Monday, 5 September 2016
A Class Image
Well, it's been 8 months since I last posted something about anything remotely new Who. The latest Doctor Who spin-off series, set in Coal Hill School, Class has just finished filming in the last week. We still know very little about it, save that it is about a bunch of teenagers, and it does have to have some links to the parent series other than the school they attend. Just what will those links be? A cameo from the Doctor or Clara perhaps to get it launched? Aliens or other characters from Doctor Who to guest? If it is just the name of the school, I'll be terribly disappointed.
Personally, I'd like to see the school's Chairman of the Board of Governors make an appearance. That's right - a certain Ian Chesterton. I've never understood why Moffat never gave William Russell a cameo when he'd based Clara at the school for the last two series.
Class should be launching later this year, on BBC 3, which is now on-line only - but a number of BBC 3 shows have been getting screenings straight away on other BBC channels. Each episode of the most recent series of Cuckoo was shown on BBC 2 within a week of its BBC 3 debut, for instance.
Talking of spin-offs, time to bring back Torchwood I say. Barrowman's desperate to do it, and let's not forget who is about to take over showrunner duties on Doctor Who - just the guy who produced those early TW episodes.