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Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Adventures issue 7

10/07/2015 01:39:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Adventures issue 7Doctor Who Adventures issue 7The latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures is released on Thursday 8th October.
It’s October and Something Wicked This Way Comes… in the form of the wickedest magazine in the universe – issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures. So prepare for a Halloween like no other with a huge celebration of monster mayhem!
  • When the Doctor comes to visit Clara, he finds the whole school fast asleep. Either Clara’s class is the most boring experience in the universe or the planet is under attack from a Somnosian Invasion Force. Comic strip action from Jason Quinn, Russ Leach and John Burns!
  • Get the low-down on Davros, dark lord of Skaro and creator of the Daleks!
  • Missy has kicked Clara out of the craft studio and shows you how to make an all-purpose gadget of evil. You may not be able to stop the planes with it but you’ll have somewhere cool to store your pencils!
  • Hack into the UNIT Alien Archives to find out more about the mysterious Shadow Proclamation
  • This month, Strax gives you a lesson on some of the various alien threats the Doctor has faced over the years, including the Abzorbalovians, the Balhoonians and the Carrionites. THE HUNT FOR DAVROS A cool game for two, you are racing across Skaro and have to get to Davros before your opponent!
  • Rik Hoskin brings you the chilling story of the Misery Diary that reduces Strax and Jenny to tears. Can Madame Vastra break its uncanny spell?
Doctor Who Adventures #7 – Get ready for the freakiest Halloween ever!
Issue 7 comes with a double-sided poster and your own Psychic Paper, wallet and sonic screwdriver.

Bookmark and Share Magician's Apprentice - Online Viewing

10/07/2015 12:01:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in The Magician's Apprentice (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway)Barb has released figures estimating the number of viewers who watched Doctor Who online.

This year, the Broadcaster's Audience Research Board is, for the first time, issuing a report on the online viewing habits of the UK audience. The Beta report is based on the same technology that measures conventional TV viewing as well as incorporating data received from broadcasters via their viewing platforms. The data does not yet include those watching on Android devices.

The report ending 27th September indicates that Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice was streamed 373,826 in the eight days following transmission. It currently stands as the 6th most streamed programme in the previous 28 days, behind five episodes of The Great British Bake Off and one episode of Doctor Foster.

The Doctor Who New Series Prologue is currently the 12th most watched streamed programme over the period.

In the two days it was available The Witch's Familiar was streamed 202,949 times.

Bookmark and Share Before the Flood: New Pictures

10/06/2015 07:08:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has released publicity imagery for the forthcoming episode, Before the Flood

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord - the Fisher King - sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Daniel O’Hara
Producer: Derek Ritchie
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Before the Flood: Known Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSat 10 Oct 20158:25pm
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSat 10 Oct 20159:00pm EDT(2:00am BST)
CanadaSPACESat 10 Oct 20159:00pm EDT(2:00am BST)
Asia PacificBBC EntertainmentSun 11 Oct 201510:00am SGT(3:00am BST)
New ZealandPRIMESun 11 Oct 20157:30pm NZDT(7:30am BST)
AustraliaABCSun 11 Oct 20157:40pm AEDT(9:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux)BBC FirstTue 13 Oct 20159:00pm CEST
United KingdomBBC TwoFri 16 Oct 20151:45am(British Signed Language)
FinlandYLE2Mon 12 Oct 20156:05pm EEST
IndiaFXSun 25 Oct 201511:00pm IST
South AfricaBBC FirstSat 31 Oct 20157:30pm SAST
GermanyFOXThu 10 Dec 201510:00pm CET(dubbed into German)

Bookmark and Share Voting opens for the 2016 National Television Awards

10/06/2015 11:59:00 a.m. - Reported by Chuck Foster

Voting has now opened for the twenty-first National Television Awards, the annual ceremony that takes place in January with award-winners chosen by the British viewing public.

Doctor Who is up against nineteen other candidates for the Drama category, facing off many of the usual suspects on British Television. This year it is the only sci-fi series amidst the period and contemporary drama series, detective shows, etc. - a number of which see their final series broadcast this year: DCI Banks, Casualty, The Fall, Death in Paradise, Vera, Last Tango in Halifax, Suspects, Downton Abbey, Lewis, This is England '90, Inspector George Gently, Broadchurch, New Tricks, Silent Witness, Call The Midwife, Doc Martin, Mr Selfridge, Midsomer Murders, and The Syndicate.

Meanwhile, its a case of three Doctors in the Drama Performance category this year, with Peter Capaldi, David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston all nominated. The recently combined category also features current sidekick Jenna Coleman, plus a number of other actors and actresses who have had guest roles in the series over its ten years back on air. All-in-all there are some fifty-eight nominations in this category, so competition for the shortlist will be fierce!

Ray Winstone as Jimmy Rose (The Trials of Jimmy Rose); Julia McKenzie as Shirley Mollison (The Casual Vacancy); Stephen Tomkinson as DCI Alan Banks (DCI Banks); Lenny Henry as Godfrey Watson (The Syndicate); Richard Dormer as Dan Anderson (Fortitude); Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald (Doctor Who); Mark Bazeley as Bob Simms (Home Fires); Derek Thompson as Charlie Fairhead (Casaulty); Larry Lamb as Ted Case (New Tricks); Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller (Broadchurch); Helen George as Trixie Franklin (Call the Midwife); Tom Goodman-Hill as Joe (Humans); Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman (Death in Paradise); Claire Rushbrook as Pat Simms (Home Fires); Amanda Redman as Jackie Rose (The Trials of Jimmy Rose); Gemma Chan as Anita (Humans); Daniel Mays as Samuel Pepys (The Great Fire); Jessica Raine as Tuppence Beresford (Partners in Crime); Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne (Call The Midwife); Michael Palin as Tom Parfitt (Remember Me); Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham (Downton Abbey); Sheridan Smith as Jo Gillespie (Black Work); Dennis Waterman as Gerry Standing (New Tricks); Jo Joyner as Beth Corbin (Ordinary Lies); Elizabeth Berrington as Dawn Stevenson (The Syndicate); Jim Carter as Mr. Carson (Downton Abbey); Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (Wolf Hall); Michelle Keegan as Tracy (Ordinary Lies); Sarah Lancashire as Caroline (Last Tango in Halifax); Christopher Eccleston as Robert/Charlie Stoddart (Safe House/Fortitude); Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (Poldark); Eddie Marsan as Gilbert Norrell (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell); Abigail Lawrie as Krystal Weedon (The Casual Vacancy); Arsher Ali as George Edalji (Arthur and George); Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope (Vera); Andrew Buchan as Thomas Farriner (The Great Fire); Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge (Mr Selfridge); Suranne Jones as Gemma Foster (Doctor Foster); Peter Capaldi as The Doctor (Doctor Who); Bertie Carvel as Simon Foster/Jonathan Strange (Doctor Foster/Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell); Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector (The Fall); Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby (Midsomer Murders); Eleanor Tomlinson as Damelza Poldark (Poldark); Kevin Whately as DI Robert Lewis (Lewis); Vicky McClure as Lol (This is England '90); David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy (Broadchurch); Emilia Fox as Dr. Nikki Alexander (Silent Witness); Amanda Abbington as Miss Mardle (Mr Selfridge); Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson (The Fall); Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently (Inspector George Gently); Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey); Julie Walters as Cynthia Coffin (Indian Summers); David Walliams as Tommy Beresford (Partners in Crime); Damien Maloney as DS Jack Weston (Suspects); James Nesbitt as Tony Hughes (The Missing); Martin Clunes as Dr Martin Ellingham/Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Doc Martin/Arthur and George); Nicola Walker as Gillian (Last Tango in Halifax); and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII (Wolf Hall)

You can vote in the nominations until the 18th October, with the shortlist announced in January. The ceremony itself will take place on 20th January in London's O2 Arena.

Doctor Who and its stars have been a regular fixture in the National Television Awards since the series returned in 2005. The show, which has been nominated at every ceremony, won five consecutive awards between 2005 and 2010 (the NTAs weren't held in 2009), and the regained the crown in 2014; Doctors Christopher Eccleston won in 2005, David Tennant in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, and Matt Smith in 2012 and 2014; co-stars Billie Piper won an award in 2005 and 2006, and Karen Gillan in 2012. Tennant also received a Special Recognition award this year in January's ceremony. And though the show didn't win anything in 2011, it did feature in the ceremony's opening sequence with a special sketch featuring Matt Smith and Dermot O'Leary.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who LEGO to be released in December

10/06/2015 08:24:00 a.m. - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBC have revealed details on the new Doctor Who LEGO® due to be released on 1st December 2015:

Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures!

Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, the set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the controls.

Featuring an opening TARDIS, detachable interior console room, exclusive graphic details and steps, fans can regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks or Weeping Angels with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Once the doors of the TARDIS are closed, prepare to launch into dimensions light years away from Gallifrey!

LEGO - Tardis Playset (Credit: BBC Worldwide/LEGO) LEGO - TARDIS Playset (Credit: BBC Worldwide/LEGO) LEGO - TARDIS Playset (Credit: BBC Worldwide/LEGO)

Measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep, the model contains 623 pieces to build an authentic replica. At £49.99 RRP, the set (#21304) includes four minifigures: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks and assorted accessory elements such as the Doctor’s signature Sonic Screwdriver.

Bookmark and Share The Underwater Menace

10/05/2015 03:43:00 p.m. - Reported by Chuck Foster

BBC Worldwide have now confirmed the details for the forthcoming release of The Underwater Menace on DVD, due on the 26th October 2015:

The Underwater Menace
Release date: 26 Oct 2015 UK (available for pre-order)

The Underwater Menace - DVD cover (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Starring Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who, with Michael Craze as Ben Jackson, Anneke Wills as Polly, and Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon
Written by Geoffrey Orme
Directed by Julia Smith

Broadcast: 14 Jan - 4 Feb 1967

The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff’s plan – he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse...

The Underwater Menace is the fifth serial of the fourth season, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 14 January 1967 to 4 February 1967. The story introduces Jamie McCrimmon's (Frazer Hines) on his first journey with the Doctor as a travelling companion. This special release will contain the two re-mastered existing episodes, with the two missing episodes represented with restored audio and surviving stills, as well as over an hour of extras.

Special Features:
  • Commentary - For episode 1, Interview with actor Michael Troughton Part 2 (from The Ice Warriors). For episodes 2 and 3, a commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, special sounds supervisor Brian Hodgson and floor assistant Quentin Mann. For episode 4, archive material featuring Patrick Troughton, directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and producer Innes Lloyd. Moderated and linked by Toby Hadoke.
  • A Fishy Tale (Feature, dur. 28’ 30”) – cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, AFM Gareth Gwenlan, production assistant Berry Butler and new series writer Robert Shearman. Narrated by Peter Davison.
  • The Television Centre of the Universe – Part Two (dur. 32’ 10” ) – Yvette Fielding continues her tour of BBC Television Centre in the company of actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, with contributions from former colleagues along the way. With senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal, AFM Sue Hedden, former BBC producer and writer Richard Marson, exhibitions assistant Bob Richardson, production assistant Jane Ashford and videotape engineer Simon Anthony.

Bookmark and Share The Witch's Familiar - Official Rating

10/05/2015 03:37:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

Ratings The Witch's FamiliarDoctor Who: The Witch's Familiar finished with an official rating of 5.71 million viewers.

The rating issued by the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board, or BARB, includes all those who watched the programme within one week of transmission.

The rating makes Doctor Who the 24th most watched programme on British Television for the week and the 8th most watched BBC programme for the week.

The live Rugby where England played Wales, which took a sizable proportion of Doctor Who's audience, finished with a consolidated rating of 8.96 million. Top of the list was The Great British Bake Off which had a final audience of 11.09 million viewers.

The final rating of 5.71 million is the lowest since the series returned in 2005, although Silence in the Library in 2008, had a lower chart position with 27th.

Bookmark and Share Return of the War Doctor

10/05/2015 12:40:00 p.m. - Reported by Chuck Foster

Big Finish have announced a new range of adventures in the Doctor Who universe, this time focussing on the mysterious 'other' Doctor who fought in the Time War:



The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous (Credit: Big Finish)The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord — but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks.

Big Finish's executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery said:
I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man. Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat — the Daleks or the Time Lords?

The audio adventures of The War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only The Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes. Nicholas commented:
The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield — all of space and time — was irresistible to me. Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this.

The cast of The War Doctor also includes Jacqueline Pearce, who plays Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra — an arch manipulator who is waging the Time War against the Daleks. Jacqueline’s work includes Blake's 7, The Avengers, Callan, Moondial, Russell T DaviesDark Season, and from her own appearance in Doctor Who as Chessene in The Two Doctors.

Only The Monstrous will be released in December 2015, and will be followed in February 2016 by the second volume, Infernal Devices, which is written by John Dorney, Phil Mulryne and Matt Fitton.

Volumes Three and Four are currently in pre-production.

Producer David Richardson said:
What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role. This is Doctor Who at its darkest — the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions.

In addition to The War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor — The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.

The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous (cover) (Credit: Big Finish) The Eighth Doctor - The Time War (Credit: Big Finish)


Bookmark and Share Under the Lake - AI:84

10/05/2015 12:02:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

Under The Lake (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway)
Doctor Who: Under the Lake had an Audience Appreciation 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.

Bookmark and Share Australian overnight ratings for Under the Lake and consolidated ratings for The Magician's Apprentice

10/05/2015 04:47:00 a.m. - Reported by Adam Kirk

Under the Lake has debuted in Australia, averaging 428,000 viewers in the five major capital cities. Directly up against the national rugby league grand final, it was the second-highest rating ABC drama of the day and the thirteenth highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include regional or time-shifted viewers.

Meanwhile, including time-shifted viewers, The Magician's Apprentice averaged 847,000 consolidated viewers in the five major capital cities. With 190,000 extra viewers, it was the second-highest time-shifted program of the day and the eighth highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include regional viewers.

Bookmark and Share Under the Lake - Press Reaction

10/04/2015 12:13:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

Under The Lake: Paul Kaye as Prentis and Colin McFarlane as Moran This item Contains Plot Spoilers

Doctor Who - Under the Lake receives mostly praise in the press with many reviewers welcoming the move to a more traditional type of Doctor Who story.

The Independent enjoys the variety that Doctor Who offers, with this weeks episode being very different than last week's Dalek battle. Under the Lake neatly pulls off one of the tried-and-tested tricks of Who’s elastic format by gleefully mashing together genres and expectations. It has rarely been done with such palpable tension and slow-burning dread..

The Telegraph thought the episode enjoyably old-fashioned saying This rollicking, hair-raising romp demonstrated that the sci-fi franchise still has the power to thrill and chill in equal measure.

The Express found the story terrifying If you weren't given the willies by Under the Lake - even just a little bit, then you could well be the bravest member of the audience. Doctor Who really did put the frights on this week with a scary episode that left most shuddering.

The return to roots idea was also noticed by Stuff.co.nz. The story ends with a cliff hanger, a device used in every classic Doctor Who story but seldom in new Who, tying something old to something new. And it's a cliff hanger which is bound to have audiences tuning in to next week's episode, Before The Flood, in droves

Online Den of Geek described the episode as a cracking slice of old-style Doctor Who, praising the Director Daniel O'Hara. He had never directed an episode of Doctor Who before this one, but it can’t just be me hoping he gets many repeat calls. He makes full use of the claustrophobia afforded by the base setting, using time honoured tricks such as relaying scale on computer screens and shooting from different angles to make everything appear far bigger on the inside. It works.

O'Hara also won plaudits from Metro praising both him and the writer Toby Whithouse who produce a taut, claustrophobic atmosphere which ramps up the tension beautifully. The physical sets add to that, as does the CGI used to realise the ghosts.

Radio Times is not convinced saying With a tweak and a fiddle, it can remain fresh, and maybe Under the Lake does appear fresh to younger viewers, but this time, to me, it does not. It feels derivative, even by Doctor Who’s standards. They do however praise the casting of Sophie Stone, the first deaf woman to have studied at Rada.

Digital Spy found the story atmospheric but flawed. It's refreshing to have our heroes simply stumble upon a crisis and resolve to fix it. It's the set-up for a good old-fashioned Doctor Who adventure, and spared another of the Doctor's personal crises., while TV.com thought it was better than the season premiere and enjoyed the premise of the episode. As the Doctor said, death was the one thing that united every creature in the universe and the idea of it no longer being a boundary made him giddier than a school girl. More curious than afraid, he had several questions for the ghosts, like whether or not they missed being alive and what death was like.

TV Fanatic feels frustrated by the two part nature of this season. Yeah, I'm a Netflix guy and rather than build anticipation for the second part, waiting a week (with other shows in-between) simply frustrates me. Can't you already tell the juicy stuff is coming in the second half?

Meanwhile Mashable, while being unsure about some of the dialogue, enjoyed the cue cards. I loved the idea that Clara has trained the Time Lord to carry around index cards with little scripts for situations where his emotional cluelessness gets him into trouble. Longtime fans will be punching the air to see a card marked "I'm sorry, I thought you lived in Aberdeen.". Finally IGN welcomes the direction change after the four part Missy story. Under the Lake feels like a bit of a throttle down for Doctor Who with its fairly ordinary tale of just plain old, oh, you know… ghosts!.

You can read the Doctor Who News review in our reviews section.

Bookmark and Share Under the Lake: Overnight Viewing Figures

10/04/2015 09:48:00 a.m. - Reported by Marcus

3.7 million watched Doctor Who: Under the Lake, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Doctor Who, which had a share of 16.3% of the total audience, once more suffered by being placed directly opposite live Rugby, where this week, England V Australia was watched by an average of 8.04 million, to top the overnight figures for Saturday.

BBC One's top programme was Strictly Come Dancing, with 7.92 million watching. Casualty, which was directly after Doctor Who, had 3.77 million, just edging above The Doctor, although the positions are likely to be reversed when consolidated figures are released next week.

Overall Doctor Who was 5th for the day and is currently 43rd for the week.

Bookmark and Share Doctor Who Extra - Under the Lake

10/04/2015 01:07:00 a.m. - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Extra (Credit: BBC) The BBC have released clips looking behind the scenes of this weeks episode of Doctor Who, Under the Lake.

A full review of the episode can be found on Doctor Who Reviews

Bookmark and Share Series Nine reaches India

10/03/2015 05:20:00 p.m. - Reported by Chuck Foster

Series 9 on FX India (Credit: BBC/FX India)FX in India have announced that the latest series of Doctor Who reaches the country this Sunday evening!

FX took up the mantle of Doctor Who in India since May this year, after BBC Entertainment ceased transmission in the country in 2012. Shown daily, viewers have been able to experience the latest adventures of the Doctor over the last few months, leading to the debut of Peter Capaldi this weekend as the channel shows the whole of the eighth series over two afternoons - leading to the premiere of The Magician's Apprentice on Sunday 4th October 2015 at 11:00pm.

The announcement means that India is now the ninth region in the world to see the new adventures of the Doctor, currently being enjoyed by the UK (BBC One), USA (BBC America), Canada (SPACE), Asia (BBC Entertainment), New Zealand (PRIME), Australia (ABC), Benelux (BBC First), and Finland (YLE2). Denmark (DR3), South Africa (BBC First) and Germany (FOX) are due to air the series in the coming weeks.

You can keep up with the latest broadcasts of Doctor Who around the world via This Week in Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Series 8 & 9 Promo

#Whovians, get ready for a weekend with Doctor Who. First catch all the episode of Series 8 back-to-back with #DoctorWhoOnFXTopRated today at 12 PM and then prepare yourself for the premiere of Series 9 #DoctorWhoOnFXTorrents tomorrow at 11 PM.

Posted by FX India on Friday, 2 October 2015

Bookmark and Share New Doctor Who Spin Off Announced

10/01/2015 11:22:00 p.m. - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has announced production of a new Doctor Who spin off series has been commissioned for BBC Three for release in 2016, by which time BBC Three is likely to be an online only channel.

Class is a new 8 part series from acclaimed author, Patrick Ness. The series will be set in contemporary London and will feature Coal Hill School, first seen in Doctor Who's very first episode in 1963.
Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen them before.
Class will the the third full Spin off Series from Doctor Who, commissioned by the BBC. It follows Torchwood, which launched in 2006 and The Sarah Jane Adventures which launched on 2007

Steven Moffat, who will be executive producer on the series, says,
No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we're bringing his brilliant story-telling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain - but with monsters!
On his first television series, writer Patrick Ness says,
I'm astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There's so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can't wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels.
Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three adds,
We’re excited to give Patrick Ness this opportunity to work with us at BBC Three and the Doctor Who family. Patrick understands young audiences and I’m delighted he will use his incredible skills as a storyteller to delight audiences on BBC Three. BBC Three will always innovate and offer opportunities for brilliant new talent.
Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, adds,
I am thrilled that Patrick Ness is writing his first drama series for BBC Three. The combination of Patrick and Steven Moffat, is an exciting partnership that has created a brilliant Doctor Who spin off for our BBC Three audience.
Class is executive produced by Steven Moffatt, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. The 8 x 45 minute series will film in and around Wales from Spring, 2016 and be released next year.