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December 11th, 2009 3 comments

News Round-up

June Whitfield on Breakfast Television

June Whitfield appeared on breakfast TV an although she said very little about her role in The End of time they showed another clip form the Christmas special.Again if you don’t want this spoiled don’t watch!…

Cardiff Bay Drama Village…

The BBC’s Welsh “drama village” could be built in Cardiff Bay’s Roath Basin.

Proposals for the complex have emerged in a planning application submitted for the area.

The planning application seeks permission for a 300m long, 20,000 square metre building housing studios and offices with a distinctive façade and repeating motifs.

It will also have a gothic-style entrance inspired by some of William Burges’ designs at Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch.

The application to Cardiff Council states that it creates a “highly theatrical character for the building”.

The building includes several television studios to house Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, Doctor Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane adventures as well as offices.

You can read more about the proposals at Wales Online Here

Plans and an image of the proposed façade have gone on display at city hall.

Torchwood Hub entrance Flooded…

The entrance to the Torchwood Hub, more recently a shrine to Ianto has been flooded, tributes left in memory of Ianto can be seen floating away.

flooding
Image thanks to Alun-Vega

Tardis Towers…

Caerphilly Castle is playing host to a futuristic visitor over the Christmas period.

After travelling through time and space Doctor Who’s Tardis has landed at Wales’ largest moated medieval castle.

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The blue police box which is located on top of the Inner East Gatehouse tower will be lit up during the night and will stay there until the New Year.

The castle was used to film some scenes for the two part Christmas episode of Doctor Who, entitled The End of Time.

You can read the full BBC news article Here

The Doctor Who story you never got to see…

Why spend thousands of pounds to make an episode of one of the most popular TV series of the time, only to leave it gathering dust in the archive?

Thirty years ago, with only three channels to choose from, Doctor Who and Secret Army on BBC One and The Professionals on ITV routinely delivered audiences bigger than even the most successful programmes do today.

Yet between 1978 and 1979, the producers of all three programmes shelved a story from each.

The explanation has much to do with that period: economic decline, political inertia and industrial unrest creating a combustible combination.

You can read the full BBC article Here


3 comments

  • DuckandGrouse

    May 10th, 2011 - 6:25am

    she was rubbish!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    March 15th, 2011 - 8:37pm

    i think its ok but she isnt one of the chareters I really liked

    Reply
  • Tom

    December 11th, 2009 - 4:55pm

    Hilarious clip today!

    Reply

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