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…