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 5 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 23 Nov 2012

Series Four tops Online PollBookmark and Share

Thursday, 27 October 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Series 4 (Credit: BBC)

In a RadioTimes.com online poll that attracted over 10,000 votes, Doctor Who season 4, David Tennant's last, was voted the best series since the show returned in 2005.

The poll, which ran from 10-20 October, asked fans: What's the best series of Doctor Who? (2005 Revival era) and listed all 13 seasons giving fans a chance to look back on some classic moments and episodes as the show gears up for its 60th-anniversary celebrations.

Season 4 was the clear winner with 24% of votes.


Morgan Jeffery, Executive Editor of RadioTimes.com said:

Despite some stiff competition, Doctor Who's fourth series from 2008 has been voted the best of the modern era in this blockbuster poll, which pulled in votes from thousands of fans.

Starring David Tennant as the ever-popular Tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as the fiery and fantastic Donna Noble, this series was a perfect showcase of everything the show can do, from the larks of Partners in Crime to the chills of Midnight and the blockbuster thrills of two-part finale The Stolen Earth / Journey's End.

It's also a result that bodes well for the programme's imminent 60th anniversary celebrations, which will see award-winning writer/producer Russell T Davies resume his showrunner mantle and Tennant and Tate both returning for new adventures in time and space.

Full details here





FILTER: - Series 4/30 - Radio Times

Silva Screen to release the soundtrack for FluxBookmark and Share

Sunday, 25 September 2022 - Reported by Chuck Foster

Silva Screen Records are to release the soundtrack for the 2021 Doctor Who mini-series Flux on both digital (30 September) and as a CD set (11 November) which will as well as the soundtrack on two discs will also include a bonus CD featuring the soundtrack of the 2021 New Year's Day special, Revolution of the Daleks.

Doctor Who Flux - the original television soundtrack (Credit: Silva Screen)Debuting at Halloween 2021, Flux was the first Doctor Who series in 36 years to tell one complete story across its entirety, rather than self-contained episodes. Jodie Whittaker returned for her third and final season in the title role. This three CD set features the score for Flux spread across two CDs and includes a bonus disc, the New Years’ Day special broadcast in 2021, Revolution of the Daleks

Segun Akinola is a composer for film and television who has strengthened many projects with his musical acumen. He is most known for his music in the latest series of Doctor Who, starring the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

Segun’s work is a key immersive tool for showrunner Chris Chibnall and series directors to establish the many adventures the Doctor and her friends travel on. These include the impressive 80s influenced electronic score for The Tsuranga Conundrum to the heart-wrenching Demons Of The Punjab which utilised specialist Indian musicians and orchestra, all recorded at Abbey Road Studios. He also scored the critically acclaimed Doctor Who VR experience, Doctor Who: The Runaway.

Segun scored Sundance 2019 favourite The Last Tree, which was also recorded at Abbey Road Studios. This is Segun’s second feature film collaboration with director Shola Amoo after A Moving Image, and it earned him a Discovery of the Year award nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards. A BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2017, Segun’s other work includes scoring BBC Two’s landmark four-part series Black and British: A Forgotten History.

 

 

DISCS 1 & 2 – SERIES 13 FLUX

Volume One

  1. Series 13 Opening Titles
  2. Chapter One - THE HALLOWEEN APOCALYPSE
    A Little Skirmish
  3. What Lies Ahead
  4. Renewed at Last
  5. Must Not Blink
  6. Dancing Across Space and Time
  7. Chapter Two - WAR OF THE SONTARANS
    I Know Where We Are
  8. I Will Find You
  9. Parlay
  10. Short-Term Repair
  11. Chapter Three - ONCE, UPON TIME
    The Other Things
  12. When Is This?
  13. There Is No Greater Battle
  14. All Is Ending
  15.  I’m Not Giving Up

Volume Two

  1. Chapter Four - VILLAGE OF THE ANGELS
    Rapid Response Unit
  2. You Are Recalled
  3. Village of The Angels End Credits
  4. On My Way
  5. Chapter Five - SURVIVORS OF THE FLUX
    We Are Conversion
  6. An Incredible Stroke of Luck
  7. Where Are We?
  8. Fetch Your Dog
  9. Chapter Six - THE VANQUISHERS
    We Have Everything We Need
  10. I Can Rend Them All to Dust
  11. And Then We Will Play
  12. The Ultimate Betrayal
  13. Nothing Is Forever
  14. Where Would Earth Be Without You?
  15. 15. Series 13 End Credits

BONUS DISC – REVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS

  1. 367 Minutes
  2. A Cuppa
  3. Something Revolutionary
  4. Breakout Ball
  5. The Clone
  6. The Production Line
  7. Stability and Security
  8. Thank You for Being My Friend
  9. Activate
  10. The Death Squad
  11. Bad Boys
  12. Bye Fam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 37 - Music

Eve of the Daleks - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 4 January 2022 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Eve of the Daleks - Dalek (Credit: BBC/James Pardon)

Eve Of The Daleks  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.





FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

The Vanquishers - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Flux Chapter 6 - The Vanquishers: Swarm (Sam Spruell) (Credit: BBC Studios (Sam Taylor))

The Vanquishers: Flux: Chapter Six  achieved an Audience Appreciation Index score of 76.

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 the last episode of the series now broadcast, this brings the series average to 76.7.





FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

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

 

Eve of the Daleks - Nick (ADJANI SALMON) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Eve of the Daleks -  Sarah (AISLING BEA), Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Dan (JOHN BISHOP), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Eve of the Daleks - Dalek (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Eve of the Daleks - Sarah (AISLING BEA) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Eve of the Daleks - The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon) Eve of the Daleks poster (landscape clean) (Credit: BBC/James Pardon)





FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 39 - Publicity

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))

Survivors of the Flux: Flux: Chapter Five  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.





FILTER: - Ratings - Series 13/Season 39

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

Survivors of the FluxBookmark and Share

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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FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39

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))

Village of the Angels: Flux: Chapter Four 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.

 





FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

Ratings UpdateBookmark and Share

Monday, 22 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Village of the Angels: Jericho (Kevin Mcnally), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Claire (Annabel Scholey) (Credit: BBC Studios (BBC Studios))

Doctor Who Village of the Angels was watched by 3.45 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures.

The figure is a slight drop from last week's episode. Top for the evening was I'm A Celebrity on ITV1 with 8.03 million watching.

The seven-day consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for Episode Three: Once, Upon Time was 4.67 million. This is 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 6th most-watched programme on BBC Television for the week and the 19th most-watched on all British television.





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings - Uk