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I have no idea why, but wired.com had this video on their site today. It features David Tennant and Russell T Davies at San Diego Comic Con talking about Doctor Who and in particular some of the difficulties they had with the bus in the then most recent special, Planet of the Dead.
David Tennant is to play George Milton in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in a BBC Radio 4 dramatisation reports the guardian.co.uk. He will be playing opposite Liam Brennan as Lennie Small.
Slated to run early in 2010 in Radio 4's Classic Serial slot, Of Mice and Men chronicles the story of two migrant workers whose dream of owning their own place is destroyed in 1930s California.
The guardian.co.uk reports that it has been adapted for Radio 4 by writer Donna Franceschild for whom David Tennant had worked with in 1994 in Takin' Over the Asylum.
Australian actor Ray Barrett has passed away after falling and suffering a brain hemorrhage. The veteran actor became a staple on British television in the 1960s.
It was in 1965 that Barrett appeared in Doctor Who in the classic story, The Rescue. In the two episode story, he played Bennett and Koquillion.
His long list of credits span from the 1950s to the 2008 movie, Australia.
Kai Owen (Rhys Williams on Torchwood) will head up an emergency Wales charity volunteer drive for Save the Children according to a report in Walesonline.co.uk. The charity is looking for emergency workers to raise money when disaster hits such as earthquakes, typhoons, disease outbreaks, etc.
"When an emergency strikes, Save the Children leap into action so they can reach children and families caught up in a disaster as quickly as possible," Kai stated.
For many Doctor Who fans, especially those of a certain age (and it still upsets me that I can now use that phrase about myself!), the biggest news of the summer - with the exception of the first pictures of the 11th Doctor - has been the return of Tom Baker to the role that made him a national institution and an icon all over the world. Yes, the 4th Doctor is back - in a 5 part audio adventure called Hornet's Nest from BBC Audio. It's been almost 30 years since the 4th Doctor had a new adventure. 30 years since those wonderful warm and throaty tones have been part of a new Doctor Who story.
Richard Curtis, known to most for creating the popular Blackadder series starring Rowan Atkinson and for romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral has told The Sun that he will be writing a story for the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith).
Curtis, aged 52, revealed, "There will be a monster. And a famous historical figure will battle the monster." He can not reveal much more.
Some of speculated that the historical figure could be none other than Sir Edmund Blackadder himself. Though this is just speculation.
This Week In Doctor Who
September 5, 2009 - Vol 12, No 34
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
POLAND - BBC Entertainment Poland begins Series 4 of Who on Sunday at 6:05PM CET.
SPAIN - SciFi Channel Spain will finally premiere Series 3 of Doctor Who to that country's viewing public on Monday 7 September at 10:20PM. Episodes air 3 times a week. Sadly, The Runaway Bride will air in an edited 45 minute version.
According to various news outlets, veteran James Bond actor, Roger Moore has been quoted saying that he would be available to guest star in Doctor Who after learning of his fellow Bond star, Timothy Dalton appearing in the series later this year.
Timothy Dalton stepped into the James Bond role after Roger Moore left the starring role in ironic spy action film series in 1987.
Moore is quoted in saying, "I believe Timothy is to appear in one of the new episodes, so if they ever want anyone to play his dad, I'm available."
Well, the Dear Husband, the TARDIS and I made the trip successfully from Denver to Atlanta and set the TARDIS up next to the Grand Ballroom on the third floor of the Sheraton.
I was all prepared to stay and ride herd on her until Billy showed up and insisted that I go along to the Eric Roberts panel with him.
The lovely DH agreed to watch over the TARDIS, so I went.
When we got there, I shared with Billy how I'd tried twice earlier that day to get Eric Roberts autograph and had not been successful due to Eric's un-explained absence.
Billy then shared with me his curse-- he'd tried to see Eric Roberts three times before and each time, Eric had cancelled at the last minute.
He was pretty sure Eric Roberts was once again not coming.
We were entertained by the lovely Lars Pierson of Mad Norwegian Press fame while we waited.
We are now less than 2 months away from a brand new convention on the East Coast - Hurricane Who, in Orlando, Florida! It takes place at the Ramada Convention Center from Friday October 30th through Sunday November 1st, with a launch party on Thursday October 29th at the Cricketer’s Arms Pub. So why aren’t you going? Are you on the fence? If so, then this is the blog for you! Here are 10 reasons that you really should be heading to Florida for HURRICANE WHO!!!!!
The 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is due to premiere on CBBC in October, not in September as we were previously led to believe. The Doctor Who spin-off series starring Elisabeth Sladen begins its 3rd series on CBBC in October (the exact date is still not known at this time though they have been unconfirmed reports on the net indicating the 15th of October).
The Sonic Newsdriver 20090902
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Wednesday, the 2nd of Sept. 2009
In this episode: Tabloid Tennant, Last of the TARDISes, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2 on DVD, Dreamland, John Barrowman Made It Through Again, Catch Doctor Who: Podshock 160 and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!
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