Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sarah Jane & The Moff nominated for RTS Award

The Royal Television Society has revealed it’s full list of 2012 award nominations. Although Doctor Who itself hasn’t got a look in, executive producer and head writer Steven “The Moff” Moffat is considered in the “Writer – Drama” category. Alongside The Moff in this category is Peter Bowker and Neil McKay.

Also nominated is the best children drama around The Sarah Jane Adventures, luckily placed in the “Children’s Drama” category! Rivalling SJA for children’s drama is fellow CBBC show Tracy Beaker Returns.postpic_VS-StevenMoffatpostpic_VS-SJA

Other nominees include John Simm (The Master, 2007-10) in Best Male Actor for his role in BBC One’s Exile, Russell Tovey (Midshipman Alonso Frame in ‘Voyage of the Damned’ & ‘The End of Time Part 2) with Sarah Solemani in their hit BBC Three comedy Him & Her for Best Comedy Performance category. The Fades is nominated in Best Drama (starring Tom Ellis – Dr Tom Milligan in ‘Last of the Timelords’), while James Corden (Craig in ‘The Lodger’ & ‘Closing Time’) has been recognised in the Entertainment Performance category for his Sky One sports-based gameshow A League of Their Own.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Series 7 Episode 3 Title Revealed?

In an interview with BBC America about his upcoming episode of Doctor Who Series 7 (which we now know is likely to be Episode Three), Toby Whithouse hinted: “My episode is in a genre I’ve never written before — frankly, no one has written in that genre for quite a while now.”
Now, on the Gallifrey Base forums, a poster has claimed that an actor colleague of theirs had with them a audition script page for Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 3, bearing the intriguing title:
‘The Gunslingers’
This might explain the recently discovered filming trip to Spain that the Doctor Who crew will be soon making for an episode in the next series - quite a number of spaghetti western cowboy films have been filmed in Spain before.books_2007-01-Peacemaker
In keeping with Whithouse’s comment, this is certainly a genre that has not been written for TV Doctor Who in quite some time (see ‘The Gunfighters’, if you can), not to mention that it would undoubtedly accommodate the Eleventh Doctor’s trusty Stetson.
Many thanks to Dr Who Spoilers.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Sherlock VS Spock? - Star Trek filming commences


WARNING: this post may contain spoilers.

Filming is well underway on the new Star Trek film  in the franchise’s ‘reboot series’. Renound actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as a big bad villain in the new film, and recent filming reports show photos of the Sherlock star shooting a fight scene between his character and Spock (played by Zachary Quinto, Heroes) and Lieutenant Uhura (played by Zoe Saldana, Avatar).

Director JJ Abrams was seen on set choreographing and directing this epic fight scene, which took place on top of a 180-degree-rotating Space Barge set with a green screen backdrop. Interestingly, Cumberbatch appears to be wearing a variation of the Star Fleet uniform, with black shirt instead of the usual red, blue and yellows.

Click the images to enlarge…

Zoe Saldana said of the leaked on-set pictures: “J.J. was very upset, I have to say that. It's not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it's such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.”

The next Star Trek movie is due for release in 2013 and also stars Simon Pegg as “Scotty” (previoulsy played The Editor in Doctor Who ‘The Long Game’, Shaun of the Dead, Paul) and Chris Pine (ER, CSI Miami).

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Remembering Nicholas Courtney (1929-2011)

“Chap with the wings, there. Five rounds rapid.”

That immortal line, spoken famously by UNIT’s only true leader. Evoking such brilliant memories in young and old.

One year ago to this day, our Brigadier - Nicholas Courtney – passed away. A year since the news and it still feels unreal.
Gone? Surely not. Our Brig?

Nobody has to do anything particularly flamboyant or spectacular, just remember him. Not that we could forget, but just keep him in mind today and, in doing so, raise your glass and give a little tip of the old UNIT cap to Nicholas Courtney who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart with such brilliance for so long.

Nicholas Courtney

Nicholas Courtney

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Karen Gillan: "It's a damn good exit!"

The actress brought to fame for her portrayal of Amy Pond has given an exclusive interview to IGN about her current work recently, including talk about her (then) upcoming TV film 'biopic' We'll Take Manhattan.

But, for us Who fans, the more interesting topic of conversation came when the interviewer moved to the subject of Karen's involvement in Doctor Who Series 7 in 2012. As we all know, word on the next 2012 series is tight-lipped, but Karen Gillan has given us some interesting titbits nonetheless.

A photo of Karen Gillan. Just because. When asked of the number of episodes in which she would feature, Karen said: "I'm not allowed to say. But I know they're going to be so damn good. It's so exciting." She added, "I think [the episodes are] the best ever. I can't say anything, but - oh God - I'm dying to say something!"

Are there certain things you'd like to see happen, as far as closure for her?
"I want to see her go with everything that she wants, because initially, when we met her, she was just seeking what she wants, you know what I mean? And she was kind of in this lost, transitional period, where she didn't have a stable life. So I just want to see her get what she wants."

We've seen some Doctor Who companions in the past leave and then make guest appearances. Would you be up for that if the door was open?
"I really, really want to have a final exit and then be able to look back on that as a final exit. I don't know... I just don't want to take away from that exit by making cameos in the future. I'd quite like it to be final and for people just to remember it fondly." Karen then added, "I don't even know what I'm hoping for. I just know that whatever I hope for, I read it and it's always better!"

What's it like for you to begin preparing for your time on the show to come to a close?
"It's so weird. It's just so weird. I was 21 when I started this job and I didn't really know what I was getting into. And then it just went crazy. It was this whirlwind. I'm coming out of the other end of it and I feel like a different person almost."

"And I just had the best time of my entire life doing this job. Honestly, I've got to say that. So obviously I'm going to be sad to be going and I'm going to be leaving my best mates behind. But you know, all things come to a natural end and that's what the show's about: Change. And you just kind of have to embrace it and go with it."

Doctor Who Series 7 is due to broadcast this Autumn, and began filming yesterday morning.

> Series 7 Location Filming - 20th Feb 2011

Monday, 20 February 2012

Series 7 Location Filming - 20th Feb 2012


As you probably know, Block One of Doctor Who Series Seven filming commenced today, beginning with a shoot on Church Road in Penarth.

As DWF reported earlier, while the cast were arriving on location, on set was Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter). Maybe he was the "exciting" casting news that Matt Smith commented on a few days ago?

Matt said, when asked about casting for Series 7: “The casting is going very well. I got a lovely bit of news this morning about someone who’s going to be in it. I couldn’t possibly tell you but it’s exciting. You’ll know him… Or her.”

Filming began with all interior scenes inside a house on Church Road in Penarth, Cardiff. Interior filming included Mark Williams, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill as the scene's only cast members.
By this time, filming at this location had concluded and the cast and crew were beginning to leave.

Click images to enlarge...
Arthur Darvill arriving on location.Karen Gillan leaving the house.Arthur Darvill leaving the location. 

Images courtesy of Ryan Farrall.

Additional information:

  • The DOP (Director of Photography) for Block One is Stephan Pehrsson).
  • As can be seen from the clapperboard, the scenes shot are set very early in the episode, Scene 2-5 to be precise (source).
  • Karen Gillan played the piano through filming, which is included in the scene, according to the house resident (source).
  • It has been rumoured that Mark Williams may indeed be playing Rory's dad, though this is entirely speculation. He was wearing a costume not dissimilar to Rory's regular Series 5 outfit, though (thanks to a photo tweeted by Grace Jenkins, one of the house residents). I must say I hope it's true, myself.

DWF will be reporting on all the latest Series 7 news as it comes...

Mark Williams in Series 7 - First Day Filming

articleimageTV_019Filming has begun on the seventh series of Doctor Who since 2005, or technically the 33rd series, and the cast and crew are arriving on set for the first day of filming on Block One of filming.

As usual with the first days of location filming, there are already onlookers on the scene (photos of filming will be posted today as we get them & with a spoiler warning, of course). We're already receiving news from devoted eyewitnesses  - in this case photographer Ryan Farrell, who earlier tweeted his sighting of actor Mark Williams arriving on set (pictured above).

Williams is known to many as one half of the "Suites you, sir!" tailor pairing in The Fast Show, though very probably known better to most kids as Ron's father Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films. He has recently starred in the current fourth series of Being Human, as the comic vampire Regus.

Ryan FarrellRyan Farrell @ryanfarrr
"Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) is on set. No sign of Matt, Karen or Arthur yet. #dwsr"

More Series 7 filming news as we get it...!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Star Trek & Doctor Who Crossover Confirmed


Tony Lee has confirmed that a new official crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek is in production as a fully-licensed graphic novel. You may know Tony Lee’s name as one of the significant writers for the North American Doctor Who graphic novel series by IDW publishing, which began with Tenth Doctor stories and now covers Eleventh Doctor adventures.

The writer has confirmed that the crossover comic will be titled Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: ‘Assimilation2 and will feature the Cybermen and Star Trek’s Borg enemies in an alliance against Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Eleventh Doctor with his companions.



Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who ‘Assimilation2 will be available to buy in North American stores (and online for other countries) for $3.99 full-colour 32-pages for each instalment of the eight-issue series in May 2012.

> Tony Lee’s blog

Friday, 10 February 2012

Fan Art Friday – ‘Mad, Impossible, etc’

A piece of artwork that I saw and loved instantly, by “KittehShmoo” on, entitled ‘Mad, Impossible, etc’.

Based on Amy Pond’s chilling experience in the star liner Byzantium’s forest in ‘Flesh and Stone’, I found the conveyance of emotion in the face and body language brilliant – you really feel Amy’s nerves mounting in the terrifying circumstances (surrounded by weeping angels, who could blame her?)
Also, the style of drawing I think really reflects Series Five’s fairytale-like quality. I could easily see this picture in a children’s storybook. Utterly brilliant.

In the artist’s words…
“I love Amy Pond, ok.
Rewatching the fifth series. . . ugh. I just love everyone. And I love this episode. August 27th, please be here soon.”

> See “KittehShmoo”’s whole gallery of artwork

‘Ace Adventures’ DVD Box Set Release

articleimageTV_016BBC Worldwide (formerly 2|entertain) have distributed the details and DVD cover of the upcoming release of the box set centred around every Whovian’s favourite Dorothy (McShane, that is!), entitled Ace Adventures.
The box set, reported a year ago by DWF, comprises Ace’s first story in 1987’s 3-part serial ‘Dragonfire’ (also the departing story for Mel, played by Bonnie Langford), and 1988’s 4-part serial ‘The Happiness Patrol’.
In the classic-era stories Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol, Ace joins the Seventh Doctor aboard the TARDIS and is soon battling a biomechanoid and liberating a world where just feeling sad can get you shot!


Starring: Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, with Sophie Aldred as Ace.
Written by: Ian Briggs
Directed by: Chris Clough
Broadcast: 23rd Nov - 7th Dec 1987

On the planet Svartos, the Doctor and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old friend – Sabalom Glitz. Joined by Ace, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to find the fabled Dragonfire treasure.


‘The Happiness Patrol’

Starring: Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, with Sophie Aldred as Ace.
Written by: Graham Curry
Directed by: Chris Clough
Broadcast: 2nd - 16th Nov 1988

On the planet Terra Alpha, the population constantly displays happy smiles. Anyone feeling remotely glum disappears. Quickly. Having heard disturbing rumours, the Doctor and Ace arrive to topple the entire regime.


The ‘Ace Adventures’ DVD box set is available to buy from 7th May 2012 in the UK for £22.49.
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Thursday, 9 February 2012

‘The Face Of Evil’ DVD Release

BBC Worldwide (formerly 2|entertain), the company behind all of the 1963-89 story DVD releases have distributed the details and DVD cover of the upcoming release of the 1977 Season 14 serial ‘The Face Of Evil, starring the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson).
‘The Face Of Evil’ was produced in the much-acclaimed Phillip Hinchcliffe years of Doctor Who, and marks Louise Jameson’s first appearance as Leela in the show.

Click to enlarge...THE STORY:
Starring: Tom Baker as the Doctor, with Louise Jameson as Leela
Written by: Chris Boucher
Directed by: Pennant Roberts
Broadcast: 1st Jan - 22nd Jan 1977

When the Tardis arrives on a jungle planet, the Doctor encounters two warring tribes, the Sevateem and the Tesh. The Sevateem worship a god called Xoanon and the Tesh are supposedly keeping Xoanon prisoner...
But why do the Sevateem call the Doctor the Evil One? And what are the invisible creatures in the jungle? The Time Lord, with the help of a girl called Leela, is about to find out.

  • Commentary – with Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Leslie Schofield (Calib), David Garfield (Neeva).
  • Into the Wild - Cast and crew talk about the making of The Face of Evil.
  • From the Cutting Room Floor - Film trims provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film shoot.
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Fourth Doctor A look at press coverage of Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era.
  • Doctor Who Stories: Louise Jameson talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who.
  • Swap Shop - An extract from Louise Jameson's appearance on The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, interviewed by Noel Edmonds.
  • Denys Fisher Toys Advert
  • 1976 Typhoo Tea Doctor Who Promotion
  • Radio Times listings
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

‘The Face Of Evil’ DVD will be available to buy from 5th March 2012 in the UK for £14.99.
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First Series 7 Director Confirmed

The BBC confirmed today that the director of Doctor Who’s 2012 series’ Block One of filming will be Saul Metzstein, who will start on Series 7’s first day of filming on Monday 20th February 2012.

Metzstein’s previous directing work includes the recent series of BBC One’s Upstairs Downstairs, the 2009 BBC Four drama Micro Men, and the 2001 Film4 production Late Night Shopping.

Now Metzstein can add Doctor Who to that list, as the series moves its base of production to the brand new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff for Amy and Rory Pond’s final series – ‘new Who’ having been previously produced from an old Newport warehouse (2005-6) and then Upper Boat Studios (2007-11). Series 7 also marks Caroline Skinner's first full series as Executive Producer alongside Steven Moffat, having so far exec' produced the 2011 Christmas special.
It's almost time. New monsters are becoming real, old friends are returning to Cardiff and somewhere in Wales, a tweed jacket is being taken from its hanger and lovingly dusted off. It can only mean one thing... Filming on the new series of Doctor Who begins on 20 February, 2012!

‘Nightmare of Eden’ DVD Release

BBC Worldwide (formerly 2|entertain), the company behind all of the 1963-89 story DVD releases have distributed the details and DVD cover of the upcoming release of the 1979 Season 17 serial ‘Nightmare of Eden’, starring the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana II (Lalla Ward) and K-9 Mark II (voiced by David Brierley).
‘Nightmare of Eden’ marked the final time that Bob Baker (co-creator of K-9) wrote for the Doctor Who franchise, until the 2010 Australian-made series K9. Interestingly, the Mandrels in this classic story are also referenced in the K9 episode ‘Curse of Anubis’.

Click to enlarge...THE STORY:
Starring: Tom Baker as the Doctor, with Lalla Ward as Romana and David Brierley as K-9
Written by: Bob Baker
Directed by: Alan Bromly and Graham Williams
Broadcast: 24th Nov - 15th Dec 1979

Two spacecraft fuse in a hyperspace collision, and with the dimensional instabilities threatening everyone aboard, it's fortunate the Doctor, Romana, and K-9 arrive to help. But when a crew member is found clawed by a ferocious creature, it seems there's something even more frightening stalking the corridors. But what can this have to do with a zoologist, Professor Tryst, his CET projection machine, and a planet called Eden?

  • Commentary - with actors Lalla Ward (Romana) and Peter Craze (Costa), writer Bob Baker, effects designer Colin Mapson and make-up designer Joan Stribling. Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • The Nightmare of Television Centre - A look back at a somewhat troubled production with three of the behind-the-scenes crew who worked on it
  • Going Solo - Writer Bob Baker talks about Nightmare of Eden
  • The Doctor's Strange Love - with comedian Josie Long and writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier
  • Ask Aspel - Lalla Ward's appearance on the popular BBC TV children's show
  • Radio Times listings
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

‘Nightmare of Eden’ DVD will be available to buy from 2nd April 2012 in the UK for £12.99.
Pre-Order now:

‘The Dæmons’ DVD Release

BBC Worldwide (formerly 2|entertain), the company behind all of the 1963-89 story DVD releases have distributed the details and DVD cover of the upcoming release of the 1971 Season 8 serial ‘The Dæmons’, starring the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning).

‘The Dæmons’ also features the UNIT ‘family’ – Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Capt. Mike Yates, and Sergeant Benton – and it marks The Master’s fifth ever appearance in Doctor Who, ending the series-long Master story arc.

Starring: Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, with Katy Manning as Jo Grant
Written by: Barry Letts and Robert Sloman (pseudonym ‘Guy Leopold’)
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Broadcast: 22nd May - 19th June 1971

In the peaceful village of Devil's End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound and a local white witch foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Dæmon. Can the Doctor, Jo and UNIT stop their old enemy before he succeeds?

  • Commentary
  • The Devil Rides Out - Cast and crew talk about the making of the story.
  • Remembering Barry Letts - A look at the life and work of Barry Letts.
  • Location Film - A mute amateur 8mm film shot in the village of Aldbourne during the location filming.
  • Colourisation Test - The original colourisation test version of episode one from 1992.
  • Tomorrow's World - An article on the technology used in the restoration.
  • Radio Times listings
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

‘The Dæmons’ DVD will be available to buy from 19th March 2012 in the UK for £12.99.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Daniel Radcliffe on Yates’ Doctor Who Movie

Daniel Radcliffe, famed for his role as Harry Potter in the eponymously-named film series, has responded to the ‘rumours’ a while back of his involvement in the rumoured Doctor Who film.

On the current press junket to promote his new film and literary-adaption The Woman In Black, Radcliffe commented: "Matt Smith plays Doctor Who and does a wonderful job. They don't need me!" and added, “I would never presume to jump into somebody else's franchise, not at all.”

Although the 22-year-old actor continued, saying how he believes his former-director, Yates, will “do a wonderful job” and, “I'm sure whoever he casts will have a very good time with him.”

The so-far ambiguous Doctor Who film news (arguably more than just a rumour but less than a certainty) was brought to light by David Yates (director of the latter four Harry Potter films) late last year, from which much speculation spread. Yates said some kind of “reboot” would have to be done for the translation to the big screen, though these claims have been since denied by Steven ‘The Moff’ Moffat since.

The Woman In Black is out now in the US and Canada and is released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 10th February 2012.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Being Human ‘Eve of the War’ – Ten Teasers

With one hour to go until the debut episode of Being Human Series 4 broadcasts on BBC Three, let’s have a peek at ten teasers for ‘Eve of the War’ provided by Digital Spy

1. Expect a very dark episode, but with a refreshing strain of humour throughout. 
2. "There's nothing nice in this house anymore…" 
3. Nina's fate is revealed within the first five minutes. 
4. We also learn what happened to powerful 'Old One' vampire Wyndham (Lee Ingleby). 
5. There's references to both Superman and Batman. 
6. "With you like this, they've already won." 
7. Annie invents a brilliant new word. 
8. "They put up quite a fight, but we slit their throats and stamped on their bones all the same." 
9. We find out what happens to old Werewolves. 
10. If you're not in tears by the final scenes, you have a heart of stone!

Recent Being Human news:

Being Human – Series 4 Episode 1: ‘Eve of the War’ airs in the United Kingdom TONIGHT on BBC Three at 9PM.

Being Human ‘Eve of the War’ TONIGHT


The hit BBC Three drama Being Human returns tonight in what you could describe as a new era in the show’s short history. You would probably have guessed from the promotional photos – had you not seen the news already – that Russell Tovey as George leaves this series, along with Sinead Keenan as Nina (though Keenan as confirmed on Twitter that she has not actually filmed anything for the fourth series), but how or why remains a mystery.

Stepping in as George and the late John Mitchell’s replacements are Tom McNair (Michael Socha) and abstaining Old One vampire Hal (Damien Molony).

Being Human – Series 4 Episode 1: ‘Eve of the War’ airs in the United Kingdom TONIGHT on BBC Three at 9PM.

In an old B&B in a sleepy seaside town, there lives a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost determined to live a quiet, human life. But lurking in every corner of society there are vampires ready to rid the world of its humanity. The Old Ones are on their way and it's up to our heroes to fight for the right to live in peace.

It's not easy protecting a newborn child from marauding vampires when you're a ghost and a couple of werewolves, but this is what our heroes must do - whatever the cost.

What are your thoughts on the new series?

Please comment.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Michael Socha on returning to Being Human

With the departure of one particular werewolf – in the form of Russell Tovey as George Sans – in the Being Human trio the makers of the BBC Three drama were left with a pair of empty shoes to fill. Fortunately, however, the BH producers took the decision to bring Tom McNair (played by Michael Socha) back into the fold, this time for a regular main-cast role.

Digital Spy went onto the set of the fourth series of Being Human to talk to Michael Socha about returning to the role of Tom and the development his character has undergone, as well as love interests…

Being Human Series 4 begins in the UK on Sunday 5th February (tomorrow!) on BBC3 at 9PM, with the intriguing title of episode one: ‘The Eve of the War’. It is expected to broadcast overseas later in the year.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

Damien Molony on joining Being Human Series 4

Damien Molony, the new guy on the Being Human block, has spoken to Digital Spy in an exclusive interview about how he felt joining the already-established cast and crew for the fourth series of BBC Three hit drama Being Human.

Damien joins the cast as multi-century-year-old “Old One” abstaining vampire Hal in Series 4’s debut episode tomorrow night. He reveals some interesting titbits about Hal and promises the character has a “terrifying past”…

Being Human Series 4 begins in the UK on Sunday 5th February (tomorrow!) on BBC3 at 9PM, with the intriguing title of episode one: ‘The Eve of the War’. It is expected to broadcast overseas later in the year.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

Russell Tovey talks Mitchell’s Series 3 departure…

Last year, Digital Spy caught up with Russell Tovey on the set of his BBC Three sitcom Him & Her - before the news broke that the actor wouldn't be returning to Being Human full-time - and chatted about Aidan Turner's final scenes and the changes that were afoot...

Being Human Series 4 begins in the UK on Sunday 5th February (tomorrow!) on BBC3 at 9PM, with the intriguing title of episode one: ‘The Eve of the War’. It is expected to broadcast overseas later in the year.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

Lenora Crichlow talks Being Human Series 4

There are many exciting changes going on in the world of Being Human, but one character who is fortunately staying is the lovely Annie (played by the oh-so-talented Lenora Crichlow) who is the heart and haunt of Honolulu Heights, as well as (this series) a full-time baby guardian.

Digital Spy caught up with Lenora Crichlow on the show's set to chat about what's in store for Annie, the changes afoot this year and how series four takes us "back to the human side" of Being Human...

Being Human Series 4 begins in the UK on Sunday 5th February (tomorrow!) on BBC3 at 9PM, with the intriguing title of episode one: ‘The Eve of the War’. It is expected to broadcast overseas later in the year.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Matt Smith proposes at Doctor Who Experience

Matt Smith last night proposed to his long-standing girlfriend at the Doctor Who Experience in London. The marriage offer, which Matt had been planning for weeks (with some help from BBC Worldwide), came as a complete surprise to his girlfriend who was under the impression she was visiting the capital for a shopping trip.

The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia, a walk through exhibition where the Doctor takes you on a spectacular adventure though time and space, has already been enjoyed by over 200,000 fans both young and old, and was chosen by Matt as the perfect setting for his proposal to girlfriend and avid Doctor Who fan, Stacie-Anne Dilkes, 23. The attraction is in the final three weeks of its year-long London run.

Matt, 22, from Rochford, Essex coincidentally shares the same name with the star of the globally successful BBC TV series and even chose to dress in a tweed jacket and bow tie for the occasion, the standard uniform of the Eleventh Timelord. He stunned his wife-to-be by pretending to be an exhibit in a section of the Experience which hosts original props, costumes and monsters from almost 50 years of the programme – before bending down on one knee and asking for her hand in marriage. And happily, she said YES!

Matt Smith, who plays the real Doctor, instead of protesting at this apparent, albeit brief identity theft, was also in on the surprise and sent a personal message of congratulations to the happy couple, commenting:

"Matt Smith proposing to his girlfriend! Firstly, being a Smith means phone calls to the bank take so much longer - there are so many Smiths!! But I bet none of them have proposed at the Doctor Who Experience! Amy and Rory would be proud. Next - babies in the TARDIS...? Congratulations to you both and many years of happiness. Love, Matt.”

With thanks to BBC Worldwide.

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