Do you know your Daleks from your Cybermen? Rose from Martha? Or which Doctor had a stick of celery with him at all times?
Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit is the game for you! Packed with 600
questions to challenge even the biggest Doctor Who fan, this Trivial
Pursuit edition requires no board and can be carried around in its
bite-size wedge case.
Llongyfarchiadau i'r pâr priodas newydd hapus! / Congratulations to the newly happy married couple!
Last week, saw Eve Myles return to our screens in new BBC One medical drama Frankie on 14th May 2013 and rounded the week off by marrying her long term boyfriend, Bradley Freegard in Italy on Saturday 18th May 2013, in a small, intimate ceremenony. The only guest is their 3 year old daughter Matilda. Once back in Wales, they will celebrate with family and friends.
Bradley is most recently known for playing Steffan Jones in S4C's drama Teulu (Family), the fifth and final series came to an end earlier.
“We’ve put the wedding off three times because of work so now it’s
finally happening,” the 34-year-old told WalesOnline before leaving her
South Wales home to travel to the secret Italian location.But it’s our priority this year and we’re really excited that it’s
finally happening. It will just be the three of us on the day, which is
how we wanted it.”
The couple are staying in a boutique hotel and will pledge their vows
to each other during a late afternoon ceremony at a nearby abbey.
“I love Italian food and I love Italian people,” she said of their decision to marry in Italy.
“It will be a really nice break – I’ve been working so hard until
yesterday so it will be a holiday, honeymoon and wedding rolled into
The 50th special has been completed and we know that the Zygons will be returning.Allegedly, there is a another, even bigger enemy lined up for the 50th special and could be the main villain of
the celebratory episode (possibly). This spoiler has apparently come from a number of
very reliable sources and told to Doctor Who Spoilers who have confidently confirm this spoiler to be
The returning enemy is:
Omega was a great intergalactic engineer and co-founder of Time Lord society, but circumstances bent his mind so that he threatened the entire universe. He was the only person ever to live within the anti-matter universe, which he subsequently ruled over.
No one has been confirmed to be playing this character but maybe they
are hidden in plain sight? In the Arc of Infinity Omega used the
Doctor’s biodata (in this case the 5th Doctor Peter Davison) to take
The 2003 animated Doctor Who adventure Scream Of The
Shalkawill be released on DVD on 16th September 2013.
Scream Of The Shalka was originally produced as a continuation of the TV
series and took the form of six 15-minute episodes released on webcasts on the
official BBC Doctor Who website.
The adventure stars Richard E Grant (recently seen in the current run as Dr.
Simeon / The Great Intelligence) as the 9th Doctor. He is up against The Master as played by the wonderful Derek Jaconbi; who went on to play the rol in Utopia. Other Doctor Who stars appear - David Tennant as the Caretaker and Sophie Okonedo (Liz Ten) as Alison Cheney.
When Russell T Davies brought the show back to our screens in March 2005, Scream Of The Shalka became a non-canon, online webcast.
The adventure sees the Doctor in a Lancashire
village battling a race of underground-dwelling aliens, the Shalka, who are
planning to take over the Earth.
Although Redgrave has been appearing with Torchwood‘s Eve Myles in the new district nurse drama Frankie, she still had time to chat about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary…
I wasn’t even allowed to tell my children I
was actually in it for about four or five weeks! Once we filmed in
Trafalgar Square I knew it would be impossible to keep that under wraps!
But what do you do? I was going to work and not being able to tell
anyone what I was doing! It was like joining bloody MI6!
What I can tell you is that it’s absolutely bloody brilliant! I think
it’s an astonishing script. Stephen Moffat is an outrageously good
writer and as always with Doctor Who, it’s philosophical, it’s deep,
it’s an adventure story and if you’re a kid, you’re going to be taken on
an extraordinary ride. It raises all sorts of interesting questions for
anyone who wants to go deeper with it. It’s funny and then on a
sixpence it breaks your heart. It’s just wonderful!
It might seem a long way off now, but just you watch – November will be here in a jiffy…
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat arrived at the
Waldorf-Astoria in New York yesterday (Monday 20 May) to pick up an
Institutional Peabody Award for Doctor Who. But that's not the only
good news on the awards front - Doctor Who has also been nominated in
the Best Drama Series category in the TVChoice Awards 2013.
The prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards celebrate
excellence in radio and television broadcasting and is one of the
highest honours in television. The awarding committee described the show
"Seemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running,
this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an
Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like
nothing else in the known television universe".
Award is voted for by a panel of distinguished academics, television
critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. The
TVChoice awards are voted for by you, the audience. Now in its 17th
year honouring TV's most popular stars and shows, you can back your
favourites by voting online or via the magazine forms.
TV Choice Awards will take place on Monday 9 September so hopefully
Matt and Jenna will have another trophy to pick up! Good luck to all the
The BBC are delighted to confirm that Series 34 (8) has been commissioned and the show's lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed that he has begun writing the next set of adventures for the Doctor and Clara.
But way before that hits our screens we have a huge amount
to look forward to. Your calendars should already have a big red circle around
23 November because that’s when the TARDIS returns in the frankly
Earth-shattering adventure that celebrates half a century of Doctor Who. This
3D special stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman with David Tennant and John Hurt,
seen briefly at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Billie Piper returns
alongside Jemma Redgrave, Joanna Page… and the Zygons!
Later this year, the BBC also premieres An Adventure in Space
and Time, the brilliant drama written by Mark Gatiss that looks at the genesis
of Doctor Who. If this video location report is anything to go by, we’re
in for a memorable insight into the show’s origins.
This year’s Christmas Special will be
rounding off a spectacular year and lead into the next series in style. The BBC have big plans
in place that will well and truly celebrate the Doctor’s half-centenary. I will post them as and when the news breaks.
The BBC have released an interview with both Math Smith and David Tennant; discussing how their incarnations of the Doctor interact with each other in the upcoming 50th anniversary.The interview was released as a thank you to the fans who didn't release any spoilers; following the early release of Series 33(7) Part 2 on blu-ray, at the start of the week in America.
Moffat's surprises keep on a coming. At the end of the finalé to Series 33(7), we saw the Doctor go into his own timestream to bring back the impossible girl, Clara. We got to see his past lives and the Doctor that once was, is, and could be? The introduction of the character to be played by the wonderful actor who is John Hurt in the 50th anniversary.
The following 6 months are going to be a long haul. Excitrd much?
Karen Gillan is attending the Caines Film Festival and has undergone a bit of glam makeover.
Gillan's feature film Not Another Happy Ending will be shown at
the festival. The movie was filmed llate last year in Glasgow, and Karen plays in the role of Jane Lockhart, a writer who is
struggling to pen a second novel following the success of her first.
The film also stars Stanley Weber, BAFTA-nominated actor Iain De Caestecker, Kate Dickie and Skins star Freya Mavor. It will premiere at the 67th Edinburgh Film Festival in June, following its screenings at Cannes.
Gillan said of the movie: "The film came about when my director John McKay, back when I was working on television for We'll Take Manhattan, said, 'You're really good at falling over, you should read this script', and gave me Not Another Happy Ending.
suppose I am one of life's naturally clumsy people, I don't drop stuff
all the time, or break things, but I'm just generally a bit flustered.'"
When a struggling publisher discovers his only
successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he’s
finished. With her newfound success, she’s become too damn happy and she
can’t write when she’s happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes
her feel, the more he realises he is in love with her…
debut novel, ‘Happy Ending’, JANE LOCKHART (Karen Gillan) pulled off
that rare double – critical acclaim and mainstream success. But now,
with just the last chapter of the follow-up novel to write,
she encounters crippling writer’s block. She has no idea how her story
ends… This is not good news for her publisher, TOM. His company is up
against the wall financially and the only thing that will save him is a
hit, in the form of Jane’s next novel. When he discovers that his most
important author is blocked, Tom knows he has to unblock her or
he’s finished. Everyone knows you have to be miserable to write well,
and Tom realises that the only way he’s going to get her to finish the
novel is to make her life a misery. With the help of his best friend and
cynical, child-hating high school teacher, RODDY, he sets about trying
to dismantle the things in Jane’s life that make her happy. Meanwhile,
Jane’s block spirals out of control – to the point where her fictional
characters, twiddling their thumbs in the not-happening novel, intrude
into her real life. Her heroine, DARSIE, is terrified that Jane won’t
give her the ending she desires because Jane has given up on her own
happy ending. Will Tom, or Darsie, manage to get Jane writing again, and
create a happy ending for everyone?
Update your Doctor Who collection with these 3.75 inch scale action
figures.These highly detailed,
realistic and poseable action figures from Series 33 (7). Available from May/June 2013. Price TBC.
Apparently, Character Options are stopping the production of the 5 inch figures for some odd reason. Makes no sense to me or many other WHO fans. I buy them for my nephew but, being 7 years old, he won't mind these new size figures. Shame though.
Matt Smith has confirmed that he will continue to play the Eleventh Doctor in Series 8
In an interview from Saturday’s edition of The Sun’s TV Magazine,
Smith says: “I’m on a break for a couple of months while I’m in Detroit
making How To Catch A Monster.”
“We come back and shoot the Christmas special over the summer, then
we go on to the next series, which will either start filming at the end
of this year or at the start of 2014.”
There to you have it. Never do listen to the tabloids now is it.The Sun newspaper claimed back in March, that matt Smith was to leave Doctor Who in the Christmas special, and no mention of a replacement being mentioned by the BBC or Steven Moffat.
The Essential Guide to the Doctor's Greatest Enemy
The first of three very special publications celebrating Doctor Who's
50th anniversary focuses on the Doctor's greatest enemies – the Daleks!
Packed into 116 pages is everything you could want to know about the
metal monsters from the planet Skaro – from their original encounter
with the First Doctor in 1963 to their latest appearances with the
Each and every Dalek TV adventure is covered, plus there are exclusive
interviews with Dalek voice man, Nicholas Briggs, TV director Graeme
Harper, and the actor who played Davros in the 1980s, Terry Molloy.
There's also a look at 1960s Dalek merchandising; how the Daleks were
redesigned for the twenty-first century; a study of the career of Dalek
creator Terry Nation; and a discovery of further Dalek adventures on
audio, in graphic novels, computer games and on the big screen.
This souvenir volume is lavishly illustrated throughout by rare and
exclusive photographs, and specially commissioned illustrations.
Doctor Who – 50 Years: The Daleks is brought to you by the
publishers of the official Doctor Who Magazine, and is available now
from WH Smith, newsagents and specialist retailers.
There has been an almighty cock-up from across the pond, that Blu-Ray discs containing the current series' finalé - The Name Of The Doctor, have been prematurely released. The BBC have sent out a much needed plea to NOT LEAK OR DOWNLOAD the finalé.
It only takes one selfish individual to upload the finalé of the series and spoil for the rest of us true Doctor Who fans. I therefore stress that you avoid spoilery sites or the internet altogether during the coming 7 days, until after The Name Of The Doctor has aired.
The BAFTAs took place in London earlier this evening. The clip below shows footage from the awards which includes a celebratory video montage and a specially filmed scene from Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, followed by an award presentation from the Jenna-Louise and Professor Brian Cox.
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off your bow ties (bow ties ARE cool) and get ready to witness the
official introduction of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswald,
played by Jenna-Louise Coleman in the opening episode entitled "The Bells of St John", written by Steven Moffat.
Set in London and featuring iconic landmarks like The Shard and
Westminster Bridge, the Doctor has to battle a new enemy, the Spoonheads
as he discovers that something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.
Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 promises to be the biggest and most
exciting yet, to coincide with the fantastic Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
year. With episodes written by Steven Moffat, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss, the Doctor will have to outwit foes, both old and new including Daleks, Cybermen and Ice Warriors.
Doctor Who actor Matt Smith will be joined a stellar list of guest stars including: Celia Imrie; Richard E Grant; Warwick Davies, Jessica Raine; Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, as well as for the first time on screen together, mother and daughter 'combo' Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling.
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary will be celebrated at Sunday's (May 12) Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards.
addition to a special video tribute covering the show's half-century,
Jenna-Louise Coleman will present a trophy at the ceremony on London's
"This is a massive and exciting year for Doctor Who, so I'm
thrilled that BAFTA are including a special tribute to the show. So
thrilled, in fact, we're sending the Doctor's best friend, Jenna
Coleman, to present an award," said Steven Moffat.
also sending the Doctor's worst enemy, the Daleks, to exterminate lots
of innocent people. Sorry, it's just what they do. Let us know if it's a
Health and Safety issue."
Two Daleks will be sent to 'patrol' the red carpet on Sunday as guests arrive.
chief executive Amanda Berry hailed the long-running drama's "quality
and longevity" and its "ability to put the nation on their sofas or
indeed behind them - year after year", adding that the organisation
"raises a toast to Doctor Who on its 50th birthday".
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards will be hosted by Graham
Norton at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday, May 12. They will
be broadcast from 8pm the same night on BBC One.
Main filming on the
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is complete, according to Danny
Hargreaves. The show's special effects supervisor tweeted earlier:
@DannysfxThat's a wrap ! Dr who 50th Done !! Wow it's going to be
However, another source,
@19timescounting, suggested shortly afterwards that there would be more
filming on Wednesday for 'additional content'.
The special episode
stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman along with David Tennant and
Billie Piper. Other confirmed cast include Joanna Page, John Hurt,
Ingrid Oliver and Jemma Redgrave. The episode, which was filmed in 3D,
is expected to be broadcast on Saturday 23rd November, the date of the
show's 50th anniversary and will also have a limited cinema release.