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Published on April 21st, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

Tooth and Claw

With Episode 2 Tooth and Claw due to air this Saturday at 7.15, don’t forget to get a special preview by viewing the excellent TARDISODE…

The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site also has a themed splash screen on the New Series page, as well as a link to the new TARDISODE. One hopes that a better name will be developed for the Series 3 TARDISODEs – or at least one that requires less intensive use of the shift key…

The Daily Record reports on Derek Riddell who appears in Saturday’s Doctor Who as “a Scottish nobleman who meets a grisly end”. He provides an insight into acting against a CGI creation…

“The werewolf was a guy in an all-in-one Lycra bodysuit with a pole attached to the top of his head. I just needed an eye-line, something the right height, so it looked like I was acting with a werewolf, which was all done with computer-generated imagery (CGI).

That was a challenge – I had to look scared of a student in a body stocking.”

He also goes on to talk about his recollections of Doctor Who from his childhood.

The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site is reports that Blue Peter are offering a replica Dalek to anyone who can find a missing episode of Doctor Who. More is available on this from the Blue Peter website, who say:

We want you to keep your eyes peeled for these missing episodes – ask your friends, relatives, parents – help them sort through their old belongings. You may just get lucky!

You would be able to keep whatever you find – we would just take a copy of the original. You could even earn yourself a reward – a full sized classic Dalek model!

They also helpfully list which episodes are still unaccounted for…

I was wandering around the local shopping centre on Tuesday when I encountered for the first time in real life a Tenth Doctor figure. Not bad, I thought, seems pretty realistic and doesn’t look anything like Phil Collinson. And it would seem that – according to The Daily Record – Ms Sophia Myles would agree. The girlfriend of Doctor Who star David Tennant apparently has a figurine of her lover in character, and says:

“The Pink Paper recently voted David the sexiest man in the universe. I would definitely agree. I will buy one of the Dr Who figures and carry it in my handbag.

I’m cheesed off they are not making a Madame de Pompadour doll, although I have had words with the producers.”

And this week’s Billie News – she fancies funnyman Steve Coogan, according to All Headline News, who relate an interview in GQ magazine.

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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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