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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Doctor Who: Filming Begins on 7th Series!

The BBC have released a press pack relating to filming of the new series of Doctor Who, which begun on 20th February, read on for more details:

Filming is underway on the new series of Doctor Who and the last for the Ponds!
Filming has just started on Series 7 of Doctor Who in Cardiff. This series will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final, rollercoaster voyage with the Doctor. Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor's side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?

On returning for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says: "It's thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends." 

Karen Gillan adds: "It's just brilliant to be back on the Tardis with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet." 

Plus new guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams. 

Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when the Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.

Series seven of Doctor Who is to debut Autumn 2012 on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Karen Gillan is another guest confirmed to make an appearance at the Doctor Who convention in Cardiff next month, the second series of The Adventure Games is rumoured to have been scrapped, and it is also rumoured that classic Doctor Who monsters (highlight to reveal spoiler) the Zygons are to appear in the next series of Doctor Who.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 257

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

"Don’t you love Jam? I think I like raspberry best, although I need to do more experiments to be sure. And I don’t just mean eating it."

"Jam is also useful for pouring over Neptune’s bees. It clogs their wings, means they can’t fly and gives the bees a tasty, nutritious meal that isn't people."

These weeks issue comes with a deadly Dalek set with bouncy ball, keyring, stamp, magnets and more plus a Deadly 60 card pack.

Also inside... 
Crazy Caption 
Crazy Schemes 
The Biggest Ever Doctor Quiz 
Matt’s Secrets 
The Fairest of Them All
Holidays in Space 
Getting it Right 
Plus much more…

Issue 257 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 23rd February until 29th February at all good newsagents priced £2.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 22

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

IN ISSUE 22...
Top 10 Best Companion Moments
Flesh Bowl
The Doctor V the Alliance
Flesh and Stone
Where’s the Doctor? - Cat Nun Hospital
K is for Krynoid
Quiz Zone
Plus much more

Issue 22 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from 22nd February at all good newsagents until 6th March priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 256

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

We go Dalek crazy in this week's bumper issue of Doctor Who Adventures
"Two useful things I’ve learned this week; one: it’s quite tricky to play a xylophone when you’re underwater - especially if you’re underwater on the Moon of Poosh where the coral try to eat you. Two: if you play tunes by Olly Murs, the coral want to sing along and forget to bite you."

This week in Doctor Who Adventures, we ponder the ultimate question and ask "Doctor Who?"  See how many different things the Doctor's been called and work out your own Time Lord name!

You can also take the quiz to find out which type of Dalek you are, and see backstage on how to destroy one.  Plus, follow the history of Dorium and find out Matt Smith's secrets from Day of the Moon.

Have a royal laugh with the Wooden King and Queen's jokes, read an all-new comic adventure starring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, and solve some brilliantly tricky puzzles..

These weeks issue comes with a Silence sketch pad, pencils and monster folder.

Also inside…
Headless Monks Brain
What’s My Name?
The Ultimate Dalek Quiz
Matt’s Secrets
Faster Than Light
My Big Fat Blue Life
Destroying a Dalek
Plus much more…

Issue 256 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 16th February at all good newsagents until 22nd February priced £2.50 per copy.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Doctor Who: Darkstar Academy - Cover & Info

BBC Audio have revealed the cover and synopsis of a new exlusive Doctor Who audio CD:

DARKSTAR ACADEMY - written by Mark Morris, read by Alexander Armstrong
When the Tardis is buffeted by ‘time slippage’, the Doctor experiences a terrible vision of the end of everything. Tracking the source of the disruption, he takes Rory and Amy to what appears to be an English public school in the 1950s. But as the friends are about to discover, there are some very unusual things about Darkstar Academy. For a start, the prefects carry guns, and then there is the strange forcefield that surrounds the perimeter. Not to mention the foot-long, crab-like creatures with spiny, armoured bodies... 

When the Doctor learns the truth about the Academy, he also discovers that the whole place is in terrible danger. But with a swarm of carnivorous creatures on the loose, what can he, Amy and Rory do to help prevent a terrible disaster?

Doctor Who: Darkstar Academy is on sale from 8th March at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Doctor Who: Series 7 Filming Begins Soon!

The BBC have confirmed that filming for the next series of Doctor Who is due to start on Monday 20th February, read on for further details:

It's almost time. New monsters are becoming real, old friends are returning to Cardiff and somewhere in Wales, a tweed jacket is being taken from its hanger and lovingly dusted off. It can only mean one thing - filming on the new series of Doctor Who begins on 20 February, 2012!

The first director to shout 'action' will be the award-winning Saul Metzstein whose previous credits include Micro Men (starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman), the critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping and BBC Wales' Upstairs Downstairs. For the very first time, Doctor Who will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which officially open in March. The production team includes Steven Moffat (executive producer and lead writer), Caroline Skinner (executive producer) and Marcus Wilson (producer).

The new series will see Matt Smith return as the Doctor in what Steven Moffat has described as 'the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we've ever made'. Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are both back, for what will be their final voyage with the Doctor - a thrilling rollercoaster ride which will culminate in a heart-breaking farewell to the Ponds. But there will be more shocks, surprises and adventures to come when the Doctor meets a new friend, in the last very place he could ever have expected...

And yes! We've been promised the return of some old monsters, but some new and terrifying ones lie in wait for the Doctor...

We'll be bringing you all the news about the incredible new series as it emerges, so stay tuned for some big surprises!

Series 7 of Doctor Who will debut in Autumn 2012 on BBC One and BBC One HD...

Friday, 10 February 2012

Torchwood: Army of One - Cover & Info

BBC Audio have released the cover and info on a new exclusive Torchwood audio CD story:

ARMY OF ONE - written by Ian Edginton, read by Kai Owen
Washington D.C., post-Miracle. The city has been hit by a spate of very unusual serial killings. The victims are different ages and genders and the locations vary, but each body has one thing in common - it has been reduced to a dried-up, dessicated husk.

Special Agent Lucas Avery has dealt with some tricky puzzles in his time, but this is stranger than anything he’s ever encountered. His one lead is a pair of names: ‘Gwen’ and ‘Rhys’...

For Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams, still recovering from the recent, traumatic events that shook the world, life is about to get difficult and dangerous again. For it’s not just Homeland Security on their trail, but something else - something alien, terrifying and deadly... 

Torchwood: Army of One is on sale from 8th March at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 444

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

106 episodes from the black-and-white years of Doctor Who are missing from the BBC's Archives; the original tapes long since wiped. However, film copies were made and sold all over the world in the 1960s and 70s. Where did these episodes go - and, more importantly, could they still exist somewhere today? DWM issue 444 presents the ultimate guide to which episodes were sold, where and when - and the chances of their survival. The answers might surprise you...


As work begins on the new series of Doctor Who, showrunner Steven Moffat takes DWM readers into his confidence, and looks ahead to the final fate of Amy and Rory - and just what might happen next...

At last, more than 30 years since the TV production was abandoned, Shada has been completed - thanks to BBC Books! DWM talks to author Gareth Robertsabout the challenges of writing a novel based on Douglas Adams' lost Fourth Doctor story.

DWM goes back to the 1977 and celebrates the season which introduced K9 and attempted some of the most ambitious stories in Doctor Who's history, as Countdown to 50! continues.

The Doctor and his new Greek philosopher chum Socrates meet the Gods of Olympus, while Amy and Rory face danger in ancient Athens! Don't miss the latest thrilling instalment of the brand new comic strip, The Chains of Olympus by Scott Gray, with art by Mike Collins.

Go on an ant hunt, explore the Ice Caves and feel the Dragon's fire! With fascinating new facts and photos, The Fact of Fiction guides you through the 1987 Seventh Doctor story that introduced Ace - Dragonfire!

If the love of your life is a Doctor Who fan, should you share their enthusiasm or leave them to it? Katherine Hadoke (wife of Toby) and Gigi Candon (wife of Johnny) discuss the pros and cons as the regular DWM debaters defer to their better halves in A Battle of Waves!

The Tenth Doctor and Rose team up with Queen Victoria to battle a savage werewolf in Scotland, 1879! With their mistletoe at the ready, what will The Time Team of Emma, Chris, Will and Michael make of Tooth and Claw?

The mysterious Watcher remembers a landmark in Doctor Who publishing, champions another Supporting Artist of the Month and challenges readers with his Six Faces of Delusion. Don't miss the latest Wotcha!

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

Issue 444 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 7th March priced £4.50 per copy.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 21

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

IN ISSUE 21...
Top 10 Explosions
The Dalek Saucer
Madame Vastra V Francesco
The Sontaran Stratagem
Where’s the Doctor? - Siren Galleon
K is for K9
Hotel Horrors 
Plus much more

Issue 21 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 21st February priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 255

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

"I’ve never been sure about Valentine’s Day. I mean, all that kissing. Do you Know how many germs there are when people kiss? It’s something I wish I didn’t know! "

"Five million - that’s now many germs there are in a big, bluerky smooch, and as many as 278 types! And you think monsters from space are a problem!"

These weeks issue comes with a Silence and Silurian mini army.

Also inside…
The Monsters are Coming
Design a Gadget
Pick of the Planets
Matt’s Secrets
Cold Comfort
Silurian Time-Line
Monster dates
Plus much more…

Issue 255 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 9th February priced £2.50 per copy.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Doctor Who Spectacular!

The BBC have confirmed that the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from Australia is to perform as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend, read on for more details:

History will be made this weekend as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster, performs Murray Gold's thrilling music from the two most recent series of Doctor Who.

It's the first time such an event has occurred outside the UK and the first and only Australian performances of the show will be this Saturday, 4th Feb at 2pm and 7pm at the Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both shows are sold out.

Inspired by the BBC Doctor Who Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will be an exhilarating live event, accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences showcasing Matt Smith's portrayal of the Doctor. BBC Wales' Paul Bullock, who produced the previous Doctor Who Proms and the seminal Doctor Who: A Celebration back in 2006, is producing this latest extravaganza.

The performances are hosted by Mark Sheppard, best known as Canton Everett Delaware III in The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon. He'll be joined by his old friends the Silence with a host of other monsters including Daleks, Cybermen and Judoon invading the auditorium!

Mark is clearly delighted to be back in the world of everyone's favourite Time Lord. "Doctor Who is such a fantastic show and the fans' loyalty is incredible,' he commented. 'The music has been a key component in the success of the show; it's instantaneously identifiable and spine-tingling. I can't wait to hear the sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - and the Tardis - filling Plenary Hall."

Matthew Van Besien, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Managing Director, was equally enthusiastic. "The response from the Australian public to this concert has been overwhelming and I know the Orchestra are really looking forward to being a part of such a unique and world famous production..."

In other news: Alex Kingston has rumoured that River Song "may" return in the next series of Doctor Who this Autumn, more details coming soon...

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 254

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

"I’ve just been to the Tea Farms in the clouds above Ripple. Nice place, smells all leafy but it can also dye your hair green. And your pants. Oops."

"I think there’s a mashing machine somewhere in the TARDIS. Sure I saw it in one of the velodromes."

"So, you enjoy this amazing mag and I’ll get on with the laundry."

This week's issue comes with a Judoon and Ood mini army...

Also inside…
Are your Family Aliens?
False Facts
Monster Jokes
Tardis Scanner - the Judoon
The Home Store
Backstage Secrets
Two of a kind
Plus much more…

Issue 254 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 7th February priced £2.50 per copy.