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Bookmark and Share Retro TV to air The Mind of Evil in colour

9/30/2014 07:52:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Colouring The Mind Of Evil (Credit: Stuart Humphryes)American broadcaster Retro TV will air third Doctor adventure The Mind of Evil in colour next month, the first television channel in the world to do so since the late 1970s!

With the original transmission tapes long-sinced erased, by the beginning of the 1980s only black and white prints of the episodes were still held by the BBC, meaning that the story has only been available to broadcasters around the world since then in that format. However, 2013 saw the story prepared for release on DVD with a newly colourised episode one by Stuart Humphryes (aka Babelcolour) and Peter Crocker, and colour-recovered episodes two to six by Richard Russell. Premiered at the British Film Institute in March last year, the story has since been shown a number of select locations, and made available on DVD and streaming services such as Hulu; Retro's broadcast will mark the first time the story can be enjoyed in colour on broadcast television once more.

Stuart Humphryes told us:
The work required to bring this classic serial back to colour was quite mind-boggling, but the fact it has been embraced so warmly by fans and now about to receive a wider audience through TV broadcast is extremely exciting and very satisfying and makes the thousands of hours worthwhile. I hope the viewers enjoy it!
More details about the colourisation process for episode one can be read via the Babelcolour website.

Episode One airs on Retro from 8:30pm on the 15th October.

Bookmark and Share Kill the Moon - New Pictures

9/30/2014 12:55:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has released a new set of pictures from the next episode of Doctor Who - Kill the Moon, which debuts next Saturday.
In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon.

Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma.

When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.
Written by Peter Harness and directed by Paul Wilmshurst.

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Bookmark and Share Maggie Stables

9/29/2014 07:48:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The actress Maggie Stables who had played the Sixth Doctor companion Evelyn Smythe in the Big Finish audios, has died after a long illness.

Maggie Stables turned to acting as a second career after taking early retirement from her post as a French teacher.

After some experience in musical theatre, in 1991 she acted in a production of Jane Eyre with Nicholas Briggs. This led to Briggs later casting Stables as Ruthley in Big Finish's first Doctor Who play The Sirens of Time, and as Evelyn the following year.

She played the character in twenty Big Finish productions.

Nicholas Briggs paid tribute to the actress on the Big Finish Website.
I was keen to get her involved in the Big Finish audios, casting her as the gruff Ruthley in our very first Doctor Who release, The Sirens of Time. It wasn't long before my friend and producer Gary Russell spotted her and saw her as potential 'companion' material. Evelyn Smythe made Doctor Who history. The first, dare I say it, 'elderly' companion of the Doctor's. Maggie was superb in the role and she and her Doctor, Colin Baker, immediately hit it off. And even though Maggie appeared in two 'final' adventures for Evelyn, it was always our intention to continue working with her -- such is the advantage of time travel. I was very pleased to welcome her back for another trilogy in 2011.

Maggie was such a lovely, warm person who did a fantastic job of playing Evelyn. She was extremely popular with our listeners and always a delight to work with. I have many fond and sometimes raucous memories of working with her in Doctor Who and on stage.

I shall always be grateful for the support and affection she gave to me and for all the laughs we shared along the way.'
Sixth Doctor Colin Baker also paid tribute to the actress
Devastated to hear about dear Maggie Stables. Lovely, generous, kind, wise lady and her Evelyn was the definitive companion for old Sixie
Maggie staples died in her sleep on Friday night, the 26th of September.

Bookmark and Share Kill The Moon: BBC Trailer

9/29/2014 03:26:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster


Bookmark and Share The Caretaker - AI:83

9/29/2014 12:24:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who The Caretaker had an Audience Appreciation Index or AI score of 83.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

Overall Doctor Who rated slightly higher with Women rather than Men and scored the highest within the 16-54 age group.

The X Factor once again topped the ratings for Sunday with 9.0 million viewers, while Downton Abbey had 8.1 million watching. Doctor Who is currently in 24th place for the week. Final figures will be published next week.

The Sunday repeat of The Caretaker on BBC Three had an overnight estimate of 0.27 million viewers, a 1.2% share of the audience.

Bookmark and Share Australian overnight ratings for The Caretaker

9/29/2014 11:01:00 am - Reported by Adam Kirk

The Caretaker averaged 882,000 national viewers in Australia (these figures include the five major capital cities and regional and rural viewers). It was the second highest rating drama of the day (after The Code and Scorpion which were equal first on 904,000 national viewers) and the tenth highest rating program of the day overall. Excluding regional and rural viewers, this story averaged 569,000 viewers in the five major Australian capital cities and was also the tenth highest rating program of the day overall in the big cities. These ratings do not include time shifted viewers.

Bookmark and Share Time Heist - Final Ratings

9/28/2014 10:37:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

6.99 million watched the UK transmission of Time Heist according to consolidated figures available today, which include those recording the programme and watching within one week of transmission.

The final chart position should be available later in the week.

Bookmark and Share The Caretaker - Overnight Viewing Figures

9/28/2014 09:33:00 am - Reported by Marcus

4.89 million viewers watched Doctor Who - The Caretaker according to unofficial overnight viewing figures.

The overnight rating is almost identical to the previous two weeks, despite the later time slot for Doctor Who, with the series now directly opposite The X Factor .

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing took top place for the day with 8.1 million viewers, while The X Factor itself had 7.7 million watching.

Doctor Who is currently 22nd for the Week. Final ratings will be available next Sunday.

Bookmark and Share Rare Doctor Who micro figures unveiled by Character Options

9/27/2014 02:11:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Character Options has revealed details of a number of brand new super rare micro- figures amongst the latest Character Building Doctor Who Display Brix Series 4 collection, which is out now.

The assortment of 12 highly detailed and fully articulated figures features key characters Doctor Who. The first micro-figure for the Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi together with his companion Clara Oswald and many other classic characters monsters are included in the range. Each figure comes in its own transparent Display Brix casing that can be stacked and presented into one Doctor Who display.

Character Options can confirm that there are actually five further figures to hunt for; all super-rare with 100 or less of each to find.

Who to look out for…
  • 100 of Clara Oswald in Bow Cardigan
  • 75 of The Eleventh Doctor with Handles
  • 75 of The Eleventh Doctor as he was seen in the episode “The Crimson Horror”
  • And rarest of all …
  • 50 of Wooden Cybermen
  • 50 of Captain Jack Harkness
Mark Hunt from Character Options commented:
At just £1.99 our Doctor Who Character Building Display Brix are already highly collectable for fans, but we like to throw in a little extra excitement by adding a number of super rare figures to each new Series of figures. The new collection is by far the coolest we’ve released, with a wide variety of new collectibles and rarer than ever special figures which will be a huge bonus for fans who are lucky enough to find them.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker on the BBC Red Button

9/26/2014 09:10:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The Doctor (Credit: Adrian Rogers, BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)The next edition of online behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Extra, covering the sixth episode The Caretaker, will also be available via digital television's Red Button service on BBC channels at the following times next week:

It’s an episode with everything from robots to romance and a new job for the Doctor… Now, Peter Capaldi and the team share the secrets behind it!

Saturday9:10pm-10:30pm
Sunday4:00pm-7:55pm
Monday7:25pm-Midnight
Tuesday6:00am-7:00pm
Thursday3pm-Midnight
FridayMidnight-4:00pm
Saturday2:55am-5:55am


Bookmark and Share BBC TVC Memorabilia up for auction

9/26/2014 11:57:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

BBC TVC Memorabilia: 11th Doctor Canvas (Credit: BBC/PPAuctions)A large variety of old items from BBC Television Centre are to be sold off in an online auction taking place over the first week of November, including a large, 3.5m wide by 2.5m high canvas backdrop that was used to promote Doctor Who during the eleventh Doctor's era.

The auction is being held by PPAuctions, which comes as the Television Centre itself is formally handed over to its new owners, Stanhope plc, at the end of the month; an earlier auction of BBC memorabilia was undertaken during June.

Bookmark and Share The Caretaker - New Clip

9/25/2014 06:25:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Bookmark and Share Kill the Moon - Press Details

9/25/2014 02:16:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The BBC have confirmed that the seventh episode in the current run of Doctor Who, Kill the Moon, will broadcast at 8:30pm in the evening.

The programme will once more follow Strictly Come Dancing, the original UK version of the Dancing with the Stars franchise, and will be followed by Casualty. On the other main UK channels the episode is scheduled against ITV's The X Factor (which airs from 8:00pm to 9:20pm), a repeat of Dad's Army on BBC2, Grand Designs on Channel 4, and the spaghetti western Joe Kidd on Channel Five.

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle, making a suicide mission to the Moon.

Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma.

When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.

Bookmark and Share Tom Baker Autographs

9/24/2014 10:07:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Tom Baker has announced, via his website, a new way to obtain autographs from the Fourth Doctor.

The actor will no longer accept requests sent through his agents as demand has become unmanageable. However fans can now purchase autographs here from his website, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

As well as signing cards and photographs, Baker will sign personal paper based items such as video/DVD or CD cover, photo or other picture of himself. If you want an autograph for your copy of Baker’s autobiography or The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, please do not send the books, but send the dust jacket.

Please check the website for full details.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 355

9/24/2014 11:35:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The winners of the ultimate Doctor Who family competition, have been announced by BBC Doctor Who Adventures magazine

Moray Laing, Editor of Doctor Who Adventures, says:

Earlier this year we launched our search to find a family that live and breath Doctor Who unlike any other. We were really impressed with the response and it wasn’t easy choosing the overall winner because we got some amazing entries!

However, the ultimate award goes to the Fishpool family from Cleveland. In their entry they explained how the boys, Dylan and Noah, have a TARDIS blue bedroom, have amazing Doctor Who parties and love playing Doctor Who all the time… and they even have a dog called Tennant.
The family win a year’s worth of Doctor Who Adventures, an action figure and a Doctor Who calendar. Three runner-up families win goodies too.

Also this issue:
  • A sneaky look at the next two episodes of Doctor Who.
  • Which monster should be crowned the grossest creature of all time?
  • The chance to win Doctor Who – Deep Breath on DVD plus a complete set of Doctor Who Regeneration stickers from Topps.
  • Essential facts about the Dalek Prime Minister.
  • Fun puzzles, quizzes and things to cut out and keep.
  • Interview with Ben Miller, who recently played the Sheriff of Nottingham in Who.
  • Comic fun and danger for the Doctor, Clara and also the Alien Babies.
  • Bonus token to win a life-size TARDIS for your school.
The new issue of BBC Doctor Who Adventures, Issue 355, is on sale from 24 September – 7 October 2014, priced £3.99. The issue comes with a A2 Doctor Who poster to celebrate the launch of the new Topps Regeneration collection, plus 13 Doctor Who stickers, including exclusive ones.

Bookmark and Share Listen - Chart Position

9/23/2014 02:12:00 pm - Reported by Marcus


Listen has now been confirmed as being the 7th most watched programme on British Television for the week ending 14th September 2014.

The episode, with 7.01 million viewers, was the second most watched programme on BBC Television, only being beaten by The Great British Bake Off which had 10.13 million watching.

Saturday'sThe X Factor on ITV, topped the chart with 10.21 million watching.

The chart position continues the run of episodes in the UK top ten, with the last seven stories reaching that position.

The longest run of stories in the top ten was from Midnight in June 2008 to The Beast Below in April 2010, a run of eleven episodes, but which covered a number of specials.

Series Eight is the first series where, on final figures, the first four episodes have all reached the top ten.

Bookmark and Share The Caretaker - New Pictures

9/23/2014 01:40:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has released a new set of pictures from the next episode of Doctor Who - The Caretaker, which debuts next Saturday.
The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat, and directed by Paul Murphy.

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Bookmark and Share The Caretaker: official trailer

9/22/2014 07:32:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Bookmark and Share The Two Doctors: revised release clarification

9/22/2014 01:33:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Reported by Alex Frazer-Harrison and Chuck Foster
The Two Doctors (R2) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)After receiving recent reports that the DVD of The Two Doctors no longer includes A Fix With Sontarans as an extra, we checked with BBC Worldwide over the status of the story's release and they have verified:

The Fix It special master copy has been amended from all further DVD sales after the Savile issues came to light. The sleeves and menus on the amended release should have been changed to reflect that.

We’ve now notified the online distributors so this will be amended.

At the time of writing, online retailers such as the BBC Shop and Amazon still list the extra; purchasers of the story should verify which version they are buying as retailers may hold either version in stock at present.

Bookmark and Share The Complete Matt Smith - Blu-ray Gift Set

9/22/2014 12:44:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

BBC Home Entertainment in the United States, has announced a massive collection in honour of the Eleventh Doctor and the man who portrayed him with the release of Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Years Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set, which will be released in time for the holidays on November 4, 2014.

Matt Smith made his first appearance as the Doctor in 2010, and went on to star in three seasons of Doctor Who, written and executive produced by Steven Moffat.

The set features the complete adventures of the Eleventh Doctor – every season, every special, every episode. It also includes, for the very first time on a special bonus disc, Doctor Who Proms 2013, The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide. It also includes the two part special The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor and the docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time.

Doctor Who at the Proms 2013 – It’s always a thrilling night when the BBC’s annual classical music festival, the Proms, features the music of Doctor Who. Hosted by none other than the 11th Doctor himself, Matt Smith, plus companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) and a fantastic assortment of special guests (and monsters), Murry Gold’s iconic music from the program has never sounded better than in this live concert, which was a highlight of the build-up to DoctorWho’s 50th Anniversary.
The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen – Witness the initial table read for Doctor Who’s legendary 50th Annivesary episode, The Day of the Doctor, and then see the episode come to life on screen through interviews with Matt Smith, David Tennant, Steven Moffat and others as well as footage from the filming. It’s an exciting look inside the process of bringing Doctor Who to life.
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot – In the build-up to Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, rumors were swirling wildly about which former Doctors would be featured in the anniversary episode itself. In this hilarious comic spoof, former Doctors Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and Paul McGann poke fun at the mystery and themselves in hysterical fashion. With cameos from Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Russell T Davies and others.
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide – Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) introduce this insightful look back at the remarkable 50-year history of Doctor Who featuring interviews with the cast and the people behind the scenes, past and present, plus a host of celebrity fans. Doctor Who – The Ultimate Guide delves deep into the history of the Doctor, profiling his many incarnations and charting the progression of his character from his old-fashioned, black and white origins to his more complex, many-layered, modern-day persona and the multi-faceted menaces he has faced through the years. This is the defining documentary of Doctor Who, the perfect way to celebrate a rich 50-year old marvel.
Sarah Janes Adventures: The Death of the Doctor - The Eleventh Doctor makes a special appearance in the spin-off series Sarah Janes Adventure. In the two part special written by Russell T Davies, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor’s former companions, Jo Grant (Katy Manning), as they investigate the fate of the Doctor at his own funeral. Things get more complicated when they’re joined by the Eleventh Doctor himself in an alien-busting adventure featuring brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth and a trip to an alien planet.
The set is available for pre-order from Amazon.

Bookmark and Share Time Heist - AI:84

9/22/2014 12:07:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Time Heist had an Audience Appreciation Index or AI score of 84.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

Overall Doctor Who rated slightly higher with Women rather than Men and scored the highest within the 16-34 age group.

The X Factor once again topped the ratings for Sunday with 8.7 million viewers, while the return of Downton Abbey had 8.4 million viewers. Doctor Who is currently in 24th place for the week. Final figures will be published next week.

The Sunday repeat of Tim Heist on BBC Three had an overnight estimate of 0.24 million viewers, a 1.0% share of the audience.

Bookmark and Share Australian overnight ratings for Time Heist

9/22/2014 06:15:00 am - Reported by Adam Kirk


Time Heist averaged 977,000 national viewers in Australia (these figures include the five major capital cities and regional and rural viewers). It was the second highest rating drama of the day (after The Code) and the tenth highest rating program of the day overall. Excluding regional and rural viewers, this story averaged 644,000 viewers in the five major Australian capital cities and was also the tenth highest rating program of the day overall in the big cities (again the second highest rating drama in the cities after The Code). These ratings do not include time shifted viewers.

Bookmark and Share Listen - Consolidated Ratings

9/21/2014 02:57:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

7.01 million watched the UK transmission of Listen according to consolidated figures available today, which include those recording the programme and watching within one week of transmission.

The figure means no episode of Doctor Who this year has yet dipped below 7 million viewers on final figures.

The final chart position should be available later in the week.

Bookmark and Share Time Heist - Overnight Viewing Figures

9/21/2014 09:32:00 am - Reported by Marcus

4.93 million watched Doctor Who - Time Heist, according to unofficial overnight figures, a share of 23.8 % of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who was second for the day with ITV's The X Factor taking the lead with 8.4 million viewers. Doctor Who's direct opposition, The Chase: Celebrity Special, was third with 4.2 million watching. The Doctor Who lead in Pointless Celebrities had 3.9 million viewers, giving the programme a higher inheritance than last week.

Overall Doctor Who is currently 20th for the week.

Final figures will be released next Sunday.

Bookmark and Share Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett Doctor Who Art

9/21/2014 01:09:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Miwk Publishing are publishing a complete collection of Tim Quinn/Dicky Howett Doctor Who work in a new book to be published next year.

For over a decade Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett provided a regular comic strip Doctor Who? for Marvel Comics' Doctor Who Magazine. For the first time all their strips will be collected here, together with strips from specials, annuals and yearbooks as well as their two previously published books It’s Bigger on the Inside and The Doctor Who Fun Book.

Where possible, the publishers are attempting to source original artwork to use to ensure the best material is used in the compilation. If you have a piece of Dicky Howett's Doctor Who artwork - much of which he sold or gave away - and are willing for it to be scanned for the book, please get in touch on info@miwkpublishing.com. Please do not email large scans to that address, just a contact email for now.

Each strip will be restored and come with commentary from Tim and Dicky.

The book will be available as a limited edition A4 hardback and standard A4 paperback.

Miwk Publishing will be donating £1 for every copy sold to Giggle Doctors – Theodora Children’s Trust.
With thanks to Tony Clark

Bookmark and Share Radio Times - Time Heist Poster

9/20/2014 11:31:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Radio Times' gallery of free downloadable retro posters for the current series of Doctor Who continues to grow with the creation by designer Stuart Manning for Time Heist which airs tonight.

Manning said:
Slinky Miss Delphox was the starting point for this one. Keeley Hawes' publicity pic had such a great silhouette that I immediately wanted to include it. I did a poster for Mad Men a couple of years back, using a similar treatment on Joan, and the idea stuck in my head.

The other influence was the heist movie inspiration of the episode itself, which got me thinking about things like Ocean's 11 and the Rat Pack. In my head, this a sorta special Saul Bass-style title sequence for the episode, playing alongside a Henry Mancini sax-and-harpsichord arrangement of the Doctor Who theme.
Time Heist will be broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Time Heist (Credit: Radio Times/Stuart Manning)

Bookmark and Share Time Heist: Doctor Who Extra: BBC Red Button times

9/20/2014 08:36:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

The Doctor (Credit: Adrian Rogers, BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)The next edition of online behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Extra, covering the fifth episode Time Heist, will also be available via digital television's Red Button service on BBC channels at the following times next week:

In this week’s edition, step into the most secure bank in the universe as the Doctor and Clara attempt to break in. Peter Capaldi and guest-star Keeley Hawes are on hand to reveal the secrets of the Time Heist.

Saturday9:10pm-1:00am
Sunday7:30pm-7:55pm
Sunday9:00pm-9:55pm
Monday7:25pm-8:00pm
Wednesday10:30pm-Midnight
Thursday3:00pm-5:30pm
Friday7:15pm-8:30pm
Friday11:30pm-Midnight


Bookmark and Share Deep Breath - Live +7

9/20/2014 12:08:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who - Deep Breath has a final Live+7 UK TV audience of 10.76 million viewers.

The Live+7 figure includes not only those who watch the BBC One broadcast and those who time-shift it, but also those who watch the repeats on other UK channels and those who watch the programme on i-Player. The total figure is an estimate of the total number of unique viewers, who have watched the episode on television, within one week on broadcast.

The Deep Breath figure was made up of
  • 6.807 million - Watched Live or by delayed recording on the same day
  • 0.456 million - watched a repeat
  • 2.525 million - watched on Time-shift
  • 0.971 million - watched on iPlayer
66% of the audience watched it Live or on the same day compared with a BBC average of 87%. 22% watched on time-shift where the average is 6%, and 9% watched on iPlayer compared to an average for all BBC programmes of 3%.

The figure does not include those who watched only at a cinema.

Robot of Sherwood has now been confirmed as finishing 10th in the weekly chart. Is the sixth episode in a row to reach the UK top Ten

Bookmark and Share Special Event at Hamleys

9/19/2014 05:59:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Starting this weekend, a special Doctor Who event take place at five Hamleys Toy Shops in locations around the UK, when a series of uniquely numbered exclusive posters will be available for fans to get their hands on.

The posters are the first and only collector’s posters ever created by the producers of the official Doctor Who figures, Character Options. On each poster the entire collection of 3 ¾ inch figures they have released to date are shown. Only 250 of the posters have been produced for the five Hamleys stores (London Regent Street, Glasgow, Cardiff, Dublin and Manchester) and each is uniquely numbered from 1-250 for authenticity.

The poster has been created to celebrate the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who figures, which have been produced to commemorate the new TV series and the brand new Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi. The new figure of the Twelfth Doctor in his chosen outfit has been shipped to Hamleys especially for this event

To be eligible fans must purchase an item from Hamleys’ Doctor Who collection. The posters will be available as a free gift with that purchase but only while stocks last. There is no minimum spend, but as the gift is unique it is restricted to one per customer.

Grant Yuill, Marketing Manager of Hamleys commented
Our free limited edition Doctor Who poster day is a very exciting event for our shops. Doctor Who has so many fans that like to collect the figures and other memorabilia but now with the chance of owning one of these very exclusive posters we expect there to be a huge demand. What’s more we have an added bonus of 25 goodie bags for fans that come dressed in Doctor Who costume. These will be distributed free of charge on a first come first served basis.
The posters will be available from the following stores on the selected dates;
  • London Regent Street – 20th September 2014 from 9:30am
  • Manchester – 20th September 2014 from 9:30am
  • Glasgow – 20th September 2014 from 9am
  • Cardiff – 27th September 2014 from 9:30am
  • Dublin – 28th September from 10am

Bookmark and Share Christmas Special cast announced

9/19/2014 01:42:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBC have announced the guest cast for the forthcoming Christmas Special, which will almost certainly follow tradition and be broadcast on Christmas Day:

Cast Chairs for the 2014 Christmas Special (Credit: BBC)Nick Frost, actor and screen writer, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments:
I'm so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I'm such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream "No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!
Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says:
Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it's a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.
The Doctor Who Christmas special will air on BBC One. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids, and the forthcoming Kill The Moon and Mummy on the Orient Express this series), it is being shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

Bookmark and Share Germany: FOX confirm time for The Caretaker

9/19/2014 11:14:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Reported by Chuck Foster and Pascal Salzmann
With an 8:30pm timeslot for the new Doctor's sixth adventure The Caretaker announced by the BBC earlier this week, German broadcaster FOX have now confirmed that they will amend their schedule to accomodate the later time. The channel has to date aired the series at 9:00pm European time, a little later than the BBC One broadcast, but from the 27th September German viewers will be able to enjoy the episode simulataneously with those in the United Kingdom.

FOX told us:
Tatsächlich wird die BBC in UK am 27. September eine neue Sendezeit für "Doctor Who" testen. An diese Zeit müssen sich selbstverständlich alle ausstrahlenden Länder halten, um die Folgen nicht vor der Weltpremiere zu zeigen. Episode 6 ist am 27. September um 21.30 Uhr gleichzeitig zur UK-Ausstrahlung auf Fox zu sehen.

It is indeed the case that the BBC in the UK is going to test a new airtime for "Doctor Who" on 27th September. All broadcasting countries have to change their schedules, of course, to not broadcast the episode before the world premiere. Episode 6 will be shown at 27th September, 9.30pm, at the same time as in the UK.

The series is currently broadcast in English on Saturday evenings, preceeded by the previous episode with subtitles; the entire series is due to be repeated with a German soundtrack from the 15th November.

Bookmark and Share Meet the gang - Time Heist

9/18/2014 11:56:00 pm - Reported by Marcus


Meet the gang - Time Heist: Preview
The Doctor and Clara find out more about their fellow robbers' super powers...

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Magazine 478

9/18/2014 09:07:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 478 (Credit: Doctor Who Magazine)The new edition of Doctor Who Magazine was published today, and features an exclusive interview with Mummy on the Orient Express guest star, comedian Frank Skinner, who discusses his role as Perkins in the episode:
I don’t know how I’ll feel when they say, ‘And that’s a wrap for Mr Skinner. I’m sure I’ll go through a mix of emotions. When footballers are in cup finals, the managers always say, ‘Savour every moment,’ and that’s what I’m doing. Every moment is ‘wowee’!

Also in this issue:

Doctor Who Magazine issue 478 is out now.

Bookmark and Share Moments in Time: the first international broadcast

9/18/2014 08:40:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Reported by Paul Scoones and Chuck Foster
Moments in TimeOn the 23rd November 2013 the world celebrated Doctor Who reaching its fiftieth anniversary, receiving a Guinness World Record as some 94 countries were officially recorded as having shown the anniversary episode. However, the 18th September 2014 sees another milestone celebrated as, fifty years ago, An Unearthly Child was to receive its first-ever international broadcast.

The country in question was New Zealand, with the Doctor's very first appearance outside the United Kingdom to be broadcast by Christchurch's CHTV-3. The episode was shown at 7:57pm, sandwiched between news programme NZBC Reports... and a documentary about Dr. Gordon Seagrave, The Burma Surgeon Today, and was introduced by the weekly magazine The New Zealand Listener as:

The first of a new adventure series about an exile from another world and a distant future, travelling with his granddaughter and two London school teachers through time and space. Starring William Hartnell as Doctor Who and Carol Ann Ford (sic) as his granddaughter. In tonight's episode Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, two school teachers, decide to try and find out more about one of their pupils who is puzzling them.

You can read the country's introduction to the Doctor from the Listener below.

CHTV-3 Schedule for 18 Sep 1964 (Credit: The Listener) Article on series (Credit: The Listener) Article Image (Credit: The Listener)

Bookmark and Share Ghost Light soundtrack to be released on Vinyl

9/18/2014 01:25:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Ghost Light (vinyl) (Credit: Silva Screen)Silva Screen have announced that a double LP version of the soundtrack from Ghost Light, the final recorded story from the series' original run. (Re)Released on CD last year, the soundtrack is presented more closely to the original broadcast. Composer Mark Ayres says:
This newly-remastered release presents the score in story order and is compiled from new transfers of the original analogue stereo master tapes. Consecutive cues have been combined into longer tracks. It is a particular delight to hear this music on vinyl. It was some of the last work I mixed to analogue 1/4” tape before digital took over, and suits the medium well. It also allows me to dedicate a side to each episode, keeping the cliff-hangers and reprises intact…plus the original demo version of Episode 1 on side 4.
The soundtrack is due out on the 13th October, and can be purchased from Silva Screen's website.

Bookmark and Share The Caretaker time confirmed for 8:30pm

9/17/2014 06:30:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Listen (Credit: BBC,  Ray Burmistan)With the return of Strictly Come Dancing to Saturday evenings from the 27th September, the BBC have confirmed that the sixth episode in the current run of Doctor Who, The Caretaker, will air from 8:30pm in the evening. On the other main UK channels the episode is scheduled against ITV's The X Factor (which airs from 8:00pm to 9:20pm), The Ryder Cup on BBC2, Grand Designs on Channel 4, and World War II in Colour on Channel Five.

This is only the second occurrence in the history of the show that a new episode has ever been scheduled so late in the evening, with only the singular outing for Paul McGann in the TV Movie being broadcast at the same time in 1996.

The later time-slot does not impact the North American broadcasts on BBC America and SPACE, and the early morning Australian simulcast on ABC will be adjusted accordingly - however, FOX in Germany currently have the episode scheduled for 9:00pm (8:00pm UK time) - it is expected that this will be revised shortly.

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.

Bookmark and Share Deep Breath released on DVD/Blu-ray

9/17/2014 10:20:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Peter Capaldi's debut story Deep Breath is now available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD, and the BBC have release a short clip from the story's 'prequel' which was originally shown alongside the episode in cinemas last month.


Deep Breath (Blu-ray) (Credit: BBC)The release also includes behind-the-scenes material and the live programme Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor which introduced the world to Capaldi as the latest incarnation.

The episode is available to buy from our Amazon shop on Blu-ray (UK/US/CA) or DVD (UK/US/CA).

The Complete Series Eight boxed set is also available for pre-order, due out on the 17th November in the UK (BD/DVD) and on the 9th December in the US (BD/DVD) and Canada (BD/DVD).

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who earns top spot in US Box Office

9/16/2014 10:53:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Figures released show that the US theatrical screening of Doctor Who Deep Breath achieved top spot at the US Box office.

The screening, organised by BBC America and Fantom Events, broke box office records on 25th August. According to Rentrak, the event was screened in more than 650 theatres nationwide where it ranked No. 1 at the box office compared to all other films that Monday night.

In addition, Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath stands as the No. 1 alternative content event in U.S. theatres this year.

Soumya Sriraman, BBC Worldwide North America’s EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing said
Doctor Who continues to grow in the U.S. and it is thrilling to see the fans come out for the theatrical screening experience as we’ve embarked on new adventures with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. We’ve enjoyed partnering with Fathom Events and our accomplishment in the box office is a testament to the successful collaboration between our two companies.
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey added
To say we are extremely pleased with the performance of the Doctor Who Season Premiere event in cinemas would be an understatement. The fact that it did so well compared to top summer blockbusters shows that this series continues to inspire a dedicated and passionate fan following. We look forward to partnering with on future events to bring audiences more of the programs they love and want to experience in theaters together.
In addition Doctor Who ranked number One in the Rentrak TV engagement rating, also known as the Stickiness Index, which ranks primetime ad-supported cable and broadcast telecasts by level of viewer engagement. Doctor Who was the programme with the highest viewer engagement on Cable TV for the week ending 24 August.

Bookmark and Share Classic DVD release schedule for Germany announced

9/16/2014 05:06:00 pm - Reported by Pascal Salzmann

Siebter Doktor: Volume 1 (Credit: Pandastorm)German DVD distributor Pandastorm Pictures announced today the upcoming plans for DVD releases of the classic series in a newsletter sent out to fans. As previously reported the first volume of seventh Doctor stories includes the complete Season 24 on four discs, all the bonus features of the UK DVD's and will be released on 28th November 2015.

Additionally, Pandastorm Pictures is going to release the following sets:

  • Siebter Doktor Volume 2 (Season 25, 5 discs, release date: 27th February 2015)
  • Siebter Doktor Volume 3 (Season 26, 7 discs, release date: 24th April 2015)
  •  Die Fünf Doktoren (The Five Doctors, 2 discs, release date: tba)
  • Sechster Doktor Volume 1 (The Twin Dilemma & Season 22, 7 discs, release date: tba)
  • Sechster Doktor Volume 2 (Season 23, 4 discs, release date: tba)
  • Doctor Who - The Movie (2 discs, release date: tba)

According to the newsletter there are currently rights issues that need to be resolved before the TV Movie can be released.

There are no German dubs to any other episodes available, so further releases are unlikely. However, the distributor has told fans that it would consider dubbing more classic episodes if the DVD's are going to sell extremely well.

Der Siebte Doktor Volume 1 can be pre-ordered from Amazon Germany.


Bookmark and Share Australian overnight ratings for Listen

9/16/2014 08:08:00 am - Reported by Adam Kirk

Against stiff competition from the commercial networks, Listen averaged 661,000 in the five major Australian capital cities and was the twelfth highest rating program of the day overall in the big cities (these figures do not include regional and rural viewers or time shifted viewers). It was the second highest rating drama of the day (after ANZAC Girls). For the first time this series, Doctor Who also slipped outside the top ten national programs as well (which includes the five major capitals and regional and rural viewers).

Bookmark and Share Time Heist - New Pictures

9/16/2014 01:18:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has released a new set of pictures from the next episode of Doctor Who - Time Heist, which debuts next Saturday.
The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse - to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos.

With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.
Written by Steve Thompson and Steven Moffat, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

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Bookmark and Share UK DVD: The Complete David Tennant Years

9/15/2014 10:02:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

BBC Worldwide are to release a DVD boxed set for the United Kingdom featuring all of the (regular) adventures of the tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant:

The Complete David Tennant Years (Credit: BBC Worldwide)The Complete David Tennant Years

In this massive 26-disc collection, the BBC brings together the complete David Tennant Years! David Tennant made his debut as the Doctor in 2005 in “The Christmas Invasion” and in the four years that followed, Doctor Who grew to new heights of popularity. This collection celebrates Tennant’s tenure by bringing together every David Tennant Doctor Who episode including The Complete Second Series (co-starring Billie Piper as Rose Tyler), The Complete Third Series (co-starring Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones) and The Complete Fourth Series (co-starring Catherine Tate as Donna Noble), all eight specials and two spin-off animated adventures, totalling over 38 hours of Doctor Who plus hours of extras. This is a must-own collection for the legion of devoted Doctor Who fans.

The boxed set was originally released for the North American region (R1) in 2011.

Bookmark and Share Germany: FOX to broadcast German dub of Series 8 in November

9/15/2014 05:23:00 pm - Reported by Pascal Salzmann

FOX Deutschland has announced today on Facebook that they are going to broadcast Series 8 dubbed into German from November 15th. They will show two episodes every Saturday at 7.15 pm.

Here is the full statement by FOX:

Liebe DOCTOR WHO-Fans, es gibt Neuigkeiten! Ab dem 15. November zeigen wir euch die deutsche Fassung der 8. Staffel immer samstags ab 19.15 Uhr in Doppelfolgen!

Alle Sendetermine in der Übersicht:
  • Ab 15. November: TV-Premiere der deutschen Fassung immer samstags in Doppelfolgen ab 19.15 Uhr
  • Zurzeit: Samstags, 21.00 Uhr, englische Fassung parallel zur Weltpremiere
  • Zurzeit: Samstags, 20.10 Uhr, englische Fassung der Vorwoche mit deutschen Untertiteln
Dear DOCTOR WHO-fans, we have news! We will present to you the german version of Series 8 on 15th November, always two episodes Saturdays at 7.15 pm!

All broadcasting dates:
  • 15th November: TV premiere of two episodes of the german version every Saturday at 7.15pm
  • Currently: Sataurdays, 9 pm, english version in simulcast to the world premiere
  • Currently: Saturdays, 8.10 pm, english version with german subtitles of last week's episode

As previously reported FOX was forced to change their plans at the last minute, transmitting Deep Breath and every episode since in english instead of german, after BBC Worldwide failed to deliver the material needed for the dub in time. BBC Worldwide issued an apology but were unable to state when they were willing to deliver the material needed.

Bookmark and Share Angus Lennie 1930-2014

9/15/2014 01:12:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Angus Lennie (Credit: Chuck Foster)The actor Angus Lennie has died, aged 84.

A star of a number of film and television series, Lennie will perhaps be best remembered by the public for his role as Scottish prisoner of war Archibald Ives in the 1963 blockbuster movie The Great Escape.

However, for Doctor Who fans he'll be remembered for his two appearances in the show. In 1968 he played the scavenger Storr as part of a "double-act" alongside Peter Sallis as Penley, meeting an untimely end as he misjudged the eponymous antagonists of the Patrick Troughton story The Ice Warriors. He then returned to the series in 1975, portraying the indominatable, bagpipe playing Angus, keeper of The Fox Inn where UNIT made their base and whose character meets another horrific death, this time at the hands of the Zygons in the Tom Baker story Terror of the Zygons - a story also chosen to represent Baker's era last year in the special release, The Fourth Doctor Time Capsule.

A veteran of film, television and the stage, other notable roles included Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson in the film 633 Squadron and Shughie McFee in the original run of the soap Crossroads; he also appeared as Mr Tumnus in the 1969 BBC adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Able Seaman Murdoch in HMS Paradise, Hamish in One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, and was back in primetime television for his last acting role as Badger in the BBC's Monarch of the Glen.

The actor passed away in a nursing home in Acton last night after being ill in recent years.
Angus Lennie, 18th April 1930 - 14th September 2014


The Doctor Who Appreciation Society have an interview with the actor on their YouTube channel (pts 1 and 2), recorded at their Who@38.con convention in 2001.

Bookmark and Share Listen - AI :82

9/15/2014 10:42:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Listen had an Audience Appreciation Index or AI score of 82.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

Overall Doctor Who rated slightly higher with Women rather than Men and scored the highest within the 16-34 age group.

The X factor once again topped the ratings for Sunday with Doctor Who pushed into 22nd place for the week. Final figures will be published next week.

The Sunday repeat of Listen on BBC Three had an overnight estimate of 0.35 million viewers, a 1.5% share of the audience.

Bookmark and Share Acting Course based on Doctor Who

9/14/2014 08:06:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia is to run another range of courses using Doctor Who as a basis to teach participants skills in the industry.

NIDA have run Doctor Who related classes in the past for children/young people, teaching acting and script writing techniques.

This year's courses will be hosted from late September to early October.

Doctor Who: Screen Acting @ the ABC Studios 12-15 Years (Mon 22 Sep 2014 - Fri 26 Sep 2014 )
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting and be guided through the backstage areas of the ABC Studios. Using scripts from the Doctor Who series exclusive to NIDA, rehearse and film scene work to camera, develop skills in characterisation and take your acting skills into another dimension. Perform at the end of the course for family and friends.

Doctor Who: Screen Acting 12-15 Years (Sat 04 Oct 2014 - Sun 05 Oct 2014)
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series, exclusive to NIDA. Develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scenework to camera.

Doctor Who: Screen Acting 15-18 Years (Sat 04 Oct 2014 - Sun 05 Oct 2014 )
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series, exclusive to NIDA. Develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scenework to camera.

Doctor Who Adventures: Screen Acting 8-11 Years (Sat 04 Oct 2014 - Sun 05 Oct 2014 )
Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series, exclusive to NIDA. Develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scenes to camera..

Doctor Who Adventures: Screen Acting @ the ABC 8-11 years (Mon 22 Sep 2014 - Wed 24 Sep 2014 )
Explore Time And Relative Distance In Space: Be guided through the backstage areas of the ABC Studios and experience the essentials of screen acting. Using scripts from the Doctor Who series exclusive to NIDA, rehearse and film scene work to camera, develop skills in characterisation and take your acting skills into another dimension. Perform at the end of the course for family and friends.

Bookmark and Share Robot Of Sherwood - Final Ratings

9/14/2014 01:47:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Final figures for the UK transmission of Robot Of Sherwood give the episode a consolidated rating of 7.28 million viewers.

The final chart position should be available later in the week.

Bookmark and Share Listen - Overnight Viewing Figures

9/14/2014 09:32:00 am - Reported by Marcus

4.8 million viewers, a share of 23.5 % of the total TV audience, watched Doctor Who: Listen according to unofficial overnight figures.

Doctor Who was once more the second most watched programme in the UK on Saturday night, beaten by The X Factor which had 8.5 million watching. Against Doctor Who, The Chase: Celebrity Special had 4.1 million viewers.

Doctor Who is currently the 19th most watched show of the week. Final figures will be released next Sunday.

Bookmark and Share Character Options unveil Twelfth Doctor 3.75inch figure

9/14/2014 02:26:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Character Options have unveiled the much anticipated action figure for the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor, as portrayed by Peter Capaldi.

This poseable range of 3.75 inch action figures include some iconic characters from the hit TV show. The new assortment includes favourite characters from the past and present series, including the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnation of the famous Time Lord, his fiery former companion Amy Pond and two versions of the Daleks; classic design and Asylum design (as seen in Asylum of the Daleks).

For collectors wishing to complete their line-up of Time Lords the Twelfth Doctor can be found in two guises; in his regenerated form as seen in the The Time of the Doctor and in his stylish new outfit which will become more familiar as Series 8 progresses; resplendent in black long-line jacket, waistcoat, trousers and boots.

This latest figure will be first of the Twelfth Doctor in his own unique style and is eagerly awaited by fans. In fact, the range is so highly anticipated that Character Options had to air freight more figures in order to meet demand. The figure promises to be one of the most successful to date…!

The new series will be available in store now. Apart from the Dalek figures, each figure costs £6.99 and is presented on its own red Doctor Who Display base.

Bookmark and Share Listen poster produced for free download by Radio Times

9/13/2014 07:00:00 am - Reported by John Bowman

Radio Times' gallery of free downloadable retro posters for the current series of Doctor Who continues to grow with the creation by designer Stuart Manning for Listen which airs tonight.

Manning said:
This is an interesting episode to try and sum up visually, as it's about as far away from kitsch as you're likely to get.

I love the posters from things like Rosemary's Baby and Halloween - just a foreboding image that gives your imagination a place to start before viewing. So, in the end, I went with a slightly abstract, less literal image - somewhere between a '70s horror film and an '80s video nasty.

Imagine it on VHS after dark with lots of drop-out.
Listen will be broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC One.

This week's digital edition of Radio Times has a 46-page guide to ten of the Doctor's companions deemed the greatest by radiotimes.com readers via a poll. The extra content includes archive interviews and unseen photographs.