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Doctor Who Press Launch Coverage

So far today there hasn’t been an awful lot of coverage in the Press about last nights events in Cardiff. What we do have though is coverage in the UK redtop The Sun

Wonderfully titled “Dr Who and the Bra-dis” (really…) there really isn’t much to tell, other than that David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke and Camille Coduri were all snapped arriving at the screening of the first episode of the next series, New Earth – however we suspect there is more to come in a few hours time…

Because according to the MediaGuardian Diary column meanwhile, suggests that the BBC’s Doctor Who PR might be working with a show concerning time travel but don’t understand the concept of time itself too well…

A press invite to tonight’s launch in Cardiff includes an embargo until “00hrs 29th March”. In other words, midnight tonight. “Oh no,” says a spokeswoman. “The embargo is midnight on Thursday.” Ah, but wouldn’t that be 00hrs 30th March? “No, it’s 00hrs 29th/30th March”. Which of course, isn’t a time at all. Hacks travelling to Cardiff expecting to see their stories in print, or online, tomorrow should perhaps give the press office a call.

eyeofhorus.org.uk have informed us that BBC3 are airing a Doctor Who Night from 19:00-22:00 on Sunday 9th April. Exact programming is yet to be confirmed.

The new Totally Doctor Who kids magazine show to be broadcast shortly on BBC1 will feature a couple of young chaps named Tom Rees-Kaye and Tony Coburn, according to Bucks Free Press:

BBC researchers chose Tom after reading in Midweek’s sister newspaper, the Bucks Free Press, about a full-scale Tardis his parents gave him in December to add to his Dr Who collection.

The 8ft replica, built by a family friend to look like an old-fashioned police phone box, takes up pride of place in Tom’s back garden. He said: “I wanted one for ages and it was a lifelong dream come true.”

(You can also read about this story on the Watford Observer site)

Finally, K9 creator Bob Baker’s other famous creations Wallace & Gromit’s sheep friend Shaun the Sheep is getting his own show, and to celebrate Blue Peter ran a competition to find a new sheep dog firend for the furry fellow. However in a strange coincidence, the winner of this competition, as revealed in a BBC Press Release. The winner of the competition is 11 year old Bradley Lord from Essex. The robot is called “XX2000 Robot Dog”, and there’s a nice picture on the link above of the winning entry!

Oh and don’t forget to look out for the exclusive news in the Daily Express that Maureen Lipman is to star in Doctor Who as a villain! Look out too for the appearance of former child star Bonnie Langford as new companion Mel Bush…

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