Monday morning news

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Doctor Who

  • John Barrowman will be meeting horses this month and signing Torchwood audio books in April
  • Russell T Davies talks to the Telegraph about his work, the fourth series and leaving Doctor Who (maybe), among other things


  • Simpsons and Futurama movie talk from Matt Groening
  • A Captain Marvel film is being written by John August
  • Dougray Scott will co-star in Luc Besson’s adaptation of the HItman video game
  • Casting for the new St Trinian’s movie includes Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Russell Brand

British TV

  • Skins will be back, unfortunately
  • There’s going to be a special Inspector Morse weekend on ITV3, as well as a concert at the Albert Hall, to celebrate the show’s 20th birthday.


  • Another UK format crosses the Atlantic: BBC3’s “give teenagers a baby to look after” show Baby Borrowers is to become a comedy for NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman does for authors what Tom Cruise did for sportsmen with new Darren Star show Literary Superstar
  • Kristin meets Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes
  • Windows users can watch Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver’s new show, The Riches, online at AOL TV before it airs.
  • Potentially big, Watchmen-esque spoiler for Heroes
  • Oliver Platt joins the cast of the US version of The Thick of It. Plus more casting news
  • Dexter stuff, including second season spoilers


  • 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.