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More from the BBC Radio 4 iPlayer, which we seem to be able to access here in the US!
Front Row, 7.15-7.45pm
Mark Lawson has the verdict on film The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the novel by Alice Sebold; David Hare talks about his new radio drama Murder in Samarkand, in which David Tennant plays Craig Murray, former ambassador to Uzbekistan, to be broadcast on Radio 4 Saturday 21 February.
Nothing's posted yet, but keep an eye on this site for a Who memorabilia auction:
Martha Jones's sister arrives on these shores! Maybe Sean can have her as a guest at Galli!!!
As the first commenter says, this is just wrong. But it's still pretty cool.
A ratings record! We're safe... for now.
The mind boggles - no, I'm not going to rush out and "put elastic on it," and I am old enough to cut it out myself, than you very much, but, having been very impressed with Mr. Simm in person, I just don't know what I'm going to do with this mask. Hmmm.... Thanks, BBC! Happy Holidays, everyone!!!
Interesting in-depth interview with David Tennant.
Lots to listen to coming up on BBC Radio 4 - luckily, we can use "listen again" on the iPlayer. And, anyway, haven't I employed enough BBC actors by now to get to use the damn thing here? :)
Here's a cool one:
Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes: Shaun Ley investigates what happened to 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s, why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyprus to New Zealand. And while we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how home recordings ensured all the audio survived.
Dear John Simm:
I loved you in "Life on Mars," adored you as The Master, but, buddy, you were really awesome in this play. Which wasn't very good. And I was sitting in the front row fearing for my life because Ian Hart almost beat an audience member up a few nights before for allegedly talking during the show. But you were great and it was worth it. Next time, pick a better play. I'll be there, in the front row, savoring every minute of it.
Oh. Yes. Tweet me if you're going to be there at the Silent Movie on Fairfax on Tuesday. Bruce Robinson? A 35mm print? Heaven!!!
I believe this is going to be on "Masterpiece Contemporary" this Sunday in the US - David Tennant and Paul McGann, together at last! - but I've seen it. Pretty much your bog-standard ITV prime-time soap, but great actors and good performances.
A quick follow-up to "Collision," which I think is heading to our screens quickly.
What you might not know is that, in between postings, I occasionally (too occasionally...) work as a producer. My latest and greatest just wrapped in Beijing, China. We had a great cast, including MyAnna Buring, whom you might know from "The Impossible Planet" and "Lesbian Vampire Killers." Me was AWESOME - she really kicks ass in the film. Can't say much about it yet as we're under orders from SyFy, but that should be enough to let you find us on the 'net. I'm sure Me wouldn't mind if I posted a pic of her here... There she is, with fellow thespians Sarah Douglas ("Superman"), Andrew Pleavin ("300") and Simon Thorp ("Jekyll").
And, for another shameless plug, the film I executive produced but never set foot on set is airing soon. See the trailer on YouTube below.
Please watch it (we need good ratings!) and let me know what you think of it!
Video Business is a trade publication for producers and distributors of video product, primarily in the US. It's a publication from the same people who publish Variety, the entertainment industry trade paper. I used to work for a distributor, and I still get this electronically - it's always interesting to read to see what the trends are. And sometimes there's cool stuff too! Here's an announcement about "The Next Doctor."
I'll let you know if I find anything else of interest.
We like Johnny Depp 'cause Johnny Depp likes Withnail!
We love Gugu M'Batha-Raw (Martha's sister) too - she played Ophelia in this Donmar production of "Hamlet." I hope they let her appear in the Broadway transfer. It will never come to LA, though. Which sucks:
That's the big news of the day from me!
Those of you in the UK who attend 10th Planet events will undoubtedly recognize the chap on the left - it's Charlie Ross, convention interviewer extraordinaire, who also emcees the cabarets and does his hilarious Who-based stand-up there. Charlie is also a writer, and we've optioned one of his scripts. He's out from Glasgow for meetings this week, and I scored tickets for us to the last preview of "Farragut North" at the Geffen Playhouse. Naturally, I was too busy to go, so Charlie and Mark (my producing partner) were treated to Mr. Big and Captain Kirk in the flesh while I slaved over a hot budget. Here's some photographic evidence. I am considering throwing Charlie out on the street as I write this.
Just got this!
As previously mentioned, I listen to a lot of BBC Radio on the iPlayer. I signed up for the Radio 4 Newsletter (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/newsletter/ ) and got this today: