Christopher Eccleston to appear at LFCC

News-wise, It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Christopher Eccleston. Last week he opened up about his experiences on Doctor Who.

This week Showmasters announced he’ll appear at  London’s Film and Comic Con in July. This will mark Eccleston’s first ever convention appearance.  The actor will be appearing at the convention event on Sunday, July 29.

He won’t be the only Doctor Who actor in attendance either, fans will also get the chance to meet Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford and David Bradley.

Full details about all guests, prices and timings can be found on London Film and Comic Con’s website.

Steven Moffat publishes day of the Doctor script, that featured Christopher Eccleston

The former Doctor Who showrunner has made the first draft of the day of the Doctor script, available for the charity project A Second Target for Tommy. There are a couple of changes.

Moffat says:

“While novelising Day of the Doctor, I went back through all the many drafts of the script, and I found this version of the barn scene.

The Moment is clearly not Rose Tyler in this draft, and the barn itself has a different, erm, origin. If barns can be said to have origins.

But the other big difference is the one that people might get a kick out of. Hope you enjoy, but please do keep in mind this is the roughest of early drafts…”

THE NINTH DOCTOR

Don’t sit on that.

RAGGEDY GIRL

Why not?

He strides over to her, grabs her arm.

THE NINTH DOCTOR

Because it’s not a chair, love – it’s the most dangerous weapon in the universe.

THE NINTH DOCTOR

Listen. A very bad thing is gonna happen here and I’m not sure how it’s gonna work. But I don’t think you want to be here when it does, okay?

RAGGEDY GIRL

…you’ve got a funny face.

THE NINTH DOCTOR

You should see the other fellas.

RAGGEDY GIRL

I like it though.

THE NINTH DOCTOR

Thanks, it’s new. Not sure about the ears yet, they just sort of kept going. Now, you need to get away from here. You need to pick a direction and just run –

RAGGEDY GIRL

You sound clever

THE NINTH DOCTOR

Not clever enough to figure out how this thing works, so could you give us some hush?

Christopher Eccleston opens up a little more about Doctor Who

It’s no secret that Christopher Eccleston has a turbulent relationship with Doctor Who, he’s previously hinted at reasons as to why he left. But in a recent interview with the radio times, he opened up a bit more about the tensions behind the scenes.

He said:

“My relationship with my three immediate superiors – the showrunner, the producer and co-producer – broke down irreparably during the first block of filming and it never recovered. They lost trust in me, and I lost faith and trust and belief in them”

He then spoke about the stress involved with making the series:

“Some of my anger about the situation came from my own insecurity. They employed somebody, who was not a natural light comedian”

Speaking about Billie Piper he said:

“Billie, who we know was and is brilliant, was very, very nervous and very, very inexperienced. So, you had that, and then you had me. Very, very experienced, possibly the most experienced on it, but out of my comfort zone.”

You can read the full interview, in the latest edition of The Radio Times.

 

Nine inch nails to play The Royal Albert Hall

Nine Inch Nails bring their incendiary live concert experience to the historic Royal Albert Hall on 24 June.

The ‘musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught’ (The New York Times) of Trent Reznor’s industrial rock legends, framed against the iconic backdrop of Victorian opulence, promises to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Hall’s rock heritage stretches back to the 1950s, with its roll call of acts a virtual who’s who of genre titans, from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Iggy Pop.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to announce the Hall debut of one of the most innovative, influential and important rock acts of recent decades, the incomparable Nine Inch Nails. This career-spanning show will showcase the singular genius of Trent Reznor in a suitably iconic setting.”

Nine Inch Nails achieved worldwide renown in the 1990s for their seminal albums, ‘The Downward Spiral’ and ‘The Fragile’, while their most recent EP, ‘Add Violence, was released to critical acclaim last year. The second in a series of three, it follows December 2016’s ‘Not the Actual Events’, with Reznor hinting that a third instalment could be coming later this year.

The show on Sunday 24 June is a chance to catch what Billboard has hailed as “one of rock’s greatest live bands”. Nine Inch Nails have also won praise from NME for mixing “brutal, industrial classics with moments of tenderness” in a live setting.

Support will be from experimental electronic act Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tickets for Nine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert Hall are on sale from noon on Friday, priced £35 to £75.

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David Tennant talks about the moment he found out Jodie Whittaker was The Doctor

David Tennant is currently doing the press rounds for his new film, You, Me and Him. With series 11 of Doctor Who currently in production, inevitably questions about Jodie Whittaker have been asked. Here’s what he had to say:

“I suppose I was wondering, because Chris Chibnall used to write Broadchurch and Jodie Whittaker was on Broadchurch, so I was beginning to put two and two together a little bit before I found out the news.

Chris [Chibnall] called me and said: ‘The new Doctor would like to chat, is that okay? I’ve given her your number.’ I said, ‘all right,’ and the next phone call I get, Jodie’s name comes up.

It was wonderful because she’s so right for it and she’s so ready for it.

I think what the world will discover is just how funny and anarchic and crazy Jodie can be and that I’m sure she will channel into this part with great aplomb – it’s going to be fantastic.”

Episode 189: The Justice Leauge of River Song

Back like a regrettable Tinder date, that won’t stop calling you.

It’s the first Bad Wilf Podcast of 2018, after 8 years of podcasting are we any better?

No, but here’s our spoiler-free review of The Diaries Of River Song and, our spoiler-filled review of Justice League.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

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Matt Smith would like to return to Doctor Who

Matt Smith is currently doing the press tour for the second series of The Crown, obviously the question about Doctor Who was raised.

Speaking to MTV Smith said:

“I’d come back. Yeah, if the timing was right. I think we’ve got to give a few years to Miss Whittaker to get the TARDIS under her belt, as it were, and then yeah – one day.”

When asked if he has any advice for Jodie Whittaker, he added:

“I will tell Jodie what I told Peter [Capaldi] – listen to no-one.”

Episode 188: Daniel Lawrence Taylor

In which Martyn chats to actor/writer Daniel Lawrence Taylor.

The pair talk about writing to deadlines, the pressure of social media and Daniel’s ITV2 show, Time Wasters.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

You can follow Daniel on Twitter-@DanielTaylor247

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Martyn – @BadWilf

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Episode 187: Gareth David-Lloyd interview

In which Martyn chats to Gareth David-Lloyd about his latest project, Black River meadow. They also talk about the Ianto Shrine.

You can support Gareth here.

You can follow Gareth on Twitter.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Follow the Bad Wilf team:

Martyn – @BadWilf

Pete – @BeeblePete

Gerrod – @Gerrod_Edward

Also check out the official Bad Wilf Vlog.

Interview-David Bradley and Claudia Grant

Recorded, at MCM London 2017, here’s the full press panel with David Bradley and Claudia Grant.

Both talk about their involvement with An adventure in space and time and Big Finish. David talks about his experiences on the upcoming Christmas special, twice upon a time.