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Published on November 23rd, 2011 | by Scott Varnham

McGann’s Living in a Time-Warp!

Any Eighth Doctor fans who were sitting with baited breath waiting for McGann’s episode of Living The Life to air should really breathe now, as it’s been announced that the episode won’t air until the 22nd of January 2012.

Living The Life, for those of us who didn’t know what it was, is a series on Sky Arts where two celebrities sit down and essentially just have a conversation with each other, in which they discuss highs and lows of their lives. The celebrities don’t always have a clear link – for instance, the first episode on the Sky Arts page for the programme features Stephen Fry and Bill Wyman (something I’d love to watch, but the page only features small clips of the episodes).

In Paul McGann’s episode, he’s joined by the actor Charles Dance, who you may remember from Sky’s adaptation of Going Postal (as Havelock Vetinari), Ali G In Da House (as a wordsmith, that title actually offends me) and something called Game Of Thrones (Dance also appeared in the first episode of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in 2000 alongside one David Tennant).

It seems like it’s shaping up to be a pretty interesting watch, and even if you don’t like or aren’t interested in Charles Dance, then Paul McGann should offer up some interesting stories and insights (and vice versa). Indeed, the only barrier to me watching it is that I don’t have Sky, which in this day and age is actually kind of sad.


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In his spare time, Scott writes for Kasterborous, his personal blog at WordPress and the revived Starburst Magazine. He’s also on Twitter (as @Scott_V_Writer) where he tries to be interesting and verbose in 140 characters.

5 Responses to McGann’s Living in a Time-Warp!

  1. avatar Dave says:

    Dance also appeared in Alien 3 in 1992 alongside one Paul McGann.

  2. avatar Francis Cave says:

    I’ve managed to avoid having Sky despite the many leaflets which regularly come through my door enticing me to joint and stands that are now a fixture in any shopping centre.

    I’ve had Freeview for many years know and I am more than happy with it!

  3. avatar Charlie says:

    They also appeared in Alien 3 together…

  4. avatar John Harley says:

    SKY is the biggest con going today! I had it for nearly twenty years and when my dish went I decided to leave the ‘family’ as they call it! Now after nearly eighteen months they have stopped begging me to rejoin! I used to get many calls asking me why I’ve left considering how long I was with them and basically why I would do this to them!!lol. The cost was getting ridiculous, in 2005 it was £40 for all the channels,I deleted sports yet by 2010 with just a smaller package it was £40 again! It’s an overpriced and unneeded thing just like the BBC but more expensive!

  5. avatar stlshawn says:

    McGann is the best underrated actor in the universe.

    Don’t believe me,, check out any of his Big Finish adventures. Such skill, such wonderful delivery,,, truly amazing.

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