Doctor Who – New Earth

The BBC Press Office’s Programme Information section has issued an “Unplaced” pack featuring programmes from Week 16, “for which days and times are to be confirmed”…

Of course this release features details of the first episode of the 2006 series of Doctor Who – New Earth. Curiously, however, broadcast times have already been confirmed via DWM…

The release (an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file – might take some time opening on slower machines and connections) tells us:

The wait is over! David Tennant, the 10th Time Lord, and Billie Piper as his feisty young companion Rose Tyler, return in the eagerly anticipated second series of the award-winning new Doctor Who.

The Doctor and Rose board the Tardis for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind’s new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge…

David Tennant plays The Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler plays Camille Coduri, [sic] Noel Clarke plays Mickey Smith, Zoë Wanamaker plays Cassandra, Sean Gallagher plays Chip, Dona Croll plays Matron Casp, Lucy Robinson plays Frau Clovis and Adjoa Andoh plays Sister Jatt

So the bandwagon starts to roll… which is interestingly the name of an article on The Register, which claims:

The Who publicity machine has gone berserk this week. First they dispatched important Who folk to do personal appearances around the country, with Tom Baker leading the charge at London’s SciFi Collector store on 12 April. Old Whos out of the way, the current lot have been treated to endless press conferences and a screening at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

As well as focussing on the TARDISODES (revealed this week in DWM and via the BBC Press Office) and comedian Peter Kay’s appearance in the episode they’re currently filming, and his exclamations of “Dalek bread!?”, they naturally can’t help but refer to “the kiss”.

Doctor’s getting a bit frisky in his old age?

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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