Monday, October 27, 2008


This Bonfire Night remember the fireworks code; with the Knights from the Battlefield DVD cover.

Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
Light sparklers with a taper.
Hold sparklers at a safe distance.
Do not run or wave sparklers near other people.
Never give sparklers to a child under five or the Destroyer.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stock Photography

Illustrating Doctor Who news stories with pictures from the financial markets.


September 2003: Doctor Who to return to BBC1

March 2005: Christopher Eccleston is resigning as the Doctor after just one series

October 2005: Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood will see the return of Captain Jack Harkness

October 2006: First series of Torchwood broadcast

July 2007: Catherine Tate announced as new companion for fourth series

July 2008: Series 4 finale, Journey's End, is the UK's most watched programme of the week

Monday, October 13, 2008

Commercial Break

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Who's Heading to Albert Square!

Jane Tranter, BBC One Controller, BBC Fiction, today announced exiting news of a major change in format for the fifth season of Doctor Who which airs in 2010. Instead of being broadcast once a week as single forty five minute episodes the new series will premier as 'minisodes' within editions of popular soap opera Eastenders.

Each Doctor Who episode will be split into roughly six minute segments which will then be shown on television sets within the soap itself; see picture above for an artists impression of how this new format may look. In addition Eastenders' characters will discuss the episodes of Doctor Who as they watch them; speculating about future story arcs and their favorite characters and moments.

"If 360 degree commissioning has been the buzzword of recent years then we consider this to be a step forwards to the next level; 720 degree commissioning if you will," Jane Tranter told a Shouting into a Well correspondent at an exclusive restaurant interview. "Not only will we see cross-fertilisation between the audiences of Doctor Who and Eastenders but fans of both series will be able to use the web to initiate dialogues with Eastenders' characters to discuss Doctor Who, a whole new concept in interactive fiction."

BBC bosses are confident that Doctor Who fans will also appreciate the extra length this will add to each new series. Within the four times a week soap a single episode will now take two weeks to show effectively increasing the running time of season five to twenty six weeks, a figure not seen since the days of Tom Baker.

"We look forward to new fans joining the good Doctor on his travels when he returns from his gap year," said Jane Tranter."This can only be good news for audiences of two of the BBC's most popular series," she added before rolling her eyes at three BBC publicity representatives standing nearby and writing "help me" in salt spilled on the tabletop. At this point our reporter made his excuses and left.