I wouldn’t let Russell T Davies tie my shoelaces. Read more
What is Doctor Who without hope? Read more
The BBC has done a deal with MSN to make various archive Dr Who stories available to watch online.
Like all major figures involved with Doctor Who, producer Barry Letts seemed to have his own personal anecdote about working on the show, one which got endlessly trotted out to the benign bemusement of fans.
In his case, it was a bizarre story about recieving a letter containing a poem advising him of the proper pronounciation of ‘chitinous’. Yet that, and several other similarly prominent anecdotes about eyepatches and ‘Katy’s fella’, belied the fact he also had a great many fascinating stories to tell about the years he spent working on a fascinating programme, many of them relating to a pivotal moment in television history.
So what links The Sarah Jane Adventures to The One Show? Answer below.
As Dave Golder’s already reported on the SFX website, last night saw the press launch for series three of the excellent Doctor Who spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The opener, ‘Prisoner of the Judoon’, is most notable for Elisabeth Sladen’s truly brilliant, and slightly bonkers, performance as an evil Sarah Jane. It’s a two-parter packed with thrills and gags, although, as Dave points out in his piece, the Chandra parents do come across as superfluous to the action… but they are nicely played. Read more
Friday, August 21, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
The BBC has released the first image from the upcoming Doctor Who cartoon. Read more
So, in this month’s Doctor Who Magazine (out about now, so pester your newsagent), I have a 10-page feature wherein I try to discover if Doctor Who is actually good television.
Now, to be honest, this is more a conceit to talk to a range of TV experts who haven’t ever really gone on the record with their views about the series, so I hope there is some fresh opinion within.
When I submitted the piece, I also filed some additional box-out bits, but Editor Tom Spilsbury opted not to use them all. So, with his permission, I’m slinging some of them here, on OTT. (I do also have graphs charting AIs, ratings and just general ’success-ratings’ for Doctor Who – and elements therein – over the years, but some dull techie problems prevent me from getting them all online right now… maybe another time).
Thus, please do click-through; read these bits and – should you also buy DWM (and you should) – feel free to tell me what you thought of the piece. Here we go, then… Read the story »
A new era of Doctor Who gets underway today as filming began on the show’s 2010 series. And to beat the spoilers, Matt Smith’s new, pleasingly boffinish costume was revealed on this morning’s edition of Breakfast at 8.55am.
More than that, the press release attached to this event is the first issued by Premier PR – who also work on Ashes to Ashes, Hustle and Spooks – since they won the contract from Doctor Who’s long-standing publicists Taylor Herring earlier in the year (although Taylor Herring will still be dealing with all press for the remaining David Tennant episodes). And here’s what it says… Read more
Strictly ‘refreshed’, 16 celebs going around the world in 80 days, Take That headlining a Children in Need concert at The Albert Hall and Totally Saturday “not as good as it should be”: Today’s press launch for the autumn season on BBC1.
BBC1 Controller Jay Hunt was on confident, bullish form as she unveiled BBC1’s new season line-up (joshing the event was quite nerve-wracking for her “given what happened to my predecessor… I’ve looked at all the pictures you’re going to see today, and I didn’t see someone walking backwards when they should have been walking forwards… but I might have missed something”). Read more
Pretty much everything that’s wrong with Torchwood: Children of Earth can be summed up by one shot Read more
Just how will daily doses of adult telefantasy fare on BBC1 next week? Read more
Monday, June 8, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Mark Gatiss explores the world of Doctor Who novelisations for a Radio 4 documentary. Read more
C’mon. Let’s not dodge the obvious headline here. Karen Gillan is the new Doctor Who companion. Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Let’s just cut to the BBC press release, shall we? Read more
BBC Cymru Wales has announced the new Doctor Who producers. Read more
The following is a transcript from a media studies conference in April 2019. Read more
Friday, April 10, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
The Doctor Who press office has provided OTT with a David Tennant and Michelle Ryan interview… Read more
David Tennant will be hosting the first hour of Comic Relief Night it’s been revealed today. Read more
Matt Smith has been announced as the 11th Doctor.
The Party Animals and Ruby in the Smoke star (set to appear in upcoming BBC2 crime drama Moses Jones) was an outside chance with all pundits, until earlier today, when his name suddenly propelled itself through the ranks of potential Time Lords.
So how did Doctor Who Confidential announce the casting? Slowly… Read more