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Issue #227 • ships from Apr 2 2008
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Cover Feature:
Doctor Who (2000s)

• Director James Strong reveals how the opening episode of the new season showcases the biggest stunt sequence the show has done so far and an army of the the weirdest aliens yet, and considers directing his fourth leading lady on the show so far as Catherine Tate returns as Donna Noble…

Exclusive Interviews...

Paul McGilllionStargate Atlantis
• The fans demanded it, and the producers delivered! Actor Paul McGilllion discusses his return as the much-loved Dr Carson Beckett returns from the dead at the close of Season 4…

Austin GreenTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
• We talk to the former Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green, and then he and producer Josh Friedman look ahead to Season 2

Flying RaptorBattlestar Galactica (2000s)
• Special effects supervisor Andrew Chamberlayne exposes the explosive spectacles in Season 4, and reveals the problems making a Viper fly…

• Actor AJ Buckley reveals how he’s made the shift from guest star to regular member of the New York team… and gained a girlfriend in the process!


Ghost Whisperer
• Star Jennifer Love Hewitt reflects on the changes her psychic character Melinda Gordon underwent in Season 2, as personal tragedy ate away at her innocence and forced her to accept the responsibilities that come with her gift


Primetime Canterbury’s Law
ER star Juliana Margulies returns to the small screen as an unconventional lawyer – one who’s willing to twist the law for the sake of her clients, and to find her missing child

Deep Thought
• The big issues of the moment assessed: This issue, we wonder why we accept the gay jibes of Gene Hunt, the intolerant 1980s cop of Ashes to Ashes, as period detail, but would be shocked if he was realistically racist.

• As the 1960s draw to a close in our ongoing history of television, we welcome a cop show with a straight-forward approach that would keep it running right through the 1970s, Hawaii Five-O.

TV Reviews – 40+ episodes reviewed!
  • Best to worst (Marks out of 10)
  • Torchwood Season 2
    B6 Reset (10)
    B8 A Day in the Death (10)
    B5 Adam (8)
    B7 Dead Man Walking (8)
    B10 From Out of the Rain (8)
    B9 Something Borrowed (7)

  • Ashes to Ashes Season 1
    A04 (10)
    A06 (9)
    A03 (8)
    A05 (7)

  • Primeval Season 2 Season Finale
    B6 (9)
    B7 (7)

  • Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic Mini-series Première
    2 The Light Fantastic (9)
    1 The Colour of Magic (7)

  • Reaper Season 1
    A11 Hungry for Fame (8)

  • Jericho Season 2
    B4 Oversight (8)
    B5 Termination for Cause (7)

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 1 Season Finale
    A7 The Demon Hand (8)
    A8 Vick’s Chip (7)
    A9 What He Beheld (7)

  • Lost Season 4
    D4 Eggtown (8)
    D5 The Constant (8)
    D7 Ji Yeon (7)
    D6 The Other Woman (6)

  • Chuck Season 1 Season Finale
    A13 Chuck versus the Marlin (8)
    A12 Chuck versus the Undercover Lover (6)

  • Supernatural Season 3
    C11 Mystery Spot (8)
    C12 Jus in Bello (6)

  • New Amsterdam Season 1 New Series
    A2 Golden Boy (8)
    A1 Pilot (5)
    A3 Soldier’s Heart (5)

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 4 Season Finale
    D20 The Last Man (8)
    D16 Trio (7)
    D17 Midway (7)
    D18 The Kindred, Part One (7)
    D19 The Kindred, Part Two (6)
    D15 Outcast (4)

  • Stargate SG-1 DVD Movie Première
    The Ark of Truth (6)

  • Medium
    D5 Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble (5)
    D6 Aftertaste (5)

  • Smallville Season 7
    G13 Hero (5)

  • Tomorrow Today – Radio
    Season 2 (5)

Merchandise Reviews
  • Doctor Who
    The Condemned (CD) (9)
    Black Orchid (DVD) (6)
    The Bride of Peladon (CD) (4)

  • Smuggler
    The Complete Series (DVD) (8)

  • Torchwood
    Something in the Water (h/bk) (7)
    The Twilight Streets (h/bk) (7)
    Trace Memory (h/bk) (6)

TV Focus
  • Our pick of what's to watch and hear on TV and radio from 2nd to 30th April 2008

Readers' Forum
  • Your views, your say. Send your comments for our letters page (with the Subject: "Letter to the Editor") to: [email protected]

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2008. Not for reproduction

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