The Woman Who Came to Dinner

As most of you are aware, we are a very mixed Forum and Website – yes we are all about Torchwood and Doctor Who, but we are about much more than that.

We are also about supporting all the actors/crew who have been involved with these shows over time, as well as other shows/movies that have grabbed our attention.

Ben Loyd-Holmes has been involved with many projects since TW Children of Earth. One of them is the upcoming movie “The Expedition” – he has introduced us to some wonderful cast members of The Expedition Movie including the lovely Angela Peters, who is now based in the UK.

Angela is involved in another upcoming project and we share this info with you below -

The Woman Who Came to Dinner is the latest feature coming out in London with our very own Australian actress Angela Peters, from Channel Seven’s series ‘Queensland’s Best Living’. Angela plays the mysterious Catherine, who arrives at a house for a two person dinner with more than a few secrets. Andrew Hillier, playing Paul, is a lonely unassuming guy who doesn’t know what’s coming. He will soon discover dinner isn’t just an entrée and main event.

The director Jamie Benyon grew the piece and concept out of impulse. Determined to make his debut feature away from typically cliché style choices, he instead took inspiration from Ben Wheatley’s Down Terrace as well as Paul Thomas Anderson, to create a two hander where the characters are introduced to a dinner surrounding immediately with the audience having no idea of their backstory. All they have are two strangers engaging in a conversation. He collaborated with his long term film partner Ben Thomas and began writing the piece in June 2013.

The small apartment has been the haven for the team working over the course of just under two weeks to bring together the story. Sound engineer, Craig Collis spoke of the challenges of creating surprise and interest when all you have is an empty room. Both the director and sound engineer had worked together on previous short films and were looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate on a bigger production.

Angela spoke of her excitement about being involved in such an intimate piece where the characters they create must engage an audience for a full seventy plus minutes. “It was so wonderful working with such a young director who knows exactly what he is looking for cinematically and story-wise. I enjoyed the challenges of playing the multi layered character”.

The Woman Who Came to Dinner is due for release this UK Autumn, 2014.

We are all looking forward to seeing Angela in this new project as well as The Expedition Movie.

If you want more info about “The Woman Who Came to Dinner”, please refer to IMDB…

Happy Birthday Colin!

We at Torchwood Australia wanted to share with you, a Facebook page we recently discovered …

There is a boy in the US who has a birthday coming up soon, in March. His name is Colin and his Mother created this Facebook page for him -

She has written a beautiful post which is pinned at the top of that page, and I will share that with you, to give you an idea about the page -

“I am Colin’s mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin’s disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don’t like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn’t a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.”

Now we’ve discovered a few things about Colin along the way; things like he is a sensitive and loving lad (that much is obvious in some of the videos his Mother has shared with us), and a biggy we found out was that he is a DOCTOR WHO FAN – WOO HOO….so of course, being fellow Whovians, we would love to see more people like his page, and leave birthday wishes etc on the page for him.

There have been 2 Million people worldwide like his page, and with over 2 weeks yet to go until his birthday, it wouldn’t surprise us if he hits the 3 Million mark.

So please go check out his page, and perhaps like it, read through some of the posts, and leave your special message for Colin.

I think it will take him ’til his 12th birthday, to read all his messages, and all the cards that he is being sent.

Cheers guys! :)

Update on Liam’s dream…

Hello there,

Well I’m happy to advise that Liam’s dream (as per initial post below) is soon to become a reality.

Thanks to some very generous donors, Liam and his Mum are attending the Melbourne Whoniverse Event, and will be meeting Matt Smith during photo ops and autograph sessions.

Thank you to all and sundry that have made this happen, and who have also been supporting Liam’s Facebook page.

You all rock!

Can we help Liam fulfil his dream?

Hello to all our Whovian folks,

There is an amazing event being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth during early March, with guests announced being Matt Smith / Karen Gillan / Arthur Darvill.

As you can imagine this has sparked some excited chatter amongst Whovians wanting to go to this event, which is being promoted/hosted by The Hub Productions.

We’ve had a Facebook page brought to our attention, in relation to a young boy by the name of Liam.

Refer here for more info >>>

Now Liam would love to meet Matt Smith in person, when Matt attends the Hub Productions event in Melbourne. But the cost is rather considerable, for just Liam and say his Mum to go.

That said, by starting that page, his Mum was NOT asking for donations. She wanted to spread the word and try to somehow make this happen for her child.

Liam has had rather a rocky road in his short life, due to health issues, and “Doctor Who” has really been amazing medicine for this young lad; his Mother has shared just how much of an impact DW has had on Liam.

Her desire is that we all share the Facebook page with all and sundry, get the word spread all over, and see if we can make Liam’s dream a reality.

I know there are MANY deserving kids out there, but this story has really touched my heart, particularly since Liam has really come along in leaps and bounds due to DW.

Please endeavour to like Liam’s page and share with everyone on Facebook, Twitter, wherever you normally hang out for your social media tasks.

Also, if you are wanting more information about the event itself, please go to the Hub Productions website >>>

Cheers, Ruthy.

Happy New Year

Hello all our Torchwood and Whovian friends,

We wish you all a brilliant 2014!

We have put quite a major post update here for your info -

This will fill you in on what is going on at the Forum over the course of the coming year, and what we need from you in relation to Feedback etc.

Remember that joining the Forum as a registered member is free, and there are some great exclusives available for Forum Members only.

All the best!

Christmas 2013 :-)

Hello to our Website Visitors, Forum Members and Guests,

We take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and safe Christmas, and many blessings for the coming year.

We hope you have enjoyed spending some time on our website and forum, particularly during our DW 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Also, our Forum Christmas Comps have gone live … Forum members can access the comps here >>>

We hope you enjoy what we’ve prepared for you.

Remember that joining the Forum as a registered member is free, and there are some great exclusives available for Forum Members only.

All the best!

Santa

Latest updates for you …

I sent out another update email to the TA Forum members, and thought I would share all the info here on our main page as well…

That said, please remember that certain links etc can only be viewed by TA Forum members.

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Hello everyone,

Well I’ve made it safely back to Australia after an incredible two weeks in the UK, celebrating the DW 50th Anniversary.

I will at some stage soon (I hope) be uploading a report of the event plus oodles of photos….it was just so much fun and sharing it with so many fans from all over the world was awesome!

For your info -

The final DW 50th Anniv Comp has been uploaded and also prizes have been announced for it –

Check out that thread for the details. These last monthly comps close on Sunday, so be quick if you are wanting to enter.

If you wish to comment on our Ep/s of the month club, please check out this thread for the info -

I am yet to comment on recent choices, and have the last three eps chosen to comment on…I watched those whilst in the UK.

Irishangel set a wonderful writing challenge for November –

Perhaps our writers would like to take a look and post there before we get into the silly season.

At some stage next week, we will be starting our Christmas celebrations, that means events, things to do, and of course our Christmas comps and prizes….an email will be sent to you with details or a link to the relevant thread containing all the details for you.

I think once we hit Christmas, the moderation team will be taking a well deserved rest – it has been a hell of a year all round, including such a huge one for DW….

Thanks for joining us over this amazing year of DW and more!

Cheers,
Evil Ruthy!

Loads AND Loads of updates……..

I just sent this massive email to the TA Forum members, and thought I would share all this news here on our main page as well…

That said, please remember that certain links etc can only be viewed by TA Forum members.

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Hello everyone,

Well we felt we’d better give everyone a head’s up as there seems to be loads going on and coming up, especially with the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary approaching fast.

1. DW 50th Anniversary October Comps – we have opened this thread here >>>

and I will say, the prize is utterly gorge! In fact, I’d even be bold enough to say that all or most Whovians would love one of these! This is a beautiful prize so get participating in the monthly comps for your chance to win this. November comps will be extra special too, being our final month of Anniversary comps, and the prize will include merchandise from the official 50th Anniversary Convention being held in London.

2. We have two awesome episodes nominated for our Ep of the Month Club – make sure you check those out before we head into November for our Matt Smith tribute >>>

3. Irish has opened a magic writing challenge for October, dedicated to TEN!

Have a go at contributing to this month’s writing challenge. Open to all members!

4. We are HOPING to have a very Special Who Guest join us for a live Q&A prior to the 50th Anniversary – if we can get this organised, you will be the first to know about it. Stay tuned for that!

5. Our ABC network in Australia really is getting into the 50th Anniversary spirit – if you check out this thread for the latter posts, you will see the ABC media releases I have uploaded there >>>

6. Torchwood in Australia – the lovely Channel Eleven have been revisiting our beloved Torchwood – they are currently up to S2 Ep 7 Dead Man Walking, which will be shown this Monday night. Plus they have the two previous eps on their catch up video on the internet. Certainly wonderful to see Torchwood on our telly boxes!

7. Torchwood in the UK – a Torchwood Con is occurring in the UK in April 2014 – more here >>>

They had announced recently that Burn Gorman would also be there, but he has since cancelled unfortunately.

8. In baby news :) Eve Myles is expecting again – yay…..a sibling is on its way for Matilda. Also, John Barrowman has become a great uncle, with Clare having given birth to a bouncing baby boy.

9. TA – December – of course December wouldn’t be December without Christmas comps – these will be announced in the early part of December, plus a few Christmas activities as well. So yes folks we are pretty busy right up until the end of this year!

10. Public Interviews – not long ago we uploaded the Expedition Movie interviews, and they are a really good read – check them out here >>>

They now only have a few short hours to smash their campaign total of 5000 GBP, so if you are wanting one of their wonderful perks, check out the campaign here but be very very quick!

Finally, your fearless leader is off to the UK in November for a couple of weeks; included activities of course are the DW 50th Anniversary Con weekend in London, and viewing the 50th Anniversary episode somewhere along the line, PLUS I’ve managed to get a ticket to see David Tennant in Richard II at Stratford-Upon-Avon – very much looking forward to that.

So folks, if you haven’t visited the Forum for awhile, I suggest you come over and check it out, especially our latest comp thread and beautiful prize up for grabs.

Take care all.

Evil Ruthy….

Interview with The Expedition Movie Team

We are happy to announce that we have now uploaded a fabulous interview with two of the guys from The Expedition Movie.

We have made this a ‘public’ interview, so ALL members and guests can read this one.

Thank you so much to Ben Loyd-Holmes and Adam Spinks for joining us for this interview.

Check out the TA Forum to view the published interview.

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Anyone wanting to support the project should head over to

There you will find an incredible list of perks that you can make your own – get involved, be a part of this amazing project!!!

Poster provided by The Expedition Movie Team

(In case you are wondering, the reason behind Torchwood Australia supporting this project? Well we have ALWAYS supported new projects that Torchwood Cast Members become involved in, and since Ben is a CoE Cast Member, of course we will happily support this project for him. Plus we really believe it is a great opportunity to get involved with something exciting and original.)

Our Interview with Joseph Lidster

It has been awhile since we’ve uploaded an interview for you.

Well we are happy to advise that we have now uploaded an interview that Joseph Lidster completed recently for us.

It is a fascinating interview and we’re sure you will very much enjoy reading it.

Check out the TA Forum to view the published interview.

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We send a massive thank you to Joe for joining Torchwood Australia for this interview – your participation is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Photo taken by lharkness2009