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Published on August 6th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

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Torchwood to be Re-Mounted?

Several reports suggest that the BBC production team behind Torchwood are less than happy with the results of several low-lit shoots, with Panasonic HD cameras.

Basically, it seems that the flashy cameras don’t work too well in low light. What delays this will put on the series are unknown, but as the tone of the show was reported to be quite dark it currently seems that reshooting will be necessary.

The report on Scifi Pulse claims:

“What was originally going to be a dark and brooding series has suddenly gone all bright and glossy. A lot of tape has been junked. Scenes re-shot in full lighting. A certain Russell T. Davies is said to have choked on his Lava Bread and Cockles. Angry e-mails are heading towards lawyers in the Far East…..”

This has also been reported at Dark Horizons (thanks Kingdom). While we’re on the subject of the show, and not it’s star, Jane Tranter has apparently stated that Torchwood

‘builds on some of the myths and legends that have been present in Doctor Who,’

so it will be interesting to see exactly what these are…

Meanwhile, John Barrowman is back. Not content with appearing in the West End, filming Torchwood and Series 3 of Doctor Who all in the same year, John is also a judge on BBC1s new Saturday night talent search, “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?”, in which hopefuls from around the country attempt to become West End stars in a forthcoming production of “The Sound of Music”. And via this link to UK red-top and red flag waving taboid The Mirror you can read about John’s school days in the Illinois, USA, in a not-at-all-sensationalist report: “THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT JOHN ..HE NEVER WANTED SEX”. That’s right, John’s High School girlfriend Paige Tucker dumped John because:

“When we kissed there was something not quite right”

The final straw came for Paige when patriotic Scot John asked her to the Prom.

Initially thrilled, she accepted. But later she backed out. “John’s dad always wore a kilt,” says Paige, “And I knew John was going to wear one. I hated the idea so I dumped him.

Bloody Scots and their damned silly clothes eh? But which is worse? Wearing a kilt or selling your recollection of events 20 years ago concerning someone who is now famous…?

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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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