Friday’s news

John Inman

I’ve been released. No more jury service! I’m free! I’m free! Not in an Are You Being Served? way. You know what I mean.

Doctor Who

  • Lis Sladen, Anneke Wills and others will be appearing at the Quality Central Hotel in Glasgow on 3rd March. [via LiveJournal]
  • BBC DG Mark Thompson gives whole heaps of praise for the Doctor Who ‘factory’. He also talks about 360º commissioning way too much.


  • There’s a trailer for Danny Boyle’s new movie Sunshine over on SciFi Pulse.

British TV



  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.