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"Switch is an upbeat, funny drama about four young witches trying to make their way in the big city. They want to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers' old-fashioned rituals. But modern life presents serious problems, and our girls can't help casting the occasional spell to try to sort things out..."Laura Mackie, ITV Drama:
"Switch is a contemporary series about friendship with a spell-binding twist. Chloe [Moss] and Tim [Price] have created four fun-loving, free-spirited characters."What do you make of this news? ITV are probably after Secret Diary-meets-Being Human, but will they get it? Witches have had a rough time on television just lately, too: The Witches Of Eastwick television show was swiftly cancelled, the witchcraft element of True Blood's fourth season was of mixed success, and The Secret Circle hasn't been the runaway hit The CW expected it to be.
What is the name of the high school where Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil takes place?The correct answer was (a) Crowley High. Of the correct answers received, the winner (chosen using random.org) was Pam Reynolds. Congratulations, Pam! I will be in touch with you later today to arrange delivery of your prize. Thanks to everyone else who entered this contest. Better luck next time!
a. Crowley High
b. Crowton High
c. Crowhill High
"Neil Cross is a visionary and we are huge fans of his stellar work on Luther. We look forward to working with him to create a big, broadcast network hit."Cross has already agreed to write a Day Of The Triffids remake for Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), having just finished Mama for Guillermo Del Toro (about a couple raising their nieces who were left alone in a forest for years), polished the script of Del Toro's monster movie Pacific Rim, and penning Midnight Delivery (about a father who accepts work as a "drug mule" to save his son's life).
Jessie J. I have a lot of respect for a woman who chooses to wear funky ironing board covers. #TheVoiceUKFollow me on Twitter @danowen79.
Audience members: spoil everything by bringing mirrors to the studio recordings. #TheVoiceUK
Can't wait for #XFactor's response to #TheVoiceUK's super-group moment. Cowell on guitar? Louis on bongo drums?
So, basically, #TheVoiceUK is the perfect RADIO concept.
So far, coaches turn around if (a) you sing a song of theirs, or (b) a coach thinks you sound like THEM. #TheVoiceUK
The last time a chair spun round like this on British TV it contained Patrick McGoohan in a monkey mask. #TheVoiceUK #Prisoner
Forget the chairs, this show needs trapdoors. #TheVoiceUK
I thought Tom Jones had fallen asleep in his chair for a second. Guy's old. #TheVoiceUK
Why are Holly and Reggie even here? Less screen presence than Steve Jones on #XFactorUSA! Oh dear #TheVoiceUK.
I think I took #TheVoiceUK's concept too seriously. I spent most of the show sat on my sofa, facing the other direction.
Unless there's a hairy man running in slow motion, or a stripper, what is Carmen Electra doing on #BGT?
Simon Cowell makes most of his decisions with his dick. How else do you explain BAYWATCH's Carmen Electra as a guest-judge of talent?! #BGT
The look on Alesha Dixon's face, knowing she had to judge some ballroom dancing without first sneaking a glance at Len Goodman's notes! #BGT
Still boggles my mind that Amanda Holden's on #BGT, judging talent. She must have been Cowell's '90s crush. Sinitta, 80s; Cheryl Cole 00s.
What is the name of the high school where Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil takes place?Email your answer to me, with "Todd Competition" in the subject header. I will choose a random winner from all the correct entries received. This competition is subject to the usual Terms & Conditions. The closing date for entries is 26 March @5PM (GMT).
a. Crowley High
b. Crowton High
c. Crowhill High
"I first went in before Christmas for a meeting with casting director Andy Pryor and then got called back for another meeting with Matt [Smith]. I just had an enormous amount of fun in the room, played around with loads of different ideas, got loads of things thrown at me--it was great. Matt was in the audition with me and he made me feel like we were both in it together, which was lovely. And I just left the room on a massive high, with a feeling of, 'This would be great to do day-in, day-out, on set, together with Matt'.Steven Moffat, executive-producer:
It just felt very spontaneous and fun, and you didn't know where it was going to go next, and we were both playing around. [Then] I went back in for another meeting after and I was excited to get back into the audition--I've never been so excited to go to an audition before!
"[The script] was called 'Men On Waves' and I knew Karen Gillan said hers was an anagram [of companion] 'Panic Moon' so I spent ages trying to figure it out, and I found out this morning that the anagram was 'Woman Seven'."
"We did see a lot of brilliant actresses, because Andy Pryor is a brilliant casting director. There was a moment I remember, I think it was the second time she came in. She and Matt were together and they both looked frightened, doing a Doctor Who scene, it was brilliant.Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC1:
"And then the fact that - which we're going to play a lot with - I think she's possibly the only person I've ever heard go faster than Matt. It was the first time we were going, 'My God, Matt's trying to keep up!'--it came to life as a partnership. We were so excited."
"As we approach Doctor Who's 50th anniversary it's great to welcome a new companion to the TARDIS. I feel confident the Doctor will look after her in his own very unique style."And here's a video of Coleman being interviewed about the role:
"This time we're moving closer to stand-alone stories. At this point, we're not planning any two-parters. So, every week is going to be like a different mad movie. We went quite 'arc' last time and we're going stand-alone this time around. But that doesn't mean that there aren't those things creeping in. You've got to find a way to make the last episode special, and by God that worked ratings-wise last year. We don't want to abandon that idea. Watch out for the title of episode two. I think that's a belter. It's one of my favourite titles ever."