BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz Entertainmenthave today announced a three-way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally. The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Worldwide productions.
The computer game, which was introduced as "The Doctor Who Adventures" earlier this year has now been released. There are a couple of sore points, 1: IT IS AS WE EXPECTED GEO-LOCKED, that means if you are not resident in the UK you can't access it. 2: WINDOWS VERSION ONLY, the Mac version is due on the 15th of July. and most Importantly 3: IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, but your going to have to lay out your hard earned cash for it. I suspected this part but as the BBC now has to show responsibilty for it's earnings since the change of government in the UK this was no surprise to me.
The BBC has renewed the Big Finish Audio's Licence to produce Doctor Who audios until 2012 through its BBC Audio branch, the following statement was published to Facebook earlier today from Big finish.
Anyone remembering my review of City of Spires will recall that I promissed to review all the Releases in this Series of Sixth Doctor and Jamie Stories.
Final figures for episode eight, The Hungry Earth, published by BARB show it was watched by 6.49 million viewers. The figure is an increase of over two million on the initially reported overnights, implying many recorded the programme to watch it later.
On BBC One the programme got 6.01 million watching where it was the ninth most watched programme for the channel for the week. An additional 0.48 million watched on BBC HD. When added together the programme totalled 6.49 million viewers.
So now all the Tiltes for the second part of Season 5/1/31/Fnarg have been revealed including the missing Episode 13 title.
If you don't want to be Spoiled then look away, but these are ONLY the TITLES and NO PLOT lines or Story arcs will be revealed here only to say the first two titles are common knowledge.
Here is the Special Features Listing for The Dominators:
• Audio Commentary with actors Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Giles Block and Arthur Cox and make-up designer Sylvia James.
• Recharge and Equalise – cast and crew look back on the making of the story with actors Frazer Hines, Felicity Gibson, Giles Block and Arthur Cox, script editor Derrick Sherwin, co-writer Mervyn Haisman, designer Barry Newbery, make-up designer Sylvia James and Radiophonic Workshop designer Brian Hodgson.
• Tomorrow’s Times – The Second Doctor – a looks at Doctor Who’s contemporary media coverage in daily newspapers and other publications.
• Photo Gallery.
• Coming Soon.
• Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
• Programme subtitles.
• Subtitle Production Notes.
(Title could be considered a possible minor spoiler)
BBC Worldwide today announced a series of dates for the very first production of Doctor Who Live.
The shows promise to deliver spectacular special effects accompanying a new storyline and a full orchestra. Taking in nine cities and 25 dates, Doctor Who Live kicks off in London at Wembley Arena on October 8, and will visit Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff , Liverpool and Belfast. The Full dates are below and how you can get hold of Tickets.
This is the second if two interviews available on the BBC's Doctor Who website, the First was Karen Gillan Interviews Matt Smith and this second one swaps roles.
It can be seen that fun was had by both and how much fun they have. Thanks to Blogtor Who for this re-editioning.
The Eighth Doctor returns to BBC Radio 7 Sunday 16th may when the station
begins airing selected stories from the third series of the Big Finish
Eighth Doctor Adventures.
Four out of eight stories will be broadcast, from the series first released by Big Finish in 2009. Radio Seven has previously broadcast the first two series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures.
The series starts on BBC Radio 7 on Sunday 16th May at 6pm with a repeat at midnight BST.
Radio 7 can be heard around the world via the BBC Website.
Final figures for Episode Five Flesh and Stone published today by
BARB show the story was watched by
8.50 million viewers.
On BBC One the programme got 8.02 million watching where it was the fifth most watched programme for the channel for the week. An additional 0.48 million watched on BBC HD.
The BBC Three Sunday repeat just sneaked into the Top 30 with a confirmed audience of 0.66 million viewers.
Unofficial overnight figures for The Vampires of Venice was
watched by 6.2 million viewers with a share of 30.6% of
5.90 million watched on BBC One, where it was again the most watched programme of the evening, with an additional 0.24 million watching on BBC HD.
The rating was down slightly on the previous week, most probably due to the earlier time slot. On ITV1, Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! had 4.4 million watching.
This is now showing a few parallels with Doctor Who of old, that constantly shifting the times of transmission will mean that viewing figures will drop.
This is a review for The Big Finish Adventure, The City of Spires. Staring Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and Georgia Moffett as Alice.
The Doctor Land hoping to get away from it all, but once again as with a Previous Regeneration, he lands in the Middle of an Important Battle in Scotland. After managing to convince the Scottish Warrior Black Donald that he's not English, and accepts being called a French Dandy. The Doctor Notices one very important clue, "Black Donald" is in Fact Jamie McCrimmon.
This Introduction by Arthur is not any where near as Spoilery as Previous Introductions, in fact it's done quite well.