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Monday, 31 December 2012

Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia - Cover & Details

DK Books have released the cover and details for a new Doctor Who encyclopedia book:

Character Encyclopedia
Celebrate the Doctor’s 50th anniversary with over 200 characters - past and present. 

Step into the tardis, watch out for the odd Dalek, and allow yourself to be swept away into the weird and wonderful world of the good Doctor Who

Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia covers every single Doctor and each of his resourceful assistants from the past 50 years, as well as unforgettable baddies like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master. 

Every single regeneration of the Doctor can be found in Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia, where each of the 200 characters has a full profile, including the very strangest of aliens from the classic series. 

Data files provide fascinating stats on every character included in the book, from the faithful K-9 to Amy Pond. If you consider yourself a Time Lord in the making, Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia a must-have. Perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages, and for those times when you’re too scared to watch!

The Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia book is on sale from 2nd April 2013 at all good book shops priced £9.99 per copy.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 300

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

Hooray! It's the 300th issue of Doctor Who Adventures! 
How awesome was the Christmas episode? Totally awesome is the correct answer! This week's Doctor Who Adventures features a brilliant guide to The Snowmen and loads of monster facts! We've even got the behind-the-scenes info on the new Tardis! 

There are also tons of tricky puzzles, brilliant posters, more mega comic adventures and a sneaky peek at what we can expect from the Doctor in 2013!

Issue 300 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 2nd January priced £2.50 per copy. In other news: the Doctor Who Adventures team have released an app allowing readers to read DWA weekly via smartphones and tablets, you can buy it here for £1.99.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 45

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

IN ISSUE 45...
Top 10 Ruthless aliens
Shakri Cubes
The Cult of Skaro V Cyber Contoller
The Family of Blood
Where’s the Doctor? Times Gone Wrong
W is for Winders

Plus much more!

Issue 45 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 8th January priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Doctor Who: Series 7, Part 2 - Trailer

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The first trailer for the second part of the current series of Doctor Who was shown straight after the broadcast of The Snowmen earlier tonight, you can watch it above. Doctor Who returns Spring 2013 to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Merry Christmas! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

Merry Christmas, one and all! Hope you have a good one this year, so why not unwrap those presents under your tree, grab a mince pie and.... oh, yeah - watch this year´s Doctor Who Christmas special! The Snowmen airs today at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve - One Day to Go!

Today is Christmas Eve! Which means we're only one day away until the broadcast of Doctor Who: The Snowmen. I will have a full schedule for the Christmas extravaganza tomorrow. Happy Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Doctor Who: New Tardis Interior Fully Unveiled!

The BBC have unveiled the new Tardis interior design via the promotional image above. It is due to debut in the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, read on for further details:

Apart from a tantalising glimpse released previously, very little has emerged about the revamp until now. Designed by Doctor Who’s production designer Michael Pickwoad, this new image reveals the console room and what will become the new home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel the cosmos in 2013.

Back on Earth, this is the first Tardis set to be housed in the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, and the first to be designed by Michael Pickwoad. When the Doctor Who team left their old home at Upper Boat, the opportunity arose to create a new Tardis and as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat explained, "When you have a genius designer like Michael Pickwoad, and an opportunity like the Tardis, you’d be mad not to bring the two together." The new interior also received the approval of Matt Smith - the Doctor himself - who said that it was "fantastic" and admitted he couldn’t wait for people to see it "fully" on Christmas Day.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen broadcasts on Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Doctor Who: Vastra Investigates - The Snowmen Prequel

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A new mini episode of Doctor Who that acts as a prequel to the upcoming Christmas special The Snowmen - titled Vastra Investigates -  has been released, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Snowmen broadcasts Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

New Theme Tune & Title Sequence Announced!

The BBC have confirmed that this year's Doctor Who Christmas special will receive a new title squence and theme tune, read on for further details:

Something cold, something new… Not only will we be treated to a new Tardis during The Snowmen but the episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.

We can’t give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they’re a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!

And fans of the famous Doctor Who theme tune needn’t worry… This new arrangement remains true to the original, written by Ron Grainer back in 1963, but on Christmas Day you’ll hear it as it’s never sounded before. This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 44

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

IN ISSUE 44...
Top 10 Rory moments
The Valiant
Zygons V Empress of the Racnoss
The Angels Take Manhattan
Where’s the Doctor? -Rexel Four
V is for Victor Kennedy

Plus much more… 

Issue 44 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 25th December priced £2.60 per copy.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke - Cover & Info

BBC Books have released the cover and synopsis for a new exclusive Doctor Who ebook:

DEVIL IN THE SMOKE - by Justin Richards
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoter Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…

On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman - and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…

The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating - adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke is on sale from 18th December through all online ebook stores priced £1.99 per download.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 299

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

"I’m writing to you from a particularity snowy Victorian London, years and years before you mere born. But with a bit of timey-wimey magicness, hopefully you’ll be reading this in December 2012. It’s freezing here - and have you tried writing when it’s cold? One word. Brrr! So, a warm welcome to this special Christmas issue. Enjoy your holidays and do watch out if you’re building a snowman… sometimes they get a bit angry…"
 
This week's Doctor Who Adventures is all about getting you totally excited for Christmas! We take a sneaky peek at the awesome Chrimbo day episode. We don't know about you, but we're more excited about watching Doctor Who than opening our presents! 

This issue is bursting with monster puzzles, alien facts and tons of Christmas fun! This issue comes with a cool bow tie, a pack of Doctor Who Monster Invasion cards, loads of stickers, a brilliant Doctor Who 2013 calendar and a mystery gift.

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis
The Snowmen
Amazing Doctor
Ready for Adventures
Cyber Mask
Monsters of Christmas Past
Upload
Deck the Halls
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha!
Plus much more…

Issue 299 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 26th December priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Doctor Who: The Snowmen - New Trailer

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A new trailer for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 455

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

EXCLUSIVE JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN INTERVIEW 
"She’s this mysterious girl, and the Doctor can’t quite put his finger on what it is about her," Jenna tells DWM. "It’s the same for her, because he’s this mystery man who’s landed in a blue box…"

THE CHRISTMAS ISSUE INCLUDES THREE FREE ART CARDS, FEATURING THE DOCTOR, CLARA, VASTRA & STRAX! AND THAT'S NOT ALL… LET IT SNOW!

An extensive preview of this year's sensational Doctor Who Christmas special, The Snowmen, featuring new photos from the festive adventure, and revealing hints from writer Steven Moffat and producer Marcus Wilson.

THE DOCTOR'S GANG!

DWM
interviews The Snowmen's stars, Neve McIntosh (Silurian warrior Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny, Vastra's companion) and Dan Starkey (Strax the Sontaran) and discovers what it's like to be part of the Doctor's Victorian 'Scooby Gang'!

LOOK TO THE FUTURE, NOW!

Doctor Who
's head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat takes DWM readers on an episode-by-episode guide to the next series of eight adventures, set for broadcast in 2013 - only in Production Notes!

THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS!

2012 brought thrills as well as sadness - and some brilliant new episodes of Doctor Who. DWM turns back the clock to the start of the year to relive the highlights of the last 12 months in The DWM Review of 2012.

 
THE EIGHT LEGS OF CHRISTMAS!
The Time Team get into the festive mood, travel back to Christmas 2006, and watch the Tenth Doctor have an adventure with Donna Noble for the very first time. What will Chris, Emma, Michael and Will make of The Runaway Bride... ?

OH YES IT IS!

Christmas is the panto season - and to celebrate this beloved British tradition, the Watcher explores how pantomime's influence can be found throughout Doctor Who's history. Oh yes it can!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

DWM
takes a nostalgic look back to Doctor Who's silver anniversary in 1988, and a season that featured Daleks, Cybermen, creepy clowns and the Kandy Man, in Countdown to 50!

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

Next year will be the most exciting time to be a fan ever! But which year has been the best so far? 1983 or 2005? Johnny Candon and Toby Hadoke  argue it out in A Battle of Wits.

TWO DOCTORS FOR CHRISTMAS!

David Morrissey is The Next Doctor! The Fact of Fiction looks back on Christmas 2008's memorable Tenth Doctor adventure, and talks to writer Russell T Davies, who reveals hitherto unknown secrets about the seasonal show.

PLUS!
 

All the latest official news, the latest DVDs, books and CDs reviewed, sneak previews of forthcoming merchandise, a cryptic preview of the new-look Tardis interior, and much, much more! 
 
Issue 455 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from this Thursday (13th December) at all good newsagents until 9th January 2013 priced £4.99 per copy.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Destiny of the Doctor: Hunters of Earth - Cover & Info

BBC AudioGo have revealed the cover and details of the first of a new Doctor Who audio series, each featuring a different Doctor, to be released throughout 2013 leading up to the 50th anniversary, read on for further details:

HUNTERS OF EARTH - written by Nigel Robinson, performed by Caroline Ann Ford & Tam Williams
Shoreditch, London, 1963. The Beatles have beaten John Smith and the Common Men to No. 1 and satellites are being launched in outer space. Back down on Earth, strange goings-on are occurring: The normally placid teenagers of Coal Hill are running riot and a master thief is stealing highly specialised equipment. Schoolgirl Susan Foreman just wants an easy life for herself and her grandfather, the mysterious Doctor.

She wants to be liked and accepted by Cedric and all the other pupils at Coal Hill School. But there’s trouble in in the streets and bombsites around Totter’s Lane. The teenagers are becoming dangerous… Their mission: to hunt down anyone different, or alien…

Susan’s quiet life is about to spiral out of control. Having inadvertently started drawing attention to herself she finds herself drawn into a desperate situation. Suddenly, the chase is on and she and her grandfather are now the hunted...

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor - Hunters of Earth is on sale from 13th January 2013 at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy and all digital online MP3 websites priced £3.99 per download.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Doctor Who: Part of New Tardis Interior Revealed!

The BBC have issued a sneak peak image for the new Tardis interior, due to make its debut in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, read on for more details:

Doctor Who reveals a sneak peek at a brand new Tardis!
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BBC's Doctor Who has revealed a sneak peek at a brand new Tardis that will debut in this year's Christmas special, The Snowmen. The second Tardis for Matt Smith it will be the first Tardis for new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), who makes her entrance on Christmas Day.

The new set was designed by Michael Pickwoad, the show’s production designer, and will be home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel through space and time when the adventure continues in spring 2013 with eight epic episodes.


Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Friday, 7 December 2012

DWM: Doctor Who Companion - Eleventh Doctor, Volume 6

Panini Magazines have released the cover and info on the next special edition of Doctor Who magazine:

The 2012 series of Doctor Who saw married couple Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) joining the Doctor (Matt Smith) for their final adventures together in the Tardis. Their travels in time and space took them from the terrifying Asylum of the Daleks, to the American Wild West, and came to an abrupt and sad conclusion in New York. They encountered insane Daleks, a cyborg assassin, River Song, an invasion of mysterious black cubes, the Weeping Angels... and dinosaurs on a spaceship!

Now,
Doctor Who Magazine takes you behind the scenes of these astonishing episodes with an in-depth episode guide - including original storylines, deleted scenes, media appearances, ratings information and hundreds of facts about the day-to-day life of the making of Doctor Who - all illustrated with gorgeous, never-before-seen photos.

This collectors’ edition examines all five episodes of the latest series -
Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan - as well as the five-part mini-adventure Pond Life, the DVD extra Night and the Doctor and the two ‘Script to Screen’ winning entries Death is the Only Answer and Good as Gold, plus the Doctor offering his clothes for auction for Children in Need in 2011. Written and researched by Andrew Pixley, this is your essential 100-page guide to Series Pond!


The Doctor Who Magazine Companion: The Eleventh Doctor, Volume 6 is on sale from 20th December at all good newsagents priced £5.99 per copy.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 298

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

There's loads of puzzle fun in this week's Doctor Who Adventures! 
"Is it snowing out there? Let me look. No? Well, that can’t be right. It’s winter, so there has to be snow. Christmas isn’t Christmas without it, don’t you think? Maybe I’ll add a snow setting to the sonic just for fun. That would be handy! Instant snow at the flick of a switch then we can ALL go sledging, have a massive snowball fight and make Cybersnowmen… that would be cool. See you in a week!"


Get ready for tons of laughs in this week's Doctor Who Adventures, as we take a look at the Doctor's Christmas list. Also, you'll get the chance to let us know what you would get our top Time Lord for a pressie. He loves surprises! 
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We've also got loads of brain-teasing puzzles, lots of monster chuckles, behind-the-scenes facts and cool comic adventures! If that wasn't enough, we'll show you how to turn your Christmas tree into a Dalek!

This weeks issue comes with a mega Doctor set with badge, mini stamp, Tardis keyring and more!

ALSO IN ISSUE 298...
Cyber News
Chrimbo Geronimo
Dino Search
Monster Texts
Dalek Christmas Tree
Snow Jokes
Upload
On the Cards
Making Angels
Plus much more… 

Issue 298 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 12th December priced £2.99 per copy.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

New Radio Times Doctor Who Themed Cover

This week's Radio Times features (like every Christmas) a Doctor Who themed cover, read on for further details:

People actually say that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Doctor Who special . So don’t fret, your festivities will be complete once more with a seasonal one-off written by Steven Moffat. Richard E Grant and Tom Ward (who plays pathologist Harry in Silent Witness) guest-star in a story that features Jenna-Louise Coleman joining the Doctor properly (after a brief appearance in the previous series) as his new companion.

“I’m a different person who looks and sounds like Oswin”
Snow shrouds the Doctor Who set, dusting a Dickensian street with a silvery shimmer while Matt Smith and a Sontaran chum rehearse and director Saul Metzstein scrutinises a monitor with the rapt attention of an expectant mum at a baby scan. 

But another blanket also covers the proceedings that is much more perplexing: secrecy.

Fort Knox-style security always surrounds the making of Doctor Who - and no one is clearer than showrunner Steven Moffat that spoilers are so called for a reason - but his third Christmas episode, The Snowmen, warrants special measures. 

Security is tight, confidentiality agreements are signed and RT has been warned that prematurely breathing a word of what we’re about to see may result in a big sleep with the fishes in Cardiff Bay.

The issue is out now at all good newsagents priced £1.40 per copy.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 297

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

There's a rockin' robo invasion in this week's Doctor Who Adventures! 

"Hello time travellers! And one, two, three, Happy Christmas! Oh, hang on. Bit early, aren’t I?
I’m sure it can’t be too far off because it’s cold outside the Tardis doors and I’ve already done my Christmas list."

"And you know what? It feels like the time of year when monsters start to plan invasions and yet everything in place for scares over the holidays. I’m ready for them, so I hope you are, too! Remember to wrap up toastie warm!"


This week's Doctor Who Adventures features a guide to all of the metal menaces that the Doctor has had to face in his latest adventures. These tin-pot terrors are well and truly terrifying, but we know that the Doctor will always be there to save us. Phew! 

This part is also packed with brain-bending puzzles, an awesome new comic adventure (starring a runaway alien bogey) and lots of behind-the-scenes secrets. And, if you fancy a bit of Doctor DIY, you can build and paint your own Tardis!

ALSO IN ISSUE 297...
Metal Menaces
Robo Data
Doctor Mask
Pocket Science
Totally Tardis
Gruesome Gifts
Upload
The Runaway Bogey

Cowboy Central
Plus much more…

Issue 297 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 5th December priced £2.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 43

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

IN ISSUE 43...
Christmas Gift
Siren V Carrionites
Lets Kill Hitler
Where’s the Doctor? - Life on Mars
V is for Vinnocci
Quiz Zone

Plus much more…

Issue 43 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 11th December priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Doctor Who: The Snowmen - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have released the synopsis for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special:

THE SNOWMEN - by Steven Moffat
Christmas Eve 1892 and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy-tales. When the fairy-tale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. 
 
But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world - and Christmas - from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen - New Promo Image

The BBC have released a new image promoting this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, like with the posters used to advertise the first half of the seventh series, it is in the form of a "movie-blockbuster", a format that will continue into the second half of that series in Spring 2013. Doctor Who: The Snowmen is to broadcast Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Doctor Who - 49 Years On...

49 years ago to this day, the first ever Doctor Who episode, An Unearthly Child, broadcasted for the first time on BBC Television. 49 years on, and the show as produced 33 successful series (with half of number 33 still to broadcast) consisting of over 200 stories within 789 episodes, 1 movie and 5 animations, as well as a bunch of mini-episodes well and 4 spin-off shows. Next up in the series is The Snowmen - coming this Christmas to BBC One and BBC One HD.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DOCTOR WHO!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 296

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

Doctor Who Adventures will protect you from the monsters!
"Hello time travellers! I’m full of birthday cake this week. It’s more filling than soufflé, tastier than cabbage and you get to blow out the candles. There mere so many candles, I set the fire alarms off in the Tardis. When is your birthday? I bet you’ve got one on next year!"


Don't miss this week's Doctor Who Adventures if you want all of the information on the Doctor's creepiest enemy ever - the Silence! We take a look at their spooky schemes and even have a poster with the terrifying Trenzalore prophecy on it! You can also find out all about the Doctor's school and see if you've got what it takes to be a Time Lord! 

There are also loads of puzzles, a hilarious guide to monster pets, top behind-the-scenes info and cool wins. This issue has a mega mini make - get hold of a jar and make the Dalek Prime Minister! Don't forget this issue comes with a brilliant Doctor Who advent calendar and a top mystery gift - what will yours be?

ALSO IN ISSUE 296...
Geronimo!
Time Lord Academy and Training
Silence Will Fall
Dalek Prime Minister
Birthday Quiz
Monster Pets
The Toybox

Falling Angels
Plus much more…

Issue 296 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 28th November priced £2.50 per copy.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Doctor Who: Character Building Figures - Series 3

Character have revealed their third wave of Doctor Who Character Building figures:

Build your Doctor Who micro-figure collection with all new Series 3 micro-figures featuring characters from the hit TV show. Each highly detailed and fully articulated micro-figure is sealed within a secret bag, so you never know which Doctor Who micro-figure you are going to get! 

And every character has its own Doctor Who display base and collectors leaflet highlighting all the characters available in Series 3. There are 12 micro-figures to collect. One supplied. Dalek micro-figures do not include display base.

The figures are on sale later this month at all good toy stores priced £1.99 per purchase.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Doctor Who: Latest from 2012 Christmas Special

During the live telecast of BBC Children in Need earlier tonight, a prequel and new trailer for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special was shown and the title was unveiled as:

THE SNOWMEN

You can watch the prequel, titled The Great Detective, below, and the video after; the trailer. Both videos feature with introductions from Matt Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman:

The Great Detective - Prequel
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The Snowmen - Trailer
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The festive episode is due to broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Doctor Who on Children in Need Tonight!

BBC Children in Need will premiere a world exclusive tonight for Doctor Who fans, read on for further details:

Children in Need reveals the first glimpse of the Doctor and his brand new companion together for the first time as we have a peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special. 

Children in Need will tonight premiere a brand new Doctor Who prequel plus an exclusive trailer for the Time Lord’s next adventure. But we’re delighted to announce that the title for the Christmas Special will also be revealed and that we’ll get a glimpse of who or what the Doctor will be facing in the festive episode…

We’ll also get a closer look at what the well-dressed time traveller will be wearing this Christmas and for the first time ever we get to see the Doctor and his new companion together. Frankly, it’s unmissable!

BBC Children in Need will broadcast live from BBC Television Centre from 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. The Doctor Who prequel and trailer is to air sometime after 8:30pm. If you want to get involved or donate money to Children in Need to help thousands of children across the UK, visit the Children in Need website here for details.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 295

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

Doctor Who Adventures is packed with the best Who fun under the sun!
 This week's Doctor Who Adventures explores loads of the mega mysteries from series seven. Did you spot all of the spooky patterns and creepy connections? Don't worry if you didn't - we've got them all here for you! We also have a brand-new comic that features a brilliant new spaceship designed by ONE OF YOU! 

We've got tons of puzzles, some behind-the-scnes snippets and jokes that will make you laugh so hard your head will fall off. Also, don't miss the free time traveller's kit that comes with this issue. It includes 3 monster badges, 2 Doctor Who shoelaces and a vortex manipulator!

ALSO IN ISSUE 295...
Who Mysteries
Fact File
Oodles of Ood
Choose your Own Adventure
Jokes
Awesome Spaceships
The Shark Shocker
Upload
Tricey Trolley
Ultimate Dalek 

Plus much more

Issue 295 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 21st November priced £2.50 per copy.

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 454

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

The Eighth Doctor is back in a brand new audio adventure available from next month: Dark Eyes. DWM catches up with actor Paul McGann to discover how his incarnation of the Doctor has changed…"There’s sombreness and self-doubt and guilt… I’m not sure it’s guilt, but he’s lost hope. He needs a shot in the arm… But of course, you don’t want him too heavy either. We want the hope. We talk about hope a lot in the story; it’s all about hope…" 

Also in issue 454

THE FINAL END
Arthur Darvill speaks exclusively to DWM about playing Rory Williams, his work on stage and screen, and recording his last scenes for Doctor Who


FANTASTIC JOURNEY
Writer Stephen Thompson reveals his inner fan, endures a grilling from a tough crowd, and drops hints about his next script for the TV series, Journey to the Centre of the Tardis, in Production Notes!


MONSTERS DIRECT
He’s directed Sontarans and Shakri and he’s back to oversee one of the episodes in the anniversary year. DWM interviews Douglas Mackinnon and discovers the secrets of successfully directing a Doctor Who monster.


GOLDEN WONDER
DWM
takes a close look at one of the most memorable monsters ever to appear in Doctor Who, and interviews the actor who played their spokesman, Bernard Holley in The Water's Guide to Axos!


THERE’S GONNA BE A LYNCHIN’!
The Fact of Fiction looks back to the very first time TARDIS took the Doctor and his companions to the wild, wild West as DWM unearths brand new facts and rare photographs from 1966′s The Gunfighters. Yee-haw!


SEVEN-UP!
The spotlight falls on the season that featured the début of the Seventh Doctor, a cornucopia of crazy characters and a bold new direction for the TV series as Countdown to 50 continues.


TURN TO STONE
The Doctor uncovers the incredible truth about the Golem of Prague and encounters the Queen of the Mavora, as the brand new comic strip, The Broken Man, concludes - written by Scott Gray with art by Martin Geraghty.


THAT LOO IN TOOTING-BEC…
Is Doctor Who more exciting when the monsters come to Earth, or is it more thrilling when the adventure is in outer space? Toby Hadoke and Johnny Candon fight it the pros and cons in another heated Battle of Wits!


EVERYTHING CHANGES
For one issue only, The Time Team takes a sideways step to look at Captain Jack’s adventures in Doctor Who‘s sensational spin-off, Torchwood! What will Emma, Chris, Michael and Will make of it this very different series…?


NICE WEATHER FOR IT
The mysterious Watcher examines the curious phenomenon of ‘Wrong-Time-of-Year’ syndrome, challenges readers with The Six Faces of Delusion and champions another Supporting Artist of the Month, in Wotcha!


PLUS! 
All the latest official news, the latest DVDs, books and CDs reviewed, sneak previews of forthcoming merchandise, a prize-winning crossword, five fantastic competitions and much, much more!

Issue 454 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 13th December priced £4.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 42

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

IN ISSUE 42...
Top 10 Mega Dalek Shocks
Teselecta Wrist Device
Ninth Doctor V Shansheeth
The Power of Three

Where’s the Doctor? - Chess Pits of Vegas
U is for Uvodni

Plus much more...

Issue 41 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 27th November priced £2.60 per copy.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 294

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

It's time to get sonic with Doctor Who Adventures!
 This week's Doctor Who Adventures is packed with everything a top Who fan needs to know and wants to see! Learn all about the sonic screwdriver and everything it can do, check out our super-huge word-search, laugh at our brilliant monster texts and tackle our totally tricky puzzles! 

If that wasn't enough we've asked the Dalek Prime Minister YOUR questions and we've got an amazing competition for you to design your own gadget for the Doctor. The winning design will feature in our awesome comic strip and will be made into a model and displayed at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff!

Issue 294 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today until 14th November priced £2.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Doctor Who: Cybermen to Return in Series 7 - Episode 12

The BBC have confirmed that the Cybermen are to return in the second part of the current series of Doctor Who, due to broadcast Spring 2013, read for further details:

The Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when Doctor Who returns for a run of eight epic episodes in spring, 2013.The iconic enemies will feature in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous episode was the Hugo Award-winning The Doctor’s Wife

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise to Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, told us, "Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. ’ He added, ‘And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it's no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick."

The Cybermen are to appear in the currently untitled twelfth episode of series seven. Doctor Who will, however, return at Christmas to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift - Cover & Info

Quick Reads have revealed the cover and synopsis of their 2013 edition of their Doctor Who quick-read range:

THE SILURIAN GIFT - by Mike Tucker
The world is on the brink of crisis. As fuel runs short, society begins to break down. One man seems to have the answer. 

But is it too good to be true? The Doctor arrives at an old oil refinery near the South Pole, concerned by claims about this new form of energy. He soon discovers something huge and terrifying is stalking the refinery. It brings death and destruction in its wake. The battle has begun for planet Earth.

Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift is on sale from 7th February 2013 at all good book stores priced £1.99 per copy.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 293

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

Doctor Who Adventures is here to save you! (From magazines not packed with aliens!)
Have you ever wondered how many people the Doctor has saved? Well, wonder no further because the answer is everyone! Yes - the Doctor has saved everyone and everything! This week we take a look at a load of his rockin' rescues and celebrate his heroic hero-ness! 

We've also got more comic adventures with a brand-new companion designed by a DWA reader and lots of puzzles, monster facts and fun!

ALSO IN ISSUE 293...
Doctor Rescues
Dinosaur Maze
Upload
Mega Moments
Creature Feature
Bow Tie Biscuits
New Companion
Comic Fun
Behind the Scenes
Ultimate Dalek


Issue 293 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 7th November priced £2.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 41

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

IN ISSUE 41...
Top 10 Trips to the Future
The Firestone
Pig Slaves vs Heavenly Hosts
Dalek
Where's the Doctor? - Area 52 Attack
U is for Uncle

Plus much more...

Issue 41 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 13th November priced £2.60 per copy.

Happy Halloween, from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site!

Today, 31st October, is Halloween. I have nothing more to say, apart from enjoy yourself if you're 'trick or treating' or having a gools night-in!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Doctor Who: 2012 Christmas Special Trailer & Prequel Confirmed for Children in Need

The BBC Media Centre have released the press pack for this year's BBC Children in Need night, and amongst all the special guest stars and music performances is special treat for Doctor Who fans, read on for further details: 

BBC One announce today that the BBC Children in Need appeal show returns on Friday 16th November, live once more from BBC Television Centre. Sir Terry Wogan will be joined by Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly plus Nick Grimshaw to host a bigger than ever, spectacular night of musical entertainment, sketches, special features, glitz, glamour and guest appearances.

This year’s appeal night will be the pinnacle of a vast range of programming contributing to the 2012 BBC Children in Need campaign. The biggest names in entertainment will come together to support the appeal and help to raise money for disadvantaged children in the UK. 

The star-studded evening of entertainment will feature music performances from One Direction who kick off the programme, plus Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, The Script, Paloma Faith, Il Divo and Tim Minchin. Pop superstars Girls Aloud will also reunite live in the studio for the exclusive first TV performance of their much anticipated official Children in Need 2012 single entitled "Something New".

Britain’s Got Talent 2012 winner Pudsey the dog will finally meet his namesake, Children in Need’s own Pudsey bear, for an exclusive dance performance extravaganza.

Around 20 of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes including Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Louis Smith, David Weir, Nicola Adams and Ellie Simmonds will be throwing shapes in their very own music video set to Basement Jaxx’s "Do Your Thing" - including a special section featuring Zara Phillips and her 3 Day Eventing teammates dancing the "Gangnam Style". 

Strictly Come Dancing viewers’ favourites Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant will return to the dance floor on a wing and a prayer for an unmissable performance with their partners Anton Du Beke and Flavia Cacace. 

Doctor Who, featuring Matt Smith, will also bring viewers an extra special prequel to its Christmas special, with a bespoke storyline made for Children in Need, and an exclusive preview trailer of the Christmas special including the first glimpse of the Doctor with his new companion. There will also be an exclusive preview of the Call The Midwife Christmas special.

The BBC Newsreaders, Fiona Bruce, Sophie Raworth and Bill Turnbull, will be pitting their driving skills against each other in a special edition of Top Gear’s ‘Star in a reasonably priced car’. A host of comedy specials will also feature including an exclusive episode of Not Going Out with Lee Mack featuring a cameo appearance from Sir Terry Wogan himself.

The action will spread across the country, as presenter and former chorister Aled Jones leads The Choir, which once more unites children across the UK's nations and regions and leads a 2,500 strong chorus of young singers in an unforgettable performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Viewers will also get a rare treat as pop princess Kylie Minogue performs reworkings of some of her classic hits accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, filmed at Proms in the Park in Hyde Park earlier this summer. Also EastEnder Shona McGarty (who plays Whitney) will be singing an extra special number.

The evening will feature films highlighting some of the vital work the charity is doing to change the lives of children throughout the UK. Fearne Cotton will introduce an appeal film on bullying and Robbie Williams will help tell the moving story of a family supported by Children in Need through a time of grief. Olympian Tom Daley will front a film about a teenage hero who has been helped by Children in Need and EastEnders actress Nina Wadia (who plays Zainab) meets a little boy whose life has been transformed by Children in Need’s “Friendship" project.

Totaliser updates will be dotted throughout the night to keep viewers up to date with the total amount raised.

Sir Terry Wogan, Children in Need Life President says: "Children in Need as ever is graced by the presence of lovely ladies Tess and Fearne, and this year I'll be delighted to welcome Radio 1's morning star, Nick Grimshaw, to prop me up as the Friday appeal stretches into Saturday, and we head for what we hope will be another record-breaking total for the people’s charity. Every year of Children in Need is a shining tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the British people.''

Clare Pizey, BBC executive producer, says: “This year’s Children in Need is bigger and more ambitious than ever. I am delighted with the spectacular line-up who will come together to help raise money for the children who need it most, plus the fantastic addition of Nick Grimshaw to the presenting team. This is just a taste of what is to come, viewers can look forward to a few more extra special surprises on the night too. We will be asking the nation to call in with their pledges before the night is done, to help make this is an even more successful year for the charity.”

David Ramsden, BBC Children in Need chief executive, added: “This year's Campaign is bigger and better than ever and people right across the country are once again coming together to raise thousands that will help change the lives of disadvantaged children right here in the UK.”

Children in Need night will broadcast live from BBC Television Centre on Friday 16th November from 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. Doctor Who returns this Christmas also on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 292

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

Don't fear - Doctor Who Adventures is here!
Forget The X Factor, in this week's Doctor Who Adventures we've got the scare factor. We take a look at all of the latest scary alien moments and beastly best bits from the new series! We've also got a brilliant dinosaur quiz, Rory's top moments and a brand-new cool comic story. There are also mind-melting puzzles and lots of monster chuckles!

ALSO IN ISSUE 292...
Latest News
Scariest Scares!
Dino Quiz!
Creature Frights
Rory’s Best Bits
Crazy Comic
Doctor Doctor
Ultimate Monster

Issue 292 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today until 31st October at all good newsagents priced £2.50 per copy.