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July 18th, 2012
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Matt Smith’s Olympic themed drama Bert & Dickie has been confirmed to air next Wednesday 25th July at 8:30pm on BBC One, so you’d best prepare to get rowing!

The actor plays Bert Bushnell in the movie, which tells the true life story of how the British rower defied the odds to win gold in the double sculls at the 1948 Olympics.

Sam Hoare stars as his rowing partner Richard Burnell. Alexandra Moen (Lucy Saxon) guests as Rosalind Burnell.

Geoffrey Palmer, Clive Merrison and Ron Cook also appear. The drama was written by William Ivory and directed by David Blair. It will premiere on BBC America in the US on the same day (8/7c) under the title Going for Gold – The ‘48 Games. View trailer:

Will you be tuning in? Are you looking foward to seeing Matt back on our screens again?

July 9th, 2012

There’s a preview of Matt Smith’s upcoming Olympic drama, Bert & Dickie, in this week’s issue of TV & Satellite Week.

As you can see below, you won’t have difficulty locating it on the shelf – Matt appears on the cover in role as British rower Bert Bushnell. We’re loving the glasses, Matt!

The drama depicts the true-life story of how he defied odds to win gold in the double sculls at the 1948 Olympics with his parter Richard Burnell, played by Sam Hoare.

You can watch the teaser trailer for it here, and there’s some interviews with Matt here.

This issue of TV & Satellite Week’s on sale tomorrow. Go on, add Matt to your collection!

June 16th, 2012

The BBC has released a couple of video interviews featuring Matt Smith discussing what attracted him to Bert & Dickie.

The Eleventh Doctor actor takes on the role of British rower Bert Bushnell in the drama, which depicts the true-life story of how he defied odds to win gold in the double sculls at the 1948 Olympics.

Sam Hoare – also seen in the interviews below – co-stars alongside Matt as Bushnell’s rowing partner, Richard Burnell.

We will let you know when its airdate is confirmed. In the meantime, watch the trailer!

Above – Matt Smith and Sam Hoare explain their characters and describe the challenges of playing Olympic gold medal winners Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell.

Above – Matt Smith and Sam Hoare over-steer the boat and fall into the river.

June 9th, 2012

The BBC has released a trailer for upcoming drama Bert & Dickie, which stars Matt Smith as Bertram Bushnell.

It tells the true-life story of how the British rower defied odds to win gold in the double sculls alongside Richard ‘Dickie’ Burnell at the 1948 Olympics.

There’s no airdate yet, but you can see a preview of it in the player here. It’s been written by William Ivory and directed by David Blair. Sam Hoare and Geoffrey Palmer also star.

August 16th, 2011
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

It was revealed today that the Doctor will be back where he belongs on BBC One on 27th August, but critics and some lucky fans got to kill Hitler before anyone else last night!

The mid-series premiere was screened at the BFI in London, and the responses to the new episode have been great! The Guardian says it serves as “a strong, standalone, character based story”, and the Mirror (watch out for spoilers in that one!) have also summarised: “Let’s Kill Hitler starts with laughs but ends in tears”. Uh oh!

According to SFX, the episode is nothing short of “dense, surprising, unpredictable” and “bonkers”, while Digital Spy have given their “hats off to Steven Moffat” for delivering “an absolutely dynamite episode”. Elsewhere, Radio Times has a round up of the Q&A with Steven, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill (Matt couldn’t attend as he’s doing this)…

The Whovian buzz also continued across Twitter! Lizo Mzimba described the episode as “a rollercoaster ride and a half”, and Doctor Who Magazine promises “very funny and great dramatic moments”. Tom Spilsbury says its “a very special episode”.

The Guardian’s also posted a new pic of David Walliams as Gibbis in The God Complex.

Plus, here’s a funny video from SFX of Karen and Arthur miming their favourite scenes…

Watch the new Series 6: Part 2 trailer and take a closer look at what’s to come

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