Sunday scattershooting with Doctor Who, Being Human & Frankenstein


As the saying goes, so much to do, so little time. With lots going on in the world of British television these days that I thought it best to just do a bit of ‘bits and bobs’ scattershooting today to catch everyone up in all the latest news in the world of British comedy and drama, etc….

Doctor Who convention set for 2012

Billed by BBC Worldwide as the ‘Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Event’, the recently announced convention will take place at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on the 24th and 25th of March 2012. With only 1500 tickets per day available beginning TOMORROW, 14 November at 9:00am at www.dwconvention.com, they will go fast. So, if you missed out on the Red Dwarf tickets on Friday, which were gone in 30 minutes, you know what I’m talking about. Still need a bit of a reason to attend? How about the fact that Matt Smith and Steven Moffat have already confirmed their attendance with the expectation that numerous key members of the cast, crew and special fx production team will share insights throughout the packed two days. A word of warning before you go online for tickets…it’s pricey at £99.

No more full moon rising for Russell Tovey on Being Human

It’s amazing how much bad news can be transmitted in under 140 characters. Russell Tovey, a.k.a. George from Being Human, tweeted his decision to leave the brilliant series on Friday. Not much more to say here. Insert sad face here

Frankenstein actors should share Award

Working flawlessly together in their alternating roles of Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature during the Danny Boyle’s brilliant production of Frankenstein at London’s National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) suddenly find themselves competing in the same Best Actor category at this years Evening Standard Theatre Awards. This years awards will be hosted by Dame Edna at London’s Savoy Hotel on 20 November.

Why share you may ask? Both were nothing short of brilliant. I had the great good fortune to see this production live at the National Theatre last February with Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Miller playing the Creature.

Several months later, I was able to see Miller as ‘the Creature’ and Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein on the big screen as part of the National Theatre’s satellite screening around the world. Both brought a very different perspective with added depth and different elements to their respective roles that, to me, it would be impossible to select one over the other. I think Dame Edna should decide….