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Hugh Lloyd Dies

Popular British character actor Hugh Lloyd has sadly died, at the age of 85, reports The Chester Chronicle. The actor was best known to Doctor Who fans for his appearance in the Seventh Doctor-era adventure Delta and the Bannermen in 1987, as Gorowny alongside fellow guest stars Don Henderson and opposite stars Sylvester McCoy and…

Gavin and Stacey Channel Hop

Oh please say it ain’t so. Alleged comedy Gavin and Stacey – which makes My Family look like Fawlty Towers – is reported to be switching channels for its second series, if star Matthew Horne is to be believed. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any further than BBC Two. With the second series complete and…

Journey’s End

What a difference a week makes. The not quite regeneration of the Doctor saw the reality-threatening events of The Stolen Earth taken seriously for a few moments before being pushed into the background in what I can only describe as a let-down of career-defining proportions for Russell T Davies. It appears to have become a…

Channel 4 go for New Talent

August is Channel 4’s new talent month,with nightly topical comedy, comedy shorts on E4 and a new selection of Comedy Labs pilots. There are six 30-minute pilots among which five are sketch shows, including: * Slaterwood, a showcase for comedian Peter Slater, one of the team behind The Unbroadcastable Radio Show, which has a monthly…

11th Doctor Speculation

Such was the impact of the cliffhanger to The Stolen Earth that bookies refused to take bets on certain actors that received a lot of attention. One of these was the superb Robert Carlyle; another was the dull James Nesbitt; a third was David Morrissey. The Basic Instinct 2 star appeared alongside David Tennant in…

The Doctor Who Storybook 2009

The third of Panini’s fully illustrated Doctor Who Storybooks is on the way. Join the Doctor and Donna as the TARDIS travels to previously unseen times and places in this new collection of adventures, full of monsters, thrills and scares – and all lavishly illustrated in full colour! The time travellers face mythical beasts on…

Possibly the strangest, yet…

OK take a deep breath and be prepared for the bizarre introduction – and then witness the bizarre pleasure that is Frankie Howerd singing the Beatles’ When I’m Sixty-Four from the odd odd odd Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “movie”… One of only two highlights from a seriously utter load of tripe; the other…

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