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In the closing moments of Saturday's Doctor Who episode "The TIme of Angels" as the Doctor was giving his, "The one thing you never put in a trap" speech. An advert for the next programme, featuring a cartoon of Graham Norton apeared distracting many from the action on screen, and anoying them enough to complain. The BBC promptly apolgised after in thier own words said "thousands of complaints" had been recieved.
This though was not the first time adverts for following shows had blended in at the closing moments of Doctor Who. In 2005 it was Graham Norton who also came up. This is not a new problem as the screen grab from the closing moments of episode 1 of Daleks back in 1963 shows the BBC have been often guilty of this, blending in of adverts for the next programme.
I am a happy very man,
have cleared extras for the DVD release of the Second Doctor story The
This 1968 five-part story has been expected ever since an official promo for the story was leaked to YouTube at the end of last year. The story stars Patrick Troughton as the Doctor along with Frazer Hines as Jamie and Wendy Padbury as Zoe.
The Overnight Viewing figures are out for the Time of Angels. 6.8 Million watched and that's a combined BBC 1 and BBC HD number as the episode was simulcast. it also managed to grab 36% of the viewing Audience. As it looks there seems to be a steady number of viewers now, and the full figures will be known in 10n days.
Executive Producer and Lead Writer for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat writes in the BBC TV Blog about The Return of the Weeping Angels (The Time of Angels). He says, "Good Doctor Who monsters have to come back - it's a rule. But my feeling is that you always have to bring back a monster and do something different with it."
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday (25 April 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the fourth episode of the new series, The Time of Angels.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the 4th episode of the new series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One this Saturday (coming to BBC America on May 8th). We will be reviewing The Time of Angels.
Doctor Who: The Beast Below – Protest or Forget? Amy receives a troubling message about the starship she and the Doctor have boarded.
"Look at you. Oh you sexy thing! Look at you!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 193 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:40:11
In this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition we have more of our interviews of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan from the red carpet. We continue our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events including insights gained from the Q and A at the Paley Center such as the origins of the 11th Doctor saying "Geronimo," Steven Moffat's The Eleventh Hour script, which historical event would Matt and Karen most like to visit in a story, and more. Plus our "carcast" recorded immediately following the screening at the Paley Center where we give our initial take on the evening's events, meeting Murray Gold, etc.. In addition, Anthony Burdge is back reporting in wrapping up the East Village Cinema event.
The Title of the first of the New Doctor Who Adventure Games for Mac or PC has been anounced as,
City of the Daleks, and will be Available as a free Download from the BBC on 5th June 2010, to that point Phil Ford the Writer had this to say.
According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter today, it reports that BBC Worldwide has in a statement said, "BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks."
Be sure to catch the next episode of Doctor Who on BBC America this Saturday night at 9/8c. In the episode titled "The Beast Below," The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds all of Britain on a giant spaceship:
Anthony S Burdge, contributing author and editor of the book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who who you may have heard reporting from the East Village Cinema in Doctor Who: Podshock 192 has announced two of four New York City book signing events in addition to one in the UK.
There two Staten Island events:
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Staten Island - Borders Express
Street: 2655 Richmond Avenue
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NYPL Tottenville Branch
Street: 7430 Amboy Road
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
There will be two other NYC events to be announced soon taking place on May 20th in Brooklyn and May 27th in Manhattan.
In the UK:
Revenge of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis Have been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification as a Double DVD Trailer. As to when this box set will be realsed is anybody's Guess, and with Two of the most unpopular Cybermen stories of all time, one wonders what sales they will get. But that said it will be in my Pre-order list as soon as it's available, I'm somewhat of a Cyber-collector. "EXCELENT!"
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically… run!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 192
Running Time: 0:50:05
We interview Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and others in NYC (part 1 of our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events of April 2010 at the Paley Center for Media, the Apple SoHo store, and the East Village Cinema), plus Paul Castle at Gallifrey 21 discusses his book, Shooty Dog Thing.
BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below).
Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).|
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).|
|•||In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.|
|•||The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).|