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The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
We've already got Team Rita and Team Will all ready for the live shows on The Voice UK, but of course that's only half the story! Yep, Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones also had to cut down their teams from eight acts to just three, and what better way to do it than with some more knockouts?
The hopefuls each had to pick a song to convince their coaches to keep them in the competition, and given the strength of the field, it all got pretty intense. Having just about recovered, we've managed to bring you all the gossip, so read on for everything you need to know about tonight's show...
We're not sure how anyone managed to concentrate on their knockout rehearsals after Ricky's frankly bizarre dancing, which is apparently intended to relieve nerves. It's certainly... distracting. But somehow they did, so after Ricky had told »
The duo each had to cut back their teams from eight acts to three in tonight's Knockouts episode, as the hopefuls all performed a song of their choice to convince their coaches to keep them in the competition.
Nwamadi was speechless when Wilson chose him after his performance of Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long', while a shocked McCrorie - who impressed with his take on 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' - dropped to his knees with joy, but was later picked up by his friend in celebration.
When it came to his third choice, »
We've had the blinds. We've had the battles. And now the contestants who are still standing on The Voice UK face the knockouts! Yes, over a double bill this weekend - there's an episode on Saturday and on Sunday - they'll each choose a "killer song" to try to make it into the live shows.
Exciting, right? And to make things even more exciting, we've got the full list of songs the acts have chosen. Rita Ora and will.i.am will pit their teams against each other on Saturday, while Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones will put their acts to the test on Sunday. So without further ado, read on to find out what songs you can expect...
DTwinz - 23, London
'I'm Every Woman' - Whitney Houston
Joe Woolford - 20, North Wales
'Hey Ya' - Outkast
Mitch Miller - 26, London
'You Spin Me Round (Like A »
Despite being a television creation, our favourite time lord has had a long association with the printed page. More than one fan over the years has revealed that they discovered Doctor Who through reading the popular Target novelisations of the television series, rather the onscreen original. When the series went into its long sixteen year hiatus in the nineties however, the Doctor Who novel really came of age, at first under the aegis of Virgin Publishing, and later under BBC Books’ own imprint. Although the novels carried over many of the same authors between companies.
By the time the programme came back in 2005, the Doctor had enjoyed well over 200 adventures across his many incarnations, and several writers would eventually create stories for the new series, including Gareth Roberts and Paul Cornell. So far Cornell is only writer to have seen his own novel Human Nature realised as a television adventure, »
- Gareth Preston
5 items from 2015
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