Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Preview: Episode Eight

What's it called?

"A Day in the Death"

Who's it credited to?

Joseph Lidster, writer (several Big Finish Doctor Who audios) and Andy Goddard, director ("Adam", "Dead Man Walking")

What do we know?

Parker is dying; but he doesn't want to. He'll go to any means to stay alive, with brings him to Torchwood's attention - specifically Owen Harper, who's still dead and seaking absolution.

Major guest stars?

Freema Agyeman is back as "Martha Jones" for the third and final time; Richard Briers of "The Good Life" fame appears, playing Parker. There's no Rhys or no Weevils, apparently.

Rest of the best

Christine Bottomley plays "Maggie"; Louis Decosta Johnson is "Farrington"; Brett Allen plays "Taylor"; and Gil Kolirin is "Webb".

Reviewing the reviews

I haven't read any! We must have reached that point in the series where preview discs aren't available ahead of broadcast; which is a shame.

When's it on?

BBC Two, tonight from 9pm. It'll be shown again, edited, tomorrow from 7pm on BBC Two.

What about America?

"A Day in the Death" is scheduled to air on BBC America Saturday 15th March, at 9pm. The BBC America schedule can be found here. You can also catch the episode in glorious High Definition - on HD-Net - March 31st.

Look to the future...

Next week is a light hearted romp, in "Something Borrowed" - as Gwen and Rhys prepare for their wedding day! Then, in "From Out of the Rain" watching old movies won't ever be the same again. Who says films can't come alive while you watch them...?

Excitement level?

***1/2 - Apparently Martha hardly features in this episode, suggesting the three episode crossover arc ends in a whimper, not a bang. Writer Joseph Lidster is new to television, but his work for Big Finish has been great; funny, emotional - everything Doctor Who should be. Let's hope his Torchwood script sparkles equally bright.

BBC Three Preview

BBC Three previews the next episode - "Something Borrowed" - straight after this one. You can read a preview of that episode by clicking here.
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