Wednesday’s news

Doctor Who

  • A long interview with David Tennant in Living Scotsman
  • Tennant is also going to star in an HBO/BBC production called Einstein and Eddington. Not as Einstein though.

Books

Film

  • Ray Winstone’s joined the cast of Indiana Jones 4
  • Mike Myers is to star as an Indian guru. No potential for offence there then.
  • No one wants a Columbo movie
  • Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear have signed up for Ghost Town
  • A green light for The X-Files 2 may be only a week away
  • A trailer for 28 Weeks Later is up

British TV

  • Moira Stewart’s been dropped as a newsreader [subscription required]

US TV

  • South Park does 24
  • Heather Locklear has a pilot
  • Will Jon Stewart’s baseball pilot get picked up, now it’s on YouTube?
  • Jason Behr replaces Stephen Moyer in the Company Man pilot
  • Kevin Sorbo is to be a preacher for Hallmark
  • Rob Lowe is going to be a series regular next year in Brothers and Sisters

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.