Thursday, 5 March 2009

News round-up

The Sarah Jane Adventures has been nominated for the Royal Television Society Awards, in the "Children's Drama" category. The series was also nominated last year, but lost to CITV's "My Life as a Popat". A full list of nominations can be found at Broadcastnow; the winners will be announced on 17 March 2009.

The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog has an overview of the current status of the Doctor Who world, with quotations from fans and writers in attendance at the recent Gallifrey One convention in L.A.

The South Wales Echo reports that researchers at the University of Glamorgan have received a 20,000 pound grant from the BBC to investigate the "Doctor Who effect" on the public image of Wales. The scholars will interview Doctor Who fans, production personnel, and Welsh tourism officials to determine what effect the filming of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures in Cardiff has had on the public perception of South Wales. Contact information for the researchers is available in the news story and at the University of Glamorgan website.

Finally, BBC News has an item about celebrity impersonators on Twitter and other social media, focusing on a woman who set up a Twitter account pretending to be David Tennant. The counterfeit Tennant is also mentioned in an E! Onlinearticle about real and fake celebrity Twitters.

Thanks to "rplon" and "PolyG" of the Doctor Who Forum.