Thursday’s “two more days until I’m on holiday” news

Doctor Who



  • Val Kilmer for the next Orange cinema ad [free registration required]

British TV

  • Channel 4 stops all but one premium rate phone-in
  • Latest episode of Cape Wrath gets just 845,000 viewers
  • Ten single mothers and kids to live together for Pramface Mansion on BBC3. Seriously



  • 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.