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Future of Comedy – online?

Interesting Organ Grinder blog entry on the Guardian website, which suggests that the recent lack of original mainstream comedy on BBC One and ITV1 could be because the main audience – school pupils, college and university students, the cool, festival-going crowd – are watching their comedy online. After all, they’re all busy happy slapping and…

Tennant Offered 6-Figure Deal

According to a report from the Scots paper The Scotsman (right…), Doctor Who star David Tennant has been offered an impressive £1.3 million to stay in the role. It seems that with Russell T Davies’ time onthe show nearing its end, Tennant is also coming to the end of his contract, and so the top…

Doctor Who: The Forgotten

This is what I call a featured article. Comic Book Resources have drowned the opposition once again (Doctor Who Magazine, how can you keep missing out on featuring these guys?) with a superb piece on the IDW Doctor Who comic. Jam packed full of images and cover art from the latest miniseries Doctor Who: The…

Harry & Paul are BACK

[singlepic=53,320,240,,right]We wanted it, and we’ve got it – a second series of Ruddy Hell, It’s Harry and Paul (although don’t be surprised by a name change) is in production, with the comedians recording footage on July 21st at BBC Radio Theatre, 6.15pm. Thanks to the BBC’s free audience policy, you can go along – but…

Saltburn Comedy Festival

Here’s one we didn’t see coming – on 17-21 June, the Saltburn Comedy Festival will be held a few miles from the Quintessential Comedy headquarters! To be held at the Saltburn Theatre on Albion Terrace, the acts – previewing material for the Edinburgh Festival – are: *Jason Manford: Perrier nominee in 2005 and the brand…

An Army of Fans

Everybody is going quite literally Doctor Who mad this week, with the press chatting about everything from Billie’s teeth to this – a superb offering from The Guardian that discusses several fan-made attempts to remake missing episodes of Doctor Who through soundtracks and animation. Inspired by the efforts of Cosgrove Hall on 2006’s The Invasion,…

Doctor Who Adventures 70!

We have just recieved the latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures Magazine and what a fab edition it is to! I’ll let the press release take it away… The Daleks are coming! They’re almost here, so look out and find out more about the Daleks in the new issue of Doctor Who Adventures! There’s a special…

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