The actress says she feels privileged to have been part of the drama and re-telling the story for all those affected by AIDS
The creator of 'Queer As Folk' and 'Cucumber' does not want to cast people to 'act gay'.
The 'Doctor Who' writer is not happy about the idea of "screaming" people "whizzing past my home" while he is trying to work.
For all the show does to celebrate The Doctor as a figure of brilliance, himself often arrogantly stating that he is amazing and clever, no episode has ever shown how dangerous this view is and how quickly he can lose control than Russell T. Davis’s series four masterpiece Midnight. Midnight is at its heart a chamber piece, putting a group of disparate individuals on an inescapable bus tour across the surface of a deadly planet when there’s a sudden knocking from outside the small confines of the ship. You can have a bottle episode in space or a psychological exploration of fear but once you add in the greatest man in the Universe, it becomes something more dangerous.
It seemed a good time, then, to look back on Channel Four’s Banana, a television programme dedicated to much the same celebration. In 2015 Russell T Davies was returning to the world of television after a very successful run on Doctor Who; though that was then what he was best known for, that hadn’t always been the case. Prior to Doctor Who, Davies had been most well known for his programs such as Queer as Folk or Bob and Rose, both popular, mainstream dramas about gay people.
Back when Doctor Who was revived in 2005 under the command of Russel T Davies it was a potentially risky move. It was the interesting and complex stories that could be told, with the commentary on sex and love just irrelevant things in the background.
What better way to spend a dreadful Wednesday morning (hi, flaming June, nice to see you … not) other than curled up on the sofa, catching up on the BBC’s new production of Will Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Today marks ten years since David Tennant’s first series as the Doctor - it’s ten years of the Tenth Doctor. Click here to view the first part of this post, with five great Tenth Doctor moments from his first two series’.
It’s strange to think, really, just how long it’s been since Christopher Eccleston first graced our screens as the Doctor, bringing Doctor Who back with a bang. The Ninth Doctor is, for me, a bit of an oddity. One of the things I’ve come to appreciate most about the Ninth Doctor is how well defined his character arc is, and the manner in which we get to see him develop across the series.