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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 343

The cover and details of this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Doctor Who Adventures magazine shows readers how to make the perfect monster egg for Easter. You’ll be able to scare your mates with a rotton Zygon egg or a cracking Weeping Angel. Or perhaps you’d prefer to make a Dal-egg to egg-sterminate your enemies?

The team has come up with some eggs-cellent designs to inspire young Doctor Who fans during the holidays - and want to see what readers come up with. So, hard-boil some eggs and check out the latest issue, out now!

You’ll also find:
  • Fun with the Alien Babies!
  • Pictures from filming the new series.
  • Strax’s guide to the Daleks.
  • Remember the Scarecrows? Find out all their secrets!
  • Learn how to draw the Doctor.
  • Win loads of cool things!
  • A pull-out puzzle section.
  • Behind the scenes on The Name of the Doctor.
  • An exciting comic strip featuring an unseen adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara.
  • All this, plus 3 posters and loads of monster fun…

Issue 343 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 22nd April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Series 8 - Ben Miller to Star in Episode by Mark Gatiss

The BBC have confirmed that another actor is to guest star in the next series of Doctor Who in an episode written by Mark Gatiss, read on for further details:

Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."

Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.

Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: "Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the Tardis, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"

Other familiar faces confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will air on BBC One later this year, include Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.

Filming for Gatiss's episode begins soon. Doctor Who will return to screens this Autumn to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 472

The cover and details of this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine:

Paul McGann talks about life after being the Eighth Doctor in the new edition of Doctor Who magazine.

"You know what? I don't expect ever to be involved again. But I expect I'll be surprised one day by something. That's what Doctor Who's about. I expect to be surprised..."

  • DWM goes behind the scenes and talks exclusively with Jamie Payne, who directed the recent episodes Hide and The Time of the Doctor
  • John Levene recalls his time playing Cybermen, Yeti and UNIT regular Benton in an in-depth interview
  • Master model-makers Mike Tucker and his team reveal their experiences of providing visual effects for 21st-century Doctor Who
  • Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions
  • A detailed look at The Fact of Fiction of the 1982 Fifth Doctor adventure Time-Flight
  • The Blood of Azrael - The Doctor and Clara in the third part of their latest comic strip adventure
  • The Time Team take a trip to the Planet of the Ood
  • Jacqueline Rayner casts a critical eye over the Twelfth Doctor's choice of apparel in Relative Dimensions
  • The Watcher ponders how Doctor Who companions sometimes know things that they ought not to know, and embarrasses another supporting artiste in Wotcha!
  • Reviews of the latest DVDs, CDs and books
  • Competitions, puzzles and more!

Issue 472 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 30th April priced £4.75 per copy.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Doctor Who Experience - Easter Treats

The Doctor Who Experience has announced that set of new activities and prop installations will be added to the walking tour this Easter, read on for further details:

Easter Treats at the Doctor Who Experience
  • Brand new props installed
  • A Monster Family Day Out on Wednesday 16th April
  • Walking Tours re-launch for 2014

The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay celebrates the Easter holiday with a host of activities and new prop installations this month.

The popular official walking tours of Cardiff Bay will return on Good Friday (18th April), running throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. The tours will also run on 26th and 27th April. Groups are guided by an official Doctor Who Experience host, taking in some of the most recognisable sights in Cardiff Bay where much of the series is filmed. Tours last up to 90 minutes, starting and finishing at the attraction. Tickets can be booked from 10 April from the Doctor Who Experience box office.

On Wednesday 16th April, the Experience will also host A Monster Family Day Out. The activity packed day will include:
  • Millennium FX workshops throughout the day, including talks and demonstrations on how they create the monsters of Doctor Who, practical workshops and advice for those wanting to get into the industry.
  • Vortex Challenge - runaround style game testing your knowledge of the world’s most famous Time Lord. Hosted by Doctor Who writer Cavan Scott.
  • Monster Mash creative workshop, also with Cavan Scott.
  • Miniature workshop hosted by award-winning special effects expert Mike Tucker.
  • Photo opportunity on the Silence Spaceship with a real-life Silent.
  • Eggs-terminate Station - design your own Doctor Who egg.
  • Surprise appearances throughout the day.

For those fans who aren’t able to make it to the Monster Family Day Out, the Doctor Who Experience will be alive with activity over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Special guest Shaun Williams will be showing off his skills as storyboard artist for Doctor Who Adventures on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a special Easter egg hunt as well as an eggs-terminate station.

A selection of brand new props will also be installed. The new selection will include an exclusive 50th anniversary collection of handprints, collected throughout 2013. Joining the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s hands, already cemented in Doctor Who Experience history, will be those of Paul McGann, Billie Piper, John Hurt, David Tennant, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison, Paul McGann, Jenna Coleman and many more from the classic era of the show.

Also to be installed at the Experience will be a dedicated prop display from the entire Series 7, including props from the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor and other landmark episodes such as The Time of the Doctor (Matt Smith’s farewell) and Asylum of the Daleks (Jenna Coleman’s first appearance). These fantastic monster-filled extra activities come free of charge with a valid Doctor Who Experience ticket.

More information of these new activies from the Doctor Who Experience can be found here on their website.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Series 8 - Tom Riley to Star in Episode by Mark Gatiss

The BBC have confirmed that Tom Riley is to star in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who from the next series, read on for further details:

We can confirm that Tom Riley will appear in the new series of Doctor Who, starring in an adventure written by Mark Gatiss.

Tom’s previous credits include Inspector Lewis, the hit comedy Twenty Twelve and Monroe. He played Dave Beethoven in the BBC’s Freezing, starred opposite David Tennant in St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and recently won plaudits for his portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci in Da Vinci’s Demons. Filming on his Doctor Who episode begins soon.

Mark Gatiss needs no introduction to Doctor Who fans having written many previous episodes including The Unquiet Dead, Cold War and The Crimson Horror. He also wrote and was an executive producer on the acclaimed one-off drama, An Adventure in Space and Time.

Filming for Gatiss's episode begins soon. Doctor Who will return to screens this Autumn to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 342

The cover and details of this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Vote for Your Favourite Matt Smith Episode!
BBC Doctor Who Adventures magazine wants readers to vote for their ultimate Eleventh Doctor story in the current issue of the magazine for young Doctor Who fans.

Actor Matt Smith appeared in 44 exciting stories as the Doctor - but which one will receive the honour of being known as the Doctor Who Adventures reader favourite?

In this issue, also check out the following:
  • Loads of Ood facts and how to make an Ood mask.
  • Sontaran Strax with his guide to the Doctor.
  • Facts about a Dalek invasion on television in 1964.
  • Win a huge bag of Doctor Who goodies - including sonic screwdrivers and mini-figures.
  • Cyberman secrets from Nightmare in Silver.
  • An exciting comic strip featuring an unseen adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara - and use the free app Blippar to bring the comic strip to life!
  • All this, plus posters, puzzles and loads of monster fun…

FREE GIFT: Don't miss your 3 free Dalek gifts!

Issue 342 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 8th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Doctor Who & An Adventure in Space & Time - BAFTA Nominations

Both Doctor Who and the origin documentary An Adventure in Space & Time have both received nominations from BAFTA, read on for further details;

The British Academy Television Craft Awards celebrate the best of TV’s production talent and the winners will be announced on Sunday, April 27. Milk VFX, Real SFX and The Model Unit have been nominated in the Special, Visual and Graphic Effects category for their incredible work on The Day of the Doctor. Bernie Davis, Eryl Ellis, Huw Thomas and Keith Ware have been nominated in the Entertainment Craft Team category for their work on Doctor Who at the Proms.

An Adventure in Space and Time has been nominated in three categories; Philip Kloss for Editing Fiction, Vickie Lang for Make Up and Hair Design and Suzanne Cave for Costume Design.

The BAFTA awards evening will broadcast on Sunday 27th April on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.