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Published on March 19th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Radio Times Lists Timeslot

…as 7.55pm! A bit later than expected then, but nevertheless we can plan Saturday 31st a bit better now!

You can see a screengrab of the Radio Times website page listing this at FreemaAgyeman.com – one wonders however how permanent this timeslot is, and whether it reflects the content of the episode…

Lovely Freema also appeared in The Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, and her smashing fansite has reproduced the image that accompanied the piece. Smashing stuff!

WIthin the next 7 days, expect Russell T Davies to appear in the Times. He’s clocked up the other broadsheets, completing the first 3 with his profile in ,a href=http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article2369533.ece target=”_blank”>The Independent. Interestingly, it seems that Davies isn’t a fan of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code. How did he become a multi-millionaire from that? They kept getting trapped in buildings and then they just escape through the back door. They’re trapped in the cathedral, they’re trapped in the airport but, of course, they escape through the back door. It’s terrible.

It seems also that the Executive Producer could have ended up working as a graphic designer – perhaps on DWM – had his writing not taken off…

A cartoonist, because I used to do graphics and I was very good at art. I used to work at the BBC in the graphics department, doing Jackanory-type stories for them. Everything is on computer now and I wouldn’t even know where to begin now I’m in my forties but I would have loved that as a career. I still draw lots at home. Just doodling really. I think the realistic alternative would be graphic design – designing magazines.

That girl who used to be in Doctor Who appeared as a Jane Austen heroine on ITV on Sunday evening in Mansfield Park. Piper was pretty good as Fanny Price, but don’t take my word for it – catch the repeat or read this piece in The Herald

Finally, man of a thousand voices Jon Culshaw has featured in WoodandVale24.net, talking about his career and his talents, in particular his Tom Baker impersonation.

I’ve always been a great fan of Culshaw’s and find his Tom Baker to be a strange mixture of tone and character, yet strangely not quite perfect – like all of the best in his line of work his representation is a caricature of the original. We’ll finish with this little tale from Mr Culshaw about when his Tom Baker voice came in handy…

“Once, a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses rang the doorbell and said: ‘We’d like to talk to you about the Bible for a little while’.

“It was busy time for me, so I just reacted in the voice of Tom Baker and said, ‘No, I’m terribly sorry, that would be, err, terribly nice but unfortunately I have a very important job to do – one that involves the entire future of your species. Goodbye.’

“I had a camera on the intercom and I wish I could have filmed it as they looked at each other in such a quizzical way.”

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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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