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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Series 5, Volume 3 DVD and Blu-Ray

The cover arts and information for Volume 3 of the Doctor Who Series 5 DVD and Blu-Ray's. They are due to be released on the 2nd of August, with the RRP of the DVD version is £15.99, and the RRP of the Blu-Ray version is £19.99. They feature the episodes 'Amy's Choice', 'The Hungry Earth', and 'Cold Blood' and a bonus feature 'The Monster Files'. As it says on the covers, these are not the final artwork.


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Torchwood Magazine 22

The cover for Torchwood Magazine Issue 22 has been released by Titan on their Torchwood Magazine Facebook page. You can see the Torchwood Magazine's official site, within the Titan site, here, where you can read more about the issue. It is out now for £3.99.


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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

TV Choice Awards 2010 Shortlist

The shortlist of the 14th TV Choice Awards have been announced, and you can vote for the nominations here. Doctor Who and Torchwood have been nominated for several categories, but Sarah Jane Adventures have not made it to the shortlist. Voting closes at midnight on Friday 9 July and the winners will be announced at The Dorchester hotel in London’s Park Lane on Monday 6 September.
  • Best Family Drama:
    Doctor Who (BBC One)
    Merlin (BBC One)
    Waterloo Road (BBC One)
    Wild At Heart (ITV1)
  • Best Drama Series:
    Ashes To Ashes (BBC One)
    Shameless (C4)
    Skins (E4/C4)
    Torchwood: Children Of Earth (BBC One)
  • Best Actor:
    John Barrowman - Torchwood: Children Of Earth
    Philip Glenister - Ashes To Ashes
    Jack O’Connell - Skins
    Matt Smith - Doctor Who
  • Best Actress:
    Karen Gillan - Doctor Who
    Keeley Hawes - Ashes To Ashes
    Kaya Scodelario - Skins
    Denise Welch - Waterloo Road
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Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Big Bang Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The Big Bang, which aired yesterday at 6:05. It gained the total of 5.1 million viewers, with 4.6 million on BBC One and 0.5 million on BBC HD, with 31% of the total television audience. It was the second most watched of the day, and is the 17th most watched programme of the of the week so far. Doctor Who Confidential recieved 0.59 million viewers on BBC Three.
Official ratings will be released in about 10 days, and should see a significant increase.

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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Blood of the Cybermen Available Now!

The second of the four free downloadable Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, Blood of the Cybermen is available to download now in the UK. Click >>here<<.

The Doctor and Amy materialize in the Arctic - where members of a survey team are turning from flesh to metal and digging something sinister from under the ice that's been waiting thousands of years - an army of Cybermen!

This is your chance to be the Doctor. Are you ready for the challenge?


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36th Annual Saturn Awards Results and 700th Post!

The results of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films's 36th Annual Saturn Awards have been announced. Doctor Who did not win awards for any of the 4 categories it was nominated in, but Torchwood: Children of Earth won 'Best Presentation on Television'. Avatar pulled 10 awards. 10!!. Anyway.. click here to see the full list of winners.

This is also my 700th post! 82 days since I had the 600, I've never gotten through 100 posts faster, colon, capital D! It took 153 days from 0 to 100, 84 days from 100 to 200, 124 days from 200 to 300, 97 days from 300 to 400, 106 days from 400 to 500 and 138 days from 500 to 600. The fastest by 2 days!

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Sarah Jane Adventure Series 4 Titles

Doctor Who Magazine issue 423, out today (see here) has released the episode titles for series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures.




  • 4.1 & 4.2: The Nightmare Man
    Written by Joseph Lidster
    Directed by Joss Agnew
    Guest starring Julian Bleach as the Nightmare Man
  • 4.3 & 4.4: The Vault of Secrets
    Written by Phil Ford
    Directed by Joss Agnew
    Guest starring Cheryl Campbell as Ocean Waters
  • 4.5 & 4.6: Death of the Doctor
    Written by Russell T Davies
    Directed by Ashley Way
    Guest starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant
  • 4.7 & 4.8: The Empty Planet
    Written by Gareth Roberts
    Directed by Ashley Way
    Guest starring Joe Mason as Gavin

  • 4.9 & 4.10: Lost in Time
    Written by Rupert Laight
    Directed by Joss Agnew
    Guest starring Cyril Nri as the Mysterious Shopkeeper

  • 4.11 & 4.12: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith
    Written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
    Directed by Joss Agnew
    Guest starring Julie Graham as Ruby White
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Lodger Official Ratings

BARB has released the official figures for The Lodger. It had the official figure of 5.98 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.464 million people watched it on BBC HD making the total 6.44 million. It was the 21st most watched programme of the week, without HD figures added.

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The Big Bang Clip and Introduction

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to The Big Bang and a clip. Episode thirteen will be on this Saturday at 6:05.




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The Adventure Games - 'Blood of the Cybermen'

The BBC have revealed information about episode two of The Adventure Games. It is called 'Blood of the Cybermen' and will be available to download in the UK on the 26th June, after The Big Bang airs. It will be available to download to Macs at a later date. Take a look..

The Doctor and Amy materialize in the Arctic - where members of a survey team are turning from flesh to metal and digging something sinister from under the ice that's been waiting thousands of years - an army of Cybermen!

This is your chance to be the Doctor.
Are you ready for the challenge?




The BBC have also released some screenshots of the game, concept art and a jigsaw.

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Doctor Who Magazine 423

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine, issue 423 has been released on Facebook. It costs £4.20 and will be out on Thursday 24th June.




It features interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and James Corden, a giant double sided poster, a preview of The Big Bang, Production Notes, Gallifrey Guardian, Public Image, Coming Soon, Galaxy Forum, part 3 of the comic Supernature, The Chimera Effect, Reviews, The Wheel of Fortune, and more.

Click for back cover(?). Or something like that.

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Sunday, 20 June 2010

The Pandorica Opens Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The Pandorica Opens, which aired yesterday at 6:40. It gained the total of 5.9 million viewers, with 5.4 million on BBC One and 0.5 million on BBC HD. It was the most watched of the day. It's the 14th most watched programme of the of the week so far. Doctor Who Confidential recieved 0.62 million viewers on BBC Three with an additional 0.14 million on BBC HD, making a total of 0.78 million.
Official ratings will be released in about 10 days.

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Coming Up To The Big Bang

The Pandorica Opens aired today and.. well there wasn't a new trailer for the next episode, but the BBC Official site has said that over the week, there will be new videos to preview the finale, The Big Bang.


On Monday we'll be bringing you an introduction to The Big Bang from Matt Smith and on Tuesday we'll deliver an exclusive clip of this series' last episode. And on Tuesday afternoon we'll also be bringing you a live stream from Glasgow, Pacific Quay, where writer Phil Ford, the Voice of the Daleks, Nick Briggs and one of the Adventure Games' Executive Producers, Charles Cecil, will be taking part in a very special Q&A.

It doesn't end there as later in the week we'll have some more surprises...

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Digital Spy Teasers for The Pandorica Opens

Digital Spy has released their usual 10 teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, The Pandorica Opens. It will be on 19th June, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:40 pm. Click here.



1. Hello sweetie writ large. Literally.

2. "This is royal collection and I'm the ****** *****!

3. Cleopatra's comin' atcha!

4. Drahvins, Zygons, Draconians, oh my!

5. A nifty new Cyber-feature is revealed.

6. An unlikely alliance is formed.

7. The Pandorica opens. And closes.

8. We finally find out where those pesky cracks are coming from.

9. Death. A whole lot more death than you probably anticipated.

10. But don't despair, the last word of the episode is "love".


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SFX Teasers for The Pandorica Opens

SFX has released a list of teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, The Pandorica Opens. It will be on 19th June, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:40 pm. Click here.



1. Steven Moffat’s on top form with a brilliantly crafted episode – the perfect start to a two-parter.

2. The Doctor and Amy visit the oldest planet in the universe, where the first words in history have a familiar ring to them.

3. The stakes are every bit as high as in an RTD season finale.

4. Characters from earlier in the series make surprise appearances before the opening titles – and we’re not just talking about the series recap.

5. There’s something funny going on at Stonehenge.

6. If you thought “The Lodger” looked like a money-saving episode, you soon realise where all that spare cash went.

7. There’s a scene in a bar rather reminiscent of the Star Wars cantina.

8. There’s an armada of alien spacecraft.

9. The Doctor gets to deliver one of his “Get out of here!” speeches.

10. There’s a brilliant scare involving a human skull.

11. You could market an entire range of action figures on the back of this episode alone.

12. Amy’s engagement ring is crucial.

13. It’ll make you want to go back and watch the whole series again.

14. Someone other than the Doctor pilots the TARDIS.

15. The Doctor and Amy face a foe reminiscent of fembots.

16. There’s a fantastic nod to The Thing.

17. The Pandorica does indeed open.

18. It also closes.

19. The episode ends in a cliffhanger so devilish that it seems utterly inescapable. It’s going to be a very, very long week.

20. 26 June 2010 is a very important date indeed – and not just because it’s the day of the series finale.

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

The Pandorica Opens Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to The Pandorica Opens and a clip. Episode twelve will be on this Saturday at 6:40.





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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor Official Ratings

BARB has released the official figures for Vincent and the Doctor. It had the official figure of 6.29 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.47 million people watched it on BBC HD making the total 6.76 million. It was the 18th most watched programme of the week, without HD figures added.

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Airlock Alpha - Portal Award Nominees

The Airlock Alpha 2010 Portal Awards' nominations have been revealed. Doctor Who and Torchwood have both received a number of nominations, and Doctor Who, with the departure of David Tennant has received "the first show other than "Battlestar Galactica" in the past five years to lead all nominees in this year's Airlock Alpha Portal Awards, earning six nominations including Best Series/Television and a Best Actor/Television nod to Tennant.", and "Tennant broke a Portal Awards record generating the most support ever from a nominating committee. His candidacy for Best Actor drew 77 points from the nominating committee, more than any other nominee in the 11-year history of the awards." Here are all the categories with Doctor Who, Torchwood and their Actors nominated. Click here to read more about the about this years awards and the full list of nominations.

  • Best Actor/Television
    John Barrowman, Torchwood
    Matthew Fox, Lost
    Zachary Levi, Chuck
    Eddie McClintock, Warehouse 13

    David Tennant, Doctor Who
  • Best Actress/Television
    Karen Gillan, Doctor Who
    Paula Malcomson, Caprica
    Eve Myles, Torchwood
    Amanda Tapping, Sanctuary
    Anna Torv, Fringe
  • Best Supporting Actor/Television
    Robert Carlyle, Stargate: Universe
    Bernard Cribbins, Doctor Who
    Enver Gjokaj, Dollhouse
    John Noble, Fringe
    Terry O'Quinn, Lost
  • Best Episode/Television
    "Absolute Justice," Smallville
    "Children of Earth," Torchwood
    "The End," Lost
    "End of Time," Doctor Who
    "Over There," Fringe
  • Best Special Guest/Television
    James Callis, "Course Correction," FlashForward
    Felicia Day, "Epitaph, Part 2," Dollhous
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    Alex Kingston, "Time of Angels," Doctor Who
    Leonard Nimoy, "Over There," Fringe
    Michael Shanks, "Absolute Justice," Smallville
  • Best Series/Television
    Doctor Who
    Fringe
    Lost
    Stargate: Universe

    Torchwood
  • Gene Roddenberry Award
    J.J. Abrams
    Gene Coon

    Russell T. Davies
    Ronald D. Moore
    Peter Jackson
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The Lodger Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The Lodger, which aired yesterday at 6:45. It gained the total of 4.6 million viewers, with 4.31 million on BBC One and 0.25 million on BBC HD. It was the fourth most watched of the day, behind England's first game in the World Cup, Argentina V Nigeria, and James Corden's World Cup Live. It's the 35th most watched programme of the of the week so far, with 22.3% of the days total audience.
Official ratings will be released in about 10 days.

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The Pandorica Opens TV Trailer

A new TV trailer for The Pandorica Opens is now being broadcast across BBC channels. It will air next Saturday on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:40pm. You can watch it below:





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The Pandorica Opens Trailer

The Lodger aired yesterday and had a new trailer for the next episode, The Pandorica Opens, which will be next Saturday, 19th June at 6:40pm.




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Friday, 11 June 2010

Doctor Who Confidential - Extra Time Clip

The BBC Official Doctor Who site is showing a hilarious clip from this weeks Doctor Who Confidential, Extra Time. It'll be on BBC Three and BBC HD right after Doctor Who tomorrow at 7:30.



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Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Big Bang Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 26 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 13 of series 5, The Big Bang. See here. It will be on Saturday, 26th June on BBC One and BBC HD.

The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars, as this series of Doctor Who concludes with an episode written by Steven Moffat.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.


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Cold Blood Official Ratings

BARB has released the official figures for Cold Blood. It had the official figure of 7.04 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.45 million people watched it on BBC HD making the total 7.49 million. It was the 9th most watched programme of the week.

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The Lodger Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to The Lodger and four new clips of it. Episode eleven will be on this Saturday at 6:45.







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SFX Teasers for The Lodger

SFX has released a list of teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, The Lodger. It will be on 12th June, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:45 pm. Click here.



1. The first line is very funny

2. A guest character from last week’s episode shows up a few times

3. There’s the first gay allusion this series (sort of)

4. The Doctor has more interesting adventures with food and drink

5. Matt Smith fans will be freeze-framing one particular revealing moment

6. A can of beer is opened at an important moment

7. The Doctor commits an act of physical violence, sort of…

8. A certain face shows up for the fourth time this series; another for a third; and others for a second time

9. There’s lots of witty dialogue

10. A regal couple put in an appearance

11. Amy discovers something

12. One of the most uttered phrases of series five comes up again

13. It’s the most unusual ever episode of Doctor Who Confidential!

14. It’s back

15. Someone says the G-word

16. There’s a monster’s hand in a drawer

17. The psychic paper serves several purposes

18. It’s rather a sweet love story and James Corden is actually quite likeable

19. Someone says, “I love you”

20. The Doctor is helped by some feline intuition


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Monday, 7 June 2010

Torchwood Series 4 Confirmed!

The fourth series of Torchwood has finally been confirmed, and will be made with a 3-way partnership with BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and the US Network, Starz Entertainment. It will broadcast globally, in Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America, and will not return to its 13 episode run or a 5-part storyline, but a 10 episode instalment. Russell T Davies will be the lead writer, working with Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will be returning, as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles, and there will be new characters to join Torchwood. The storylines themselves will partly be set in the US and other places around the world, for the first time. Read more about it on the Torchwood official site, here.

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Doctor Who Series 5 Volume 1 Out Now

Doctor Who Series 5, Volume 1 is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray. It is on DVD are available for the RRP of £15.99, and on Blur-Ray for the RRP of £19.99. It features the first three episode, 'The Eleventh Hour', 'The Beast Below' and 'Victory of the Daleks'.




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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for Vincent and the Doctor, which aired yesterday at 7:40. It gained the total of 5 million viewers, with 4.7 million on BBC One and 0.3 million on BBC HD. It's the 26th most watched programme of the of the week so far, with 29.4% of the days total audience.
Official ratings will be released in about 10 days.

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Lodger Trailer

Vincent and the Doctor aired today and had a new trailer for the next episode, The Lodger, which will be next Saturday, 12th June at 6:45pm.






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Series 5, Volume 2 DVD and Blu-Ray

The cover arts and information for Volume 2 of the Doctor Who Series 5 DVD and Blu-Ray's. The DVD is due to be released on the 5th of July, and the Blu-Ray version is due to be released on the 2nd of August, with the RRP of the DVD version is £15.99, and the RRP of the Blu-Ray version is £19.99. They feature the episodes 'The Time of Angels', 'Flesh and Stone', and 'The Vampires of Venice' and 'The Monster Files'.

Thanks to Blink for the cover!

A completely fresh look: bigger, better, more dramatic and shot in HD.

Matt Smith is the new Doctor, mercurial & energetic. Karen Gillan is Amy Pond the Doctor’s new smart & sassy assistant.

Written by BAFTA winner Steven Moffat – writer of landmark episodes including The Empty Child, Blink and Silence in the Library.

This volume release contains episodes 4 - 6 of the brand new series.
Episode 4 & 5 The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone
A Two part story, a crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead. River Song is back in the Doctor's life, and she's brought more trouble than even he can handle. The last Weeping Angel is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. Guest stars Alex Kingston and Iain Glen. Episode 6 Vampires in Venice

In Venice even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has sthe whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. There are blood drained corpes in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

SFX Teasers for Vincent and the Doctor

SFX has released a list of teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, Vincent and the Doctor. It will be on 5th June, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:40 pm. Click here.



1 In some ways it’s the most unusual Doctor Who ever episode ever – never has the show been less plot-lead and more character-led

2 It’s very, very emotional at times

3 Anyone expecting an out-and-out comedy from Richard Curtis will be surprised. This is about Van Gogh – it doesn’t shy away from depression and suicide. If anything, the episode is quite melancholy

4 The opening scene is a blinder

5 An ongoing gag about the TARDIS’s abilities won’t make any sense to people who don’t know the show inside-out

6 Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

7 There’s a glorious visual reference to the painting “Starry Night”

8 The Doctor makes a slip of the tongue

9 There’s some mutual sartorial appreciation going on

10 There’s a major story element that some will decry as a massive plot hole and others will embrace on a metaphorical level

11 The TARDIS is redecorated

12 Two former Doctors make an unexpected appearance (for one of them it’s their third appearance this year)


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The Pandorica Opens Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 25 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 12 of series 5, The Pandorica Opens. See here. It will be on Saturday, 19th June on BBC One and BBC HD.

The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica – which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos – is opening, as the time travelling drama continues. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?

The Pandorica Opens is written by Steven Moffat and stars Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.


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City of the Daleks Available Now!

The version released early was a test run. Click here to read more about it.

The first of the four free downloadable Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, City of the Daleks is available to download now in the UK. 2 days early. Click >>here<<.


The TARDIS materializes in 1963 to find the human race crushed by the Daleks. The Doctor embarks on a quest to the Dalek planet to correct time and save the last survivor of Humanity - Amy Pond!

This is your chance to be the Doctor.
Are you ready for the challenge?


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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with four new clips of Vincent and the Doctor. Episode nine will be on this Saturday at 6:40.








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The Hungry Earth Official Ratings

BARB has released the official figures for The Hungry Earth. It had the official figure of 6.01 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.48 million people watched it on BBC HD making the total 6.49 million. It was the 19th most watched programme of the week.

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