Friday, 15 March 2013

Matt Smith / Media Catchup

Matt Smith, Comic Relief, 15 March 2013 (Credit: BBC)Both Matt Smith and David Tennant are appearing in this year's Red Nose Day broadcast - though whether they appear together remains to be seen. The Comic Relief charity event marks its 25th anniversary this year, and is one of the final programmes to be broadcast from BBC Television Centre, which closes this month. [BBC One, from 7:00pm, Fri 15 Mar]



Matt was a guest on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning, talking about the return of Doctor Who on Easter Saturday (in which he also confirms the title of The Crimson Horror with Diana Rigg), working on the series in Cardiff, abd the 3D 50th Anniversary - but wouldn't be drawn on whether other Doctors would be involved! [BBC Radio Two, from 6:30am, Fri 15 Mar]

Earlier in the week the actor was the subject of Meet the Star, a regular event at London's Apple Store; interviewed by Boyd Hilton, he spoke about the forthcoming run of episodes (confirming the title of The Hider in the House (but subsequently officially renamed Hide) with Dougray Scott) and the 50th Anniversary special (which he'd read the day before). A video of the event should be made available soon via iTunes.

Matt continues his media frenzy tomorrow, where he will be a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show. [ITV, from 9:20pm, Sat 16 Mar]

Catch-up

  • Presenter Richard Bacon visited Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff on his Afternoon Show on Monday afternoon, where he spoke to a number of those involved with shows made there, including Doctor Who where he also met up with Jenna-Louise Coleman - part of her chat is available to listed to via the BBC website. [BBC Radio Five Live, from 2:00pm, Mon 11 Mar]
  • Minna Kane and her team of young hackers from Cracking The Code take a visit to The Mill, where Cat Harries uses the Dalek Parliament from Asylum of the Daleks to demonstrate how the visual effects of Doctor Who are made. The scene has been made available as a clip on the BBC website. [BBC Two, from 5:00am, Thu 14 Mar]
  • K9 (aka John Leeson) narrates an edition of documentary series My Life, which in this episode follows 10-year-old Ethan, a keen Doctor Who fan who, despite being deaf, loves music and set up his own rock band. [CBBC, 5:45pm, Tue 5 Mar]
Richard Bacon visits Roath Lock, 11 Mar 2013 (Credit: BBC) Cracking The Code: a visual effect Dalek by The Mill (Credit: BBC) My Life: Ethan, 4 Mar 2013 (Credit: BBC)