Posts by: Martin Prince

Russell T Davies picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award

As per the announcement a month ago, Russell T Davies has now collected his Outstanding Achievement Award from the Edinburgh Television Festival. As reported by Doctor Who News, he gave a speech that covered just a breath of what he’d done: “I have worked with Daleks, Casanova, I’ve worked with gays, I’ve worked with Penelope...

Channel Five boss would be happier without Big Brother

The never-ending Big Brother appears several times a year on Channel Five, with the channel currently running the latest celebrity version of the show. But given Five’s dependence on Big Brother to fill its schedules, its boss doesn’t seem to be much of a fan. Ben Frow, the head of Channel Five, has admitted at...

Doctor Who: Russell T Davies on the casting of Jodie Whittaker

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has a lovely feature about the upcoming book, Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse. James Goss has written the words, and Russell T Davies has illustrated it. And the pair are both interviewed about the project. It’s a feature well worth reading. At...

ITV wants to open a theme park in London

Here’s one we didn’t see coming. ITV is looking into opening a mini theme park in the middle of London, to allow people to “experience” its TV shows. It sounds like the project is being fast-tracked too, with the network looking for a launch in 2018. Shows such as Downton Abbey, Victoria, The Voice and,...

The missing KYTV DVD

A much-loved TV show – by us anyway – from the British television archives remains the terrific KYTV. This was the television version of the Radio 4 show Radio Active, which brought together Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson-Wood, the late Geoffrey Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. The heart of the show was the very...

Game Of Thrones: the five actors who make $500,000 an episode

The star salary system that used to dominate the movies is very much prevalent in television now, with actors able to bring home millions a year when they land a successful show. And there’s none more successful on television right now than Game Of Thrones. The programme’s seventh season is about to come to an...

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi leaves door open for a future return

One thing that’s often said of the Doctor Who role is that when you have it, you’re constantly asked when you’re leaving. When you leave it, you’re constantly asked when you’re coming back. And so it begins for Peter Capaldi, who leaves the TARDIS this Christmas in Twice Upon A Time. He’ll regenerate into Jodie...