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3/12/2004 12:33:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

March 12, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
The new issue of SFX Magazine (issue #116), out today, features a brief interview with Russell T. Davies. Asked about the length of the season, Davies comments that "until all the money's in place, we can't be certain. This is normal stuff, happens on every show. You never hear about them juggling the Frost schedule and budget, do you? But it happens. The Doctor Who Magnifying Glass makes this normal process seem so much more significant, turning pores into caverns." He discusses the inability of the production team to set firm dates for the start of production until they know who the actor is... but he does dismiss recent rumors about Paul Daniels being up for the role. "Not in a million years!" Davies told SFX. "All this bollocks is just loony agents desperately getting their clients into the papers." He mentions the "self-loathing" of some of Who's biggest fans, who have demanded he throw out everything from the first run, and then discusses how despite being Doctor Who, it still feels like an evolution from his other programmes. And how several bands have been in touch to offer to do the theme music, but he says that they have hardly even spoke about it yet... that they need a programme first. The article also mentions that science fiction writer Christopher Priest was sounded out about writing an episode. You can read the entire article in the latest SFX. (Thanks to "Rolnikov")