Monday’s dirty beast news

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Doctor Who

  • Torchwood goes filming in the Rhondda
  • Peter Davison “too tubby” to wear his original costume for Comic Relief
  • Mackenzie Crook willing to take over from David Tennant if asked


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British TV


  • Lipstick Jungle recasts: Paul Blackthorne now Brooke Shields’ husband
  • David Simon to make HBO series about musicians in New Orleans
  • Old people ejected from Jericho
  • Al Gough discusses things coming up on Smallville [spoilers]
  • First ep of Women’s Murder Club does well in the ratings
  • George Lucas looking for writers for Star Wars TV series
  • TV Land to stream Andy Griffith, Gunsmoke and Leave It To Beaver
  • Parker Posey’s new show cut from 13 to seven episodes
  • Patrick Swayze to star in A&E pilot, The Beast, about unorthodox FBI vet. No, not that sort
  • Will Smith turning Hitch into a sitcom


  • 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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