Yesterday was Doctor Who’s birthday and, to celebrate, a newly-reconstructed version of missing serial Shada was released by the BBC. As Designated Media Gimp for DWAS I did fifteen radio interviews with various local BBC radio stations this afternoon, saying basically the same phrases fifteen times to a variety of regional accents.
My reward for putting up with this nonsense* was that tonight I got to go on BBC News – not Sky this time, the REAL news – and chat about the release.
Two things about this recording:
1) I have no idea what the reporter is talking about right at the start, but I kept it in because I like to imagine she’s killed another presenter and hidden her in the Broom Cupboard with the corpse of Gordon the Gopher.
2) When I got on to Skype the assistant asked me if the Paul Kidby Death behind me was freestanding. “Yes,” I said, “shall I get rid of him?” The assistant said he’d speak to the director. When he got back to me he said “Can you bring it closer so we can see it?”
*I jest, it was really good fun