Fires of Pompeii - Final RatingsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 23 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Final figures released by BARB give episode two of Series Four, The Fires of Pompeii, an official rating of 9.04 million viewers. The programme was the 10th most watched for the week on British Television. On BBC1 it was the 4th most watched for the week, beating an episode of EastEnders.

On multi-channel television, the Sunday BBC3 repeat was watched by 1.03 million viewers and was the 8th most watched programme for the week. The Saturday showing of Doctor Who Confidential got 0.63 million. Friday's repeat of Partners in Crime got0.74 million viewers and was the 25th most watched programme for the week.

Full ratings data and audience profile can be found in the Doctor Who Forum.

Top Programmes w/e 13 April 2008

1 CORONATION STREET (MON 2029) - 11.18 - ITV1
2 CORONATION STREET (MON 1931) - 11.03 - ITV1
3 EASTENDERS (MON 2001) - 10.60 - BBC1
4 CORONATION STREET (FRI 2029) - 10.17 - ITV1
5 CORONATION STREET (FRI 1934) - 10.08 - ITV1
6 CORONATION STREET (WED 1931) - 9.85 - ITV1
7 EASTENDERS (FRI 2000) - 9.49 - BBC1
8 BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT (SAT 1949) - 9.44 - ITV1
9 EASTENDERS (THU 1929) - 9.04 - BBC1
10 DOCTOR WHO (SAT 1846) - 9.04 - BBC1
11 EASTENDERS (TUE 1930) - 8.94 - BBC1
12 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE (TUE 1929) - 7.92 - ITV1
13 EMMERDALE (MON 1901) - 7.92 - ITV1
14 FOYLE'S WAR (SUN 2004) - 7.74 - ITV1
15 EMMERDALE (WED 1900) - 7.35 - ITV1
16 EMMERDALE (FRI 1902) - 7.34 - ITV1
17 THE APPRENTICE (WED 2100) - 7.32 - BBC1
18 EMMERDALE (TUE 1859) - 7.20 - ITV1
19 EMMERDALE (THU 1900) - 7.04 - ITV1
20 CASUALTY (SAT 2051) - 6.76 - BBC1


Top Multi Channel Programmes w/e 13 April 2008

1 FORD SUPER SUNDAY (Sun 1533) 2,308,000 - Sky Sports
2 GAVIN AND STACEY (Sun 2102) 1,401,000 - BBC3
3 FORD SUPER SUNDAY (Sun 1300) 1,300,000 - Sky Sports
4 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE (Wed 1900) 1,210,000 - Sky Sports
5 60 SECONDS (Sun 2101) 1,189,000 - BBC3
6 BRITAIN'S GOT MORE TALENT AUDITIONS (Sun 2000) 1,163,000 - ITV2
7 EASTENDERS (Tue 2200) 1,043,000 - BBC3
8 DOCTOR WHO (Sun 2002) 1,029,000 - BBC3
9 KATIE AND PETER: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Thu 2100) 994,000 - ITV2
10 EASTENDERS (Mon 2202) 963,000 - BBC3
11 EASTENDERS (Thu 2200) 937,000 - BBC3
12 UEFA CUP (2007- 2008) (Thu 1927) 932,000 - ITV4
13 HOME AND AWAY (Mon 1829) 875,000 - Five Life
14 BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT (Sun 1847) 870,000 - ITV2
15 COME DINE WITH ME (Sun 1742) 834,000 - More4
16 COME DINE WITH ME (Sun 1816) 819,000 - More4
17 HOME AND AWAY (Wed 1829) 801,000 - Five Life
18 HOME AND AWAY (Tue 1829) 798,000 - Five Life
19 HOME AND AWAY (Thu 1829) 787,000 - Five Life
20 SKINS (Mon 2200) 766,000 - E4


Source BARB




Doctor Who Adventures - 61Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 23 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Adventures issue 61, is now out across the United Kingdom.
PRESS RELEASE

Ood news!

This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures is an really Ood issue. There’s a menacing red-eye Ood staring out on the cover and inside we look at our favourite moments of last week’s scary episode! You can also test out how well you know the Ood with our tricky quiz.

The issue comes with a FREE Judoon notepad, a set of monster tags and there’s also the final part of our giant Doctor Who double-sided poster. On one side you get a picture of Donna and on the other you get all the monsters from the last series!
PLUS:
Three brand-new posters: Miss Foster, Planet of the Ood and the Master.
The Sontaran Stratagem: special preview of the next Doctor Who episode.
Tales from the TARDIS: the Titanic is about to hit Buckingham Palace…
Fact file: all you need to know about the Pyrovile.
Activity: make a cool 3-D Cyber head!
Doctor's Data: Foon Van Hoff.
Create your own monster winner: we reveal the winning monster – who also stars in a special comic strip with the Doctor.
Time Teasers: Ood food and Bloodtide and Doomfinger with a fun word search.
Who knows! Are Cybermen from Earth and can Weeping Angels fly?
Win: answer the questions correctly and you could win loads of prizes!
Subscription offer: if you subscribe you’ll get a FREE Doctor Who audiobook – The Feast of the Drowned.
AND LOADS MORE!

Sadly, DWA is not available on the Ood home planet.




Christmas Special Cast Member RevealedBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 22 April 2008 - Reported by DWNP Archive
Posted By John Bowman

David Morrissey has been reunited with his Blackpool co-star David Tennant for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

According to a report by the Press Association, the pair appeared on set yesterday in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.

Further details are given in the spoiler box - which may contain information you do not want to know. The PA report - with pictures - was carried today by the Daily Mail. Again, do not click on the link if you want to remain spoiler-free.
According to PA:

"College Green was covered with artificial snow for the scene filmed today, in which mourners in Victorian costume marched in front of a horse-drawn cart carrying a coffin.

"Tennant was dressed in the Doctor's trademark ankle-length brown coat, while Morrissey was kitted out in full period garb - a tan knee-length jacket and red waistcoat.

"A security guard sat in front of the Tardis, which was tucked down a nearby alleyway, covered by a white sheet.

"Tennant waved to the crowds as the crew prepared the intricate set and covered the surrounding historic buildings with fake snow.

"Secrecy surrounds the Christmas episode's storyline, but it's believed to feature the Cybermen - the Doctor's deadliest enemies."

Elsewhere, it has been reported that Dervla Kirwan is also in the special.




Radio Times cover revealedBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 April 2008 - Reported by Anthony Weight

The official Radio Times website has revealed a preview of the Doctor Who themed cover for next week's edition of the magazine, which is released to newsstands in the UK tomorrow.

The cover features an image of a Sontaran from the forthcoming two-part story "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", which begins this Saturday at 6.20pm on BBC One.

The cover of the magazine also advertises the free CD of part one of the Doctor Who audiobook "The Resurrection Casket", which is being given away free with the magazine. The concluding part will be included with the following week's edition.




Planet of the Ood - AI and Digital RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Episode Three of series four of Doctor Who, Planet of the Ood, achieved an Appreciation Index of 87.

With overnights now available for the whole week, Doctor Who is currently the 15th most watched programme of the week. Final figures will be released byBARB in 9 days time.

Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential was watched by 0.65 million viewers, according to unofficial overnights. The programme, which had a share of 3.3%, was the 4th most watched on multi channel television on Saturday.

Sunday's BBC3 repeat of Planet of the Ood got an overnight audience of 1.03 million, a 4.7% share and was the 4th most watched programme on multi channel TV for Sunday. Doctor Who Confidential got an audience of 0.55 million for the repeat showing.

Meanwhile last Friday's repeat of The Fires of Pompeii got an audience of 0.43 million and was the 7th most watched multi channel programme for the day.




Planet of the Ood - Overnight RatingsBookmark and Share

Sunday, 20 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Unofficial figures show that episode three of Series Four, Planet of the Ood, was watched by 6.9 million viewers, giving it a 33.4% share of the total television audience.

The programme was the second most watched of the day, being beaten by ITV1's Britain's Got Talent, which got a massive 10.3 million. It won the time slot, beating Animals Do the Funniest Things, which got 4.0 million viewers.

The audience grew by nearly two million during the programme and peaked in the last quarter hour at 7.5 million. The programme is currently the 14th most watched for the week. Final figures will be released byBARB in ten days' time.




Radio Times CoverBookmark and Share

Sunday, 20 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Next week's edition of Radio Times will once more feature a Doctor Who cover. Details are secret but the episode featured includes the return of the Sontarans. The cover will be revealed on the Radio Times website at 4pm on Monday 21st April.

The Radio Times will also contain a free BBC Doctor Who audio CD - part one of a two-CD set of The Resurrection Casket, written by Justin Richardsand read by David Tennant.




Doctor Who Adventures 60Bookmark and Share

Saturday, 19 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Adventures issue 60 is out now across the United Kingdom.
Press Release

Catherine Tate interviewed in this week's Doctor Who Adventures magazine.

You can't have failed to notice that there's a new person travelling aboard the TARDIS – Donna Noble, as played by Catherine Tate. In this week's Doctor Who Adventures Catherine Tate tells the magazine about the fun she's having playing the character.

Did she watch Doctor Who when she was growing up? "No! I remember the theme tune but it was never as interesting to me as Basil Brush. I didn't know the Doctor regenerated until Christopher Eccleston turned into David. It was incredible!"

About stunts: "Kneeling in the TARDIS is like kneeling on razor blades! I've got black and blue knees! I got absolutely battered during the first episode. David wants to do all his own stunts, though!"

If she could really time-travel, would Catherine go and meet herself in the past? "If someone came in now and said, 'Hi, I'm you at 50!' you wouldn't say, 'Oh, go on, take a seat!' I can't answer without my head exploding!"

Read the whole interview in this week's Doctor Who Adventures magazine. Free with this week's issue is a deadly Dalek pen and notepad and the second part of a massive double-sided poster – inside the TARDIS on one side, and the monsters of Series Two on the other.

PLUS:
Four cool posters: The Fires of Pompeii, an Ood, Donna and a Dalek!
The Fires of Pompeii: our favourite bits from last week's episode.
Planet of the Ood: be prepared for a trip to an alien world.
Quiz: test your knowledge on The Fires of Pompeii.
Activity: make your own Son of Mine mask.
Draw: create your own Dalek Sec Hybrid!
Doctor's Data: discover Third Doctor facts.
Puzzle: work out our Krillitane conundrum.
Comic strip: the final part of The Poison Planet.
Time Teasers: Tummy of Terror and a parallel picture!
Who knows! What happened to Margaret Slitheen and why did Lucy shoot the Master?
Win: goodies up for grabs!
Subscription offer: if you subscribe you'll get a FREE Doctor Who audiobook – The Feast of the Drowned.
AND LOADS MORE!




Tennant And Tate For FestivalBookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 April 2008 - Reported by DWNP Archive
Posted By John Bowman

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be star speakers later this year at the Times Cheltenham Literary Festival, it was announced today.

They will talk about working with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as on Doctor Who.

The event runs from October 10 to 19. Precise dates for appearances have yet to be announced.

Reported by thelondonpaper and the Press Association.




Classic Series Toys PicsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 April 2008 - Reported by Jarrod Cooper
Character Options has released the first photos of the upcoming Classic Seriesrange of 5 inch toys. Each figure pack will include a different part of the giant K-1 robot from the fourth Doctor's first story, Robot in 1974. When all eight packs are collected, the giant robot will be complete.

The first wave will include The Fourth Doctor, The Fifth Doctor, The Sixth Doctor, a Sea Devil, a Zygon, Magnus Greel and Mr Sin, SV7 and D84 (Robots of Death).

Also being launched is a Doctor Who 5 inch Classic Dalek Set – this set will include Daleks from The Dead Planet, (1963), The Planet of the Daleks, (1973) and Genesis of the Daleks (1975).

More information on this line can be found at DoctorWhoToys.net

Thank You to John Davies from the Doctor Who Forum for assistance with this story!!




BBC Wins Dalek Book BattleBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 April 2008 - Reported by DWNP Archive
Posted By John Bowman

The BBC's commercial arm won a High Court battle today concerning a book about the Daleks.

Publisher JHP, which brought out four Dalek-related books in the 1960s that had input from Dalek creator Terry Nation, claimed that BBC Worldwide's The Dalek Survival Guide, which was published in 2002, had infringed its copyright by using material from one of the books.

But according to a report on BBC News, Mr Justice Norris said that although JHP had the licence to bring out the original books - three annuals plus The Dalek Pocketbook and Space-Travellers' Guide - it did not own the copyright.

In 2001, both sides had started working together on a new venture involving the original books plus fresh material, but it foundered after JHP disliked BBC Worldwide's plans.

JHP had claimed that the subsequent Dalek Survival Guide copied The Dalek Pocketbook and Space-Travellers' Guide material. However, the judge ruled that no substantial copying had taken place, and said it was "inherently improbable" that Nation, who died in 1997, would have assigned copyright to JHP.




Partners in Crime - Final RatingsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
BARB give episode one of Series Four, Partners in Crime, an official rating of9.14 million viewers. The programme was the 10th most watched for the week on British Television. It was the highest rated non-soap programme for the week.

On multi-channel television, the Sunday BBC3 repeat was watched by 1.398 million viewers and was the 5th most watched programme for the week. The Saturday showing of Doctor Who Confidential got0.95 million with the Sunday repeat getting 0.82 million. Thursday's repeat of Voyage of the Damned got 0.61 million viewers.

On BBC Four, the three episodes shown on Saturday of the 45 year old repeat of The Daleks all made it into the Top Ten programmes on the channel for the week. The highest rated episode was episode three, The Escape, which got 0.43 million viewers.
Top Twenty programmes (we 6 April 2008)

1 CORONATION STREET (MON 2029) - 10.86 - ITV1
2 EASTENDERS (MON 2000) - 10.60 - BBC1
3 CORONATION STREET (MON 1932) - 10.60 - ITV1
4 CORONATION STREET (FRI 2029) - 10.47 - ITV1
5 CORONATION STREET (FRI 1934) - 10.27 - ITV1
6 CORONATION STREET (WED 1931) - 10.14 - ITV1
7 EASTENDERS (TUE 1928) - 9.83 - BBC1
8 EASTENDERS (FRI 1959) - 9.59 - BBC1
9 EASTENDERS (THU 1928) - 9.30 - BBC1
10 DOCTOR WHO (SAT 1819) - 9.14 - BBC1
11 EMMERDALE (WED 1900) - 7.55 - ITV1
12 CASUALTY (SAT 2030) - 7.52 - BBC1
13 EMMERDALE (MON 1900) - 7.45 - ITV1
14 EMMERDALE (TUE 1859) - 7.36 - ITV1
15 EMMERDALE (FRI 1902) - 7.30 - ITV1
16 HEARTBEAT (SUN 1959) - 7.13 - ITV1
17 BBC NEWS (SUN 1900) - 6.97 - BBC1
18 I'D DO ANYTHING (SAT 1909) - 6.97 - BBC1
19 EMMERDALE (THU 1859) - 6.88 - ITV1
20 THE APPRENTICE (WED 2100) - 6.73 - BBC1

Top Twenty Multi-Channel programmes (we 6 April 2008)

1 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE (Wed 1900) 1,676,000 - Sky Sports
2 GAVIN AND STACEY (Sun 2100) 1,601,000 - BBC3
3 LIVE FA CUP FOOTBALL (Sun 1532) 1,570,000 - Sky Sports
4 FORD SUPER SUNDAY (Sun 1300) 1,407,000 - Sky Sports
5 DOCTOR WHO (Sun 2001) 1,398,000 - BBC3
6 BIONIC WOMAN (Tue 2101) 1,215,000 - ITV2
7 EASTENDERS (Thu 2159) 1,078,000 - BBC3
8 KATIE AND PETER: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Thu 2103) 1,056,000 - ITV2
9 EASTENDERS (Tue 2200) 1,028,000 - BBC3
10 LIVE FORD FOOTBALL SPECIAL-MATCH (Sat 1200) 998,000 - Sky Sports
11 COME DINE WITH ME (Sun 1821) 967,000 - More4
12 DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL (Sat 1911) 957,000 - BBC3
13 HUGHIE GREEN, MOST SINCERELY (Wed 2100) 895,000 - BBC4
14 SHAMELESS (Tue 2303) 887,000 - E4
15 HOME AND AWAY (Mon 1829) 878,000 - Five Life
16 HOME AND AWAY (Fri 1829) 836,000 - Five Life
17 HOME AND AWAY (Thu 1829) 827,000 - Five Life
18 HOME AND AWAY (Tue 1829) 819,000 - Five Life
19 DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL (Sun 2051) 817,000 - BBC3
20 COME DINE WITH ME (Sun 1748) 783,000 - More4

Source: BARB





Fires of Pompeii - AI and Digital ratingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 14 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Episode Two of the new series of Doctor Who, The Fires of Pompeii, achieved an Appreciation Index of87. The figure puts the programme in the excellent category and was the highest scored by the two main channels on Saturday.

With overnights now available for the whole week, Doctor Who is currently the 11th most watched programme of the week. Final figures will be released byBARB in 9 days time.

Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential was watched by 0.57 million viewers, according to unofficial overnights. The programme, which had a share of 2.8%, was the most watched on multi channel television on Saturday.

Sunday's BBC3 repeat of The Fires of Pompeii got an overnight audience of 0.82 million, a 3.8% share and was the 5th most watched programme on multi channel TV for Sunday. Doctor Who Confidential got an audience of 0.53 million for the repeat showing.

Meanwhile last Friday's repeat of Partners in Crime got an audience of 0.61 million and was the 2nd most watched multi channel programme for the day.




Fires of Pompeii - Overnight RatingsBookmark and Share

Sunday, 13 April 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Unofficial figures show that episode two of Series Four,The Fires of Pompeii, was watched by 8.1 millionviewers, giving it a 36.7% share of the total television audience.

The programme was the most 2nd most watched of the day, being beaten by ITV1's Britain's Got Talentwhich got 8.8 million. It won the time slot, beating All Star Mr and Mrs which came third for the day with 6.3 million viewers.

The audience peaked in the last quarter hour at 8.5 million. The programme currently stands as the 11thmost watched of the week. Final figures, will be released by BARB in ten days time.