Blue Tennant

Ahh yes, Blue Peter, home to many a Doctor Who feature over the years. Who can forget Jon Pertwee and Peter Purves discussing the Whomobile? Those halcyon days are upon us once more friends, as the 3rd full Doctor Who feature this year graces BBC1 tomorrow evening at 5.10pm.

It gets better – I’ll let the Official BBC Site do the talking…

David Tennant appears on Wednesday 17 August.

The new Doctor will be announcing the winner of the Blue Peter Monster Competition on next Wednesday’s show.

Listings also have Russell T Davies down as appearing.

The BBC site is also appealing to school reading groups to comment on the Doctor Who books published in September.

Don’t they know it’s August?

Spiral Scratch is the new Sixth Doctor adventure from BBC Books. Written by Gary Russell, a review is available on the Official Site.

Finally, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian reviewed Billie Piper’s movie Spirit Trap on Friday…

Oh Billie. Billie, Billie, Billie. Just when we were all feeling so good about your stuff in Doctor Who, you go and do this terrible British paranormal non-thriller.

The idea is that there’s this haunted mansion somewhere in London. Five studenty types show up there, because, like, that’s their student accommodation. One of them is a nasty drug dealer. Another is a wimpy sensitive type who semi-gets off with Billie (they sleep together chastely with clothes on) and shrieks things like: “There’s no need to wreck everything!” Awful things happen. It’s like a horror-film version of The Young Ones.

So not a “hit” then? Rest assured she’ll restore your faith in her come Christmas, Peter Bradshaw!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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