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12/11/2010 11:43:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Former Doctor Colin Baker is appearing at the Kennet Centre in Newbury today, signing copies of his books based on his column in the Bucks Free Press, Look Who's Talking and Second Thoughts.

Filming continues on United (a film about the Manchester United team Munich plane disaster in 1958), which features David Tennant as assistant team manager Jimmy Murphy. Last week saw them filming at Carlisle United's Brunton Park, where their media officer Andy Hall said: "A couple of us had the chance to squint at a couple of pages of script that David Tennant was practising and it was powerful stuff. We thought David Tennant wouldn’t speak to us but he talked about Doctor Who and other stuff he has done. I don’t get starstruck often but it’s not every day you are set opposite a Time Lord. He said he was not much of a football fan but he’s from Paisley and said he looks out for St Mirren’s scores." (reported in the News and Star)

Filming also commenced yesterday in Bolton on Exile, a new BBC drama starring John Simm (The Master) and Jim Broadbent (The Doctor, The Curse of Fatal Death); the drama is a psychological thriller about the return of a journalist (Simm) to his hometown to be reacquainted with his father (Broadbent).

David Morrissey (Jackson Lake, The Next Doctor) will be one of the Final judges for the 2010 Costa Book of the Year; the winners are chosen and announced on 25th January 2011.

The Daily Mail has reported that Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) could be about to play Eliza Doolittle in a West End version of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. Other members of the cast could be Rupert Everett (reprising his role as Henry Higgins from the Chichester Festival Theatre production), Angela Lansbury and David Jason.

Bonnie Langford: Christmas in New York opens at 59E59 Theaters on the 14th December; part of the Brits Off Broadway festival, the show sees the star (who played Melanie Bush) perform songs from shows she has appeared in, and talk about the people she grew up with in her showbiz career.

Michael Gambon (Kazran, A Christmas Carol) is about to appear in his first US television series in a new drama from HBO called Luck; the show stars Dustin Hoffman, and follows the ins and outs of horse racing.