Doctor Who set visit in Children in Need ebay auctionBookmark and Share

Sunday, 10 November 2013 - Reported by Anthony Weight
As part of the annual fundraising effort for the BBC Children in Need Appeal, a set visit to watch a day's production on the first episode of the next series of Doctor Who has appeared in the charity's set of e-bay auctions.

The auction, which is open until 9.17pm on Sunday 17th November, offers the winner the following:

The Doctor Who team have kindly donated an incredible once in a lifetime experience. The lucky winner and one other will go behind the scenes of the filming for the first episode of the new Doctor Who series, and will be amongst the first to watch Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor!

Watch filming for the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who!

See Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor before any other member of the public!

A conducted VIP tour of the set. Meeting the cast of the show. (Meeting the cast is dependent on schedules, specific requests unfortunately cannot be guaranteed).

Have a photo taken on the set.

A nice lunch with the crew.

The location for filming will be confirmed at a later date by the Doctor Who production team. You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the experience plus any accommodation. The experience will take place on a date determined by the production team in January 2014. The winning bidder will also need to sign a non-disclosure agreement to ensure that the new series remains a secret!

The winning bidder will be contacted by BBC Children in Need within 5 working days of payment reaching our PayPal account to confirm your package. Your details will then be passed on to the Doctor Who production team who will arrange the day with you. BBC Children in Need will send the winning bidder a certificate of authenticity which we will dispatch by special delivery within 5 working days of the payment reaching our PayPal account.

Doctor Who has had a long association with the BBC's annual Children in Need campaign, particularly on the night of the main BBC One telethon. The Five Doctors had its d├ębut UK broadcast as part of Children in Need in 1983, and since then various events, special episodes and previews have been associated with the campaign during November.

FILTER: - Peter Capaldi - Charities - Series 8/34 - Children in Need

Doctor Who Dominates Portal AwardsBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 August 2010 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Portal AwardDoctor Who has dominated the 2010 Portal Awards, held by Airlock Alpha part of the BlipNetwork.

Doctor Who was named Best Series/Television with 65% of the vote beating Torchwood into second place.

David Tennant was overwhelmingly voted Best Actor/television with a massive 68% of the vote, beating John Barrowman who was in second place with 10% of the vote.

Bernard Cribbins won Best Supporting Actor/Television for his portrayal of Wilfred Mott in The End of Time with 59 percent of the vote. The End of Time was itself voted Best Episode/Television.

Alex Kingston was voted Best Special Guest for her portrayal of River Song in Time of Angels.

The award for Best Actress/Television went to Eve Myles for Torchwood - Children of Earth, beating Karen Gillan into second place

The Gene Roddenberry Award for lifetime achievement was given to Russell T Davies for his work on Doctor Who and Torchwood.

This was the 11th year for the Portal Awards, which started in 1999 as the SyFy Genre Awards. An international nominating committee generated a list of five nominees for each category and readers then had 30 days to vote.

Doctor Who has won seven awards over the years, and is third to Star Trek: Voyager (18 wins) and Farscape (eight wins).

Full list of winners.

FILTER: - Torchwood - Specials - Russell T Davies - David Tennant - Awards/Nominations - Children In Need