7.15 Kick Off

unitnews.co.uk have informed us that the broadcast time of New Earth, the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who, is confirmed as 7.15pm, on Saturday April 15th 2006 following “Strictly Dance Fever”. Meanwhile, Doctor Who Confidential is on BBC3 between 8pm and 8.30pm.

Elsewhere exerpts of David Tennant’s interview with SFX Magazine have made their way into the papers, with The Scotsman reporting that David’s London-ish accent wasn’t his suggestion:

“Russell said we’d like to not go for another obvious regional accent, because I suppose they’d done that. Not that, I hasten to add, a slightly off-London accent isn’t a regional accent, because it is, but it reads slightly more generically than a Scottish accent does. Russell said, ‘that’s how we’d like to take it’, and I was quite happy to go with that.”

And you may be interested to know that Ms Billie Piper is “broody”, according to the Daily Record, who report that she appears in this month’s In Style magazine in some attractive lingerie… you can also read about this in The Mirror.

SFX Magazine has done an online piece on the TARDISODES, while fans of the show that is yet to be made – Torchwood – will be happy to learn that a coproduction deal has been made with Canada’s CBC who also coproduce Doctor Who. They’ve also agreed to coproduce Series 3 of the Time Lord’s adventures, reports C21Media

And finally… fans of The Empty Child scriptwriter Steven Moffat’s work may be interested to find out that the first series of one of his early – and possibly best – comedies “Joking Apart” is finally going to be released on May 22th from ReplayDVD. Starring Robert Bathurst, Fiona Gillies and Tracie Bennett the tightly-plotted comedy concerns a comedy writer’s whirlwiond romance and subsequent messy divorce. It’s great stuff and I recommend it very highly indeed…

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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