Friday, 30 October 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015

Doctor Who Extra Series 2 Episode 6 - The Woman Who Lived

Interview with writer Cath Tregenna



Me against the World



Me and Ashildr



Life as Me



#RufusCam: Peter's birthday surprise



#RufusCam: ThunderTap


The Zygon Invasion: Next Time Trailer



The Zygon Invasion: Official TV Trailer


David Tennant & Catherine Tate return to Doctor Who in three brand new audio dramas Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to return to Doctor Who next year. The Tenth Doctor will return along with his companion Donna Noble in a brand new series of three audio dramas from Big Finish, set to be released in May 2016. 

 David Tennant portrayed the Doctor on screen from 2005 until 1 January 2010, returning to play alongside Matt Smith and John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor in 2013. Catherine Tate made her debut as Donna in December 2006, and after a series and two festive specials she made her last appearance alongside David on 1 January 2010. Their on-screen partnership is generally regarded as one of the great high-points of the enduring science fiction phenomenon. 

'I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor,' says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. 'We were all so pleased for him — as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who with Big Finish — except that this time he’s playing the Doctor! It’s the same but different — it’s wonderful to have him back!'

The series opens with Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia by Matt Fitton, which is set in a London slightly in the future, where mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. Could there be an evil force at work?

In Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan the Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris - ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.

Finally, in Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania? 

'I’ve enjoyed working with all the Doctors on TV, but David is the only one I’d known before he became the Doctor,' says executive producer Nicholas Briggs. 'I’d worked with him on our Dalek Empire series for Big Finish and had such fun. So along with the excitement of directing new Tenth Doctor adventures, I’m so happy to be working with an old chum again.'

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures is produced by David Richardson, script edited by Matt Fitton and James Goss and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
'This is one of those dream projects where I’ve spent months pinching myself. I’m covered in bruises,’ says David. ‘With two major international stars in place, and the legacy of this era of the TV show to live up to, we’ve worked our socks off to try and make some very special stories for this box set. Expect adventure, fun, scares... and some tears too.'

Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 - exclusively on the Big Finish website. Each of the three titles are available to pre-order separately today for just £10.99 on CD or £8.99 to download. A bundle of all three titles is also available for £25 on CD and £22 to download! 
All three stories are also available in the Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 – Limited Edition set. Limited to just 5,000 copies and available exclusively from, and the lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles and a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team. You can pre-order the set today at the special price of £30 on CD or £25 to download – offering a £5 discount against the standard price!!
And as an extra special treat - here's an exclusive video with David and Catherine!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Doctor Who Extra Series 2 Episode 5 - The Girl Who Died

Beards, Dragons and Spacesuits



Making The Mire



Parenting Skills: #MaisieCam



Maisie Williams behind the scenes - Meet the Mire from Doctor Who #Maisiecam 



The Doctor's Yo-Yo - #MaisieCam



Will Ashildr Be Back?



The Woman Who Lived Trailer




Friday, 16 October 2015

Doctor Who Theme: The Rock Version! - Doctor Who: Series 9 (2015)

New 5.5" Eighth Doctor figure

Doctor Who 8th Doctor Night of the Doctor Action Figure

 Collector Series box packed Eighth Doctor from Night of the Doctor 5.5inch figure. Available to pre-order from forbiddenplanet  priced £14.99. Expected 30th November 2015

"I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there."



Action figure with:
Sonic Screwdriver Accessory
Karn Chalice Accessory
Cass's Bandolier Accessory

Doctor Who spin-off ‘Downtime’ is coming to DVD

Downtime,  set in the WHOniverse and originally released on video back in 1995, starring  Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Deborah Watling and Jack Watling who reprise their roles as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah Jane Smith, Victoria Waterfield and Professor Edward Travers respectively in this 70 minute adventure.

Downtime is released on DVD on Monday 16 November and is an unofficial sequel to the Second Doctor serials ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Web of Fear’. Extras will include ‘Behind the Lens’, a behind the scenes look at the production with never before seen footage, and ‘Post Production’, a glimpse into the editing, sound and visual effects work.


“We follow The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith of UNIT who investigate New World University; a sinister school run by old enemies Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. The technology obsessed University holds a gateway to Earth made by classic foe the ‘Great Intelligence’.

“Fighting alone this time – without their famous time-travelling scientific advisor – The Brigadier and Sarah Jane are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for a missing Locus, which binds the Intelligence’s power. The battle is broadened when the Brigadier’s own family is threatened and UNIT faces a powerful new breed of Yeti!”

 will be available to buy from 16th November 2015. Priced at £14.99

Thursday, 15 October 2015

John Hurt: Cancer in remission

John Hurt, who played The War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary story Day of the Doctor, was diagnosed with the disease last Summer. However speaking at the Man Booker Prize ceremony on Tuesday night in London, he revealed he had recently been given good news by doctors.

I had a final scan and saw my oncologist and it’s all gone brilliantly. I am overjoyed, I am thrilled. It all looks great for the future, it’s fantastic.
His agent Charles Macdonald spoke to to BBC Radio Norfolk telling the station that Hurt had a very good meeting with his oncologist. 

Sir John has been given very good news by his oncologist but it falls short of an all-clear. Nontheless it's very good news.
John Hurt at the 2015 Man Booker prize reception in London
The actor, who was knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list, said he was wary of using works like remission, even if true. Around 8,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year, making it the 11th most common cancer.

It was announced last week that Sir John will reprise his role as The War Doctor, in a new range of audio adventures for Big Finish Productions, the first of which will be released later this year.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Doctor Who Extra Series 2 Episode 4 Before The Flood

Creating the Ghosts - Doctor Who Extra: Series 2 Episode 4 (2015) - BBC 



Slipknot on Set

Paul Kaye on playing Prentis 



Meet The Fisher King 


Jenna On The Shades

Episode 5 - The Girl Who Died Trailer

The Girl Who Died official Trailer

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Doctor Who: Clara Oswald Series 9 Finale BBC One TV Trailer

“Nothing’s sad till it’s over. Then everything is.”

Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song – Series 1 Cover Revealed

Big Finish have revealed the cover art for our upcoming New Series box-set! 

Designed by Tom Webster and featuring Alex Kingston, Paul McGann, Alexander Vlahos and Samuel West, the new cover for Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song - Series 1 gives us a sneak preview of the much anticipated series – including our first glimpse at the dreaded SporeShips!
This five disc box-set sees River Song roam space and time on amazing new adventures – while hot on the trail of the secret rulers of the universe.

1. The Boundless Sea by Jenny T Colgan
Drawn out of self-imposed academic exile by an archaeological dig, River crosses paths with British Consul Bertie Potts - leading to a secret buried in a lost tomb...

2. I Went to a Marvellous Party by Justin Richards
River is invited to the most exclusive gathering; right in the middle of Hyperspace! Hosts Gifford and Isabella hold a connection to the mysterious Rulers of the Universe; but with a murderer on board, is River too late to discover the truth?

3. Signs by James Goss
River is on the trail of mysterious, planet-killing SporeShips. Her only aid is a handsome time-travelling stranger with a connection to her future - her husband, Mr Song.

4. The Rulers of the Universe by Matt Fitton
The Eighth Doctor is drawn into events, as River must contend with a secret society and a face-off with an ancient alien force - with her future husband caught in the middle!

Released in January 2016, Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song - Series 1 stars Alex Kingston, Paul McGann, Alexander Vlahos, Alexander Siddig, Imogen Stubbs, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Charlotte Christie, Alisdair Simpson, Oliver Dimsdale, John Banks, Letty Butler, John Voce, Aaron Neil and Samuel West. Pre-order your copy today.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Every Doctor's Tardis... in Lego

Only Lego is big and imaginative enough to contain the Tardis. After all, the blue box is not only bigger on the inside, it's constantly changing – reconfiguring itself as the Doctor swaps faces. The upcoming Doctor Who expansion to the Lego Dimensions video game will let players waltz around whatever Tardis they wish, and has the exclusive first pictures of every interior, which you can see here:

Peter Capaldi - Twelfth

Matt Smith - Eleventh

David Tennant - Tenth

Christopher Eccleston - Ninth

John Hurt - War Doctor

Paul McGann - Eighth (but not his interrior - oddly)

Sylvester McCoy - Seventh

Colin Baker - Sixth

Peter Davison - Fifth

Tom Baker - Fouth

Jon Pertwee - Third

Patrick Troughton - Second

William Hartnell - First and the difinitive

Matt Smith - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

 Former Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith can be seen playing Mr Collins in a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel, based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel, the movie arrives in UK cinemas on Friday 12 February next year.

The cast also stars  Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley as Mr Darcy Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Bella Heathcote (The Rewrite), Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Suki Waterhouse (Love, Rosie), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) and Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones). It's directed by Burr Steers.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The official synopsis reads: “A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.”

Check out the movie poster below ....

Watch the trailer below ....

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Eighth Doctor Audio Adventure: Doom Coalition 1 Release Date

 Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 1 is released Monday 12th of October!

This brand new boxset features four linked stories starring Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan and Mark Bonnar!

The Eleven by Matt Fitton

When one of Gallifrey's most notorious criminals attempts to escape from prison, Cardinal Padrac turns for help to the Time Lord who put him there in the first place.

The Red Lady by John Dorney

A London Museum holds the key to many secrets from the past. But some secrets are so deadly they should remain locked away. Forever.

The Galileo Trap by Marc Platt

With a mysterious plague sweeping through Florence, a rampaging alien behemoth comes between the Doctor and the answers he seeks.

The Satanic Mill by Edward Collier

Long buried animosities come boiling to the surface on an ancient and powerful satellite, in a final confrontation that could have unimaginable consequences.
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Robert Bathurst (Padrac), Caroline Langrishe (Lady Farina), Bethan Walker (Kiani), Ramon Tikaram (Castellan), David Yelland (Walter Pritchett), John Woodvine (Galileo Galilei), Harry Myers (Cleaver), Esther Hall (Virginia), Gunnar Cauthery (Cavalli), Ewan Bailey (Count Licori/Father Locke/Orbs), Matthew Cottle (Paine) and Mark Bonnar as The Eleven - with a special apperance by Sylvester McCoy (The Seventh Doctor)

CD & Digital £20

Pre-order your copy today from the Big Finish website:

Tom Baker in new fan-made ‘Doctor Who’ adventure 

Doctor Who fan Jay Tyson has started a new online mini-series featuring  a puppet of Tom Baker as the Doctor. The first episide  ‘A Leak in Time’ sees The Doctor meet Betsy and the leak in time begins. Can The Doctor stop it in time?

Check out Jay's youtube channel here 


BDA applauds Deaf character starring in Doctor Who

The British Deaf Association (BDA) applauds Toby Whithouse, the writer of BBC TV series Doctor Who, for including a Deaf character in the latest episodes of the current Doctor Who series, “Under the Lake”. This is the first time a Deaf character has appeared in the history of Doctor Who and is a huge step in helping to break down the negative barrier faced by Deaf actors in the media industry.

In the action packed two-part ghost story, which kept viewers on the edge of their seats, Deaf actress Sophie Stone played the role of group leader Cass who stands up to the Doctor in a disagreement. The BDA is delighted to see a Deaf actress take a prominent role in such a renowned TV show and, more importantly, that her Deafness is incidental to the programme.

Dr. Terry Riley OBE, the Chair of the British Deaf Association, says; “It was fantastic to see Sophie Stone playing the role of Deaf character in the latest episode of Doctor Who watched by millions of viewers across the UK – both Deaf and hearing. What was most heartening was that the Deafness of Sophie’s character, Cass, is incidental to the plot. She is an integral member of the group and was no different in any way, other than that she is Deaf and uses British Sign Language (BSL). Here at the British Deaf Association, we firmly believe Deaf people can do anything but hear and it’s encouraging for such a popular TV series to be cementing this view in its programme.

“For over 30 years, the British Deaf Association has been encouraging the BBC and Heads of Drama to include Deaf characters in mainstream TV programming so we’re delighted to see Sophie starring in such a well-known show. We hope this will overcome barriers faced by Deaf actors and open new and exciting challenges for them, as well as showing deaf children a strong role model and inspiring the deaf children who might be budding actors.”

LEGO Doctor Who set announced (Update)

Doctor Who Lego minifigure
BBC Worldwide have today announced details of the first LEGO Doctor Who set which will be available to buy from 1st December this year.You'll be able to imagine the Doctor's adventures in Lego form to your heart's content!

Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, the set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the controls. Featuring an opening TARDIS, detachable interior console room, exclusive graphic details and steps, fans can regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks or Weeping Angels with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Once the doors of the TARDIS are closed, prepare to launch into dimensions light years away from Gallifrey! 


 Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for LEGO Ideas commented: “We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next LEGO Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and Angus MacLane!

“After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!”
 Measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep, the model contains 623 pieces to build an authentic replica. At £49.99 RRP, the set (#21304) includes four minifigures: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks and assorted accessory elements such as the Doctor’s signature Sonic Screwdriver.

Four of the Doctor's console rooms

 LEGO Doctor Who sets will be available from 1 Dec, 2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

Doctor Who Extra Series 2 Episode 3 Under The Lake

Cass & Lunn

Water, Water Everywhere! 



Peter On Ghosts With A Twist!



Before The Flood Trailers

The War Doctor Returns!

 In December 2015, the Time War will rage and only one man can save us. John Hurt is The War Doctor!
John Hurt, the world-renowned star of film and television, is returning to the role of The War Doctor, in twelve full-cast Doctor Who audio plays.

The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord — but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks.

“I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat - the Daleks or the Time Lords?”

The audio adventures of The War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only The Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes.

“The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield — all of space and time — was irresistible to me,” says Nicholas. “Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this.”

The cast of The War Doctor also includes Jacqueline Pearce, who plays Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra — an arch manipulator who is waging the Time War against the Daleks. Jacqueline’s work includes The Avengers, Callan, Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time, Moondial and Russell T Davies’ Dark Season, and she is known to many science fiction fans for her role as Servalan in the cult classic Blake’s 7.

Only The Monstrous will be released in December 2015, and will be followed in February 2016 by the second volume, Infernal Devices, which is written by John Dorney, Phil Mulryne and Matt Fitton. Volumes Three and Four are currently in pre-production.

“What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role,” says producer David Richardson. “This is Doctor Who at its darkest — the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions.”

In addition to The War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor — The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.

You can pre-order all four box sets of Doctor Who: The War Doctor, plus Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor – The Time War today from the Big Finish website, priced just £20 each on both CD and Download, or all five available in a single bundle for easy ordering. Pre-orders on CD have free UK postage, and anyone buying on CD through the Big Finish website gets access to the Download version on release.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Doctor Who: The Making of Under the Lake

BBC TWO's See Hear presents a behind the scenes look at the making of Doctor Who with Sophie Stone

Doctor Who: The Making of Under the Lake

Friday, 2 October 2015

‘Doctor Who’ story synopsis revealed for Maisie Williams ep ‘The Girl Who Died’

The BBC has released the official story details for the fifth episode of Doctor Who‘s new season, which features Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams in a guest role.

Written by Jamie Mathieson (‘Flatline’) with showrunner Steven Moffat, ‘The Girl Who Died’ will air on Saturday 17 October on BBC One.

The synopsis reads: “Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?”

 Moffat: “In a backwater of history, in a little Viking village where all the warriors have just been slaughtered, a young girl called Ashildr is about to make a desperate mistake. The Mire are the deadliest mercenaries in the galaxy, famed for being unstoppable and without mercy – and Ashildr has just declared war on them. The Doctor and Clara have twelve hours, to turn a handful of farmers and blacksmiths into a fighting force ready to face down Odin himself. And there’s more – because this is the day when the Doctor remembers where he’s seen his own face before.”

BBC Three announces Doctor Who Spin Off

BBC Three today announces Class - a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who spin off from the acclaimed YA author, Patrick Ness. Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected.

With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen them before. 

Steven Moffat says, “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we're bringing his brilliant story-telling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain - but with monsters!”

On his first television series, writer Patrick Ness says, "I'm astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There's so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can't wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels."

Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three adds, “We’re excited to give Patrick Ness this opportunity to work with us at BBC Three and the Doctor Who family. Patrick understands young audiences and I’m delighted he will use his incredible skills as a storyteller to delight audiences on BBC Three. BBC Three will always innovate and offer opportunities for brilliant new talent."

Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, adds, “I am thrilled that Patrick Ness is writing his first drama series for BBC Three. The combination of Patrick and Steven Moffat, is an exciting partnership that has created a brilliant Doctor Who spin off for our BBC Three audience.”

Class is executive produced by Steven Moffatt, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three and Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.

An 8 x 45 minute series produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC Worldwide for BBC Three.