Weekend News

It’s a little difficult to get my head clear following the epic episode that was Bad Wolf, but I’ll have a shot at it…

Firstly, Bad Wolf seems to have hit overnight figures of 6.13 million. Scheduled oppsite on ITV was the Eddie Murphy picture “Doctor Dolittle” – of course Doctor Who won the audience share; it just seems as though the light evenings and good weather are slowly eroding at the audience. Expect an official figure of around 7.5 million.

Saturdays Guardian profiled the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, whose contributions to Doctor Who are of course immeasurable. Jason Quirk’s article “The Sound of Fear” is a good read, and certain to raise interest in the current release, Doctor Who At The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Vol 1 & 2.

Some Welsh users of digital television may have experienced problems with there listings for next weeks installment of Doctor Who. According to Digital Spy:

“If you have not already done so, check your Sky+ planner. Looked at mine by chance last night and Saturday’s show has been deleted due to a balls up by BBC Wales,” reported forum member Andy Herne. “They have suddenly renamed the programme in their EPG stream from Doctor Who to Dr Who and there is no programme synopsis available. This has overwritten the series link info which means Sky+ doesn’t recognise the link and has deleted Saturday’s recording.”

Although this problem is reported to have been resolved, users in Wales utilising weekly updates on PC-based EPGs should check their listings

Finally for today, BBC News Online reports Christopher Eccleston is voicing an advert to promote the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The advert is part of a charity industry-wide campaign to force G8 nations to cancel debt owed by Third World companies.


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