In the run-up to The Runaway Bride
's Australian debut tonight on theAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
(Thursday June 28, 8.35pm), the Australian media have had a number of features on Doctor Who
. The Sydney Morning Herald
has a Michael Idato
interview with David Tennant
as does the Brisbane Courier-Mail
. In the Courier-Mail interview, which includes audio, there is mention of Tennant having a breakfast meeting with the BBC Head of Drama.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph
also has an interview with Tennant, where he says that his 'childhood love for Who stems from a childhood adulation of superheroes.' Their TV guide describes the Runaway Bride as 'a monumental Who adventure that barely takes its foot off the pedal.'
The SMH's online TV guide
also previews the Runaway Bride while Robin Oliver
describes the Christmas Special as 'a clarion call for series three'.Torchwood
has also been receiving plenty of attention from the Australian press.Ruth Ritchie
of the Sydney Morning Herald reviews the show and the Daily Telegraph
interviews John Barrowman
. The Telegraph's latest TV guide also says: 'Torchwood - if given the right promotion by its network - should prove a stable hit. Fun viewing for time travellers and mere mortals alike.'Channel Ten
also mentions the ratings success of the show's debut in its weekly press release. Channel Ten's Torchwood website
is also featuring online episodes of Torchwood Declassified
.Ratings update 29 June 2007:
According to the SMH's Tribal Mind
the Runaway Bride rated 846,000 viewers in the five major capital cities. It was beaten by Channel Nine's RPA: Where Are They Now?
and Channel Ten's Law & Order: SVU
in the 8.30pm timeslot.
TV commentator, Glenn Dyer
, has described the Runaway Bride as 'entertaining and good TV. 846,000 viewers agreed with me . . . [I]t was one of the best bits of TV this year for me.'