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8/25/2004 12:42:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

August 25, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
The latest issue of SFX Magazine (cover thumbnail at right) is out this Friday and features never-before-seen behind the scenes pictures of Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper and an exclusive interview with Russell T Davies (and Tim Hancock, about the return of the Daleks). Here's some extracts from Russell's interview:

"There was no big grandstand moment where we all decided to 'jettison the Edwardian' - the whole process is a lot more reasoned than that. It's not a policy, it's a gradual process of elimination. For starters, I was never in favour of an Edwardian look. To be honest, wearing a frock coat now makes you look like John Leslie at the National Television Awards."

He goes on to talk about the new series episodes: "Phil Collinson and I were wondering the other day, how we could ever go back to a normal show after this. What, film two people just walking down the street?!! It is a joy, to be honest. There's one scene with Penelope Wilton which just sums up everything I have ever wanted to do in television, ever. And I swear to God, it is still exciting - for all of us - to walk on set and see the Tardis standing there. Weird. But good weird."

There are also on-set location reports and details of the "Design A Dalek" competition. For more details visit the SFX website. (Thanks to Steve O'Brien and Ian Berriman of SFX)