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Amidst the unraveling of the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth, the BBC has released more information on the upcoming Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars.
The BBC Press Office has released information on their Autumn 2009 line up on BBC One, including Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars:
Torchwood: Children of Earth (episode 1) Day One saw a jump in the ratings for the show. Reportedly 5.9 million viewers in the UK is said to have watched this first episode of the third series of Torchwood according to the BBC.
Compared to between 2.5 and 4.2 million average audience of series 2 of Torchwood, it is clear that the anticipation for the return of the series has been fairly strong. This marks the highest ratings recorded for the Doctor Who spin-off show since it first came on to the scene in 2007. At that time when it was on BBC Three, it peaked at just under 1 million for its highest viewed episode.
Source: Torchwood move sees ratings boost (BBC News)
According to an article by The Press Association, David Tennant has been cast as the villain "Pomfrey" in a sequel to the 2007 movie, St Trinian's. The article states that 27 year old, Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud singer) along with Tennant will be joining Rupert Evertt (who starred in the original film) and Colin Firth for this sequel named, St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.
It also states that Tennant's character will have "sidekicks from a women-hating secret society."
Additionally, Montserrat Lombard of Ashes to Ashes will also be appearing in the film.
Video Business is a trade publication for producers and distributors of video product, primarily in the US. It's a publication from the same people who publish Variety, the entertainment industry trade paper. I used to work for a distributor, and I still get this electronically - it's always interesting to read to see what the trends are. And sometimes there's cool stuff too! Here's an announcement about "The Next Doctor."
I'll let you know if I find anything else of interest.
"Life depends on change, and renewal."
Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 155
Running Time: 1:32:48
Review of the first Patrick Troughton story, Power of the Daleks, news, Mike Doran joins us for a Who Party 14 Toronto Report, and feedback including a review of Prisoner of the Daleks by Dave (Skaroth), and feedback (Jordan, Steve Lee, Samantha (Romana II), and Companion2B (Sarah)).
This Week In Doctor Who
July 3/4, 2009 - Vol 12, No 27
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
Doctor Who: Podshock co-host, Louis Trapani has returned to the Sonic Newsdriver podcast (selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically) after a 'hiatus' to work on this website (the 3.0 regeneration). Now that the bulk of the work of the new website facelift is behind us, there is now a new edition of the Sonic Newsdriver podcast. Right click the link below to download.
- The Sonic Newsdriver 20090703 (MP3, 19.8MB, 0:14.21)
For details on this episode and links to subscribe via iTunes and podcast feed or to listen online see go to Sonic Newsdriver (3 July 2009) (ATP website)
Both the Gallifreyan Embassy and Doctor Who: Podshock Facebook Groups have now moved to Facebook Pages. The Facebook Group pages will remain, but new content and announcements will now be posted to the Facebook Pages for each instead. Be sure to friend us (or as the term Facebook uses, "fan" us) on each. You can find each simply by going to the following:
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."