Archive for the ‘Doctor Who: News’ Category
Nicole • June 11, 2014

Following on from the huge success of The Day of The Doctor, the 50th anniversary special that was watched by over 12 million viewers across BBC One and BBC iPlayer, anticipation is building for the arrival of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, who will touchdown in the TARDIS this August on BBC One.

Fans in the United Kingdom will have a chance to see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in exclusive events in Cardiff and London on the 7th August before they jet off on a world tour to promote the show.

Peter Capaldi, speaking ahead of the tour said: “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.”

Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat added: “I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director BBC Cymru Wales said: “Where better to start the World Tour than the Doctor’s home for the last decade? The sight of the TARDIS and marauding aliens is now a familiar part of Welsh life – though they still scare the life out of the traffic wardens. There is a real sense of excitement and anticipation about the new series – and I know Peter and Jenna are going to be a breath-taking new team. Roll on August!” (source)


The tour will begin in the UK in Cardiff on 7 August, ending up in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on 19 August.

Other cities will include London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US) and Mexico City (Mexico). More details of the itinerary will be announced soon. (source)

Nicole • November 11, 2013

Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman are to feature in two special editions of Blue Peter dedicated to the BBC sci-fi show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary later this month.

Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s current companion Clara Oswald, will answer viewers’ questions in a pre-recorded segment for the Doctor Who: Blue Peter Special on the CBBC channel at 5:30pm on Thursday 21 November, with 11th Doctor Matt Smith following her in the Doctor Who: Blue Peter Party at 9:30am on Saturday 23 November – 50 years to the day after the first ever episode of Doctor Who was broadcast.

The first Blue Peter special will also see the launch of a competition giving young fans the chance to design a sonic device for one of three Doctor Who characters – Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax – while the Saturday edition will see a live audience joined in the studio by aliens from the series and challenged to design their very own monster.

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Nicole • May 21, 2013

The Official Doctor Who Blog has confirmed that the show has been renewed for an eight season, and that both Jenna and Matt are returning as the Doctor and Clara!

We’re delighted to confirm a new series of Doctor Who has been commissioned and the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he’s already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.

But way before that hits our screens we have a huge amount to look forward to. Your calendars should already have a big red circle around 23 November because that’s when the TARDIS returns in the frankly Earth-shattering adventure that celebrates half a century of Doctor Who. This 3D special stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman with David Tennant and John Hurt, seen briefly at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Billie Piper returns alongside Jemma Redgrave, Joanna Page… and the Zygons!

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And given that this year’s Christmas Special will be rounding off such a spectacular year we’re sure it will kick off the Doctor’s next half century in style! But that’s not all. Big plans are being put in place that will well and truly celebrate the Doctor’s half-centenary. Make sure you check back for some exciting announcements!

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Nicole • April 04, 2013

A very short synopsis for the last 4 episode of Doctor Who Season 7 has been released (WARNING SPOILERS):

Episode 10: ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’
Saturday 27 April 2013
The TARDIS has crashed, Clara is lost inside, and the Doctor has 30 minutes before his ship explodes!

Episode 11: ‘The Crimson Horror’
Saturday 4 May 2013
Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire, as bodies are found with their skin a waxy, glowing red.

Episode 12: ‘Nightmare in Silver’
Saturday 11 May 2013
Hedgewick’s World of Wonders: the perfect theme park day out – and ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.

Episode 13
Saturday 18 May 2013
Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him towards the one place in all of time and space that he should never go…

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Nicole • April 04, 2013

Jenna-Louise Coleman has opened up about Dame Diana Rigg’s upcoming appearance in Doctor Who.

Rigg will appear with her daughter Rachael Stirling in the Mark Gatiss-penned ‘The Crimson Horror’, which will centre on a mother and daughter harbouring a dark secret.

Speaking to Vulture, Coleman offered the first hints on what fans can expect from Rigg’s guest appearance.

Oh my God, she was so funny on set. She’s got a lot of banter on her,” Coleman declared. “I think [co-star Matt Smith] described her role as an old hag – but in the best possible way.”

Coleman added of ‘The Crimson Horror’s storyline: “She’s our villain and she runs a place in 1800 Yorkshire called Sweetville, which is kind of Stepford Wives-y. She has a big factory and she’s up to no good. Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, is also playing her daughter on the show, and they just go at each other.”

Coleman also spoke more generally about the secretive nature of Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat’s plans for each series.
“He’s good with his secrets. But I was quite adamant about not needing to know,” she said. “Matt didn’t know [Clara’s mystery] either, not until the script came through and then we were both like, ‘Aaah!’ It’s also always a work in progress.”

She continued: “We go through a lot of script changes, things are always evolving and being tailored, so I think Steven likes to play things close to the vest until he’s sussed them out properly.”

Coleman will additionally be starring in the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, opposite Smith, former Doctor David Tennant, Billie Piper, Joanna Page and John Hurt.

The BBC revealed earlier in the week that the 50th anniversary special will also see the return of the classic series villains the Zygons.

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