News from over the weekend

It might be news, it might not: I’ve been in a bubble for a week. Have we started any new wars?

Doctor Who



British TV

  • Kim Cattrall to play Daniel Radcliffe’s mum in a World War I ITV1 drama. I thought Rupert Grint was supposed to be ITV’s saviour?
  • Which of the forthcoming new US shows are the British networks interested in: news from the LA screenings
  • Reality TV: the US has a show about pirates, we get one about local planning offices

Polish TV



  • 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.