Press Launch News 2

CBBC Newsround has excitedly reported on the Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code preview screenings at last night’s Doctor Who Press Launch.

Newsround‘s Lizo throws 7/10 in an eventless review (thankfully avoiding spoilers) with observations such as:

Writer Russell T. Davies’s great script instantly make us care about what happens to Martha. We meet her family, and see the everyday issues and problems she has to face with them. And as soon as she pairs up with The Doctor, we see they make a good team.

There are plenty of jokes, especially for people who’ve followed the last two series closely. And special mention should be made of Murray Gold’s music. He’s written a beautiful theme for Martha which we’ll, no doubt, hear again in later episodes.

The Newsround site also reports that a special trailer revealed some of the new monsters in Series 3 and that Series 4 has been commissioned, news confirmed by the BBC News page.

Freema and David spoke to the BBC News page reporter, appearing in extremely positive mood:

“Billie did a tremendous job,” said Agyeman. “I know no-one likes change but the nature of the show is change and hopefully fans will be cool with that and give me a chance.”

Davies spoke glowingly of his new star. “I just think people will open their hearts and let her in – they’ll love it.”

In our earlier bulletin we reported how David was refusing to answer Series 4 questions – it seems that he was more than hapopy to talk about Cardiff:

He was more willing to speak of his affection for Cardiff, where the hit series is filmed.

“Cardiff is a great city and has been very good to us,” he said. “It’s lovely to film there because everyone is so enthusiastic.

“You try filming in London and everyone’s so mean about it and complains that there is a huge camera truck parking in their street.

“Everyone in Cardiff seems to welcome us with open arms. God bless you all, frankly.”

There are also a nice selection of photos on the Newsround site, including one of Martha Jones stood in front of the moon…

Perhaps the Doctor’s new companion is a werewolf…?

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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