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Balls of String

David Tennant has been quoted on the Now Magazine website talking about his decisions to join and (more recently) leave the show. The content seems to be what we have been used to over the years – praise for Russell T Davies, admiration for the original series… and then you look at it with more…

Planet of the Dead: Bus-ted?

Reports indicate that the red London bus shipped overseas for lcoation shooting of Planet of the Dead has been damaged during transport, and is unable to be used, necessitating considerable rewrites of the Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts script. The bus would be a location double for the one used in the past few…

Dalek Operator Death in Nationals

The UK press have in numbers reported on the sad passing of Doctor Who extra and Dalek operator John Scott Martin, who died recently following illness. John Scott Martin’s daughter Catriona, also an actor, wrote an obituary in the Stage, describing her father as: "A perfect gentleman, warm, kind and funny. He will be missed…

Hamlet DVD?

David Tennant’s Hamlet may have ended with a whimper, but there may yet be the opportunity for him to return to the part. A petition has been started by RSC Patron Margret Best to have the play starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart recorded for posterity – and the argument is a strong one: To…

Captain Yates Returns

Big Finish have revealed that Richard Franklin will return as Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles tale The Magician’s Oath, scheduled for release in April. Richard Franklin appeared as a regular companion to the Earthbound Third Doctor (played by Jon Pertwee) between 1971 and 1974.  The character of UNIT Captain Mike Yates…

Michelle Ryan Confirmed

The BBC have confirmed the casting of the tasty Michelle Ryan in the forthcoming story Planet of the Dead by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, which is currently in production – and that means that with Easter just a couple of weeks away (it’s an early one this year folks) the wait for some…

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