Friday, June 01, 2007

Coming To Your Screens (Soon)

Today the BBC Press Office updated themselves to cover "week 25" of the current television year. In other words, that's all BBC television from the 16th till the 22nd of June. One important episode of Doctor Who airs this week, which will make a lot of avid Torchwood viewers spontaneously combust - "Utopia", which features the long awaited return of Captain Jack!

Says the Press Office: "Jack's back! As Captain Jack storms back into the Doctor's life, the Tardis is thrown out of control, to the end of the universe, in tonight's episode of Russell T Davies's Doctor Who. There, they find the savage Futurekind ruling the wilderness, while a lonely Professor tries in vain to save the last of the human race." Rene Zagger and Sir Derek Jacobi guest star - as does the Blue Peter competition winner!

Earlier on, a mix up at the Press Office meant that the synopsis for episode twelve, "The Sound of Drums", was released a week early. Once the BBC had realised their mistake, they rectified the problem and took down twelve's synopsis, and replaced it for the once covering "Utopia" - but was sneaky enough to save the original! Here in full is the BBC's official episode synopsis for "The Sound of Drums":

"Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister and his reign of terror begins – but that's only the start of his ambitions, as he announces mankind's first contact with an alien race, the Toclafane. An audacious plan spanning the whole of time and space begins to close around the Earth, in the penultimate episode of Russell T Davies's Doctor Who."

Exciting stuff, I think you'll agree!


Anonymous said...

"Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister and his reign of terror begins ..."

I really hope this is reflected somehow in TW. I'm not obsessed with continuity, but power-hungry dangerous Prime Minister sounds too big to be overlooked.

I can't wait for Utopia. I'm too old to have a huge crush on a fictional character but I can't help it. Jack is awesome.

Phillippa said...

At least I was not the only one to see that mistake. I told my friend (who does not like Doctor Who or Torchwood) about the mistake and she laughed but I can not wait for the last 3 episodes.

Episode 11 & 12 look very good, can’t wait to see what they look like on screen + can not wait to read & see what episode 13 will be like either.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, you go away for a week without any contact to the news from TW or DW, you come back, and you miss 7 posts, and lots of interesting news.

Anonymous said...

Is the final episode where Martha dies?

Joel C said...

Torchwood officially begins at 9:30pm on Monday the 18th of June here in Australia!