The Press Association has uploaded video from Saturday's appearance of Karen Gillan at Hamleys toy store in Glasgow to promote the release of the Amy Pond action figure. The event was limited to 250 people, which led to a number of complaints from people unable to gain access to the event, somthing picked up by The Glasgow Herald.
Sylvester McCoy has enjoyed a return to his home town of Dunoon in his role as this year’s Chieftain at Cowal Highland Gathering, first reported here. He told the local paper, the Argyllshire Standard, that he is in talks for a major role in the upcoming feature film The Hobbit which is due to start filming in 2011. "I am being cast in The Hobbit," he told the paper, "We're currently in negotiations - there are two of us under consideration. It's not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger."
Doctor Who featured as a question subject in the long running BBC Two quiz show University Challenge on Monday evening. Contestants were asked to identify different versions of the series theme music and state who played the Doctor when they were broadcast. The quiz is available to UK viewers on the BBC iPlayer for the next seven days. International viewers may find it on YouTube.