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Doctor Who Masterpiece Collection Maxi Bust: 9th Doctor   Leave a comment

Doctor Who: Masterpiece Collection Maxi Bust: 9th Doctor @

After nine years off the air, Doctor Who relaunched in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston’s no-frills, tough-as-nails, energetic Ninth Doctor.

This incredibly-detailed maxi-bust perfectly replicates the straightforward, heroic genius of Eccleston’s unforgettable performance as the leather-jacketed man-of-the-people Doctor!

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Christopher Eccleston in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four   Leave a comment

Christopher Eccleston will play Winston Smith in a new two-part radio dramatisation of George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

It will be the first time it has been dramatised by BBC Radio 4 – almost 70 years after the writer worked at the corporation’s Broadcasting House.

Orwell, who died on 21 January 1950 aged 46, is being celebrated in a season of programmes on Radio 4. Orwell partly based the book’s torture area, Room 101, on a meeting room in the building he remembered from his time at the BBC.

Orwell – the pen name of Eric Blair – worked at Broadcasting House in London during the 1940s and recalled it being “a cross between a girls’ school and a lunatic asylum”.

Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949 and that year David Niven (for NBC University Theatre) became the first actor to play the role of central character Smith. Ecclestone (above) joins a long list of distinguished ‘Smiths’ including Edmond O’Brien, Patrick Troughton and John Hurt.

The new dramatisation of Nineteen Eighty-Four, which also stars Pippa Nixon and Tim Piggott-Smith, will begin on February 10.

It is part of a season of programmes, called The Real George Orwell, devoted to the writer and his work. They include a dramatisation of Animal Farm, featuring Tamsin Greig and Toby Jones, and adaptations of Homage To Catalonia, Burmese Days and Down And Out In Paris And London.

via Telegraph.

Posted January 22, 2013 by Whoogle News in Outside the TARDIS

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