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Published on March 7th, 2006 | by Chris Davids

K-9 & Older Company?

No doubt you’ve heard already the “news” that K-9 and Sarah Jane Smith are to get their own series…

According to The Sun:

…it has emerged that the pooch and Sarah Jane, played by Elizabeth Sladen, will also star together in their own children’s series. An insider said: “It would have been a shame to put K9 back in his kennel, so we’ve come up with an idea for another drama. It’s early days but K9 and Elizabeth Sladen are inseparable characters.

“There are loads of things we can do with Doctor Who. It’s one of the most popular shows on TV and viewers can’t seem to get enough of it.”

It’s a difficult one to judge, and rather than take the mickey like I did with last weeks revelation that EastEnders’ Barbara Windsor is to make an appearance in Doctor Who, I think it’s best if we just let this one lie, and see what comes of it, otherwise we might get editorials based on the further adventures of Kamelion and Nyssa…

Although:

A BBC spokeswoman said last night: “We are not confirming any developments at this moment.”

You might recall the story from a couple of weeks ago relating to an article in SFX that featured a Ninth Doctor Cross Stitch Pattern (yes, really!) from Quick & Easy Cross Stitch – well, a click on the link above will bring you face to face with the image of Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston holding a cross stitched image of him as the Doctor. Complete with “Mum, I’m a serious actor…” facial expression…

Meanwhile Seventh Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy is appearing in “The Pocket Orchestra – The Unlikely Lives of the Great Composers”, reports Whats On Stage at the Trafalgar Studio 2 next month in London’s West End. It’s a comedy piece taking an “irreverent, satirical and shamelessly anecdotal” view of the lives of the great composers.

Some briefs now, and Monsters and Critics report that among the British films being promoted for sale in the Asian market this month at the Hong Kong FILMART 2006 event are the BBC and Highpoint Films’ production ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ which starred Billie Piper; and Ms Piper is again mentioned this time in The Observer as one of a number of celebrities given some canvas, some paint and asked to create work for auction in benefit of the charity Wave which works to support those strongly affected by the violence in Northern Ireland; The Financial Times’ website reports on a new robotic Dog, and cannot resist the obligatory Doctor Who references; and finally Russell T Davies’ ITV series “Mine All Mine” is released on DVD – you can learn more about that from www.unitnews.co.uk.

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