The Shakespeare’s Globe have announced casting for their upcoming play, Doctor Faustus.
The role of Doctor Faustus, will be played by Paul Hilton. Arthur Darvill will be playing, the evil spirit Mephistopheles. Arthur Darvill is probably best known for his role as Rory Williams, in Doctor Who.
Arthur Darvill’s television credits include Doctor Who, Little Dorrit for the BBC and He Kills Coppers on ITV. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards in 2007 for his role as Rex in Swimming with Sharks (Vaudeville), his other theatre credits include Tierre Haute (Trafalgar Studios) and Stacy (Arcola). Arthur is a musician and composer and has collaborated with playwright Ché Walker in writing songs for The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Been So Long (Young Vic/UK Tour).
The play runs from 18th June until the 2nd October 2011. For more details on the production, see the Shakespeare’s Globe website, at
Doctor Who is leading the iPlayer downloads with episode one of the new series, The Impossible Astronaut, being streamed/downloaded over 1.5 million times in the 12 days after is original broadcast.
The figure is nearly three times higher than any other programme on the iPlayer.
The second episode, Day of the Moon, had been streamed/downloaded, over 1.07 million times in the four days it has been available. It has even beaten The Royal Wedding Service which has been downloaded 0.62 million times since Friday.
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Martyn and Imran discuss Day of the Moon and Martyn looks at some AudioGO adventures:
- Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion
- Torchwood: Ghost Train
- Torchwood: Department X
The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.
The impossible astronaut achieved a final viewing figure of 8.86 million viewers
The figures do not include those watching on iPlayer, where the show is currently number one on the watched list
An extra 0.47 million, watched it on the BBC Three repeat the day after
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Martyn and Gerrod discuss Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut.
Matt Smith has been nominated for his first BAFTA, for his portrayal as The Doctor.
He is nominated for best leading actor.
His competition are, Jim Broadbent, for Any Human Heart. Benedict Cumberbatch, for Sherlock, and Daniel Rigby, for Eric and Ernie.
The first episode of Doctor Who, series 6: The impossible astronaut, received an over night figure of 6.5 million, putting it back in league with the 2006/2007 series opener’s.
Martyn and Gerroed attended a Doctor Who Series Six launch party at the One Tun Pub in Farringdon and Pete gives us his review of the Inferno audiobook.
Pictures from the event:
What struck me about Lis was her grace. She welcomed me, educated me, and delighted me with her tales and adventures on Doctor Who. And she also seemed to have a quality of youth that not many people retain as they go through life. Her grace and kindness will stay with me because she had such qualities in abundance and shared them freely. I will miss her, as will the world of Doctor Who and all the Doctors that had the good pleasure to work with Lis Sladen and travel the universe with Sarah Jane.