John’s Newsround – 14/03/05 News Posted by John Hoare on 14th March 2005, 01:38 Firstly, a catch-up from the week before; the expected VI wallpaper (probably my least favourite, but it does work as a DVD cover) and the expected VI quiz. Let’s have a go… …16/20? Cretin. VII and VIII interviews, then. That list in full: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Chloë Annett, Mac McDonald, Graham McTavish, David Gillespie, Gary Martin, Nicky Leatherbarrow, Ed Bye, Paul Alexander, Peter Tyler, Mike Tucker, Bill Pearson, Chris Veale, Howard Burden, and Jo Bennett. Excellent. A few notes: “Chris Veale…gave his own perspective on the controversial Series VII effects, a key aspect of the documentary” and “Peter Tyler… many fans may be aware that Pete found himself at the centre of much of the Series VII effects controversy, and his contribution will prove invaluable in getting a balanced version of the story” – EXCELLENT. “Paul Bradley, Jake Wood and Ken Morley… were approached, but to no avail” – silly people. “we eagerly await Doug Naylor’s return for his own interview” – ah, his return from Australia. Movie funding. I’m getting excited again. Sigh. Compare and contrast. Who is the best at playing with cameras and booms? I’m not keen on a lot of VII and VIII; but this really will be worth buying for the extras, regardless of what you think of the main feature. Because, like the Juliet May saga, it appears GNP are tackling issues head on. I expect we’ll also hear from Doug what he thought of some of the reactions to the two series, which will be great. Oh, the American release of V and VI. Bastard exclusive trading cards want them. There’s also some interesting news about some TV spots for the releases, which will also be online this week. Lovely. Now, any Australians who recorded the ad that aired in their country fancy encoding it and sending us a copy? And finally, there’s stuff about a Comic Relief Auction; you still have time to bid for Hattie’s Potato Print, Norm’s Potato Print, and Mac McDonald’s Potato Print. You lucky people.