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How to Watch Doctor Who Extra: Listen

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 1:54pm

If you enjoy finding out more about Doctor Who and the people who make the show, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing. This week’s episode goes behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Listen and we reveals how the idea for the episode came about and we discover what Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman thought of this unique adventure.

Crammed with exclusive footage from the making of the show, Doctor Who Extra: Listen includes fascinating interviews with Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny and Orson), writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and director Douglas Mckinnon. It’s your ten minute programme giving you access all areas to the thrills, chills and romance of series 8’s fantastic fourth episode!

Doctor Who Extra: Listen 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   10:55pm – 1:45am          

Sunday      9am – 10:20am, 12pm – 1pm           

Monday     7:25pm – 9pm          

Tuesday       midnight – 6am, 7:55pm - midnight       

Wednesday        8pm - midnight

Thursday             4am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 1pm, 9:30pm – 10:55pm


And don’t forget you can still enjoy the first three episodes of Doctor Who Extra, online now!

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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:36am

Watch Doctor Who on Saturday at 7.30pm and prepare to meet the last man standing in the universe, follow the start of a romance for Clara and find out what haunts the Doctor…

Listen is written by Steven Moffat and is another chiller, so if you enjoyed his Tenth Doctor adventure, Blink, you’ll love Listen. The episode has some great moments of humour and several fast-paced action sequences and is directed by Douglas Mackinnon whose previous credits include The Power of Three and Cold War. Samuel Anderson returns as Danny, last seen during Into the Dalek and the Doctor asks the question, ‘What’s that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye? What’s the footstep following, but never passing by?’

Listen: This Saturday on BBC One at 7.30pm. You can watch a trailer for it now or check out moments from the story in the episode gallery.

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Doctor Who: Listen

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:01pm

Listen is on BBC One this Saturday at 7.30pm!

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Time Lord is alone… and what scares him?

See the trailer for the episode now!

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Doctor Who Extra: Robot of Sherwood

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:34pm

Doctor Who Extra is the new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. Robot of Sherwood featured Ben Miller as the Sheriff with Tom Riley as the legendary Robin Hood as well as sword fights, archery, plenty of merriment with the Merry Men and the Doctor battling to foil an evil alien plot… So what was it like creating and shooting such an amazing episode? 

Doctor Who Extra gives you a backstage pass to the making of Robot of Sherwood. There’s some exclusive footage from the filming plus great interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ben Miller, Tom Riley and writer Mark Gatiss.

Doctor Who Extra: Robot of Sherwood  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 - 11.00pm 
Sunday                 4.30pm - 7.00pm 
Monday               9.25pm - 10.00pm 
Tuesday               Throughout the day from 6pm
Wednesday        Throughout the day until 6.55pm
Thursday             2:00pm - 7:25pm

Don’t forget you can still enjoy Doctor Who Extra: Deep Breath and Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek and, of course, the next episode of the series will be available immediately after Listen on Saturday, 13 September.

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Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:20pm

Doctor Who Extra is the brand new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. The latest episode gives you a backstage pass to the return of the Daleks and catches up with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as they welcome back the Doctor’s old foes!

This week’s ten minute programme also features exclusive interviews with lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat and Nicholas Briggs who has provided the voices of the Daleks since their return in 2005. We also speak to Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink) about the romance between a certain two teachers at Coal Hill School…

Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek 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 9.30pm-10.20pm

Sunday 4.20pm-7.00pm

Sunday 9.00pm-10.00pm

Wednesday 4.00pm-7.25pm

Thursday 9.00pm-6.00am (Friday morning)

Friday 7.00pm-7.25pm


Don’t forget you can still enjoy Doctor Who Extra: Deep Breath and, of course, the next episode of the series will be available immediately after Robot of Sherwood on Saturday, 06 September.

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Doctor Who Extra: Available Now Online and On Red Button

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 2:31pm

Doctor Who Extra is the brand new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. It follows Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and the team from the earliest days of Deep Breath’s production as the Twelfth Doctor’s debut series was dramatically created throughout the end of 2013 and 2014.

The first episode of Doctor Who Extra is available now on BBC iPlayer and features remarkable footage of Peter and Jenna at their first ever read through together, plus Peter’s thoughts on becoming the Doctor and saying that immortal line: “I’m the Doctor!” The 10 minute programme looks at the creation of Half-Face Man, the Time Lord’s latest costume and even takes a quick dip into the Doctor Who archive.

But if you can’t catch it on BBC iPlayer it’s available via Red Button during the times below:

Sunday, 24 August: 6:15pm-7pm

Tuesday, 26 August: 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, 27 August: 10am-4pm

Thursday, 28 August: 5pm-9pm

Friday, 29 August: 3:45pm-11pm, 2am-6am

And of course, the next episode of Doctor Who Extra will be available immediately after Into the Dalek on Saturday, 30 August.

We hope you enjoy it!

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The TARDIS crash lands on London’s iconic Parliament Square ahead of the Doctor Who series launch

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:27am

In an explosive return to the UK from the world tour, the Doctor - Peter Capaldi - and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.

Ahead of the eighth series returning to BBC One this weekend, the theme of the crashed time machine was in keeping with the feature-length opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, which sees the Doctor arrive in Victorian London to find a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.

In front of the TARDIS and through the debris of dinosaur bones, the show’s transmission date can be seen emblazoned in the grass – Saturday 23rd August. Deep Breath airs at 7.50 PM.


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BBC iPlayer launches exclusive Doctor Who Extra series

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:11am

The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra - a brand new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor. Over the course of 12 programmes we trace the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of episodes yet, getting the inside take on series 8 from the people who made it.

The Doctor Who Extra team had unparalleled access to stars including Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, such as Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, and directors also contribute as they spill the beans on the on and off-screen drama.

Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.

Packed with emotion, great stories and a real sense of ‘access all areas’, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s a like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens.

Doctor Who Extra is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin and Jo Pearce. Each 10 minute Doctor Who Extra episode will be available after that week’s Doctor Who episode on BBC One.

*Audiences will also be able to access Doctor Who Extra via the BBC’s Red Button.

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New Series: All the Episode Titles and More

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:51am

We can officially confirm all the episode titles and writers for the new series of Doctor Who which begins on Saturday at 7.50pm on BBC One…

Episode 1: Deep Breath.
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay

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Famous ‘First’ Lines... Updated with Answers!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:59am

A new Doctor’s first adventure is always unique as the world finds out what kind of Time Lord will now be saving the universe. There have been many memorable moments where the new costume is revealed or a confused companion shares that awkward first conversation with the regenerated figure before them…

So, how much can you remember about new Doctors’ debuts? Below you’ll find five quotes from new Doctors’ first full adventures… All you have to do is identify the Doctor and the episode! (We’ve now added the answers below, so no peeking before you’ve had a bash!)

“Regeneration in my case is a swift but volcanic experience.”

“All those planets, and creatures and horizons! I haven't seen them yet!”

“Oh, I can't have changed that much, surely?”

“Time to put on a show!”

“I think the nose is a definite improvement…”


Answers: The first line was spoken by the Sixth Doctor during The Twin Dilemma and the second line was delivered by the Tenth Doctor at the close of The Christmas Invasion. The Third Doctor asked the question, “Oh, I can't have changed that much, surely?” when speaking to the Brigadier in the opening episode of Spearhead from Space and the Eleventh Doctor announced it was “Time to put on a show!” in The Eleventh Hour. And finally, after seeing his new face in Robot, the Fourth Doctor mused, “I think the nose is a definite improvement…”

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New Doctor, New Wallpapers...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:00am

The feature-length special, Deep Breath, hits our TV screens at 7.50pm on Saturday, 23 August. That means the new Doctor materialises on BBC One in just nine days!

But if you’d like him on your computer screens right now, no problem! Simply download a version of one of the images below and set it as your wallpaper.

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



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Jenna Coleman Interview

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:32am

Jenna Coleman first appeared in Doctor Who in September, 2012 and as companion Clara Oswald she’s stood up to Cybermen, sunk in a submarine and been caught in the epic Time War. But now she might just be facing her biggest challenge yet as she comes to terms with having a new Doctor… In this interview, Jenna Coleman talks about what’s in store for Clara, shooting the new series and, of course, Peter Capaldi…

Question: How is Clara feeling about having a new Doctor?
Jenna Coleman: For Clara it unbalances her and throws everything up in the air. She has gone from feeling safe - in moments of danger the Doctor would catch her - and thinking she had it all sussed, then suddenly this new guy has come along who she can’t quite access in the same way. He’s removed, he’s not as patient, and he’s much more alien and enigmatic. It’s really hard for her. Her best friend is a changed person, and it is a very difficult for her to accept that and move forward.

Q: What is Clara’s relationship like with the Doctor?
JC: It’s interesting because it’s a really changed dynamic. It’s very funny, there’s a lot of bickering. There’s no one that can wind her up as much as this Doctor can, because he’s just a loose cannon. He has this mad curiosity. It puts Clara out of her comfort zone and totally out of control, so we see the control freak in her really ramp up. What I think is really good about it is it’s an unlikely friendship. Even if she wanted to leave she can’t, because she’s bonded to him. He absolutely infuriates her. He annoys her. No one else can wind her up quite like it – but she just loves him. The friendship is strange and charming.

Q: Would you say the tone of the show has changed this year?
JC: It feels different. The pace is different, and the tone. It’s definitely darker, but again I think it’s because the Doctor is much more removed and not as accessible to humans. The show feels complex, and the Doctor is complicated. He’s this heroic figure but he can’t quite accept he’s a hero. It’s also the Doctor getting to know himself again as well as the audience, and Clara, getting to know him. There’s definitely this element of beginning again as there always is with a regeneration. He’s much more of a tough cookie, and there’s fierceness to it now I think. Peter is just so dynamic as well, he’s a firecracker. That is really interesting for Clara, because when they go on these adventures – yes it’s fun and it is full of adventure – but actually it is dangerous as well.  The risk-taking is heightened.

Q: What is in store for Clara this series? Do we learn anything new about her?
JC: You see a lot more of her home life. We see how she lives her life, and how she lives a double life. Spending time at home, being a teacher and living a normal life, and then very separately sneaking off and having these mad, wonderful, magical adventures with the Doctor. Actually, it is quite exhausting for her. She’s trying to keep a lid on it, and she arrives back at school soaking wet with seaweed on her shoulder for example, and she has to explain that. It’s a theme throughout the series, lying and why we lie, lying to protect someone you love. It’s this web of lies that she gets herself tangled in.

Q: How have you found working with Peter?
JC: It’s been a joy. He’s so funny and so generous. That’s one of the things from day one on the shoot. He was looking after me on his first day, which I just think is testament to the type of man he is. He is the epitome of grace. He is that kind of man that takes care of all of those around him. Despite all of that, he’s just so skilled and so brave and bold in the choices that he makes, and really clever and dynamic. What I love about him is that he’s so prepped and immersed in the job, but then at a moment’s notice he’s not afraid to abandon any plan and try something else. He’s a really fearless actor that’s very generous to those around him. We just have such a laugh as well. We’ve laughed the whole way through the series together.

Q: Did you find yourself showing Peter the ropes?
JC: There’s silly basic things you can do like “there’s the canteen”. Silly things like that. What I really wanted to do was be as open as possible to change from the start, and also just make him feel supported and that he could try anything. I’d be up for trying anything. It was about being totally open with each other and trying to get that relationship as soon as possible so that we could get the best out of it. Also to allow him to really be able to explore, because that’s the kind of actor he is. He’s very explorative on set as well, so just being as responsive as I could to that so he could explore and find his Doctor. It’s been amazing to watch actually, especially watching episode one, and to see where he’s got to now having just finished the series. It’s a massive growth.

Q: What can you tell us about Clara’s relationship with Danny?
JC: She meets a man called Danny Pink – a teacher - who’s charming and lovely. He’s that perfect boyfriend really and is very supportive, but he doesn’t know anything about this double life she lives. She tries to hide it from him whilst at the same time falling in love. She becomes very torn between the two. It’s almost as if she’s having an affair, without having an affair, but the lying becomes more and more. Basically she’s trying to manage the two, and have these two men in her life. It becomes quite a hurtful thing and quite a hard thing for her because she’s totally torn between the two, and trying to have both at once without being able to do it successfully.

Q: What’s it been like working with Sam Anderson?
JC: It’s been great. He’s a dream. I think he’s going to be really popular in the show. He’s very laid back, very cool and collected, and he plays the trumpet in-between takes as well on set! He’s lovely. I do feel sorry for his character though, as he’s got this girlfriend who is completely stressed every time she appears after coming back from being with the Doctor. 

Jenna Coleman returns as Clara in Deep Breath on 23 August… See a trailer for the adventure now!

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Peter Capaldi Interview

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:16am

Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor when Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 23 August with a feature-length episode called Deep Breath. In this interview, Peter discusses the iconic role, working with Jenna Coleman and filming his incredible first series…

Question: Can you describe your emotions on the first day when you stepped on set as the Doctor?
Peter Capaldi:
I was frightened and excited. My first proper day was stepping out of the TARDIS into a brand new world, which was exactly what was happening to me. Of course being inside the TARDIS you’re just inside a big box really. It’s not bigger on the inside, it’s just a prop and you’re in there with Jenna and a prop man who you’ve never met before. It was all a bit cosy. But it is frightening because you have to take on the challenge of this role, but at the same time it’s exhilarating because you are getting to step out the TARDIS as Doctor Who, and that’s an iconic role and a great position to be in.

Q: How are you feeling ahead of the new series starting?
PC: Apprehensive, excited, and keen.

Q: What have fans got to look forward to this series?
PC: They can look forward to some scary episodes, and some funny ones, and a Doctor who is difficult to keep up with, and who is more alien than perhaps we’ve seen for a while.

 Q: Since the show returned in 2005 have you always hoped the role would come your way?
PC: I was always interested but I never thought they’d come to me. So I was always interested because I liked the show very much, and I loved Chris (Eccleston), David (Tennant) and Matt (Smith). All of them I think have been fabulous. But I was always interested in being in it. I was always hoping someone would call me and say ‘What do you think of coming and being in an episode? – but I never thought they would think of me as Doctor Who.

Q: Have you received any advice from any of the other Doctors?
PC: Yes Matt and David. We are often in touch, they have been very good. David did take me for a coffee before it had been announced, and he just pointed out to me that I would become more visible and that my life would change in some way.

Q: You are a big Doctor Who fan. Is that an added pressure or an advantage?
PC: Both. It does add to the pressure because you’re hugely aware of how well the role has been played by previous incumbents, but at the same time you have a sort of relationship with it that that doesn’t have to be acted. It’s a knowledge and a closeness to it that takes you a long way down the road. You almost instinctively know what it is. You can recognise what it is and what it should be, because it’s in your DNA.

Q: Have you tried to take any mementos from on set yet?
PC: No I haven’t, I don’t need any mementos – I’m Doctor Who!

Q: What has been the best thing so far about being the Doctor?
PC: It’s working with all of these gifted people, because the crew, the designers and the cast are all so good at what they do. To be working with people who are so great at their jobs is a wonderful thing, and it’s a highly imaginative place to be in the studio when this is all going on. It’s fabulous from the point of view that you’re doing things you would never have done in other television shows. There isn’t another television show like it, where the central character can be blown up, or materialised underneath the sea or be in outer space. So to turn up every time you start a new episode and be submerged in a totally new world is certainly one of the best things about it. To be able to have the privilege of looking after this character for a while is the best thing about it for me. It’s that you’ve been given this very precious thing, and it’s your responsibility to try and keep him aflame until the next person comes along. You’re looking after the character and it looks after you too.

Q: Has there been a sequence you’ve particularly enjoyed filming?
PC: I’ve just been filming a sequence in which I have to be suspended on wires, 20 feet in the air for a whole day, and people kept worrying about me and saying ‘Are you OK? Are you alright?’ But it was fantastic! It was like being nine years old. To be carted up into the air on wires to pretend to fly, I was Doctor Who and Superman. It was absolutely brilliant. You know you’re safe and everyone is there looking after you. Where else is a man of my age going to be attached to wires and flung around a room? I think being on the wires is great fun.

Q: How do you feel about being the joint oldest Doctor?
PC: I think you learn to pace yourself and you recognise the dangers. Everybody counselled me about how physical the role is, but that’s great! It’s like exercise, you don’t have to go to the gym. You just come and play Doctor Who and run up and down corridors being chased by monsters, and run away from explosions. It keeps you fit, but obviously when you’ve been around the block a little bit like I have, you can actually say ‘I’m not running over that thing over there, that looks too dangerous.’ You can pace yourself more, and that’s what I’ve done. So touch wood we’re nearly there, and I’m surrounded by a great team who look after me. I think too much is made of my age, who cares? Doctor Who is over 2000 years old…

Q: What sort of response have you had from Doctor Who fans so far?
PC: My relationship with fans, either when I’ve met them or when they’ve written to me, that’s all been wonderful and kind and positive. It’s a delightful thing when people are pleased to meet Doctor Who, because Doctor Who is far more interesting than I am. So I get his smiles. The welcome look on people’s faces is because they’re meeting Doctor Who, not me. The fans have been wonderful, those that I’ve met. I’m not a creature of the internet, so I’m not out there finding out what people are saying, but I hope we will meet a lot more people. Especially with the world tour I’m going to meet lots of people. But genuinely the fans I have met have been very positive and a great support to me. That’s lovely. I know what Doctor Who fans are like because I am a Doctor Who fan myself. They’re good people.

Q: Are you looking forward to the audience reaction?
PC: It depends what it is. That’s the truth. It depends if they like me or not. The thing I do know because I’m a fan of Doctor Who is that if there are a lot of people who don’t like me, there will also be some people who really like me, and that’s quite a nice feeling. That’s the nature of the show. People will take sides.

Q: How has it been having Jenna on set to share the experience with?
PC: She’s great. Jenna has been absolutely brilliant.  I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion. She’s been so welcoming to me and so warm. I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to welcome me to the show. She’s just been delightful to work with, so I hope we can carry on doing that.

See Peter Capaldi in the latest trailers and teasers!


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