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Thursday, 31 December 2015

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

Another year is nearly done, as 2015 draws to a close. Highlights include the ninth series of Doctor Who, featuring Peter Calpadi's second outing as the Twelfth Doctor and the departure of Clara Oswald as played by Jenna Coleman. There adventures included a reunion with Missy, the Doctor visiting a dying Davros, a global Zygon uprising, Vikings and the Doctor's return to Gallifrey. Enjoy your new year celebrations tonight, as 2016 is just around the corner...

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The War Doctor: Infernal Devices - Cover & Details

Big Finish have issued the cover and details for three new Doctor Who audio plays featuring the War Doctor:

LEGION OF THE LOST - by John Dorney
In a time of war, every means of victory must be explored. In the Time War, the unthinkable must be thought, and neither side can afford to be squeamish about their methods.

When the destruction of an obscene weapon leads to the Time Lord once known as the Doctor uncovering a secret Gallifreyan initiative, he cannot believe what is being considered.

Should victory be sought at any cost? Or are there worse possibilities than losing to the Daleks..?

A THING OF GUILE - by Phil Mulryne
The Daleks are developing a secret weapon on Asteroid Theta 12. It is imperative that their plans are uncovered.

Cardinal Ollistra has her hands full studying the range of ancient and mysterious armaments the universe has to offer, but she makes it a personal mission to investigate the Dalek project.

On this dangerous assignment, there is one particular Time Lord she wants at her side – and he will be accompanying her whether he wants to or not.

THE NEVERWHERE - by Matt Fitton
On an isolated world ravaged by battle, time itself has become a weapon, laying waste to all who live and die there. Arms and technology are in a state of flux - and it seems that everlasting war is their only option.

The arrival of one battered Type Forty TARDIS inside this nightmare offers hope to the combatants trapped within.

But when he discovers the truth, the horrors of the Neverwhen will shock even the War Doctor...

Doctor Who: The War Doctor - Infernal Devices is on sale in February 2016 priced £20.00 on both CD and digital download.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

It's that time of year again to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and enjoy watching the annual Doctor Who Christmas special, which broadcasts tonight at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis:

THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG - by Steven Moffat
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. 

King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

Doctor Who will return next year with its tenth series, more details coming soon.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

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; The Husbands of River Song broadcasts tomorrow at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Husbands of River Song - Clips


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released two clips from this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, you can watch the first above and the second below.


Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song broadcasts Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - The 2016 Yearbook

Panini have issued the cover and details of a new special edition of Doctor Who magazine:

LOOK BACK ON AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR DOCTOR WHO, WITH THE 2016 YEARBOOK!
The 100-page Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2016 is packed with all-new material, including exclusive interviews with stars Michelle Gomez (Missy), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), showrunner Steven Moffat, writers Mark Gatiss and Sarah Dollard, producer Derek Ritchie and directors Daniel O’Hara and Edward Bazalgette.

Elsewhere in this issue, Peter Capaldi shares his memories of an extraordinary photoshoot on Abbey Road, we go behind the scenes at November’s Doctor Who Festival and pay tribute to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away in 2015.

"Peter Capaldi’s second series contains some of the greatest moments in the show’s history, but we’ve also explored many other corners of the Doctor Who universe," says editor Marcus Hearn. "We’ve included as much as we can from a diverse year - everything from The Underwater Menace to Doctor Who: The Fan Show."

The Doctor Who 2016 Yearbook is on sale now priced £5.99.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Complete 9th Series DVD & Blu-ray - Covers & Details

BBC DVD have issued the covers and details for the release of the complete ninth series of Doctor Who on DVD and Blu-ray:

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman with guests including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. Now that the Doctor and Clara have established a dynamic as a partnership of equals, they’re relishing the fun and thrills that all of space and time has to offer. Tangling with ghosts, Vikings and the ultimate evil of the Daleks, they embark on their biggest adventures yet. Missy is back to plague the Doctor once more, the Zygons inspire fear as they shape-shift into human clones, and a new arrival moves in cosmic way.

The DVD and Blu-ray contains all 12 episodes from Peter Capaldi’s second series in the role with guest star’s Maisie Williams and Rufus Hound as well as the brilliant Michelle Gomez. The Complete Boxset also contains the 2014 Christmas special, Last Christmas and this year’s highly anticipated one The Husbands of River Song and more than four hours’ worth of VAM.

EPISODES
9.x1: Last Chrismas
9.01: The Magician's Apprentice
9.02: The Witch's Familiar
9.03: Under the Lake
9.04: Before the Flood
9.05: The Girl Who Died
9.06: The Woman Who Lived
9.07: The Zygon Invasion
9.08: The Zygon Inversion
9.09: Sleep No More
9.10: Face the Raven
9.11: Heaven Sent
9.12: Hell Bent
9.x2: The Husbands of River Song

EXTRAS
  • Prologue to Series 9
  • Prequel to The Magician's Apprentice (The Doctor's Meditation)
  • Doctor Who Extra - 9 Episodes
  • Documentaries: Writing Who, Dalek Devotion, The Adventures of River Song, Doctor Who: Sublime Online, Clara's Journey and The Fan Show's Finest
  • 2015 San Diego Comic Con Panel
  • Interview with Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman hosted by Wil Wheaton
  • Series 8 Recap
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers
  • Commentaries for Last Christmas, Under the Lake, Before the Flood, The Woman Who Lived and Sleep No More

The complete ninth series of Doctor Who is on sale from 7th March 2016 priced £51.05 on DVD and £56.16 on Blu-ray.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 494

Panini have issued the cover and details of the latest edition of Doctor Who magazine:

THE BUMPER 100-PAGE FESTIVE EDITION OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE IS OUT NOW!
Doctor Who magazine takes a look forward to this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special - The Husbands of River Song - and also features an exclusive interview with the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi…

We asked Peter how is the Doctor going to cope with meeting River Song again?

"There’s a very different dynamic," Peter replies. "As you’ll see, she doesn’t know it’s him at first. She can’t be convinced that it is, so she’s sort of not interested in him! He gets a taste of his own medicine, from her. She treats him very coldly, and flirts with a lot of other people in front of him. He doesn’t get any flirting, which I think upsets him. Eventually - finally! - she recognises him. But then another element comes into play and… well, you’ll have to wait and see. But it’s fun…"

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 494…

THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG
DWM previews the exciting Christmas Special The Husbands of River Song and talks exclusively with writer Steven Moffat.

GOOD KING HYDROFLAX?
We chat to Inbetweeners star Greg Davis about his upcoming role as King Hydroflax - husband to River Song - in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.

ASK STEVEN
Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions about Trap Streets, Zygons and why Osgood is Osgood.

DRAGONS’ DEN
There’s a brand-new comic strip this issue: The Dragon Lord, written by Steve Lyons and illustrated by Adrian Salmon.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING
In her column Relative Dimensions, Jacqueline Rayner wonders if question-mark underpants will be available in time for Christmas.

HEAVEN & HELL
DWM goes behind the scenes of this year’s final two episodes, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, and chats to director Rachel Talalay about how she went about bringing back Gallifrey.

RASSILON RETURNS
Actor Donald Sumpter, who previously appeared in 1968’s The Wheel in Space and 1972’s The Sea Devils, chats about meeting his third Doctor, and about his appearance as Rassilon in the recent Hell Bent.

ZYGON ALERT!
Writer of this year’s acclaimed Zygon two-parter, Peter Harness, talks exclusively to DWM and explains how a Saturday teatime children’s show can simultaneously speak to adults about serious political issues.

DWM’S REVIEW OF 2015
DWM travels back in time to January to relive the Doctor Who highlights of this year.

CLARA’S KILLER!
One of the people responsible for Clara’s death ­- Sarah Dollard, writer of Face the Raven - explains her actions!

THE DWM REVIEW
DWM reviews the final four episodes of the latest series: Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, as well as revisiting the Doctor’s first Christmas Day appearance in 1965’s The Feast of Steven. We also take a look at the latest books and audio and Doctor Who gifts which make perfect stocking fillers.

COMING SOON
All the latest Doctor Who merchandise releases, including the much-anticipated War Doctor audio dramas from Big Finish, Only the Monstrous.

PLUS! 
All the latest official news, competitions, the Watcher’s Fiendishly Festive Christmas Quiz, The DWM Christmas Crossword and a massive double-sided poster!

Issue 494 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today until 6th January priced £5.99.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Husbands of River Song DVD & Blu-ray - Covers & Details

BBC DVD have issued the covers and details for the release of the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special onto DVD and Blu-ray:

THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG - by Steven Moffat
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. 

King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

EXTRAS
Doctor Who Extra
The Adventures of River Song

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song is on sale from 25th January priced £12.99 on DVD and £15.99 on Blu-ray. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

The Husbands of River Song - Trailer


The TV trailer for the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special - The Husbands of River Song - is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Hell Bent received an overnight rating of 4.8 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Hell Bent - Tonight!

The ninth 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:

HELL BENT - by Steven Moffat
If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts…how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?

Doctor Who will return later this month for its annual Christmas special, more details coming then.

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Legends of Ashildr - Cover & Details

BBC Books have released the cover & details of a new Doctor Who story book:

The Legends of Ashildr
Ashildr, a young Viking girl, died helping the Doctor and Clara to save the village she loved. And for her heroism, the Doctor used alien technology to bring her back to life. Ashildr is now immortal – The Woman Who Lived.

Since that day, Ashildr has kept journals to chronicle her extraordinary life. The Legends of Ashildr is a glimpse of some of those stories: the terrors she has faced, the battles she has won, and the treasures she has found.

These are tales of a woman who lived longer than she should ever have lived - and lost more than she can even remember.

Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr is on sale from 10th December priced £9.99.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Hell Bent - Clip


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released a clip from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Hell Bent broadcasts this Saturday at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Torchwood: More Than This - Cover & Details

Big Finish have issued the cover and details of their sixth Torchwood audio play:

MORE THAN THIS - written by Guy Adams, directed by Scott Handcock
Gwen Cooper has triumphed against impossible odds before, but now she's finally met her match: Roger Pugh, Planning Officer for Cardiff City Council.

Mr Pugh doesn't believe the world needs Torchwood. Gwen sets out to prove him wrong. For Mr Pugh, it's a day that'll change his life. If he can survive it.

Torchwood: More Than This will be released in February 2016 priced £9.99 physically and £7.99 digitally.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

2015 Christmas Special - New Promo & Title Revealed

The BBC have issued a new promo for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special - as seen above - as well as announced its title. Written by Steven Moffat, the festive episode is titled:

THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 9

Panini have issued the cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Christmas is coming early this year with issue 9 of Doctor Who Adventures, which is set to materialise in a newsagent near you on 3rd December! 

AWESOME POSTER
This issue comes with a free hand painted mega poster of Skaro from Robot City’s Paul Collicutt.

THE MINISTRY OF TIME
Scream Street’s Tommy Donbavand scripts this issue’s comic strip, in which the TARDIS gets clamped for contravening several time and space laws as laid out by the Ministry of Time.

FESTIVE MAYHEM
Get ready for a look back at some of the Christmas dangers the Doctor has faced over the last ten years, before finding out if you’ve got what it takes to Save Christmas!

RIVER SONG’S CRAFT STUDIO
River shows you how to decorate your Christmas tree with some fiendish Snowmen Baubles.

UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES
Delve into the UNIT Alien Archive and find out all about the duplicitous Leandro from Delta Leonis.

STRAX’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
This month, Strax takes you to Trenzalore, Zygor, Ember and Tiaanammat for some Christmas space exploration.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
And Christmas isn’t Christmas without a cool board game to play, and this time you can be River or the Doctor as you race through the night to Christmas morning facing all manner of dangers including the Sycorax, the Racnoss, Dream Crabs and Robot Angels.

THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES
Then get ready for a real Victorian mystery as James Peaty relates the tale of how the Paternoster Gang came up against the horrifying Dissolving Man!

Issue 9 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 9th December priced £3.99.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Hell Bent - Trailer


A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who - Hell Bent - is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 5th December at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Heaven Sent received an overnight rating of 4.51 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Heaven Sent - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:05pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the eleventh episode:

HEAVEN SENT - by Steven Moffat
Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

The series concludes next Saturday at 8:00pm with Hell Bent, more details coming then.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Doctor Who Dons Latest Radio Times Cover

Doctor Who yet again dominates the Christmas edition of Radio Times magazine, this time featuring Peter Capaldi, read on for further details:

This edition covers both the finale of the current series, Hell Bent, and looks forward to the 
forthcoming Christmas Special, featuring a three page interview with Steven Moffat, during which he discusses his shyness, how to replace Jenna Coleman and also on taking inspiration from other writers.

"Some things you see on TV are so bad, you think you shouldn’t write for a week in case you’re contaminated. In case it’s got into your head. The sheer rubbishness of the dialogue and story construction. You have to detox. But you read a script by Russell [T Davies] and suddenly everything makes sense in an immaculate, clean way."

Talking about his own eventual departure and on finding on a worthy successor to run the show, Moffat said "That's an issue I'm actively engaged in. Everything is difficult in Doctor Who, including leaving. I'd never leave it in the lurch because it means too much to me. Let's not pretend it's not a big problem. But there will be a solution."

This edition of Radio Times magazine is on sale from 9th December priced £2.50.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Series 9: Part 2 DVD & Blu-ray - Cover & Details

BBC DVD have issued the cover and details for the release of the last six episodes of Series 9 of Doctor Who onto DVD and Blu-ray:

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara in the final six thrilling episodes of Series 9. 

EPISODES
9.07: The Zygon Invasion
9.08: The Zygon Inversion
9.09: Sleep No More
9.10: Face the Raven
9.11: Heaven Sent
9.12: Hell Bent

EXTRAS
Doctor Who Extra - 4 Episodes

Doctor Who: Series 9 - Part 2 is on sale from 4th January 2016 priced £17.25 on DVD and £20.25 on Blu-ray.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Heaven Sent - Clip


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released a clip from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Heaven Sent broadcasts this Saturday at 8:05pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

2015 Christmas Special - First Promo & Synopsis

The BBC have issued the first promo image and synopsis for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special:

We’re delighted to confirm that Greg Davies and Matt Lucas will be joining Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

Greg Davies is the writer and star of Man Down and his appearance in BBC Three’s Cuckoo earned him a Bafta nomination for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme. He played ‘Mr Gilbert’ in The Inbetweeners and is also a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian.

Matt Lucas is a Bafta TV Award winner who shot to prominence as George Dawes in the anarchic game show Shooting Stars. He went onto achieve huge success alongside David Walliams in shows including Little Britain and Come Fly with Me. He’s also featured in hit movies like Shaun of the Dead and Bridesmaids.

Steven Moffat also made the following comments in Radio Times magazine:

On why he decided to bring River back: "We’ve just lost Clara, so I didn’t want to go straight into a new companion. I’ll be honest, I brought River Song back in because I thought there was a possibility I’d never write it [Doctor Who] again so that’d be my goodbye."

On how the pairing with Twelve works: "It’s strange because they’re now, in our human terms, the perfect couple. They’re both sexy older people. It’s always been slightly strange before with Matt Smith. Now, yeah, they could actually be married. It works."

He also added: "If you’re a long term fan of the show you might be interested because there’s been a lot of talk about the Doctor and River’s glory years but we’ve never seen them. Here at last we see them as Mr and Mrs Who at the height of their powers. It’s great fun."

On when in River’s life it takes place: "It doesn’t really matter, but for those who care it’s immediately after The Angels Take Manhattan. River’s just seen Matt Smith’s Doctor lose Amy and Rory, and obviously before The Name of the Doctor because she’s dead in that."

TITLE TBC - by Steven Moffat
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. 

King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

The as-of-yet untitled Christmas Special will broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Doctor Who - 52 Years On

52 years ago to this day, the first ever Doctor Who episode was broadcast for the first time on BBC Television. 52 years on, and the show as produced 35 successful series consisting of over 200 stories within 823 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 Heaven Sent, the eleventh episode of the ninth series, set to broadcast this Saturday on BBC One and BBC One HD.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DOCTOR WHO!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Heaven Sent - Trailer


A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who - Heaven Sent - is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 28th November at 8:05pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Face the Raven received an overnight rating of 4.42 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Face the Raven - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:10pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the tenth episode:

FACE THE RAVEN - by Sarah Dollard
The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe... and Ashildr! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.

The series continues next Saturday at 8:05pm with Heaven Sent, more details coming then.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Face the Raven - Clip


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released a clip from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Face the Raven broadcasts this Saturday at 8:10pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Face the Raven - Trailer


A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who - Face the Raven - is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 21st November at 8:10pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: Sleep No More received an overnight rating of 4.0 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sleep No More - Tonight!

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

SLEEP NO MORE - by Mark Gatiss
This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

The series continues next Saturday at 8:10pm with Face the Raven, more details coming then.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Hell Bent - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the twelfth and final episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

HELL BENT - by Steven Moffat
If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts…how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?

Doctor Who: Hell Bent will broadcast on Saturday 25th December on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Torchwood: Uncanny Valley - Cover & Details

Big Finish have issued the cover and details of their fifth Torchwood audio play:

UNCANNY VALLEY - written by David Llewellyn, directed by Neil Gardner
What's made billionaire Neil Redmond emerge from his long seclusion? Captain Jack knows the answer, and is prepared to go to any lengths to prove it.

A couple of years ago, Neil Redmond was in a terrible accident. His recovery has been long and slow, but now he's back and looking better than ever. Much better than ever.

Dark forces have been behind Neil's transformation. Dark forces that Jack has been hunting for a long time. But Captain Jack's never been able to resist the darkness.

Torchwood: Uncanny Valley will be released in January 2016 priced £9.99 physically and £7.99 digitally.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 493

Panini have issued the cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who magazine:

WHAT IS TO BECOME OF CLARA OSWALD? DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE PREVIEWS THE AMAZING FINAL EPISODES - IN ISSUE 493!

Doctor Who magazine looks ahead to the dramatic final episodes of the latest series - Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, and talks to to the writers of the episodes: Mark Gatiss,  Sarah Dollard and showrunner Steven Moffat. We also catch up with the director of the series finale, Rachel Talalay and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi…

"The whole episode’s quite big," Peter tells DWM of the twelfth and final episode of the series, Hell Bent. "It’s huge, actually - but also there’s a sadness, a romance, and a tragedy to episode 12," he says. "It’s just so romantic. It’s very effective. And I loved all the stuff on one particular set. I was very excited. It looks so modern - a Kubrick-y kind of vibe. It was very nice. We’re in a very interesting place, because we’re competing with bigger shows, frankly. Most American shows have four times the budget per episode that we have, but that’s what we’re up against. We’re competing with Game of Thrones… This is traditional for Doctor Who, but it goes to show what this amazing production team can achieve."

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 493…

INSIDE NUMBER 9
DWM reunites League of Gentlemen stars Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith - writer and star respectively of Sleep No More - for an exclusive interview! Plus a chat with guest star Bethany Black.

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL
Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions, and reveals just who the Doctor is talking to when he’s looking directly at the camera…

IMMORTAL WORDS
Poll-winning writer Jamie Mathieson discusses his varied career, including his life as a stand-up comedian, and how his latest episode, The Girl Who Died, came to be.

HIGHWAY TO HELL
Writer Catherine Tregenna talks in-depth to DWM about how she came to write her recent Doctor Who episode, The Woman Who Lived.

BACK TO LIFE
Jacqueline Rayner explains why The Girl Who Died reminded her of the Moxx of Balhoon, her childhood and Dodo in Relative Dimensions.

TALES OF DARKNESS
The Doctor and Clara face terror in the cemetery in their latest terrifying comic strip adventure, The Highgate Horror, by Mark Wright, illustrated by David A Roach.

THE DWM REVIEW
DWM reviews The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion. Plus, the latest DVDs, books and audios are put under the spotlight.

COMING SOON
All the latest and forthcoming Doctor Who CDs are previewed - including UNIT: Extinction and Jago & Litefoot & Strax!

PLUS! 
All the latest official news, competitions, ratings round-up, Wotcha! and The DWM Crossword.

Issue 493 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from 12th November until 9th December priced £3.99.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sleep No More - Clips


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released clips from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch the first above and the second below. 


Doctor Who: Sleep No More will broadcast this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Heaven Sent - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the eleventh episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

HEAVEN SENT - by Steven Moffat
Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

Doctor Who: Heaven Sent will broadcast on Saturday 28th November at 8:05pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sleep No More - Trailer


A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who - Sleep No More - is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 14th November at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: The Zygon Inversion received an overnight rating of 4.13 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Zygon Inversion - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the eighth episode:

THE ZYGON INVERSION - by Peter Harness
Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:15pm with Sleep No More, more details coming then.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Zygon Inversion - Clips


Ahead of its premiere, the BBC have released two clips from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch the first above and the second below. 


Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion will broadcast this Saturday at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Face the Raven - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the tenth episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

FACE THE RAVEN - by Sarah Dollard
The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe... and Ashildr! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.

Doctor Who: Face the Raven will broadcast on Saturday 21st November on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed. In other news: Jenna Coleman has been added to the line-up of the Doctor Who Festival, due to commence later this month in London.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 8

Panini have issued the cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

November a time of fireworks… and the biggest lightshow in the galaxy is at your fingertips! Prepare to be blown away as you settle down to Doctor Who Adventures issue 8, the most exciting magazine this side of the Medusa Cascade!

TIME & PR IN SPACE
The Doctor gets a makeover and a new agent in Time and PR in Space, a brand new comic strip story scripted by Kieron Moore, illustrated by Russ Leach and coloured by John Burns.

TOUGH, WILD & UNPREDICTABLE
Then we take a look at some of the women in the Doctor’s life, including Clara Oswald, Ashildr and River Song!

CLARA’S CRAFT STUDIO
Get creative with Clara as you make your very own Davros Secret Storage pot, ideal for keeping all your special knick-knacks safe and sound.

UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES
Access UNIT’s alien arc hives to find out all about Colony Sarff!

THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES…
Go back in time to Victorian London and join the Paternoster Gang as Strax, Jenny and Vastra investigate ghostly goings on in Paternoster Row!

Issue 8 comes with free Daleks and Cybermen patrols, so you can finally find out for yourselves who would win as you stage your own battles! All this and much, much more!

Issue 8 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 5th November priced £3.99.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Zygon Inversion - Trailer


A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, The Zygon Inversion, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 7th November at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: The Zygon Invasion received an overnight rating of 3.87 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Tonight!

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

THE ZYGON INVASION - by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat
The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen - until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:00pm with The Zygon Inversion, more details coming then.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Sleep No More - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the ninth episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

SLEEP NO MORE - by Mark Gatiss
This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

Doctor Who: Sleep No More will broadcast on Saturday 14th November on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Clips


Ahead of its première, the BBC have released two clips from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch the first above and the second below. 


Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion will broadcast this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

3.75" Wave 4B & 5" Collector Action Figures

Character Options have issued the details for the next instalment of 3.75" action figures and released details of the new 5.5" Collector series of figures:

3.75" ACTION FIGURES - WAVE 4B
Re-enact scenes from the hit series or create your own adventures with this collection of Doctor Who 3.75" scale action figures! Fans of any age will love these highly detailed, realistic and poseable action figures that include some iconic characters from the hit TV show Doctor Who.

Wave 4B Includes:
  • Twelfth Doctor in Purple Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Clara Oswald in Black Cardigan
  • Twelfth Doctor in Spacesuit (with Removable Helmet & 2 Space Germs)
  • Rusty the Dalek
  • Danny Pink as Cyberman
  • Supreme Dalek (from Planet of the Daleks)

The figures are on sale next month priced £6.99 each.

5" COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES
Toys  R Us has linked up with Character Options to bring to Doctor Who fans young and old a very special collector’s series of figures that will be available only in Toys R Us stores in the UK . The new collection of 11 figures has launched and will be displayed in brand new resealable packaging that allows the figures to be enjoyed out of pack while also storable in pristine condition. The new 5" figure series has been created in response to the great demand from Doctor Who fans who are eager to see the return of the highly details in larger formats.

Al Dewar, product development director of Character Options commented: "This collector’s series is really special. The fans have been requesting a return to the 5.5" format for a long time and in producing this collection I feel we have brought to them exactly what they have been demanding. The most exciting part for me however, is the creation of the Eighth Doctor figure, which is often seen as the missing piece for the true Doctor Who collector."

Mike Coogan, marketing & commerce director of Toy R Us further commented: "Toys R Us has a particular affinity with the Doctor Who fan and each year we like to bring to them something that they could not get anywhere else. This new series is exceptional and I believe one of the most comprehensive collector’s series to date - It will be an instant hit with all collectors."

The series so far includes:
  • Time War Eighth Doctor (with Sonic Screwdriver, Karn Chalice & Bandolier)
  • Eleventh Doctor in Stetson (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Eleventh Doctor in Purple Jacket (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in White Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Polka-Dot Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Purple Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Black Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Rose Tyler & K.9
  • Amy Pond in Police Uniform
  • Clara Oswald

Also included (£24.99):
  • Eleventh Doctor in Brown Jacket (with Sonic Screwdriver) & Role-Play Sonic Screwdriver

The 5" Collector series is on sale from 9th November exclusively at Toys R Us priced £14.99 each. More figures from the series are to be announced.