Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sneaky Peaky

Forgive my absense over the last couple of days - I've been suffering from a severe case of flu since Saturday. Never-the-less, I didn't let a pesky virus get in my way of my weekly Torchwood viewing on Sunday evening. Just how fantastic was "Countrycide"? Very "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"!


The episode appears to have lost out to "Lost" though in the ratings. The American import managed to pull 1.4 Million for it's first episode (which was head-to-head with Torchwood). On the other hand, Torchwood managed 1 million viewers - no small feat by any means! Expect Lost's figures to drop down a little in the coming weeks, and equal out with Torchwood's audience.

In other news, the BBC Torchwood site has received its weekly update, with Torchwood Declassified episode six added, alonsidfe interviews with Neill Gorton, Chris Chibnall, Andy Goddard and Naoko Mori. Check out the site by clicking here.

This month's SFX Magazine, issue 151, hit my doorstep on Saturday (cheering my flu-enduced self up immensely!). It features interviews with John Barrowman and Eve Myles - but out of respect for the magazine team, I'll hold off discussing the article until the magazine is officially released this Wednesday. So, watch this space!

Digital Spy's weekly "Tube Talk" column previews "Greeks Bearing Gifts" saying: A star turn for Daniela Denby-Ashe (My Family, EastEnders) in an episode focusing on the hitherto neglected Toshiko. Daniela appears as Mary, a mysterious girl who befriends Toshiko and presents her with a pendant that allows her to read people's thoughts. She isn't too pleased with what she hears from Gwen and Owen, while attempting to read Captain Jack's mind proves fruitless. Meanwhile, as Toshiko's "relationship" with Mary progresses, it becomes clear that she is wanted for more than just sex...

Meanwhile, the BBC Press Office has released information for "television week 51". On Sunday 17th December, "Out of Time" airs on BBC Three, and the BBC preview reads:

"When a plane which took off in 1953 makes an unexpected landing in present-day Cardiff, its three passengers are shocked to learn that they can never go back to their own time, as Russell T Davies's sci-fi thriller continues.

The Torchwood team, led by Captain Jack Harkness, helps the passengers settle in contemporary society, but this simple task has painful emotional consequences."

The Torchwood (Part One) DVD was confirmed as having deleted scenes, out-takes and a "Torchwood Declassified" featurette for every episode by Play.com for a short while yesterday; before the information was mysteriously taken back down by the site. The information however does corrospond with rumblings I've heard online, so expect the information to be nigh-on correct.

Oh, and before I forget, a little reminder; the Torchwood-centric Doctor Who Season Two boxset has now been released in the UK (alas, with a poor new edit of the Children In Need special...). You can pick it up online or, for the more convention of you, in shops now - priced anywhere from £42.99 to £69.99.

LITTLE UPDATE: The second Doctor Who spin-off series, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" has been confirmed as airing over the festive period through the BBC Press Office. You can read more about the series by heading on over to Torchwood.TV's sister site, Sarah-Jane.TV, by clicking here.

Until next time Woodies, enjoy the site, and remember:

Don't spend too much time in the countryside with homicidal maniacs, will you?

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