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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.