Freed from the BBC’s embargo the UK media have started their coverage on the series two press launch which was held in Cardiff on Wednesday evening.
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The Sun reports that both David and Billie have signed for series three in a spoiler heavy report.
The Times bases their article on RTD’s comments about casting a female lead. The article includes a comment from us at unitnews.
BBC Wiltshire’s site carries an indepth report which includes interviews with the stars and series two writers Mark Gattis, Matthew Graham and Steve Moffat.
CBBC – the childrens section of the BBC website – also confirms that both leads have signed for the third series.
The Independent reports that ‘Doctor Who takes on flesh-eating bugs and the Almighty’ in an article written by Ciar Byrne, Media Correspondent.
The Guardian’s Owen Gibson reports that the BBC “is planning a marketing blitz as it seeks to create a buzz around next month’s launch of the second series” and also picks up on the news that “both Piper and Tennant had been signed up for a third series.”
The Daily Mail website has a mini gallery of images from the second series available via this link.
The icWales site carries a Press Association authored article which also focusses on the news that both leads will be staying as well as containing quotes from Tennant and Piper.
The site also reports on a comment from show supremo Russell T Davies that he would “have the nerve” to cast a female Doctor and that he would “love to get a gripping American star like Sigourney Weaver”” to appear.
There’s also coverage in The Telegraph which features a picture of The Doctor and Rose sharing a kiss.
BBC Entertainment News also features the return of the show highlighting the fact that a third series is in the pipeline.
Coverage continues on the Citybeat 96.7fm website, ITV.com finds space to cover the show whose return decimated their Saturday night schedules last year and The Scotsman follows the pack and concentrates on news that David will return for the third series.
iCWakes has a third story entitled ‘Why’s The Doctor kissing Rose?‘, The Mirror claims that Billie has “confirmed she is quitting Dr Who” despite every other report stating otherwise and stablemate The Daily Record has a lengthy article leading with David’s comment that he might still be playing the role in “40 years”.
David, Billie and RTD appeared in a filmed segment on the BBC Breakfast programme on Thursday morning to discuss how much they enjoyed working on the show.
Manchester Online reports on Billie’s delight at getting to kiss Tennant and the RTE website joins the many outlets already commenting on the news that Piper and Tennant will return for a third series.