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Thursday, 27 April 2006 - Reported by Shaun Lyon

Various news items have come out in the new issue of "Doctor Who Magazine": including that this season's tenth episode, "Love & Monsters," will feature a gueste appearance by Simon Greenall, best known for his regular role in I'm Alan Partridge (BBC2). Moya Brady, a regular on The Bill (ITV1), and Kathryn Drysdale, from Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC2), will also guest in the episode. Meanwhile, TV presenterAlistair Appleton joins the list of cameo appearances in "Army of Ghosts". Executive producer Russell T Davies' production notes mention that Series Two's episodes are "much closer to the desired running times" (in contrast with 'The Empty Child', which was under 42 minutes), with one unspecified episode lasting 46 minutes and so not featuring a 'Next Time' trail.
There are also titles for editions five, six and seven of Doctor Who Confidential. In part five, 'Cyberman', "Neill Gorton and his team chat about bringing the metal monsters back to life"; "Noel Clarke provides an insight to life on set and beyond" in the sixth chapter, 'Mickey Smith: From Zero to Hero'; and the seventh, 'The Writer's Tale'features Mark Gatiss detailing "the writing process and [explaining] the thrill a writer feels as his words come to life on set".
The issue also announces a new online game for the official website -- "Taking place after 'The Age of Steel', the game will pit you against Cyber-forces both on a global scale, and in face-to-face combat" -- as well as a new tie-in book, "The Inside Story" by Gary Russell, a "lavish hardback book" on the making of the first two series, with "exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs and interviews," much in the same vein as BBC Books' previous offering, "Doctor Who: The Legend Continues".
For all of these stories and much more, pick up the latest issue of DWM, hitting newsstands today.

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