Doctor Who Episode Titles and Guest Star RevealedBookmark and Share

Sunday, 31 March 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Golda Rosheuvel (Credit: BBC Studios)

As Doctor Who gears up for its global premiere this May, the episode titles have now been revealed for the season, as well as a guest star who has jumped aboard the TARDIS for the upcoming season.


Space Babies: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Julie Anne Robinson

The Devil’s Chord: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Ben Chessell

Boom: Written by Steven Moffat, directed by Julie Anne Robinson

73 Yards: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

Dot and Bubble: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

Rogue: Written by Kate Herron and Briony Redman, directed by Ben Chessell

The Legend of Ruby Sunday: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Jamie Donoughue

Empire of Death: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Jamie Donoughue

Joining Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in the Julie Anne Robinson directed 'Space Babies', is Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story) who joins Doctor Who as Jocelyn, who the Doctor and Ruby collide with, in their first adventure in the TARDIS together.

Russell T Davies, Showrunner said:

It’s been amazing to see the whole world appreciate Golda’s talents, because of Bridgerton, and it’s been an absolute joy to invite her to Cardiff to help launch Ncuti and Millie’s first season.

Rounding out the explosive double bill is previously announced Jinkx Monsoon who stars in ‘The Devil’s Chord’, the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet. In this episode, the Doctor and Ruby step back to the sixties to meet The Beatles.

New episodes will then debut weekly across BBC iPlayer, BBC One and outside of the UK on Disney+ (where available), with the Steven Moffat penned adventure ‘Boom’ up next, followed by ‘73 Yards’, ‘Dot and Bubble’, ‘Rogue’, and a massive two-part finale spread across two weeks titled ‘The Legend of Ruby Sunday’ and ‘Empire of Death’.

Over the rest of the season there are an array of brilliant guest stars jumping aboard the TARDIS, including Callie Cooke, Dame Siân Phillips, Alexander Devrient, Bhav Joshi, Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy, Tachia Newall and Caoilinn Springall. They join the previously announced guest cast: Michelle Greenidge, Angela Wynter, Anita Dobson, Aneurin Barnard, Yasmin Finney, Jonathan Groff, Gwïon Morris Jones, Bonnie Langford, Genesis Lynea, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush and Indira Varma.



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Steven Moffat Returns to Doctor WhoBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Steven Moffat (Credit: BBC Studios)

Former Showrunner Steven Moffat is making a return to the new series of Doctor Who as he writes an episode due to air in Ncuti Gatwa’s first season as the Fifteenth Doctor.

Moffat has been lauded for his work on Doctor Who, first writing on the show when Russell T Davies revived it in 2005. He then went on to succeed as Showrunner, leading the show during the Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi eras. Moffat is known for penning some of the most praised episodes in the history of the show as well as creating one of the most terrifying and iconic monsters, the Weeping Angels.

Outside of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat has been celebrated for co-writing and co-creating the multi-award-winning series Sherlock. His play, The Unfriend, recently completed a second West End run. 

Now he’s back, returning alongside Showrunner Russell T Davies, as he writes a whole new adventure for the upcoming season debuting this May.

Directing the adventure will be BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Julie-Anne Robinson, who also kicks off the season by directing the episode that succeeds The Church on Ruby Road that aired at Christmas. Robinson has previously directed some blockbuster television series including Bridgerton, Orange Is The New Black and Scandal, and is now jumping on board the TARDIS to front two of the episodes.

Speaking on his return to the Whoniverse, Steven Moffat says:

Yes, okay, fair enough - apologies to everyone I’ve very slightly misled - I am in fact writing an episode of the series of Doctor Who. Exactly like I said I never would. What can I tell you? There was begging, there was pleading but finally, Russell agreed to let me have another go - so long as I got out of his garden. Working with old friends and a brand new Doctor I couldn’t be happier. Sorry, I was a bit reticent on the subject for so long. It was all part of an elaborate plan that would have delighted millions but at the last minute I forgot what it was.


Speaking on directing episodes in the new season, Julie-Anne Robinson says: 

It was a tremendous honour to direct episodes of Doctor Who for the BBC and Disney+. This beloved franchise is 60 years old and still going strong. It is part of our collective memory as Brits. I’ve always admired Russell T Davies and Ncuti Gatwa is an unbelievably talented actor who has stepped into the role of the Fifteenth Doctor effortlessly, alongside the equally talented Millie Gibson. Steven Moffat gave me an intense challenge as a director. I asked him for a keyword to describe the overall tone of the episode he said: ‘Hitchcock’. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks. I’m grateful to Bad Wolf, the BBC and Disney+. It was an incredible experience”


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Doctor Who Returns 11 May 2024Bookmark and Share

Friday, 15 March 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who - Series 14 (Credit: BBC Studios / Disney)

Doctor Who is set to make a return to screens worldwide on Saturday 11th May 2024.

Viewers inside the UK will be able to access two episodes from midnight on the BBC iPlayer, the first time episodes have made their premier on the 'on demand' service.  The episodes will be shown on BBC One later that day just before the annual Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.

For those outside of the UK the episodes will be available on Disney+ from midnight UK time, 2300 GMT.


The new season of Doctor Who will see Ncuti Gatwa return as the Fifteenth Doctor, alongside Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday, it comes after they made their highly acclaimed debut on Christmas Day in The Church on Ruby Road

Within the upcoming series, audiences will see the Doctor and Ruby travel through time and space on adventures to unknown lands, to the Regency era in England, to outer space worlds and the sixties.

This season will also see the return of Michelle Greenidge as Carla Sunday, Angela Wynter as Cherry Sunday and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood as well as featuring an array of special guest stars including Jinkx Monsoon, Aneurin Barnard, Yasmin Finney, Jonathan Groff, Bonnie Langford, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush and Indira Varma with more to be announced soon. 

Russell T Davies, Showrunner said: 

At last, it’s my great delight to unleash a whole new season of the Doctor and Ruby’s adventures together.  Monsters!  Chases!  Villains!  Mysteries!  And a terrifying secret that’s been spanning time and space for decades.  Don’t miss a second!


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Indira Varma is The DuchessBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Indira Varma (Credit: BBC Studios / Disney)

The BBC has announced that award-winning actress Indira Varma will join the next series of Doctor Who. 

The actress first encountered the world of Doctor Who when she played Suzie Costello in Russell T Davies’ spin-off series Torchwood, It was a role she repeated for Big Finish Audio productions. 

Varma now steps aboard the TARDIS in her new mysterious role as the Duchess. 

Indira Varma has made her mark onscreen, from her recent role as Ingrid in the thriller series Obsession to her performance as Ellaria Sand on the multi-award-winning Game of Thrones. She now joins Doctor Who from across the galaxy after recently starring in Disney+’s record-breaking Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Varma has also been celebrated onstage, winning an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Liz Essendine in Present Laughter as well as starring in other major theatre productions including the acclaimed Man and Superman and Jamie Lloyd’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull.

Speaking of joining Doctor Who, Indira Varma says:

I’m thrilled to be in Doctor Who and particularly excited to be crossing cosmic paths with Ncuti, as the Doctor, and look forward to creating interplanetary mischief with him. I loved playing Suzie Costello for Russell T Davies in Torchwood so am thrilled to be entering this world again.

Showrunner, Russell T Davies says:

I’m overjoyed to be reunited with Indira after our Torchwood days, and this part is truly spectacular! A whole new audience will be hiding behind the settee when the Duchess unleashes her terror.


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Specials Titles RevealedBookmark and Share

Saturday, 13 May 2023 - Reported by Marcus
2023 Logo (Credit: BBC Studios)

The BBC has released a new trailer for Doctor Who revealing the titles of the three specials to be screened later this year.

Moments before the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final came live from Liverpool, viewers were treated an explosive new trailer which gave viewers a glimpse of what to expect later this year when the TARDIS lands in time to celebrate its 60th anniversary, and it exclusively revealed the titles of the three special episodes.

In the weeks leading up to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, three mysterious coded teasers were scattered through the BBC One schedule. Each teaser included a binary code which gave eagle-eyed fans clues to one of the three special episode titles. The teasers all pointed to a big reveal on the night of the Eurovision Grand Final when the new trailer announced the titles as: 

·                   Special One: THE STAR BEAST

·                   Special Two: WILD BLUE YONDER

·                   Special Three: THE GIGGLE

The exclusive trailer also gave a look of what’s to come with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor, alongside Catherine Tate who has reprised her role as Donna Noble, with further teasers of other epic moments which include leading stars Neil Patrick Harris and Yasmin Finney who step into the world of Doctor Who for the 60thanniversary special episodes.

Russell T Davies, Showrunner said:

The titles are just the beginning of the Doctor’s biggest adventure yet.  Autumn is coming, with three hours of danger, Donna and disaster about to be unleashed!



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New Picture ReleasedBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Jonathan Groff with Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON), The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA) (Credit: BBC Studios/Bad Wolf)

The BBC has released a new image from the next series of Doctor Who.

The image shows Hollywood star Jonathan Groff who has landed in Wales and has begun filming on Doctor Who.

It gives a first look at him in character in his mysterious key role alongside Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor and Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday.

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary.

Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period. 

Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.


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Jonathan Groff Joins Doctor WhoBookmark and Share

Friday, 5 May 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Jonathan Groff  (Credit: BBC)

Award-winning star of stage and screen Jonathan Groff is set to appear in the new series of Doctor Who.

The casting was announced today by BBC Studios who said the actor will have a "key role" in the series. 

Groff shot to fame when he landed the role of Jessie in the musical comedy drama Glee. He has since been internationally celebrated for his work on-screen, from starring as Eric in the box-office hit Knock at the Cabin, to playing Holden Ford in the critically acclaimed series ‘Mindhunter’. As well as having a leading role as the new Agent Smith in The Matrix Resurrections, Groff is renowned for his major voice acting roles in the ‘Frozen’ films

Groff has also made his mark on Broadway, dazzling audiences with his performance as King George III in Hamilton, where he was nominated for not only a Tony Award, but also a Primetime Emmy Award for the live stage recording. 

On joining Doctor Who, Jonathan Groff said:

I am so thrilled to jump into the extraordinary mind of Russell T Davies and watch the incredible Ncuti Gatwa soar in this iconic role!

Showrunner, Russell T Davies said:

This is an incredible coup, and a great honour, to get such a huge star striding onto our set. So strap on your space boots, this is going to be a blast!


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New Images of the Fifteenth Doctor ReleasedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 April 2023 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA), Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) (Credit: BBC/Bad Wolf/Disney)The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA), Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) (Credit: BBC/Bad Wolf/Disney)

The BBC has released new images featuring Ncuti Gatwa as the fifteenth Doctor.

The images are from the story currently being filmed for the series that will air in 2024.

Alongside Gatwa as The Doctor is Millie Gibson who plays Ruby Sunday, the companion in the story. 

It’s official, the TARDIS has landed in the 60’s!

A first look at the Doctor and Ruby as they arrive in the swinging 60’s, as filming continues for the new series.

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period.

Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.

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Series 14 UpdateBookmark and Share

Monday, 9 January 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Roger ap Gwilliam (ANEURIN BARNARD) (Credit: BBC Studios/Bad Wolf)Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (JEMMA REDGRAVE) (Credit: BBC Studios/Bad Wolf)

The BBC has revealed that Jemma Redgrave will be returning to the cast of Doctor Who as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart in the next series currently being filmed in Wales. 

Redgrave has played the character, the daughter of Doctor Who legend Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge Stewart, in 9 previous episodes of Doctor Who, playing opposite the last three Doctors.

She is the daughter of the actor Corin Redgrave and has a long career in film and television as well as on the stage.

Also joining the series is the actor Aneurin Barnard.

Barnard is a welsh actor best known for playing Davey in the film Hunky Dory, and Claude in the American thriller drama The Truth About Emanuel. He played the husband of Cilla Black, Bobby Willis, in the biopic about the star's life and Tim in Thirteen, as well as the murderous King Richard III in The White Queen. 

In Doctor Who he will be playing the character of Roger ap Gwilliam

The eight-part series staring Ncuti Gatwa as the fifteenth Doctor will be broadcast next year on BBC One in the UK and streamed worldwide on Disney +

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