Doctor Who

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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

RIP Maggie Stables, Big Finish’s Evelyn Smythe

Maggie Stables, who played Evelyn Smythe, Big Finish’s first original companion for their Doctor Who range, has died. Stables passed away on September 26 following a long battle with illness. The former French teacher originally appeared in the range’s first story, The Sirens of Time, and was then cast as history professor Smythe for Jacqueline … Continue reading

Your chance to be part of the Minister of Chance movie

Want an opportunity to be part of a movie that features two Doctors and John Steed? The Minister of Chance is turning to Kickstarter to fund the movie version of the audio series with a cast including Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Julian Wadham, Jenny Agutter O.B.E, Jed Brophy, Lauren Crace and Tamsin Greig. From 1-31 October, … Continue reading

Guest stars confirmed for Who Christmas Special (updated)

The Doctor Who Christmas Special is currently filming and the BBC confirming the guest stars who will be appearing in the festive episode. The show’s official Facebook page has released a shot of three on-set chairs bearing the names Nathan McMullen, Nick Frost and Michael Troughton. The official release followed shortly after: Nick Frost, actor … Continue reading

Win copies of Peter Capaldi’s debut, Deep Breath!

Peter Capaldi’s feature-length debut as the Doctor attracted record audiences around the world when it was aired on August 23rd this year – and now you’ve got a chance to win your own copy on DVD (read our review of it here). The disc doesn’t just include the 80 minute long episode; if you didn’t … Continue reading

Matt Smith for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Matt Smith has signed up for a role in the long-gestating movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The former Doctor Who star will play Mr. Collins, a parson on the look-out for a wife, in the movie which starts shooting later this month, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He will be appearing alongside … Continue reading

Big Finish make Wright choice

Big Finish has recast the role of one of the Doctor’s first companions Barbara Wright for their Early Adventures series, with Jemma Powell taking the part. Powell played Jacqueline Hill, the actress who originally created history teacher Barbara, in the 50th anniversary TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, and recreated various scenes from … Continue reading

RIP Jane Baker

Jane Baker, who contributed four stories to the classic era of Doctor Who as well as many other shows from the 1960s to 1980s, has died. Working with her husband Pip, she created the character of the Rani, played by Kate O’Mara, for Colin Baker’s first full season as the Doctor, following it with the … Continue reading

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