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Three Torchwood audio plays prequels to the upcoming mini-series Children of Earth are now available from BBC Radio 4 via the BBC iPlayer and download (downloads for the UK only). Each audio play is 45 minutes and will be available starting Wednesday, 1 July with the story Asylum, following it is Golden Age on Thursday, 2 July, and then finishing off the series is The Dead Line on Friday, 3 July.
The audio plays stars original television cast members, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, and Tom Price.
We like Johnny Depp 'cause Johnny Depp likes Withnail!
We love Gugu M'Batha-Raw (Martha's sister) too - she played Ophelia in this Donmar production of "Hamlet." I hope they let her appear in the Broadway transfer. It will never come to LA, though. Which sucks:
That's the big news of the day from me!
John Barrowman is very disappointed with having Torchwood usual 13 episode series cut down to only 5 episodes this year he told The Radio Times reports BBC News.
"The decision was made to go to BBC One and then we were cut - from 13 episodes down to five."
Well here's my first 'Gallifrey blog' as I've been fairly busy.
As many of you who listen to the CIA podcast Ian 'The Sixth Doctor' and I have decided that after quite a few months of keeping CIA going - without really being able to push it forward - we are going to start our own podcast on Talkshoe.
Since I came up with the term we are going with the name Cultdom for this Talkshoe podcast - Talkshoe ID 54821
We will still run on Sunday (for some parts of the world early Monday) but at a later time of 3.30PM EDT.
This is so that we are clear of Podchock LIVE when it is up and running during Doctor Who Series 5 and also means that CIA under West can continue - should he so choose.
After chatting Ian and I decided to carry on with CIA upto and including Episode 100 (this is after a slight re-numbering that cleared out 0 minute shows.)
This Week In Doctor Who
June 27, 2009 - Vol 12, No 26
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Note - next week's edition will go out on Friday July 3.
Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
Casting news coming from The Sun reports that Nigel Havers is set to appear in two episodes of the upcoming series 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The 59 year old actor is reported to play a romantic interest to Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen) in the series scheduled to return this September.
Source: Sci-Fi Nige (The Sun)
"I say, what a wonderful butler. He's so violent!"
Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 154
Running Time: 1:29:32
Interview with Charlie Ross, news, and feedback (Will, Brigadier Bill, Andre, Lela, Dazon?, Benjamin, and Donavon).
Those of you in the UK who attend 10th Planet events will undoubtedly recognize the chap on the left - it's Charlie Ross, convention interviewer extraordinaire, who also emcees the cabarets and does his hilarious Who-based stand-up there. Charlie is also a writer, and we've optioned one of his scripts. He's out from Glasgow for meetings this week, and I scored tickets for us to the last preview of "Farragut North" at the Geffen Playhouse. Naturally, I was too busy to go, so Charlie and Mark (my producing partner) were treated to Mr. Big and Captain Kirk in the flesh while I slaved over a hot budget. Here's some photographic evidence. I am considering throwing Charlie out on the street as I write this.
Just got this!
As previously mentioned, I listen to a lot of BBC Radio on the iPlayer. I signed up for the Radio 4 Newsletter (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/newsletter/ ) and got this today:
My advice to anyone who's in the UK during the run is GO! It's always interesting seeing these guys on stage; completely different medium. McGann has done theatre in the past but not often, so grab the opportunity if you can! The Globe is also a very cool place to see a play. Have a drink at the Anchor, just a bit east of the theatre, and sit where Samuel Pepys sat, watching London burn during the Great Fire of 1666.
Underground Toys have released images and descriptions of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives. They seem to be the same exclusives as the figures being introduced as exclusives to the UK Forbidden Planet retailer (and could not ship outside of the UK, now we know why).
Sixth Doctor with ‘Real Time’ Blue coat - $19.99
This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast 'Real Time' (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colors normally worn by Colin Baker's sixth Doctor whilst retaining some design elements including the dandy's tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with it's more muted, less frivolous, colorways. Underground Toys are thrilled to be able to offer this new figure as part of their 2009 Exclusives program.
The Watcher, a TV column in the Chicago Tribune by Maureen Ryan interviews David Tennant. In it, he speaks of the specials, his upcoming appearance at San Diego Comic Con, films, and more. Below are some highlights appearing in the column.
An edited and slightly condensed transcript of my interview with Tennant is below. Here are the highlights, in case you don't want to read the whole thing: