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Published on August 15th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Silly Season?

There’s always one isn’t there? Before we get to the main stuff, Tenth Doctor Who David Tennant is appearing on Blue Peter this Wednesday (17th August) – with this link to the BBC Doctor Who site, you can suggets a question to ask the new Doctor!

Top Doctor Who site unitnews.co.uk reports that the BBC Shop are accepting pre-orders for the new game – Doctor Who: The Interactive Electronic Board Game. Retailing at £29.99, it is due for release on the 29th September.

Femalefirst reports that minor tabloid The Daily Star has regurgutated something it found on the Web (probably Outpost Gallifrey) pertaining to a rumour (keep up…) that Anthony Head would be appearing in the next series as… the Master. Reliability of this? Difficult to say, surely the Master is trapped in the TARDIS? We wait with baited breath…

Our second questionable rumour is that millionaire radio presenter (also known as the former Mr Billie Piper) Chris Evans – yes, that one – is being chased by the production team to appear as the devil – yes, that one – in the next series…

The report in DeHavilland.co.uk (which also uses The Daily Star as a source…) says:

The radio DJ would star as the Devil in an episode called The Satan Pit, when the show returns for a second series next year, the Daily Star claims.

Evans’ estranged wife Billie Piper already stars as Doctor Who’s sidekick Rose Tyler in the series but, as they remain on good terms, the paper claims that his appearance as the Devil wouldn’t be a hellish experience for the pair.

An unnamed source told the Daily Star: “We’ve already got some great celebrities lined up for the next series, but having Chris Evans would be the icing on the cake.”

“Having him as Satan would be a hoot and we’re sure he’d relish the role. And we know Billie would find it a giggle.”

Stay tuned also for an appearance by Liam Gallacher as the Doctor’s father and Terry Venables as an east end gangster… Danny Baker has meanwhile been asked to play a Chumblie while former England football star Paul Gascoigne is in talks to play the first geordie Sontaran.

Finally, Now Playing has a review of the third Ninth Doctor book Winner Takes All.

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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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