Tagged The Hungry Earth

Stop Moving Who

Den of Geek has expressed concerns at the “here and there” timeslots that this years Doctor Who episodes have been given. Taking on board the fact that this is also a world cup year, the website has listed the varying times that the show has aired over the last twelve weeks: The Eleventh Hour: 6.25pm…

Doctor Who Magazine 422

Doctor Who Magazine scales new heights in issue 422 – the award-winning Richard Curtis, writer of Vincent and the Doctor, talks exclusively about his forthcoming episode in DWM 422… “It was a joy working on something my kids love,” says Richard. “During the summer I was writing it, we had lots of prints of Van…

Cold Blood Reaction

According to overnight figure reports, Doctor Who drew an audience of 5.46m (26.3% audience share) to BBC One on Saturday as Cold Blood concluded the two-part adventure begun with The Hungry Earth. It also seems a good chunk of viewers tuned in to BBC HD – total overnight figures indicate an audience of 5.7m, 27.2%…

Silurian Extras

The BBC has updated the official Doctor Who website with some features linked to last Saturday’s episode Cold Blood. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan answer some awkward questions and Meera Syal (Nasreen in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood) gives her personal opinion on Matt, what she thinks of his portrayal of the Eleventh Doctor and what…

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……

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…

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