Posts From James Ryder

Report claims Martha to return to Who

A report in a tabloid newspaper claims that Freema Agyeman will reprise her role of Martha Jones in one the Doctor Who specials that will air this year. A report in The Sun newspaper claims that Freema Agyeman has agreed to reprise her role of Martha Jones for a guest appearance in one of this year’s Doctor Who specials. Agyeman was last seen in the role in the season four

Dave revives Red Dwarf

Digital channel Dave is to revive cult comedy series Red Dwarf for two special episodes at Easter. Digital channel Dave, part of the UKTV Network, is to bring back Red Dwarf for two special episodes which will see the characters finally return to Earth, the episodes will air during Easter. The two episodes will be written by the series co-creator Doug Naylor and will reunite the series stars such as

Michelle Ryan to guest-star in Doctor Who

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming BBC One Doctor Who Easter special which began filming this week in Wales. Michelle, best known for her roles as Zoe Slater in EastEnders, and Jaime Sommers in the recent remake of Bionic Woman, will play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza in the special episode entitled Planet Of the Dead. Christina joins the

Production resumes on Who

Filming has begun on the first of this year’s Doctor Who specials. Filming has reportedly begun on the first of this year’s Doctor Who specials, Planet of the Dead. According to reports by fans filming started on Monday 19th of January with location footage being shot at several locations in Cardiff. Fans were present for the filming and photographs have been leaked onto the net from the shooting. The filming

Classic Who Dalek Operator Dies

John Scott Martin, one of the Dalek operators in the original series of Doctor Who, has passed away at the age of 82. The Stage newspaper is reporting that actor John Scott Martin passed away earlier this month at the age of 82. The paper reports that Scott Martin passed away on the 6th of January. His daughter, Catriona, has written a obituary piece for The Stage newspaper outlining her

Radio 4 Starving Indies?

Independent production companies have suggested that BBC Radio 4’s new commissioning policy is ‘starving’ the indies of programme slots. Under the changes to the system it is believed that the commissioning process will see more programming issued to fewer companies. Currently Radio 4 hires production companies on a programme by programme basis. However the new plans will see content contracts given to its preferred indies (around 100 currently) on a

And the new Doctor is Matt Smith

The next actor to take on the role of The Doctor, from David Tennant, in the hit BBC series Doctor Who is Party Animals actor Matt Smith.   In a special edition of the behind-the-scenes documentary series Doctor Who Confidental Matt Smith was confirmed as the 11th actor to play the role of the Doctor in the hit BBC series Doctor Who. The announcement ends weeks of speculation over who’ll

New Doctor to be named

The actor who will take over the role of the Doctor, from David Tennant, in 2010 will be named on Saturday, according to reports.   Reports claim that the 11th person to take on the role of the Doctor, on television, will be named tomorrow [Saturday] during an episode of Doctor Who Confidential, a behind the scenes look at Doctor Who. The episode will air on BBC One, instead of

New Torchwood toned down?

Lead star of Torchwood, John Barrowman, has claimed the third series of the popular Sci Fi series will be toned down due, for the American market, as the show is popular stateside. John Barrowman has claimed the third series of his Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood, will be toned down due to the show’s stateside popularity. The toning down in content will allow the show to be sold to America

More Survivors for BBC One

  BBC One has commissioned a second series of Survivors, Adrian Hodges reimaged series based on the Terry Nation created 1970s series. The reimaged Survivors has been given a second season by the BBC. The series, reimaged by Adrian Hodge, premiered well with over six million viewers and although ratings have dropped since the opening episode recent episodes have seen ratings rise once more. The penultimate episode of the series