Torchwood Church?

Welsh songbird and extremely lovely all round young lady Charlotte Church has been approached – according to the Daily Record – to appear as “a raunchy, Satan-worshipping character”.

(Takes cold shower)

Anyway, as the Scottish Daily says:

A show insider said: “Charlotte is a big fan of Dr Who and she was thrilled when we approached her with the part.

“We couldn’t think of anyone better than Charlotte to play a teenage devil worshipper.

“The role is ideally suited to her – she is beautiful but can be very vampish when she wants Charlotte made her acting debut in the feature film I’ll Be There three years ago when she played the daughter of a fading rock star.

The singer said afterwards: “I was c ** p. I won’t be doing any more films.”

But she has been tempted back in front of the camera for Torchwood which is being filmed in her home city Cardiff and written by Swansea-born Dr Who writer Russell T Davies.

So that’s something to look forward to…

You might be aware – ! – that tomorrow night is the Natioonal Television Awards and that you can of course vote for Doctor Who in three categories. Thanks to the Jonathan Ross-hosted 2005 TV Moments, however, you can also vote for the Doctor and Rose’s kiss in the finl episode The Parting of the Ways. More information on this show is available from the BBC Press Office (thanks eyeofhorus.org.uk)

UKTV Gold is giving us a week of Series 1 Doctor Who, and to celebrate this fact, they’ve given us some Doctor Who pages at their illustrious website. The site features profiles of companions, Doctors and of course the monsters – as well as the chance to win an RC Dalek!

The new series run started Sunday evening, but you still have the chance to catch the following episodes:

Monday 24th October: Aliens of London, World War 3

Tuesday 25th October: Dalek, The Long Game

Wednesday 26th October: Father’s Day, The Empty Child

Thursday 27th October: The Doctor Dances, Boom Town

Friday 28th October: Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways

Finally, the Eighth Doctor Who adventures produced by Big Finish and starring the sublime Paul McGann are continuing on BBC7 – this week sees the first installment of Mark Gatiss’ Invaders from Mars.


Christian Cawley

About

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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