Tuesday, 9 July 2013

John Barrowman Roundup

Quite a lot of news about John Barrowman lately, though we've already mentioned his marriage to long-time partner Scott Gill. His new fantasy novel Bone Quill (cowritten with his sister Carole E Barrowman) comes out in the US today; the publishers have already asked for at least one more sequel. It comes out just in time for them to sign copies of it for the San Diego Comic Con. ITV1 breakfast show Daybreak interviewed him this morning.

Bits n' pieces from this chat are showing up all over the Internet; Contact Music excerpted the discussion of his wedding, while the Radio Times picked up on his comments about a female Doctor.  “We’ve had great guys playing the role. The character of River Song was so popular in the last part of the series and it was such an impact, why shouldn’t we have a female doctor...Give it a whirl, if it doesn’t work she can always regenerate, she can always regenerate back to a man - I’ve been there, I’ve watched them do it.” Digital Spy has some info on two new shows he has lined up, ABC song programme Sing Your Face Off and BBC One show Pressure Pad. The latter is described on Barrowman's website thus: "Produced by independent production company, 12 Yard, and consisting of 25 hour-long episodes, Pressure Pad is set in a quizzing amphitheatre, featuring an under-floor high-res LED screen that puts the players under constant pressure. In today's press release, John Barrowman said "Pressure Pad is dramatic, edge of your seat entertainment with a stunning high-tech set. I can't wait to be part of this fantastic quiz show and bring it into your living rooms this Autumn"." They're having auditions if you'd like to apply. Finally, Jo Whiley had Barrowman as a guest for the "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" BBC Radio 2 show: you can listen to the whole show for the next week here.

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