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BBC to Launch ‘The Doctor and the Dalek’ Game for Kids

BBC - Doctor Who - 15 hours 58 min ago

A brand new game will introduce computing skills to children as they help the Doctor on his latest adventure.

The BBC has today announced The Doctor and the Dalek, a new online game for CBBC audiences voiced by Peter Capaldi. The game sees the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor thrown into a dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies in a new, standalone, story from Doctor Who and Wizards vs Aliens TV writer, Phil Ford.

The Doctor and the Dalek – which has been specially released to be part of the BBC's Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, digital technology and programming – will be available freely at bbc.co.uk/cbbc from Wednesday 22nd October.

The Doctor and the Dalek

Players join the action as the TARDIS materialises amidst a deadly pursuit through space – a Dalek Saucer bearing down on a Cyber-ship. But from that Cyber-ship emanates a distress call – from a Dalek! On freeing the battered Dalek from his Cybermen captors, the Doctor finds himself taking his new unlikely ally on a mission to save all of creation from destruction at the hands of his greatest enemies.

But why would a Dalek turn to its mortal foe for help? To find out, join the Doctor and the Dalek in a new adventure spanning the Sontar homeworld and its vile Clone Chambers, which have never been shown on-screen before, as well as reintroducing the icy Cyber-tombs of Telos – last seen in classic Doctor Who episodes.

The Doctor said: "Oi! Short and not-very-old one! I need your help - I’ve got a Dalek and we’ve got a mission to save the universe. So get on over to the CBBC website, and play The Doctor and the Dalek while there’s still a universe left! Come on! Chop chop! Make it Digital on the BBC."

Introducing computing skills

A range of puzzles are featured throughout the game, where players must take control of the Dalek and programme it to “power up” its ability to perform a range of tasks, such as flying. Each puzzle unlocks an achievement that helps the Doctor build the Dalek back to full strength, ensuring it can take on increasingly difficult challenges as the game progresses.

The puzzles are linked to the new computing curriculum and are designed to allow children across the UK to pick up core programming principles as they play. Several key stage 2 and 3 curriculum points – such as combining instructions to accomplish a given goal, using variables to alter behaviour, repetition and loops, and logical reasoning – are seamlessly integrated into the gameplay and, most importantly for children, are intuitive and fun.

Resources accompanying the game will be available from BBC Learning at bbc.co.uk/schoolscomputing for teachers and parents to help children get the most out of the game. These will provide links to other resources available from across the BBC and third parties, enabling children and teachers to take their learning journeys further.

Danny Cohen, BBC Director of Television, said: “The Doctor and the Dalek is a brand new Doctor Who story and a fantastic game, voiced by the wonderful Peter Capaldi. It’s an excellent example of how a hugely popular BBC show can give fans something extra, whilst also introducing wider audiences to increasingly important skills, such as coding and programming.”

Sinéad Rocks, Head of BBC Learning, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of The Doctor and the Dalek as not only is it a really entertaining platform game for kids to play but it’s also a great introduction to some key principles of computer programing. Every puzzle has a strong link to the KS2 or KS3 computer science curriculum. So we think it’s going to be a really valuable tool for students, parents and teachers.”

The Doctor and the Dalek was commissioned by BBC Learning, developed and produced by BBC Wales and Somethin’ Else in association with BBC Future Media.

 

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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: Flatline

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:10pm

It’s all change as Clara ‘becomes’ the Doctor… Find out what Jenna Coleman thought about that switch and get Peter Capaldi’s verdict on why Clara was so effective in the role! Joivan Wade tells us about playing Rigsy, the ‘loveable rogue’ and Matt Bardock (Al) takes us backstage to reveal how the brutal Boneless were brought to life!

There are exclusive interviews with lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and writer Jamie Mathieson who recall how the story developed, and as always there’s some great behind the scenes footage of the key action!

Doctor Who Extra: Flatline is available on BBC iPlayer right now!

But if you can’t catch it online it’s available via Red Button during the times below. 

Saturday: 9.10pm-10.30pm
Sunday: 5.15pm-7.55pm
Monday: 7.25pm-midnight
Tuesday: 10.30pm-6am
Wednesday: 6am-7.55pm

Don’t forget you can still enjoy the first eight episodes of Doctor Who Extra and the next in the series will be available next Saturday, immediately after In the Forest of the Night.

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314 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:43am

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 314
Running time: 1:27:51

We review live on-the-net the Doctor Who story, 'Mummy on the Orient Express' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Dave Cooper.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 2:20pm

It’s full steam ahead with Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Foxes as we unwrap Mummy on the Orient Express with exclusive interviews and some brilliant behind the scenes footage.

We follow Foxes as she pays a visit to the TARDIS and discusses her appearance on Doctor Who whilst long-time fan, Frank Skinner, reveals what was most difficult about his role…

There’s also an exclusive interview with lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat plus a look at how the terrifying Foretold was brought to life.

Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express is available on BBC iPlayer right now!

But if you can’t catch it online it’s available via Red Button during the times below.

 

Saturday: 9:15pm-5:55am

Sunday: 9:40am-11:55am, 3:15pm-7:55pm

Friday: 2pm-6pm

 

Don’t forget you can still enjoy the first seven episodes of Doctor Who Extra and the next in the series will be available next Saturday, immediately after Flatline. 

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Foxes and Frank on the Orient Express

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:02am

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In this special preview clip from Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express, Foxes talks about her new version of a classic song  and we follow her into the TARDIS to find out what she made of the iconic time machine!

This week’s adventure is set on the Orient Express in space and a glance at the passenger list reveals some very familiar names… Frank Skinner stars as Perkins and the award-winning singer, Foxes, is also aboard.

We caught up with them both whilst they were filming Mummy on the Orient Express and in this week’s Doctor Who Extra – available on BBC iPlayer straight after the episode finishes on Saturday - they spill the beans on their time with the Doctor.

As usual, Doctor Who Extra will also bring you some fantastic interviews with Peter Capaldi, head writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, plus some exclusive behind the scenes footage, as well as our weekly dip into the archives.

If you’ve missed any of the series so far, don’t worry! You can catch the first seven episodes of Doctor Who Extra on BBC iPlayer and this weekend’s episode will be available here at 9.20pm on Saturday.

And finally… a quick reminder that Mummy on the Orient Express is on BBC One, Saturday, at the slightly later time of 8.35pm.

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313 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:22am

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 313
Running time: 1:45:30

We review live on-the-net the Doctor Who story, 'Kill the Moon' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Dave Cooper.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: Kill the Moon

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 2:15pm

Doctor Who lands on the moon… Well, nearly! This week’s Doctor Who Extra follows the cast and crew to Lanzarote and finds out what it took to create this stunning adventure!

From wrestling with rubber monsters and strange ways of dealing with soaring temperatures, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman reveal why the making of this episode proved so memorable! Hermione Norris gives her take on her character and why Lanzarote was such a great location, plus Doctor Who veteran Tony Osoba looks back on his previous appearances.

There’s also an exclusive interview with lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat plus a special look across Doctor Who’s history of filming in exotic climes.

Doctor Who Extra: Kill the Moon is available on BBC iPlayer right now!

But if you can’t catch it online it’s available via Red Button during the times below.

 

Saturday: 9:10pm-1:10am

Sunday: 11:50am-2pm, 4pm-7:55pm

Tuesday: 3:30pm-7pm

Wednesday: 2:30pm-7pm

Thursday: 3pm-7pm

Friday: 2:40pm-7pm

 

Don’t forget you can still enjoy the first six episodes of Doctor Who Extra and the next in the series will be available this Saturday, immediately after Mummy on the Orient Express.

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312 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:25pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 312
Running time: 2:07:56

We review live on-the-net the Doctor Who story, 'The Caretaker' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Dave Cooper.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 2:15pm

It’s an episode that’s got everything from robots to romance and in this week’s Doctor Who Extra, Peter Capaldi and the team share the secrets behind it!

Ellis George (Courtney) takes you behind the scenes and Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson share their views on the adventure. We also catch up with the man behind the machine – Doctor Who veteran Jimmy Vee, who spills the beans on bringing the Skovox Blitzer to life.

There’s an exclusive interview with lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat who reveals what riles the Doctor and some fantastic footage showing the episode being filmed.

Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker is available on BBC iPlayer right now!

But if you can’t catch it online it’s available via Red Button during the times below.

Saturday: 9:10pm–10:30pm
Sunday: 4pm-7:55pm
Monday: 7:25pm-midnight
Tuesday: 6am-7pm
Thursday: 3pm-6am
Friday: 6am-4pm

Don’t forget you can still enjoy the first five episodes of Doctor Who Extra and the next in the series will be available immediately after Kill the Moon on Saturday, 04 October.

 

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311 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 311
Running time: 1:27:11

We review live on-the-net the Doctor Who story, 'Time Heist' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Dave Cooper.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

Get the DWP Podcast Companion App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This episode is also brought to you by Audible. Visit http://podshock.net for the link to your FREE audio-book download with free trial.

Do you need the MP3 file format? Get our MP3 version of this episode using our MP3 dedicated feed at http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/podshock/podshockmp3.xml.

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Doctor Who: Saturday, at the Later Time of 8.30pm

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:10am

This week’s episode of Doctor Who, The Caretaker, is on BBC One at 8.30pm, meaning it starts one hour later than previous weeks.

But as it’s written by Gareth Roberts (The Lodger, Closing Time etc) and Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Murphy who was last at the helm for Robot of Sherwood, we know it will be worth waiting for!

It’s back to Coal Hill as we find Clara juggling her job, new boyfriend and adventures with the Doctor. But her world is about to become even more complex and dangerous as a terrifying machine threatens the entire planet… and the only person who seems able to stop it is the school’s new caretaker! As Steven Moffat put it, ‘The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet…’

The Caretaker is on BBC One this Saturday (27 September) at 8.30pm.


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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:29pm

In this week’s Doctor Who Extra the cast and crew of Time Heist share their views on this stylish caper… Keeley Hawes reveals whether she’s really like Ms Delphox, Peter Capaldi discusses working with the Teller and Pippa Bennett-Warner tells us whose physical appearance she’d replicate if she had her character’s shape-shifting powers!

We also catch up with lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and director Douglas Mackinnon who both give an insight about the creation of this fast-moving adventure. All that plus exclusive behind the scenes footage and more!

Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist is available on BBC iPlayer right now!

But if you can’t catch it online it’s available via Red Button during the times below.

Saturday: 9:10pm - 1am
Sunday: 7:30pm - 7:55pm, 9pm - 9:55pm
Monday: 7:25pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 10:30pm - midnight
Thursday: 3pm - 5:30pm
Friday: 7:15pm - 8:30pm, 11.30pm - midnight

Don’t forget you can still enjoy the first four episodes of Doctor Who Extra and the next in the series will be available immediately after The Caretaker on Saturday, 27 September.

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Nick Frost to guest star in Doctor Who Christmas Special

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:05am

…And Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will also join the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).

Production on 2014's Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Christmas Special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments: “I'm so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I'm such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream 'No spoilers!' Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!"

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it's a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), it will be shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

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310 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:03am

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 310
Running time: 1:51:44

We review live on-the-net the Doctor Who story, 'Listen' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, plus news, your live feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Dave Cooper.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

Get the DWP Podcast Companion App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This episode is also brought to you by Audible. Visit http://podshock.net for the link to your FREE audio-book download with free trial.

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Who Meets Heist

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:46am

All the great Heist movies have a blend of humour, action, ingenuity and a certain audacity of style. The very best ones have you rooting for the rogues attempting the job, and Time Heist, written by Steve Thompson and Steven Moffat, is no different.

Except it is different, of course, because it’s Doctor Who! And so the bank in question is the most dangerous bank in the universe, one of the security problems is a terrifyingly powerful alien called the Teller and naturally, we have the Doctor himself at the heart of the action. It’s an irresistible combination and Douglas Mackinnon, director of last week’s beautiful episode, Listen, handles the adventure with wit and verve. A self-confessed fan of the heist genre, he ensures the episode is a hugely enjoyable fusion of Who meets heist.

The brilliant Keeley Hawes plays the mysterious Ms Delphox and is joined by Jonathan Bailey as Psi and Pippa Bennett-Warner as a shape-shifter called Saibra.

Time Heist is on BBC One on Saturday at 7.30pm but you can watch the episode being introduced by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat now!

 

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