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Doctor Who Christmas title & series 9 writer revealed

In a triple hit of Doctor Who news, the BBC revealed on November 25th that the title of this year’s Christmas Special is Last Christmas, hinted at by those in the know the day before who were predicting a rise in George Michael’s sales as a result of the new special. They have also released another … Continue reading

Matt Smith starring in Patient Zero

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s Hollywood career is continuing to take off, with his casting as the lead in the new SF thriller Patient Zero, according to a report at Deadline. Smith will appear opposite Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer in the movie about an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of … Continue reading

Stephenson calls Doctor Who “one of the most secure shows”

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter on November 19 about the state of British television, Head of Drama Ben Stephenson confirmed that the BBC are very happy with the current state of Doctor Who. “I think it is one of the most secure shows we have ever had,” he noted. “And the U.S. ratings are up, … Continue reading

New 3rd Doctor adventures coming from Big Finish

The era of the Third Doctor will be returning to Big Finish, with two new stories featuring Tim Treloar as the narrator and as the voice of the Doctor, following his recreation of Jon Pertwee’s incarnation in the 50th anniversary story The Light at the End last year. He will appear alongside Katy Manning as … Continue reading

Doctor Who Christmas preview on Children in Need (video)

The first proper preview for this Christmas’ Doctor Who special formed part of the annual Children in Need evening on Friday 14th November. A brief teaser was shown after the broadcast of Death in Heaven and Jenna Coleman has been talking about the script – and the clip confirms that she is in the episode, … Continue reading

Watch the Doctor Who finale on the big screen at Bletchley Park

As part of the Station X event tomorrow (November 8) at Bletchley Park, there’s a chance to watch the Doctor Who finale, Death in Heaven, on the big screen. Presented by the Cambridge Film Trust and funded with the support of the BFI as  part of the Days of Fear and Wonder season, awarding funds … Continue reading

Peter Davison to present Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison will be the guest presenter for the British leg of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which is touring the country next summer. Davison, who presented the show in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, will be at all six venues, and following high demand, an extra performance has now been … Continue reading

RIP Lynda Bellingham

Actress Lynda Bellingham, best known to genre fans for her role as the Inquisitor in the season-long Doctor Who story The Trial of a Time Lord, has lost her battle with cancer, and died aged 66. Bellingham was born in Montreal, Canada, but adopted by a family in England where she grew up. Her screen … Continue reading

RIP Director Michael Hayes

British director Michael Hayes, whose genre work included A for Andromeda and the classic Doctor Who story City of Death, has died aged 85. Hayes initially performed as an actor but switched to directing, giving Julie Christie her first major role as the star of A for Andromeda, the seminal BBC SF series from 1961. … Continue reading

A past President returns for the new Doctor Who Experience?

BBC Worldwide has announced that the Doctor Who Experience will be reopening its doors on October 24th, with a completely new adventure featuring the 12th Doctor. As with the Matt Smith version, the Doctor will interact with audiences. A newly scripted storyline – written by Joseph Lidster (Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures) and directed by Paul … Continue reading

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