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8/21/2007 04:37:00 pm - Reported by Adam Kirk


August 21, 2007 • Posted By Adam Kirk
Russell T. Davies and his role in the successful revival of Doctor Whohas been featured in an interview with Tim Hunter of the Melbourne Age. In response to rumours that he will be leaving Doctor Who after the fourth series, Davies is quoted: 'The show is commissioned one year at a time, so life is booked up until next June, but from there, we'll see how it goes.'

Meanwhile, Lucy Beaumont, also of the Age, writes that the 'Doctor needs to get his mojo' in '42.' She also notes the 'special shade of Doctor Who-green that is used well and often' in Human NatureKelsey Munroof the Sydney Morning Herald also notes, in a review of this episode, that 'David Tennant makes an excellent Doctor, even considering his lamentable lack of Tom Baker curls.'

The Canberra Times has also reported that the recent Canberra launch of the 15th Australian Science Festivalsaw the surprise appearance of five Daleks. The Daleks 'threatened' the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, Ms Julie Bishop MP, with 'extermination' as she launched the festival.

Finally, in the ratings, 'Doctor Who' has dipped a little: '42' scored 830,000 viewers in the 5 major capitals while 'Human Nature', despite still being theABC's top rating Saturday programme, scored only 790,000 viewers. Meanwhile,Torchwood's ratings have risen in the Tuesday midnight timeslot on Channel Ten. After 'They Keep Killing Suzie' only rated 98,000 viewers in the new timeslot, 'Random Shoes' recovered to 149,000 viewers and 'Out of Time' also received 151,000 viewers. For more ratings details see the Sydney Morning Herald’s Tribal Mind.