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Today marks the 29th birthday of the youngest actor to play the lead role in Doctor Who, the 11th and current Doctor... Matt Smith. So a big spirited happy birthday wish goes out to Matt who is big spirited himself.
Now I believe he is at the age that Peter Davison was when he took on the role, the previous title holder for youngest actor to play the role in the series. Smith was still 27 when we met and interviewed him in April 2010 which is when I took these photos here of him.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 259 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:43:28
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we give our overall review of the 2011 series of Doctor Who (both spring and summer halves), plus Doctor Who related news.
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Doctor Who by the numbers… Track the Doctors through time and see how they each fared with viewers. Which Doctors do fans favour? Which episodes were the most viewed? Which episodes are the fans' favourite? How many on-screen adventures did we see for each Doctor? These questions and more are answered and visualized in the inforgraphic below.
(Special thanks to James at cabletv.com for offering us to share this with you).
The Radio Times has a full interview with Elisabeth Sladen's Daughter Sadie Miller.
Sadie now 26 years old, tells what it was like growing up knowing Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and what Family life was like.
She goes on to mension that she shall not be watching the 5th Series of Sarah Jane Adventures, Saying “I find it just a bit strange. I can’t really watch it, too soon. But I know I’ll enjoy watching them again at some stage. And if I have children it will mean a lot to watch it with them. Mum would have been a wonderful grandma and I feel sad that she won’t get to experience that.”
The full interview is linked below.
"Death is the Only Answer" is a mini episode produced as a result of a 'Script to Screen' competition geared to children (9 to 11 years old) which you may had seen documented on Doctor Who Confidential. The winning entry resulted in having their script produced into a mini episode which was shown in the finale episode of Doctor Who Confidential on Saturday. This is that mini episode.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 2 October 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series with your live feedback, this time it's the finale episode of the 2011 series, The Wedding of River Song.
As of Saturday the 1st of October, Doctor Who Confidential is no more. After six years of coverage of the production of Doctor Who and background information, Confidential comes to an end, but it goes out with a bang, not with a whimper.
As followers of the British Schools Writing Competition should know, Confidential has been following the process and on Saturday it comes to a climax as the finished episode "Death is the Only Answer" is transmitted on Confidential.
So thank you Doctor Who Confidential for all your information, past and present. You shall be missed.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 25 September 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series, this time it's Closing Time.
Once again there will be a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, a 60 minute drama produced by BBC Wales for BBC One. Set in the World War II era, it stars Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, and Alexander Armstrong. Production has already begun and is expected to continue through mid October.
The following is the press release for the upcoming special.
Cardiff, 21 September 2011: Production has started on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special in which the Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself in war-torn England embarking on a magical and mysterious adventure with a young widow and her two children.