Friday, 31 October 2008

David Morrisey - Doctor

How about this, created by Polonius - a forum member on Digital-Spy, who has also written a 13 part story arc for 2010.

The new run launches with a new Doctor - played by David Morrissey - who is utterly alone and companion-less following the events of the 2009 specials until he runs into none other than Sally Sparrow, the eleventh doctor's first companion.

The season revolves around a new arc of weather and the Master's return along with his army of Sea Devils, Sky Lords and Toclafane.
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S5 - 01 - RAIN MAN
[Part 1] The Doctor wakes on the Tardis floor following his shock regeneration and the depatures of his closest friends. He tries to gather himself but finds the Tardis is soon in uncontrollable flight. Clinging for dear life, it soon becomes clear he's needed. The MET Office cannot explain the sudden sheer speed of rising sea levels, and while the masses blame the government and global warming, the Doctor notices something out at sea...

[Part 2] With no one to turn to as the extent of the Sea Devils' dominance grows clear, the Doctor runs into an old friend. But how can Sally Sparrow help him stop his foes from submerging Europe?

You read the rest of the synopsis here

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Who Will Be The 11th......?

My thoughts of who I want, think or could replace David Tennant:-

David Morrisey (Blackpool, Basic Instinct 2) who is in this year's Christmas Special as we all know. I have been a fan of his for 20 years. I could picture him as The Doctor pre 2005. Number 1 for me.
Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood) is a possibility in my book. He has the looks, char, charisma and a bit of a dish to boot!

Matthew Macfadyen (SPOOKS, Little Dorrit) He is in the right age bracket that the BEEB have aimed for since it's return. Heh as the right characteristics and a fine actor. In my top 3!
Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Twin Town) Welsh lad and the right wackiness to play the part.
Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) Cardiff born so a homecoming as The Doctor?
Nathaniel Parker (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Stardust, Bleak House, Haunted Mansion). He could even play The Doctor in his first incarnation - Gallifrey:Time of Legend. When The Doctor was known as The Other, if ever there was to be a Gallifrey spin off (HMMM!)

BBC Breakfast Coverage of DT's Anouncement

The Masters Fob Watch

Scifi Collector have revealed that the fob watch used by Professor Yana in ‘Utopia’ is to have a limited release. The fob watch is engraved heavy-weight metal, fully functioning and complete with a chain. The limited release isn’t know but is speculated to be around 2000 when released. Each fob watch will come with it’s own numbered certificate each personally signed by Derek Jacobi who portrayed Professor Yana who was disguised as the Master. Pre-orders for the fob watch are currently available from Scifi Collector for the price of £69.99 on the Official site. The fob watch is due for release early December this year.

(Thanks to Doctor Who Hideout for the above info)

New Trailer - The Next Doctor

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Doctor Who & Tennant Success NTAs David Tennant's portrayal of the Doctor has won him the Outstanding Drama Performance National Television Award.

This is the third year in a row that David has won an award at the NTAs, having previously been named Most Popular Actor in 2006 and 2007.

David accepted his award in a live link from Stratford, where he his currently performing with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

David went on to to make a momentous announcement - that he will leave Doctor Who when he has completed the filming of four special episodes which will be screened in 2009 and early in 2010.

Doctor Who has won the National Television Television Award for Most Popular Drama for the third year running.

"I know it's won before" said star Catherine Tate, who accepted the award alongside Executive Producer Russell T Davies and other members of the cast, "but I was sweating that we wouldn't win when I joined!"

The show's success was followed by a win for David Tennant in the Outstanding Drama Performance Category.

You can view David Tennant accepting his award from the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon -Avon via satellite on the NTAs below:

Tennant - Handing In Keys To The TARDIS

David Tennant has announced that he will leave the award winning BBC drama Doctor Who when he has completed the filming of four special episodes which will be screened in 2009 and early in 2010.

I don't ever want it to feel like a job, so I want to move on when it still feels exciting and fresh David Tennant first appeared as The Doctor in 2005 and has gone on to star in three series and three Christmas specials as the tenth incarnation of the Time Lord. The BBC has confirmed that David will continue to play The Doctor in the four specials that will make up the 2009 series before a new Doctor takes over for Series 5. Tennant will also star in the Doctor Who Christmas Special titled The Next Doctor this year.

David Tennant comments "I've had the most brilliant, bewildering and life changing time working on Doctor Who. I have loved every day of it. It would be very easy to cling on to the TARDIS console forever and I fear that if I don't take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, then I simply never will. You would be prising the TARDIS key out of my cold dead hand. This show has been so special to me, I don't want to outstay my welcome.

"This is all a long way off, of course. I'm not quitting, I'm back in Cardiff in January to film four special episodes which will take Doctor Who all the way through 2009. I'm still the Doctor all next year but when the time finally comes I'll be honoured to hand on the best job in the world to the next lucky git - whoever that may be.

"I'd always thought the time to leave would be in conjunction with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner who have been such a huge part of it all for me. Steven Moffat is the most brilliant and exciting writer, the only possible successor to Russell and it was sorely tempting to be part of his amazing new plans for the show. I will be there, glued to my TV when his stories begin in 2010.

"I feel very privileged to have been part of this incredible phenomenon, and whilst I'm looking forward to new challenges I know I'll always be very proud to be the Tenth Doctor."

Russell T Davies Executive Producer of Doctor Who comments "I've been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years - and it's not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left! After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or maybe a piano. A radioactive piano. But we're planning the most enormous and spectacular ending, so keep watching!

Monday, 27 October 2008

New Star Of 'The Sarah Jane Adventuires' Removes Pics From Facebook

(By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult EditorDigital-Spy)

'Sarah Jane' star removes Facebook pics New Sarah Jane Adventures star Anjli Mohindra purged her Facebook account in order to be a good role model for the show's younger viewers.

Mohindra, who plays Rani Chandra in the CBBC drama, told Doctor Who Magazine that she took "all the really bad photos of me off Facebook" upon landing the part, "in case any seven-year-olds find my profile".

The actress, 18, explained that she took the measures "because we had role models when we were that age - you looked up at Britney and suddenly there she was hanging out of a car with everything on show, and it really disappoints you".

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Little Dorrit Airs Tonight On BBC1

BBC cast 25 top stars in Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit, a 14 part drama serial with episode 2 airing on Thursday night.

Arthur Clennam arrives in London after 15 years in China and is surprised to find a young woman, Amy Dorritt, working for his stern and forbidding mother. Mrs Clennam is a woman not ordinarily given to charity and Arthur immediately scents a mystery. Perhaps it has something to do with his father's dying words... "Your mother, Arthur. Put it right."


Freema Agyeman plays Tattycoram (Doctor Who)

Eve Myles plays Maggy (Torchwood & Belonging) Emma pierson plays Fanny Dorrit ( Hotel Babylon) Claire Foy plays Amy Dorrit (Doctors) Matthew Macfadyen plays Arthur Clennam ( Spooks) Tom Courtney plays William Dorrit (The golden Compass) Ruth Jones plays Flora Finching (Gavin & Stacey) Amanda Redman plays Mrs Merdle (New Tricks) Maxine Peake plays Miss Wade (Shameless) Andy Serkis plays Ritaud (Lord of the Rings) James Fleet plays Frederick Dorrit (Vicar of Dibley) Judy Parfitt plays Mrs Clennam (Girl With A Pearl Earing) Sue Johnston plays Affery (Brookide, Waking The Dead)

For more information on Little Dorrit cast and story go to:-(

Friday, 24 October 2008

Christmas teaser to be shown on Children In Need

This year's Children in Need Telethon is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The clip, from the Christmas Special entitled The Next Doctor, will show the first two minutes of a brand new episode for the Time Lord, played by David Tennant.

This never seen before footage, is a worldwide exclusive, and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor's next adventure.

Starring David Tennant and David Morrissey, the clip from The Next Doctor will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show on 14 November, BBC One from 7pm.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Hallowe'en Fun at Earl's Court Doctor Who Fancy Dress Weekend, Earls Court, London .... with a 'Halloween' theme!

Friday 31st Oct - Sunday 2nd Nov, 2008.

Any child under the age of sixteen in full fancy dress (either a Doctor Who character, monster ... or something ghoulish!) will get in for free.
Each child must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The opening times are as follows:
Friday (31st Oct) 10.00am - 9.00pm, last entry 8.30pm

Saturday and Sunday (1 st - 2 nd Nov) 10.00am - 6.00pm, last entry 5pm

Earls Court now extended to the 9th November due to popular demand! Don't miss it.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Congratulations..........It's A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Billie Piper was last night celebrating becoming mum to a bouncing baby boy.

Actress Piper gave birth to a son by emergency Caesarean at 1am yesterday, her husband Laurence Fox revealed. She endured a 26-hour labour before undergoing the operation. They have named their newborn son Winston James Fox.

Fox told reporters outside the private Portland Hospital in London: “He is beautiful, he is sweet.”

When asked about Billie’s labour, he said: “The emergency Caesarean only took about 20 minutes. “Billie is happy, of course she is, she’s a mum. I am tired but not as tired as her — I am a proud father. Billie is doing really well, no complications. Healthy, brilliant.”

Winston weighed 6lb 11oz, Fox said.

Wearing jeans and a grey jumper, a tired-looking Fox went outside the hospital on a number of occasions to smoke yesterday as reporters and photographers gathered. The proud father showed reporters outside the hospital a picture of new-born Winston on his mobile phone.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Doctor Who Favourite Elzabeth Sladen speaks of the success of Sarah Jane Smith


Portraying The Doctor's companion on Doctor Who can be a great gig. The role can open doors for actors, immortalizing them with fans and creating a cottage industry of convention appearances for life. But that doesn't mean playing a sidekick on the long-running British sci-fi show is easy.

"When I started Doctor Who, I wrote down things the character would be for me," said Sladen, who played Sarah Jane for several years in the '70s before reprising the role, first in a pilot for 1981's failed Who spinoff K-9 and Company, then in the current version of Who and now in the kid-friendly The Sarah Jane Adventures. "I wanted her to be smart and feisty. Since I never considered Doctor Who a sci-fi show but a character-driven story with some adventure, that saved me from just rolling into a character who was the little girl who needed saving."

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New 11th Doctor Rumour

A new rumour has risen online according to our friends over at Den of Geek, of a new name for that of the 11th Doctor - Paterson Joseph (below). Could we have the first coloured Doctor by 2011? Does it really matter what skin tone the Doctor has? For me, as long as he is a strong actor and capable of fulfilling the BIG shoes of David Tennant (a task in itself), that is all that matters!

Paterson Joseph - who appeared as Roderick in Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways - has previous form with incoming showrunner Steven Moffat, having played a key role in Jekyll.

Other names include:

Adrian Lester (Spooks), Colin Salmon (James Bond, Hex)

45 Years of Doctor Who 1963 - 2008

To celebrate 45 years of our beloved DOCTOR WHO, SFX Magazine are issuing TEN celebratory covers to coincide with the anniversary of the show. Which one will you be buying?

Thanks to DWO for images!

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SFX Magazine Issue #176 is released on 22nd October 2008, priced £3.99.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Season 30 Boxset - Update

There is another DVD boxset cover - which may or may not be an alternative to the one we have all seen as advertised on the net. This one has Davros on the cover and also includes limited edition postcards >>>>