There are some programmes that just feel like they should be airing a a certain time. For example the BBC’s new medical drama Frankie, would best suit a Sunday evening or even a weekday afternoon. It’s surprising then that its being broadcast at 9pm on a Tuesday night, a sport reserved for event dramas such as The Paradise or The Syndicate. It’s not to say that Frankie is a particularly bad programme, in fact I would say it has its heart in the right place, but at the same time it’s incredibly lightweight.
Jemma Redgrave has spoken to Graham Norton about her role in the upcoming 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who. She said the episode is philosophical, deep, funny, adventurous and heart-breaking.
Appearing on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio Two show over the weekend, the topic quickly turned to Doctor Who and if she could dish the dirt on the upcoming episode. Unfortunately, she didn’t let anything slip, but she did talk about how “extraordinary” Steven Moffat is and what a brilliant script he has written for the episode. Read more & comment »
As all Doctor Who fans know this run of episodes will conclude with the last time we’ll see companions Amy and Rory and over the past few weeks hints have been dropped to why the couple will want to depart the Tardis. Over the past three episodes we have seen The Doctor visit the Ponds on a less regular basis, while they seem more eager to get back to their regular lives commenting at the end of last week’s mission that their friends will be wondering why they are rapidly aging. These themes come to a head at the start of this week’s episode, which is narrated by Amy, as Rory points out that they have two lives – regular life and Doctor life with the former not really getting a look in with the couple realising that they have to choose but just not straight away. We are told though that this was the only time that The Doctor stuck around as it was the year of the slow invasion.