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Interview with Matthew Hall
Un Bore Mercher

By DJ Forrest

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Interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce

By DJ Forrest

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Interview with Gareth David-Lloyd

By DJ Forrest

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Interview with Ryan Lee Conway

 - Ghost Machine

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Interview with Twisted Showcase
writer Robin Bell

(2nd October 2017)


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Interview with Peter Stray of Canaries movie


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Interview with Kevin McCurdy



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Interview with Nicholas Pegg

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Interview with Ben Foster

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Interview with A K Benedict

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Interview with Scott Handcock




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Interview with Matthew Campbell of

Campbell Celebrity Booker


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Interview with Costume Designer, Ray Holman

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In Conversation with George Mann

By Tony J Fyler

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Interview with Peter Symonds
By DJ Forrest






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Interview with The Cleaners aka
Justin Walters & Craig Handley

By DJ Forrest


‘This is the story of two brothers who run a crime scene clean-up business, when it suddenly takes a downturn, brought on by his dad’s death. This story brings out the human form at it most desperate.
Soon things take a turn for the worst.’



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Interviewing The Whovians by DJ Forrest


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Interview with Ian Edginton

By DJ Forrest


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Interview with Eve Pearce

By DJ Forrest



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The Conspiracy Interview with David Llewellyn



It’s been a long time coming – the return of one of our favourite sci fi dramas, and although it’s not back on the television screen but audio, it’s still something to celebrate.  When the news came through that Big Finish were going to be broadcasting the audios, our resident Weevil dove for cover, hands over his ears, eyes tightly shut as we whooped loudly in the office.  Yes, dear friends – Torchwood is back!

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Interview with Dan Abnett

Guardians of the Galaxy, Torchwood and more

By DJ Forrest




At the time of the Interview, Guardians of the Galaxy was only previewing the trailers, the film itself hadn’t aired in the UK.  My interest in the film had been primarily Karen Gillan’s role as Nebula, but when I discovered that Dan Abnett had written the comic book story involving the band of ‘criminals’ I wanted to know more. 

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Interview with Chris Wilson

Walk on, Stand-in and body double




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Interview with Freelance Author Cavan Scott

Captain Jack is back with the Doctor



The Doctor Who Titan comic comes out in March how many stories have you planned for the 9th Doctor and Jack, and will there be any stories involving the 10th Doctor with Jack, or is there a point of order with the Titan comics where you can only write one series of stories for one Doctor at a time?


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Interview with Menna Trussler

The first time I had heard of Menna Trussler had been from Ep 1, S2 Torchwood when her character muttered the immortal words “Bloody Torchwood” that would be posted up on Social Media statuses and in memes across the internet for years.  What I didn’t know was that Menna’s roles in television, theatre, musical theatre and films spanned a serious number of years. 



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Interview with Chris Josty & Justin Walters


When we heard that Justin Walters was going to be in a web series we just had to find out more.  Hearts Asylum an online action drama is about the patients in an asylum who imagine themselves to be fairy tale characters that are then pitched against each other in a fight to the death.  Last night, 26th January, we caught up with the creator of the series, Chris Josty to find out more and spoke with Justin Walters briefly about his character, the Warden. 




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Interview with Nathan Sussex


You've been in both Coronation Street and Emmerdale, have they been regular roles or just one offs?



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Director Douglas Mackinnon Interview



When did your love of Doctor Who begin?

Douglas:  When we got our first television – I was born and brought up on the Isle of Skye so we only had black and white BBC 1 till 1978.

How many Time Lords have you worked with?



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Colum Sanson-Regan Interview





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LIVE Jâms Thomas Interview with DJ Forrest



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Rhodri Lewis Interview  


Rhodri Lewis played Johnny Davies, Ianto’s brother in law.  He lived on a fairly rough estate but when the Army came to take the children for the 456 selection, he was a force to be reckoned with.

Rhodri Lewis loves talking about his work and his life and so we took the opportunity to find out more about this wonderful actor.  



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Jennifer Ings Interview

Prop builds


How did you get into prop building, was it something you’d begun in school and progressed through college with, or are you naturally a creative person who has picked up the skills along the way?
           
Jennifer:  Prop building is just something I sort of fell into. As a kid, I was always tearing things apart to see how they worked. My mum was into all sorts of kinds of crafting, so I'd steal various bits of things she had to make stuff. Usually it was every dowel rod we could get our hands on to make bows and arrows for me and the boy two houses down. We made our own Halloween costumes every year, so my first actual props were things I made for those outfits.  I play a lot of miniatures games, so I did a lot of kit bashing to personalize my models and to create variants that there were no actual model for. And creating actual prop replicas of things from tv or movies grew out of that.  Later on when I attended college, I double majored in Art and Education.



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Interview with Claire Cage
  

In your role in the episode ‘Sleeper’ as David’s wife, there’s a scene just before David leaves the room to do his dastardly work!!!  He returns and snaps the neck of his wife.  I’ve often wondered when you see clips of people who have to assume the position of having their neck snapped, that timing is everything.  How much practice did you have to have to make that scene ‘believable’ and also not to render you with a very sore neck?



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Interview with Dichen Lachman



Hi Dichen. Thank you so much for the interview.  When you were growing up, who inspired you, who was your role model or your idol?

Dichen: My mother and father were inspiring to me. They taught me how to work hard, and to believe in myself.

If you could ever meet your 12 year old self, what would you tell her?

Dichen: Don't be so hard on yourself. Read more books, you can never read enough.


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Live Interview with Richard Ashton


“I produce a prop you will be proud of, with excellent workmanship that stands out from the crowd.”

Richard Ashton is amazing, not only does he cosplay as two Doctor’s of Who, and Legolas of LOTR, but also builds many awesome props from the world of Sci fi and Anime.  I caught up with Richard recently as he took a break from a build to chat to us about his many creations and his stint on the Virgin Media Ad with David Tennant. 



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James Erskine


 Hi James
Your career as a director doesn’t keep you firmly in one genre you span quite the spectrum, including factual programmes and docu-dramas including Oil Storm (2004) which you also wrote for Wall to Wall Productions for FX which looked at the scenario of what America might be like if it ran out of oil to Who Killed the Honey Bee? (2009) for New Black which looked at the apocalyptic demise of the honey bee.
What is it about factual programmes that you love so much especially from the viewpoint of director?



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Mark Campbell 
writer of Doctor Who Pocket Essential

  
What propelled your interest in Doctor Who and can you recall the first episode you ever saw, and did you view it from behind the sofa?

Mark:  My first definite memory of ‘Doctor Who’ is the trailer for ‘Carnival of Monsters’, probably broadcast an hour or so before episode one, on Saturday 27 January 1973. I was six: the perfect age to be drawn in by the magic. I remember ‘The Three Doctors’, but only the unmasking of Omega so this may have been a clip from another programme, and also ‘The Sea Devils’, but I’m certain this was a repeat omnibus, either from 1972 or 1974. Of ‘Frontier in Space’ I remember nothing, but from ‘Planet of the Daleks’ onwards, I rarely missed an episode.




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Interview with Sarah Louise Madison



Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the opportunity of the interview.  You’re currently involved in Cops and Monsters for Ecosse films with Fraser Coull how did that come about and can you tell us about your character within the series?



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Interview with Fraser Coull – Cops and Monsters

           

First off, thanks for letting us know about the series and casting Kai Owen in the story.  Can you tell us more about the series itself and what it’s about, and how many episodes you’re hoping to make?



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Interview with Nicholas Briggs

Firstly I wanted to say hello and thank you for the interview.

Where did your love of science fiction begin, and as a child were you always the quiet one busy reading the many magazines, comics and books, a mind full of imagination, whisking yourself off on many adventures in your head, or were you into other things as a child?



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Interview with Steven Savile


Torchwood

When you’re writing, especially in ‘Hidden’ chapter 2 when Owen declares he’s hungry, is this usually because you’re hungry also? 

SS: Ha. No. I’m usually sitting there with a coffee and either a sandwich or a cinnamon bun beside me as I work. Sometimes a carrot cake and a coke. Normally I’ll drop in a line like that as it’s a fairly human way of breaking the tension. If suspense builds relentlessly it can become quite tiring as a reader, you want some 



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Interview with Matt Rippy - Revisited

The Real Captain Jack Harkness




I’ve been following your ‘rants’ about theatres on your FB Page.  I have to admit that I’ve not been to a theatre in a good few years.  I was never any good throwing my voice on stage.  Tried it in a field to practice and failed miserably! We don’t have any theatres in our town, their numbers are dwindling with only Lockerbie and Dumfries locally that I know of. How do you get more people enthused in theatres?  What can they do to raise more interest?


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Interview with Tom Price


The first time I saw you on television it was as PC Andy Davidson in Torchwood, but you’re actually also a stand up comedian, what came first in your career, the acting or the comedy?


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Interview with Claire Pritchard-Jones


What was your first production as a Make-up designer?

Claire:  Having worked my way up from a Trainee position to Assistant and Supervisor for over ten years within the BBC, I was made redundant and started Designing low budget independent films and Promos.  The first major BBC drama I designed was called ‘Stick or Twist’ in 2006, starring Mark Lewis Jones who has appeared in many programmes I have worked on since.



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Interview with Mark Lewis Jones

Non Torchwood

I don’t think there’s been many programmes over the years where you haven’t been involved somewhere.  Recently, as of Saturday I saw you at the start of Atlantis just before Jason disappeared to the other side.  But I also noticed going through your list of credits on Wiki that in 2000 you were also in Jason and The Argonauts – Made for tv movie, incidentally was it for the same part?




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Interview with Paul Chequer

There’s not an awful lot about you on the Internet regarding your private life.  Wikipedia mentions only briefly that you’re married to a female actress.  Are you a very private man, do you prefer to keep as much of yourself off the internet as possible?



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Interview with Illustrator Daryl Joyce



Your illustrations are brilliant, I love your website by the way, how did you get started in illustrations and what was your first design?


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Interview with Indira Varma


One of the things I wished Torchwood had covered more were the cast who were written out of the series and as much as Suzie was brought back in for the episode ‘They Keep killing Suzie’ did you know when you took the role that Suzie’s role wasn’t going to be a full time position within the series?


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Interview with Justin Walters



In the episode Countrycide, you played one of the villagers pictured in Helen Sherman’s kitchen.  I remember spotting your scowling face, least I think you were scowling.  How did that role come about and how did you feel playing the role of a cannibal – even though you weren’t actually cannibalising anybody, but how was it received by  your family?


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Interview with Luke Bromley




To those of us who are Torchwood fans, your first appearance on our screens was during Random Shoes episode 9 in Series 1, 2006, but you began your acting career 2 years prior to that, in Comedy Lab 2004 at the age of 10, what made you want to become an actor, was it something you always wanted to be, or were you following in someone’s footsteps?


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Interview with Sharon Morgan


When you took on the role of Mary Cooper did you ever expect the character to have such a large impact in the last series of Torchwood – Miracle Day and was playing the character in the last series an exhausting scene to play?


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Interview with Alice Troughton

Director of Atlantis, Doctor Who, SJA, Merlin, Torchwood


As a director, when you’re given a script to work with, what processes do you go through before you begin filming?

Alice:  I usually have between 4-6 weeks prep before shooting, depending on how many episodes the block is. In this time I will cast, choose locations and if it’s a CGI -heavy show like ATLANTIS I’ll spend a lot of time with a storyboard artist, sketching out FX shots.


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Interview with Jim Wilkins & Alasdair Shaw
aka In Print Comic

How did you guys get started in the Comic business, had it been something you’d been interested in since childhood?  Had you guys known each other a while before you put the website together – love the website by the way?

Jim:  Thanks it’s lovely to be interviewed. I've been interested in comics and drawing comics ever since I could read... even before I could read I used to draw comics. It's only in the last five years I decided to do something about it. In 2010 I self published my own comic with writer friend Ben Cook called Neutron Boy. The comic was released at a Sci-fi event in my home town and sixth Doctor Colin Baker was on hand to give us some great publicity shots on the day. The next thing for me was after that was to draw what I've wanted to draw – Doctor Who! Christian Crawley from Kasterborous got me in contact with Alasdair... then the magic began!


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Interview with Gary Russell


Firstly I’d like to thank you Gary for saying yes to an interview. I was pleased as punch when you agreed. So welcome to Project: Torchwood Gary.

Gary: Hooray – all I need to see is the word “Torchwood” and I get a thrill. Glad to be here!

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Caitlin Blackwood Interview


Amy Pond has been a regular face on Doctor Who since the start of the 5th series with the 11th Doctor.  We saw her from a child making the Doctor fish fingers and custard in the kitchen of her home and followed her life right through to her final scene in a grave yard in Manhattan, New York, where she was touched by an ‘Angel’. 

Amy first appeared on our screens in ‘The Eleventh Hour’ broadcast 26th June 2010, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Adam Smith, produced by Peter Bennett.  Amy (Amelia) was seven years old and for years had been plagued by the crack in her bedroom wall that over time had grown wider and wider.  It played on her mind, and it affected her thoughts, and fed on her memories, so much so that she couldn’t remember her parents, she knew they weren’t there, but she didn’t know why.  She lived in the house with her Aunt Sharon, who worried about her niece and had had her at psychiatrists for years after her talk of her imaginary friend, the raggedy man, and the stars in the sky, that didn’t exist, either.




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Interview with Matt Rippy


I’ve been following your ‘rants’ about theatres on your FB Page.  I have to admit that I’ve not been to a theatre in a good few years.  I was never any good throwing my voice on stage.  Tried it in a field to practice and failed miserably! We don’t have any theatres in our town, their numbers are dwindling with only Lockerbie and Dumfries locally that I know of. How do you get more people enthused in theatres?  What can they do to raise more interest? 




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Interview with Steve Tribe

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Your job has to be the hardest one imaginable; in directing the authors on their books to run to a certain point and not cover a topic that might appear in a current episode on the television. 
How do you keep on top of all of that?

Steve: Oh, I think actually writing the things is unimaginably harder. I’m just steering and helping; the writers are the ones melting their brains and keyboards to come up with the books. (Naturally, this is not actually my opinion when they eventually deliver a manuscript, and I have to get to work on it…)
In terms of keeping on top of things, for Torchwood we always had tremendous support and guidance from both Gary Russell and Russell T Davies.




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Interview with Sara Lloyd-Gregory


When you took on the role of Alys for the new drama, was this something you had to learn, or are you a fluent in Welsh?

Sara: My first language is Welsh so I feel very lucky to be able to work in both Welsh and English. 'Alys' was written, by Siwan Jones, with me in mind for the title role... knowing that was the challenge!! But to receive the Best Actress BAFTA Cymru 2013 for 'Alys' feels like a seal of approval in a way! I feel very proud.



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Interview with Robert Stone



Although Robert Stone only featured for a few fleeting seconds on Torchwood, upon researching I discovered he’d featured in quite a few programmes and films that I’d seen. 

Looking through your website and list of skills and credits you’ve mostly taken on roles of the heavy mob and bouncer, along with the singing miner in a Pot Noodle advert.  Have you played any other roles other than the tough guy?

Robert: Although I look like a big ‘Googlee Mooglee’ some of my other roles have included a short film where I play Adolf Hitleran Ugly Step Sister in a Sainsburys Christmas Commercial and Brenda on the CBBC show ‘The Slammer’, apparently I can play a drag queen quite well!



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Interview with Carole and John Barrowman

Torchwood Exodus Code



Torchwood: Exodus Code recently hit the bookshops in paperback form, with Captain Jack Harkness on the front cover.  My hardback copy has the Celtic symbol on the front cover.  A book I’d read in a few days after buying it at the signing at Waterstones, Glasgow.  I also got to shake John’s hand and lost all power of speech thereafter!

This is the second time I’ve had the opportunity of interviewing Carole and John Barrowman with regards to their novels Exodus Code and the Hollow Earth trilogy, and having read and fully enjoyed their novels, I had a fistful of questions to put to them.

The Cuari – I was shocked when I came to the end of the book to realise that this tribe didn’t actually exist, when I was convinced as I read their bio that I’d read about them in National Geographic.  Were they based upon a tribe in Peru or was this entirely built on fiction?



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Interview with I Am Alone’s Robert Palmer & Michael Weiss


In the Spring of this year Project: Torchwood learnt that Gareth David-Lloyd would be starring in a zombie movie, this filled us with great interest given that Gareth’s Torchwood character Ianto had featured in the Torchwood novel Bay of the Dead by Mark Morris which involved zombies.  Although we haven’t as yet been able to chat with Gareth over his role as Jacob Fitts, we went one better and spoke to the two guys who put the idea together and made the film, Robert Palmer and Michael Weiss.


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Gregory Melton

Production Designer on Miracle Day


As a production Designer how much control or say do you have in what goes into each of the scenes, and for a lot of the unfurnished properties such as Jack’s old apartment, how much stressing did you need to do to make that as authentic as possible?



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John R Walker

Work as an Extra on Who & Torchwood

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be on set of Torchwood or Doctor Who, or to play a character in the background of an impressive set, which would be seen by millions of people every week? Well John R Walker is one of those lucky people who worked as an Extra on the set of Doctor Who & Torchwood and many other shows in between.  He’s been up close to both John Barrowman AND David Tennant’s characters on set of both shows, and we had the opportunity of finding out a little bit more about the impressive career of an Extra – ordinary bloke!

You’ve got quite an impressive IMDB credit list, not just as an extra but also as associate producer and first assistant director.  How did it all start, what was the first production you became involved in and what is it about being in front of and behind the camera that appeals to you the most?

JohnWell my first role as an extra was on a straight to video production called “Auton 2” directed by Nick Briggs! I have always been a Doctor Who fan and the show was long finished and I expected it to never come back so when Bill Baggs advertised in SFX for extras to be in his new production I couldn't say no. This was my one chance to be a part of Who. This was back in 1998 and from there I joined a local agency.

It was different back then as there wasn't any internet like there is today and information was a lot harder to come by. Luckily someone knew of a local agency and gave me the contact telephone number.

In my real life I worked for Retail Operations at Head office for Safeway and had made a few training videos for the stores so when we got taken over by Morrisons I became Head of Internal Corporate films for that company so that's how I got into the production side of things.


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Maxine Evans - Actor/Director


She came onto our screens as the cannibal woman with the shotgun in the episode ‘Countrycide’.  Still performing as an actress, appearing in the series ‘Stella’, Maxine also works behind the camera, as both writer and director for her own projects.  We caught up with Maxine, who loves our website and has contributed to the front cover with her own pumpkin design, (diolch yn fawr), to find out more about her character Helen Sherman, Stella, about the lovely Owen Teale, oh and baking!

Helen Sherman was a really nasty character, quite handy with a butt of a gun! Were you given much of a background to this character and how did you ‘get’ into character for her?


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Interview with Rhys ap Trefor


Countrycide has to be one of THE most scariest of all Torchwood episodes and its high on the list of the favourite episodes of Series One.  This time the team are not dealing with aliens, but a human threat and that of cannibals.  This month we were absolutely thrilled to bits to have the opportunity of an interview with one of the cast of the episode, Rhys ap Trefor, the cannibal copper.  Since Torchwood, Rhys has appeared in several Welsh speaking roles (with English Subtitles), from comedies to serious roles, to voice overs for documentaries.  He has such a lovely narrative voice that I would love to hear him narrate a Torchwood novel for an audio book, having spent time listening to him on Monster Voice.

Hi Rhys

Rhys: Hi!

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Interview: Robert Shearman
By Echo Fain



My first experience with a Robert Shearman story was quite by accident and went unnoticed and unrealized.  I discovered him as a writer through the Doctor Who episode, "Dalek", which I thought was inordinately brilliant while containing one of the grittiest and darkest moments for the Doctor himself, made all the darker for the actor’s performance.  I'd watched the show as a child but came into the 9th Doctor's series several years after it aired and I quickly decided that if I had favorite episodes, "Dalek" was certainly one of them.

I didn't notice the name of the story's author.  More's the pity.

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Adrienne O’Sullivan aka Lynn Pearce

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Interview with Guy Adams

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Interview with Mark Morris



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Interview with Trevor Baxendale



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Interview with Dalek Operator –
Barnaby Edwards
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Interview with Lachlan Nieboer
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Peter Anghelides
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Interview with Eve Myles

At Collectormania 2013

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Interviewing Jane Espenson



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Shawna Trpcic



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Interview with Jonathan Owen 

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Interview with Anthony Lewis 

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Interview with Justin Richards


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Interview with Dean T Fraser



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Interview with Ross O’Hennessy

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Interview with Lucy Gannon



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Interview with Justin McDonald aka Matt Stevens


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Interview with Ceri Mears




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Interview with David Llewellyn



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Sarah Pinborough – Kaleidoscope


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Interview with Andrew Cartmel

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Interview with James Moran

By DJ Forrest

Consequences

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Interview with Joseph Lidster

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Interview with Paul Kasey
By DJ Forrest

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Interview with Murray Melvin 


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Interview with Marnix Van Den Broeke

From Werewolf to the Silence

By DJ Forrest

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Joe Lidster Interview 

By D.J. Forrest


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Interview with Dillon Casey
 By DJ Forrest





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Interview with Ben Loyd-Holmes




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