Wednesday, April 04, 2007

It's a Small World (After All)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has been released across the United Kingdom - and it contains a number of updates refarding "The Sarah Jane Adventures" series - which is set to begin filming in just under two week's time, on Monday April 16th.

ALICE TROUGHTON MAKES LITTLE GIRLS SCARY DON'T YOU KNOW...

Production block one of the series is to be directed by Alice Troughton (no relation) who should be a familiar name to any astray Woodie reading, as she's the woman who directing two of Torchwood's very best episodes, "Small Worlds" and "Out of Time" - and on top of that, she's interviewed by Torchwood: Declassified on a weekly basis. It's unknown how many episodes form part of "block one" - but it's likely to be just two (to form a complete two-part adventure)

On top of that, there's the possibility of Graeme Harper directing two later episodes (pending on schedules and pesky contracts) The director helmed last year's four Cybermen episodes over on Doctor Who, and returns to the series this year to direct "42" and "Utopia". Over twenty years ago he worked on the 'classic series' directing two of the most well received adventures of the 1980's; "The Caves of Androzani" and "Revelation of the Daleks".

Before the move to being a director, Harper worked as floor manager and assistant director on a number of other classic Doctor Who's from the 1960's and 70's. He was working on the show when Elisabeth Sladen was still the current companion, on a story called "The Seeds of Doom" -so you could look at his new job as a reunion of sorts with Lis Sladen!

Disappointingly there's no further news on a story we broke last month, regarding the future of Porsha Lawrence Mavour on the show. But more news is promised next month, so there's no time to fret. The series is gearing up, and we'll be there every step of the way.

DWM issue 381 is out now, priced £3.99. What are you waiting for?!?
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