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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 328

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

IN ISSUE 328...
Mega Superfan Competition!
Whisper Men Interview!
Two Awesome Comics!
Cool Posters!
Alien Babies!

Cyborg Comic!

FREE GIFT: Amazing notebook and pencil with spinning Tardis topper!

Issue 328 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 10th September priced £2.99 per copy.

Monday, 26 August 2013

2013 Doctor Who Prom - Today

The televised edition of the 2013 Doctor Who Prom is to broadcast today at 4:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis:

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic and much-loved BBC series, this special event at the Royal Albert Hall features Murray Gold's popular music for the show, accompanied by specially edited sequences from the Doctor's most recent adventures.

Hosted by the Doctor's friends, Madame Vastra and Strax, the concert also includes a look back at classic Doctor Who series and the music created by the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guest appearances by Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Peter Davison and Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor's first companion and granddaughter Susan Foreman. Plus, the Doctor and Clara drop in to join in the fun.

Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Philharmonic Choir, with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas, Allan Clayton and Kerry Ingram.

The programme will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. Doctor Who will return later this year to BBC One and BBC One HD with the show's 50th annivesary special.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 464

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

This month, Doctor Who magazine goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who Live, the special show which finally revealed the identity of the Twelfth Doctor. The mag features interviews with the people who made it happen, including show runner Steven Moffat, presenter Zoe Ball and producer Russell Minton… and there’s also has an exclusive letter from Peter Capaldi himself!

Steven Moffat tells DWM, "He’s always looked like Doctor Who, how has this taken us so long?! Because the moment you say his name, you go ‘Of course!’ Because he’s got the hair, and he’s got the look, he’s brilliant, he’s known to be a fan, of course it’s bloody him!"


Steven Moffat writes exclusively for DWM about how Peter Capaldi came to be chosen as the Twelfth Doctor.

The author of the recent episodes The Rings of Akhaten and Hide, and the creator of the acclaimed drama series Luther, Neil Cross talks exclusively to DWM about how he came to fulfil his dream of writing for Doctor Who.

In the second part of The Way Back, we continue to examine the rebirth of Doctor Who in the 21st and take a look at the other Ninth Doctor whose life was cut short after just one animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka - with contributions from Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner,  Jane Tranter and many more…

The Seventh Doctor and Ace take a trip to 1960s London where the Doctor hidden a dangerous Time Lord artefact. Unfortunately, two opposing Dalek factions also want to get their suckers on it… Remembrance of the Daleks from 1988 takes its turn under the scrutinising lens of Fact of Fiction, which reveals new and fascinating facts about the production.

The Doctor is killed by an impossible astronaut - and that’s just the start of his problems! DWM’s journey through Doctor Who’s long history arrives at 2011 and the thirty-second series, as Countdown to 50 continues.

Chris, Emma, Michael and Will are keeping their eyes open as they watch the award winning Doctor Who episode Blink from 2007. What will our fearless Time Team make of Steven Moffat’s ‘Doctor-lite’ episode, and will they escape being sent back in time by the Weeping Angels?

The Doctor’s bug problems are bigger than ever as the over-sized insect Koragatta’s plans come to fruition and the Prime Mother and her swarm threaten the Earth, in the exciting final episode of the DWM comic strip A Wing and a Prayer, written by Scott Gray, with art by Mike Collins.

The votes have been counted in the 2012 DWM readers merchandise poll and the winners are revealed, including your favourite fiction and non-fiction books, audios, and DVD releases. Plus, we also reveal the top features, covers and interviews from DWM itself.

Mother of twins and devoted fan Jacqueline Rayner shares those occasional embarrassing moments when Doctor Who has let her down in the company of friends and family, in this issue’s Relative Dimensions.

The Watcher takes his cue from the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and selects the Tardis swear-box as this issue’s A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects; presents a Capaldi-themed joke in What a Load of Rubeish; and celebrates another extra in Supporting Artist of the Month. Plus regeneration forms the basis of the brain tease in The Six Faces of Delusion and a Top Ten Fine Wines with a Doctor Who vintage are revealed. All in this issue’s Wotcha!

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

Issue 464 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from Thursday 22nd August at all good newsagents until 18th September priced £4.75 per copy.

Friday, 16 August 2013

2013 Doctor Who Prom - Broadcast Details

The BBC have confirmed that a televised version of the 2013 Doctor Who Prom that took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th July is to broadcast later this month on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for further details:

Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!

Murray Gold - Music from the Doctor Who series and other music from the series, including the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2, Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

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 2013 Doctor Who Prom will broadcast on Monday 26th August at 4:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 327

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

IN ISSUE 327...
Sonic Secrets!
Mega Posters!
Alien Survival!
Comic Adventures!
Robo Shock!

FREE GIFT: Don't miss this awesome Sonic Screwdriver squirter. Perfect for splatting monsters!

Issue 327 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 27th August priced £2.99 per copy.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Pyramids of Mars 'Priory' Set - Forbidden Planet Exclusive

Character Options have revealed new details regarding a new classic Doctor Who figure set - exclusive to Forbidden Planet. Read on for further details:

Pyramids of Mars 'Priory' Set
In this Fourth Doctor adventure, the Tardis materialises on Earth in the year 1911 inside an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. Scarman has been possessed by Sutekh, last survivor of the god-like Osirans, who is being held prisoner inside a pyramid in Egypt by a signal transmitted from a pyramid on Mars.

Sutekh wants to be free and instructs Scarman to use robots, which look like Egyptian mummies, to build a pyramid-shaped rocket with which to destroy the Martian pyramid. The Doctor blows up the missile but falls under Sutekh's control and is made to transport Scarman to Mars to cut off the signal controlling the prison. The Doctor, freed of Sutekh's influence, rushes back to Earth and uses the time control from the Tardis to move the end of the space-time tunnel that Sutekh is travelling down into the far future where, unable to reach the end, Sutekh ages to death.

The Pyramids of Mars 'priory' set is on sale from 11th October exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £29.99 per purchase.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Spore - Cover & Details

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

SPORE - by Alex Scarrow
In a small town in the Nevada desert, an alien pathogen has reduced the entire population to a seething mass of black slime. When the Eighth Doctor arrives, he realises this latest threat to humanity is horrifyingly familiar - it is a virus which almost annihilated his entire race, the Time Lords…

Doctor Who: Spore will be released on 23rd August 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.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Series 7 Soundtrack - Cover & Details

Silva Screen have revealed the cover and the details for the release of the Doctor Who series seven soundtrack, read on for further details:

Following on from the chart topping success of recent Doctor Who soundtrack releases, comes a further 2CD set of striking Murray Gold music.

Seven years of composing riveting music for Doctor Who has led to Murray’s work being performed at special Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, a celebration of the music at the Millennium Centre Cardiff and a place in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

The CDs will be sold in a special gatefold wallet as shown but this is limited to only the first 5000 copies, after which the packaging will be a double jewel case, so order quickly if you want one!

Disc One
01. They Are Everywhere
02. Save Us
03. Dalek Parliament
04. Oswin Oswald
05. Towards the Asylum
06. A Probe in the Snow
07. Amy and Rory Together
08. The Terrible Truth
09. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship / Pterodactyls
10. Brian
11. Take a Ride on Tricey
12. Make Peace
13. Welcome to Mercy
14. Out West
15. Gunslingers
16. The Salvation of Kahler Jex
17. Our Little Town’s Prosecutor
18. Cubes
19. While We Waited
20. Brian’s Log
21. New York New York
22. I Am You
23. Melody Malone
24. Little Angels
25. My Husband’s Home
26. Hide the Damage
27. Almost the End
28. Together or Not at All - The Song of Amy and Rory
29. Goodbye Pond
30. Cumbria 1207
31. Monking About
32. Spoonheads
33. Clara?
34. A Turbulent Flight
35. Bah Bah Biker
36. Up the Shard
37. I Might Change My Mind

Disc Two
01. The Leaf
02. Something Awesome
03. Market Day
04. Merry Gejelh
05. God of Akhaten
06. The Speeder
07. Never Wake
08. The Long Song
09. Infinite Potential
10. Always You, Never a Replacement
11. Cold War
12. Skaldak
13. I Am a Ghost
14. A Machine that Makes Machines
15. Crimson Horror
16. Sweetville
17. Thomas Thomas
18. Hedgewick’s World
19. Tiberian Spiral Galaxy
20. Upgrade in Progress
21. The Dream of Cyberia
22. What a Brain
23. Can’t Win
24. Your Orders Come from Me
25. Other Good News
26. The Impossible Girl
27. Cyber Amy
28. The Emperor’s Wife
29. Some Wednesday
30. To Save the Doctor
31. A Letter to Clara
32. What is His Name?
33. A Secret He Will Take to His Grave
34. Trenzalore
35. I Am Information
36. Pain Everlasting
37. Remember Me

iTunes Bonus Tracks
38. Glasgow
39. Whisper Men

The Doctor Who series seven soundtrack is on sale from 9th September at all good CD stores and online digital media outlets priced £11.99 per copy.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

12th Doctor - Officially Revealed!

During Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor which aired earlier this evening, the identity of the actor to play the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor was revealed as....


Read on for further details:

Peter Capaldi exclusively revealed to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor!
Amid much hype and speculation, Peter Capaldi was unveiled as the next Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One tonight.

Widely regarded as one of the biggest roles in British television, Capaldi will be the Twelfth Doctor and takes over from Matt Smith who leaves the show at Christmas.

Peter Capaldi says : "Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can't wait to get started."

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer says : "It's an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television. Peter Capaldi is in the Tardis!"

Doctor Who companion, Jenna Coleman says "I'm so excited Peter Capaldi is the man taking on the challenge of becoming the Twelfth Doctor. With Steven's writing and his talent I know we'll be making an amazing show with an incredible incarnation of number 12. I can't wait to start this new adventure!"

Charlotte Moore, controller BBC One says : "Peter Capaldi has all the genius and versatility needed to take on the mantel of the great Time Lord and make the role his own.  He'll bring his own particular wisdom, charisma and wit to the Twelfth Doctor and take the show into an exciting new era."

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama commissioning says : “We started thinking Peter Capaldi might be the right person to take on this iconic part a few months ago. But it was only when he did a secret audition at Steven's house under the cover of darkness that we knew we had our man. He's an extraordinarily talented actor who can seemingly turn his hand to anything. We can't wait to premiere his unique take on the Doctor on Christmas Day and we are sure he's going to become one of the all-time classic Doctor’s."

Peter Capaldi is an award winning actor, film maker and lifelong Doctor Who fan. He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date in both film and television. Before securing the coveted role of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode The Fires of Pompeii.

Peter grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art, while studying there he secured his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983).  He has also had roles in Dangerous Liaisons, The Crow Road, The Devil’s Whore and Torchwood: Children of Earth.

It is his role as Government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It , that has earned Peter both international and award success.  In 2010 he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role and the BPG Best Actor Award. In both 2010 and 2012, Peter won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor. A film spin-off from The Thick of It, entitled In the Loop, was released in 2009.

As well as appearing in front of the camera, Peter is an award winning film maker.  In 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.  He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival, and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Peter's stage credits include Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers at the Liverpool Playhouse, which saw the play transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London.

2013 has been a busy year for Peter who has been seen on screen in the film World War Z and in BBC Two drama series The Hour, for which he was BAFTA nominated.  Not only will Peter film his first scenes for Doctor Who this Autumn, but he will appear in the forthcoming film The Fifth Estate and the Disney film Maleficent.

Peter is currently filming new BBC One drama series The Musketeers, in which he plays Cardinal Richelieu which will launch in early 2014.

Capaldi will take over from Matt Smith by the end of the year, and will begin filming his first scenes as the Time Lord later this year, before acting alongside current companion Clara Oswald (as played by Jenna Coleman) in the revived show's eighth series, due for broadcast Autumn 2014.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 326

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

IN ISSUE 326...
Scariest Monsters!
Ten Tips to be a UNIT Soldier!
Alien Babies Parp Attack!
Gooey Ganger On-Set Secrets!
Great Posters!

FREE GIFT: Get your hands on this awesome UNIT soldier kit and prepare to battle the nastiest aliens in the universe!

Issue 326 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 13th August priced £2.99 per copy.

Friday, 2 August 2013

12th Doctor to be Revealed on Sunday!

The BBC have announced that the actor who is to take over from Matt Smith as the Doctor in Doctor Who will be revealed in a special program this Sunday (4th August), read on for further details:

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor
In a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7:00pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show's host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the Tardis.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans.

Excitement will reach fever pitch as they speculate and recall their favourites, plus feature clips and moments from across the show's 50 year history.

Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.

Steven Moffat says: "The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the Tardis. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One says: "BBC One is the home of big live events and this special live show is the perfect way to reveal the identity of the next Doctor and share it with the nation. The Doctor is a truly iconic role and I’m more than excited about the booking."

Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC drama commissioning says: "We can't wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC One on Sunday night.  Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we've been using the codename Houdini as a decoy! It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the 12th incarnation."

The special live show is made by BBC Entertainment and Events for BBC One, Guy Freeman is executive producer and Pinki Chambers is executive commissioning editor. Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One. The show will also be simulcast live on BBC America.

To confirm; Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor will broadcast live this Sunday from 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD and simulcast worldwide on BBC America, SPACE Canada and ABC Australia. Who do you think the next Doctor is going to be?

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Doctor & Dalek Figure Sets - Wave 2

Character Options have revealed their second wave of Doctor Who Doctor & Daleks figure sets - exclusive to Toys R Us, read on for further details:

Highly detailed and realistic action figure collection that celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who. Each pack includes a fully poseable 5-inch Doctor and a free-wheeling Dalek from the same era that features moveable eye stalk and gun arm.

Fifth Doctor & Dalek from Resurrection of the Daleks
His youthful appearance belied his wisdom and experience, but this Doctor still found it frustrating that so many people questioned his judgement, especially his companions. While on an alien planet he and his companion Peri contracted a disease and the Doctor gave Peri the only cure, necessitating another regeneration…

Seventh Doctor & Dalek from Remembrance of the Daleks
Mercurial and highly moral, this Doctor would often despair at the cruelty and wastefulness he encountered across the galaxies. On a trip to America in 1999, he was accidentally gunned down by a street gang and taken to hospital, where the procedures taken to try and save him did the reverse and he seemingly died, only to regenerate within the hospital’s morgue…

Ninth Doctor & Dalek from The Parting of the Ways
The Ninth Doctor was plain spoken and didn’t suffer fools gladly. In spite of this, he still had an irrepressible curiosity and unmistakeable alien outlook, which allowed him to charm and beguile  friends and foes alike. After a fantastic series of adventures, this Doctor was saved by Rose Tyler - she channelled the Time Vortex through herself, unleashing it’s power in order to destroy the new Dalek fleet. In return the Doctor saved his companion by absorbing the Time Vortex from her, causing him to regenerate...

All three figure sets are on sale from 21st August exclusively at Toys R Us stores priced £19.99 each. 

Destiny of the Doctor: Night of the Whisper - Cover & Details

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

NIGHT OF THE WHISPER - written by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright, performed by Nicholas Briggs & John Schwab
New Vegas, 23rd Century - a sprawling city huddling beneath an artificial atmospheric bubble on a distant moon. Pleasure seekers flock there from every corner of the galaxy, to take in the shows and play the tables in the huge casinos. But beneath the glitz and the glitter, organised crime rules the streets.

Whilst Rose Tyler works as a waitress in the Full Moon nightclub, Jack Harkness poses as a reporter for the Daily Galax. Meanwhile, the Doctor is helping the police department with their investigation into The Whisper, a strange vigilante that has been terrorising the city’s underworld. But the Doctor is also on a mission of his own - to save Police Chief McBain’s life at all costs.

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor - Night of the Whisper is on sale from 5th September at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy and all digital online MP3 websites priced £3.99 per download.