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Monday, 6 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Flux Chapter 6 - The Vanquishers:  (Credit: BBC Studios (Sam Taylor))

Doctor Who The Vanquishers was watched by 3.58 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures. This is a slight drop from episode 5's 3.82 million

It was the day's fifth most-watched programme of the day.

The seven-day consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for Episode Five: Survivors of the Flux was 4.72 million. 

Doctor Who was the 9th most-watched programme on BBC Television for the week and the 25th most-watched on all British television for the week. 





New Year's Day adventure announcedBookmark and Share

Sunday, 5 December 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Eve of the Daleks poster (portrait clean) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon)

The BBC have released details on the New Year's Day adventure for Doctor Who.

 

Following the explosive series finale of Doctor Who: Flux, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and friends Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop), will kick-start 2022 with an action-packed spectacular episode set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day.

Eve Of The Daleks will also feature guest stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself, Quiz), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless).

Sarah (Aisling Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Adjani Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned as they find themselves joining forces with the Doctor, Dan and Yaz in a fight against the Daleks.

The trailer for the special, which aired following the series thirteen finale, finds the cast trapped in ELF storage and stuck in a terrifying time loop with the Daleks. Will the gang manage to avoid extermination and escape the storage facility in time to see out New Year’s Day?

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, says:

We all need a little romance in our lives around New Year. Less so, Daleks. But Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon’s characters will have to deal with both in a New Year’s Eve from hell. Together with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, it’ll hopefully prove the perfect New Year’s Day tonic.

 

 

Eve of the Daleks: Trailer

 

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The VanquishersBookmark and Share

Saturday, 4 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Flux Chapter 6 - The Vanquishers: Swarm (Sam Spruell) (Credit: BBC Studios (Sam Taylor))

Doctor Who reaches its season finale this weekend with the sixth chapter in the Flux series, The Vanquishers

In the final epic chapter in the story of the Flux, all hope is lost. The forces of darkness are in control. But when the monsters have won, who can you count upon to save the universe?

The episode is once more written by showrunner Chris Chibnall and directed by Azhur Saleem

It stars Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor alongside Mandip Gill as Yasmin and John Bishop as Dan. 

 

The episode can be seen in the UK on BBC One at 6.20 pm on Sunday. Full global broadcasts are listed at This Week in Doctor Who

 

It can be streamed on the BBC iPlayer, on Netflix, on Amazon Prime and Britbox depending on location. 

 

 

 

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Paul McGann and Colin Baker join Doctor Who: PeladonBookmark and Share

Friday, 3 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Peladon (Credit: Big Finish)

Colin Baker, Alex Kingston, Bonnie Langford, and Paul McGann star in January 2022’s special Doctor Who Audio box set from Big Finish Productions.  

The Sixth and Eighth Doctors, Mel and River Song join multiple time and space travelers visiting the legendary mining planet of Peladon in four brand new full-cast audio adventures.

The release sees the return of David Troughton as King Peladon, returning to the role he first played on television 50 years ago. 

He is joined by familiar friends and foes, plus some new faces, including Alpha Centauri (Jane Goddard), Queen Thalira (Deborah Findlay), Queen Minaris (Sara Powell), Chancellor Barok (Jason Watkins), Helais (Liz White), Arla (Meera Syal) and the Ice Warriors (Nicholas Briggs).  

 

Journey to Peladon, member world of the Galactic Federation and home to intrigue and adventure. With each passing generation, the toll of industrial exploitation and deadly political games is taking its toll on the planet. Can the Doctor and his allies guide the course of history towards a hopeful future? Or is Peladon's fate in the lap of the gods? 

 

Doctor Who – Peladon is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £24.99) or a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website

 

 





Doctor's Do ShakespeareBookmark and Share

Friday, 3 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Richard II (Credit: RSC)MacBeth (Credit: RSC)

Two Shakespeare plays starring two Doctor's have been released onto the streaming service Stageplayer+

On the service, you can view David Tennant's performance in the title role of Richard II, the vain King who lost a Kingdom, as well as Christopher Eccleston playing Macbeth, the usurper of the Scottish crown. 

Each play costs £2.99 to access. 

StagePlayer+ is the world’s first pay-per-view Performing Arts-focused platform. StagePlayer+ enables users to search content from around the world, putting the Performing Arts in the spotlight and enabling fans to support theatres, producers, content owners, and rights holders from the comfort of their own homes and on an ongoing basis.

The system can be viewed across a growing number of large-screen connected devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast,and at stageplayerplus.com.





Survivors of the Flux - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Survivors of the Flux: Dan (John Bishop) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Flux: Chapter Five: Survivors of the Flux  achieved an Audience Appreciation Index score of 77.

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.

With one more episode to come, 77 also reflects the average for the series so far.





Survivors of the Flux - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 29 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Survivors of the Flux: Jericho (Kevin Mcnally), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Doctor Who Survivors of the Flux was watched by 3.82 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures.

The figure is a increase from last week's episode. Top for the evening was  Strictly Come Dancing - Results on BBC 1 with 8.95 million watching.

The seven-day consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for Episode Four: Village of the Angels was 4.55 million. This is now the lowest seven-day consolidated rating since the series returned in 2005.

However, In terms of chart position, Doctor Who is still performing strongly. It was the 8th most-watched programme on BBC Television for the week and the 21st most-watched on all British television.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Saturday, 27 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Survivors of the Flux: Swarm (Sam Spruell), Azure (Rochenda Sandall) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Doctor Who returns this weekend for the fifth chapter in the Flux series, Survivors of the Flux

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.

The episode is written by showrunner Chris Chibnall and directed by Azhur Saleem who directed the third episode of this season.. 

It stars Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor alongside Mandip Gill as Yasmin and John Bishop as Dan. 

 

The episode can be seen in the UK on BBC One at 6.25 pm on Sunday. Full global broadcasts are listed at This Week in Doctor Who

 

It can be streamed on the BBC iPlayer, on Netflix, on Amazon Prime and Britbox depending on location. 

 

 

 

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Doctor Who: The Edge of RealityBookmark and Share

Friday, 26 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
The Edge of Reality (Credit: Maze Theory / BBC Studios)

BBC Studios, in association with Digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, have released the Narrative Adventure Game, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality,  on Nintendo Switch

In the game you can face Weeping Angels, Daleks, Cybermen and more as you save the universe together with the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant).

Featuring new worlds, new gameplay, and an expanded story written by Gavin Collinson (Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins), players will come face to face with classic Doctor Who monsters including the terrifying Weeping Angels, power-hungry Daleks and metal-clad Cybermen... and a brand-new foe, the CyberReaper. 

The second Doctor Who game to land on the Nintendo Switch, after The Lonely Assassins earlier this year, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality expands upon the VR experience of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

  • Travel through space and time in the TARDIS to exterminate the havoc-wreaking ‘Reality Virus’, which is threatening the universe.
  • Explore immersive new environments like the ‘Chaosverse’: a corrupted alternate universe where worlds and timelines collide to create new adventures, encounters, and threats
  • Packed with easter eggs guaranteed to surprise and delight fans of the epic sci-fi series, which is currently airing brand-new episodes weekly on BBC One. 
  • Digital deluxe edition offers fans exclusive content, including additional Sonic Screwdrivers, as used by previous incarnations of the Doctor.

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is out now on the Nintendo eShop, priced at £19.99 for the standard edition and £24.99 for the digital deluxe edition. To celebrate the launch, the digital deluxe edition will be priced at £19.99 for a limited time. The game is also available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.Maze Theory Studio Director Russell Harding said: 

“Players will love how they get to be part of a brand new Doctor Who story in Edge of Reality; and actively be immersed in the compelling adventure, alongside the two Doctors. We know fans love facing iconic monsters such as Daleks and Cyberman, but there will also be brand new foes equally as terrifying. The story around the ‘Reality Virus’ is incredibly tense and exciting, unfolding in brand new environments. We can’t wait to see their reaction! 

At Maze Theory, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of entertainment and creating highly innovative fan and gaming experiences. We’re very excited to be bringing fans into the heart of the Doctor Who universe.”

Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment, for BBC Studios said 

“Maze Theory have created another incredibly exciting opportunity for fans to fully immerse themselves in the world of Doctor Who in this brilliant new story. Voiced by two hugely popular Doctors who guide players as they battle to save the universe, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is bound to be a future fan favourite and we can’t wait for the show’s dedicated gaming fanbase to discover this new story.” 

  

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is a Maze Theory production for BBC Studios with development by Just Add Water

 





Village of the Angels - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Village of the Angels: Weeping Angel (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Flux: Chapter Four: Village of the Angels achieved an Audience Appreciation Index score of 79.

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.

The figure is a marked improvement on the previous week, and is the highest acheived so far this series.