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Richard E. Grant has been cast in the upcoming 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special. The news came from a tweet from Doctor Who Magazine today. It's interesting to see an official-unofficial past Doctor actor return to the series. You may recall that Richard E. Grant was the original 9th Doctor in the Scream of the Shalka, a story written by Paul Cornell. This animated adventure was produced prior to the television series being relaunched in 2005. We reviewed Scream of the Shalka not too long ago in Doctor Who: Podshock 267. In it, we discussed Richard E. Grant's portrayal of the Doctor and how Scream was the forerunner of Rose.
I had avoided this image until the new Doctor Who 2012 autumn series promo trailer was released. Now that it has (see it here), here is the "launch art" for this series. Possible spoilers if you haven't seen the trailer. Nothing all that surprising though.
Both BBC and BBC America have made the new promo trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who series available (2012). On the BBC website, it is not restricted to the UK only either. Enjoy!
For the last couple of years (since Matt Smith became the Doctor) BBC America has run specials that lead up to the new episodes.
Well, now for the new season the specials are coming out. Starting Aug 4 we get the first special - "The Science of Doctor Who" which airs at 9:00 PM (EDT).
The following week BBC America airs the new special "The Women of Doctor Who" (airing Aug, 11 at 9:00 PM (EDT))
As of now they have not listed any other specials on their schedule but I wouldn't be surprised if there was at least one more.
But we know what comes after they run the new specials - new "Doctor Who". So start looking for them to air soon - however BBC and BBC America has not placed the show on the schedule yet but in both instances the schedule only goes up to two to three weeks.
Since I've posted this I've discovered that there are more specials coming up.
I am sadden to report that once again we have lost someone in the Doctor Who community. A month after the news of Caroline John (Liz Shaw) passing, we have lost another actress that played a companion on Doctor Who, Mary Tamm. You will remember her for her role as the original Romana in the Tom Baker era. She introduced us to the Time Lady companion, Romana in 'The Key to Time' series of 1978 to 1979.
The Mirror reports that she lost her long battle against cancer this morning. She was only 62 years old.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 274 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:47:30
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You can preview this Extra Edition by listening to Doctor Who: Podshock 271 in which featured a portion of this interview included in this episode.
It has been reported on the BBC's "Doctor Who" website that Diana Rigg will be guesting in "Doctor Who" and her daughter Rachel Stirling will be joining her.
They will be in a story written by Mark Gatiss.
Little is known about the role but it will be airing sometime in 2013.
The story is here:
In The BBC's website it has been reported that actress Caroline John has recently died.The reported cause of death is cancer. She was 71. Her reported death was on June 5th.
Carooine John is best known for her work in Doctor Who appearing with Jon Pertwee in the 1970 season as scientist and assistant-to-the-Doctor Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw. She has also appeared in some iof the Big Finish Companion Chonicles episodes and was married to another person from the world of Doctor Who - Geoffrey Beevers (who played the Master in "The Keeper of Traken" and has recently appeared in the 4th Doctor Adventures (also by Big Finsh) reprising his role as the Master)
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 272 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:12:41
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we give our review of the first Doctor Who spin-off production, K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend starring Elisabeth Sladen and John Leeson, plus Doctor Who related news and more.
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"Today marks 27 years since the organization was formed."
That is quite an achievement Louis.
It's a while since I posted a Blog item here but I feel i should use this moment to thank Louis for all his hard work through over the years.
I'm sure Louis would be the first to say this isn't just his anniversary and would thank Ken , James and all the Podshock Correspondents during these years - alongside of course - the Subscribers, Readers and Listenners of Podshock.
Keep up the great work Louis as we head towards the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who
This is what has become an annual posting here on the 18th of June each year… The Gallifreyan Embassy anniversary. Today marks 27 years since the organization was formed. What can I say that I haven't already said in my previous anniversary postings? Yeah, I can't believe so much time has passed… I believe I had said it before. Perhaps these photos that I took last week on the Long Island Raid Road say it all. We have come a long way since 1985. I never thought then that I would see train posters referencing Doctor Who in them as these do for BBC America.