Friday’s grumpy rock star news

Doctor Who


British TV

  • MTV acquires The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Sweet Valley High [subscription required]
  • Being Human creatives want to launch production company, have new idea for a show [subscription required]
  • BBC4 to go back to its high-brow roots [subscription required]


  • Casting, including Jeri Ryan on Body of Evidence, Robert Patrick on Edgar Floats and Nate Corddry on Our Show
  • Scott Caan to play Danno on Hawaii Five-O
  • Smallville gets a 10th season
  • NBC’s Angela Bromstad discusses the chances of Chuck and Heroes returning
  • 24 on the bubble still


  • 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.