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CBBC Autumn/Winter Announcements Include Dreamland and SJA

DreamlandCBBC has confirmed that the animated Doctor Who adventure Dreamland starring David Tennant as the Doctor along with Georgia Moffet playing companion Cassie Rice and with David Warner playing the villainous leader of the Viperox will be premiering on the BBC One red button interactive service and the Doctor Who website first.

Will the 2010 Doctor Who Series Start Earlier Than Expected?

Will the 2010 series of Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor be starting earlier than we originally expected? Traditionally, each new series of Doctor Who has debuted in the spring (March or April) since the series returned in 2005.

BBC News published a video of Richard Curtis on writing for Doctor Who today (see here). Under the video on the page, it includes the following in regards to Curtis' episode he is writing:

Filming is due to start in November and the episode is likely to be shown in February.

Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 Transmission Dates

Sarah Jane AdventuresThe latest issue of Doctor Who Monthly magazine has published the transmission dates for the 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures according to a recent post on sarahjane.tv

Breaking away from the usual one episode per week format, series 3 is to present two episodes each week. Adopting a Thursday and Friday schedule, the first episode debuts on Thursday, the 15th of October, followed by the second episode on Friday, the 16th of October. It continues on with an episode each Thursday and Friday until the close of the series on Friday, the 20th of November.

David Tennant to Star in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

David Tennant is to play George Milton in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in a BBC Radio 4 dramatisation reports the guardian.co.uk. He will be playing opposite Liam Brennan as Lennie Small

Slated to run early in 2010 in Radio 4's Classic Serial slot, Of Mice and Men chronicles the story of two migrant workers whose dream of owning their own place is destroyed in 1930s California.

The guardian.co.uk reports that it has been adapted for Radio 4 by writer Donna Franceschild for whom David Tennant had worked with in 1994 in Takin' Over the Asylum.

Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 Debuts in October

Sarah Jane Adventures LanyardThe 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is due to premiere on CBBC in October, not in September as we were previously led to believe. The Doctor Who spin-off series starring Elisabeth Sladen begins its 3rd series on CBBC in October (the exact date is still not known at this time though they have been unconfirmed reports on the net indicating the 15th of October).

Your selection of Doctor Who news for the 2nd September 2009

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Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Wednesday, the 2nd of Sept. 2009

In this episode: Tabloid Tennant, Last of the TARDISes, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2 on DVD, Dreamland, John Barrowman Made It Through Again, Catch Doctor Who: Podshock 160 and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani

David Tennant and Georgia Moffett Reunite in Doctor Who: Dreamland

DreamlandAs reported yesterday, the BBC has released the first image from the upcoming animated story, Doctor Who: Dreamland which is scheduled to be broadcast later this year.

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of interviewing the director, Gary Russell for Doctor Who: Podshock (stay tuned for future episodes featuring his in-depth interview) who spoke to us about this second outing of an animated 10th Doctor adventure. Gary had also directed The Infinite Quest which also starred David Tennant as the 10th Doctor along side with Freema Agyeman playing Martha Jones.

The Doctor in Dreamland

The first peek at the Doctor as he appears in the animated Dreamland six-part animated adventure to be broadcast this Autumn on the BBC Red Button and Doctor Who website. It stars David Tennant voicing the 10th Doctor, with Georgia Moffat, and David Warner

(Thanks @TiggsPanther )

Torchwood Gets Impressive Numbers on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Now that Torchwood: Children of Earth has been televised on both sides of the Atlantic, it is clear that it is a ratings champ all around. 

In the UK, the estimated numbers for the BBC showing started strong and maintained its audience throughout the week long series (26.8%). Torchwood: Children of Earth, a five part series was shown consecutively Monday through Friday in the UK starting on 6th of July and then BBC America followed suit showing them on consecutive nights starting on the 20th of July.

In the UK (does not include DVR or BBC HD Channel viewers):

Officially Announced - Spoiler No More? (We'll let you judge)

A returning character and actor to the upcoming Doctor Who specials that until now has been regarded as a spoiler has been officially announced by the BBC. There's no avoiding it now. You will know for sure now as 'the cat is out of the bag' with this announcement. Having said that, we will still let you decide. Click the "Read more" below to find out.

New Trailer for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars for the UK Only

The BBC Doctor Who website has made a new tailer of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars presented at San Diego Comic Con available on their website. Unfortunately, it is available for the UK only. Frown

Doctor Who News Among the Torchwood News in the Sonic Newsdriver

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Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday the 17th of July 2009

In this episode: Mars is the Place to Be, Torchwood Week in America, Russell T Davis is Coming to America, Look Closely at the Torchwood Ratings, One of These Days Alice, A Fabulous Idea, McCoy Lends His Support, Doctor Who: Podshock 156 Coming Soon, and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani

'Wet' Your Appetite for The Waters of Mars

Doctor Who: The Waters of MarsAmidst 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:

 

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Big Ratings for Torchwood: Children of Earth Day One

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)

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