BBC America Announces More Panels For Comic Con International 2009

Fri, July 10th, 2009 at 8:32am PDT

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Official Press Release

As previously announced, in support of BBC AMERICA’s U.S. premiere of four Doctor Who Specials, the Doctor himself, David Tennant, will appear alongside writer/executive producer Russell T Davies at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. They will take part in a Doctor Who panel along with executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn, moderated by Los Angeles Times television critic, Robert Lloyd on Sunday July 26, 10:00-11:00am PT.

In addition, two autograph signings have just been added to the schedule with writer/executive producer Russell T Davies signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629) on Saturday July 25, 10:30-11:30am PT. He’ll also join executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn to sign in the official autograph area on Sunday, July 26, 12:00-1:00pm PT.

Also just added is a chance for fans to party alongside The Mighty Boosh cast with creators-stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, along with actors Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Dave Brown as they DJ the night away at Fourth and B (345 B Street) on Friday, July 24, 11:00pm. Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door and currently available at Ticketmaster and Club Box Office. Guests must be 21+ for admittance.

Earlier that day, The Mighty Boosh cast will be on stage to discuss the magical, bizarre and exciting world of The Boosh, Friday, July 24, 4:45-5:45pm and the following day is a newly added autograph signing session with the cast at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629) on Saturday, July 25, 4:30-5:30pm PT.

BBC AMERICA’s highest rated show ever, Torchwood will have just completed the five-part special, Children of Earth. The show makes a return visit to Comic-Con with a panel featuring star John Barrowman, writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn, moderated by Rich Sands, senior editor at TV Guide and tvguidemagazine.com on Sunday July 26, 2:15-3:45pm PT.

As part of the same panel, Sunday July 26, 2:15-3:45pm PT, catch the talent from BBC AMERICA’s most buzzed about new sci fi drama, Being Human. Creator and writer, Toby Whithouse, plus lead actors Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner, talk about the inspiration for the show and what it’s like to play three twenty-somethings with secret double-lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. All four panelists will be signing exclusively at the BBC AMERICA booth, Saturday July 25, 3:00-4:00pm PT.

BBC AMERICA COMIC-CON PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

*** Additions

Friday, July 24
4:45-5:45pm The Mighty Boosh: creators-stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding along with actors Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Dave Brown will be on stage to discuss the magical, bizarre and exciting world of The Boosh, currently airing on Adult Swim and released on DVD by the BBC two days before the convention begins. The San Jose Mercury News describes the show as “an acid-trip fantasy-comedy [that] is seriously deranged and seriously funny.” Room 6A

*** 11:00pm The Mighty Boosh: The Mighty Boosh Bash hosted by creators-stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding along with actors Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Dave Brown featuring a full cast DJ set. Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door and currently available at Ticketmaster and Club Box Office. Guests must be 21+ for admittance. Fourth and B, 345 B Street.

Saturday, July 25
*** 10:30-11:30am Doctor Who/Torchwood: writer/executive producer Russell T Davies signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

3:00-4:00pm Being Human: creator Toby Whithouse and actors Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

*** 4:30-5:30pm The Mighty Boosh: creators-stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding along with actors Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Dave Brown signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

7:30-10:00pm Torchwood/Doctor Who: Key talent from both shows introduce the last episode of the five part series Torchwood: Children of Earth and an advance viewing of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, the first of four specials starring David Tennant. Room 6A

Sunday, July 26
10:00-11:00am Doctor Who: actor David Tennant, writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, director Euros Lyn and executive producer Julie Gardner discuss their creative process and experiences working on BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

*** 12:00-1:00pm Doctor Who: writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, director Euros Lyn and executive producer Julie Gardner signing in autograph area 8. Line ticket drawing to be held 9:30am in the autograph area.

2:15-3:45pm Being Human/Torchwood: Being Human creator Toby Whithouse and cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner, are on stage to give an inside look at BBC AMERICA’s U.S. premiere sci-fi drama about the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. Following that actor John Barrowman, creator/writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn talk about the making of the epic five-night television event Torchwood: Children of Earth as well as take questions from the fans. Ballroom 20

About BBC Worldwide, America:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Rhode Island. The business brings together the seven core BBC Worldwide divisions: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Global Brands, Digital Media, Home Entertainment & Magazines. The highly acclaimed cable channel BBC America, now available in 64 million homes, and the smash hit Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions are among the key brands in the region.

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