Saturday, 31 December 2011

Doctor Who star David Tennant will be getting married to the daughter of former Timelord Peter Davison today, the Daily Mail can reveal.

The dashing actor, who is credited with helping to revive the BBC sci-fi series, will tie the knot with pretty Georgia Moffett in an intimate New Year’s Eve ceremony in London.
Happy couple: Georgia Moffett and David Tennant are to marry in an intimate New Year's Eve ceremony in LondonThe couple already have a baby daughter called Olive, who was born in March, and have been making plans to marry ever since Mr Tennant proposed last Christmas.

Friday, 25 November 2011

'Doctor Who' moving to autumn, confirms Steven Moffat

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed plans for the sci-fi drama to air in the autumn next year.

The 50-year-old, writing in Doctor Who Magazine, dismissed the possibility of the show airing during the summer.
Steven Moffat, Executive Producer and Head Writer of Doctor Who

Moffat said: "Doctor Who in the summer? All that running down tunnels, with torches, and the sunlight streaming through your windows and bleaching out the screen? All those barbecues and children playing outside, while on the telly there are green monsters seething in their CGI-enhanced lairs? It's just not right is it? Be honest.

"For me, as a kid, when the afternoon got darker and there was a thrill of cold in the air, I knew that even though summer was over, the TARDIS was coming back! So yes, that's part of the plan, that's part of the reason for this little delay. But it's not the whole story."

Since its revival in 2005, each full Doctor Who series has premiered in the spring, with only the most recent run ending in the autumn.

Source: DigitalSpy

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Doctor Who Confidential Comes To An End

Doctor Who Confidential: The Finale
For the past seven years, Doctor Who Confidential has put you at the heart of Doctor Who, providing a unique insight into the stars, the show and the entire production.

This journey reaches a fitting finale on Saturday when Doctor Who Confidential premiers a brand new mini-adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor. Viewers have seen the story, Death is the Only Answer, being made, watching the entire process from script to screen. Saturday's episode, entitled When Time Froze, also includes the ultimate feature on River Song, with Alex Kingston providing a brilliant timeline of everyone's favourite time travelling archaeologist.

The Confidential team captured the rebirth of the show back in 2005 and for over half a decade they have given an unsurpassed, access-all-areas insight not just into Doctor Who, but the magic and mechanics of making successful drama. From an episode directed by David Tennant, to the special edition that broke the news that Matt Smith would be the Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who Confidential has always delivered the very best in must-see behind-the-scenes action.

The final episode of Doctor Who Confidential, When Time Froze, is on BBC Three on Saturday, immediately after The Wedding of River Song,

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Doctor Who Wins At TV Choice Awards 2011

Amy Pond from Doctor Who

Doctor Who has triumphed at the 2011 TV Choice Awards claiming two wins; 'Best Family Drama' and 'Best Actress' went to Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond in the show.

Previous 'Doctor', David Tennant beat the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith for 'Best Actor', for his performance in Single Father.

The awards ceremony was presented by Ben Miller and took place at London's Savoy hotel, with each category voted for by members of the public.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Doctor Who Street Art Says WALK / DON'T WALK. It's all wibbly wobbly, timey wimey

At the San Diego Comic-Con last week, some intrepid soul transformed decidedly pedestrian crosswalk buttons into jazzy Timelord Crossing Indicators. And this Whovian tagger went the extra mile and adorned different buttons with different Doctors.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Springfield Punx: Lis Sladen Tribute

Springfield Punx artist Dean Fraser has brought Doctor Who favourite and the late Lis Sladen to the world of Springfield.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

BBC to screen final filmed episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures

As the BBC confirms it won't be continuing with the show, it's been revealed that the final, completed episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures are to be screened.

If you're anything like us, you're still struggling with the shock and unfairness of the death of Elisabeth Sladen last month. Tributes poured in for the late, great actress from people of all ages, and it's clear that she's left behind a mass of appreciative fans. Us included. May she rest in peace.
As expected, her untimely death means that the BBC has no plans now to film further episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures. But it has now confirmed that it will screen the episodes that were already shot. The BBC statement reads:
"Contrary to press reports today we can confirm that no new episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be filmed following the tragic death of actress Elisabeth Sladen in April, 2011. As a tribute to Elisabeth the six episodes that were recorded with her last year will be broadcast on CBBC at a date to be confirmed."
Once we have that transmission date, we'll be sure to let you know. Our thoughts remain with Elisabeth Sladen's family.

Source: Den Of Geek

Sunday, 24 April 2011

CBBC - My Sarah Jane: A Tribute To Elisabeth Sladen

 Aired on the CBBC digital channel at 18:45 (GMT), shown straight after Doctor Who Series 32 Episode1 'The Impossible Astronaut' on BBC1.

I actually cried whiilst watching this very moving tribute to the wonderful Lis Sladen. I have never cried over the departure of a celebrity before and I doubt I ever will again.

May you forever wonder the corridors of Time & Space. R.I.P. My Sarah Jane xx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Elisabeth Sladen Dies Aged 63

Elisabeth Sladen
(1st February 1948 - 19th April 2011)

It is with a saddened heart that I write this post. Elisabeth Sladen has sadly passed away on the morning of Tuesday, 19th April 2011. She was best known as Doctor Who's most loved companion, journalist Sarah Jane Smith.

Born in Liverpool in 1948, Elisabeth Sladen started her career as an assistant stage manager at the Liverpool Playhouse. Her first stage role was as a corpse before starring in 'Ferry Across The Mersey' as an extra. She went on to play Desdemona in Othello prior to appearing in Coronation Street as a barmaid. She walked the cobbles for six episodes!

Sladen appeared in various TV shows as Z Cars, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. In 1973, she took over the role of companion to the Doctor from Katy Manning (Jo Grant) in Doctor Who. Starring alongside Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker as the Third & Fourth Doctors. She stayed for three and a half series before leaving in 1976. Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker wrote the exit of Sarah Jane themselves.
The departure of such a well-loved character as Sarah Jane Smith even made it to the  front pages of the tabloids, when it was usually the change of the Doctor himself! After leaving the show, Sladen returned to her roots in Liverpool and  to the theatre.

In 1981, she reprised her role of Sarah Jane Smith in K9 & Company:A Girl's Best Friend. The first spin off from Doctor Who. Unfortunately, it was not to go beyond a pilot. 

Russell T Davies (former Exec Producer Doctor Who 2005 - 2009), brought Elisabeth Sladen back to the folds of Doctor Who in 2006's School Reunion with David Tennant as the Doctor, and in 2008's two-part finale The Stolen Earth & Journey's End. In 2007, under RTD, CBBC & BBC1 aired the first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. A fourth series is due to air later in 2011.
David Tennant on BBC's Breakfast show:

Elisabeth Sladen leaves behind husband Brian Miller and daughter Sadie Miller.

The 116-page magazine is on sale now, priced £6.99.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Doctor Who Comic Relief 18th March 2011

Steven Moffat has revealed more details on the Doctor Who Comic Relief special.
First up, Moffat confirms that there are two mini-episodes, not one as originally thought, and each will be around 4 minutes long. One of them is called Space and the other Time.
Moffat told SFX: “It’s not a spoof. It’s in the style of the ones that we’ve done for Children In Need, so it’s taken seriously as a proper bit of Doctor Who – funny, but not a sketch. A little miniature story.
“There’s a moment with two Amy Ponds in it. If you’re a red-blooded male surely that’s enough! You’ve got Amy Pond flirting with herself.
“I think they’re really good, really very funny. It’s Matt, Karen and Arthur, and there isn’t a guest character. It’s just the three of them. A moment of life aboard the TARDIS. But obviously life about the TARDIS instantly gets you into terrible jeopardy, and all of causality is threatene

Source: Doctor Who TV

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Doctor Who 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies aged 81

Nicholas Courtney (l) with Sylvester McCoy Nicholas Courtney appeared opposite five different Doctors, including Sylvester McCoy (l)
Veteran Doctor Who actor Nicholas Courtney, best known for playing Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart, has died in London at the age of 81.
The series regular passed away after a short illness, his agent told the BBC. He had been suffering from cancer.
The actor appeared on screen opposite many different Doctors and worked with some more on Doctor Who audio stories.
Former Doctor Tom Baker remembered him as "a wonderful companion" with "a marvellous resonant voice".
"Of all the characters in Doctor Who there is no doubt that he was the most loved by the fans," he wrote on his official website.

'Nick' Courtney had already appeared in such series as Escape and The Saint before making his first Doctor Who appearance in 1965, playing a character named Bret Vyon.
He returned to the show in 1968 to make his first appearance as the Brigadier opposite the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.
The stalwart of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) would periodically return over the next two decades before his final appearance in 1989.
In 2008 he reprised his Brigadier role in Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Nicholas Courtney in The Sarah Jane Adventures In 2008 he appeared in an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures
Courtney appeared on other shows during his Doctor Who years, including The Avengers, Callan, The Champions and Minder.
Afterwards he had parts in such popular dramas as The Bill, Casualty and Doctors and was recently heard on BBC Radio 7 series The Scarifyers.
In 1997 he became honorary president of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society in recognition of the 107 episodes in which he appeared.
League of Gentlemen star and Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss remembered the actor as "a childhood hero and the sweetest of gentlemen".
Impressionist Jon Culsaw said Courtney was "a brilliant actor and warm, charming man", while Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright paid tribute to "a true gent".

Source: BBC News