Saturday, 22 July 2017

Special new Doctor Who footage to be released this weekend

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, a preview of the Christmas episode will be shown at the San Diego Comic-Con.

 Special new Doctor Who footage to be released this weekend 

Episode director Rachel Talalay has shed some more light on what fans can expect from the event, suggesting that the 'sneak-peak' will be comprised of a teaser trailer or fottage from the as yet unnamed special. And in more good news, Talalay suggested that the footage would be released online after the panel – not always a guarantee at San Diego Comic-con, as proven when the trailer from 2013 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was withheld from non-attendees.


Tributes paid to former Doctor Who companion Deborah Watling, who has died aged 69

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Doctor Who companion Deborah Watling, who has died following a short battle with cancer, aged 69. 

 Actress Deborah Watling, who played Doctor Who's second assistant, has died, aged 69

The actress was best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield – the companion of second doctor Patrick Troughton in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who. 

Deborah, who lived in Thorpe-le-Soken with husband Steve Turner, was diagnosed with lung cancer just six weeks ago. She passed away on Friday. 

She was the daughter of 1940s and 50s film star Jack Watling and actress Patricia Hicks and sister of actress Dilys Watling and Clacton MP Giles Watling. 

“She was bubbly, vivacious, with a great sense of humour," said Giles. 

“We grew up together – she was ahead of me in the acting game. She had a great career. 

“We toured together all over the country and shared digs – we had a wonderful life. 

“She lived quietly in Thorpe-le-Soken for a few years, but that didn’t stop her from travelling to Doctor Who conventions all over the world. 

“She was supposed to be going to New Zealand, but was too poorly.

“In the last week she moved into Beaumont Manor nursing home. She passed away peacefully.”

As VIctoria with the TARDIS


Sunday, 16 July 2017

13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker: “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender”

Doctor Who’s new leading lady Jodie Whittaker wants to assure fans of the beloved sci-fi series that there’s nothing to fear when she takes over the Tardis as the first female Doctor.

“I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender” said Whittaker. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”

The actress, best known to UK TV viewers as Danny Latimer’s mum, Beth, from Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch – which also stared Tenth Doctor David Tennant – said she didn’t need any convincing when it came to the role. 

“There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right
for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.”

She's particularly pleased to become the first female Doctor and mark such a milestone in Doctor Who history.

"It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible."

Source: Radio Times

The Thirteenth Doctor is ....

Jodie Whittaker

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker has been revelaed as the Thirteenth incranation of the Time Lord. The actress will be the first woman to play the Doctor, and will take over from Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capald when he regenerates in this year's Christmas special. 

 "Change my dear, and not a moment too soon"

The announcement was made on BBC One following Roger Federer’s win over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon men’s final.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Doctor Who spin off 'Class' trailers

 The Doctor can't always be there....

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Steven Moffat will stay on for Series 37 / 11

Steven Moffat won't be leaving "Doctor Who" as showrunner quite yet at the end of the upcoming series 10.

"I’ve got so much more time left on ‘Doctor Who," he said at a press roundtable during New York Comic Con on Friday. — I'm not just doing this Christmas, I'm doing next Christmas as well.”

Moffat's had a long run with the BBC series, where he began as a writer when it was revived in 2005 then took over as showrunner from Russell T. Davies in 2010. He'd previously been announced as handing over showrunning duties to Chris Chibnall ("Broadchurch") after the 10th season, which will start airing in April.

Full article here

Doctor Who gets the Mr Men makeover

BBC Worldwide and Sanrio Global Ltd have announced a new partnership with an amazing new mash-up.

Spring 2017 will see four books in a new range which sees the Doctor’s regenerations imagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves, creator of the Mr. Men.

These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves.

The first four released will be: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth.

Check out the details and the four amazing covers below!

Doctor Who meets The World of Hargreaves brings to life Doctor Who characters in the distinctive story-telling and illustrative style of Roger Hargreaves.

Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House is master publisher and will release twelve titles, one for each Doctor.

The first four titles are published in Spring 2017

Pre order here for

Dr First

Dr Fourth

Dr Eleventh  

Dr Twelfth