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The BBC released this on the Doctor Who Website earlier today.
"Contrary to press reports today we can confirm that no new episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be filmed following the tragic death of actress Elisabeth Sladen in April, 2011. As a tribute to Elisabeth the six episodes that were recorded with her last year will be broadcast on CBBC at a date to be confirmed."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 244
Running Time: 2:00:41
We review Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon live over the net with live listener feedback (Mystery Presenter, Russel Hale, Darth Skeptical, Helen Lesser).
Thanks to all those who participated in our live over the net Doctor Who: Podshock recording on Sunday, May 1st reviewing 'The Impossible Astronaut' and 'Day of the Moon.' We had a good turn out. Remember to try to get in the queue early for live feedback and as always, we will give preference to supporting subscribers. This episode should be hitting the feeds soon. Special thanks to Dave Cooper @daveac and Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor for co-hosting the show with me.
Next Sunday is another holiday which means there will be no live show then, but we will return on Sunday, May 15th when we will record two live shows. One reviewing 'The Curse of the Black Spot' and another reviewing 'The Doctor's Wife.' We will be on a weekly schedule onwards through June 5th (unless there is a change in the broadcast schedule of Doctor Who. We hope you will join us then.
In the meantime while DWP 244 is in post production, there was a new episode of The Sonic Newsdriver released. See link below.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110430
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Saturday, the 30th of Apr. 2011
In this episode: Another Great Loss in the Doctor Who Community, It's a Miracle… Day, Another Prequel - but it's not, Jack is Back, Royal Shomyal, Doctor Who Breaks BBC America Records, Don't You Forget About Me, Doctor Who on Crackle, and more!
Plus a special bonus episode included in the podcast companion app only.
Doctor Who: Day of the Moon which was broadcast last night on BBC, BBC America, and Space (in Canada) is now available to purchase and/or rent on iTunes and Amazon.
iTunes Episode: Day of the Moon - Doctor Who, Season 6, Pt. 1
iTunes Season Pass: Doctor Who, Season 6, Pt. 1 - Doctor Who
You can see some scenes from the 2011 series of Doctor Who (about 20 seconds into it) as well as Torchwood: Miracle Day (about 47 seconds into it) in this BBC promo video.
A preview of BBC America's new original special DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA which goes behind the scenes with Doctor Who shooting in the U.S. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan plus Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat. DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA premieres this Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10/9c, immediately following "Day of the Moon" at 9/8c on BBC America. Be sure to catch Doctor Who: Podshock live on the net on Sunday when we review "Day of the Moon" as well as "The Impossible Astronaut" - See details here.
Today marks one week since the unbelievable news broke that we lost Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) to cancer. The BBC had dedicated this past Saturday's transmission of Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (the premiere episode of the new 2011 series) to her and afterwards there was a 12 minute piece on CBBC titled, My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen which if you saw it, I'm sure it didn't leave you with a dry eye. In it, many of her co-stars spoke about their time working with her including David Tennant and Matt Smith. The day after she passed, another Doctor actor had his say as well.
Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor in Doctor Who shares some of his memories and feelings after the passing of co-star, Elisabeth Sladen last week.
Tom Baker Newsletter | Latest news | Lis Sladen | Sarah Jane: "Sarah Jane dead? No, impossible! Impossible. Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions.
The new 2011 series of Doctor Who premiere episode, The Impossible Astronaut which was telecast on BBC America on Saturday, April 23, was the highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever for the channel (in live and same day ratings). It delivered almost 1.3 million viewers (1,268,010 total viewers). This is up 71,000 viewers from its previous best for last year's opening episode of Doctor Who (The Eleventh Hour).
BBC America's YouTube content reached an all-time high of 3.5 million viewers. Doctor Who is also currently the number one television series in the Apple iTunes Store.
Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'The Impossible Astronaut' and 'Day of the Moon' Scheduled for Sunday, May 1st
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 1 May 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the first two episodes of the new series,The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon.
A quick heads up for those looking to get the latest episode of Doctor Who via iTunes. The new 2011 series premiere, The Impossible Astronaut is now available for purchase ($2.99) or rent (99¢) via the US Apple iTunes store:
You can also purchase a season pass for $19.99
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2011
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Eleanor Rigby's
133 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY
The Gallifreyan Embassy meet up returns to Eleanor Rigby's 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola, New York. Admission is free. Food and drink is available for purchase. Classic and new series episodes will be screened. Light mayhem may occur! Plus we pay tribute to Elisabeth Sladen and Nicholas Courtney. Ken Deep is your host.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 243
Running Time: 1:39:24
Elisabeth Sladen's passing and other Doctor Who news, Anthony S Burdge and Jessica Burke report on the Doctor Who 2011 NYC Premiere event, feedback, and more.
Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) is one of the guests tonight on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This is the episode she recorded last week (as mentioned in Doctor Who: Podshock 243). The show is on at 12:37am (technically Saturday) EDT, check your local listings in your area for show times in your area.
Late Late Show - This Week's Guests - CBS.com: "Friday, April 22: Diane Lane, Karen Gillan"
Photo: © 2010 @LouisTrapani
Thank you for voting and making Doctor Who: Podshock the winner of BEST PODCAST in the SFX Blog Awards 2011. It was an honour to be nominated. We were in great company with other nominees. They are all winners in our book. We were nominated in the one of the six categories this year for Best Podcast. Other categories included Best Online Fan Community, Best SF News Blog, Best Literary Blog, Best Franchise Specific Site, and Best Celebrity Blog.
We thank everyone that voted, the members of the SFX Forum, SFX team members, SFX Bloggers, and everyone that contributes to our podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock as well as our website here.
Once again it was a privilege just to be nominated.
For more on SFX Magazine and their website visit them at sfx.co.uk.
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures) has died at the age of 63 I am so sad to report…
I was stunned and dismayed when read the news of passing of Elisabeth Sladen today from a tweet from Gallifrey One. I am at a lost for words. This news came to me very unexpected as I am sure it does for all Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures fans. I don't know what to say at this point. Writer Paul Cornell and actress Nicola Bryant have also confirmed the news by tweeting their sentiments as well. BBC News has also confirmed it in a short statement (now a full obituary).
We are a week out from the launch of the new 2011 series of Doctor Who. I don't where the time goes. It's here again. Being that the next Sunday after next Saturday's premiere is a holiday, the first live over-the-net show reviewing the new Doctor Who episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock will be on the following Sunday, May 1st. We may or may not be using Talkshoe again. I am exploring other options if anyone has any to offer. Stay tuned here for forthcoming details.
But before next Saturday comes, this Saturday (April 16, 2011), or for some already, today, I will be speaking on a panel at I-CON 30 from 3pm to 4pm (EDT) (in room 111 in the Javits Lecture Hall at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY). The panel is titled, '21st Century Doctor Who.' Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock will also be on the panel. The panel is being organized by Docking Bay 516 for I-CON. So if you are attending I-CON this year, be sure to attend this panel.
In the meantime, the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver is available. Along with the usual Doctor Who related news, it features a 'live' interview with Anthony S Burdge @MythicDocWho while he was in line for the special premiere showing of the first two episodes of the new series in NYC which took place on Monday, April 11th.
Speaking of The Sonic Newsdriver, the companion app for the podcast is already available in the Apple iTunes App Store for iOS devices (App Store link) and on AppBrain for Android devices, it is now also in the Amazon Appstore for Android devices. See details here.