Thursday’s “slightly sarcastic” news

Doctor Who

  • No. Not Matthew Horne. A woman. Or even an ‘ethnic doctor’ (instead of an ‘ethnic actor’ presumably). Oh the shock. I think I’m going to have a touch of the vapours
  • Although Dervla Kirwan (who’d know of course) reckons there’s a shortlist of six actors for the part including Martin Clunes



  • Lucy Davies is the new producer of the National Theatre of Wales

British TV


  • Trailer for future Smallville episodes
  • Watch The Flight of the Conchords season two premiere [US only, because only the US counts of course. Screw New Zealand who’d have no interest]
  • 24‘s James Badge Dale to star in AMC’s new political thriller
  • ABC greenlights An American Family
  • HBO greenlights Hung. What a surprise
  • Life on Mars, 24 and Dollhouse production budgets being cut


  • 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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