As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 4 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 25 Jul 2012

Doctor Who - Spyfall - Arrives TodayBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 1 January 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who returns to TV screens around the world today with the launch of the 38th series of the show, the twelfth since the series returned in 2005.
Doctor Who: Spyfall: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))
The series returns with Spyfall, written by showrunner Chris Chibnall and starring Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor.
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Jamie Magnus Stone
Starring Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.
Guest-starring Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry

Intelligence agents around the world are under attack from alien forces, so MI6 turns to the only people who can help - The Doctor and friends.

As the team travels the globe looking for answers, attacks come from all sides. Earth’s security rests on their shoulders - but where will this planet-threatening conspiracy lead them?
The series launches on BBC One at 6.55pm on New Year's Day, with the Australian/New Zealand debut about an hour later at 6:55am AEDT/9:00am NZDT on ABC's online iView service and TVNZ 2, and the American/Canadian debut following a few hours later at 8pm ET on BBC America and CTV Sci-Fi channel. Viewers in Australia can also see it on television at at 7.30pm on ABC.

Full broadcast details can be found here, and ongoing adventures of the Doctor can be found via This Week in Doctor Who.

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FILTER: - Series 12/38 - Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor Meets the Tenth in Comic FormBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 24 December 2019 - Reported by Marcus
The Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor join forces in battle against the Weeping Angels and the Autons in the latest comic from Titan, due to be released in the new year.

THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR YEAR 2 ISSUE #1

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Colourist: Colourist
Doctor Who NewsEisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the Thirteenth Doctor comic series. An epic adventure spinning off the new season starting in the new year, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. With her pals, Ryan, Yaz and Graham, the Doctor encounters a familiar foe, and it'll take a familiar face to stop them!
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FILTER: - Comics - Tenth Doctor - Thirteenth Doctor

Official 13th Doctor ScarfBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - Reported by Marcus
13th Doctor Scarf (Credit: Lovarzi)13th Doctor Scarf (Credit: Lovarzi)The first ever officially-licensed Thirteenth Doctor Scarf is released this week by Lovarzi.

Inspired by the colourful t-shirt worn by Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the Time Lord, this rich blue scarf is edged with a stylish rainbow pattern based on the t-shirt the Thirteenth Doctor proudly acquired at the end of her first full episode, The Woman Who Fell To Earth (2018).

This exclusive design is made from 100% high-quality Acrylic.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, says
We think the Thirteenth Doctor’s outfit is the perfect look for this new era of the show. It's bright, bold, and colourful, so our specially-designed scarf is similarly eye-catching. But it's sure to sell fast, so best get a shift on!
Lovarzi's Doctor Who line launched in 2012 with the best-selling multi-coloured Fourth Doctor Scarf. Since then, the company has catered for cosplayers, collectors, and casual fans with items such as the TARDIS and Dalek Christmas Hat and Scarf, Seventh Doctor Sweater, and The Pandorica Opens Scarf. The Winter 2019/20 range also includes the TARDIS Laptop Bag.

The Thirteenth Doctor Scarf (25 x 175cms) will be available to order on 11th October, priced £24.99, from the official Lovarzi website

If you join LOVARZI Doctor Who Fan Club now and enjoy savings of 15% at time of launch plus get early exclusive access to buy the scarf.




FILTER: - Merchandise - Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who: The Runaway - trailer releasedBookmark and Share

Monday, 15 April 2019 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Digital have released a trailer for their forthcoming virtual reality film, Doctor Who: The Runaway:


You’ve been in a collision. You wake inside the TARDIS. The Doctor introduces you to the person, or thing, you collided with. He’s a strange and magnificent ball of living energy called Volta. Part surly teenager, part bomb, Volta is very unstable. In fact, he’s primed to explode. Big time. Unless he can be returned to his home planet, sharpish. The problem is, a squad of galactic busybodies has other plans for Volta. Bad ones. Drawn into a frantic chase, you become the Doctor’s unlikely assistant as she races against time to get Volta home to his parents. Armed with a sonic screwdriver, it is down to you to help the Doctor as she faces the forces of evil, and teenage angst, in this animated 13-minute VR adventure from the team behind Doctor Who Series 11.

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The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next week, and will be coming to UK audiences in the near future.





FILTER: - Animation - BBC - Online - Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #5Bookmark and Share

Saturday, 2 March 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Next week sees the latest in the Titan series of comics, with a new story arc begining for the Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #5

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Giorgia Sposito, Rachael Stott
Colourist: Enrica Eren Angiolini
A new story starts for the Thirteenth Doctor, as her debut season leaves fans hungry for more stories starring the Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan, and Graham! There's never been a better time to board the TARDIS, with Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) writing fresh adventures through time and space!
DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Cover A (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Cover B (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Cover C (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Page 1 (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Page 2 (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Page 3 (Credit: Titan )DOCTOR WHO: THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #5 - Page 4 (Credit: Titan )

Released 6th March 2019




FILTER: - Comics - Thirteenth Doctor

Rosa Wins Visionary Arts AwardBookmark and Share

Saturday, 9 February 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Malorie Blackman / Chris ChibnallThe Doctor Who episode Rosa has been awarded the Visionary Arts Organisation Award for Television Show of the Year.

The new awarda are given to celebrate culture, media and entertainment that have made a positive social impact via film, television, music, theatre, literature, radio/online and grassroots community.

Rosa, the third Doctor Who episode starring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirtenth Doctor, featured Vinette Robinson as the American civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed history when she refused to relinquish her seat in the colored section of a Bus to a white passenger.

The episode, written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall won plaudits on its transmission last October. The writers were there to accept the award this evening at a ceremony at BAFTA in London.

Malorie Blackman wrote on twitter.
What a lovely birthday present! Chris Chibnall and I won a Visionary Honours award at BAFTA this evening for Doctor Who - Rosa. I love my job! Thanks to all those who voted for us.
The episode beat Save Me, Kiri, First Dates, Eastenders and There She Goes to win the award.

The Visionary Arts Organisation and Visionary Honours were founded by Adrian Grant, creator of the hit Michael Jackson musical, Thriller Live. It is his goal to see a more unified peaceful society that works together to create diverse opportunities, break down barriers, and allow young people to dream, achieve and succeed.

Grant said
The Visionary Honours are not about awarding egos or fame. They are about recognising culture, media and entertainment that has inspired, created awareness and advocated social change. Through the Visionary Arts Organisation, it is my long-term goal to inspire creatives to produce work that can make a positive difference.




FILTER: - Awards/Nominations - series 11/37 - Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4Bookmark and Share

Monday, 4 February 2019 - Reported by Marcus
This weeks release from Titan Comics is the fourth in the series of Thirteenth Doctor comics.

Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colourist: Enrica Eren Angiolini


Time-twisting finale to the debut arc of the Doctor's new comic from Jody Houser with Rachael Stott, and Enrica Eren Angiolini!
Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Cover A (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Cover B (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Cover C (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Page 1 (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Page 2 (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Page 3 (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor #4 - Page 4 (Credit: Titan )

Published Wednesday 6th February.




FILTER: - Comics - Thirteenth Doctor

New Trailer Released - Beware SpoilersBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC have released a new trailer for next week’s episode of Doctor Who, hinting at the return of an old adversary

Coming Soon: New Year’s Day | Doctor Who




FILTER: - Thirteenth Doctor

Thirteenth Doctor #2Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 9 December 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Out now, the second in the series of Titan Comic Adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor

Thirteenth Doctor #3

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colourist: Enrica Angiolini

Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things) leaps in with mind-blowing adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor and her brand new friends! A mysterious new time traveller appears - but can he be trusted when he says he's human?
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FILTER: - Comics - Thirteenth Doctor

The Tsuranga Conundrum - This WeekendBookmark and Share

Friday, 2 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
A number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, The Tsuranga Conundrum
The Tsuranga Conundrum

Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Jennifer Perrott

Risk to life: absolute.

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly -- and unusual -- creatures.
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Episode 5 Trailer | The Tsuranga Conundrum | Doctor Who

This episode will debut on BBC One at 7.00pm.

Main Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSunday 4th November7.00pm BST
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSunday 4th November8.00pm EDT
CanadaSPACESunday 4th November8.00pm EDT
AustraliaABCMonday 5th November6.00pm AEST

Full listings here




FILTER: - Broadcasting - series 11/37 - Thirteenth Doctor