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Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC have released an introduction to the latest episode of Doctor Who, Flatline, which premieres tonight on BBC One. Full global broadcast details here.

Meanwhile the latest Radio Times free downloadable retro poster, created by designer Stuart Manning is now available.

Manning told Radio Times:
A Doctor Who story involving street art, set in Bristol – no inspiration necessary, so just a case of picking up on the same influences as the episode itself. A Banksy-style stencil of the Doctor was just an obvious visual and it's always nice to be able to sum a story up in a single image

Flatline - Poster (Credit: Radio Times/Stuart Manning)

Robot of Sherwood poster available for free downloadBookmark and Share

Saturday, 6 September 2014 - Reported by John Bowman
A free downloadable retro poster for tonight's episode Robot of Sherwood has been made available by Radio Times.

It follows the posters produced by the listings magazine for the preceding two episodes of Series 8 and, as with those, has been designed by Stuart Manning, who commented:
Gotta love a robot!

This one has definite shades of Metropolis, particularly on the logo itself and the symmetrical robot image. It's a great, lurid episode title, so I took the lead from that.

The end result is probably somewhere between a pulp novel and the packaging for a '50s tin-plate toy. I'd happily buy a wind-up Doctor Who robot knight, now you mention it.
Radio Times has said there will be a poster for every episode this series.

Robot of Sherwood is scheduled to be broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC One.

This week's iPad and iPhone edition of Radio Times has a preview gallery for the episode plus an interview from 2005 with Mark Gatiss, who has written tonight's episode. In the interview, he talks about celebrity historicals in Doctor Who.

Into The Dalek poster produced for free download by Radio TimesBookmark and Share

Saturday, 30 August 2014 - Reported by John Bowman
Radio Times has produced a free downloadable poster for tonight's episode Into The Dalek.

It has been designed by Stuart Manning, who said:
This episode's poster is based loosely on Disneyworld's 1950s Tomorrowland poster art. The Daleks obviously came a little later, but visually they're very Sputnik-era aliens.

The tunnel of shrinking Doctors is taken from one of Jon Pertwee's title sequences. As a childhood viewer of the Third Doctor, I think it's a visual reference Peter Capaldi might approve of.
Last week's Series 8 opener Deep Breath was similarly afforded a Radio Times poster, which was also designed by Manning. Whether this means there will be a poster for each episode of this series is not yet known.

In previous years, the BBC has produced movie-style posters for Doctor Who episodes, but there has been none from the corporation so far for this series. Last October, Radio Times produced free downloadable Manning-designed retro posters to celebrate the return of the nine episodes from The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

Into The Dalek is scheduled to be broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC One.

This week's iPad and iPhone edition of Radio Times has a gallery of unseen and rare Dalek images plus an interview from 1964 with the writer Terry Nation, who created the Daleks.