Tuesday’s worst kept secrets

It’s the news, my friends.

Doctor Who

  • Australia says ‘No’, to Torchwood
  • More on Recovery from the ever-classy Mirror
  • Billie Piper is ‘attached’ to an adaptation of Belle de Jour. The blog/book, that is, not the movie.


  • More details on the Watchmen movie, which is still happening, it seems.
  • Adrien Brody as The Hulk?
  • Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller as The Hardy Men is on.
  • An interview with Ioan Gruffudd, a proper Welsh super-hero. None of that English rubbish.

British TV

German TV

  • ZDF is making a mini-series based on Stanislav Lem short stories


  • Here’s something you probably never thought you’d hear: Michelle Ryan, aka Zoe Slater from EastEnders, is the new Bionic Woman.
  • The Sarah Silverman Program has already been commissioned for a second season.
  • Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter is to play Chloe’s mum in Smallville
  • Louise Lombard from CSI has a pilot, as does Sarah Clarke (Nina Myers from 24)
  • Battlestar Galactica has been given a fourth season. Only 13 episodes at the moment, though.
  • Classic TV coming to YouTube?
  • Kristin’s got scoops and spoilers, including the return of a certain character to Supernatural.


  • Rob Buckley

    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.