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Bookmark and Share Doctor Who World Tour: Mexico City tickets on sale from 2nd August

7/31/2014 09:41:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

World Tour 2014 - Mexico CityBBC Worldwide have now confirmed that tickets will go on sale for the Mexico City leg of the Doctor Who World Tour this coming Saturday 2nd August from 11:00pm local time. The Tour will see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman appearing at the Teatro Metropolitan theatre for the screening of series premiere Deep Breath and a Q&A session.

Tickets will be available to purchase via Ticketmaster.

Bookmark and Share BBC America announces "Takeover Week" / cinema presentations

7/31/2014 08:45:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)BBC America have announced a series of events taking place in the lead-up and aftermath of the series premiere of Deep Breath in the United States.

During the week before broadcast, the channel will premiere new specials relating to the show, including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on the 16th August at 9:00pm, The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm, and then Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on the 18th at 10:00pm, which forms part of a marathon week of Doctor Who episodes.

On the day itself, Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show will be presented by Nerdist presenter Chris Hardwick at 7:30pm before the premiere airs at 8:00pm. Doctor Who is then followed by another premiere, Intruders, before the show is once again the focus in Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm - the show aims to feature a host of guests in studio, including writer/actor Mark Gatiss, plus behind-the-scenes footage.

The day after will see Make Your Own Sunday, featuring the top episodes voted for by BBC America viewers in an online poll that opens on the 6th August.


Meanwhile, as with the United Kingdom, the episode will have a cinematic release in the USA, though this will not be simulcast. Instead, BBC America have partnered with Fathom Events to present Deep Breath in a special screening event taking place in twelve cities from midnight, with full details to be announced on the 5th August.

This will be followed by a wider cinematic release on the 25th August, with over 550 cinemas showing the episode at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, accompanied by the prequel and behind-the-scenes material as seen in the UK (no Q&A).

Tickets are now available to purchase from participating venues and also online from Fathom Events.

Bookmark and Share Deep Breath cinema tickets on sale in UK from 1st August

7/31/2014 05:23:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The Doctor is annoyed that Clara booked her cinema ticket before him... (Photo Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)The BBC have reported that tickets to the cinematic outing of the Doctor Who new series premiere Deep Breath will go on sale from tomorrow morning (1st August) from 11:00am.

As well as the episode itself, cinemas will also be showing an exclusive five minute video that features on a future Doctor Who DVD release, plus a ten minute behind-the-scenes film covering the making of the episode (which viewers at home will also be able to see via the BBC Red Button).

In addition to cinemas around the country, there will be a special showing at London's Odeon Leicester Square which will also include a live Q&A with guest stars from the story. Limited tickets for this event can be purchased from Odeon tomorrow from the earlier time of 10:00am. Viewers at other cinemas will also be able to see the Q&A via a live stream.

Stephen Davies, Director for Live Events, said:
Following the tremendous success of the 50th anniversary screenings, this is another wonderful opportunity for fans to get together to celebrate another major milestone and enjoy the amazing opening episode of the Peter Capaldi era on the big screen.

Deep Breath has been rated PG, with the cinema events expected to end between 10:00-10:30pm.

Bookmark and Share Four new publicity photos

7/31/2014 04:03:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBC have released four new publicity photos for the forthcoming new series of Doctor Who, featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara, and Neve McIntosh as Vastra:

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Bookmark and Share Tom Baker, best selling Doctor on ebay

7/30/2014 01:37:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

With less than a month until the d├ębut of the twelfth Doctor, online marketplace ebay has compiled a list of the top ten Doctors by merchandise sales on the site.

Top of the list is Doctor number four, Tom Baker, whose seven year tenure in the role created enough memorabilia to outsell the other Doctors by 203%.

The most recent Doctors, David Tennant and Matt Smith fall into second and third place, while Peter Capaldi, who has so far only had a minute on screen, comes in an number 10.

For collectors, Sylvester McCoy – the seventh Doctor – is the most lucrative, yielding the greatest individual return. Items related to his brief stint sell with the highest value, with prices for his figurine peaking at £565.

Top 10 Doctors by sales
  1. Tom Baker
  2. David Tennant
  3. Matt Smith
  4. William Hartnell
  5. Paul McGann
  6. Patrick Troughton
  7. Sylvester McCoy
  8. Colin Baker
  9. Peter Davison
  10. Peter Capaldi
eBay Spokesperson, Laura Wilkinson-Rea says,
It really speaks to Tom Baker’s iconic Doctor Who status that he continues to outsell the other Doctors. It also seems like the Universe is safe for now as the Doctors are far outselling the baddies. For example, eBay.co.uk currently lists 200,000 items of Doctor Who merchandise - totally dwarfing the Dalek’s 14,000. We’d be fascinated to see what spin Malcolm Tucker would put on this!

Bookmark and Share Win a goodie bag with Doctor Who Adventures

7/30/2014 07:16:00 am - Reported by John Bowman

Get a photograph of yourself reading Doctor Who Adventures in an unusual place this summer and you could win a Doctor Who goodie bag.

That's the competition being run by the fortnightly magazine in the new edition out today.

Editor Moray Laing said:
Whether visiting friends or relatives next door, heading off to a beach - or even popping off to an alien planet or a different time zone, we want to see pictures of readers reading the latest issue in unusual places. We'll print the best and funniest pictures in a future issue - and our favourite photograph will win a prize!
Full details in the magazine.

Also in issue 351, the Eleventh Doctor appears in the comic strip for a final adventure, written by former script editor Andrew Cartmel, plus:
  • The latest news
  • Top tips for being the Doctor's companion
  • A guide to the Eleventh Doctor's stories
  • Top 10 TARDIS trips
  • Dalek secrets about the Dalek Emperor
  • Strax's guide to the Cybermen
  • A look at filming of the latest series
  • Puzzles and posters
Issue 351 of DWA, which comes with a TARDIS key ring, notepad, stickers and a sonic pen, is available until Tuesday 12th August.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who World Tour: Latin/South America Details

7/28/2014 06:23:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

World Tour 2014 - Mexico CityBBC Worldwide have confirmed that the Doctor Who World Tour will touch down in Mexico City on Sunday 17th August, with series stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman to appear at the Teatro Metropolitan theatre for the screening of series premiere Deep Breath and a Q&A session.

Update: the following day sees the pair travel to Brazil, where they appear at the Vivo Rio Auditorium in Rio de Janeiro.

Vice-president and managing director for BBC Worldwide Latin America and US Hispanic, Fred Medina, said:
Doctor Who is one of the most popular shows in Latin America with some of the most dedicated fans and we are excited to bring Doctor Who: The World Tourto both Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.This is a unique opportunity for the fans in these cities to see for the first time the main cast of the series and have a memorable experience.

More details on the activities and ticket information for both days will be announced shortly.

Bookmark and Share Symphonic Spectacular for the United Kingdom in 2015

7/28/2014 11:15:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular 2014BBC Worldwide have announced that the successful Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will be arriving in the United Kingdom during May 2015, to be performed by the BBC’s National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Content of the performances are detailed as follows:
The version of the show performed on the 2015 UK Tour will include some of the music performed at previous Doctor Who Proms and the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular shows performed in Australia and in New Zealand in 2012 and 2014. It will also include a very considerable amount of material not performed at any of the previous shows, both from the first adventures of the Twelfth Doctor (which broadcasts on 23 August 2014) and from previous incarnations.


Two performances are planned for 3:00pm and 7:30pm at the following venues:
  • Sat 23 May 2015 - SSE Arena, Wembley, London
  • Mon 25 May 2015 - Motorpoint Area, Cardiff
  • Tue 26 May 2015 - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
  • Wed 27 May 2015 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • Thu 28 May 2015 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
  • Fri 29 May 2015 - SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Tickets for the performances go on sale to the general public from Friday 1st August, but fans will be able to book early from 10:00am on Wednesday 30 July via the SeeTickets website. There are also some pre-order packages available that can be purchased along with the ticket:
  • Standard Edition: includes souvenir brochure and a t-shirt design not available on the tour
  • Platinum Edition (3000 only): includes souvenir brochure with limited edition cover, t-shirt design not available on tour, limited edition numbered tour poster, souvenir ticket, limited edition tour laminate and lanyard

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who - Listen!

7/26/2014 06:00:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The latest trailer Listen!, introducing the new Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi was broadcast on BBC One just before the 5:25pm early evening news:

Bookmark and Share Tom Baker sculpture to be revealed

7/26/2014 01:52:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Hyde Fundraisers is to reveal a new likeness of the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker, at its charity display at Spaceport, Merseyside.

The new sculpture will be unveiled at 10am on Sunday 3 August and will join the collection of replica characters created to raise funds for BBC Children In Need and other charities.

The Fourth Doctor has been sculpted by Phil Robinson, the man responsible for re-creating the Davros mask for the 2005 stageshow The Trial of Davros. The sculpture will include a replica costume from Season 18 as the Doctor is stepping from the Police Box.

On the day there will also be the chance to meet Robinson and see some of his other sculpted work, meet Hyde Fundraisers and get some photographs.

The official BBC exhibition with genuine props and costumes from the TV series is the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

Bookmark and Share BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Live at the Quay

7/25/2014 06:42:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Former members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop will be performing tonight as part of the BBC at the Quay event.

The live entertainment festival is being held alongside the Commonwealth Games, from a site directly outside BBC Scotland’s headquarters building at Pacific Quay. It features huge variety of live and recorded radio and TV programmes and special events.

The Radiophonic team will be performing music from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who.

Those taking part include Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Dick Mills, Mark Ayres, Roger Limb and drummer Kieron Pepper.

The team are performing from 7.30pm UK time with the whole event will be streamed online.

NB Update. Performance in now on iPlayer

Bookmark and Share Seoul Screening to be a Free Event

7/25/2014 05:42:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

BBC Worldwide have announced that the South Korea screening of Deep Breath, part of the Doctor Who World Tour, will now be free of charge.

BBC Worldwide
We have been overwhelmed by the Doctor Who love we have felt in Korea. The TARDIS popped up in Cheonggye Plaza and Gwanghwamun Yeolin Madang on Tuesday and Thursday and the response has been fantastic. And this evening, we have announced that it will be at Dongdaemun Design Plaza over the weekend.

As the first international stop of the Doctor Who Global Tour, Korean fans will be the first outside of the UK watch Deep Breath, the first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who.

It therefore makes us very happy to announce that tickets to the Doctor who fan event in Korea will now be free to fans in Korea.
The interest in the Event in the South Korean capital has taken BBC Worldwide by surprise. The event has already had to change location because of the huge interest from fans. The event will now take place in the Grand Ballroom at the 63 Building. Tickets can be reserved from yes24.com when bookings open on Sunday 27 July at 9am. A 1000KRW ($1) booking fee is payable.

Seats will be numbered and fans will be able to pick the seats they want – on a first come first served basis.

Bookmark and Share Red Carpet Treatment in Cardiff

7/25/2014 03:07:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who fans arriving in Cardiff for the world premiere screening of the first episode from the new series, Deep Breath, will get an opportunity to see the new Doctor on the red carpet, ahead of the event, 7 August.

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara, will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am, en route to the sell-out screening at St David’s Hall. Joining them in the Hayes will be Cybermen and Daleks.

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer of Doctor Who, says:
After seven months of filming the moment has finally arrived when we get to introduce Peter Capaldi to the world. And where better to start but Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who!
BBC Wales Director, Rhodri Talfan Davies, says:
Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better - and it's a real thrill that the show's fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost 10 years - and we're so proud of its worldwide success.

Bookmark and Share Deep Breath to get cinema outing

7/25/2014 12:58:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

BBC Worldwide has announced that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 - Deep Breath - will be screened in cinemas around the world from 23 August 2014.

This year’s screenings follow the success of the global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over 1500 cinemas around the world.

The feature-length premiere episode of Series 8, starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi, is directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The story, detailing the beginning of the twelfth Doctor’s era features Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang - Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Steven Moffat comments:
Last November the Doctor didn't just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can't resist another go - one taste of the silver screen is never enough. On August 23rd the new Doctor will begin his new adventures on BBC One and in cinemas all over the world. Movie-land beware - Capaldi is coming to get you!
Doctor Who: Deep Breath will be screened in participating cinemas around the world from 23 August, 2014. More information will be released by BBC Worldwide and participating cinema chains over the coming weeks.

Bookmark and Share Official Doctor Who Twitter feed reaches one million mark

7/25/2014 06:40:00 am - Reported by John Bowman

The official Doctor Who Twitter feed has reached the figure of one million followers - and to mark the milestone a special thank-you message has been released.

In the brief video, the character Osgood - as played by Ingrid Oliver in The Day of the Doctor, but sporting a bow tie this time instead of a long, multi-coloured scarf - delivers the message, which incorporates three clips from the series featuring the Doctor expressing his gratitude.



Earlier this month, Doctor Who News welcomed the 100,000th follower to its Twitter feed.