Friday’s glorious news

Hot Fuzz


Doctor Who

Commercials

  • Orange has decided to continue with its Film Board cinema ads. First up: Michael Madsen.

Film

British TV

  • Apparently, we needed another The Bill. Details of the long-promised HolbyBlue are emerging. It’s got Zoe Lucker and Tim Piggott-Smith, for one thing. Oh Tim. You were so good in The Chief. Why ruin the memory?

US TV

Author

  • 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.