R3 Guide to Torchwood series 1

I’m in the process of (very slowly) going through series 1 of Torchwood on iPlayer. I don’t intend to review every episode but will highlight a few of what (to me) are the more important ones. In this post I’ll either link out to a full review or just put a sentence or two. It’s…

Incoming message from Yvonne Hartman

Thanks to RTD we have the following urgent message from Torchwood: ++ INCOMING MESSAGE ++ INCOMING ++ from Yvonne Hartman, CEO of Torchwood+ pic.twitter.com/OPY1O6vFXz — Russell T Davies (@russelldavies63) March 26, 2020 Stay Safe –+ Message Ends +–

Doctor Who and The Time War

RTD has just published his short prequel to Rose. It’s on the BBC website. take a moment, read and think about what might have been: Russell T Davies writes a prequel to Doctor Who – Rose. Stay safe. +++ Message Ends +++

On Target with new Who novels

Penguin books is producing a new collection of Target Doctor Who books, focused on the new series. We may be some way from getting The Empty Child (see mock-up by Andrew-Mark Thompson (and his related post Revisiting the Eccleston Target Book Covers…) there’s plenty to look forward to. Details from the Penguin site suggest April 2018 release for five…

When Lesley Sharp was the Eleventh Doctor

I was listening to a radio interview with Lesley Sharp, and idly wondering (as you do) if she had ever done any Big Finish (not yet), when the interview went on to how excellent she’d been in the Tenth Doctor story Midnight. It then moved on to mention that Russell T Davies had considered Lesley in the…

Russell T Davies talks to Frank Skinner

A good spot from CultBox is a radio interview between Russell T Davies and Frank Skinner as part of the promotion for James Goss’s Doctor Who poetry book. They cover some details, and give a link to the interview itself: Doctor Who: Russell T Davies on the re-writing of the Time War. === Message Ends ===

Now We Are 600

Thanks to DoctorWhoTV for the news of a new collection of time lord poetry, Now We Are 600. Written by the ever-talented James Goss, it’s illustrated by the as talented Russell T Davies. Full details: FORMER SHOWRUNNER RUSSELL T DAVIES RETURNS TO DOCTOR WHO FOR POETRY BOOK. &&& Message Ends &&&

Did Buffy really influence new-Who?

Some press this week (eg here on the Radio Times site) where Anthony Head talks about many things, including the influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Doctor Who. As we all know, Anthony appeared as a headmaster in the Tenth Doctor story School Reunion, and was beaten to the role of the Eighth Doctor by Paul McGann (as was Peter…

More to come from Big Finish?!

As we continue to digest the huge amounts of recent new-Who goodness from Big Finish, I’ll just point you at a post on FaceBook where Big Finish thanks us all for our enthusiasm, thanks Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Alex Kingston for everything and also drops in this line: [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]and there’s still…

I talk Midnight on Kasterborous

Over on Kasterborous I’ve contributed to a feature on the fourth series of nu-Who, the series with the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble. The episode I choose was Midnight a Russell T Davies episode I think bears re-watching. The feature is: NUWHO 10TH ANNIVERSARY: WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNDERRATED SERIES 4 STORY?. [+] End Message [+]