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Doctor Who Comic Delayed

It was disappointing to hear that the IDW Doctor Who comic has been delayed – but good news is it should be out today! There’s also more to see at the quite excellent comics blog Sequentially Speaking, who seem as excited by the project as we are. The reasons by the delay are not given,…

TorchCon

It’s only been around for 16 months, but already Torchwood has gained a suitably large following to require a convention event – and there’s one due… Lovely Eve Myles will be appearing alongside former Buffy star and Torchwood guest actor James Marsters, Gareth David-Lloyd, who plays Ianto, former Neighbours and Ugly Betty actor Alan Dale…

Tommy Cooper Tribute

Absolutely delighted that the great Sir Anthony Hopkins has unveiled the long overdue statue of Tommy Cooper this weekend. It is a little-known fact that one of the funniest entertainers ever was a Welshman – Cooper was born in Caerphilly in 1921. The statue is 9ft high and made from bronze, and played host to…

Catherine Tate…

Death of a sacred cow #2 – why oh why does the very funny Catherine Tate want to be seen as a straight actress?Her serious performances to date have been nothing short of tedious retreads of her vilest creations. There are years left in some of these, in particular Lauren. Tate’s sketch show is a…

Weta Collectibles

Weta are the company behind some of the best quality Doctor Who merchandise available, and their range is expanding. A quick hop over to their website reveals charms such as: Series 1 Dalek in “open” mode; the helmet of Sontaran Linx; the Fourth Doctor and Davros struggling; the Master and a dead Auton from Season…

Verity Lambert Tribute

BBC Four is to broadcast a long-overdue appreciation of Verity Lambert’s work as a tribute to the first producer of Doctor Who who died in November after a career spanning 40 years. Planned for screening in April, the themed evening will feature a specially made documentary about Lambert’s work, covering Doctor Who, Minder and various…

Chinny Chin Chin!

So Bruce Forsyth was 180 years old last week. A massive happy returns; it’s amazing that he survived the Boer War and forged such a successful career in showbusiness.  He was of course too old to be called up to WWI and WWII. Seriously though, he has his detractors, he has had his embarrassing moments…

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