Saturday, 11 April 2009

Media Round-Up

Saturday's Daily Telegraph has an interview with Russell T Davies in which he talks of his love for the series and his plans for a grand finale. An extended version is available here.

Davies is also interviewed in the weeks Time Out.

Davies's co-writer on Planet of the Dead, Gareth Roberts, is interviewed in the Pink Paper. The paper also features a preview of Katy Manning's new show and a photo news story on Russell T Davies at BAFTA.

To celebrate the Easter Special the Telegraph is offering a free Doctor Who Adventures USB stick. There are only 25,000 units available and these are not available in any shop, it is a one off, strictly limited promotion. Postage and Packing costs apply. Applications can be made online.

The Weeping Angels have been voted the scariest Doctor Who monster of all time, according to a poll of young Doctor Who fans. Although the statues only appeared in one episode of the TV series, 2 out of 5 readers of Doctor Who Adventures magazine voted the Weeping Angels the monster they're most likely to dive behind the sofa at the sight of. The poll, conducted to coincide with the Easter special, saw the Weeping Angels secure 41% of reader votes with the Daleks coming in second with 22% of votes, followed third by the Cybermen with 8% of the votes. has just published some new content. There is now a Planet of the Dead homepage featuring two galleries, one taking a look behind the scenes and one previewing the episode with 60 images.

This months edition of the UK Internet magazine .Net has a four page feature about the origins and the future of the Doctor Who Website, written by designer and writer Paul Wyatt. With behind the scenes information on creating exclusive web content for the show and an interview with Rob Francis, Doctor Who web producer. The article also reveals tidbits about the new branding expected for next year. This article is available from newstands in the UK and in the States under the name Practical Web Design.

A signed Doctor Who script is one of the items being auctioned for the charity Beat Bullying. The script to The Sontaran Stratagem was donated by Catherine Tate and signed by herself and David Tennant.

Finally the Radio 2 show hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate and featuring John Barrowman, is available to listen again for the next 7 days.

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