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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Brian Minchin Confirmed as New Executive Producer

The BBC have announced the new executive producer of Doctor Who, who will work alongside Steven Moffat in all future plans of the show, read on for further details:

BBC Cymru Wales has announced that Brian Minchin is to be the new executive producer of Doctor Who, alongside showrunner Steven Moffat.

Brian Minchin is an executive producer in BBC Wales drama, currently working on The Game, a new Cold War spy thriller from Toby Whithouse for BBC One, and Wizards vs Aliens, Russell T Davies’ hit show for CBBC. He has also worked as BBC executive producer on Dirk Gently and Being Human.

Brian produced the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated series The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as the UK sections of Torchwood: Miracle Day and was assistant producer on Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Brian, who grew up in Aberystwyth, joined the department in Cardiff in 2005 as a script editor working on BBC One Wales drama Belonging, before moving on to network dramas Doctor Who and Torchwood in the same role.

Brian says: “I’m thrilled and excited to be joining Steven Moffat on a show that has meant so much to me over the years. I’ve watched in awe as Steven has taken Doctor Who to wild and imaginative places and I can’t wait to get started on many more adventures with the Doctor.”

Faith Penhale, head of drama Wales, says: “I’ve no doubt Doctor Who will enjoy a very exciting time with Brian at the helm working alongside Steven. Since joining BBC Wales in 2005, he’s proved he has a fantastic eye for story and a sharp awareness of what makes a drama like Doctor Who unmissable.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, adds: “When I first took over Doctor Who, Brian was there as script editor, and in the most difficult time of a new Doctor and a new era, was completely brilliant. We lost him to producing The Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of our first run. Rising talent keeps rising, is how I comforted myself back then - but now I am beyond happy that Brian has risen all the way back to Doctor Who, in his new role of executive producer. I look forward to getting hopelessly lost in space and time with him.”

Minchin's new roll as executive producer is assumed to begin with the 2013 Christmas special. Doctor Who continues this Saturday in The Crimson Horror at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Name of the Doctor - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre has released the synopsis for episode thirteen of the current series of Doctor Who:

THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR - by Steven Moffat
Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future...

Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor is due to broadcast on Saturday 18th May on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - Tonight!

The second part of the seventh series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the tenth episode:

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS - by Stephen Thompson
A spaceship salvage team drags the Tardis on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his Tardis before it self-destructs.

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series continues next week with The Crimson Horror - more information coming then.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Who-Ology - Cover & Details

BBC Books have revealed the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who reference book:

Who-Ology
The official miscellany, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who

Who are the members of the Doctor’s family? What are the 20 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? 

Packed with amazing facts, figures and stories, Who-Ology is an unforgettable journey through fifty years of Doctor Who. Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited, from Totters Lane to Trenzalore. Get lost in guides to UNIT call signs, the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers and a complete list of Doctor Who monsters and their creators. Who-Ology is an utterly unique tour of space and time.

Doctor Who: Who-Ology is on sale from 11th May at all good book stores priced £12.99 per copy.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Latest News!

A round-up of the latest Doctor Who news:

NIGHTMARE IN SILVER - SYNOPSIS
The BBC Media Centre has released the official synopsis for episode twelve of the current series of Doctor Who:

NIGHTMARE IN SILVER - by Neil Gaiman
Hedgewick’s World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it’s now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess-playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor’s oldest foes. The Cybermen are back!

Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver is due to broadcast on Saturday 11th May at 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES - ISSUE 317
The cover and details of this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Doctor Who Adventures is scarier than ever!
This week's Doctor Who Adventures is packed with super-scares, as we take a look at the creepy episode Hide. It made us hide behind our sofa. Did you hide behind yours?

This awesome issue contains loads of monster laughs - a Cyberman makeover, more Alien Babies and the coolest posters ever! Also, this issue comes with a brilliant bag; perfect for transporting your fave mag about!

ALSO IN ISSUE 317...
Journey to the Centre of the Tardis
Interview
Time Teasers
Episode Guide
Doctor Doctor
Coral Maze
Where’s the Doctor? - Cat Nun Hospital
Guide to the Galaxy
Monster Fun
You Who
Plus much more...

Issue 317 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st May priced £2.99 per copy.

REGENERATION DVD BOXSET - COVER & DETAILS
BBC DVD have revealed the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who DVD limited edition collector's set, read on for further details:

Regeneration DVD Boxset
This beautifully-packaged limited edition coffee table book-styled collectors’ album is every Doctor Who fan’s dream possession. 

Individually numbered and boasting six DVDs with over 1000 minutes of Doctor Who footage, it brings together every Doctor’s regeneration episode: from the first Doctor, exhausted from battling the Cyberman, to Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor suffering from radiation unleashed by the Great One (a giant spider); and from the spectacular transformation of the Ninth Doctor to David Tennant’s emotional farewell as the Tenth. 

The album is adorned with superb photography from across the era and features detailed and informative accounts of every regeneration. And if that wasn’t enough, new to DVD is The Tenth Planet featuring the Doctor’s first regeneration - beautifully restored with the missing fourth episode now brought to life with stunning animation. Utilising the original soundtrack, off-screen photographs and a short surviving sequence of the Doctor’s regeneration, the episode has been now reconstructed in animated form, incorporating the restored version of the surviving sequence.

STORIES INCLUDED:
The Tenth Planet
The War Games 
Planet of the Spiders
Logopolis
The Caves of Androzani
Time and the Rani
Doctor Who: The Movie
Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways
The End of Time 

The Doctor Who: Regeneration DVD boxset is on sale from 24th June at all good DVD stores priced £61.27 per copy.

ELECTRONIC SONIC SCREWDRIVER TOYS
Character Options have revealed a new range of collectible Doctor Who electronic Sonic Screwdriver toys, read on for further details:

The Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life and now you can choose from four previous iconic designs.

Collection includes:
The Third Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
The Fourth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
River Song's Future Sonic Screwdriver

All feature realistic sound FX, while the Tenth’s Doctor’s Sonic and River’s Future Sonic also feature light FX. 3 x L1154 batteries included.

The electronic Sonic Screwdriver collection is on sale from May at all good toystores priced £9.99 each.

NEW TIME ZONE PLAYSETS
Character Options have revealed two of their new forthcoming "Time Zone" playsets, read on for further details:

Collect and build the universe of Doctor Who with these 3D card diorama playsets that feature different time zones visited by the Doctor in the hit TV series. You can travel between different time zones or clip the sets together to build bigger ‘zones’.

The playsets are in scale with the Doctor Who 3.75" action figure range so you can create your own adventures or simply display your collection. There are two Time Zone playsets to collect…

Dalek Invasion 2075AD
2075AD and the Daleks have invaded Earth once more. Using their mighty Saucer ships they bombard London driving the surviving population underground. Once they land, the Daleks patrol the ground looking for survivors in the rubble to either exterminate or transform into their puppets using Dalek nanocloud technology. In the skies the Daleks use long range ‘Hoverbout’ Anti-gravity disks to pursue the resistance.

The Tardis materialises near to a Trans-Sys matter transmission station in Hyde Park and the Doctor realises that he will need all his resources to once again defeat his oldest enemies and save the Earth from destruction. The future of the human race hangs in the balance. Playset also includes 1 exclusive hoverbout accessory.

Cold War 1983
In the cold waters of the Southern Arctic Ocean a Russian nuclear submarine is returning from patrol. As the ‘Cold War’ between the Americans and Russians drags on, tensions run high as the crew constantly run missile launch simulation drills. Also on board is a high ranking Russian scientist with a rapidly thawing block of ice - a block of ice which contains a mysterious creature.

When the creature revives, breaks loose and rampages through the ship, the Submarine loses all power and starts to sink, plunging deeper with every passing second. The Tardis materialises on board and, with mere seconds to spare, the Doctor saves the submarine but leaves it stranded and crippled 700 metres down. But that is the least of his worries when the Doctor realises they are up against one of his oldest and coldest enemies. Playset also includes 1 exclusive Ice Warrior Creature figurine.

Key Features
3D card diorama playset
Clip the sets together to build bigger ‘zones’
In scale with the Doctor Who 3.75-inch action figures
Each playset includes 1 x exclusive accessory or figurine

Both Time Zone playsets are on sale from May at all good toystores priced £9.99 each.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New 3.75" Spin & Fly Tardis Toy

Character Options have revealed their new Spin & Fly Tardis toy that is now in range with their forthcoming Doctor Who 3.75" figure range, read on for further details:

The Tardis, or Time and Relative Dimension In Space, is the Doctor's vehicle and home that can take him to any place and any time! Now you can control your very own Tardis, simply clip onto the clear flight cradle to make it spin and fly

This highly detailed replica is in scale with the Doctor Who 3.75" action figure collection. Features include spring loaded doors, authentic sound effects and a take-off, landing light and the new Tardis interior card . 3x AAA batteries required.

The new Spin & Fly Tardis toy is on sale from May at all good toystores priced £12.99 per purchase.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Create a Soundtrack Competition Launched!

The BBC have begun a new Doctor Who competition for secondary school students aged between 11-16, read on for further details:

Create a Soundtrack Competition
A brilliant new competition is giving young people the chance to create a soundtrack to a recent clip from Doctor Who that will be showcased at the BBC Proms in 2013!

Music has always been a vital part of Doctor Who and BBC Learning and BBC Proms today announced a competition to inspire all UK secondary school students (aged 11-16) to get involved with this side of the show. The challenge is simple - we’re asking young people to create a short soundtrack to accompany a scene from the Doctor’s adventures.

Entries will be judged by top composers, including Ben Foster (conductor and orchestrator for Doctor Who and composer for Torchwood) and winners will be mentored by professional composers. The winning soundtracks will be showcased within the Doctor Who Proms on 13th July and 14th July, 2013… but hurry! The closing date for entries is Friday 24th May, 2013.

Feel you need help? Don’t worry! We’ve got a special film full of great pointers along with a suite of videos that provide an insider’s guide to music technology and don’t forget to watch the two scenes we’re asking your soundtrack to accompany. And if you need more inspiration, take a look at where your music could be heard... The winners will have their soundtracks premiered at the Doctor Who Proms on 13th July and at the following day’s Doctor Who Proms.

You can download and fill in the all-important application form and please read the terms and conditions which also include details about age groups, how schools should get involved and what teams are allowed to take part.

For more information on how to enter, click here.

Monday, 22 April 2013

New Character Building Sets

Character Options have revealed new two playsets from their Doctor Who Character Building range, read on for further details:

Dalek Skimmer Mini-Vechicle
When huge Dalek saucers appear in the skies of planets they are invading, they release hundreds of Dalek Skimmers from their launch bays, swarming over a planet to hunt down and exterminate any survivors!

Bristling with missiles and advanced Dalek weaponry, and piloted by two Daleks, the Dalek Skimmer strikes fear into the heart of all who see them!

Cyberman Speeder Mini-Vechicle
Cold and emotionless the Cybermen wage an eternal war across the Galaxy invading peaceful planets and converting the inhabitants into Cybermen, Slow-footed, the Cybermen use their sleek and fast Cyber-speeders to capture their prey alive.

Their fate - having their bodies replaced with cyber technology, converting them into dreaded Cybermen!

Both sets are on sale now at all good toystores priced £9.99 each.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Hide - Tonight!

The second part of the seventh series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 6:45pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the ninth episode:

HIDE - by Neil Cross
Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series continues next week with Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - more information coming then.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Series 7, Part 2 - Episode 13 Title Revealed!

The BBC have finally confirmed the title of the Doctor Who series seven final as:

THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR

Read on for further details:

The title of the series finale has been revealed and is the hugely intriguing: The Name of the Doctor.

The poster for the series’ final adventure was unveiled today and it also confirms that Alex Kingston is back, joining Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman for what promises to be a jaw-dropping end to a spectacular series.

But we’re not there, yet! We’ve still to unravel the mystery of Clara - the woman ‘twice killed’ and yet still by the Doctor’s side… What secrets does she hold? And in the weeks ahead we’ve a trip to a haunted house, a journey to the centre of the Tardis and a nightmare clash with the mighty Cybermen. But after all those adventures we have The Name of the Doctor and stand by for something that you might always have believed to be impossible…

Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor will broadcast on Saturday 18th May, while the series continues tomorrow night with Hide at 6:45pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Music of Doctor Who Returns to BBC Proms!

The BBC have announced that the music of Doctor Who will return to the BBC Proms this year for two spectacular nights, read on for further details:

In its 50th-anniversary year, Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a spectacular concert featuring Murray Gold’s music for the series, plus pieces by Bach, Bizet and Debussy, and a special performance of one of the most iconic theme tunes in television history. Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster, the Prom includes a host of alien friends and foes plus a very special appearance by Matt Smith.

The Doctor Who Prom will commence on Saturday 13th July at 7:30pm at the Royal Albert Hall in London and will be repeated the next day (Sunday 14th July) at 10:30pm at the same location, more information and ticket availability coming soon.

The Crimson Horror - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre has released the official synopsis for episode eleven of the current series of Doctor Who:

THE CRIMSON HORROR - by Mark Gatiss
There’s something very odd about Mrs Gillyflower’s Sweetville mill, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people. There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror!

Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror is due to broadcast on Saturday 4th May at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 316

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

Doctor Who Adventures is mean and green!
This week's Doctor Who Adventures is meaner and greener than ever before - and that's because we've got the essential guide to the Ice Warriors! Even Grand Marshal Skaldak would approve.

Not only is this issue bursting with tricky puzzles, monster laughs and epic posters, it comes with a Design your own Doctor kit! Give your little Doctor a cool hat and a bow tie and choose an exciting background for him!

ALSO IN ISSUE 316...
Hide
Time Teasers
Episode Guide
Doctor Doctor
Cold War
Teachers Pet
Where’s the Doctor? - Mission to Mars
Guide to the Galaxy
Alien Babies
Whoniverse Collection
You Who
Plus much more...

Issue 316 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 24th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Daemons Figure Set - Forbidden Planet Exclusive

Character Options and Underground Toys have revealed yet another classic Doctor Who figure set exclusive to Forbidden Planet, read on for more details:

The Daemons Figure Set
In the peaceful village of Devil’s End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound and a local white has foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Daemon.

Contents:
Brigadier figure in Jersey with UNIT Beret & Pistol
The Master figure in Robes
Daemon figure

The Daemons figure set is on sale from 31st August exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £29.99 per purchase.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Doctor Who - The Daleks

Panini, publishers of Doctor Who magazine, have released details of a new one-off edition magazine based on Doctor Who's greatest foe the Daleks, read on for further details:

From the makers of the award-winning Doctor Who magazine comes the ultimate celebration of the Doctor's greatest enemies, the Daleks! This lavishly illustrated collectors' volume contains many rare and previously unseen photos, and includes a wealth of features including an in-depth look at every single Dalek story since 1963 and interviews with the actors, directors and designers who created the iconic monsters. 

Doctor Who: The Daleks magazine is on sale from 16th May at all good newsagents priced £9.99 per copy.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

First Look at Ice Warrior Action Figure!

SFX have revealed the first of a range of new upcoming Doctor Who action figures from Character Options, which in comparison to previously released figures and playsets, is scaled to the new size of 3.75", read on for further details on the upcoming releases:

Character Options is launching a new range of 3.75-inch Doctor Who figures to celebrate to the 50th anniversary show, and SFX has your first look at the new, upcoming Ice Warrior figure.

“After huge popular demand from fans, 2013 will see the launch of a range of new series 3¾ inch figures and playsets. The new collection will succeed the incredibly successful 5-inch figures portraying both characters and storylines from the new series including The Eleventh Doctor, his new companion Clara as well as many of the foes he has met over the past 50 years,” says Character Options brand manager Mark Hunt.

He adds: “We also have some very special 50th Anniversary product for later in the year… but that is top secret!”

Describing why Character Options has begun the new range with its new size, Hunt says, “This is the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who and we wanted to create something that was new for the brand and refresh our product offering, and create some demand amongst both avid collectors, fans and children. Our market research showed that many children today are collecting smaller figures and boys action figures across the market are moving to this size.

“The new size also allows us to bring a more affordable price point that we would not be able to at this time with a 5-inch figure. This again is reacting to the market conditions and makes the figures more accessible to more fans. Again in such a special year it was important that we cater for as many as possible.”

These highly detailed, realistic and poseable 3.75 action figures include characters from Doctor Who series seven including Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen armies, and, of course, the Ice Warriors!

The figure is will be on sale next month along with a a range of new Doctor Who figures from series seven, priced £6.99 each, more details coming soon.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Cold War - Tonight!

The second part of the seventh series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the eighth episode:

COLD WAR - by Mark Gatiss
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake! 

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series continues next week with Hide - more information coming then.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Destiny of the Doctor: Smoke and Mirrors - Cover & Details

BBC AudioGo have revealed the cover and synopsis of the fifth edition of the Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor audio series, read on for further details:

SMOKE AND MIRRORS - written by Steve Lyons, performed by Janet Fielding & Tim Beckmann
The Doctor answers a psionic distress call being sent from England in the 1920s. There, in the environs of a fairground, he is reunited with an old friend: Harry Houdini.

To Adric and Nyssa the name means very little, but to the Doctor’s companion Tegan he is a legend. Escape artist extraordinaire, Houdini’s reputation will last for decades.

But how come Harry knows so much about Tegan herself? Is it really just guesswork, as he says? Is Harry right to be concerned about the fairground’s fortune teller, who claims to have supernatural skills? Both he and the Doctor suspect an alien influence they know of old. What neither the Doctor nor his friends realise is that, somewhere in the shadows, a far more sinister and familiar presence is lying in wait for them…

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor - Smoke and Mirrors is on sale from 2nd May at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy and all digital online MP3 websites priced £3.99 per download.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 315

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

Doctor Who Adventures has a cool new-look!
This week's Doctor Who Adventures has loads of new episode info. We take a look at The Rings of Akhaten and give you a sneak preview of Cold War! You will not want to miss this awesome episode! This issue is also packed with more monster facts, tricky puzzles and loads of laughs!

If you've ever wanted to create your own Dalek army, then don't miss this week's issue, it comes with a paint-your-own Dalek kit. Will you create a brand-new type of Dalek?

ALSO IN ISSUE 315...
Alien Spotting
Time Teasers
Doctor Doctor
Planet that Went Backwords
Where’s the Doctor? - Racnoss Webstar
Guide to the Galaxy
Alien Babies
Whoniverse Collection
You Who
Plus much more...

Issue 215 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 17th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre has released the official synopsis for episode ten of the current series or Doctor Who:

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS - by Stephen Thompson
A spaceship salvage team drags the Tardis on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his Tardis before it self-destructs.

Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the Tardis is due to broadcast on Saturday 27th April at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 52

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

IN ISSUE 52...
Top 10 Monster Invasions
The Compression Eliminator
The Doctor’s Ganger v Krynoids
Asylum of the Daleks
Where’s the Doctor? - Tardis Trouble
Z is for Zzzzzzzz
Plus much more…

Issue 52 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 23rd April priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Series 7, Part 2 DVD & Blu-ray - Covers & Details

BBC DVD have revealed the cover and synopsis for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Series 7: Part 2 of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

Dust off your bow ties (bow ties ARE cool) and get ready to witness the official introduction of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman in the opening episode entitled The Bells of Saint John, written by Steven Moffat. Set in London and featuring iconic landmarks like The Shard and Westminster Bridge, the Doctor has to battle a new enemy, the Spoonheads as he discovers that something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Doctor Who Series 7 - Part 2 promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet, to coincide with the fantastic Doctor Who 50th Anniversary year. With episodes written by Steven Moffat, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss, the Doctor will have to outwit foes, both old and new including Cybermen and Ice Warriors.

Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is joined by a stellar list of guest stars including: Celia Imrie; Richard E Grant; Warwick Davies, Jessica Raine; Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, as well as for the first time on screen together, mother and daughter 'combo' Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling. 

EPISODES INCLUDED
 7.X: The Snowmen
7.06: The Bells of Saint John
7.07: The Rings of Akhaten
7.08: Cold War
7.09: Hide
7.10: Journey to the Centre of the Tardis
7.11: The Crimson Horror
7.12: Nightmare in Silver
7.13: The Name of the Doctor

EXTRAS
Clara's White Christmas - Behind the Scenes on The Snowmen
The Great Detective
Vastra Investigates
The Bells of Saint John Prequel
Clarence and the Whispermen
The Companions - Documentary

INCLUDED WITH BBC SHOP EDITION: 9 Art Cards

Doctor Who: Series 7 - Part 2 is on sale from 20th May at all good DVD stores priced £17.75 on DVD format and £21.50 on Blu-ray format. The BBC Shop edition of the set, including nine art cards, will be priced £17.49 on DVD format and £20.99 on Blu-ray format.

Monday, 8 April 2013

50th Anniversary - Kate Stewart to Return

The BBC have revealed that Jemma Redgrave, who played Kate Stewart in the episode The Power of Three, will return to Doctor Who in the 50th anniversary special, read on for further details:

We’re delighted to reveal that Jemma Redgrave will be returning to Doctor Who for the show’s fiftieth anniversary special. She previously appeared in 2012’s The Power of Three playing Kate Stewart, daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

Jemma is part of a brilliant cast that is already known to include Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman who are joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper plus screen legend John Hurt and Joanna Page. 

Filming is underway on the special which will also be shown in 3D in cinemas later this year. Doctor Who continues on BBC One and BBC One HD this Saturday at 6:00pm with the episode Cold War.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cold War - Trailer

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A trailer for next episode of Doctor Who, Cold War, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Cold War will broadcast next Saturday at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Rings of Akhaten - Tonight!

The second part of the seventh series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the seventh episode:

THE RINGS OF AKHATEN - by Neil Cross
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded. 

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series continues next week with Cold War - more information coming then.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 459

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

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine features full previews of next few episodes to hit your screens over the next few weeks - and writer Mark Gatiss tells DWM how excited he was to bring back one of Doctor’s Who’s iconic monsters in Cold War:

"The Ice Warriors are back where they belong and I’m absolutely thrilled! Whilst absolutely respecting the source, the source has huge gaps in which you can invent. I was talking to a couple of members of the crew, and they had no idea the Ice Warriors were an old monster. It’s very powerful. You don’t need to know they first appeared in the '60s."

"thought, 'Why don’t we put the Ice Warriors on a sub?'" Mark continues. "And suddenly it all clicked! The submarine set is amazing. Fantastic! The moment it’s all lit and full of steam, it’s incredibly believable."

ALSO IN ISSUE 459...

HIDE AND SEEK
Jessica Raine, soon to be seen as Doctor Who’s original producer Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time and star of Call the Midwife, reveals all about guest-starring in the forthcoming episode Hide - and how she believes in ghosts!

WHERE THERE’S A WILLS
Anneke Wills looks back on her time as glam-girl Polly, companion to the First and Second Doctors - and how thrilling it was to be present at the first-ever regeneration.

THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES
As the Ice Warriors return to menace the Eleventh Doctor, DWM winds back the clock to 1967 and the Doctor’s first encounter with the Lords of the red planet. Discover a wealth of fascinating facts about what happened to the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria when they fought Varga on Britannicus Base as The Ice Warriors is thawed out in The Fact of Fiction.

MAN AT THE TOP
Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat answers more of your questions - including what Blink and his his other stories were originally called…

ROAD RAGE
The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones get stuck in traffic when they travel into the future for a visit to New Earth. The Time Team get caught in the Gridlock, but what will Will, Emma, Chris and Michael make of it all?

TRIBAL DANCE
The Doctor faces his past in more ways than one as the Hunters are revealed to be the unearthly Tribe of Gum! The Doctor, Ian and Barbara attempt to unravel the mystery in Part Four of our epic comic strip, Hunters of the Burning Stone, written by Scott Grey and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.

SECOND HELPINGS
It’s 2006 and Doctor Who has become the most talked about show on TV! David Tennant is the new Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose - and the sky’s the limit on the trip of the a lifetime. DWM’s trip through five decades of adventure reaches Series 28 in Countdown to 50!

PRACTICAL PARENTING
What do you do when your children swap Time Lords for another interest? Jacqueline Rayner soothes the fevered brow of Doctor Who-loving parents everywhere in Relative Dimensions.

CAUGHT IN A VACCUUM
The Watcher ponders the triangular nature of one of Doctor Who’s greatest design innovations in A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects, jumps to the left for a Rocky Horror-themed Six Faces of Delusion and dazzles with more entries from the Stockbridge English Dictionary. Its Wotcha!

PLUS!
All the latest offical news, reviews and previews from the worlds of Doctor Who, prize-winning competitions and crossword, and, much, much more.

Issue 459 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st May priced £4.75 per copy.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 314

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

Doctor Who Adventures has a cool new-look!
"It’s been a busy week - I don’t think anyone will trust their Wi-Fi again, will they? And what’s really exciting is my brand-new travelling chum, Clara. Okay, she’s a lady-sized mystery of epic mysteriousness, but she’s loads of fun! Geronimo!"


This week's Doctor Who Adventures is packed with monster laughs, cool comics, totally tricky puzzles and top new episode info. We also have an interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays the Doctor's new assistant Clara!

If you think you've got what it takes to be the Doctor, then don't miss this issue - it comes with a sonic screwdriver and a model Silent to make. The Doctor never goes anywhere without his sonic screwdriver!

ALSO IN ISSUE 314...
The Rings of Akhaten
Jenna Interview
Time Teasers
Episode Guide
Monster Draw
Behind the Scenes
Mystery of the Mould
Where’s the Doctor? - Seaside Fun
You Who
Plus much more…

Issue 314 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 10th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

50th Anniversary - The Zygons to Return!

The BBC have today revealed that an old enemy is to return in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, read on for further details:

We’re delighted to confirm that the Zygons are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge. Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back…

We’ve already confirmed that in the anniversary special Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper. Screen legend John Hurt is also in the cast and earlier today we revealed that Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, The Syndicate) would also be appearing in this eagerly anticipated adventure.

Filming for the 50th anniversary special has already begun and is due to air later this year. In other news: Steven Moffat has been nominated by Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for his Doctor Who stories Asylum of the Daleks, The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen. The results will be announced on 1st September. Doctor Who continues this week in The Rings of Akhaten; Saturday - 6:15pm, BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Roots of Evil - Cover & Details

Puffin have revealed the cover and synopsis of the fourth edition of their ebooks celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

THE ROOTS OF EVIL - by Philip Reeve
When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box. As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests...

Doctor Who: The Roots of Evil will be released on 23rd April onto all good digital media outlets priced £1.99 per download and will be available as a physical paperpack in November to co-elide with Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, more information coming soon.