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Friday, 30 September 2011

Latest News from The Sarah Jane Adventures!

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS - SYNOPSIS
The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the third and final two-part story from the upcoming fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS - Part 1
The alien-busting antics continue in The Sarah Jane Adventures with the first part of a brand new story. 

Joseph Serf has launched his new SerfBoard, the must-have computer that no one can resist owning. Intrigued, Sarah Jane takes Luke and Sky to investigate what's so compelling about Serf and his business. 

Clyde and Rani take a SerfBoard to pieces, suspecting alien technology may be the answer... 

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS - Part 2
Today's alien-packed series finale is also the last-ever episode of the award-winning The Sarah Jane Adventures - and one not to be missed. 

This time, the truth behind Joseph Serf's company is out - alien Light Sculptors, slaves kept beneath his office building. 

As Luke and Sky try to find a way to free them and get them home safely, Sarah Jane needs Clyde and Rani to come and help her - and get married along the way... 

The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was will broadcast on Monday 17th October (part 1) and Tuesday 17th October (part 2) at 5:15pm on CBBC.

AUDIO CD COLLECTION - COVER & INFO
BBC Audio have released the box art and synopsis on The Sarah Jane Adventures audio CD collection:

Elisabeth Sladen stars as Sarah Jane in this eight CD box set of the CBBC TV series.

STORIES INCLUDED:
01: The Glittering Storm
02: The Thirteenth Stone
03: The Time Capsule
04: The Ghost House
05: The Shadow People
06: The White Wolf
07: Deadly Download
08: Wraith World
09: Children of Steel
10: Judgement Day

As well as the previously released CDs, the boxset also include two new audio CDs, more info on them coming soon. The Sarah Jane Adventures collection CD boxset is on sale from 3rd November at all good CD stores priced £29.99 per purchase. In other news: The Sarah Jane Adventures website has been updated in preperation for the new series, you can view it here.

Enemies of the 1st Doctor Figure Set - Forbidden Planet Exclusive

Character Options have revealed yet another classic Doctor Who figure set exclusive to Forbidden Planet: 

Enemies of the 1st Doctor Figure Set
True classics from the First Doctor's era: A Daleks' Master Plan Dalek figure with the rarely seen flame arm, the chilling Roboman figure and the historic Cyberman figure from their first appearance in The Tenth Planet. 

Contents: Dalek with flame arm, Roboman action figure and Tenth Planet Cyberman action figure.

The figure set is on sale from 12th December exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £23.99 per purchase.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

New Doctor Who Figures!

Character Options have released information on the next set of Doctor Who series six figures:

Recreate scenes from Doctor Who with these incredibly detailed fully articulated 5-inch action figures. Characters include the Eleventh Doctor and key villains from the hit TV show. Styles may vary - one supplied. For ages five and over. Figures in the wave include:

Eleventh Doctor (in Beard)
Peg Soldier
Mondasian Cyberman (with Chest Damage & Open Cyberman Head)
Mondasain Cyberman (with Face Damage)
20 Cybermats Set

The figures are on sale from next month at all good toystores priced £9.99 each. Also, Underground Toys have revealed their latest classic Doctor Who figure set exclusive to Forbidden Planet:

Leela & Sontaran Commander Stor  
After a secret meeting in space with a group of mysterious aliens, the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to Gallifrey so he can claim the Presidency of the Time Lords. After his induction as Lord President, the Doctor inexplicably commands the force field around Gallifrey to be shut down. His alien coconspirators materialise revealing the Vardans, telepathic invaders that can travel on any wavelength.

The Doctor has been planning a double bluff, working alongside them until he can place a time loop around their home planet. But when he springs his trap the Vardans are banished, only to be immediately replaced by Sontarans! This fearsome clone race were also using the Vardans, but to conquer the Gallifrey. The invasion of the Time Lords has begun, led by Commander Stor. A fierce battle ensues across the Capitol and through the Doctor’s TARDIS. With casualties on both sides, Stor is the only surviving Sontaran left. The Doctor uses knowledge extracted from the Matrix by K-9 to construct a De-Mat gun, a very powerful weapon only to be used as a last resort. The gun is destroyed in an implosion with a Sontaran weapon... killing Stor. As they prepare to leave, Leela announces that she wishes to stay behind, and K-9 elects to remain with her.

The figure set is on sale from 24th November exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £26.99 per purchase.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 237

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Get a Weeping Angel army in Doctor Who Adventures!
"Not got a lot of time, sorry. Have this appointment at Lake Silencio. One of those meetings you just can’t get out of…"


But before I go, there’s plenty of everything in this issue. "An interview with Amy and Rory, the best, most exciting moments from Closing Time, behind the scenes secrets, not to mention puzzles and comics - and a peek at where I’m heading next! 

"Bye - for now!"




What better way to celebrate this Saturday's epic Doctor Who season six finale than with Doctor Who Adventures, issue 237?

Not only do you get a pack of Doctor Who Monster Invasion Extreme trading cards, we've also thrown in a miniature army of sixteen Weeping Angels. You can use them to guard all your stuff, just try not to blink!

Inside the mag you'll find all our favorite moments from the hilarious Closing Time, an exclusive chat with Amy and Rory's off-screen alter egos, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, the behind the scenes low-down on how the Minotaur from The God Complex was made and a stunning, eye-patch-themed The Wedding of River Song poster to go with our sneak preview of the episode.

Meanwhile, the Doctor is on the hunt for a secret agent in our comic strip The Star Trail and Nervil is offered a new job in Aaagh!

Add to that the chance to win a Buzz Lightyear and Batman toy set and you've got another amazing issue - don't miss it!


Also in this issue…

Return to Bannerman Road
Mega moments
Game Over?
Rory’s an Action Hero
The Wedding of River Song
Making the Minotaur 
Plus much more

Issue 237 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 4th October priced £2.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 11

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 11...
Top 10 Eleventh Doctor Foe Moments
Cyberking V The Beast
The Junk Tardis
Where’s the Doctor? - Raxacoricofallapatorius
Partners in Crime
F is for Face of Boe
Plus much more

Issue 11 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 11th October priced £2.60 per copy.

Doctor Who Confidential Axed

As part of the BBC spending cuts, the BBC have today announced they are axing the Doctor Who behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Confidential, read on for further details:

For the past seven years, Doctor Who Confidential has put you at the heart of Doctor Who, providing a unique insight into the stars, the show and the entire production.

This journey reaches a fitting finale on Saturday when Doctor Who Confidential premiers a brand new mini-adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor. Viewers have seen the story, Death is the Only Answer, being made, watching the entire process from script to screen. Saturday's episode, entitled When Time Froze, also includes the ultimate feature on River Song, with Alex Kingston providing a brilliant timeline of everyone's favourite time travelling archaeologist.

The Confidential team captured the rebirth of the show back in 2005 and for over half a decade they have given an unsurpassed, access-all-areas insight not just into Doctor Who, but the magic and mechanics of making successful drama. From an episode directed by David Tennant, to the special edition that broke the news that Matt Smith would be the Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who Confidential has always delivered the very best in must-see behind-the-scenes action. 

The final edition of Doctor Who Confidential, When Time Froze, will broadcast on Saturday 1st October at 8:35pm on BBC Three.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Latest News from Doctor Who!

The latest news from the universe of Doctor Who:

NEW DOCTOR WHO THEMED RADIO TIMES COVER
This week's edition of Radio Times magazine features a Doctor Who themed cover, promoting the series six final, which broadcasts this Saturday, read on to find out what this issue contains:

As we bid farewell to another cracking series of Doctor Who, we thought we’d gear up for its sand-blown finale by quizzing the show’s mastermind, Steven Moffat, and stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on their hidden Who heroes - and we also look back at the Doctor’s five greatest escapes…

The magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents priced £1.05 per copy.

SERIES 6 - DVD/ BLU-RAY BOXSET
2entertain have released the covers and synopsis on the Doctor Who series six boxset:

The Doctor returns, alongside newly weds Amy and Rory, to face monsters and mysteries and adventures all across time and space, in a thrilling new series of Doctor Who.

EPISODES INCLUDED:
6.X:  A Christmas Carol 
6.01: The Impossible Astronaut
6.02: Day of the Moon
6.03: The Curse of the Black Spot
6.04: The Doctor's Wife 
6.05: The Rebel Flesh
6.06: The Almost People 
6.07: A Good Man Goes to War
6.08: Let's Kill Hitler 
6.09: Night Terrors
6.10: The Girl Who Waited 
6.11: The God Complex
6.12: Closing Time 
6.13: The Wedding of River Song

SPECIAL FEATURES & EXTRAS 
Night and the Doctor - 5 additional scenes, exclusive to the boxset 
Space and Time - the 2 mini-episodes from Comic Relief night 
Commentaries - commentaries from 4 episodes 
The Monster Files - 4 files based on enemies from the series 
Prequels - all 5 prequels originally released online via the official Doctor Who website 
Trailers - teasers and trailers used to promote the series 
Doctor Who Confidential - cut-down versions from all 14 episodes 
Doctor Who Confidential: A Nights’ Tale - special one-off edition

FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO LIMITED EDITION 
Embossed Silent Head Slip Case - exclusive to limited edition
Character Building Eleventh Doctor Figure - Complete with stand and Sonic Screwdriver accessory
3D Art Cards - 4 lenticular 3D cards featuring monsters from the series

The Doctor Who series six boxset is on sale from 21st November at all good DVD stores priced £51.05 per copy on DVD format and £61.27 per copy on Blu-Ray format.

UPDATED 'FLESH' FIGURE WAVE
Character Options have added two new figures to their Doctor Who 'Flesh' figure wave, new figures include:

Mondasian Cyberman (with Cyber Weapon)
Eleventh Doctor (with Sonic Screwdriver & Soft Flesh Head & Hands)

The new figures also each come with a Flesh mask and sachet, they are on sale from next month at all good toystores priced £9.99 each. The rest of the figures in the wave are on sale now, also priced £9.99 each. For more info on the wave, click here to read about it in a previous post.

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES: SERIES 5 - PRESS PACK
The BBC Press Office have released a new press pack on the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith and her gang of young sidekicks are back, as the final ever episodes of the award-winning The Sarah Jane Adventures are broadcast on CBBC from Monday 3rd October.

The six episodes making up the fifth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures were all filmed before the sad death of much-loved actress Elisabeth Sladen earlier this year.

Lis first appeared as Sarah Jane in Doctor Who in 1973 and remained on the iconic programme for three-and-a-half series alongside the Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, and the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. She returned to the role in 2007 in her own spin-off series on CBBC. 

The Sarah Jane Adventures brought Lis to a whole new generation of fans who grew to love her alien-busting adventures.

Created by Russell T Davies, this new series of the hugely successful Doctor Who spin-off features new aliens, surprising arrivals, and the usual mix of thrills, scares and fun. Sarah Jane and her gang are thrown into the middle of a war between two deadly aliens, Fleshkind and Metalkind, Clyde finds himself out on the streets when an alien curse turns his friends against him, and Sarah Jane confronts the mysterious Mr Serf and discovers the secret of his success - he has alien slaves in his basement!

Elisabeth Sladen plays Sarah Jane Smith alongside young stars Tommy Knight as Luke, Daniel Anthony as Clyde and Anjli Mohindra as Rani. This series introduces a brand new member of the gang, Sky, played by Sinead Michael. The series also features Ace Bhatti and Mina Anwar as Rani’s parents, Jocelyn Jee Esien as Clyde’s mum, and guest appearances from Floella Benjamin as Professor Rivers, James Dreyfuss as Harrison, Peter Bowles as Lionel Carson, Christine Stephen-Daly as Miss Myers and Lily Loveless as Ellie.
The Sarah Jane Adventures is executive produced by Russell T Davies and Nikki Wilson and is produced by Brian Minchin. Writers include Phil Ford and Gareth Roberts. Episodes from the new series include: 

Sky - Part 1
Sarah Jane finds a baby girl on her doorstep and tries to find out who abandoned her. At a nuclear power station, a beautiful woman appears out of thin air and uses alien powers to take control. She’s looking for something - and realises that Sarah Jane may just have it. 

Sky - Part 2
Sky has undergone an amazing transformation, but in doing so has triggered a countdown that no one can stop. As Sarah Jane and Sky find themselves trapped between the alien war fought by Metalkind and Fleshkind, Clyde and Rani face a race against time to stop the biggest bang in history… 

The Curse of Clyde Langer - Part 1
It’s raining fish from the skies, and Sarah Jane’s investigations lead the gang to the Museum of Culture, where the ancient god Hetocumtek may offer answers. But when Clyde acts the fool once too often, family and friends savagely turn against him, and he is thrown out of their lives! 

The Curse of Clyde Lange - Part 2
Clyde is alone and abandoned on the streets of London, living rough, cold and hungry. One person reaches out to him, but as they become friends, he’s warned about the legendary Night Dragon. In Bannerman Road, Sky knows something’s wrong - why do Sarah Jane and Rani suddenly hate Clyde? 

The Man Who Never Was - Part 1
Joseph Serf has launched his new SerfBoard, the must-have computer that no one can resist owning. Intrigued, Sarah Jane takes Luke and Sky to investigate what’s so compelling about Serf and his business. Clyde and Rani meanwhile take a SerfBoard to pieces, suspecting alien technology may be the answer… 

The Man Who Never Was - Part 2
The truth behind Joseph Serf’s company is out - alien Light Sculptors, slaves kept beneath his office building. As Luke and Sky try to find a way to free them and get them home safely, Sarah Jane needs Clyde and Rani to come and help her – and get married along the way… 

You can read the whole press pack here as well as view some new promo images for the series and the first story Sky here. The Sarah Jane Adventures returns next Monday (3rd October) at 5:15pm on CBBC.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Doctor Who: Bump 'N' Go Cybermat Toy

Character Options have released info for a new Doctor Who electronic toy:

Bump 'N' Go Cybermat
Recreate scenes from Episode 12 of series six of Doctor Who, Closing Time,  with this replica electronic patrolling Cybermat with motorised tail action. Watch as it hunts, patrols and changes direction when it bumps into an object.

Requires 2 x AA batteries. 5+

The Doctor Who Bump 'N' Go Cybermat toy is on sale from 16th October at all good toystores priced £16.99 per purchase.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song - Prequel & Trailer

The BBC have released a fifth and final prequel to the current series of Doctor Who, this one takes place before the forthcoming episode The Wedding of River Song, you can watch it below:

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Also, a new trailer advertising the next and final episode from the current series of Doctor Who, The Wedding of River Song, is currently airing on various BBC channels between show breaks, you can watch it below:

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Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song will broadcast on Saturday 1st October at 7:10pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Doctor Who - Continues Tonight

The sixth series of Doctor Who continues tonight in the UK, US, Canada and Australia, here's the schedule:

6.11: THE GOD COMPLEX
Australia: 7:30pm - ABC1

6.12: CLOSING TIME
UK: 7:10pm - BBC One/ BBC One HD
US: 9:00pm/8C - BBC America
Canada: 8:00pm/5P - Space

CONFIDENTIAL: OPEN ALL HOURS
UK: 8:00pm - BBC Three/ BBC HD

Doctor Who concludes next week with the thirteenth and final episode of the series, more details coming soon.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 439

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

The new Doctor Who Magazine is out today for just £4.50 and features an interview with Alex Kingston in advance of the Series Six finale The Wedding of River Song

“Towards the end of this episode, we have one of the most exciting sequences we’ve ever done,” Alex reveals. “While this battle is going on, there are scenes between the Doctor, River, Amy and Rory where the final jigsaw pieces are put in place. Um…” She’s choosing her words carefully now. “Let’s put it this way: there’s a big revelation about River, and River gets a big revelation about the Doctor…”

Also in this issue: 

BUSINESS UNUSUAL  
DWM catches up with Gareth Roberts and finds out about his latest episode, Closing Time, his forthcoming novelisation of Douglas Adams’ Shada, and how to write for the most complex character on TV - the Doctor!

THE GIRL WHO WAITED - AND THE BOY WHO WROTE IT
DWM chats to Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, Amy and Rory Pond, about the heart-breaking episode The Girl Who Waited - and interviews the story’s writer Tom MacRae about his remarkable script, the immersive theatre production Crash of the Elysium and the secrets of creating great drama.

PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s showrunner, says fond farewells and recalls initial encounters with two of the most important people on the show in Production Notes.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
What do Buddy Holly, Alan Turning and the dodo have in common? Discover the answer in the second part of the thrilling new comic strip adventure The Child of Time, by Jonathan Morris with art by Martin Geraghty.

PAST AND FUTURE GLORIES
DWM revisits Doctor Who’s tenth season - five fantastic stories, featuring Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor, that celebrated the past and lay seeds for the future - as Countdown to 50 continues.

DELETE! DELETE!
108 episodes of Doctor Who have been wiped from the archives and no longer exist. That’s terrible, right? Or is it? DWM’s Jonny Candon and Toby Hadoke argue the surprising pros and cons in the latest Battle of Wits.

IT’LL BE ALL REICH ON THE NIGHT
River Song herself, Alex Kingston, takes DWM behind the scenes of Let's Kill Hitler and reveals her thoughts on River’s past - and future - in Doctor Who

YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH!
A creepy clown, Weeping Angels and a marauding Minotaur - yes, it’s possibly the weirdest story this year, The God Complex! DWM chats on set to the cast and crew of this a-maze-ing tale, including stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, writer Toby Whithouse and the Minotaur itself - Spencer Wilding.

THE FINAL ADVENTURES
Phil Ford, head writer on The Sarah Jane Adventures, gives DWM readers an exclusive preview of what to expect in all three stories of the fifth and final series of the popular CBBC spin-off from Doctor Who.

EXCUSE DAVID, HE’S A BIT OF A FAN…
David Walliams, star of The God Complex, talks about his memorable role as the cowardly alien, Gibbis, and confesses his long-term love of all things Doctor Who.

BOOM! BOOM!
Emma, Chris, Michael and Will take a trip to sunny Wales and watch the Ninth Doctor, Rose, Captain Jack and Mickey take on Margaret Slitheen - what on Earth will The Time Team make Boom Town?

PLUS! 
All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more! 

Issue 439 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 19th October priced £4.50 per copy. In other news: This issue of DWM has confirmed that series seven of Doctor Who won't go into production until February 2012 and that the first part of the series will broadcast the following Autumn, with the second in Spring 2013.

The Latest News from The Sarah Jane Adventures!

The latest news from the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures:

NEW SERIES 5 TRAILER
The BBC have released a new trailer for the upcoming fifth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, you can watch it below:

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The Sarah Jane Adventures returns on Monday 3rd October to CBBC, a time is to be confirmed.

THE CURSE OF CLYDE LANGER - SYNOPSIS
The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the second two-part story from the upcoming fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

THE CURSE OF CLYDE LANGER - Part 1
Alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith is back and in today’s episode some very unusual weather hits Bannerman Road.

It’s raining fish from the skies, and Sarah Jane’s investigations lead the gang to the Museum of Culture, where the ancient god Hetocumtek may offer answers.

But when Clyde acts the fool once too often, family and friends savagely turn against him, and he is thrown out of their lives!

THE CURSE OF CLYDE LANGER - Part 2
The Curse of Clyde Langer continues in the second part of this gripping story from the award-winning The Sarah Jane Adventures.

In today’s episode, Clyde is alone and abandoned on the streets of London, living rough, cold and hungry. One person reaches out to him, but as they become friends, he’s warned about the legendary Night Dragon.

In Bannerman Road, Sky knows something’s wrong - why do Sarah Jane and Rani suddenly hate Clyde?

The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer will broadcast on Monday 10th October (part 1) and Tuesday 11th October (part 2) on CBBC, times are to be confirmed. 

SERIES 4 DVD/ BLU-RAY BOXSET - COVER & INFO
2entertain have released the cover and synopsis for The Sarah Jane Adventures series four DVD boxset:

Created by former Doctor Who show runner, Russell T Davies, this exciting action-adventure series follows the exploits of school friends Luke, Clyde and Rani, who team up with alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith and her trusty super-computer Mr Smith to examine strange and mysterious events. 

The fourth series provides ever more thrills and spills. In two special episodes written by Russell T Davies, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor’s former companions, Jo Grant. They’re joined by the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in an alien-busting adventure featuring brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth and a trip to an alien planet. The series also features fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man and a dangerous journey back into history.

This time, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor’s former companions, Jo Grant, and they’re joined by the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in an adventure featuring new vulture aliens and a trip to an alien planet. 

Extras for this release include a classic Doctor Who story, Pyramids of Mars as a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen who sadly passed away this year. Pyramids of Mars sees Sarah Jane Smith and the Doctor arrive at an old priory in the year 1911 where the owner, Marcus Scarman, has been excavating ancient tombs and soon becomes possessed by the spirit of Sutekh, bringer of 'the gift of death to all mankind'. Will Sutekh the all-powerful be freed from his bonds and destroy the world, or will the Doctor manage to bring about his destruction?

The Sarah Jane Adventures series four boxset is on sale from 31st October at all good DVD stores priced £14.99 per copy on DVD format and £17.99 per copy on Blu-Ray format.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Doctor Who: 2011 Christmas Special - First Info

The BBC have released the first official information about the cast and story of the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas special:

Information about the Christmas Special is starting to emerge and judging from the details below, it's going to be the best one yet with an incredible cast and intriguing storyline...

We'll be bringing you more on the story as it emerges, but for now, here's that press release in full...
Starring Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong.

Cardiff, 21 September 2011: Production has started on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special in which the Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself in war-torn England embarking on a magical and mysterious adventure with a young widow and her two children. 

A stellar guest cast including Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Bill Bailey (Black Books), Arabella Weir (The Fast Show) and Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong & Miller), join Matt Smith in the emotional festive special, packed full of Christmas thrills and chills.

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, commented: "The Doctor at Christmas - nothing is more fun to write. Maybe because it's so his kind of day - everything's bright and shiny, everybody's having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat. Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith's is the one that was born for this time of year - so it's the best news possible that he's heading back down the chimney." 

The special, set during World War II, sees Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts...

Claire Skinner said: "I am thrilled to be in Doctor Who playing Madge who is a bit of super-mum. It's a magical part." 
 
This marks Matt Smith's second outing as the Doctor at Christmas time and will follow hot on the heels of the successful 2011 series, currently airing on BBC One until October.

The Christmas special was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, controller, BBC Drama and Danny Cohen, controller BBC One. Steven Moffat is lead writer and executive producer with Piers Wenger and Caroline Skinner, also executive producing.

Filming on the Christmas special will continue until mid October 2011. 

The Christmas special is due for broadcast on Christmas Day 2011 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 236

The cover and info on the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Minotaur madness in Doctor Who Adventures!
"So, a bit lonely here on my own in the Tardis. I miss Amy and Rory, but it’s for their own good.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. "


"What did I see in Room 11 that scared me so much? Well, all right. It was Justin Bieber. Yikes!"


"Luckily there’s some slightly less terrifying villains this week -see the preview this issue. Oh, wait - it’s the Cybermen! They’re pretty scary, too!"


 
It's a jam-packed issue of Doctor Who Adventures this week - and no, that doesn't mean it's full of jam. That would be sticky and foolish. 
 
Instead, there's an amazing, free Cyberman mask, a cool Dalek for you to make and an amazing Silence magic card! We check out all the best moments from The God Complex, catch up with Craig Owens ready for his return in Closing Time and go Minotaur mad with facts, puzzles and a massive poster!

Plus, there are two daft comic strips, backstage secrets from The Girl Who Waited, a chance to test your knowledge of Night Terrors... and if all that wasn't enough, the Doctor himself takes time out to answer your letters.

Frankly, this issue couldn't be better even it is WAS filled with jam. But it isn't; think of the mess.

This issue comes with a free Cyberman mask and has a longer cover than usual.



Also in this issue…

Make a Dalek
Wed or Dead
Night Terrors Quiz
Mega Moments
Craig Returns
Mythical Monsters
Closing Time
The Mutant Turnip 
Ultimate Monster Collection -Vashta Nerada 
Plus much more

Issue 236 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 22nd September at all good newsagents until 28th September priced £2.50 per copy.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Doctor Who - Continues Tonight

The sixth series of Doctor Who continues tonight in the UK, US and Canada, here's the schedule:

6.11: THE GOD COMPLEX
UK: 7:10pm - BBC One/ BBC One HD
US: 9:00pm/8C - BBC America
Canada: 8:00pm - Space

CONFIDENTIAL: HEARTBREAK HOTEL
UK: 8:00pm - BBC Three/ BBC HD

Doctor Who continues next week with the twelfth episode of the series, more details coming soon.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Latest News from Doctor Who!

Latest from the universe of Doctor Who!

THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG - SYNOPSIS
The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the thirteenth and final episode from the current series of Doctor Who:

THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG - by Steven Moffat
As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe - his own death - in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?

Doctor Who fans can also enjoy an extra helping of the Time Lord’s adventures in a special, one-off mini episode written by schoolchildren in Doctor Who Confidential on BBC Three tonight. 

Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song will broadcast on Saturday 1st October at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES - ISSUE 235
The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine

Watch out - killer Handbots on the loose in Doctor Who Adventures!
"Oh, goodness, it’s you! I thought it might be… But no, you’re fine, you’re good. "

"Sorry, I’m bit jumpy. It’s been a bit scary these last Few weeks. Deadly dolls, horrid Handbots and next… there’s the hotel. "

"Every nightmare ever, all in one place! So if any grown-ups are scared, you just get them to hold your hand."

That’ll work. See you soon… I hope!"

Doctor Who Adventures is packed the issue with brilliant facts about the latest episodes this week!

Enjoy the most mega moments from The Girl Who Waited and read all about this Saturday's episode, The God Complex. Plus, find out why we're talking about  the Doctor's old mate, Craig.  There's also some fact files about the scary Peg-Dolls, and we look at all the times the Doctor's kept people waiting…

There's also some amazing posters, as well as a dramatic comic, a hilarious AAAGH, and some brain-bending puzzles!  And you gets a free lockable Silence diary!
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Also in this issue…
Closing Time 
Mega Moments 
Let's Kill Hitler quiz
Terrifying Toys 
The Deadly Mutant 
Inside the Teselecta
Space File-Neptune 
Plus much more

Issue 235 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 21st September priced £2.20 per copy.

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES: SKY - SYNOPSIS
The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the first two episodes of the next and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

SKY - Part 1
Alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith is back on CBBC with a fifth and final series of the award-winning The Sarah Jane Adventures, starring the late Elisabeth Sladen.

Created by Russell T Davies, the hugely successful Doctor Who spin-off returns for a brand-new, six-part series, featuring three stories, each told over two episodes. The first is the spectacular two-part story, Sky.

In today’s episode, Sarah Jane finds a baby girl on her doorstep and tries to find out who abandoned her. At a nearby nuclear power station, a beautiful woman appears out of thin air and uses alien powers to take control. She’s looking for something - and realises that Sarah Jane may just have it… 

SKY - Part 2
Today, Sky has undergone an amazing transformation, but in doing so has triggered a countdown that no one can stop.

As Sarah Jane and Sky find themselves trapped between the alien war fought by Metalkind and Fleshkind, Clyde and Rani face a race against time to stop the biggest bang in history… 

Six series 5 episodes (three full stories) were filmed at the same time as series 4 last year, long before Elisabeth Sladen sadly died in April this year

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky will broadcast on Monday 3rd October (part 1) and Tuesday 4th October (part 2) on CBBC, times are to be confirmed.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Concludes Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, concludes tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the tenth and final episode of the series titled The Blood Line. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast.
NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Torchwood Series 1-4 DVD/ Blu-Ray Boxset - Covers & Info

2entertain have released the covers and synopsis of the boxset for all four series of Torchwood:

Contains Series 1, Series 2, Children of Earth and Miracle Day:  
Torchwood follows the adventures of a team of investigators, led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness. Set in the UK in the present day, the team use scavenged alien technology in a very real world to solve crime; both alien and human. Separate from the government. Outside the police. Beyond the United Nations. Everyone who works for Torchwood is young, under 35. Some say that's because it's a new science. Others say it's because they die young...

As well as all four series, the set also contains all the extras included from each series' individual release. The Torchwood: Series 1-4 boxset is on sale from 14th November from all good DVD stores priced £44.99 on DVD format and £49.69 on Blu-Ray format.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Doctor Who - Continues Tonight

The sixth series of Doctor Who continues tonight in the UK, US and Canada, here's the schedule:

6.10: THE GIRL WHO WAITED
UK: 7:15pm - BBC One/ BBC One HD
US: 9:00pm/8C - BBC America
Canada: 8:00pm - Space

CONFIDENTIAL: WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
UK: 8:00pm - BBC Three/ BBC HD

BEST OF THE MONSTERS
US: 10:00pm - BBC America

Doctor Who continues next week with the eleventh episode of the series, more details coming soon.

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 10

The cover and info on the next edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 10…
Top 10 Sontaran Moments
The Veil V Siluians
Auton Hand Gun
Where’s the Doctor? - The Underhenge
The Next Doctor
Quiz Zone
E is for Emperor Dalek 

Issue 10 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from 14th September at all good newsagents until 27th September priced £2.60 per copy.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Doctor Who: Closing Time - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the twelfth episode from the current series of Doctor Who:

CLOSING TIME - by Gareth Roberts
In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters a mystery, as the time-travelling drama continues. 

People are going missing, a silver rat scuttles in the shadows of a department store, and somewhere close by the Cybermen are waiting…

Doctor Who: Closing Time will broadcast on Saturday 24th September at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Continues Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the ninth episode of the series titled The Gathering. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast. 

NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode and any future episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 234

The cover and info on the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

This week's Doctor Who Adventures is packed with nightmarish monsters!
"I hate nightmares, don’t you? I’ve had lots recently, thanks to the Peg-Dolls. aren’t they creepy? 


"That’s why I’ve pot loads of the mega moments from when I met them in this issue - to remind me that They’ve gone! At least, I think they have…"


"Remember, whatever you do, DON’T open your cupboard. No. we mustn’t. Oh, go on… let’s open the cupboard!"

Relive all the mega moments from last Saturday's episode, Night Terrors, and get a sneak preview of The Girl Who Waited, which features some creepy new robots.

Plus, find out what it's like to be a Silurian in the Victorian era in Madame Vastra's interview, get behind the scenes info from Lets Kill Hitler, and laugh at the latest Who look-a-likes we've found.

There's also a quiz on the Silence, a great comic, puzzles including a mega monster word search, and even your very own free Doctor dress-up kit!


Also in this issue…
They’re all wearing eye patches
Mega moments
The Silence quiz
Teachers taste like sprouts
Mega monster search
The Girl Who Waited
Funny Phone Call
Plus much more


Issue 234 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 14th September priced £2.75 per copy.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels - Cover & Info

Quick Reads have released the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who Quick Read book: 

MAGIC OF THE ANGELS - by Jacqueline Rayner
No one from this time will ever see that girl again…’
The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That’s when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star’s amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy’s glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act - but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel.
Whatever you do - don’t blink!

Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels is on sale from 2nd February 2012 at all good bookstores priced £1.99 per copy.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Doctor Who - Continues Tonight

The sixth series of Doctor Who continues tonight in the UK, US and Canada, here's the schedule:

6.09: NIGHT TERRORS - by Mark Gatiss
UK: 7:00pm - BBC One/ BBC One HD
US: 9:00pm/8C - BBC America
Canada: 8:00pm - Space

CONFIDENTIAL: ABOUT A BOY
UK: 7:45pm - BBC Three/ BBC HD

BEST OF THE DOCTOR
US: 10:00pm - BBC America

Doctor Who continues next week with the tenth episode of the series, more details coming soon.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The Sarah Jane Adventures Episode Guides

From the makers of Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures stars Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, a former companion to the Doctor. She, her adopted son, Luke, and their teenage friends protect the Earth from danger when aliens are about. With help from Mr Smith, Sarah Jane's super-computer and robot dog K.9, the Earth couldn't be a safer place.

SERIES'