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5/26/2006 12:05:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


May 26, 2006 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 370, is out now and carries one last piece of casting news for the second series. The tenth episode,Love & Monsters, will indeed include a cameo appearance by Bella Emberg as Outpost Gallifrey reported a few days ago. Emberg has appeared in a variety of British comedy and drama since the 1960s, including Z Cars, Benny Hill and Russ Abbot, and also had two uncredited appearance in classic Doctor Who: as a nurse in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) and as a "kitchen hag" in The Time Warrior (1973).

The final edits have now been completed for all episodes of Series Two, according to the magazine, with work on FX shots now continuing at the Mill and Murray Gold planning a further session recording incidental music with the National Orchestra of Wales. According to producer Phil Collinson, "Everything is bang on schedule, and the whole team is delighted by the end results."

The titles of the eighth, ninth and tenth editions of Doctor Who Confidential are also revealed. The Look of Whogives "a look at how each episode varies in visual style"; Religion and Myth examines the Doctor's encounters with "mythical and religious figures"; New World of Who concentrates on "how Doctor Who's popularity has led to the casting of the biggest names in TV".

This year's Christmas special will be directed by Euros Lyn. Also, Matthew Graham, writer of "Fear Her" in Series Two and of the series Life on Mars, confirms in his DWM interview that he will be contributing another script to Series Three, "roughly in the same area of the series, Episode 10 or 11".

The second series DVD box set due this autumn should include brand new commentaries for all fourteen episodes, "with different members of the cast and crew", rather than the current "podcast" commentaries. These podcasts have been filmed by the Confidential team, although no decision has yet been taken on how to make use of the footage.

Finally, Panini's Doctor Who Storybook 2007 will be out in August and DWM lists its contents as: Cuckook Spit (Mark Gatiss); The Cat Came Back (Gareth Roberts); Once Upon a Time (Tom MacRae); Gravestone House (Justin Richards); Untitled (Robert Shearman); No One Died (Nicholas Briggs); Corner of the Eye (Steven Moffat); and a comic strip by Jonathan Morris called Opera of Doom. Artists on the book are Mike Collins, Martin Geraghty, Daryl Joyce, Alister Pearson, Adrian Salmon, Andy Walker, Brian Williamson and Ben Willsher.