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Writing DW “an honour”

Meera Syal, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious me, has praised both the “classic” and “new” series of Doctor Who. It seems that Meera, currently playing Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, has a fondness for how the show used to be made: “Part of its quaintness was that it was sometimes slightly amateur……

The Doctor Who Policy

The BBC has released its Statements of Programme Policy (SoPPs) for the next year, stating how it intends to maintain and improve the quality of its output for the public. Among the content priorities, the Beeb will strive to create ambitious UK drama which obviously includes Doctor Who. The report delves deeply into what the…

Cold Blood Trailer

Things are looking set to hot up in Doctor Who tonight in the conversely-titled Cold Blood – we’ve got a clip for you below, so if you don’t want to know in advance, look away now! Featured in this clip are Neve McIntosh as Restac, Arthur Darvill as Rory, Robert Pugh as Tony Mack, Nia…

Who Aye, Man

South Tyneside has become the latest in a long line of cities to host a Doctor Who exhibition. The event looks absolutely fantastic, full of heroes and villains from the shows start in 2005 up to the present. Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Smilers and Sontaran props all put in an appearance. As well as a planetarium,…

Operation: Platinum Age, Part 2

Continuing Elton Townend Jones’ appraisal of Series 5/Season 31… Fortunately, The Hungry Earth has put things back on track. It’s been clear throughout the season that Moffat has been the strongest writer for the new regulars, but he also seemed to lack the equivalent of himself that Russell T Davies had. Perhaps Chris Chibnall will…

Moffat Pilot Snuffed

Digital Spy reported this week that the pilot episode of Steven Moffat’s planned BBC drama Sherlock is not set to air.  The programme itself, which will star Martin Freeman as fiction’s most famous mystery-solver and co-created by another Who veteran, Mark Gatiss, intends to entertain its viewers over a three-part run this summer, but the…

Clarke: “I didn’t rehearse”

Mickey-Mick-Mickey Smith himself Noel Clarke has been talking to The Guardian about his struggles in the early days of nuWho. Clarke, whose film 4.3.2.1. (a transatlantic all-girl diamond heist) is released on the 2nd June, told the paper how he failed to grasp the tone of the show on its return. “I came in and…

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