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Songs for Fifty – The Doctor Who Prom

On a blazingly hot day in London most people would have out in one of London’s many parks. But an army of tweed-wearing and Fez-sporting fans from all over the world were queuing for one of the summer’s hottest tickets: the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Prom. This, the third BBC Prom devoted to Doctor Who,…

Former Doctor Who producer and creator of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Russell T Davies
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RTD: Torchwood “In limbo”

It’s been over a year since Torchwood: Miracle Day ended in a blaze of “if only all 10 episodes had been this good”, and in this time we’ve heard little from the immortal Jack Harkness and down-to-earth Welsh girl Gwen Cooper outside of a couple of books. Sadly, we’ve even heard little from the show’s…

Doctor Who is produced by Britain's public service broadcaster, the BBC
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Time to Pay for iPlayer?

Could BBC’s hugely successful iPlayer service be the basis for a new pay-to-download service for new and old BBC TV shows? Industry website paidContent has learned that the BBC is developing Project Barcelona, a scheme whereby viewers can purchase programming under download-to-own arrangement. The project requires that the rights for some shows are arranged with…

Record Breaking Astronaut!

Remember those disappointing initial figures for Doctor Who Series 6 opener The Impossible Astronaut which were then improved as a final 8.86 million total? Well it seems that among those viewers, a massive 4.1 million watched the thrilling episode via a delayed viewing service, typically Sky+. Not only is this typical of the way the…

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