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TARDIS: It’s the Stuff You Missed!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:00pm

The latest series has finished but the world of Doctor Who remains as busy as ever… Here are five things you may have missed from the past seven days…

Script Doctor

We released the scripts for Heaven Sent and Hell Bent along with some storyboards for the finale. So, now you can watch the episodes and join in with the shoutey bits if you want to, Sound of Music style!

Time Lord of the Dance

Strictly Come Dancing’s Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani wowed us with a Doctor Who-themed dance complete with TARDIS and cosplay… It didn’t get a ten from Len but you can check out their Charleston here!

Missy Madness

The Adventure Calendar continues to deliver all new content every day but this interview outtakes video is one of our favourite treats to date… Un-missy-ble!

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We added a load of seasonal elements to the Game Maker so now you can have festive fun with the Doctor and the Daleks and even create your own Christmas invasion! Give it a go!

Back to Black

We returned to Sleep No More and released this behind the scenes video featuring Bethany Black who played 474 in the episode. What do you think Bethany liked most about the adventure..?

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The Doctor Who Game Maker has regenerated for Christmas!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 7:55am

The Doctor Who Game Maker is now packed with festive elements that you can add to your new games… From Daleks in decs to a seasonal TARDIS, you can incorporate loads of Christmassy visuals to ensure yule make the perfect Who Game for Crimbo!

Instead of us describing the kind of thing you can now add, try this great little game so you can see for yourself… It’s called The TARDIS Quest and pits you, as the Doctor, against festive Daleks in a mission to collect presents…

Don’t forget, as well as letting you create games, the Game Maker can be used to simply play and enjoy them! Just visit the Arcade and spend some quality time battling iconic foes from across all of time and space!

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Anatomy of a Finale: Download the Scripts for Eps 11 and 12

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 8:00am

Heaven Sent and Hell Bent were two wildly different episodes. Both unique, bold and startling they combined to create a two-part adventure – a hybrid, you might say – that brought Series 9 to an unforgettable finale.

BBC iPlayer users can watch both episodes online but we’re also giving you the chance to download and print off the scripts for the stories… Written by Doctor Who’s BAFTA-winning show runner, Steven Moffat, they offer a fascinating insight into the construction of a major Doctor Who adventure. You can access the scripts for Heaven Sent and Hell Bent now!

In addition, we’re also releasing some previously unseen storyboards from Hell Bent, illustrating how the demands of the script evolve into the scenes that we see in the finished episode.

And if all that wasn’t enough, don’t forget we have loads of behind the scenes videos for Heaven Sent and Hell Bent plus fact files for both ep11 and ep12.

In short, there’s everything you could want to know about the finale without actually entering the Matrix!

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The Christmas Cards of River Song?

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 6:13am

As Christmas and the premiere of The Husbands of River Song approach, the 2015 Adventure Calendar presents a selection of Doctor Who themed cards which you can print out and send to your friends or collect for yourself.

To download as foldable cards in pdf format, select your preferred card and click on the text below the image… Then simply print off and get folding!

Carol singers will be criticised… The Husbands of River Song The Doctor presents… Our favourite Christmas Song!

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TARDIS: The Stuff You Missed

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:42am

It was the week of the finale, farewells and looking forward to Christmas, so here’s our journey through all of it… the short way round!

I can see Clara, now…

We said hello and goodbye to Clara who returned for the heart-breaking series 9 finale. We’re all going to miss Jenna Coleman but we caught up with her before she hopped into this weird American diner that seemed to appear out of nowhere, and she looked back over her time on Doctor Who, shared her funniest moment and revealed which was the toughest scene to shoot…

Advent of Adventure

We launched our annual countdown to Christmas and it’s already bursting at the seasonal seams with exclusive pics, videos and much more. There’s a new treat added every day so make a daily date with the Adventure Calendar!

Maisie Camaraderie

The return of Maisie Williams meant the return of her ever-popular #MaisieCam vids which show some lovely moments on set and location. Enjoy the vid below and find more right here!

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We celebrated series 9 with a look back over all twelve episodes... The arcs, the highlights, the bits that made us cheer and the moments that made us cry. They’re all covered as we raise a glass of lemonade to the Doctor’s latest adventures!

2015: A Spouse Odyssey

There’s always another adventure waiting for the Doctor and so moments after series 9 finished we were already looking forward to this year’s Christmas Special with this new trailer for The Husbands of River Song!

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'Hell Bent' Roundup

TARDIS Newsroom - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 6:48am

'Hell Bent' has now been aired in the UK, here is the round up of the reactions and reviews from around the web, for those of you who haven't seen it yet beware as this will all be considered SPOILERS.
[View the story "Whoogle's 'Hell Bent' Roundup" on Storify]

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Celebrating Series 9!

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 4:05pm

Excitement for Peter Capaldi’s second series as the Doctor began building in earnest on 9 July, 2015 when we dropped this trailer… It seems like a lifetime ago, but do you remember watching this for the first time?

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It hinted at many of the things that were to come. A more relaxed, ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ Doctor complete with shades and guitar; the Time Lord and Clara plunging into big new adventures with an undisguised relish! And look! The hugs! The two time-travellers’ friendship now stronger than ever. When The Magician’s Apprentice aired on 19 September it was a joy to see all that confirmed…

The Time Lord who questioned whether he was a good man had evolved into a figure whose huge entrance was playing a guitar on top of a tank! Embracing Clara like he never wanted to let go and the two of them hurling themselves headlong into adventure!

The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witch’s Familiar was also crammed with great humour, often courtesy of Michelle Gomez as Missy. “Between us and him is everything the deadliest race in all of history can throw at us,’ she tells Clara at one point. ‘We, on the other hand, have a pointy stick…’

And Davros was back… Seen as both the malevolent monster defeated by the Doctor on so many occasions and as a terrified child, trapped on the battlefields of Skaro. Perhaps only Doctor Who could end an adventure with its hero holding the hand of his deadly enemy whilst leading him to safety and advocating mercy…

The second story – Under the Lake / Before the Flood - saw Clara more impetuous than ever and showed the Doctor’s real concern by her lust for adventure. He talked about his duty of care to his companion but when trapped on a base, surrounded by killer ghosts, there wasn’t much he could offer in terms of safety!

The adventure also introduced the terrifying Fisher King and a bunch of military personal working in the ‘haunted’ base. Many fans instantly took to the sharp, no-nonsense and courageous leader of the group, Cass (played by the brilliant Sophie Stone) whose ability to lip read (the character was deaf) proved pivotal in the story.

And from an underwater base in the future, the TARDIS next took us to a Viking village where we met Ashildr for the first time…

There was some glorious humour with the Doctor on top form as he and Clara arrived at the settlement (‘He hasn’t even got a yo-yo!’) but on a more serious level, his companion’s ability to replicate his moves was becoming more apparent. At one point she virtually talked a warrior race into backing down… Before young Ashildr’s aggression undid her good work!

And of course, when the Doctor fused Mire tech with Ashildr to make her ‘immortal’ he reflected she was a kind of hybrid. After Davros’ reference to the Hybrid, our interest was piqued…

The Woman Who Lived saw the return of Ashildr. At once a helter-skelter romp with highwaymen, chases and high-jinx on the scaffold, it was also a poignant look at why figures like the Doctor and Ashildr need mortals… ‘People like us,’ he tells her, ‘we go on too long. We forget what matters. The last thing we need is each other. We need the mayflies. See, the mayflies, they know more than we do. They know how beautiful and precious life is because it's fleeting.’

But at the end of The Woman Who Lived we glimpsed Ashildr keeping an eye on the Doctor and heard Clara tell him, ‘Don't worry, daft old man. I'm not going anywhere.’ Eek. We always worry when characters say that in the final line of an episode…

The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion saw the return of Kate, UNIT, Osgood and the Zygons! A dark thriller of a two-parter where things were seldom as they seemed, we saw the best and worst of humanity and aliens as the Doctor’s astonishing, impassioned plea against war saved the day… But there was also talk of Osgood being like a hybrid… The creature was clearly weighing heavily on the Doctor’s mind…

But the adventure also offered another reminder of how impossibly attached the Doctor had become to the Impossible Girl. ‘I let Clara Oswald get inside my head,’ he confided to Bonnie. ‘Trust me. She doesn't leave…’

Sleep No More was the kind of episode which reminds us that after over 50 years of adventures, Doctor Who can still do something completely new… Written by the brilliant Mark Gatiss this was a ‘found footage’ episode and although it contained many staples of a ‘base under siege’ story, it was fresh and original in the way the action unfolded and the chilling, masterful twist at the end had many people reaching for the corner of their eye, nervously…

And then… Then it was time to Face the Raven! It was a delight to see the return of Rigsy and an older version of Ashildr, now known as Mayor Me. And the actual basis of the story was terrific – that certain streets are hidden from view and are home to all the strange, strange creatures…

But, of course, Face the Raven will chiefly be remembered for this scene…

Clara’s transformation into someone who was so like the Doctor that she would, in a heartbeat, risk her life for someone else, had played out with tragic consequences and the Time Lord’s cold fury made the wait for Heaven Sent almost unbearable…

The penultimate episode of the series was another slice of brilliance with writer Steven Moffat, director Rachel Talalay and Peter Capaldi all at the top of their game and combining to create something very special. A virtual one-hander it traced the Doctor’s attempt to deal with the loss of Clara and as he punched his way through a wall 400 times harder than diamond, it became clear that her loss had made him unstoppable. Some Time Lord.

During the final scenes we witnessed him emerge into the glare of Gallifrey and give a message to a young lad on the sands. ‘Tell them, I know what they did, and I'm on my way. And if they ask you who I am, tell them, I came the long way round…’

Hell Bent rounded off the series in style… A battle with the Time Lords that was at once epic and personal with the Doctor defeating Rassilon without firing a single shot. And yet he was hell bent on rescuing Clara, of fulfilling his duty of care… This meant the Doctor going further than ever before, even shooting the General who, of course, regenerated. He managed to rescue Clara, plucking her from her timeline on the trap street after she had ‘faced the raven’.

And whatever the rights and wrongs of his actions, it meant she was ultimately free to continue her adventures. The Doctor fled Gallifrey – not for the first time - and for a period had become a traveller without the TARDIS, with no memory of who Clara was and no idea where he might find her…

In the end, Clara Oswald zoomed across the cosmos in a TARDIS with Ashildr, intent on new adventures as she travelled to Gallifrey… the long way round! And the Doctor, inevitably and movingly, was reunited with his time machine… As he gazed around his home and slipped his jacket back on, there was a sense of the Doctor being back. Sonic screwdriver in hand, piloting the TARDIS to brilliant new adventures across all of time and space!

The Doctor returns on Christmas Day in The Husbands of River Song!

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Why we’re hell bent on Hell Bent!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 7:37am

A series finale is always something very special and this year’s offers a whole load of things to look forward to…

He’s back!

The Doctor has returned to his home planet… The long way round! He’s unsurprisingly angry at what he’s been put through and we can’t wait to see how and where he directs his fury…


We don’t know how they fit into the finale but any episode featuring Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels gets our vote. Just. Don’t. Blink…

Look who’s back!

We’re big fans of Ashildr so it’s great to see Maisie Williams back in the finale. It’s the one time that a ‘Me, Me, Me’ scenario is perfectly acceptable.

Lines to die for!

We love the exchange the Doctor has with the General in this trailer and reckon there’ll be some terrific back and forth in Hell Bent!

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Yes! Ken Bones is back as the General. He brings such gravitas and was so great in The Day of the Doctor that we’re intrigued to know how he’ll handle the Doctor’s return. And wait a minute… In the video above, is the Doctor striking him..? We want to know and make no bones about it… (Ouch. Sorry).


They don’t come much bigger than the Hybrid… Will Hell Bent solve the mystery of who or what the Hybrid is? Does the video below give us any hint? That is, that is text book enigmatic…

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...and judging by what Steven Moffat has to say about the episode, Hell Bent will be no exception.

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A running time of just under 65 minutes makes this a bumper bonanza of Doctor Who! So, with our hero back on his home planet, the stakes raised to the max and with old friends and enemies gathering on Gallifrey, the Doctor might be in the Constellation of Kasterborous but from 8pm, on Saturday we’ll be in front of the telly enjoying a finale to remember!

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'Under the Lake' and 'Before the Flood' Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 331

Art Trap Productions - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:57pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 331
Running Time: 1:42:40

We review the third and fourth episodes of the new 2015 series of DOCTOR WHO, 'Under the Lake' and 'Before the Flood', plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, Kyle Jones..

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TARDIS: This Week on Who!

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 8:58am

As we’re counting down to the biggest episode of the series it’s not surprising it’s been a massive week on Doctor Who! Here’s some of the stuff you might have missed!

Doctor Who Day!

Doctor Who Day. It’s a thing now. And it’s about time… We celebrated the first Doctor Who Day across social media and you guys were brilliant joining in! We also marked the occasion with these two videos featuring Peter Capaldi…

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Can’t wait for Hell Bent? Well, we can’t time travel to the episode’s premiere but we can bring you some fantastic photos from the adventure!

Heaven Sent Videos

We re-veil all about episode 11! Check out some cracking behind the scenes videos for Heaven Sent with the cast (that’ll be Peter, then) and crew sharing how this unique adventure was created! See the videos now!

On Song!

We announced that this year’s Christmas Special is called The Husbands of River Song, released two brand new images for it and even gave a few clues as to what would be happening in the episode! Who who who!

And Hell Bent followed with him…

And finally we released a new trailer for the finale… Don’t forget, Hell Bent is on BBC One, Saturday at 8pm!

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Hell Bent on Wallpaper

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 5:20am

The Series 9 finale is on BBC One on Saturday at 8pm and if you want to get in the mood for Hell Bent, we’ve a choice of three images for you to use as wallpaper!

And as a tribute to the Impossible Girl we’re also offering a striking pic of Clara from Face the Raven… Yes, Miss Oswald might be out of the Doctor’s life but she can still be on your computer screen!

So, take your choice! Just click on the required format of the pic you prefer and when it opens up, right click to save the image or set it as your wallpaper.

16x9 / 4x3

16x9 / 4x3

16x9 / 4x3

16x9 / 4x3

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Final Weekly Challenge: Create a racing game

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:41am

This week is our final Game Maker Weekly Challenge for this series, so if you think you've got the game making skills, we'd love to see your best racing game! 

Publish your creation to the Game Maker arcade and we will feature our favourites next week!

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Weekly Challenge Roundup: Our favourite maze games!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:40am

Last week we set a Game Maker challenge to create a maze game... Here are some of our favourites!

Click on the titles to play each game...

Dimension of the Weeping Angels

Dalek Galactic Voyage

Run of the Angels

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'Heaven sent' Roundup

TARDIS Newsroom - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 7:36am

'Heaven Sent' has now been aired in the UK, here is the round up of the reactions and reviews from around the web, for those of you who haven't seen it yet beware as this will all be considered SPOILERS.

[View the story "Whoogle's 'Heaven Sent' Roundup" on Storify]

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TARDIS: Clara Special!

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:26am

Every week we shine a spotlight onto 5 things that have been happening in the world of Doctor Who and for this edition, in honour of the Impossible Girl, we’re focussing entirely on Clara and Jenna Coleman!

Jenna Coleman reflects on working with Peter Capaldi

Jenna spills the inside story of her time with the brilliant Peter Capaldi… We love this video!

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Here’s Clara encountering her friend throughout his timeline… So many Doctor’s appointments!

Facing the Raven

Striking storyboards reveal how Clara’s death scene was planned with artwork that was right up our street…

The Story of Clara

From defiant Dalek to time-travelling teacher… We tell the tale of an Impossible Girl…

Jenna’s Favourite Episodes…

Can you guess her faves before watching the video?

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The 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:36am

We’re delighted to confirm that Greg Davies and Matt Lucas will be joining Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

Greg Davies is the writer and star of Man Down and his appearance in BBC Three’s Cuckoo earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme. He played ‘Mr Gilbert’ in The Inbetweeners and is also a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian.

Matt Lucas is a BAFTA TV Award winner who shot to prominence as George Dawes in the anarchic game show, Shooting Stars. He went onto achieve huge success alongside David Walliams in shows including Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. He’s also featured in hit movies like Shaun of the Dead and Bridesmaids.

So, that’s the cast… But what the Doctor will be up to this festive season? Well…

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from carols and comedy antlers. But when the Time Lord’s help is requested he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy! King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious and his giant robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and at a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time…

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Weekly Challenge: Create a maze game!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:16am

This weeks Game Maker Challenge is to create a maze game! It can feature any of the characters and objects available in the Game Maker, but it must be a maze style game... 

Publish your creation to the Game Maker arcade and we will feature our favourites next week!

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Weekly Challenge Roundup: Your TARDIS games!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:14am

Last weeks challenge was to create a game featuring the TARDIS... Here are some of our favourites!

Click on the titles to play each game...

Daleks the Attack

Dalek vs TARDIS

Cloister of the TARDIS


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'Face the Raven' Roundup

TARDIS Newsroom - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 6:46am

'Face The Raven' has now been aired in the UK, here is the round up of the reactions and reviews from around the web, for those of you who haven't seen it yet beware as this will all be considered SPOILERS.

[View the story "'Face The Raven' Roundup" on Storify]

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Long Distance Clara…

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:02pm

It’s not often the Doctor has to thank Missy for anything, but it was his old frenemy who originally put Clara in touch with the Doctor in The Bells of Saint John. Of course, by that stage he’d already met three ‘versions’ of her …

He encountered the ‘Oswin Oswald’ version in Asylum of the Daleks – the brave, cheeky but ultimately doomed ‘soufflé girl’ who helped the Doctor escape his oldest enemies.

And in Victorian London he was helped by Clara Oswin Oswald - a young barmaid and governess born in November, 1866. Although she was killed by the evil ‘Ice Governess’ she now had the Doctor’s attention and he resolved to solve the mystery of the girl twice dead… He came close to a clue when he met Clara as a child, but failing to recognise her, he allowed her to simply walk away…

Although Clara became the Doctor’s companion in The Bells of Saint John she remained the ‘Impossible Girl’. A conundrum to be solved. Or as the Doctor put it, ‘…a mystery wrapped in an enigma…’

The Doctor even visited Caliburn House to seek the opinion of empath Emma Grayling who simply told him, ‘She’s a perfectly ordinary girl. Very pretty, very clever, more scared than she lets on…’

In The Name of the Doctor the mystery was solved when Clara followed the Great Intelligence into the Doctor’s timeline. She was splintered into many different versions of herself, each intent on rescuing the Doctor… He was able to extract her and return her to our normal plain where she became a school teacher at Coal Hill!

She helped the Doctors make the right choice in The Day of the Doctor and persuaded the Time Lords to grant him a new regeneration cycle in The Time of the Doctor. But the new, spikier Doctor shocked her… He asked if he was a good man and Clara had to admit she no longer knew…

During the early days of this new Doctor she met and fell in love with Danny Pink. Juggling life with Danny and the Doctor was tricky, not helped by Time Lord’s aversion to the man he called PE!

Over time she grew attached to the ‘new’ Doctor, warming to his understated kindness and the way that his old heroism and bravery were still guiding this timeless hero. After Danny died defending Earth she threw herself more rigorously into her adventures with the Doctor, relishing the excitement and helter-skelter action that travels in the TARDIS inevitably delivered…

That reckless streak concerned the Doctor and he attempted to curb her enthusiasm… But when Clara saw an opportunity to help Rigsy, even though it meant putting her life in danger, she seized the opportunity. This time there would be no escape and she was forced to face the raven. She asked the Doctor to be proud of here and then, unflinching and brave, she walked across ancient cobbles and…

Clara will be missed by the Doctor, by Rigsy, maybe even by Ashildr and certainly by the many whose lives she touched. But Clara Oswald, the funny, feisty, heroic and human Impossible Girl, will be missed most keenly by us.

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