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Published on March 15th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Isherwood in the Radio Times

In this week’s Radio Times, on sale today (Tuesday, March 15th) you can find out more about the forthcoming drama Christopher and His Kind, which stars Matt Smith, who graces the cover in character as writer Christopher Isherwood.

In an interview with Radio Times, Matt Smith compares Christopher Isherwood’s experiences in 1930s Berlin to those of his time-travelling alter ego, the Doctor.

“He left 1930s England and arrived in Berlin, a place that in comparison was an alien planet,” says Smith, whose role as the young author is the first major drama he has taken on since being cast as the Time Lord.

“There’s this burgeoning doom of Nazism emerging. It feels like there are vampires walking through the city. There are these brown shirts who are becoming more and more prominent and more and more vocal. They’ve started ransacking shops.”

This certainly looks like must-see viewing for any Doctor Who fan. Christopher and His Kind also stars Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots, Toby Jones and Douglas Booth and airs on Saturday, March 19th at 9.30-11.00pm on BBC TWO and BBC HD.

We’ll have more coverage on this very interesting looking drama later in the week!


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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+.

3 Responses to Isherwood in the Radio Times

  1. Forget Christopher Isherwood – with that hat Matt ought to be playing Indiana Jones!

  2. avatar Leosw4 says:

    Looking forward to this actually.

    Matt does look rather dashing-but then he always does.Looks like a fashion shoot.

  3. avatar Carn says:

    I don’t get it. Smith is kinda weird looking yet somehow looks right in any type of clothing and somehow every kind of hat we’ve seen him in so far. That’s gotta be fairly rare.

    They couldn’t resist mentioning the Doctor on the very cover though could they? Doesn’t he want to show that in this he isn’t the Doctor at all?

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