Thursday’s “new Charlie” news

Doctor Who

  • Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong join the Christmas special [spoilers]

Books

Film

  • Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood join Robert Zemeckis’ Flight
  • Trailer for The Grey with Liam Neeson
  • Trailer for Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea with Rachel Weisz
  • Clip from Batman: Year One

British TV

  • The Body Farm beats 71 Degrees North in the ratings
  • Sky 1 to air Terra Nova a week after the US [subscription required]

US TV

  • Victor Garber set to replace Robert Wagner as voice of Charlie in Charlie’s Angels
  • New Girl and Unforgettable start well, Glee and Ringer drop
  • Party Down‘s Ken Marino to guest on Whitney
  • CCH Pounder to guest on Revenge

Author

  • 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.