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Primeval’s Ben Miller to guest star on Doctor Who

Primeval and Death in Paradise star Ben Miller is to appear opposite Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series of Doctor Who, set for transmission this autumn. Miller noted that “as a committed Whovian, I cannot believe my luck in joining the 12th Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures,” adding that his … Continue reading

RIP Kate O’Mara

Kate O’Mara, who memorably portrayed the villainous Rani in the latter years of the classic series of Doctor Who, has died aged 74. O’Mara, best known for her role in the American soap opera Dynasty, was cast as the Rani opposite Colin Baker’s Doctor in the 1985 serial The Mark of the Rani. She returned … Continue reading

RIP Doctor Who director Derek Martinus

Derek Martinus, who oversaw the first regeneration from William Hartnell into Patrick Troughton, as well as the first colour story for the classic series of Doctor Who, has died aged 82. As well as The Tenth Planet and Spearhead from Space, Martinus directed Galaxy 4, The Evil of the Daleks and The Ice Warriors for … Continue reading

Keeley Hawes joins Doctor Who Series 8

Line of Duty and Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes will be appearing as a villainous banker opposite Peter Capaldi’s Doctor this autumn. Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret whom the Doctor and Clara meet when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet. Written by Steve Thompson, … Continue reading

Classic Who repeats start in UK from Easter

After a number of years with very few repeats of the classic series of Doctor Who in the country of its creation, a set of stories featuring the first seven Doctors will be appearing on the Horror Channel starting in April. Launching on Friday 18 April, the season opens with the very first story An … Continue reading

Samuel Anderson joins Who series 8

The History Boys, Gavin and Stacey and Emmerdale’s Samuel Anderson has been cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, for the new series of Doctor Who, currently filming for broadcast later this year. Anderson told the BBC site:  “I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my … Continue reading

RIP Christopher Barry (updated)

Christopher Barry, who directed Doctor Who stories for the first four incarnations of the Time Lord, has died aged 88, following a fall at home last week. Barry’s first story was The Dead Planet, the opening episode of Doctor Who’s second ever adventure, which introduced the Daleks. He directed three episodes of that story, as … Continue reading

Big Finish cross series for celebration story (exclusive details)

Following on from the success of last year’s multi-Doctor story The Light at the End, Big Finish has brought together a number of their spin-off series for an epic adventure, The Worlds of Doctor Who, for release in October this year to mark 15 years of their Doctor Who licence, which began in October 1999 … Continue reading

Hiddleston headlines High-Rise

Kill List director Ben Wheatley has confirmed that his long awaited adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s classic story High-Rise is now in front of the cameras. Thor’sTom Hiddleston will star in the movie, about the degeneration of life in a modern luxury building. Wheatley was signed up for the film in August last year, and has recently … Continue reading

Scares for Karen Gillan in Oculus teaser trailer (video)

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan is threatened from all sides in her new horror thriller Oculus, for which a teaser trailer has just been released. Gillan and Brenton Thwaites star as Kaylie and Tim, whose parents were killed ten years ago in a brutal act which was blamed on Tim. After he’s released from jail, … Continue reading

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