Last night’s Doctor Who The Rebel Flesh, the first of a two part story, attracted 5.7 million viewers. This was the overnight figure, before iPlayer and catch-up is included. Written by Matthew Graham (Life On Mars/Ashes To Ashes), the Tardis crew land at a creepy monastery. The location is an island that is home to a small set of humans. They work there to mine acid important to the mainland. They carry out their work via the gangers (‘doppelgangers’), fascimile copies of themselves created from programmable biomatter and controlled by a psychic link. Are they more than just copies though?
It’s been announced that the next (third) series of US hit show Glee will be moving from it’s current home of E4 to one of BSkyB’s pay channels. This comes after Channel 4 backed out of a bidding war for the show. Sources claim that Sky have paid around twice what was currently being paid for each episode to it’s US distributor, Twentieth Century Fox. Current viewing figures for the second season have dipped slightly (to around the two million mark). But it is still one of the broadcaster’s biggest shows on the digital tv platform. Many will not care
Moonbug is the new documentary film from Nichola Bruce. The film follows British photographer Steve Pyke as he journeys across America in a quest to meet and photograph the men who went to the moon and worked on the Apollo space project. It recently won The Special Jury Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival, where it received it’s world premiere. It is also accompanied with an evocative original score from Matt Johnson’s The The. A lifelong ambition for him, Steve Pyke previously collaborated with Nichola Bruce in 2009 for ‘Man On The Moon’. A touring exhibition that attempted to
George Webley, known to most as ‘Big George’, sadly passed away on Saturday May 7th at his family home, aged 53. As well as a long career in music as composer and session player, George also became a successful radio broadcaster. He was the presenter of the late night show (2.00 – 6.00 am) on BBC London 94.9 for the last five years. The show was similar to the American ‘talk radio’ programmes, discussing with callers a very broad selection of topics. Virtually nothing was considered ‘taboo’ or off limits. What made it very different though was the relationship he
It might be a ‘mission impossible’ to create a fresh, new animated comedy in the modern television world. However the creators of Archer have done just that. For those of you who are yet to discover FX Network‘s animated secret agent, Archer first hit American screens briefly in a pilot episode in late 2009, with a ten episode first series airing in January 2010. The show returned for an extended second season last month in the US. At the time of writing this I can’t find any firm details as to when it’ll show in the UK. I discovered the
NBC will air a pilot for it’s new show The Cape on January 9th. But if you’re an iPad owner you can catch an exclusive version of it right now, thanks to a groundbreaking deal between NBC and DC Comics. By way of the free DC Comics iPad app, you can watch an unfinished first episode (with temporary titles and credits) streamed via the app. This is a few days ahead of a finalised two hour pilot to air on NBC. Obviously this is a great way to garner publicity for a new show. And it is also fitting. Although