31 May 2008

"Midnight" Synopsis


The BBC Press Office have updated their television schedule, and the official summary for episode 10 - Midnight - is now available. You can read the episode summary below:

The Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as Russell T Davie's Bafta Award-winning time-traveling drama continues. Soon, the knocking on the wall begins. Only a woman called Sky seems to know the truth – but as paranoia turns into a witch-hunt, Sky turns the Doctor's greatest strengths against him, and a sacrifice must be made...
Midnight airs June 14 on BBC1.

30 May 2008

Doctor Who Season 4 Australian + Canadian Air Date


The Australian Broadcasting Company have announced that the fourth series of Doctor Who, starting with the 2007 Christmas Special, will debut on ABC1 on June 29, 2008:

The new series of Doctor Who will return on Sunday, 29th June on ABC1. The first episode will be The Voyage of the Damned (UK Christmas Special), and the fourth series will start the Sunday after that.
There is still no confirmation from Channel 10 for the Australian air date of Torchwood Season 2.

Also, the Doctor Who Information Network has confirmed that the fourth season of Doctor Who will debut on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, on September 19, 2008:
Doctor Who will air on Friday evenings at 9pm. This was previously the time slot for Torchwood during the Autumn of 2007. The last two series of Doctor Who have aired on Monday nights at 8pm.

28 May 2008

Happy Birthday Kylie Minogue!


Today, 28th of May, is Kylie Minogue's birthday! Kylie turns 40, and we would like to wish her a great day, especially as she is an Aussie actress. Kylie played Astrid Peth in the Doctor Who 2007 Christmas Special. She is a well known singer world wide and first shot to fame in Australian Soap, Neighbours. Please leave your birthday wishes for Kylie by commenting below or heading over to Totally Torchwood Talk!

25 May 2008

New Doctor Who Season 4 Trailer


The new Doctor Who trailer, which aired in the UK last night, is now available for those who missed it or for those outside the UK. In it is the first video footage of Rose - which means the rumours posted up were true!


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24 May 2008

Torchwood Season 2 Box Set Cover


The cover for the box set of Torchwood Season 2 has been released! It is just about the same as for Season 1, except it is red instead of black. The box set features five disks, including all thirteen episodes, Torchwood Declassified, deleted scenes, outtakes, and a featurette of the lives and deaths of Captain Jack. You can view the cover below.


Torchwood Season 2 Box Set is due to hit stores June 30.

Doctor Who Magazine #369 Cover


We couldn't resist not posting this month's Doctor Who Magazine, featuring Rose Tyler on the front cover! In the magazine is an interview with Billie Piper, a double-sided poster (one side the Doctor and Donna, other side Rose), as well as some episode previews. You can view the cover below.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #369 goes on sale May 29 for £3.99.

23 May 2008

Eve Myles also cast in Little Dorrit


We previously informed you that Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) will be starring in a new BBC series called Little Dorrit. We now have conformation that Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) will also take part in the series. You can see a picture of Freema here and Eve here!

Thanks very much to MadCharlie from EveMyles.net and FreemaAgyeman.com!

"Forest of The Dead" Synopsis


The BBC Press Office have updated their television schedule, and the official summary for episode 9 - Forest of The Dead - is now available. You can read the episode summary below:

As the shadows rise and march, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues. But can anyone stop the Vashta Nerada? While the Doctor discovers long-buried secrets and revelations about his own future, the sinister Nodes declare that Donna is doomed.

Forest of The Dead airs June 7 on BBC1.
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21 May 2008

Torchwood and Doctor Who Nominated for TV Choice Award


Torchwood and Doctor Who have both been nominated in various categories for a TV Choice award. You can vote by sending in your form found in this week's TV Choice magazine or for those outside the UK by online here. The nominations are listed below:

  • Best Loved Drama: Doctor Who and Torchwood
  • Best Actor: John Barrowman and David Tennant
  • Best Actress: Eve Myles and Catherine Tate
As well as his Torchwood nominations, John is up for Best Talent Show: I'd Do Anything and Best Entertainment Show: The Kids are Alright. Billie Piper has also been nominated for Best Actress: The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Have fun voting!
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New Head Writer for Doctor Who Series 5


BBC Wales and BBC Drama announced yesterday that Steven Moffat - writer of The Empty Child and Blink, will be taking over as Executive Producer as well as head writer of Doctor Who Series 5, set to air on BBC1 in 2010. This, however, also means that Doctor Who creator Russel T Davies will be stepping down after the 2009 Christmas Special. Congratulations and good luck to both!

Silence in the Library Rumours


Due to there being no new Doctor Who episode this week, there hasn't been much news to report. But thanks to user 04nbod, there are some rumours that have been going around regarding the trailer for Silence in the Library, hopefully to be shown this Saturday. Highlight below to reveal:

  • Shots of the Library.

  • The Doctor talking about fear of the dark.

  • Still no sign of Jack, Martha, Jackie or Mickey.

  • Rose looking up in the sky with a huge gun, saying that the darkness is coming.

  • Donna apparently saying, "Rose is returning, isn't that brilliant?", the Doctor looks up, gives a big grin and says "Yes".

  • And the trailer ends with a black Dalek half coming out of the shadows. You could see what looked like the blue light of the eye stalk.
They're not official, but they sound great!
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18 May 2008

Billie Piper in The Sally Lockhart Mysteries


For those in Australia, Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) will be appearing in The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in The Smoke, tonight on ABC1 at 8:30pm (rated M). You can view ABC's summary of the episode here!

16 May 2008

New Torchwood Books


The BBC have released the book covers and information for the next upcoming Torchwood books. They are due to hit stores October 2, 2008, priced at £6.99 each. You can read the summaries of the books below.


Pack Animals
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Peter Anghelides

Shopping for wedding gifts with your fiancĂ© is enjoyable, unless like Gwen you witness a Weevil massacre in the shopping centre. A trip to the zoo is a great day out, until a date goes tragically wrong and Ianto is badly injured by stolen alien tech. And Halloween is a day of fun and frights, before unspeakable monsters invade the streets of Cardiff and it’s no longer a trick or a treat for the terrified population. Torchwood can control small groups of scavengers, but now someone has given large numbers of predators a season ticket to Earth. Jack’s investigation is hampered when he finds he’s being investigated himself. Owen is convinced that it’s just one guy who’s toying with them. But will Torchwood find out before it’s too late that the game is horribly real, and the deck is stacked against them?

SkyPoint
by Phil Ford

‘If you’re going to be anyone in Cardiff, you’re going to be at SkyPoint!’ SkyPoint is the latest high-rise addition to the ever-developing Cardiff skyline. It’s the most high-tech, avant-garde apartment block in the city. And it’s where Rhys Williams is hoping to find a new home for himself and Gwen. Gwen’s more concerned by the money behind the tower block – Besnik Lucca, a name she knows from her days in uniform. When Torchwood discover that residents have been going missing from the tower block, one of the team gets her dream assignment. Soon SkyPoint’s latest newly married tenants are moving in. And Toshiko Sato finally gets to make a home with Owen Harper. Then something comes out of the wall...

Almost Perfect
By James Goss

Emma is 30, single and frankly desperate. She woke up this morning with nothing to look forward to but another evening of unsuccessful speed-dating. But now she has a new weapon in her quest for Mr Right. And it’s made her almost perfect. Gwen Cooper woke up this morning expecting the unexpected. As usual. She went to work and found a skeleton at a table for two and a colleague in a surprisingly glamorous dress. Perfect. Ianto Jones woke up this morning with no memory of last night. He went to work, where he caused amusement, suspicion and a little bit of jealousy. Because Ianto Jones woke up this morning in the body of a woman. And he’s looking just about perfect. And Jack Harkness has always had his doubts about Perfection.

You can view the covers for the new books here!

John Barrowman Comic Con Appearance


John Barrowman will be appearing at the Comic Con in San Diego, California, on July 24 and 25 (subject to other work commitments). More news on this when it comes in.

You can view Comic Con's website here!

12 May 2008

Happy Birthday Catherine Tate!


Catherine Tate (the fabulous Donna Noble), turns 40 years old today, May 12! Catherine is best known as the Doctor's companion, Donna, as well as starring in her own comedy, The Catherine Tate Show, and will soon be taking to stage in a performance called Under the Blue Sky. Here at Totally Torchwood we would like to wish Catherine a very happy birthday! Please leave your birthday wishes for Catherine by commenting below or heading over to Totally Torchwood Talk!

11 May 2008

"Silence in The Library" Airing Delay


We previously informed you of The Silence in The Library synopsis, as well as it's airing date. The BBC Press Office have since taken it off their schedule. There is no official confirmation why, but there is speculation that it is too frightening for an early time slot as well as the Eurovision Song Contest being broadcast. More news on this as it comes in.

The Catherine Tate Show Down Under


The third series of The Catherine Tate Show will be hitting Aussie screens this week, Wednesday, May 14. Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) will be adapting three new characters in her new series. The Catherine Tate show will be airing on ABC1, at 9:30pm (rated M), and will also be repeated on ABC2, May 15, at 9:00pm.

You can read ABC's official summary here!

10 May 2008

Freema Agyeman Cast in New BBC Drama


The BBC Press Office announced earlier this week the cast for their new 15-part series, Little Dorrit, to be aired on BBC1 later this autumn. Among the cast is Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones). She takes on the role of Tattycoram, the companion of the Meagles' daughter, Pet.

You can read the full press release here!

9 May 2008

"Silence in The Library" Synopsis


The BBC Press Office have updated their television schedule, and the official summary for episode 8 - Silence in The Library - is now available. You can read the episode summary below:

One hundred years ago, the universe's greatest library was sealed off, leaving only one warning: "Count the shadows". But now, the shadows are moving again. As Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues, the Doctor and Donna must uncover the terrible truth behind the Nodes and the horrifying Data Ghost, to find the library's secret.
Silence in The Library airs May 24 on BBC1.

8 May 2008

John, Eve and Kai at Collectormania 13


Thanks to LFI, we have now some photos of John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) and Kai Owen (Rhys) from Collectormania 13, held over the past weekend. Click here to see the pictures of John, here for Eve and here for Kai. You can view one of the photos of John and Eve below.

6 May 2008

Torchwood Nominated for NewNowNext Award


Torchwood Season 2 (BBC America) has been nominated for a NewNowNext Award, under the category of Best Show You're Not Watching! The awards show will be broadcast June 7 at 9pm on LOGO. Click here to vote for Torchwood!

2 May 2008

"The Unicorn and The Wasp" Synopsis


The BBC Press Office have updated their television schedule, and the official summary for episode 7 - The Unicorn and The Wasp - is now available. You can read the summary below:

In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 10 days. Was it amnesia? A nervous breakdown? Or a Giant Alien Wasp..? As Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues, the Doctor and Donna join forces with the world's most famous crime novelist to encounter a body in the library, poisoned cocktails and a Vespiform seeking revenge.
The Unicorn and The Wasp airs May 17 on BBC1.

1 May 2008

New Torchwood Convention - The Hub


A new Torchwood convention has been announced - The Hub. It is to be held at the Park Inn Hotel, Northampton, London, from October 17- 19. Confirmed featured guests include John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Naoko Mori (Tosh), and Paul Kasey (Weevil and Blowfish). To attend, you must purchase a program package. You can choose from either of the following:

  • Standard Adult Programme at £78
  • Child Programme at £29 (Children 10 and under)
  • Silver Programme at £135 Limited to 150
  • Gold Programme at £175 Limited to 100
For more information, you can visit the convention's official site here!

Torchwood Now Available on iTunes - US Store


We previously told you of Torchwood Season 2 being available to download on the UK iTunes Store. We can now confirm that both seasons of Torchwood are available on the US iTunes store. You can purchase the episodes at $1.99 (USD) each, or a whole season for $25.87.

Totally Torchwood April/May Monthly Media


Seeing as there was no Monthly Media last month - there's a double lot this month! We've got avatars of all the team, wallpapers of Owen, Captain John Hart, a Gwen/Jack wallpaper, and one of the whole Torchwood team. And we've also got a Desktop Calendar featuring Captain Jack! To download the graphics you want, simply click the link, and it will take you to the graphic. Right-Click on the picture and choose "Save Image As". Then navigate to where you wish to save the file. Below is the Captain Jack calendar and the Owen wallpaper.


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