Tuesday’s post-Easter news

Everyone have a nice Easter? Not too many hot cross buns, I hope.

Doctor Who

  • The Shakespeare Code (which I still haven’t watched. Sorry) got ratings of 6.8 million, peaking at 8.1 million



  • Lauren Laverne quits XFM [free registration required]

British TV

  • HBO and the BBC are teaming up to film plays, starting with Caryl Churchill’s A Number starring Tom Wilkinson and Rhys Ifans
  • Will Ferrell would love to be on Extras


  • Spoilers for the second season of Kyle XY
  • Brit Stephen Moyer’s found himself a new pilot, after losing Company Man
  • Drive is mostly green-screen work
  • Traveler is finally going to air on May 30
  • Why 30 Rock has been renewed and Studio 60 won’t be
  • A US version of British show Top Gear is being developed
  • Andy Barker PI has been cancelled


  • 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.

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