You’ve been a teacher as well as a wrestler, is that something you find more fulfilling or is it just different?
I’ve been a teacher for a lot of years now and I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always said that I think my legacy in wrestling is probably going to be more the people that I’ve trained. And, you know, it means just as much to me as my own success when I see all of them succeeding.
You did it with the WWE [on Tough Enough] and you’ve done it with TNA with the UK one [British Boot Camp] as well.
Yeah I’ve done it with the TNA, we had a developmental system that I created and turned out Jessy Godderz and Spud and some of the others. And then prior to WWE I had my own school for several years and now I’ve got another academy here, in London actually, that I’ve opened up and worked again in association with TNA.
While at Glasgow Film and Comic Con we got the chance to catch up with former ICW World Champion, TNA regular and River City star Grado.
Before he took a temporary hiatus Eddie took the chance to talk to Kill the Moon writer Peter Harness about his upcoming S9 Zygon two parter.
How did you go from being someone who wrote to a professional writer? (more…)
This week the Doctor and Clara must train a useless band of Vikings to defend themselves against the galaxy’s most deadly army. Their death is assured. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with the fate of a single Viking girl?
Are you a fan of Doctor Who?
“When Doctor Who came back on television a lot of my male friends were really excited. I didn’t know much about it, but I watched a couple of seasons with David Tennant as the Doctor. And since I’ve been here, I’ve been questioning Jenna – why are you in a space suit?, what’s going on here?, have we met this person before?, does this link back to a previous episode? – anything I can find out. It has been really exciting working on it and I’m so glad to be a part of it now.
An Audience With Jimmy Savile
Interview With Jonathan Maitland
by Eddie McGuigan
Jonathan Maitland is known to television viewers in Britain primarily as a journalist of note. He’s worked and presented programmes such as Watchdog and Tonight along with the BAFTA nominated series House of Horrors for ITV. But he’s also a fiction writer of some acclaim too, writing comedy sketches with and for Chris Morris and Rory Bremner along the critically successful play Dead Sheep, about the Geoffrey Howe speech which ultimately led to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s downfall. It’s with former collaborator and impressionist Alistair McGowan who he teams up with now for his latest work, a highly controversial play entitled An Audience With Jimmy Savile, charting how, whilst the glitterati of Britain lauded and knighted Savile, he was getting away with the most heinous of crimes right under the establishment’s nose. With Savile’s tenuous connection to Doctor Who with his frequent forays into its publicity in his show Jim’ll Fix It, I thought Who fans might be interested in the motivation behind this play, so spoke to Jonathan about what I believe is an important and worthy piece of writing:
Familiar to Doctor Who fans as Dorium Maldovar, Simon Fisher-Becker is currently touring with his one-man show “My Dalek Has a Puncture”, which comes to The Lost Theatre in Stockwell on Sunday August 3rd.
I was lucky enough to talk to Simon about the show, and how six lines and blue make-up provided his big break.
Details on the show, including all the tour locations and dates can be found on Simon’s website at
and the interview can be found on our podcast site by clicking here.