Latest Doctor Who Stories

2008-09-17 09:00:36

PLANS for Harry Potter author JK Rowling to star in a special Christmas edition of Doctor Who were dropped after actor David Tennant said it sounded like a spoof. Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies first wanted the Edinburgh- based author to write an episode of the science fiction show. But when she declined, he hatched a plan for her to make a guest appearance. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 00:00:19

DOCTOR WHO star David Tennant scuppered plans for Harry Potter author JK Rowling to appear on the show. Writers on the sci-fi series wanted JK to star in a Christmas special. But Scot Tennant objected to the plot, saying he thought it sounded like a spoof. And the idea was ditched to "keep him happy". The JK plan was revealed in a series of recently published emails from Doctor Who writer Russell Davies. Davies wanted someone who could top Kylie Minogue's appearance on the show last...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

TORCHWOOD star John Barrowman gets to grips with being back in character as filming for the hit show's new series continued. And it looked like the actor-singer, 41, promised to have a more hands-on role as he joked about with co-star Eve Myles while they filmed in Cardiff Bay's Oval Basin yesterday. Swansea Valley-born Eve, 29, who plays Gwen Cooper in the BBC show, said they were enjoying being be back in the capital. She said: "It's exciting to be filming again in Cardiff." The...

2008-09-01 18:00:09

A DOCTOR Who Dalek toy which cost 50p in 1965 has been sold for pounds 1,500 to a UK sci-fi collector on an internet auction site. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-27 00:00:26

It seems the sky is the limit for Doctor Who, with the hit series being named Best TV Show of 2008, new episodes being filmed in America, and talk of an all-action movie adventure featuring the Time Lord. The programme picked up the title of top telly show at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The award is the latest accolade for the Doctor, who was brought back to the screen by writer and producer Russell T Davies - in April it swept the boards at Welsh Baftas, picking up six gongs. The...

2008-08-26 18:00:34

DOCTOR Who has pipped Friends as the TV series people most want to see turned into a movie. The revival of Doctor Who, starring David Tennant, came top of a list of shows viewers are clamouring to see adapted for the bigscreen. Sci-fi series Red Dwarf was third, followed by the US hits Heroes and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Spooks, the BBC series about MI5 spies, was sixth in the poll for the Radio Times. It was followed by 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Lost,...

2008-08-25 21:00:25

GAVIN and Stacey and Doctor Who continued their sweep of awards last night, winning two of the top prizes at a glittering ceremony for the TV industry's elite. BBC Wales hit Doctor Who, starring David Tennant, won the award for Best TV Show of 2008. And Barry-based sitcom Gavin & Stacey, starring Ruth Jones and Joanna Page was named Non-Terrestrial Programme of the Year at the Channel of the Year Awards, voted for by an executive committee of the Edinburgh International Television...

2008-08-25 06:00:44

DOCTOR Who is the TV show viewers would most like to see on the big screen. The revived BBC hit pipped US sitcom Friends in a Radio Times poll, with its spin-off Torchwood in ninth place. Another Beeb sci-fi favourite, comedy Red Dwarf, took third spot, followed by US hits Heroes and CSI. BBC spy drama Spooks was sixth, followed by real-time terrorist drama 24 and Lost. Cult 60s show The Prisoner, which ITV are about to revive, completed the top 10. Star Trek was voted the show that...

2008-08-24 18:00:19

SCI-FI series Doctor Who could be heading for the big screen, its new boss revealed yesterday. Writer Steven Moffat told the Edinburgh TV festival: "I would say yes, as long as it never gets in the way of the show. "It would be great to see it at the cinema. It's been there before, so it would be good to see it again. "I don't think it's the most important thing for Doctor Who. "A movie is 90 minutes - that's not that different from making a single episode, so I'm not against it."...

2008-08-07 15:00:36

By CAROLYN CHURCHILL and AMANDA MACMILLAN HE is a good, if not a great, Dane. That was the verdict yesterday after Doctor Who star David Tennant made his longawaited appearance as Hamlet in a Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production. The casting of the 37-yearold Scot as the young Danish prince had sparked some barbed comments about theatre companies using big names to fill seats. But Tennant's performance at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford- upon-Avon, has been roundly praised by...

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