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1/20/2011 12:01:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

The annual Radio Times Covers Party took place at Claridges in London on Tuesday evening, which as usual saw a multitude of stars gather together to celebrate another year's worth of Radio Times covers.

The event was hosted by former Doctor David Tennant, who was also presented with his cover for Single Father (9-15 October); Karen Gillan was there to receive the Doctor Who cover for The Pandorica Opens (19-25 June).

Other guests at the party included Steven Moffat, Rob Brydon, Terry Wogan, Aidan Grimshaw, Jean Marsh, Keeley Hawes, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey.

You can find a range of photos from the evening on the Radio Times website, featuring David Tennant, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat amongst the other guests; evening developments were also revealed live and can be read via Twitter, including further behind-the-scenes photos.

The Radio Times have also provided a short video of the evening, featuring sound-bites from various celebrities, including host David Tennant and the current series representatives Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat (1m20s in).

(post a comment about the video on the Radio Times website)

Plus, this week’s Radio Times (22-28 Jan) see actress Sinead Keenan talk about the new series of Being Human and playing an alien in Doctor Who:

The third series is “bigger, better and bolder. It’s literally bigger, as the new house is huge. The camerawork is more ambitious, too; it’s very cinematic. Keenan’s character, Nina, became a werewolf after she was scratched by George in the first series. I was thrilled as it meant Nina was there to stay. Then I realised I’d have to ‘transform’, which means getting naked and spending three-quarters of your working day in the make-up chair. It’s not the first time 34-year-old Keenan has suffered for her art. In Doctor Who, she played an alien sporting pea-green spikes instead of hair. For someone who initially told her agent she didn’t like sci-fi and the supernatural, I’ve done a lot of it!