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Doctor Who and Sherlock: The Six Cross-Overs

BBC - Doctor Who - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:00am

Yes, we know there are more than half a dozen links between Who and Holmes but in honour of the Great Detective’s return in The Six Thatchers, we thought we’d limit ourselves to six of the best! So, here are some of our favourite cross-overs (sort of!) between the Time Lord and the detective…

Peter Capaldi played Sherlock Holmes!

Back in the mid-90s Peter was a regular on The All New Alexei Sayle Show and - as we can deduce from the pic above - in one sketch he played Sherlock Holmes opposite Alexei’s Doctor Watson!

The Doctor once pretended to be Sherlock Holmes!

Okay, he never expected the evil Simeon to take him seriously, but in a hilarious scene in The Snowmen the Doctor swans into his enemy’s HQ dressed in a deerstalker, claiming to be Holmes and firing off wild deductions… ‘I see from your collar stud you have an apple tree and a wife with a limp! Am I right?’ When Simeon snaps back that he doesn’t even have a wife, the exasperated Doctor replies, ‘Bit of a tree? Bit of a wife? Some apples? Come on, work with me here!’

Was Holmes based on Madame Vastra?

The Doctor’s old friend, Madame Vastra, has been called ‘the Great Detective’ – a name normally associated with Sherlock Holmes, and she’s been known to do a bit of sleuthing around the streets of Victorian London… In fact in The Snowmen, Simeon told her, ‘You realise Doctor Doyle [Arthur Conan Doyle – the creator of Sherlock Holmes] is almost certainly basing his fantastical tales on your own exploits? With a few choice alterations, of course. I doubt the readers of The Strand magazine would accept that the great detective is, in reality, a woman…’

Tom Baker Street

The mighty Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) left Doctor Who in 1981 and the following year played Sherlock in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Other actors who’ve played Holmes include the brilliant Nicholas Briggs (the ‘voice of the monsters’), Richard Hurndall (who played the First Doctor in The Five Doctors) and Richard E. Grant (Doctor Simeon). Gemma Chan (Mia, pictured below in The Waters of Mars) starred in the second episode of Sherlock, Caroline John (70s companion Liz Shaw) appeared in Tom Baker’s Hound and Frances Barbour (Kovarian) was fabulous as Madame Schirmer in the movie, Mr Holmes!

Once you have eliminated the impossible…

Sherlock Holmes has been mentioned quite a bit in Doctor Who… The Third Doctor insulted the Brigadier’s powers of deduction, scathingly noting the military man was ‘not exactly a little Sherlock Holmes’ and the character’s creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, was referenced in Ghost Light. He’s even been quoted during The Hungry Earth when Elliot told Rory, ‘Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.’

And, of course…

The award-winning BBC drama, Sherlock, has more Doctor Who links than you can shake a deerstalker at. Its co-creators are Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (I don’t think we need to list their Doctor Who credentials…) and Stephen Thompson (The Curse of the Black Spot and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) has written two episodes of the show and co-written a third.

Directors Euros Lyn, Toby Haynes, Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy and Douglas Mackinnon have all helmed episodes of both Doctor Who and Sherlock and if that wasn’t enough, The Six Thatchers was directed by the brilliant Rachel Talalay whose previous credits include Dark Water / Death in Heaven and Heaven Sent / Hell Bent.

Want a final connection between the two shows? Well, both Sherlock and the Doctor are back in 2017… They’ve both been missed and we can’t wait for their return!

BBC iPlayer users can watch the latest episode of Doctor Who and The Six Thatchers premieres on BBC One on New Year’s Day at 8.30pm. Find out more about the new series of Sherlock now!

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'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' Roundup

TARDIS Newsroom - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 7:57am


'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' 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.
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Ten Things We Know About Bill

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 5:01am

She’s in for some incredible adventures…

Okay. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. She’s hopping aboard the TARDIS with the Doctor which means her life is about to become more fun, more dangerous and more amazing than she could ever have imagined. Buckle up, Bill!

Inside Info

Bill is ‘…funny and geeky and vulnerable. There’s a goofiness to her and a big heart.’ How do we know that? Simple – that’s what Pearl Mackie (who plays Bill) told us!

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So the Doctor works at a university now? What? And she serves chips there? Well, whenever the Doctor spends time at a school or uni or academy, it turns out to be holding some pretty dark secret. Think Daleks, Skovox Blitzer, Krillitanes… So we reckon Bill will be plunged into adventure from the moment she starts hanging with the Time Lord…

She asks questions… A LOT of questions…

Well, wouldn’t you? But we love the fact she asks the questions we’d ask if we were right there by the Doctor’s side. Like why do Daleks screech EXTERMINATE when – as Bill pointed out – saying KILL would save a lot of time!? Showrunner Steven Moffat said, ‘Bill is someone who asks the questions that nobody has asked for 53 years!’

Just what the Doctor ordered…

Bill is gonna shake it up! As Peter Capaldi revealed, the new companion ‘…will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures!’

She’s got a temper on her…

Considering Doctor Who can be a bit bonkers at times, Pearl Mackie was struck by how human and ‘relatable to’ Bill will be. She’s said Bill has a temper and can make mistakes and we’re looking forward to seeing how that plays with the Doctor. Can’t help remembering that Sarah Jane Smith could really fly off the handle and she worked out pretty well!

GSOH

Even when evading the Time Lord’s mortal enemies she’s still got time for a joke or two. ‘Is there a Dalek at the back with two suckers and no gun…’ she asked the Doctor, ‘and he’s really hacked off?’

If you think you know the Doctor, Bill will make you think again!

In 2016, Steven Moffat revealed, ‘If I gave you one tone word for this series it’s new. It's brand new. You’re getting to see the Doctor all over again through a very different pair of eyes. In fact, we went to particular pains to make sure that episode one is really episode one. It could be the first episode you ever see. It explains the entire mythos of Doctor Who — in the two minutes it takes — and you can start there!’

She’s now!

Early rumours suggested that Bill would be from Earth’s recent history, but Steven Moffat confirmed that was not the case. Bill’s right now and because of that, she’s the perfect person to be our eyes and ears on the Doctor’s adventures!

The wonders of time and space await!

As Bill says in the trailer, ‘Now we go everywhere! Any space! Any time!’ In short, Bill is about to see the universe anew… and through her, so are we!

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Doctor Who returns in 2017!

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Behind the Scenes of The Return of Doctor Mysterio

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 5:00am

The 2016 Christmas Special was one of the most spectacular to date and we take a peek behind the scenes to look at the making of The Return of Doctor Mysterio…

The Return of Doctor Mysterio was Peter’s third Christmas Special. Or his fourth if we’re counting his brief appearance at the close of The Time of the Doctor!

It wasn’t just the return of Doctor Mysterio, Matt Lucas was also back in the famous duffel coat playing Nardole!

Scenes featuring the streets of New York were shot at the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria which have specially created sets designed to recreate the Big Apple. But Lucy’s apartment and its rooftop terrace were created in the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Wales.

Peter prepares for his next scene… The episode was directed by Ed Bazalgette who previously helmed The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived.

Justin Chatwin gets to grips with another action scene… And Aleksandar Jovanovic (Dr Sim)!

Charity Wakefield (Lucy) described the role as ‘an early Christmas present’!

Finishing touches being applied to this detail from Harmony Shoal’s New York office.

Shooting on the Special began on 5 September and wrapped on 4 October, 2016. Want more? Check out a bunch of great extras for The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

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Make your own personalised Doctor Who video message!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:50am

Thanks to magic of Time Lord technology you can now appear in a Doctor Who themed video message, or give one of your friends a starring role! You can also add your own text and then share the whole thing on social media or email it directly to someone special!

It’s super simple to do and only takes two shakes of a sonic screwdriver to complete. Just remember, before you upload your pic, make sure you’ve got the permission of everyone in the photo to use it!

You can also make messages that have a Sherlock theme or an EastEnders theme and there’s no limit to the number of videos you can make and send, so nobody needs to feel left out!

Find out more and start making your own personalised Doctor Who video message now!

Please note, you must be 16 years old or older to use ‘Your Festive Message’. T&Cs apply which you can find at the link above.

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Doctor Who emoji quiz: Festive edition!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 6:00am

Test your Doctor Who knowledge by deciphering these festive emoji plots and guessing the Christmas episode!

If you're stuck, answers are at the bottom of the page…

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1. The Husbands of River Song  2. The Runaway Bride  3. The Snowmen

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Ask Peter Capaldi!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:17am

Update! The event we talked about in the feature below has taken place! You can watch the videos of Peter Capaldi replying to your questions now!

We’ve all got a million things we’d like to ask Peter Capaldi… and now’s your chance! Okay, not to ask him a million things, but to at least pose that one burning question you have for him!

On Wednesday (14th December) we’ll put your questions to Peter. His answers will be filmed and immediately released on the official Doctor Who twitter feed. Yes! It’s as though Christmas has come early!

So, how do you get involved? Simply tweet your question using #AskPeterCapaldi and we’ll select a whole bunch of our faves and put them to him. You can follow the fun and catch all his replies on our twitter feed from 3.45pm (UK time) on Wednesday.

You can ask about The Return of Doctor Mysterio or anything that relates to Peter and Doctor Who but it goes without saying we won’t be giving away any spoilers!

So, get your thinking caps on and tweet us your most imaginative questions, and don’t forget to follow the feed on Wednesday afternoon!

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Nine Christmas-related things you (probably) didn’t know about Doctor Who…

BBC - Doctor Who - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:37am

...can you supply the tenth?

1. The Unquiet Dead (set during Christmas, 1869) was initially entitled, ‘My Name’s Dickens... Charles Dickens’!

2. Dreaming of a Red Christmas? The November 2009 adventure, The Waters of Mars, was originally intended to be a Christmas Special and a few seasonal references survived, such as Bowie Base’s crew preparing for Christmas dinner. Its working title was the festive, Red Christmas.

3. Justin Chatwin plays The Ghost in The Return of Doctor Mysterio and he’s no stranger to superheroes… His very first onscreen appearance came in the pilot episode of Smallville, the US series that covered the early years of Clark Kent/Superman – one of the characters that inspired The Ghost!

4. Doctor Who was the first TV drama granted permission to film on top of the Tower of London. The scenes formed an important part of The Christmas Invasion and were shot in a sunny July, 2005!

5. What did you think of the Christmas Special, Miracle on Bannerman Road, from The Sarah Jane Adventures? Never heard of it? That’s because although the story was originally planned to round off the show’s fourth season, sadly it never made it to the production stage. The adventure would have riffed off Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and there was even talk of Tom Baker (seen below with Matt Smith) appearing in it!

6. And talking of Specials that never made it – Expelliarmus! Doctor Who’s former head writer and exec producer, Russell T Davies, wanted J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books, seen below) to appear in a Christmas episode… The adventure would have seen the imagination of ‘good old JK’ not just become real, but transformed into a world that the Tenth Doctor would have to battle through!

7. Sheila Dunn played the wonderfully named Blossom Lefavre in the very first Christmas Special back in 1965. Sheila was the daughter of Bill Dunn, the famous engineer who designed the bulletproof engine of the plane seen in Victory of the Daleks – the Spitfire! Sheila returned to Doctor Who in The Invasion and Inferno (as seen below) and later found fame playing the mother of Harry Hill!

8. Douglas Camfield, who directed the 1965 Christmas Special, had wanted it to be Doctor Who’s first cross-over ep featuring characters and places used in the BBC police drama, Z Cars. But that show’s producer, David Rose, didn’t find the idea arresting (ouch!) and vetoed it!

Above: A moment from Z Cars - It Never Rains.

9. What do the evil genius Professor Kettlewell (from Robot) and the Doctor’s daughter (from err, The Doctor’s Daughter) have in common? Both were played by actors – Edward Burnham and Georgia Tennant, née Moffett – who were born on Christmas Day.

Have you got a tenth top trivia fact about the Doctor Who Christmas Specials? If so, tweet it using the hashtag #DWXmasFacts and we’ll retweet a few of our faves!

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The Return of Doctor Mysterio: What We Know So Far!

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 7:51am

This Christmas a certain Time Lord swings back into action and guess what… We can’t wait! Here’s what we know about the highly anticipated Special – so far! Contains minor spoilers. Obvs.

Unless you’ve been trapped in the catacombs of Ribos for the past few months, you’re probably aware that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special is called The Return of Doctor Mysterio! The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is joined once again by Nardole (Matt Lucas) and the episode is written by Steven Moffat who gave us a hint about what to expect… ‘I’ve always loved superheroes,’ he revealed, ‘and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world!’

Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black) stars as The Ghost and commented, ‘Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I've ever had the pleasure of being involved with.’ Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall) is on board as journalist Lucy Fletcher and you can see them all in action in the clip below…

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The cast also includes Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman. We also know it’s a 60 minute spesh directed by Ed Bazalgette who was previously at the helm for The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived.

Judging by the clip above, the Christmas Special is set in the present day and it’s been confirmed the plot involves New York being under threat from a deadly alien menace. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes in but for now, here’s another sneak peek into The Return of Doctor Mysterio…

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The Return of Doctor Mysterio: The Sneak Peek!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 9:47am

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Doctor Who’s relationship with Children in Need stretches back to 1983 and this year we were treated to a special preview clip from the Christmas Special!

What can we say about the sneak peek? Well, the Doctor is on top form and up to his attack eyebrows in trouble – no change there, then... Great to see Nardole back and we’re super-intrigued (no pun intended!) about The Ghost – the caped figure who can fly, withstand bullets and fire off a few wisecracks in case his arrival wasn’t memorable enough! We’re also looking forward to finding out more about Lucy Fletcher, the journalist who seems astonished by the fact she’s honest with the Doctor… How is she tied in with The Return of Doctor Mysterio?

We’ll be looking into the Christmas Special very soon but for now, enjoy the preview clip and if that’s not enough, check out what happened when the universe of Doctor Who collided with the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…

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The 2017 Series… Returning Writers, Cast Updates and More!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:56am

Back for the new series...

Next year’s series of Doctor Who has reached its fourth recording block, with Episodes 5 and 9 going shooting in Cardiff during November. The BBC Wales production team has revealed to DWM some exclusive news about these two episodes.

The writer for Episode 5 is Jamie Mathieson, who has previously written three episodes of Doctor Who: the DWM season-poll-topping Mummy on the Orient Express (2014), Flatline (2014) and (with Steven Moffat) The Girl Who Died (2015).

Jamie's first episode was the thrilling, Mummy on the Orient Express.

An excited Jamie tells DWM, “I’m back baby, and beyond stoked to be once again putting words in the mouths of the TARDIS crew. So what can I tell you? Well, my episode this year is very, very scary. Like, seriously so. ‘Let’s go behind the sofa and just stay there until it’s over’ scary. It’s got more shocks and tense scenes than anything I’ve ever written. And that’s coming from a man who once wrote an episode of My Parents Are Aliens. It’s also a taut thrill ride, a gag fest, a pitch black satire and, for the first time – [notices Steven Moffat approaching with cosh marked ‘no spoilers’] – I’m writing for Bill and Nardole!”

The guest cast for Jamie’s episode includes Kieran Bew, Justin Salinger, Peter Caulfield, Mimi Ndiweni and Karen Brayben.

Episode 9 of Doctor Who’s 2017 series is written by Rona Munro, author of the very last Doctor Who story of the show’s original 26-year run – the seminal and highly acclaimed 1989 Seventh Doctor adventure Survival. Since then, Rona has gone on to become one of the most successful writers working in the industry, with countless theatre, television and radio credits to her name.

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Watch a moment from Rona's first Doctor Who adventure: Survival.

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Speaking to DWM, Rona reveals, “Writing Survival was my dream job, but it was a mournful time in the show’s history. This has been a very different experience. There’s more of everything; people, resources, confidence, success... but the same constantly renewing and indefinable wonder that is Doctor Who. When I was very small and watching the First Doctor, I had a special cushion known as ‘Rona’s Doctor Whocushion’. I would hide my face in it when the Daleks or other monsters appeared on screen! The Eaters of Light is my version of other stories that have haunted me for almost as long.”

Joining the regular cast for Rona’s episode are Rebecca Benson, Daniel Kerr, Juwon Adedokun, Brian Vernel, Ben Hunter, Aaron Phagura, Sam Adewunmi and Billy Matthews.

Once these episodes are in the can, the series reaches the mid-point of shooting, with Episodes 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 still to go before the cameras. The new series of Doctor Who – starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill and Matt Lucas as Nardole – will hit TV screens in spring 2017.

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Doctor Who on Children in Need: Five Fave Moments!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 6:23am

On Friday (Nov 18th) you’ll be able to catch an exclusive preview clip from this year’s Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio! It’ll be shown as part of the BBC’s Children in Need night and continues a tradition that’s seen Doctor Who supporting and appearing in the charity’s big evening for over 30 years!

So we dipped into the TARDIS archives and present five of our favourite times that Doctor Who has materialised on Children in Need…

Time Crash! (2007)
The Tenth Doctor met the Fifth Doctor in the special minisode that showed both of them doing what they do best – showing off, trading quips and saving the universe! But it was also a lovely nod to the show’s past. ‘You know,’ the Tenth Doctor told his Fifth incarnation, ‘I loved being you… You were my Doctor!’

'To days to come...'

'All my love to long ago...'

The Great Detective (2012)
Things were looking bad for the Doctor in 2012. He’d lost the Ponds and had ‘retired’, sulking about Victorian London wearing a grim expression and a rather fabulous hat. But things were looking good for Doctor Who fans on Children in Need night that year as this special minisode, The Great Detective, caught up with the Time Lord and his old friends, Vastra, Jenny and Strax…

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The Five Doctors (1983)
Doctor Who first got involved in Children in Need back in 1983 when the show’s twentieth anniversary special was broadcast on the charity’s big night. The Five Doctors featured Cybermen, a Dalek, a Yeti, old companions and (yep, you guessed it), five – count ’em – five Doctors! What a way to make an entrance…

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Splendid fellows... All of them!

Meet the Tenth Doctor! (2005)
We’d glimpsed the Tenth Doctor at the very end of The Parting of the Ways, but a brief scene shown during 2005’s Children in Need properly introduced David Tennant’s take on the Time Lord. Ahh, memories… Allons-y!

New Doctor... New teeth!

'Hold on tight - here we go!'

Dimensions in Time (1993)
Okay. It was a bit nuts. Lots of returning Doctors, companions, the brilliant Brigadier and a bunch of familiar foes who are (Albert) squaring up to each other in EastEnders’ Walford. And if that wasn’t crazy enough, there was a bit of timey-wimey action going on as we zipped back and forth between 1973 and 2013. Sample dialogue from the Fourth Doctor: ‘…a renegade Time Lord known only as the Rani… She hates me. She even hates children!’ Come on… Where’s your sense of humour?!

And Coming Soon…
We nipped forward in time and had a gander at the exclusive The Return of Doctor Mysterio clip that’ll be shown on BBC One on Friday! And yes, we can confirm it’s now one of our fave Children in Need moments…

Find out more about this year’s Children in Need!

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5 times Daleks have broken our hearts…

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:31pm

We’ve already seen Bill introduced to the Daleks and loved her reaction to Doctor’s oldest enemies! And how do we feel about them? Well, we can deal with the Daleks trying to exterminate anything that moves and we’re fine with them zooming through the air like they’re trying to collect frequent flier points. But please, for the love of the Doctor, no more breaking our hearts! Here’s a roll call of heart-breaking moments so far…

The whole Oswin is a Dalek thing

We liked Oswin. A lot. The whole soufflé, cheeky, helping the Doctor thing was ace. Then it turns out she’s a Dalek. A Dalek in a red dress. Didn’t see that one coming.

Exterminating Lynda with a ‘y’

She was so sweet. Then she was so dead. Lynda with a why, why, why?

Shooting the Doctor in the middle of his big reunion with Rose

We’d waited ages for them to get back together, only for a Dalek to ruin it with the biggest gooseberry moment in world history. Thanks for that.

Shooting Captain Jack

It was back in the days before Jack kept coming back to life so when he was shot, we’ll admit it – it hurt.

Rusty

He pointed out the Doctor’s faults (surely that’s Clara’s job?) and then went off to fight his fellow Daleks, alone. Can’t help feel sorry for that old Rusty rebel.

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BBC Children in Need to preview Doctor Who Christmas Special

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 5:00am

BBC Children in Need will play host to an exclusive clip from this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special on the charity’s annual Appeal night, Friday 18th November.

The sneak peek will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi and Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, team up with an investigative reporter played by Charity Wakefield and a masked vigilante played by Justin Chatwin to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion before the full episode, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’, airs at Christmas.

Written by Steven Moffat, they will be joined by Adetomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The exclusive clip will form part of BBC Children in Need’s Appeal Show on Friday 18th November, 7pm, BBC One whilst the 60 minute special will air later in the year at Christmas.

The programme is executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).

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Experimental Doctor Who Don’t Blink game goes live!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:38am

If you like to try something a bit different and think you’re brave enough to take on the Weeping Angels, we have a Halloween treat for you!

We have just launched the Doctor Who Don’t Blink mini-game, which is an experiment for BBC Taster to see whether your webcam can successfully detect eye movements and be used as a game controller. We thought the Weeping Angels were a perfect fit for this! We’re also interested in finding out whether you would enjoy more, short, fun branded mini-games.

It’s a fun game, but it’s not for the faint hearted!

You’re alone in the attic of an abandoned house and the Weeping Angels are coming for you. The aim is to survive until the Doctor can send the TARDIS to save you. To help, he’s rigged up your webcam to CCTV around the house so you can watch the Angels. They can only move when you’re not looking at them so, whatever you do, don’t blink! Your webcam should detect when you blink or look away. 

We can’t wait to see what you think. Does your webcam detect your eye movements? Do the Angels approach when you blink? Can you win the game if you hold your stare?

Have a play and, if you like it, rate it and challenge your friends to try it too.

This pilot works on Chrome 48.x or higher, Firefox 43.x or higher, Windows 10 Edge on desktop only.

Play 'Doctor Who Don't Blink' now on BBC Taster!

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'The Moonbase' is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 337

Art Trap Productions - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:16pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 337
Running Time: 2:02:55

The second ever Cybermen story in Doctor Who, the second Doctor classic, 'The Moonbase' is reviewed, plus news, feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

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337 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 12:44am

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 337
Running time: 2:02:55

The second ever Cybermen story, the classic second Doctor story,'The Moonbase' is reviewed, plus news, feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

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

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 Superhero Adventure for Christmas Day

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 2:49pm

This Christmas on BBC One, the Doctor teams up with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special written by Steven Moffat, titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’.

The family favourite will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Steven Moffat, Writer and Executive Producer, said:

“I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world. My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

 

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Grant will be played by Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds). He comments on joining the Doctor Who team for the special:

“Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”

Matt Lucas (Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special with Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One and is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), it was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

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