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Matt Smith Filming SJA

Doctor Who Magazine and Radio Times contributor Benjamin Cook tweeted about the upcoming Sarah Jane Adventures episode guest starring Matt Smith and Katy Manning this week. Katy Manning is of course the actress behind Jo Grant, companion of the Third Doctor and all-round good sort who left the Doctor in The Green Death to travel…

“Venice is all Starbucks”

Doctor Who scriptwriter Toby Whithouse has dismissed the Venice of 2010 as a shadow of its former self, and nothing like the romantic location featured in Vampires of Venice. After being asked to set the story somewhere romantic, Southend-born Toby – who also wrote 2006’s School Reunion and is the creator of Being Human –…

Doctor Who the Musical? No.

Doctor Who semi-regular Arthur Darvill has revealed that there are no plans for a musical version of the time travelling adventure series. Interviewed by The Stage, Darvill – an accomplished musician and composer as well as an actor – reckoned suggestions of a musical episode or even stage show were wide of the mark (thank…

The Time Vampire

Louise Jameson stars in a new Doctor Who Companion Chronicles adventure as Leela, companion to the Fourth Doctor, courtesy of Big Finish. Long-term fans will know that Leela remained on Gallifrey following her departure from the TARDIS in The Invasion of Time (1978). This story takes place some time after that… Leela, in her last…

Toby Whithouse Interviewed

Toby Whithouse is the creator of Being Human – not to mention the man behind this week’s Doctor Who, The Vampires of Venice! He’s been interviewed by SFX recently, in which he describes the episode as being “like a 45-minute movie.” Talking about how nice it is to not have to do the whole showrunner…

Venice or Bust

Amazingly, Doctor Who is under fire AGAIN this week, as details emerge of a trip to Venice for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as part of Doctor Who Confidential‘s coverage of The Vampires of Venice. The “parent show” opted to use the Croatian town of Trigor to double as both 17th century Venice and 19th…

Vampires on Location

The Vampires of Venice is attracting a certain amount of press attention this week, mainly due to the Hammer-esque vampire girls seen in trailers but also due to this Doctor Who episode being filmed abroad, in the Croation coastal town of Trogir. There’s a very good reason for using Trogir as a double for Venice:…

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