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Bookmark and Share The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos - Official Ratings

12/17/2018 04:13:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (Credit: BBC Studios)
Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos had an official rating of 6.65 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

6.48 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 73,000 watched on their PC, 51,000 watched on a Tablet device and 44,000 watched on a smartphone These figures make Doctor Who the 18th most watched programme of the week ending 2nd December.

Top for the week was Sunday's final of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here getting 13.04 million watching.

Doctor Who in 2018 had an average consolidated audience of 7.96 million viewers. This is the highest year average since 2013, which was boosted by including the 50th Anniversary special.

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos had an Appreciation Index score of 79

Bookmark and Share Resolution: new images released

12/14/2018 09:54:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBC have released some new images to promote the forthcoming New Year's Day special, Resolution, which as well as featuring the regular cast also includes Charlotte Ritchie as Lin, Nikesh Patel as Mitch, and Daniel Adeboyega as Aaron.

Resolution: Lin (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) and Mitch (NIKESH PATEL) (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian) Resolution: The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Mitch (NIKESH PATEL), Lin (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian) Resolution: Yaz (MANDIP GILL), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Lin (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Mitch (NIKESH PATEL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH) (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)
Resolution: Daniel Adeboyega (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Resolution: Mitch (NIKESH PATEL) (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian) Resolution: Lin (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)

Resolution (Credit: BBC/Chris Hill)

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Magazine: 533

12/14/2018 11:14:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Magazine: 533 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine: 533 (Credit: Panini)Issue 533 of Doctor Who Magazine includes a preview of the New Year's Day episode, Resolution

Guest stars Charlotte Ritchie and Nikesh Patel, director Wayne Yip and writer Chris Chibnall feature in DWM’s exclusive preview of the New Year’s Day Special. Chibnall says
You want it to feel like a treat: a big, thrilling, explosive, moving, cheeky, surprising treat. Basically, you want the Special to be epic. And I promise, it’s going to be epic.
Also in this issue...
  • SHARON D CLARKE
  • An exclusive interview with the actress who played Grace O’Brien in the 2018 series.
  • FRAZER HINES
  • Frazer pulls some crackers from DWM’s TARDIS tin.
  • DERRICK SHERWIN
  • A tribute to the writer, story editor and producer who oversaw the series’ transition from black and white into colour.
  • CYBER CONTROLLER
  • Highlights from a previously unpublished interview with Derrick Sherwin.
  • PUBLIC IMAGE
  • The latest in-depth report on Series 11’s ratings.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • 1981’s spin-off K9 and Company, starring Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith.
  • CHRISTMAS QUIZ
  • Put your Doctor Who knowledge to the test with the DWM Christmas Quiz.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • The Team comments on Doctor Who’s very first Christmas Day episode, 1965’s The Feast of Steven.
  • THE WARMONGER
  • Part three of a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • SEASON SURVEY
  • Share your views on the latest series of Doctor Who.
  • EPISODE REVIEWS
  • The verdict on Series 11 episodes Demons of the Punjab, Kerblam! and The Witchfinders.
PLUS... A FREE double-sided poster, The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and more.

Doctor Who Magazine 533 is on sale now, price £5.99.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who - Series 11 Soundtrack

12/12/2018 11:32:00 am - Reported by Marcus

>Doctor Who Series 11 Soundtrack (Credit: Silva Screen) Silva Screen Records have announced they will be releasing the Doctor Who Series 11 Soundtrack in January 2019

The music from the series, composed by Segun Akinola, will be available on CD and on streaming services from 11 January.

The recently completed Series 11 marked the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker.

Segun Akinola is a multi-talented composer whose work includes scoring BBC Two’s landmark four-part series Black and British: A Forgotten History, written and presented by Historian David Olusoga. He also scored Shola Amoo’s debut feature film A Moving Image, which had its world premiere at the 2016 LA Film Festival.
Where do I even begin?! Working on series 11 has been nothing short of the experience of a lifetime. I have loved every single minute of it. From working closely with the production team, to writing the character themes to recording the New Year Special, it’s truly been so much fun.


The soundtrack is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Volume One
  1. Series 11 Opening Titles
  2. Getting That Bike
  3. Long Story
  4. This New Nose Is So Unreliable
  5. The Warrior
  6. Sonic Screwdriver
  7. The Doctor
  8. You Really Need To Get Out Of Those Clothes
  9. Three Suns
  10. Make It Through Those Ruins
  11. My Beautiful Ghost Monument
  12. Missing You
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. My Fam
  15. Tsuranga
  16. Resus One
  17. Kerblam
  18. Help In Dispatch
  19. Ranskoor Av Kolos
  20. The Shrine
  21. Keep Your Faith
Volume Two
  1. Thirteen
  2. Get Out That Door
  3. Parks, Rosa Parks
  4. Artron Energy
  5. This Is Very Bad News
  6. Fishing Take Down
  7. Stand Up Now
  8. A Living Icon For Freedom
  9. Umbreen
  10. Thijarian Hive
  11. I Love You Nani
  12. Yaz And Nani End Credits
  13. King James
  14. Tendril
  15. Morax
  16. Reverse The Polarity
  17. Made A New Friend
  18. Rebuilt
  19. Me And My Mates
  20. Series 11 End Credits

Bookmark and Share I Talk Telly Awards

12/11/2018 10:18:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan (Credit: BBC Studios)Doctor Who picked up two awards in the 2018 I Talk Telly Awards, an annual Twitter poll which this year saw some 266,400 votes registered. The series won the Best Returning Drama category, whilst Mandip Gill was voted Best Newcomer.

The actress said of her award:
I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has voted for me as best newcomer at I Talk Telly awards. I've never won anything before - apart from some peapods in French, which is really random - so I just to say a massive thank you to everyone who actually took the time out to vote for me, I really really appreciate it.

The full list of winners can be found on their website.

Bookmark and Share It Takes You Away - Official Ratings

12/11/2018 09:33:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

 It Takes You Away: Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) (Credit: BBC Studios (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who: It Takes You Away had an official rating of 6.42 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

6.24 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 77,000 watched on their PC, 55,000 watched on a Tablet device and 47,000 watched on a smartphone These figures make Doctor Who the 22nd most watched programme of the week ending 2nd December.

Top for the week was Monday's edition of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here getting 12.66 million watching.

It Takes You Away had an Appreciation Index score of 80

Bookmark and Share The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos - Overnight Viewing Figures

12/10/2018 09:46:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (Credit: BBC Studios)Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos was watched by 5.32 million viewers, a share of 26.4% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating makes Doctor Who the fourth highest rated programme for Sunday and the 21st for the week ending 9th December.

Highest for the day and the week was the final of ITV’s celebrity show, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here which had 11.06 million watching. All 7 editions of the programme were in the top ten for the week. Strictly Come Dancing - Results Show had 8.98 million viewers, while Dynasties, the David Attenborough series had 6.33 million. The BBC Drama Care had 2.57 million.

Coronation Street and Emmerdale pushed The Doctor down in the weekly chart, although a top twenty place is likley when final figures are releaed next week.

Bookmark and Share No series planned for 2019

12/09/2018 07:43:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Doctor Who Returns 2020 (Credit: BBC)The BBC confirmed this evening that Doctor Who will not return for a full series next year, but will instead be back on air in early 2020.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:
We’re delighted that the Doctor and her friends will be returning to thrill audiences in 2020. I know Chris and the whole team are already working on a whole new set of exciting adventures. In the meantime we’ve got a very special episode on New Year’s Day for everyone to enjoy.

Current Showrunner for the series Chris Chibnall said:
We’re off again! Well we never actually stopped - as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends have been winning the hearts of families across the nation this autumn, we’ve been busy with a whole new set of action packed adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor. We adore making this show and have been blown away by the response from audiences, so we can’t wait to bring more scares, more monsters and more Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole to BBC One. Brilliant!

The New Year's Day special, Resolution will be shown in 2019, of course, and is due to air on BBC One at 7:00pm.

Bookmark and Share Thirteenth Doctor #2

12/09/2018 07:29:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Out now, the second in the series of Titan Comic Adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor

Thirteenth Doctor #3

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colourist: Enrica Angiolini

Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things) leaps in with mind-blowing adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor and her brand new friends! A mysterious new time traveller appears - but can he be trusted when he says he's human?
Thirteenth Doctor #3 - Cover A (Credit: Titan ) Thirteenth Doctor #3 - Cover B (Credit: Titan ) Thirteenth Doctor #3 - Cover C (Credit: Titan ) 1Thirteenth Doctor #3 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan ) Thirteenth Doctor #3 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan ) Thirteenth Doctor #3 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan ) Thirteenth Doctor #3 Preview 4 (Credit: Titan )

Bookmark and Share Radio Times

12/08/2018 08:30:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Radio Times, 8-14 Dec 2018 (Credit: Radio Times)This week's edition of the Radio Times (8-14 Dec) is the latest in this year's issues to showcase Doctor Who, making it the fourth time in six months that Jodie Whittaker has graced the front cover! Unlike in previous years, however, it isn't the Doctor's Christmas adventure being previewed this time around but her New Year's outing instead.

Inside the magazine is a four page interview with Bradley Walsh, who discusses his career to date and also explains why he wouldn't want to play the Doctor himself:
My style can be as manic as the next person's, but the Doctor has a certain style and, despite regeneration, I think they ostensibly remain the same type of person. And if you don't know the back catalogue and all the jargon, you're up against it. Whereas I ducked out in 1969 (during Patrick Troughton's time as the Doctor) and for me this is brand spanking new. Besides, Jodie is absolutely fantastic.
Another page focusses on Bradley's co-stars, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, both of whom still enjoy their anonymity, and on the forthcoming New Year's Day special. The issue also, of course, covers the final episode in the current run of the series, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos, on this Sunday at 6:25pm.

The Radio Times is available to purchase now from retail outlets in the UK, and the magazine's "legendary Christmas edition", covering New Years Day, is also out now.


Radio Times (21-27 Jul 2018) (Credit: Radio Times) Radio Times (6-12 Oct 2018) (Credit: Immediate) Radio Times (20-27 Oct 2018) (Credit: Immediate)

Bookmark and Share Resolution

12/08/2018 06:30:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The name for Doctor Who's New Years Day outing has been revealed in the festive special of Radio Times as being named Resolution. The hour-long special will be broadcast at 7:00pm on BBC One, nestling between the news and Eastenders, and will be on against Emmerdale on ITV.

Resolution: The Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)
As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring, from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?

Bookmark and Share Candy Jar online Advent Calendar

12/08/2018 04:05:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Lethbridge-Stewart: The XMas Files (Credit: Candy Har)Candy Jar have announced an online advent calendar for this year's festive period.

Every day until the 25th, Candy Jar will be giving away standalone short stories, book samplers, wallpapers and more, completely free. Items so far include the Lethbridge-Stewart short story collection The Xmas Files, a Cardiff ComicCon chapter from the children’s book The Book Spy, and The Lucy Wilson Mysteries wallpaper.

Children’s Digital Assistant, Keren Williams, explained the thinking behind the advent calendar:
It’s a Christmas tradition that we give away some short stories to our loyal readers, and this year I thought, why don’t we go the whole hog and really spoil everybody? We have enough unseen material, as well as some hidden gems in our back catalogue, to fill Santa’s sack several times over. Whatever your tastes, and whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we have something just for you.
Head of Publishing, Shaun Russell, added:
In our series, the Brig has gone from a beloved, but somewhat forgotten part of Doctor Who history, to an alive and kicking, vital part of the ever-expanding canon. Here at Candy Jar, we’re fans first and foremost, and we’re forever grateful to our readers for embarking on this journey with us. We wanted to give a little something back to everyone who has helped make the series possible. We hope that it will make this a Candy Jar Christmas to remember!
Subscribers to Candy Jar’s newsletter will receive daily updates containing the latest additions, but the calendar is available to everyone at from their website.

Bookmark and Share Cybermen Launch Escape Game

12/06/2018 10:39:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

To the surprise of many shoppers, Cybermen were spotted in two major cities in the UK today, to mark tickets going on sale for Worlds Collide, the first official Doctor Who live escape game.

One of the Time Lord’s oldest enemies, which feature in the new game, commandeered a barge on the canal at Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. Next, they were seen threatening to ‘upgrade’ unsuspecting Christmas shoppers outside the iconic Birmingham Bullring shopping centre, before travelling up through the UK, heading straight for Leeds City Centre, frightening local commuters in the process.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting details of the BBC Studios and Escape Hunt Doctor Who-themed live escape game, which will be playable at Escape Hunt venues across the country from early 2019.

Teams of up to six become the Doctor’s new friends and are transported into the future, to the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montague’s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time, a tear which the Cyberman will use to attack Earth!

The players are then given 60 minutes to work out how to close the tear before the Cybermen break through, using only what remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments. The fate of the universe rests in their hands – if they take too long the human race will be ‘upgraded’.

From today, fans can book tickets for the immersive adventure, which will be arriving at Escape Hunt locations on the following dates:
  • Bristol – 16/01/2019
  • Leeds – 25/01/2019
  • Oxford – 08/02/2019
  • Manchester – 22/02/2019
  • Reading – 08/03/2019
  • Birmingham – 22/03/2019
Richard Harpham, CEO Escape Hunt plc, says
We are thrilled that tickets are now on sale and fans can start booking to be the first to play the game in January. We are extremely proud of Worlds Collide and look forward to giving fans a unique Doctor Who escape game experience.
Mat Way, Global Director, Live Entertainment at BBC Studios, says
We’re very excited to be revealing details of the very first official Doctor Who escape game in collaboration with Escape Hunt. We used to hide behind the sofa when the Cybermen appeared on TV, it’s amazing that fans will soon be able to encounter them face to face.
Tickets for Doctor Who: The Live Escape Game, Worlds Collide are now on sale and are bookable via Escapehunt.com

Cybermen in Birmingham

Bookmark and Share Comic Art Auction

12/06/2018 08:03:00 am - Reported by Marcus

A charity in Liverpool is auctioning off 30 pieces of original comic art, including Doctor Who releated items.

2018 marks People First Merseyside's 30th anniversary and to mark the occasion they are auctioning off 30 pieces of original comic art! 100% of all the winning bids will go direct to People First Merseyside to help them continue their work.

The charity is a regional self-advocacy charity which is run by and for adults with learning disabilities. They are all about supporting adults with learning disabilities to speak out, be respected and live active, healthy and happy lives. Their work helps improve confidence and self-esteem, reduce social isolation, improve psychological well-being and gives people more choice and control over their lives.

Paul Dawson, who has put this auction together, hopes there will be something for everybody in the mix.
I have loved comic books for as long as I can remember and I decided to try to use some blank comic book sketch covers from my collection to try and give something back to People First Merseyside. When the first artist said yes I was blown away and that feeling never went away as more and more artists said yes.

I never expected to get as positive a response as we ended up with and I cannot thank the artists who's work I love enough for taking time out of their schedule to help People First Merseyside.
The auctions are on eBay from until Saturday 8th December -

Bookmark and Share Animated Macra Terror - Coming March

12/05/2018 06:22:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has revealed that an animated version of the 1967 story The Macra Terror will be released in March 2019

The four part Patrick Troughton story has been missing from the BBC Archives for many years, although a copy of the soundtrack exists.

Rumours of an animated version of the story were confirmed by the BBC today releasing a trailer for the story on their YouTube channel.

As well as the Second Doctor, the story features Ben, played by Michael Craze, Polly played by Anneke Wills and Jamie played by Frazer Hines

Coming Soon: The Macra Terror | Doctor Who

Bookmark and Share The Witchfinders - Official Ratings

12/04/2018 10:36:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

 The Witchfinders: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill), Willa Twiston (Tilly Steele) (Credit: BBC Studios (Sophie Mutevelian ))
Doctor Who: The Witchfinders had an official rating of 7.21 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

7.03 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 78,000 watched on their PC, 57,000 watched on a Tablet device and 48,000 watched on a smartphone These figures make Doctor Who the 17th most watched programme of the week ending 18th November.

Top for the week was Monday's edition of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here getting 13.14 million watching.

The Witchfinders had an Appreciation Index score of 81.