Not only do you get to hear McGann reading extracts from Shackleton's diary, but you get to see a Silent Film. It will be good for you and you will thank me later. And here's an image from a cool new website called, well, Eff Yeah Paul McGann. You're geeky; you'll find it if you want to.
Earlier today I got some brilliant news for all North American Doctor Who fans. Fellow Doctor Who podcaster, David Hooie released an unusual for him short podcast. Within the podcast one of the guys in charge of the Restoration team had the excellent news That the 1996 TV movie had just got the go ahead for a US release, after some hard negotiations with Universal, the owners of the rights in the US and Canada. For the full story follow this link.
Not sure if you've seen it, but this is kind of crazy and out of control. Idris Elba is phenomenal, as we know, but McGann's character is fantastic too and it's the best he's been in years. Definitely worth your time:
The Eighth Doctor returns to BBC Radio 7 Sunday 16th may when the station
begins airing selected stories from the third series of the Big Finish
Eighth Doctor Adventures.
Four out of eight stories will be broadcast, from the series first released by Big Finish in 2009. Radio Seven has previously broadcast the first two series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures.
The series starts on BBC Radio 7 on Sunday 16th May at 6pm with a repeat at midnight BST.
Radio 7 can be heard around the world via the BBC Website.
This is why I want to have a pied a terre in London. Anyone need a red-headed house sitter? :)
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 180 which includes our conclusion of our interview with Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook from the 1996 TV movie.
"This song is ending. But the story never ends."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 179 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:40:21
We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 173 featuring Colin Baker as the Doctor from The Twin Dilemma (reviewed in this episode) and Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook on stage in Chicago (interviewed in this episode).
To make up for having to miss out on going to meet the man himself at Chicago TARDIS, I settled instead for the pleasure of listening to the recent Big Finish 8th Doctor audio – “The Company of Friends”. And a real delight it was too (more details on that below!). While listening to it, I marveled at the breadth of “friends” (or companions) that the 8th Doctor has accumulated, across a wide range of mediums. In fact, all told, it is possible that the 8th Doctor may have had more companions (15, by my rough count) than any other incarnation! This is all the more astonishing given the brevity of his television appearances – about 50-55 minutes of a 90-minute TV movie.
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.