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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year's Eve! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

Another year is nearly done and dusted, as 2014 draws to a close. The main highlights for the year was the eighth series of Doctor Who, which properly introduced Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth incarnation of the last of the Time Lords. Travelling on with Clara Oswald, the pair took on clockwork droids in Victorian London, ventured inside a Dalek, encountered Robin Hood and even broke into the biggest bank in the universe, before coming face to face with an old enemy who planned to raise an army out of the dead. Enjoy your new year celebrations tonight, as 2015 is just around the corner...

Friday, 26 December 2014

Series 9 - Jenna Colemen Confirmed

Steven Moffat has confirmed that Jenna Coleman will continue her role as Clara Oswald for the whole of series nine of Doctor Who, Moffat, Coleman and Peter Capaldi had the following to say:

Steven Moffat confirmed that "Jenna is in all of the next series. There was a certain amount of to-ing and fro-ing. I always think I’m quite good at winding up people on this but Jenna completely outplayed me when she said in an interview ‘I’m not telling you if I’m staying or going because it’s just more exciting’. And it occurred to us all that we don’t start shooting until January so we could actually keep it a secret."

Jenna Coleman said: "It’s wonderful - a whole other series of stories with the Doctor. I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved, there’s so much more to do and I think Clara and the Doctor have finally just reached a point where they really understand each other."

Capaldi said: "I think Jenna’s been just fantastic and it’s been such a pleasure to work with her - and especially for me as the new person onto the show, she’s just been fantastic - and so I was so excited and delighted when she finally [agreed to stay]."

Filming for the new series will begin in January and will broadcast in late 2015 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

It's that time of year again to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and enjoy a day of opening presents, joining family and friends for Christmas dinner, and of course, watching the annual Doctor Who Christmas special, which broadcasts tonight at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis:

LAST CHRISTMAS - by Steven Moffat
The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas together! Trapped on an Arctic base under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. Doctor Who will return next year with its ninth series, more details coming soon.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas Eve! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

It's December 24th - Christmas Eve, with only one day to go until the big day! So enjoy tonight's pre-celebrations and get ready for Christmas Day and the annual Doctor Who Christmas special, as Last Christmas is to broadcast tomorrow at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Doctor Who Magazine - The 2015 Yearbook

The cover and details of a special edition of Doctor Who magazine:

The latest special edition of Doctor Who magazine reviews an incredible year for the programme, its spin-offs and licensed merchandise. Highlights include the magazine's first major interview with the show’s executive producer, Brian Minchin, in which he reflects on Peter Capaldi’s first year as the Doctor and looks forward to further adventures with the twelfth Doctor.

Editor Marcus Hearn said: "This is the Doctor Who magazine almanac. We’ve taken a fresh look at every episode from Peter Capaldi’s first series, but we’ve also explored many other corners of the Doctor Who universe. For many fans, the television series is just part of a world that includes DVDs, Blu-rays, books, soundtrack albums, audio dramas and action figures. We’ve tried to reflect the last 12 months in all those different areas."

Also inside the 100 page issue:
  • Features on every episode in Peter Capaldi’s first series.
  • We speak to the team that accompanied Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the Doctor Who World Tour.
  • Fourth Doctor Tom Baker discusses his return to television and audio Doctor Who.
  • Eighth Doctor Paul McGann reveals what he thinks about Capaldi’s Doctor.
  • Orchestrator and conductor Ben Foster previews the 2015 Symphonic Spectacular.
  • Inside the new ‘making of’ show, Doctor Who Extra.
  • Behind the scenes at the new Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.
  • Interviews with some of the key players behind recent books, soundtracks, audio dramas, DVDs, Blu-rays and action figures.
  • Highlights from the year’s newspaper and magazine reviews of Doctor Who.
  • A round up of Doctor Who’s awards and honours from the last 12 months.
  • Detailed tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away in 2014.
  • ...and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine: The 2015 Yearbook is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents priced £5.99 per copy. In other news: the title of the first episode of series nine of Doctor Who has recently been revealed as The Magician's Apprentice.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Last Christmas - New Clip

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The BBC have released  a new clip from the upcoming 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special - Last Christmas - you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Last Christmas will broadcast Christmas Day at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Last Christmas - New Trailer

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The TV trailer for the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special - Last Christmas - is currently broadcasting in between programmes on various BBC channels, you can watch it above. Doctor Who:  Last Christmas will broadcast Christmas Day at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 481

The cover and details of the current edition of Doctor Who magazine:

LAST CHRISTMAS IS PREVIEWED IN THE BUMPER 100-PAGE DWM 481!

Head writer Steven Moffat unwraps this year’s Christmas Special, Last Christmas, and gives Doctor Who magazine the lowdown on the Doctor’s face-off with Santa…

"I think I’m being pretty open that it’s Santa meets Alien meets The Thing from Another World meets Miracle on 34th Street," Steven laughs. "It’s a weird mash up! There’s a base under siege, there are scary monsters. It’s one of the scariest Christmas Specials we’ve made, actually…"

ALSO INSIDE THIS GIANT CHRISTMAS-SIZED ISSUE…
  • DWM talks exclusively to Santa himself, Nick Frost, along with his elf helpers, the Wolf and Ian, played by Nathan McMullen and Dan Starkey. Meanwhile, Michael Troughton, who plays Professor Albert, talks about making his television Doctor Who début, and his close family connection to the series.
  • Rachel Talalay, director of this year’s phenomenal two-part finale, Dark Water and Death in Heaven, talks to DWM about the challenges of bringing this masterful Cyber-story to our screens.
  • DWM comic strip artist Mike Collins goes back to the drawing board and reveals all about his new role as a storyboard artist for the latest television series of Doctor Who.
  • Former showrunner Russell T Davies reveals new facts about 2007’s Voyage of the Damned in The Fact of Fiction!
  • 2014 gave us a new series and a fantastic new Doctor, and DWM looks over the past 12 months with the Review of 2014!
  • The first part of a brand-new comic strip for the Twelfth Doctor and Clara as they embark on a wartime desert adventure in The Instruments of War, written and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • The intrepid Time Team passes comment on 2008’s festive Cyber-Special The Next Doctor.
  • It may be Christmas, but Steven Moffat still has time to answer readers’ questions in his exclusive column.
  • Jaqueline Rayner compiles her Christmas wish-list for Relative Dimensions.
  • The Watcher presents his annual Fiendishly Festive Christmas Quiz!
  • Have your say on Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor in the DWM Season Survey.
  • Dark Water and Death in Heaven are put under the spotlight in The DWM Review.
  • The Watcher goes back to the early days of Doctor Who merchandise in Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, competitions, and much more!

Issue 481 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 7th January 2015 priced £5.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

BBC Theme Park Featuring Doctor Who to Open!

BBC Worldwide have announced plans to construct a £2 billion theme park and holiday resort in Kent, UK in 2020, read on for further details:

The attractions are planned to include the broadcaster’s most popular shows including Doctor Who, Sherlock and Top Gear.

Stephen Davies, director of live events at BBC Worldwide, said: "We’re always looking for opportunities to extend fans’ enjoyment of their favourite shows and the idea behind the resort is a really exciting way of celebrating the very special place the BBC has in British culture."

David Testa, director of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), said: "We are delighted to bring the world’s leading public service broadcaster on board this project."

"The BBC has played an instrumental role in shaping the British entertainment industry for nearly a century, creating some of the most iconic and cherished characters on TV and radio."

"It seems only right therefore that its programmes will be present at the new London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which will combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture."

Further details, including what kinds of rides and featured would be constructed, are to be confirmed.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 359

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

Jenna Coleman tells Doctor Who Adventures magazine what she thinks the Doctor would get Clara for Christmas...
Inside the magazine you’ll find the first pictures from the Christmas episode plus we’ve got an exclusive interview with actress Jenna Coleman who talks about the upcoming episode.

"It’s about what’s real and what isn’t and about dreams," she says. "And Father Christmas is in it - with elves! It’s not your traditional Christmas but there are definitely some traditional elements in there."

Jenna also tells us what she likes about Christmas Day, the first Christmas she remembers and what present she thinks the Doctor would get her. "A mask - because he’s always commenting how she looks tired. A mask with his own face on it probably!"

The issue comes with a free monster kit, which includes four brilliant characters to build.

ALSO:
  • 25 awesome facts for every day until Christmas.
  • What would the Doctor’s enemies get him for Christmas?
  • A seasonal adventure for the Doctor and Clara in an exciting comic strip.
  • Race Against Time with a cool board game.
  • Cut out a scary Snowman mask!
  • Read a guide to Christmas monster invasions.
  • Make Monster gift tags for your presents.
  • Read a festive behind-the-scenes feature.
  • Mega prize page, puzzles and four posters - including a stunning image from the Christmas special. 
  • You can win The Complete David Tennant Years and loads of Doctor Who books, too.

Issue 359 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 30th December priced £3.99 per copy.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Radio Times - New Doctor Who-Themed Cover

Doctor Who as once again made it onto the cover of the latest edition of Radio Times magazine - this time promoting the upcoming 2014 Christmas special Last Christmas. Read on for further details:

Doctor Who has previously featured such concepts as killer mannequins, flying sharks and the revelation that the moon is, in fact, a giant egg. Yet even by the sci-fi show's standards, the Doctor coming face-to-face with Santa Claus, and some Alien-like monsters, in the Christmas special is a bit out there.

Fortunately, showrunner Steven Moffat is more than aware of the apparent absurdity, and has assured fans in the latest issue of Radio Times that he hasn't, "completely lose my marbles here."

"I sense that the very people who think they might hate this," he says, "won't hate it at all. Of all the Christmas specials I've done, it's the one most like the paradigm Doctor Who episode."

Last Christmas, which features guest star Nick Frost as Santa himself, will continue from his surprise cameo in the finale of series eight, placing him in a story about a group of scientists that are beset by monsters at the North Pole. 

"It does look like the most insane moment when Santa turns up [at the end of Death in Heaven," continues Moffat, "but we haven't gone off our rockers. No, Santa is written in properly, in a science fiction way, into Doctor Who."

He also adds that while the episode does bundle up its festive content in a "big lump of goodness," the rest of the special is, "actually a scary, tense and claustrophobic adventure. It's The Thing meets Miracle on 34th Street - the movie we've all been waiting for. It's certainly the strangest bloody thing I've ever written."

Elsewhere in the interview, Moffat talks about how he came to cast Nick Frost ("how perfect is his name!"), whether the Master is really dead ("she's entirely unzappable!") and the biggest challenge that the show faced after the casting of Peter Capaldi's older Twelfth Doctor.

"[The big challenge] was people freaking out in America about casting an older Doctor because it's simply not part of their tradition. It isn't here either anymore. But there was an increase in ratings, so hooray for the stern older man. We've been thrilled by it." 

This issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents priced £1.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Action Figures - Wave 3B

Character Options have revealed their next assortment of Doctor Who 3.75" action figures, read on for further details:

A great gift for fans of any age, these highly detailed, realistic and poseable action figures include some iconic characters from the hit TV show Doctor Who.

Re-enact scenes from your favourite storylines or simply create your own adventures across space and time. Battle against some famous foes like the supreme beings that are the Daleks and the Skovox Blitzer, which are also included in this exciting collection of Doctor Who 3.75" action figures.

WAVE 3B INCLUDES:
Tenth Doctor in Blue Suit (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Tenth Doctor in Blue Suit & Long Coat (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Eleventh Doctor in Green Coat (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Twelfth Doctor (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Amy Pond in Brown Jacket
Skovok Blitzer
Gold Supreme Dalek
Dalek with Mutant Scoop

Each character has its own red Doctor Who display base (Dalek action figures do not include display base). 

The wave is on sale from 31st January 2015 at all good toy stores priced £6.99 each. In other news: The BBC have confirmed that the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special Last Christmas will broadcast on Christmas Day at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

2014 Christmas Special - Title & First Promo Revealed

The BBC have revealed the first promo for the upcoming 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special (as seen above) as well as it title. Written by Steven Moffat, the festive special is titled:

LAST CHRISTMAS

The full press pack can be read below:

The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

Will this really be the Last Christmas for the Doctor and Clara? And what exactly are these terrifying creatures? It’s not the first time the Doctor has visited the Arctic of course. It’s previously been home to an Ice Warrior in Cold War - and the Cybermen! Perhaps there are clues to be found if you watch the teaser for the Christmas episode. You can also catch this exclusive clip for Children in Need.

As Danny Cohen, Director of Television, says: “This year's Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. There's world-class talent, edge of your seat drama, outstanding comedy and fantastic storytelling. Across our channels we will bring families together and provide something for everyone.”


The episode will star Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost, Michael Troughton and Nathan McMullen - along with a host of guest stars.

Last Christmas will broadcast this Christmas on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Doctor Who - 51 Years On

51 years ago to this day, the first ever Doctor Who episode was broadcast for the first time on BBC Television. 51 years on, and the show as produced 34 successful series consisting of over 200 stories within 812 episodes, 1 TV movie and 5 animation serials, as well as a host of mini-episodes and 4 spin-off shows. Next up in the series is the 2014 Christmas special, set to broadcast next month to BBC One and BBC One HD.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DOCTOR WHO!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Time Traveller's Journal - Cover & Details

BBC Books have revealed the cover and details of new Doctor Who reference book, read on for further details:

Time Traveller's Journal
The ultimate fill-in book for Doctor Who fans! Unleash your creativity and get stuck into this brilliant journal celebrating everything you love about Doctor Who. It’s packed with inspirational quotes from time travellers, interactive prompts, fun doodles and important lists for you to fill in.

Who is your favourite Doctor? How would you upgrade a Cyberman? Who are your top ten companions? What does the Thirteenth Doctor look like? Shaped entirely by your imagination, this special book is for the perfect compendium of everything you love about the show.

Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal is on sale from 7th May 2015 at all good book stores priced £8.99 per copy.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Crawling Terror - Audio CD Cover & Details

BBC Audio have revealed the cover and details for an audio adaptation of a previously released Doctor Who novel, read on for further details:

THE CRAWLING TERROR - written by Mike Tucker, read by Neve McIntosh
Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. ‘Mummy there’s a daddy longlegs in my room!’ Then the screaming starts… Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn’t the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn’t the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. 

With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe.

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror audio CD is on sale from 15th January 2015 at all good CD stores priced £25.00 per copy.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Series 8 - BBC Declares as Triumph

The BBC have today revealed that the broadcast of series eight of Doctor Who has been declared "a triumph", read on for further details:

Series eight saw Peter Capaldi take up the iconic role of the Doctor, with an average consolidated audience of 7.4m viewers every week in the UK.

This an increase of 39% on the overnight figures reported the day after broadcast. This includes the 9.2m average audience that watched Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi’s debut episode, which is the highest figure for a non-special episode (Christmas/50th anniversary) since the opening episode of series 5 (Matt Smith’s debut) in 2010. These figures show how Doctor Who has consistently achieved big audiences across the last three series - series 7a/7b combined had an average consolidated audience of 7.4m, series 6a/6b attracted 7.5m and series 5 was viewed by 7.3m.

There has been over 18.9m requests to watch Doctor Who series eight on BBC iPlayer - an average of 1.6m requests for each of the 12 episodes.

In the U.S, consolidated figures for the first 10 episodes have seen series eight experience a 23% uplift in total audience in Live+7 on series seven. The series eight premiere was the show’s highest-rated series premiere ever on BBC America, and is the first BBC Worldwide series ever to simultaneously hold the #1 slot in the Main TV Season Charts across all major Electronic Sell-through platforms in the U.S within 48 hours of episode 1’s release on August 24th 2014. In Canada, on the Space channel, the first 10 episodes of series eight have seen a 22% uplift in consolidated audience size on series seven.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer said: "We never take it for granted, but the miracle has happened again - the nation has taken a brand new Doctor to its heart."

Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television added: "It’s been an outstanding debut series for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and I’m very grateful to Peter, Steven Moffat and everyone involved."

Doctor Who Extra, which offers viewers a behind the scenes look at making one of the nation’s best loved dramas has had 1.3m BBC iPlayer requests and reached 2.4m people on BBC Red Button to date.

Doctor Who is set to return next month with its annual Christmas special, more details coming soon.

Friday, 14 November 2014

2014 Christmas Special - Clip

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As part of BBC Children in Need night, a clip from the upcoming 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special was shown, you can watch it above. The special is set to broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

2014 Christmas Special - Preview on Children in Need

The BBC have confirmed that a preview of the upcoming 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special will be shown during this year's BBC Children in Need night, read on for further details:

The Doctor returns next month for the Doctor Who Christmas Special… We already know it features Nick Frost who popped up at the end of Death in Heaven as Santa Claus, and as previously reported the Christmas episode will also have several other big name guest stars joining Peter Capaldi!

But you don’t have wait until the festive period to rejoin the Doctor… As usual there will be a Doctor Who presence in this year’s BBC Children in Need. The annual appeal night, packed with stars, surprises and some great comedy sketches, will be on BBC One this coming Friday, 14 November. 

Make sure you’re watching to catch a treat for Doctor Who fans!

BBC Children in Need night will broadcast live this Friday from 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

2014 Christmas Special - Teaser Trailer

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After the broadcast of the Doctor Who series eight finale last Saturday, a teaser trailer for the upcoming 2014 Christmas special was shown, you can watch it above. The special will broadcast this Christmas on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Death in Heaven received an overnight rating of 5.45 million with an appreciation index of 83%, the final BARB ratings will be released next week. The final BARB ratings for Dark Water have recently been confirmed as 7.84 million.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Death in Heaven - Tonight!

The current series of Doctor Who concludes tonight at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the twelfth and final episode:

DEATH IN HEAVEN - by Steven Moffat
With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast, Doctor Who Extra will also be available to watch on BBC Red Button and online. Doctor Who will return later this year with its annual Christmas special - more information coming then.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Death in Heaven - Clip

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The BBC have released a clip from the last episode of the current series of Doctor Who - Death in Heaven - you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Death in Heaven will broadcast this Saturday at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 358

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

This week's issue of Doctor Who Adventures begins the countdown to Christmas with a free advent calendar full of mini monster figures.

Also this issue:
  • A sneak preview of the final Doctor Who episode and a round-up of the series so far.
  • The Alien Babies take a day trip to the moon.
  • There’s a spooky comic strip for the Doctor and Clara called Witch Work written by former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel.
  • Check out our guide to the Cybermen - you’ll need it because they’re everywhere in the final episode of Doctor Who!
  • Monsters pair up for Strictly Monsters Dancing! Discover which pairing are the winners. The judges are harsh.
  • Cut out a Cyberman mask.
  • Go behind the scenes on this year’s Dalek episode.
  • More fact figures to cut out and keep.
  • Mega prizes, puzzles and four posters! Win the Series 8 box set and an iPad.

Issue 358 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 2nd December priced £4.99 per copy.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Death in Heaven - Trailer

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The TV trailer for the finale of the current series of Doctor Who - Death in Heaven - is currently broadcasting in between programmes on various BBC channels, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Death in Heaven will broadcast this Saturday at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Dark Water received an overnight rating of 5.27 million with an appreciation index of 85%, the final BARB ratings will be released next week. The final BARB ratings for In the Forest of the Night have recently been confirmed as 6.92 million.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Essential Doctor Who - Alien Worlds

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

Panini’s latest Doctor Who bookazine is the ultimate guide to alien worlds, and as you can see features the Twelfth Doctor on the cover!

Issue 3 of The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material devoted to the numerous planets we have seen the Doctor visit. This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Zolfa-Thura. In between are entries on such significant locations as Karn and obscurities such as Tigus.

As well as this exhaustive encyclopedia, Alien Worlds includes an introductory overview by Toby Hadoke, an article by the Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, a feature by Mark Wright on the history of Doctor Who production design and an interview with the lead writer and editors of Doctor Who Magazine’s comic strip. Other highlights include maps of Marinus, Dulkis and Spiridon by illustrator Paul Smith.

“Alien Worlds is a departure from the style of earlier issues,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “The encyclopaedic format has enabled us to cover everything from 1963 to 2014, and to harmonise the sometimes complicated histories of worlds such as Skaro, Trenzalore and the Moon. We’ve packed in a huge amount of information, but designer Peri Godbold has ensured that each page looks beautiful.

The Essential Doctor Who: Alien Worlds is on sale from 11th December at all good newsagents priced £9.99 per copy.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Dark Water - Tonight!

The current series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the eleventh episode:

DARK WATER - by Steven Moffat
In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn up. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming. "Death is not an end" promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W - but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast, Doctor Who Extra will also be available to watch on BBC Red Button and online. The series concludes next week with Death in Heaven - more information coming then.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

Today, 31st October, is Halloween! The perfect day to dress up as your favourite Doctor Who character or monster and stalk the streets of your hometown for sweets. Enjoy yourself whether you're out trick-or-treating or having a gools night-in!

The Day of the Doctor - Figure Set

Character Options have revealed details of a new 3.75" figure set based on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, read on for further details:

The Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor collector set features 3 exclusive figures from the Iconic episode! The Day of the Doctor was the fiftieth anniversary special of Doctor Who.

Figures included:
Eleventh Doctor in Fez (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Tenth Doctor in Glasses (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Zygon

The Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor figure set is on sale now exclusively at Toys r Us stores priced £19.99 per purchase.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

2013 Specials Soundtrack - Covers & Details

SilvaScreen have revealed the cover and details for the release of the Doctor Who 50th anniversay and 2013 Christmas specials soundtrack, featuring music from both The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor, read on for further details:

2013 was an epochal year for Doctor Who and the two specials reflected the series monumental impact as a British cultural icon.

The Day of the Doctor celebrated the 50th anniversary of the series with a story that weaved in many references to its distinguished past and was transmitted to 94 countries, the largest ever simulcast for a TV drama. The Time of the Doctor in the now traditional Christmas Day slot showcased the departure of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldis debut as the twelfth Doctor.

With this 2 CD release, Murray Golds best-selling music for the series extends the catalogue to nine years of superbly crafted themes from uplifting and exciting to reflective and melancholic. Ever since Doctor Who's revival in 2005, Murray Golds incidental music has become as iconic as the theme tune (originally composed by Ron Grainer) he re-arranged. It takes sadness and provokes tears.

"It takes danger and quickens the pulse. It takes adventures through time and space with a mad man in a box and somehow makes it all seem even more weird and wonderful than it already is" -  Radio Times.

DISC 1 - THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR
01. I.M Foreman
02. Will There be Cocktails?
03. It’s Him (The Majestic Tale)
04. He Was There
05. No More
06. The War Room
07. Footprints in the Sand
08. Who Are You
09. England 1562
10. Nice Horse
11. The Fez and the Portal
12. Two Doctors
13. Three Doctors
14. Somewhere to Hide
15. Rescue the Doctor
16. 2.47 Billion
17. Zygon in the Painting
18. Man and Wife
19. We Don’t Need to Land
20. We Are the Doctors
21. The Moment has Come
22. This Time There’s Three of Us (The Majestic Tale)
23. Song for Four / Home

DISC 2 - THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR

01. The Message
02. Handles
03. The Dance of the Naked Doctor
04. You Saved It
05. Papal Mainframe
06. Tasha Lemm
07. Bedroom Talk
08. The Mission
09. Christmas
10. The Crack
11. Rhapsody of War
12. Back to Christmas
13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song for Four)
14. Beginning of the End
15. This is How It Ends
16. Never Tell Me the Rules
17. Trenzalore / The Long Song / I Am Information (Reprise)
18. Hello Twelve

The Doctor Who 2013 Specials soundtrack is on sale from 24th November at all good CD stores priced £14.51 per copy.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dark Water - Clip

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The BBC have released a clip from the next episode of the current series of Doctor Who - Dark Water - you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Dark Water will broadcast this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Radio Times - Peter Capaldi Dons Cover

The latest digital edition of Radio Times magazine sports Peter Calapdi on the front cover in anticipation of the Doctor Who series eight finale, read on for further details:

New digital issue of Radio Times includes exclusive additional Doctor Who content includes an exclusive RT Peter Capaldi photo gallery and a 30-page bonus monsters supplement.

The new digital issue Radio Times, available now for iOS on Apple’s Newsstand, contains exclusive additional Doctor Who content, including an exclusive Radio Times Peter Capaldi photo gallery and a 30 page Monster supplement featuring pictures of the Doctor’s greatest foes from the Radio Times archive.

The new issue, which features Doctor Who on the cover, has famous fans, TV critics, children and former Doctor Tom Baker give their verdicts on the Capaldi’s Doctor. Contributors include Professor Brian Cox, Marc Almond and Keeley Hawes; plus test your Who knowledge Radio Times’ The Master Quiz and see how you compare next to Russell T Davies.

The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci says: "The Peter I know is the smart, funny, thoughtful guy - and I think he’s exactly what the Doctor should be. In fact, when David Tennant said he was leaving, I wondered if they’d ask Peter - just a flicker. He seems to have the air of the classic Doctor."

Former Doctor Tom Baker says: "He’s a wonderful choice to play the Doctor. Instantly one felt: this fellow comes from far far away, he’s strange. An instant frisson. And what’s the word? Yes, got it! Alien, he’s an alien. I salute him."

Radio Times on iPad contains all the great features, interviews, reviews and comprehensive TV and radio listings for 146 channels available in the print issue, alongside additional interactive features to enhance the readers’ experience. The additional features in the digital issue include:

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Dark Water - Trailers

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After the broadcast of Doctor Who: In the Forest of the Night last Saturday, a trailer for the next episode in the series - Dark Water - was shown, you can watch it above. Also, the TV trailer for the episode is currently broadcasting in between programmes on various BBC channels, you can watch it below:

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Doctor Who: Dark Water will broadcast this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: In the Forest of the Night received an overnight rating of 5.03 million with an appreciation index of 83%, the final BARB ratings will be released next week. The final BARB ratings for Flatline have recently been confirmed as 6.71 million.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

In the Forest of the Night - Tonight!

The current series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the tenth episode:

IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT - by Frank Cottrell Boyce
One morning, in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn't take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived…

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast, Doctor Who Extra will also be available to watch on BBC Red Button and online. The series continues next week with Dark Water - more information coming then.