Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Radio Times Photo Special

The Radio Times, the TV and radio listings magazine, has included a Doctor Who photo special article. The article includes many photos of the first day filming on Series 5 at Dunraven Bay in Southerdown, also the location for Bad Wolf Bay in Series 2 and 4. Click on the image below to enlarge...This week's Radio Times is available for a week, from 28th July-4th August, in the UK for £1.10.

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Monday, 27 July 2009

It's Official!

The official BBC Doctor Who website has finally confirmed that John Simm will be returning to Doctor Who in his role as The Master, and with blonde hair. Also returning alongside John, as I have previously reported, is Alexandra Moen playing Lucy Saxon, The Master's wife.
These are the exact words from the BBC Doctor Who site...

"If anyone wants to remain in the dark about the two specials which form the Tenth Doctor's finale, please look away now! Footage from the first of these episodes was screened during the Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con International, 2009, meaning details about the adventure are officially out there!"

"As we revealed earlier today, the episodes feature the return of John Simm as the Master. The Doctor's fellow Time Lord is sporting a different hair colour in the finale, working a striking, lighter look."

"And the Master isn't the only familiar figure returning from Doctor Who's recent past. Executive Producer Russell T Davies, who wrote David Tennant's final episodes, confirmed that Alexandra Moen is back as Lucy Saxon, the character we previously saw in The Sound of Drums and The Last of the Time Lords. Although married to the Master she put a serious dent in their relationship by shooting him but what happened to her after the events of Series Three has remained a mystery, so far..."

"Russell further explained that footage from the finale screened at Comic-Con included the voice of Timothy Dalton as the Narrator. His exact role in the specials is currently undisclosed but Dalton is, of course, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill."

"One of the biggest cheers of the Doctor Who panel occurred when the trailer showed the face of Catherine Tate, last seen playing Donna Noble in Journey's End. Bernard Cribbins, who played her grandfather, Wilf, also features in the trailer which depicts a grim-faced Doctor walking purposefully away from a wall of leaping flames... but towards what, or whom..?"

What do you think of this news?
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'The End Of Time' - First Trailer & Info

The first ever trailer for the last 2 2009 special - called 'The End of Time' - were shown during the special Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic Con recently. Like I said above, this post does contain big spoilers, so you have been warned!

The narrating voice of the trailer has been confirmed as Timothy Dalton, by Russell T Davies. Also in the trailer you can see Donna, Wilf (the one-off companion for this story), Sylvia Noble, a Mr Naismith (who is a big part of the story and has a book being released in it), and John Simm with blonde hair and a dark shot of him in a hoodie. Something else also confirmed is that Alexandra Moen is returning as Lucy Saxon, The master's wife. Let's the speculation begin...or continue...

What do you make of this trailer and the other info?
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Waters Of Mars Extended Trailer

The special Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2009 happened recently, and while they were there they showed an extra special extended trailer for 'The Waters of Mars'. The trailer features the chilling line, "Don't drink the water. Don't even touch it... Not one drop!" and even more of The Flood, the creepy zombie-like crew members who have been taken over in some way...

"They said I want going to die. They said 'he will knock four times' and I think I know what that means and it doesn't mean right here right now 'cos I don't hear anyone knocking, do you?"

What do you think of this trailer?
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Friday, 24 July 2009

Save Ianto Jones

The "Save Ianto Jones" campaign, to bring the Torchwood character back, is gaining more and more attention. Even the BBC News website are reporting on it now! BBC News have said, "Ianto Jones was killed by alien baddies the four-five-six in the third series, Children of Earth, screened this month. But Ianto fans are refusing to accept his demise and have created a website calling for his return."

The Save Ianto Jones website is calling upon fans to object to his demise in many different ways. People aren't just sending letters of complaint to the BBC, they're even sending packets of coffee "as certain ‘gifts’ in what is being known by the Torchwood and Ianto Jones fans as ‘The Great Coffee Protest’." Petitions, Live Journel groups, Facebook groups and Twitter accounts are being set up to protest about the death of the character. Fans are also sending postcards to the BBC in objection, giving out and sending posters, creating videos for YouTube.

However the biggest thing about this website has to be the main way they are protesting. Fans can donate money to Children in Need (despite this not really having anything to do with the character of Ianto). This donation process to "donate to Children in Need, in honour of Ianto Jones" has got quite a following. As I write this the campaign has raised a total of £2750.83 for Children in Need, and that can't be bad!

Are you going to donate? What do you think about this campaign?
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Third Doctor Action Figure Sets

Promotional photos and statements have been released in the announcement of 2 eagerly awaited action figure sets, both exclusive to Forbidden Planet in the UK and Ireland.

One set includes the Third Doctor, wearing a "blue jacket and high boots", and a Silver Dalek. The other set includes the Third Doctor with a variation on the other set's costume and a removeable cloak and a Sea Devil (already available as single-carded). Click images to enlarge...

Third Doctor & Silver Dalek - Exclusive Set 1
"This set features an exclusive action figure of the dynamic 3rd Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee with Blue jacket and high boots. It also features a splendid looking Dalek resplendent in Silver and black livery and sporting a machine gun. The Doctor comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver."

"The Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive on the planet Exxilon, where all electrical energy is drained off by an unknown force. The Doctor meets a Marine Space Corps expedition from Earth, stranded by the energy drain, who tell him that a plague is sweeping the galaxy and that the antidote, parrinium, can be found only on Exxilon. Sarah meanwhile discovers a magnificent white edifice with a flashing beacon on top, but is captured by a group of savage Exxilons to be sacrificed for defiling their city."

"The Doctor and the humans enter into an uneasy alliance with a group of Daleks who also land on the planet and whose weapons are also drained of energy. Rescuing Sarah, the Doctor and Marines escape into the tunnels around the city with Bellal, an enlightened native, as the Daleks reinforcements arrive, blazing machine guns in place of their energy weapons."

Third Doctor & Sea Devil - Exclusive Set 2
"This set features an exclusive action figure of the dynamic 3rd Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee with a magnificent Sea Devil figure with brand new and updated decoration. The Doctors cloak is removable and he comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver."

"The Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his high-security prison on an island off the south coast of England and hear from the governor, Colonel Trenchard, that ships have been mysteriously disappearing at sea. Investigating, the Doctor learns from the Naval base commander that the sinkings are centred around an abandoned sea fort. Visiting the fort, the Doctor and Jo are attacked by a “Sea Devil” - an amphibious breed of the prehistoric creatures or “Silurians” encountered by the Doctor not long before."

"The Master is secretly building a machine to wake the Sea Devils from their hibernation, so that they can reclaim Earth from the human population. The Doctor tries to broker peace between them and humankind, but is captured by the Master. As the time approaches, the Doctor’s only hope to save the human race lies in sabotaging the device and entombing the Sea Devils."

These figure sets are available from October 30th 2009 for £24.99 to residents in the UK and Ireland.

Will you be getting these figures? What do you make of them?
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Airlock Alpha Awards' Nominations

Doctor Who has gained 4 nominations at this year's Airlock Alpha awards! For those of you who are wondering what Airlock Alpha is - and I imagine that may be quite a lot of you - it is a news and rumours science-fiction entertainment site which began in 2001, formally known as SyFy Portal.

Doctor Who didn't get a nomination for the Best Series/Television award this year, the first year it hasn't made it into that category. Thomas Knight also got a nomination for his role as Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures. The nomination recieved are...

BEST ACTOR/Television
Jensen Ackles, "Supernatural"
Joshua Jackson, "Fringe"
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica"
Jason O'Mara, "Life On Mars"
David Tennant, "Doctor Who"

Eliza Dushku, "Dollhouse"
Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar Galactica"
Gretchen Mol, "Life On Mars"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Catherine Tate, "Doctor Who"

Whoopi Goldberg, "Wild in the Streets," Life on Mars
Richard Hatch, "Blood on the Scales," Battlestar Galactica
Billie Piper, "The Stolen Earth," Doctor Who
Alan Tudyk, "Omega," Dollhouse
Kate Vernon, "No Exit," Battlestar Galactica

"Daybreak, Part 2," Battlestar Galactica
"The Monster at the End of this Book," Supernatural
"The Oath," Battlestar Galactica
"Omega," Dollhouse
"Turn Left," Doctor Who

Thomas Dekker, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Jordan Hinson, "Eureka"
Thomas Knight, "The Sarah Jane Adventures"
Jacob Kogan, "Star Trek"
Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes"

Unfortunately voting closes tomorrow, July 25th, but according to Airlock Alpha the awards results will be announced some time "over the next couple weeks". You can be sure to be notified on them here!

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BAFTA Winning Visuals

Once again, Doctor Who's CGI bods at The Mill have won yet another BAFTA award for their stunning work on the episode 'The Fires of Pompeii', the second episode of Series 4, with the Visual Effects award.

Will Cohen, Visual FX Producer on Doctor Who, said, "We are thrilled to win the BAFTA for Visual Effects; this was our third year being nominated and the calibre of work in our category gets higher and higher." He added: "We would like to congratulate all those involved in the making of Doctor Who - 'Fires of Pompeii'."

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The Mill Renews Contract

It has been confirmed that special effects company The Mill - the company behind every one of Doctor Who's CGI (Computer Generated Imaging) from 2005 to 2009 - have officially renewed their contract with BBC Wales to create the CGI effects for Series 5.

Will Cohen, the Group Director for Film and TV at The Mill and Visual FX Producer on Doctor Who, said, "The Mill is absolutely delighted to be on board for the new series. We are looking forward to be welcoming the next incarnation of the Doctor and working with the new team to bring their creative visions to life, continuing to create striking visuals to support the narrative and making the new Doctor Who series in high definition look more like a movie than ever before!"

It has not been said, yet, how long this contract goes on until; presumably 4 to 5 years as that's how long the previous contract stood for.

What do you think of The Mill's work on the show?
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Children of Earth Cardiff DVD Signing

A week ago (17th July) the three main Torchwood cast members, John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, attended a massive Torchwood: Children of Earth DVD signing in Cardiff. First, they made touchdown in a helicopter in the middle of Roald Dahl Plass - after coming from a DVD signing in London - to the screams of excitement from tons of Torchwood fans surrounding the area.

John Barrowman said, “Cardiff is such an important part of Torchwood. I'm thrilled to be signing here." He added, “Arriving in a helicopter is not only really cool, it's also the only way to travel because someone's stolen the Torchwood vehicle.”

After a while, the team said goodbye to the bay and headed off to a Cardiff HMV store in Queen Street, South Glamorgan for even more signings. Sounds like an exciting day!

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

"Best of the best!"

Just 6 days after recieving an award for 'Best Banner' I've got another! Wow!
This most recent award, as you can probably tell from this post banner, is the'Sylariffic Site of 2009' from Sylar, who runs Ultimate Doctor Who! Who even dubbed Doctor Who Fansite as "The best of the best"!
Sylar said:
"To me, this is more of an achievement than an award. Sylariffic Site of 2009 means your site is even better than the best, it's just too good to even win a normal award, so here you go Thedoctorwho07, you're Sylariffic Site of The Year! Congratulations!"

So a HUGE thank you to Sylar for this phenomenal award! It really means a lot to have my site recognised in such a way!

Thank you!

Monday, 20 July 2009

New New Doctor. New New Pairing.

Yes, the title is in homage to the 10th Doctor's line, "New new Doctor"! lol
A brand new photo, which sees both Karen Gillan and Matt Smith on set in their costumes for their first day filming on Doctor Who Series 5 as Amy Pond and the Eleventh Doctor. Presumabley this means that the photo was taken today! Click the image to enlarge...Don't they look like a great pairing? However, my first thought was that the Doctor's outfit looks more like a museum tour guide, but then again I really didn't like the Ninth or Tenth Doctor's costumes at first either and now I love them! Also, I trust the great new production team to make it fantastic!

What were your first thought?
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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Torchwood October Novels

The covers and synopses for the upcoming Torchwood novel for October 2009 - click the cover images to enlarge...

'The Undertaker's Gift' - by Trevor Baxendale
"The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They’re suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won’t tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness.

It’s been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub’s latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems.

But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night-time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn’t want to be buried.

Torchwood should be ready for anything – but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering be the Undertaker’s gift to planet Earth?"

> Pre-order at BBC Shop

'Risk Assessment' - by James Goss

"Are you trying to tell me, Captain Harkness, that the entire staff of Torchwood Cardiff now consists of yourself, a woman in trousers and a tea boy?

Agnes Havisham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her deep sleep in only the worst of times – it’s happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad?

Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they're losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it's down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out.

And now they'll have to do it by the book. The 1901 edition."

> Pre-order at BBC Shop

'Consequences' - by James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Andrew Cartmel, Sarah Pinborough & David Llewellyn

"Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century… Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable.

But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a supermarket? How does a witness to an alien’s reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto’s actions at a local publisher’s affect Torchwood more than a century earlier?

For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past..."

> Pre-order at BBC Shop

All three of these novels will be available across Britain on October 1st 2009 for £7.99.

Will you be getting any of these? What do you think of the covers and synopses?
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Series 5 Companion Name

The Scottish companion for Series 5 of Doctor Who in 2010, played by Karen Gillan, is going to be called Amy! The news comes from the Daily Mirror 'newspaper', not usually reliable but this time it's also been reported in other red-top papers.

This news finally blasts the rumours out of the water that even speculated on whether Karen would be playing a younger Donna Noble (yes, seriously). Nicola Methven, reporting for The Daily Mirror, also says: "she'll have a Scottish accent". She's Scottish, what are they expecting?

Methven also says how, "there'll be some hot chemistry between them, just as there was with Rose and David's Doctor" despite the fact that nothing other than this companion's name and actress playing her has been confirmed.

> Read full article

What do you think about this? Were you part of the crowd who somehow thought it was a younger Donna?
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John Barrowman on Radio 2

Yesterday morning, John Barrowman - best known us as Captain Jack Harkness - presented his very own one-off radio show on BBC Radio 2, standing in for Zoe Ball in the 6:00AM - 7:25AM time slot. With guest Kirsten O'Brien, in the show the Torchwood star looks for family fun events, people travelling on holidays across the UK and asks all the international listeners for their top 5 favourite Doctor Who monsters.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Best Banner Award!

Doctor Who Fansite has today been awarded a fantastic award by Becky, the owner of The Oncoming Storm website, of 'Best Banner'! This award has now been added to the DWF Awards Wall section of this website.

Many, many thanks to Becky for giving me this award, I am really very grateful. It's very nice to have a banner you've put a lot of work into to be appreciated in such a way.

Thanks again, Becky!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Waters of Mars Clip and Photos

There isn't a lot I can write for this post other than that an excitingly creepy clip and photos (see below - click images to enlarge) have been released of Waters of Mars, both of which I can definitely imagine terrifying small children... can't wait!
the Doctor and Adelaide escape oncoming water-possessed crew members... presumably.Uh-oh! How creepy!

What do you think of the clip and photos?
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Children of Earth - Days Two & Three Ratings

The unofficial audience ratings for the second and third episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth have been released.

Day Two, which debuted on Tuesday night, got an average of 5.6 million viewers! This makes it the highest watched programme of the day, even beating the likes of soaps Eastenders and Emmerdale. Like Day One, Day Two's audience grew larger and larger throughout its hour time slot with a total of 24% share of the entire day's viewers. A further 82,000 viewers tuned in for the second episode on the BBC HD channel and 282,000 more watched the BBC Three repeat at 11:45pm. The Appreciation Index for this episode was a fantastic 90.

Day Three, last night, recieved an average total of 5.9 million viewers, making it the third watched programme of the day, and got an impressive 27.1% share of yesterday's audience. The BBC HD channel's airing of Day Three got around 105,000 viewers, but more than double watched the late night BBC Three repeat with 225,000. The total of all these viewers would make this episode jump forward into second place, ahead of Emmerdale.

What do you think about these figures?
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Children of Earth - Day Four

The exciting fourth episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth airs tonight and the BBC have released the two trailers for it: the Next Time trail, which aired before the credits of Day Three last night, and the new TV trailer airing between shows on the BBC.

What do you think of these trailers?
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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Children Of Earth - Day Three

The third episode of Torchwood: Children of earth is on tonight (as if you didn't know lol) and the BBC have released the two trailers for it: the Next Time trail, which aired before the credits of Day Two last night, and the new TV trailer for airing between slots on BBC channels.

What do you think of these trailers?
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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Children of Earth - Day One Ratings

Last night, the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth aired with the show's highest ever audience ratings. Day One got unofficial overnight viewer ratings of 5.9 million - with 25.8% of the day's audience; the fifth watched programme of the day and the second watched on BBC One. This opening episode was only beaten in ratings by the three main soaps. The final, official viewer ratings will be available in two weeks.

This news means that the possibility of a fourth Torchwood series is becoming more and more likey, as it is depending entirely on the success and popularity of Series 3, Children of Earth.

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Monday, 6 July 2009

Gareth and Eve on Breakfast

Torchwood stars, Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to promote 'Children of Earth' which starts tonight. The interview also features two fantastically exciting clips of tonight's episode, Day One.

What do you think of this interview? What about the two clips?
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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Hamlet's in the Can

The BBC TV production version of Hamlet, starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, has now completed filming. Once post-production is also finished, this production is set to be the highest selling educational DVD in Britain and will be aired on BBC One some time later this year.

Hamlet is also to be aired in America, probably on the channel BBC America in early 2010. While we wait, Illuminations Media have compiled a high-detail blog account of the recording of this production in June.

Are you going to watch and/or buy it this when it is released? What do you think about it?
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Friday, 3 July 2009

Billie and Elizabeth Shook Sci-Fi

Two of Doctor Who's best-loved and popular companions have been listed in the Total Sci-Fi website's Top 25 Women Who Shook Sci-Fi.

Billie Piper, who is most well-known for playing Rose Tyler since 2005, came at number 7 in the list, Total Sci-Fi say, "Out of all the new Who’s companions, it is indisputably Rose Tyler who has had the most impact on both fans and the Doctor himself. The plucky young woman is one of the rare companions to fall for the Doctor, while the Doctor is unable to get over losing her in the second series. Thankfully, it isn’t the last we see of the shopgirl-turned-deity."

Elizabeth Sladen, who became known for her highly popular role as Sarah Jane Smith since 1973, came at number 20 in the list: "The shrewd investigative journalist of The Sarah Jane Adventures first popped up as the Third Doctor’s assistant in The Time Warrior and went on to accompany the Fourth Doctor on his jaunts. The SJA proved the character was strong enough to warrant a series of her own, and saw Sarah Jane develop a newfound motherly instinct."

Personally, I think both these two (especially Liz) should have come a lot closer to number 1!

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Eleven Doctors Rumour is Not True

David Tenant has said - in response to the rumour made by the tabloids that a Children in Need special featuring all 11 Doctors will be aired - "Ooooh, that sounds like a good tabloid wheeze! It’s not something I’ve heard anything about, and I would have thought they’d be in touch. But that’d be quite a curious way to introduce Matt Smith. I’d have thought they’d wait until his first story. Not anything I’ve heard about yet.” If it was true, then David would have been told by now, he would have known a long time ago. Therefore, this cannot be true.

Tennant continued by describing his final day as the Tenth Doctor on set, “I’m all finished. Three or four weeks ago, I filmed my last scene, so it’s over. Still a long time to go before they’re all broadcast, though, so I’m still clinging on for a bit!” He then added: “But yeah, it’s done. It was very emotional, very exciting. We managed to go out with some of the best scripts I had in four years, so it was a real treat.”

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Doctor Who Movie Confirmation?

Claims have been made that plans of a Doctor Who big-screen film featuring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor will be confirmed during the special Doctor Who panel (reported on previously by DWF) at the San Diego Comic Con 2009 in July. Apparently Russell T Davies and David Tennant will confirm this long-awaited rumour some time in the Q & A session.

Rumours of a big-screen movie were even being bandied about in 2006 around the time Series 2 ended. However, the speculations were fuelled even more when "Doctor Who - The Movie" appeared a few months ago on Russell T Davies' CV on his website and was discovered by fans of the show.

Other people on the Doctor Who panel include Julie Gardner, former Exective Producer from 2003 to 2009, and Euros Lyn, who has directed a total of 13 episodes of Doctor Who (including a lot of the most memorable ones and the 2 final 2009 specials) and the upcoming 5-part Series 3 of Torchwood, 'Children of Earth'.

Do you think a Doctor Who movie will be made? Are you going to this year's SDCC?
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Torchwood Radio Plays

The Torchwood radio plays - 'Asylum', 'Golden Age' and 'The Dead Line' - which aired on BBC Radio 4 this week are now all available for download on the BBC Radio 4 website.

Download the plays here >>>

When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting, he thinks it is going to be a routine case. Then he sees the weapon she is carrying and decides to call in the Torchwood team.

'Golden Age'
The Torchwood team are led to Delhi on the trail of a dangerous energy field.

'The Dead Line'
When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma – like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate.

What do you think of these 3 plays? Are you downloading them?
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Russell T Davies Talks Torchwood With SFX

Torchwood: Children of Earth begins in three days, next Monday, and so Russell T Davies has discussed excusively with SFX about what's to come...

So Torchwood is returning for a third season that’s only five episodes long – why’s that? When we first heard the news we wondered if John Barrowman was too busy to commit to more.
"Oh no, it’s not that - that’s tail wagging dog, that is. If we’d wanted 13 episodes we’d have booked him up for 13 episodes and he would have done 13 episodes. It’s just the shift onto BBC One. I don’t think it was ever likely to get a run of 13 hours on BBC One, I don’t think BBC One could actually afford that any more, Seriously, is there anything that’s 13 hours long? Hmm, Spooks has eight... this isn’t because of cutbacks, that just doesn’t exist on BBC One, apart from the Saturday night shows... does it? Does anything run for 13? Not in the week. And the thought of doing something we’ve never done, which is a five parter, was very exciting."

There are two less regulars since the death of Owen and Tosh in season two. Does that change the dynamic? Do the surviving team members become different types of characters with different responsibilities?
"Not madly, to be honest. I mean, in the first episode you see the team in need of a doctor and that’s where Dr Rupesh Patanjali, played by Rik Makarem comes in. He’s sort of on their list to recruit because they feel they need someone with knowledge of biology. But y’know, you’ve got Ianto to cover the computer side of things that Tosh used to do, you see Gwen quite happily using the computers too... I’m not saying they’re not missed - there’s a fleeting reference to them. But it’s time to move on. If it had gone out very soon after season two you’d have done a lot more mourning, and there was a Radio Four play that took on the burden of expressing some of the grief. And actually, even if this had been a normal season three starter you don’t spend that long looking back. So no, to be blunt, they work very well as a team of three."

What do you think of this interview? Are you looking forward to Torchwood Series 3?
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