Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New Christmas Special 2014 Promo Image and Title

The BBC have released a new promo image for the 2014 Christmas Special.  Larger versions are in the Coppermine Gallery.  The title?  Well - it's "Last Christmas"...which is somewhat ominous...





Source: farfarawaysite.com



Monday, 24 November 2014

Video - Series 8 DVD/Blu-Ray Launch - Q&A Highlights

The BBC have released highlights from the recent Series 8 DVD/Blu-Ray Launch event in London.  The Q&A was hosted by Frank Skinner and features Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat:




Sunday, 23 November 2014

Who Shop Signing - Saturday 6 December 2014 featuring Samuel Anderson


The Who Shop is 30 years old this year and, as part of their celebrations, they've organised a great signing event on Saturday 6 December 2014:

Samuel Anderson will be signing between 11am and 1pm.

Matthew Dale (one of Robin Hood's Merry Men) will be signing all day.

Writers Andrew Cartmel, Jamie Lenman, Michael Seely and Robert Hammond will be signing between 11am and 2pm.

If you're unable to make the signing then you can pre-order signed merchandise - simply go to the Who Shop Event Pre-Order section and make your selection.

The Who Shop is at 39-41 Barking Road, Upton Park, London E6 1PY - telephone 0208 471 2356.  The nearest tube station is Upton Park.




Friday, 21 November 2014

Matt Smith to star in "Patient Zero"


Deadline.com are reporting that Matt Smith will star opposite Natalie Dormer in Screen Gems' "Patient Zero".
In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.
"Patient Zero" will be directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and produced by Vincent Newman.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Video - Michelle Gomez - Keeping the Secret of Missy

The BBC have released another short video from the Series 8 DVD Launch Q&A - it appears we're going to be drip-fed a selection of short clips (let's hope they release the full Q&A at some stage).  In this clip, Michelle Gomez talks about keeping the secret of Missy:





Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Video - Peter Capaldi talks about turning down Doctor Who

The highlight of the recent Series 8 DVD/Blu-ray launch event was a Q&A hosted by Frank Skinner.  The guests were Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Michelle Gomez and Samuel Anderson.  The BBC have released the first of, hopefully, many videos from the event and in this one, Peter Capaldi reveals how he turned down the chance to audition for the 1996 TV Movie:





Monday, 17 November 2014

Video - Peter Capaldi live on LBC

Peter Capaldi was interviewed this morning on LBC Digital Radio - and they've released a video of the interview.  He does rather like swinging around in his chair...





Sunday, 16 November 2014

"Death in Heaven" - Final Consolidated Figures


The consolidated figures for "Death in Heaven" have been released and show another large timeshift audience of 2.15 million, increasing the overnight figure of 5.45 million to a consolidated figure of 7.60 million.  "Death in Heaven" has the highest consolidated figure since "Deep Breath".

Here are the full consolidated ratings for Series 8 so far:

Deep Breath - 9.17 million
Into the Dalek - 7.29 million
Robot of Sherwood - 7.28 million
Listen - 7.01 million
Time Heist - 6.99 million
The Caretaker - 6.81 million
Kill the Moon - 6.91 million
Mummy on the Orient Express - 7.11 million
Flatline - 6.71 million
In the Forest of the Night - 6.92 million
Dark Water - 7.34 million
Death in Heaven - 7.60 million

The average consolidated figure for Series 8 is 7.26 million.

Please note that this figure includes UK viewers who watched the episode in the first 7 days after transmission - it does not include those who watched it on iplayer via computers or tablets.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Video - Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014 - Children in Need clip

The BBC aired a short clip from the 2014 Christmas Special on "Children in Need" this evening - clip courtesy of Life, Doctor Who and Combom:





"American Psycho - The Musical" - Original Cast Soundtrack Album edges closer....


The cast album of "American Psycho - The Musical" has been in the works for quite a while - in fact, we wrote about it here in March - but it seems as though the end may be in sight. If you follow Duncan Sheik on Twitter (and you really, really should) then you're probably aware that all the cast bar one have been recorded.  That one remaining?  Matt Smith.

Of course, with "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Terminator: Genisys", Matt's been very busy - however, today we finally got a rather nice piece of news.  The Almeida Theatre tweeted details of their Christmas show and, in response, Duncan Sheik tweeted this:


It can't just have been me who did a little air punch upon reading this?  I loved the show - I wish I'd managed to see it more than once - and the thought of hearing Matt singing "This is Not an Exit" again in crystal clarity gives me a lovely warm glow of happiness.

My headphones are ready, Mr Sheik.  Bring it on home.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

2014 Christmas Special - New Promo Image

The BBC have released a new promo image from the 2014 Christmas Special featuring Peter Capaldi and Nick Frost.  They have also confirmed that an exclusive clip from the Special will be shown during "Children in Need" on Friday 14 November 2014 on BBC1.  (Please note - larger version is in the Coppermine Gallery):




Sunday, 9 November 2014

"Dark Water - Final Consolidated Figures


The consolidated figures for "Dark Water" have been released and show another large timeshift audience of 2.07 million, increasing the overnight figure of 5.27 million to a consolidated figure of 7.34 million.  "Dark Water" has the highest consolidated figure since "Deep Breath".

Here are the full consolidated ratings for Series 8 so far:

Deep Breath - 9.17 million
Into the Dalek - 7.29 million
Robot of Sherwood - 7.28 million
Listen - 7.01 million
Time Heist - 6.99 million
The Caretaker - 6.81 million
Kill the Moon - 6.91 million
Mummy on the Orient Express - 7.11 million
Flatline - 6.71 million
In the Forest of the Night - 6.92 million
Dark Water - 7.34 million

Please note that this figure includes UK viewers who watched the episode in the first 7 days after transmission - it does not include those who watched it on iplayer via computers or tablets.