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Balls of String

David Tennant has been quoted on the Now Magazine website talking about his decisions to join and (more recently) leave the show. The content seems to be what we have been used to over the years – praise for Russell T Davies, admiration for the original series… and then you look at it with more…

Planet of the Dead: Bus-ted?

Reports indicate that the red London bus shipped overseas for lcoation shooting of Planet of the Dead has been damaged during transport, and is unable to be used, necessitating considerable rewrites of the Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts script. The bus would be a location double for the one used in the past few…

Captain Yates Returns

Big Finish have revealed that Richard Franklin will return as Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles tale The Magician’s Oath, scheduled for release in April. Richard Franklin appeared as a regular companion to the Earthbound Third Doctor (played by Jon Pertwee) between 1971 and 1974.  The character of UNIT Captain Mike Yates…

Hamlet DVD?

David Tennant’s Hamlet may have ended with a whimper, but there may yet be the opportunity for him to return to the part. A petition has been started by RSC Patron Margret Best to have the play starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart recorded for posterity – and the argument is a strong one: To…

Doctor-in-Law

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison has been appearing in a few publications lately as part of his promotion of the ITV1 series Unforgiven – and naturally conversation in these interviews turns to the current Doctor Who series, his brief return for Children in Need – and of course daughter Georgia Moffett’s relationshop with David Tennant. There’s…

Michelle Ryan Confirmed

The BBC have confirmed the casting of the tasty Michelle Ryan in the forthcoming story Planet of the Dead by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, which is currently in production – and that means that with Easter just a couple of weeks away (it’s an early one this year folks) the wait for some…

Cuts from the BBC Radiophonic Archive

Finally garnering the respect it deserves after many years of been overlooked or considered nothing more than an novelty, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is the subject of a superb feature at TheQuietus.com. The team responsible for the Doctor Who theme tune and the majority of the original runs soundtrack and incidental music has seen its…

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