Monday, 28 June 2010

The Master John Simm Reunites With Life On Mars Philip Glenister

Mad Dogs

Max Beesley, John Simm, Philip Glenister and Marc Warren, who are to star in Mad Dogs. Photograph: Rankin/Sky

Philip Glenister, Max Beesley, John Simm and Marc Warren are to star in Mad Dogs, a new Sky1 high definition drama about a group of schoolfriends who get more than they bargained for when they go abroad for a retirement party.

The fortysomethings are invited to a friend's villa in Majorca to celebrate the retirement party for another old school friend, Alvo, who has made his fortune in property. However, the holiday turns into a "labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder".

Mad Dogs is due to air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in four, 60-minute episodes in the spring of 2011. Location filming in Majorca begins this week.

The drama has been written by Cris Cole and is being made by the independent producer Left Bank Pictures, the company responsible for Wallander and the Sky1 drama Strike Back, which begins this week. Mad Dogs was commissioned by Elaine Pyke, Sky1's head of drama.

Mad Dogs is being executive-produced by Pyke, Left Bank's founder and chief executive Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie, the company's head of film. Adrian Shergold is directing, with Spencer Campbell producing.

SJA: Guests & Episodes Titles Episode titles have been revealed for the fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The six stories of the fourth series:

Episodes 1&2 'The Nightmare Man' by Joseph Lidster
Episodes 3&4 'The Vault of Secrets' by Phil Ford
Episodes 5&6 'Death of the Doctor' by Russell T Davies
Episodes 7&8 'The Empty Planet' by Gareth Roberts
Episodes 9&10 'Lost in Time' by Rupert Laight
Episodes 11&12 'Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith' by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman

Julian Bleach, who previously played The Ghostmaker in Torchwoods 'Out of the Rain' and Davros in Doctor Who - 'The Stolen Earth/Journey's End', will guest star as the Nightmare Man in the first two-parter. Other names confirmed are Cheryl Campbell, Cyril Nri and Julie Graham are also due to appear.

Doctor Who Christmas Script Goes Missing

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond

The script for the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas special has reportedly gone missing.

According to the Daily Star, filming for the special "has been thrown into jeopardy" by the loss.

Executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat is said to be "facing a race against time to create a new draft before filming commences next month".

Moffat also allegedly revealed that the episode would be "a flashback Christmas special."

The final episode of the programme's fifth series aired on June 26. A new series is expected to follow the Christmas special in 2011.

Two past Doctor Who writers Paul Cornell and Tom MacRae may be returning for the show's sixth series.

Morgan Jeffery

Orbital & Matt Smith At Glastonbury 27.06.10

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Underground Toys unveil exclusive SDCC figure set

Underground Toys have unveiled their new Doctor Who figure set, which will be sold exclusively at the 41st San Diego Comic Con.

The set includes the Eleventh Doctor and the orange Scientist Dalek introduced in Victory of the Daleks. According to their website, the item will be available to purchase in their booth, #3949, and BBC America’s booth, #3629, at this year’s convention, which takes place from Thursday July 22nd-Sunday July 25th.

'Doctor Who' Tardis sold for over £10,000

A Doctor Who Tardis has sold for over £10,000 at auction.

The prop, used by Christopher Eccleston, was expected to reach about £8,000 in the Bonham's sale but eventually fetched £10,800.

The Mirror reports that a Tardis model made for an exhibition sold for £900 and a Cyberman helmet from 1967 went for £7,800.

Elsewhere, two Daleks from the 1960s fetched £4,800 each and a model of K-9 eventually sold for £1,200.

By Catriona Wightman, TV Reporter,

Sunday, 20 June 2010

DWM423 - Free Double Sided Poster!

Available at newsagents & other outlets on Thursday 24th June 2010 Priced: £4.20

Inside The Doctor's new home... and there's more room than the Tardis

New acquisition: Doctor who star Matt Smith has purchased this two-bedroom apartment in North London, and like the Tardis, from the outside looks can be deceivingNew acquisition: Doctor who star Matt Smith has purchased this two-bedroom apartment in North London, and like the Tardis, from the outside looks can be deceiving

He famously travels in a blue police box with more space inside than outside.

So when it came to buying a new home it’s no surprise Doctor Who star Matt Smith needed a pad with the right dimensions.

From the outside, his flat looks like a church. But just like the Tardis, appearances can be deceptive. The narrow windows give no clue to the scale inside. The two-bedroom apartment has a 31ft lounge and a triple-height vaulted ceiling.

It is the 27-year-old’s first property purchase since he became the 11th and youngest-ever actor to play the Doctor. The North London flat is being sold by hip-hop star DJ Yoda – real name Duncan Beiny – who accepted an offer above the £775,000 asking price. Estate agents call it a ‘magnificent property’ boasting ‘beautiful stained-glass windows’.

Sizeable: Doctor Who star Matt Smith can look forward to relaxing in this vast lounge after he purchased a new apartment in North London

Article by Daniel Boffey


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Infrared Battle: Remote Control Daleks

Doctor Who: Infrared Battle: Remote Control Dalek: Red Dalek Drone (Product Image) DroneDoctor Who: Infrared Battle: Remote Control Dalek: Blue Dalek Strategist (Product Image) Strategist

Many Years ago, the Daleks sent out thousands of egg-shaped Progenitors containing the genetic coding of the race, so that new Daleks could be created whenever necessary. One of these Progenitors was found in war-torn England during the Second World War and transported to a Dalek ship.

However, because the Daleks that found it had been genetically modified by their creator Davros, using his own DNA, the Progenitor did not acknowledge them as pure Daleks, until the Doctor identified them as such and the Progenitor created a new race of powerful Daleks as a result. Amongst these Daleks were the Red Drones and Blue Strategists.

This fully functional radio controlled Dalek has full 360 degree movement control and a built-in infrared combat system which allows you to use two Daleks to battle against each other. Features also include flashing lights, speech a poseable gun and arm. Infrared battle with two Daleks requires two Daleks of different control frequencies (27 MHz & 40 MHz).

Two to collect; One Dalek supplied.

Requires 6 x AAA batteries.

Pre-Order £17.99 RRP £19.99 Available 20 July 2010.
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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Whoniverse Takes Over The Portal Awards

David Tennant has been nominated for Best Actor at this year's Portal Awards. 'The End Of Time', David's last appearance as The Doctor, is up for Best Episode award, with Doctor Who up for Best Television award.

Also nominated are: Karen Gillan, Eve Myles for Best Television Actress, Bernard Cribbins has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, ALex Kingston is nominated as Best Special Guest against Leonard Nimoy in Fringe. For Best Story award are 'The End Of Time' and Torchwood's 'Children Of Time' are up against American shows Lost, Smallville and Fringe.

Eccleston "wasn't comfortable" on 'Who'

The Ninth Doctor from Doctor WhoChristopher Eccleston has revealed that he left Doctor Who because he was unhappy with the working environment.

Eccleston joined the show when it was rebooted in 2005 but left after one series.

In an interview with the Radio Times, the actor explained that he "wasn't comfortable" on the programme and added: "I think it's more important to be your own man than be successful, so I left."

He continued: "I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn't want to do any more. I didn't enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in. I thought if I stay in this job, I'm going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong."

However, Eccleston explained that he is proud of his time on the show and claimed that "the most important thing" is that he was able to play The Doctor.

"I really feel that because it kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it," he said. "I'm very proud of it."

Eccleston will appear as John Lennon in BBC Four drama Lennon Naked later this month. By

Catriona Wightman

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Family Guy Meets Doctor Who

Family Guy's Stewie takes on the role of The Doctor.

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Friday, 11 June 2010

The Eleven Doctors Figure Set

The ultimate Doctor Who collectors set!

Features all eleven incarnations of the Doctor presented in an impressive TARDIS display box.

Pre-Order Price
RRP £49.99
You Save: £3.00 (6%)


This item is expected at our warehouse on 08 August 2010.

Galaxy Four are doing this item for £49.99. They expect to have the item 10th July 2010.

I would rather wait and save the £3!

Monday, 7 June 2010


BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, have today announced a three way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.

The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC ONE, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson, and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

Full article here

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Torchwood Comic

Torchwood #1

The BBC TV series hits the world of comics!

Queen Victoria's finest hit comics this months with the special debut issue of Torchwood! Written by Captain Jack himself, actor John Barrowman brings you the story of 'The Selkie', with mysterious doings on a remote Scottish island

Art is courtesy of Turf's Tommy Lee Edwards!

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