Dark Water - PreviewBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
The BBC have released a preview and an introduction to the latest episode of Doctor Who, Dark Water, which premieres tomorrow night at 8:15pm 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 retro Art Deco-style poster seemed like a perfect match for the current Cyberman designs. I actually wanted to do something like this for the Mummy episode earlier in the series, but rough-edged mummies and clean Deco lines just didn't get along.

Here I've drawn on the title sequences of 1930s Universal films and Republic Pictures serials – lots of simplified sweeping shapes with a slightly coarse airbrushed look, with perhaps a touch of Metropolis if you squint.

In The Forest Of The Night - Poster (Credit: Radio Times/Stuart Manning)

FILTER: - Radio Times - Series 8/34

Lovarzi adds the Fifth Doctor's jumper to their rangeBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
Lovarzi, the makers of officially licensed Doctor Who scarves have added the Fifth Doctor's cricket jumper to their range along with two new scarves.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, says:
We've been overwhelmed and delighted by the reaction our Doctor Who products have garnered; the hard work and attention to detail we put into creating finest quality items is always worthwhile when we see the smiles of fans whenever we exhibit our ever-expanding range. We're extremely proud to see dedicated Whovians indulging in their favourite items, and are sure these three new products will be welcomed into the fandom just as warmly.

Danie Ware from Forbidden Planet added:
We had a huge success with the Seventh Doctor’s knitwear last year, and with the continued rise of the cult status of Doctor Who, this new range is perfect for all fans of the series. The Fourth Doctor’s scarf is one of the single most iconic Who symbols, and the additions of the TARDIS scarf, and the Fifth Doctor’s cricketing sweater will make sure everyone’s wrapped up this Christmas!

Fifth Doctor Cricket Sweater (Credit: Lovarzi) Fifth Doctor Cricket Sweater
available to order now: (Amazon UK), (Forbidden Planet)

The Only Fifth Doctor Sweater Officially Licensed by the BBC!

Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor is one of the most popular incarnations of the world's favourite Time Lord - and deservedly so! He fought the Black Guardian, Cybermen, Silurians, and Sea Devils before sacrificing himself on Androzani Minor: this fresh-faced man who came and went like a summer cloud always looked every bit the hero.

Following Davison's original cricket whites notion, our officially-licensed Fifth Doctor Sweater is based on his much-loved Season 19 and 20 look. What's more, he also wore it for the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors, and 2007's charity short, Time Crash, which featured both the Fifth and Tenth Doctors - the first multi-Doctor story of the revived show!
Fourth Doctor Scarf 18 ft Long Season 16 - 17 (Credit: Lovarzi) Fourth Doctor Scarf
available to order now: ((Amazon UK), ((Forbidden Planet)

The 18ft Long Fourth Doctor Scarf is warm, comfortable, and great for fans of Tom Baker!

The Doctor's worn cool bow ties, cricket jumpers, and questionably-colourful jackets, but Tom Baker's supremely long multi-coloured scarf is the quintessential Doctor Who accessory. Our replica is based on the 18ft scarf the Fourth Doctor wore throughout Seasons 16 and 17, initially made by sewing the original to the stunt double's!

It's ideal for strolling through Paris, searching for the Key to Time - or simply showing off your Whovian allegiance. Because no matter where you are, whoever you meet, everyone appreciates this iconic design.
available to order now: Blue & Grey - (Amazon UK), (Forbidden Planet), Blue & Red: (Amazon UK), (Forbidden Planet), Grey & White: (Amazon UK), (Forbidden Planet)

Vworp! Vworp! This exclusively-designed TARDIS Scarf looks great wherever you are in time and space!

We initially set eyes on the TARDIS in the very first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, and discovered that it's alive. But what else do we know? Well, it's bigger on the inside, of course. The chameleon circuit allows it to blend into its environment - but it's broken, and has permanently taken on the guise of a blue police call box. The Doctor "borrowed" it.

And the most important thing: it's incredible.

Our exclusive TARDIS Scarf is a celebration of Doctor Who, presented in a beautiful box, topped off with the foil-printed BBC Doctor Who logo.

TARDIS Scarf (Blue & Grey) (Credit: Lovarzi) TARDIS Scarf (Blue & Red) (Credit: Lovarzi) TARDIS Scarf (Grey & White) (Credit: Lovarzi)

FILTER: - Merchandise - Peter Davison - Tom Baker

Doctor Who Extra: Dark Water on the Red ButtonBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Cybermen at St Pauls (Credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)The next edition of online behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Extra, covering the penultimate episode Dark Water, is also available via digital television's Red Button service on BBC channels at the following times:


FILTER: - Online - Series 8/34

The Day of the Doctor / The Time of the Doctor: French DVD ReleaseBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
French-speaking Doctor Who fans will be able to enjoy The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor in their native language when a single disc DVD set featuring the two stories is released in France on 1st December 2014.
Le Jour du Docteur / L'Heure du Docteur  (Credit: France Télévisions Distribution) Le Jour du Docteur / L'Heure du Docteur
Date de sortie: 1 décembre 2014 (pre-order)

Le dvd contient les deux épisodes spéciaux:

- Le Jour Du Docteur (76'): l'épisode spécial 50e anniversaire
- L'Heure du Docteur (65'): 800e épisode de la série

Y compris la version originale sous-titrée et la version française.

Edité par francetv distribution.

Ce DVD sera en exclusivité à la Fnac à partir du 5 novembre 2014, puis dans tous les magasins le 1er décembre 2014.

The DVD contains two special episodes:

- The Day Of The Doctor (76 '): 50th anniversary special episode
- The Time of the Doctor (65 '): 800th episode of the series

Including the original subtitled version and the French version.

Edited by FranceTV distribution.

This DVD will be exclusive to Fnac from November 5, 2014, and in all stores on December 1, 2014.

FILTER: - Blu-ray/DVD - Day of the Doctor - France - Series Specials

Flatline - Chart PositionBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who: Flatline finished the week as the 23rd most watched programme on British Television, according to figures from Barb.

Top for the week was Downton Abbey, which had 10.39 million watching.

Doctor Who was the 8th highest rated programme on BBC Television. It had a consolidated share of 25.6% of the total TV Audience.

FILTER: - Ratings - Series 8/34 - UK

Death in Heaven - Transmission DetailsBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC have confirmed that the final episode in the current run of Doctor Who, Death in Heaven, will have a 60 minute duration.

It will broadcast in the UK on BBC One, on 8th November from 8pm until 9pm.

The programme will once more follow Strictly Come Dancing. It will be followed by the annual Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance. On the other main UK channels the episode is scheduled against ITV's The X Factor (which airs from 8:00pm to 10:00pm), the Culture Show, on BBC2, Walking through History on Channel 4, and the film The Case for Christmas on Channel Five.

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

FILTER: - Press - Series 8/34

Mark Gatiss to speak at Annual Lunch for Galha LGBT HumanistsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss is to speak at Annual Lunch for Galha LGBT Humanists

Gatiss, who also penned the Emmy nominated drama An Adventure in Space and Time, will be the special guest speaker at an event in London on 30 November celebrating Galha LGBT Humanists, a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender humanists.

Gatiss is the writer and co-creator of Sherlock, and writer of League of Gentlemen, and has appeared in in fan-pleasing recurring roles in shows like Game of Thrones and Being Human.

He has been a firm supporter of campaigns for LGBT rights, as well as humanist activism, over many years. At the Galha Annual Lunch, he will be talking with guests about his commitment to these issues, and toasting to another successful year for Galha, which brings together LGBT people for special events and promotes equality and diversity, particularly in respect of sexual orientation and identity matters.

The lunch, which will be at Browns Covent Garden in central London, will see Gatiss honoured with the 2014 LGBT Humanists award, and will also feature a fundraising raffle. All profits will go directly to funding Galha’s activities.

Riccy Unwin, Chair of Galha LGBT Humanists, said
Mark is a fantastic actor and writer, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him as the guest of honour at this year’s Annual Lunch. The Annual Lunch is always one of Galha’s most popular events, and this year is shaping up to be a very special occasion. Any fans of Mark ’s who are curious about what we do and would like to come along are more than welcome to join us at Browns on 30 November.
Tickets for the event are on sale now.

FILTER: - People

TARDIS Set Tours Cancelled From 3rd - 23rd NovemberBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
BBC Worldwide have cancelled a large number of dates for the TARDIS studio set tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

The BBC released a statement in an email sent to customers who had purchased tour tickets for dates in November:
The Doctor Who Experience would like to apologise that due to studio operational reasons we are unable to offer the TARDIS Studio Set Tour from 3rd November – 23rd November. Ticket holders will be contacted by our agent CrowdSurge who will – where possible – exchange dates or arrange refunds. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause.
CrowdSurge has advised customers:
Please be patient whilst we deal with this issue, we will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible, however due to the volume of customers affected we will be unusually busy. The fastest way to contact us will be via this form and our customer service email address which is support@crowdsurge.com.

The BBC recently released a new video for the Experience which introduces viewers to the Gallifrey Museum, which will form part of the new interactive element of the Experience.

FILTER: - Exhibitions

The Day Of The Doctor / The Time Of The Doctor: SoundtrackBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
The Day Of The Doctor / The Time Of The Doctor (Credit: Silva Screen Records) Silva Screen are to release Murray Gold's music from The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor on a two disc CD. The set will be released in the UK the day after Doctor Who's 51st anniversary on Monday, 24th November 2014.
Murray Gold’s lush and spirited scores to the final two episodes of Matt Smith's journey as The Doctor. Featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Crouch End Festival Chorus conducted by Ben Foster.

The first disc presents music from the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt, with a guest appearance from Tom Baker and a two second 13th Doctor incarnation of Peter Capaldi.

The second disc presents music from the 2013 Christmas episode, The Time of the Doctor, featuring Matt Smith’s final Doctor Who performance and Peter Capaldi in his first regular appearance as The Doctor.

Track Listing

The Day of the Doctor / The Time of the Doctor
Release Date: 24th November 2014 (pre-order)

The Day of the Doctor (Credit: Silva Screen Records)
    The Day of the Doctor
  1. I.M Foreman (1:10)
  2. Will There Be Cocktails? (0:40)
  3. It's Him (The Majestic Tale)(2:05)
  4. He Was There (4:23)
  5. No More (1:06)
  6. The War Room (1:42)
  7. Footprints In The Sand (1:43)
  8. Who Are You (4:38)
  9. England 1562 (1:03)
  10. Nice Horse (1:43)
  11. The Fez And The Portal (2:44)
  12. Two Doctors (1:02)
  13. Three Doctors (1:56)
  14. Somewhere To Hide (1:50)
  15. Rescue The Doctor (1:08)
  16. 2.47 Billion (4:28)
  17. Zygon In The Painting (1:35)
  18. Man And Wife (1:33)
  19. We Don't Need To Land (2:27)
  20. We Are The Doctors (0:49)
  21. The Moment Has Come (3:06)
  22. This Time There's Three Of Us (The Majestic Tale (7:03)
  23. Song For Four/Home (3:41)

The Time of the Doctor (Credit: Silva Screen Records)
    The Time of the Doctor
  1. The Message (1:16)
  2. Handles (2:07)
  3. The Dance Of The Naked Doctor (2:13)
  4. You Saved It (0:57)
  5. Papal Mainframe (0:45)
  6. Tasha Lemm (1:07)
  7. Bedroom Talk (1:49)
  8. The Mission (0:54)
  9. Christmas (2:27)
  10. The Crack (5:24)
  11. Rhapsody Of War (0:52)
  12. Back To Christmas (3:09)
  13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song For Four) (2:46)
  14. Beginning Of The End (2:47)
  15. This Is How It Ends (3:07)
  16. Never Tell Me The Rules (3:12)
  17. Trenzalore/The Long Song/I Am Information (Reprise) (4:03)
  18. Hello Twelve (0:40)

FILTER: - Day of the Doctor - Murray Gold - Music - Series Specials

Fourth Doctor on LegacyBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Tiny Rebel Games, the creators of the Doctor Who Legacy Series have announced the addition of the Fourth Doctor, as portrayed by Tom Baker, to the game, making the set of Doctors complete.
When we launched our game, just under a year ago, we had only the 10th and 11th Doctors included. Over the year, we fulfilled one big part of our promise of diligently working our way back through the 50 year history of Doctor Who by adding all of the Doctors! And we did this while also pushing forward with the series with our groundbreaking weekly support of Season 8 with new content including the 12th Doctor, new allies like Danny Pink and Saibra, and new costumes for favorites like Clara, Vastra and Jenny.

FILTER: - Legacy