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Published on March 16th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Gene Hunt – GRASS!

Tough 1970s cop DCI Gene “Genie” Hunt has spilled the beans to tabloid The Sun regarding his former colleague DI Sam Tyler, and his new role in Doctor Who… (Likely SPOILER ahead if you’re playing hidey-spoiler)

Hunt – master of the planted evidence and roughing up of suspects – is played to perfection by Philip Glenister, who recently spoke to The Sun at an awards ceremony:

Philip… said he had no worries about John (Sam Tyler) being evil.

Philip, 44, told us at the Royal Television Society awards: “You should see John first thing in the morning — that’s evil enough. He’ll be brilliant.”

(Also in via whatsontv.co.uk.)

You might be interested to know that oracle of all things broadcast DigitalSpy has just found out that Stephen Fry will not be writing a Doctor Who episode. It’s good to be on the ball…

Big news however is the sight of the increasingly sexy Freema Agyeman walking on the moon. I don’t want to get all Page 3 about this, but I’m dedicating an entire news item to the picture.

So to finish off this bulletin, there’s news of the Doctor Who Up Close Exhibition in Cardiff Bay, which due to popular Pete Wallbanks Exclusive Cybermen Artdemand is to remain open indefinitely! The Exhibition has been open since 2005 and provides visitors with an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of everyones favourite show. However it seems there is also a small price rise on the horizon. Currently entrance is Adults £4, Child/Concessions £3, Family (2+2) £10, but this is set to rise at Easter to Adults £5, Children and Concessions £3.50, Family (2+2) £14.

Ah – but before we go any further, well done to all concerned for raising £40.2m in aid of Comic Relief. BBC One’s evening of entertainment included a couple of appearances by David Tennant, most notably as a teacher up against Runaway Bride co-star Catherine Tate’s comic creation Lauren and a brief interview with Chris Evans. The Catherine Tate sketches – alongside David Tennant, Daniel Craig, PM Tony Blair and Noel Edmonds – are availabel from April 9th available from Amazon for just £5.00 in aid of Comic Relief.

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About the Author

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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