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After showering and cutting my hair (and worrying if I had cut it too short), I was pretty much set for another all-nighter editing Doctor Who: Podshock 224. Then to my surprise, I received an invite via Twitter from (DWP Correspondent) Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara to join her and others to listen to David Tennant on Absolute Radio in the UK. Tara said they were all "dancing." This must had been around 1:30 AM (EDT).
Ok, I could do that. I hadn't heard David Tennant interviewed since his returning to the UK after working here in the States. I figured I would pop over to the live streaming audio of the radio station with the simultaneous webcam view (when it wasn't failing) and see what David Tennant had to say in what I assumed would be a quick interview.
Little did I know once I got there, there was no Mr. Tennant to be found. One of the webcams had a view of an empty chair. So I assumed since they had been dancing before, I must had just missed his interview. I was about to say, "Oh well" and get back to work when I was informed that he had yet to come on. That they were still waiting for him.
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.
Description from the BBC Doctor Who site:
Matt Smith shares his thoughts on the character of the Eleventh Doctor and Executive Producer Beth Willis reveals why she was a fan of Doctor Who even before joining the team. Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat recalls casting the Time Lord and why he had to give Matt Smith the keys to the TARDIS! Previous cast and crew members such as writer Terrance Dicks are featured and there's a wealth of archive material from recent and not-so-recent adventures.
Episode 7, Dave? What of the episodes 1-6? Not a post here about it, Dave? Oh well.
This episode went out on BBC7 on Friday, 23rd April 2010 at 9:30am BST. It is available to listen to via the BBC iPlayer (without location restrictions) for the week (6 days left at the time of this posting).
Lots to listen to coming up on BBC Radio 4 - luckily, we can use "listen again" on the iPlayer. And, anyway, haven't I employed enough BBC actors by now to get to use the damn thing here? :)
Here's a cool one:
Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes: Shaun Ley investigates what happened to 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s, why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyprus to New Zealand. And while we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how home recordings ensured all the audio survived.
You can currently listen to Night Waves: Sacred Monsters (BBC Radio 3) which features new Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat. He talks about his work on the series, Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and what we are about to see in the upcoming series.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Night Waves - Sacred Monsters
You can listen to today's BBC Radio 4 show "Shelved" on the net for the next 7 days. The 30 minute show recalls how some of the most popular shows from the late 1970's never made it to transmission, including The Professionals, Secret Army, and of course Doctor Who: Shada. Shaun Ley hosts with comments from Tom Baker.
Best known for being a member of the Irish pop group, Boyzone, Stephen Gately may be known more so to Doctor Who fans for his role as Tommy Tomorrow in the BBC Radio/Big Finish story, Horror of Glam Rock has died.
The singer/actor was found dead at the age of 33 while on holiday in Majorca according to news reports such as in the Times Online.
Absolute Radio (UK) has announced that David Tennant will be joining Christian O'Connell this autumn for "a run of breakfast shows" leading up to his final Doctor Who specials.
The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show runs from 6am to 10am on Absolute Radio and David Tennant wants to be there for all of it as opposed to just doing an hour here and there. He has even offered to come in early at 5:15 prior to O'Connell to be part of the pre-show brain storming.
Source: David Tennant - Absolute Radio
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.
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.
Mark Gatiss leads a 30 minute documentary on BBC Radio 4 exploring Doctor Who novelisations published by Target books. The audio documentary, On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashion Police Box is available to listen to via the BBC iPlayer (it is available outside of the UK) for the next seven days.
It features interviews with Terrence Dicks, Anneke Wills, and Russell T Davies among others, as well as audio clips from various audio book adaptations.
This Week In Doctor Who
June 19/20, 2009 - Vol 12, No 25
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
Sunday 21 June:
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