Trailer
...ology(30th) - Watch This: 'Doctor Who' Series Six Trailer
Zap2It(30th) - 'Doctor Who' readies for Season 6 and 'Impossible Astronaut' with new promo, pics
Portland Mercuty(30th) - To the TARDIS! There's a New Doctor Who Trailer!
Crikey [AU](30th) - Doctor Who – New Season Trailer
Salt Lake Tribune(30th) - Video proof of "Doctor Who" in Monument Valley
This is Fake DIY(30th) - 5 Things… You Need To Know About Doctor Who Series 6
Comic Book Resources(30th) - New Doctor Who Trailer Is Creepy, Glorious (And Gloriously Creepy)
Digital Spy(30th) - New 'Doctor Who' trailer released online
Digital Spy(30th) - New 'Doctor Who' trailer scene-by-scene
ATV Today(30th) - New Doctor Who Trailer
Blastr(30th) - See the awesome, all-new Doctor Who season 6 promo trailer
seenit(30th) - Doctor Who series six trailer
Cubed3(30th) - Doctor Who Series 6 Discussion
Den of Geek(29th) - Full trailer for Doctor Who series 6
Channel Canada(29th) - SPACE launches new Doctor Who season with the rest of the world, April 23
Digital Journal(29th) - BBC begins promoting new series of Doctor Who
The Sun(31st) - Who is kissing River Song?
ATV Today(30th) - Cult News Wrap; Doctor Who, Merlin and Primeval
Digital Journal(29th) - Doctor Who to be given a wife in new series
SFX(28th) - Doctor Who: Title Of The Neil Gaiman Episode Revealed
TV Overmind(28th) - Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who Episode Details Revealed
UnrealityTV(28th) - Doctor Who – Fourth episode title revealed: The Doctor’s Wife
Digital Spy(28th) - 'Doctor Who' Gaiman ep title revealed
Blastr(28th) - 1st out-of-this-world Doctor Who season premiere promo pic
Geeks of Doom(28th) - New ‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Coming Tomorrow; New Iconic Image Revealed
Comic Book Resources(28th) - Mysterious New Image Debuts For Doctor Who Season Premiere
Den of Geek(27th) - First promo pic from Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut
Monsters & Critics(27th) - Time And Future Dimensions Of ‘Doctor Who’ (VIDEO)
Big Shiny Robot(27th) - PREVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Impossible Astronaut’
SFX(26th) - Doctor Who: Series Six Promotional Image
Cultbox(26th) - 'Doctor Who': Series 6 promo image revealed
Cultbox(26th) - 'EastEnders' star cast in Series 6 of 'Doctor Who'
Music Rooms(26th) - Doctor Who preview airs and Easter premiere announced
TV Overmind(26th) - Doctor Who: Prequel Webisode is Available NOW, Along With New 'Iconic' Image
Digital Spy(26th) - New 'Doctor Who' image released by BBC
Geeks of Doom(26th) - Watch Now: Prequel Teaser Video For ‘Doctor Who’ Series 6!
SFX(25th) - Doctor Who: Prequel To Episode One
Pop Culture Zoo(25th) - New Doctor Who Image Teases New Episode
Blastr(25th) - Watch the chilling new Doctor Who season 6 prequel episode NOW
Comic Book Resources(25th) - ‘Look Behind You’: Creepy Teaser Debuts For Doctor Who
Digital Journal(25th) - BBC premiers first Doctor Who prequel webisode
Comic Book Movie(25th) - New Clip For 'Doctor Who'
Den of Geek(25th) - Prequel clip arrives for Doctor Who series 6
Anglotopia(25th) - Doctor Who: Series 6 Prequel Video Here Now!
Anglotopia(25th) - Doctor Whooligan: News on Torchwood, Season Six
Bleeding Cool(24th) - The Latest Doctor Who Trailers… Are They Haunted?

Daemons TV(30th) - TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY Poster
Kansas City Star(29th) - Pop culture Q&A
World Screen(28th) - New Torchwood Installment to Be Launched at MIPTV
About(28th) - Torchwood Return Set for July 8
Airlock Alpha(27th) - Two Strips Of Latinum: 90 Day Wait for Starz on Netflix
Inside Pulse(27th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day Starts July 8, 2011
TG Daily(26th) - Torchwood returns to television under new management
Mania(25th) - Torchwood Returns with Miracle Day
TV Latest(24th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day has premiere date, streaming delayed
Flickcast(24th) - Starz Sets ‘Torchwood’ US Premiere Date
BSC Review(24th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day Premiere Set and Teaser
Digital Spy(23rd) - Starz confirms US 'Torchwood' air date
Digital Spy(23rd) - A new 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' poster!

Huffington Post(30th) - Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford Dating?
Elle(31st) - Karen steps into the Shrimp's Mini
Express(31st) - Look who's set to play sixties icon Shrimpton
Holy Moly(31st) - The Prime of Miss Jean Shrimpton
STV(31st) - Doctor Who star to play 60s supermodel Jean Shrimpton - Doctor Who's Karen Gillan Lands First Lead Role
UnrealityTV(30th) - Doctor Who star Karen Gillan to play ‘60s model Jean Shrimpton in BBC drama
Cultbox(30th) - Karen Gillan fashion drama is 'a beautiful love story'
Cultbox(30th) - Karen Gillan to star in BBC Four drama 'We’ll Take Manhattan'
Lucire(30th) - Karen Gillan to play 1960s’ supermodel Jean Shrimpton in BBC bio-pic
RTE(30th) - Doctor Who star to play Jean Shrimpton
Daily Mail(30th) - Doctor Who's Karen Gillan to play iconic Sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton in BBC drama
Press Association(30th) - Doctor Who star to play Shrimpton
Telegraph(30th) - Karen Gillan to play Jean Shrimpton in David Bailey biopic
Guardian(30th) - Doctor Who's Karen Gillan to play Jean Shrimpton in BBC4 drama
BBC Press Office(30th) - We'll Take Manhattan: new single drama for BBC Four starring Karen Gillan
BBC News(30th) - Doctor Who star Karen Gillan to play Jean Shrimpton
What's on TV(30th) - Doctor Who star to play Sixties icon in BBC4 drama
Burnley and Pendle Citizen(30th) - Gillan to play role of 'The Shrimp'
Bleeding Cool(29th) - The Doctor’s Daughter Has Had The Doctor’s Daughter
TVShowsOnDVD(29th) - Party Animals - Before Doctor Who, Matt Smith Was in the BBC's Short-Lived Political Drama
Digital Spy(29th) - 'Secret Fortune', 'Tonight's The Night' renewed
World Screen(28th) - BBC One Recommissions Two Saturday Night Formats (Tonight's the Night)
All Media Scotland(28th) - BBC Entertainment Recommissions to Return to Pacific Quay (Tonight's the Night)
Digital Spy(25th) - 'Torchwood' scribe pens extraterrestrial drama (John Shiban)
Pink Paper(25th) - Interview: Andrew Hayden-Smith is grown up, single and returning to your TV
Cultbox(25th) - First look: 'Doctor Who' star Colin Baker in 'Doctors'

Licensing(31st) - BBC Magazines unveils Doctor Who Monster Partwork
Chichester Observer(30th) - AUDIO CD REVIEW: Doctor Who: Demon Quest 4 - Starfall, BBC Audio CD.
Midhurst and Petworth Observer(30th) - AUDIO CD REVIEW: Doctor Who: Demon Quest 3 - A Shard of Ice, BBC Audio CD (and Chichester Observer)
Slashgear(30th) - Knock on Wood stickers for iPhone and more
Anglotopia(29th) - Doctor Who: Doctor Who Comics iPhone and iPad App Released
Daemons Books(28th) - SHADA, Douglas Adams DOCTOR WHO Story, Will Be Novelized
Geeks of Doom(26th) - Geek Gear: The Gallifrey Road
Herts Advertiser(25th) - DVD Review: Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
Escapist(25th) - Upcoming Doctor Who Novel Based on Unfilmed Douglas Adams Episode
About(24th) - Doctor Who Returns (In Novel) (Shada)
IGN(24th) - Doctor Who Awakens

flick filosopher(31st) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: legendary steampunk Dalek
Cultbox(30th) - School kids to write 'Doctor Who' adventure for BBC competition
Hounslow Chronicle(30th) - Dalek to greet shoppers in Hounslow on Saturday
Knox News(30th) - Stories of Local Authors: South Knoxville philosopher’s book about childhood passion
Wired(29th) - Measure Your Child’s Geeky Development With This Awesome Growth Chart
Daily Dust(29th) - Doctor Who makes it big in Farmville
Shadowlocked(24th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Delta and the Bannermen
Shadowlocked(28th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Dragonfire
Shadowlocked(30th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Remembrance of the Daleks
Blog Critics(25th) - Doctor Who: Things That Need To Be Fixed
SFX(25th) - Looney ’Toons (The Infinite Quest)
Total Sci-Fi(25th) - The 100 Greatest Things About Doctor Who: Part Two
The Sun(25th) - Top drawer, Jack
Cultbox(25th) - Our 'Doctor Who Experience' visit
flick filosopher(25th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: TARDIS spotted in Farmville!

Related News
Guardian(25th) - TV's repeat prescription

Passing Mention
Get Wokingham(30th) - Dolphin School pupils raise funds for Comic Relief
FDL(30th) - Japan Nuclear Watch, 3/30: If That’s Not China, We Still Need a Tardis
Stuff(30th) - Toby Robson's Super Rugby Team Talk
Ars Technica(29th) - The Drobo FS in-depth, Part 1: what it is, how it works
TechEye(29th) - Java inventor James Gosling encounters Tardis, joins Google
IT World(28th) - Java creator hangs his shingle at Google
PC World(28th) - Java Founder Gosling Joins Google
The Enquirer(28th) - James Gosling joins Google
IFTN(28th) - Sheehan, Barnes, Hamm & McCormick are 'Killing Bono'
Express(28th) - How Waterloo Road betrays our children
Express India(28th) - Holmes Reloaded
Open Press(28th) - - Meet Darth Vader at SciFi Sydney
South Wales Evening Post(28th) - Poet's exhibit will continue at its city location
BBC News(27th) - Artists' fears over Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea
Runcorn & Widnes World(26th) - Runcorn mum donates gift in memory of her son
University of Southampton(25th) - What's inside a Dalek?
Telegraph(25th) - Roger Daltrey performs the Who's Tommy, Royal Albert Hall, review

Screen Junkies(30th) - 10 Funniest Movie Death Scenes
Daily Grind(29th) - House in Hartlepool looks like Tom Baker

Wednesday 30 March 2011

CTV Press Release: SPACE Launches New Doctor Who Season With the Rest of the World, April 23

CTVglobemedia have issued a press release reporting on the Season 6 premiere date for SPACE, Canada's science fiction channel.
SPACE Launches New DOCTOR WHO Season With the Rest of the World, April 23

Trust him, he’s The Doctor. As announced last night on INNERSPACE, DOCTOR WHO returns for another round of heart-pounding adventure with the watch-with-the-world Season 6 premiere Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET, only on SPACE. The recharged DOCTOR WHO series sees the return of Matt Smith as 11th Timelord and Karen Gillan as his feisty partner in time, Amy Pond. Behind the scenes, award-winning writer Steven Moffat, returns as the lead writer and executive producer.

Before the new season takes off, fans can travel back in time and catch up on all their favourite episodes with the DOCTOR WHO marathon. Beginning Thursday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, SPACE transports viewers back in time with the final four DOCTOR WHO specials, starring David Tennant. Then SPACE reboots Season 5 starting Friday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT, leading up to the Season 6 premiere on April 23, followed by the Christmas specials, Sunday, April 24 starting at 12:05 p.m. ET. Viewers can also catch up with The Doctor with encore viewings on

Throughout Season 5 of DOCTOR WHO, critics and die-hard fans raved about the new incarnation of this iconic franchise and new bow-tie-wearing Doctor. Each week, an average of 391,000 viewers were kept on the edge of their seats, often beating out competing Canadian conventional and specialty networks in the timeslot.*

In the two-part Season 6 premiere beginning on April 23, The Doctor, Amy and Rory travel to 1960s America, taking them from the Utah desert to the Oval office. The season was filmed in North America for the first time in series history. Alex Kingston (ER) reprises her role as River Song, while Mark Sheppard (SUPERNATURAL) guest stars as Canton.

For an extra dose of DOCTOR WHO, viewers can check in with genre experts and hosts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry of SPACE original series INNERSPACE for updates, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. DOCTOR WHO is also available on demand at immediately following the television premiere.

SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination ( SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multimedia company.

Source: BBM Canada; Saturday 9p-10p, 4/17/10-7/24/10; P2+ AMA

Tuesday 29 March 2011

BBC Press Release: BBC calls on primary schools to help create new Doctor Who adventure

The BBC Press Office have released information about a new competition which gives a team of UK primary school children the chance to write their own Doctor Who mini-adventure starring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.
BBC calls on primary schools to help create new Doctor Who adventure

To herald the new series of Doctor Who, BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential today announced Script To Screen, an exciting competition that will give one lucky team of school children the chance to write their own Doctor Who mini-adventure starring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.

To win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, school children aged 9 to 11 years will be encouraged to collaborate on a three-minute script that takes the resident Time Lord on a new quest travelling through space and time inside the TARDIS.

The lucky winners will travel to the BBC's studios in Cardiff where they will see their script brought to life by the Doctor Who team and cast, including Matt Smith.

Doctor Who Confidential will also be on hand to take viewers behind the scenes to show how the script gets developed from paper to television screen – from the first script meeting, a cast read-through, on-set filming... all the way to the final edit.

Saul Nassé, Controller of BBC Learning, said: "Doctor Who is loved by children across the UK, and I can think of no better programme to inspire the next generation of story tellers.

"The Script to Screen competition is a fantastic way for children to learn new writing skills, whether or not they are winners. We are delighted that the stellar cast and crew of Doctor Who are on board for this journey of learning through time and space."

Children can be as creative and imaginative as they like in order to put together a story that's filled with all the excitement and adventure of the popular BBC One sci-fi drama.

The action-packed script must feature Matt Smith and can include one of four fearsome monsters/aliens from the show: Ood, Judoon, Cyberman or Weeping Angel, as well as a brand new human character to test the wits of the Doctor.

Tailored learning resources will be available on the BBC Learning website to help guide teachers and pupils through the process.

BAFTA winner and head writer at Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, will also offer his expert advice and helpful tips on how to pull together a stand-out script with memorable characters.

Steven Moffat said: "Doctor Who made me want to write. It made me fall in love in television, script-writing and storytelling, and led me by the hand to the best job in the world. It also made me want to defend the Earth from aliens but that hasn't come up so often.

"I know the power this show has to set young imaginations alight, because I've lived it, so I'm incredibly excited to be involved in this project. Plus it's never too early to start looking for your replacement."

The winning script will be chosen by Steven Moffat, Saul Nassé and executive producers of Doctor Who, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

Full details of how to enter the competition are available on

Downloadable BBC Learning resources will be available from 23 April 2011 and the closing date for entries Monday 13 June 2011.

Friday 25 March 2011

BBC Worldwide Press Release: John Barrowman and Bill Pullman to launch - Torchwood: Miracle Day at MIPTV 2011

BBC Worldwide have issued a press release reported on an appearance by two lead actors from Torchwood: Miracle Day at the Cannes Film Festival to promote the show, namely John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes).

Photo of John Barrowman and Bill Pullman courtesy of
John Barrowman and Bill Pullman to launch Torchwood: Miracle Day at MIPTV 2011

John Barrowman and Bill Pullman will be heading to Cannes to promote the new series of hit sci-fi drama Torchwood at MIPTV 2011.

The fourth instalment, titled Torchwood: Miracle Day, is distributed by BBC Worldwide, and will be launched to buyers on Monday 4th April with the two stars attending the event alongside executive producer Julie Gardner.

Barrowman returns to lead the cast in his iconic role as Captain Jack Harkness, and is joined in the new series by film star Pullman, whose credits include Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping and Lost Highway.

Julie Gardner, Senior Vice President, Scripted, BBC Worldwide Productions, has worked on all four series of Torchwood, and her other credits include Life on Mars, Doctor Who and Casanova.

Her producing partner is Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies, who has scripted Miracle Day with an A-list team of writers including John Shiban (Breaking Bad, The X-Files), Doris Egan (House) and Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer).

Torchwood: Miracle Day is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz Entertainment, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.

Featuring locations in the US and around the world, the plot sees a C.I.A operative (played by ER’s Mekhi Phifer) join forces with the team to investigate a global conspiracy that has put an end to human death, causing a population boom and resource crisis.

Pullman plays Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution, and Eve Myles reprises her role as Gwen Cooper.

Steve Macallister, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, commented, "We’re thrilled to have John Barrowman and Bill Pullman with us at MIPTV.

The fact that Torchwood: Miracle Day is able to attract such a high-calibre, international cast reflects the quality of the production – so it’s sure to prove popular with buyers again, along with the rest of our exciting drama slate."

In addition to Torchwood: Miracle Day, BBC Worldwide will also be presenting popular returning series Doctor Who (S6), the critically-acclaimed Luther (S2), series three of Being Erica, Primeval (S4&5), and the second series of the BAFTA winning Misfits.

New dramas on this year’s MIPTV slate include ratings hit Upstairs Downstairs, which has already been re-commissioned for an extended second series; South Riding, starring David Morrissey and Anna Maxwell Martin; an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, The Night Watch; star-studded sci-fi series Outcasts; and the Will Young-starring supernatural thriller Bedlam.

BBC Worldwide MIPCOM Stand G3.4

Shows on offer:
Torchwood: Miracle Day (10 x 50’) HD – Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and Starz Entertainment
Doctor Who series 6 (13 x 45’ & 1 x 60’ Special) HD – A BBC production
Luther series 2 (4 x 50’ or 2 x 100’) HD – A BBC/BBC America co-production
Being Erica series 3 (13 x 45') HD – A Temple Street production for CBC
Primeval series 4 (7 x 50’) HD – An Impossible Pictures, ProSieben and Ingenious Broadcasting co-production for ITV/BBC Worldwide in association with WATCH and BBC America
Misfits series 2 (6 x 50’ plus 1 x 50’ special) HD – A Clerkenwell production for E4
Upstairs Downstairs (3 x 50') HD – A BBC/Masterpiece PBS co-production
South Riding (3 x 50’) HD – A BBC production
The Night Watch (1 x 90’) HD – A BBC production
Outcasts (8 x 50’) HD – A Kudos Film & Television/BBC America co-production
Bedlam (6 x 50') HD – A Red production for Sky Living HD

Media Coverage:
Virtual Press Office(25th) - John Barrowman and Bill Pullman to launch Torchwood: Miracle Day at MIPTV 2011

PR Newswire(22nd) - A Star-Studded Lineup for MIPTV 2011
MIPTV(21st) - A Star-Studded Lineup for MIPTV 2011

Thursday 24 March 2011

Article roundup 20th-24th March 2011

Quite a busy few days, with both a Doctor Who Series 6 Teaser (two of them to see on TV!), and Starz revealing Torchwood's Miracle Day premier as 8th July. And amidst the recent novelisation re-releases, a previously un-novelised story Shada will see print.

Series Coverage
CBBC(24th) - New Doctor Who teaser trailer released
Blastr(24th) - BBC alternate season 6 promo reveals Doctor Who big bad easter egg
Den of Geek(24th) - Why you should watch the Doctor Who series 6 teaser closely
Digital Spy(24th) - BBC premieres new 'Doctor Who' trailer
Pop Culture Zoo(23rd) - Two New Doctor Who Teasers
Blastr(23rd) - Watch 2 new spacey, super cool Doctor Who season 6 teasers
Comic Book Movie(23rd) - DR WHO Season Six Teaser/Prequel Trailers Online!
Den of Geek(23rd) - Brand new teaser trailer for Doctor Who series 6
TV Overmind(23rd) - Doctor Who: Series Six Prequel Webisode To Premiere Soon
Cultbox(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' prequel details announced
Digital Spy(23rd) - Neil Gaiman 'happy with Who episode'
Cultbox(23rd) - Neil Gaiman 'impressed' by finished 'Doctor Who' episode
Screen Rant(22nd) - ‘Doctor Who’ Season 6 to Premiere In US & UK on Same Day
The List(22nd) - Michael Sheen to guest star in Doctor Who
Den of Geek(22nd) - Michael Sheen joins Doctor Who series 6
The Sun(21st) - New Sheen to Doctor Who
Digital Spy(21st) - Michael Sheen confirmed for 'Doctor Who'

Cultbox(24th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' US premiere date and poster revealed
CinemaSpy(24th) - Starz Announces 'Torchwood' Premiere Date, Releases Poster
Monsters & Critics(24th) - Starz set air-date for ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’
BBC America(23rd) - ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Has a Poster and a Premiere Date
Airlock Alpha(23rd) - Starz Announces 'Torchwood' Airdate, BBC Remains Quiet
Big Shiny Robot(23rd) - Torchwood: Miracle Day July 8th! - Starz's Torchwood Gets a Premiere Date
Crave(23rd) - Starz Announces 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' Debut
RedEye(23rd) - Starz sets July 8 premiere for 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'
ATV Today(23rd) - Starz announces Torchwood premier date
Zap2It(23rd) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' gets a premiere date and a pretty cool poster
Comic Book Movie(23rd) - Torchwood: Miracle Day Gets a Premiere Date and Promo Poster!
SFX(23rd) - Torchwood Miracle Day Poster Art Revealed
Blastr(23rd) - Torchwood: Miracle Day gets a premiere date and a killer poster
Gather(23rd) - 'Torchwood': Miracle Day is coming to Starz in July
UPI(23rd) - Pullman, Phifer cast in U.S. 'Torchwood'
TV|Line(23rd) - Exclusive: Torchwood: Miracle Day Premiere Date and Poster Revealed!
PR Newswire(22nd) - A Star-Studded Lineup for MIPTV 2011
MIPTV(21st) - A Star-Studded Lineup for MIPTV 2011

Comic Relief
flick filosopher(21st) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: new Comic Relief mini episode
Den of Geek(20th) - Doctor Who: Space and Time - Red Nose Day 2011 videos

Wales Online(24th) - Doctor Who Tourism lost as Cardiff Bay Exhibition closes
South Wales Echo(23rd) - Time is up for Doctor Who exhibition
Coming Soon(21st) - Wondercon (Doctor Who 3rd April 11:30am)

Press Association(24th) - Catherine joins April Fools gig (Catherine Tate)
Herts Advertiser(23rd) - The man behind the Man of Steel (Paul Cornell)
Digital Spy(23rd) - James Corden welcomes first child
Golden Plec(22nd) - John Barrowman announces Irish double
JohnJohnSaidIt(22nd) - Matt Smith banned from baring all
Independent(21st) - The Weekend's TV: Christopher and His Kind, Sat, BBC2
Cultbox(21st) - 'Christopher And His Kind' director 'would love to work with Smith again'

Economic Voice(21st) - Michael Gough passes away aged 94
About(20th) - Michael Gough, Toymaker and Butler, Is Dead

Cultbox(24th) - 'Doctor Who': Frontios DVD extras revealed
Guardian(24th) - Douglas Adams's Doctor Who story to be novelised
Bookseller(24th) - BBC Books to publish "lost" Adams Doctor Who story
SFX(23rd) - Douglas Adams Doctor Who Story Finally Gets Novelised
Blastr(23rd) - Douglas Adams' incomplete Doctor Who episode finally gets finished
Cultbox(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' novelisation for 'lost serial' Shada
Cultbox(23rd) - 'Doctor Who': Revisitations 2 DVD artwork revealed
Cultbox(23rd) - Classic 'Doctor Who' novels republished with new intros
Cultbox(23rd) - 'Doctor Who': Planet Of The Spiders DVD extras revealed
TV Shows on DVD(23rd) - Doctor Who - The Only Unreleased/Unannounced 5th Doctor (Davison) Story is Now Scheduled for DVD!
TV Shows on DVD(23rd) - Doctor Who - July to Get a Second Classic Who DVD After All: Hartnell's The Gunfighters
BBC America(22nd) - Who’s Day Roundup: ‘Doctor Who’ Comics Released as an App
Media Connection(22nd) - Davros and The Daleks Invade Toy Stores
Airlock Alpha(20th) - Two Strips Of Latinum: 'Doctor Who' Comics Comes To Portable Devices

Guardian(24th) - Six to watch: TV aliens
flick filosopher(24th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: not your typical convention panel
Wigan Today(24th) - Disney classic puts ex-Wigan student in line for award
Den of Geek(23rd) - 10 classic Doctor Who sound designs
flick filosopher(23rd) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: K9 hearts R2
Kent Online(22nd) - Doctor Who fan Steve Clark sues BBC over Davros claim
Escapist(22nd) - Man Sues BBC Claiming Copyright On Doctor Who's Dalek Leader
Blastr(21st) - BBC sued over Doctor Who villain created by 13-year-old in 1972
Chicago Tribune(21st) - Costumes take show by Storm(trooper)
Blastr(21st) - INFOGRAPHIC: Doctor Who's time-traveling TARDIS revealed

Related News
Eagle View(21st) - U.S. vs. U.K. Television Programing
BBC News(21st) - Liverpool special effects company creates TV body parts

Passing Mention
The Sun(24th) - Craig: Reinstate Strictly Dance Off
Guardian(23rd) - Why the 'big society' is frightening the young
CNET(23rd) - Netpulse platform might make gyms more bearable
Shropshire Live(22nd) - Thousands Set To Visit RAF Cosford Shropshire Model Show
TechEye(22nd) - Scientists close to creating time travel
Telegraph [AU](21st) - Large Hadron Collider could unlock secret of time travel
BBC News(21st) - Hobbit filming finally under way

The Spoof(23rd) - BBC rocked as DR WHO 'outed'

BBC America Press Release: April 2011 Highlights

BBC America have released information on forthcoming programmes for April 2011, which also covers the premier of Doctor Who on the 23rd April, plus associated programmes on the show:


Doctor Who is coming to America in a spectacular two-part season premiere on BBC AMERICA. The mysterious time traveler, the Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah - right to the Oval Office in1969. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks about this two-parter penned by ‘Who supremo’ Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and featuring guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica). Also set to return this season, Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward), as the irrepressible River Song. Part One of the Doctor Who premiere event airs Saturday, April 23, 9:00p.m. ET/PT


Countdown to the premiere of season six of Doctor Who with a special look back at all the best places, people and moments from season five. This hour-long special recaps the key happenings from season five and prepares viewers for the highly-anticipated premiere of season six. Doctor Who Rewindpremieres Saturday, April 23, 8p.m. ET/PT


BBC AMERICA takes you behind the scenes of Doctor Who’s dramatic sixth season in this all-new special. Go inside the most highly-anticipated season of Doctor Who yet, with an exclusive look at the making of the season that will leave everyone talking. Doctor Who in America premieres Saturday, April 30, 10p.m. ET/PT

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?

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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