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This Week on Who… Clara's Costumes, Cast News and a Zygon on a Seahorse!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:45am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

  We checked out Clara's costumes and asked you 'which was your favourite look?'

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608334853973671936

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608966552499683328

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/609306934378897408

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608613487133212672

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https://instagram.com/p/3wL8sRDqXW/

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608613886292578304

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Doctor Who Stars to Visit Germany

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:45am

It’s been announced that Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (companion Clara Oswald), will visit Germany for a one-time-only fan event, live in Berlin on Friday, 17th July.

Commenting on the event, Peter Capaldi said, ‘So many German fans have already reached out to me about the show and I'm delighted to be travelling to their country to find out first hand why they love Doctor Who.’

The forthcoming trip will offer fans the opportunity to see the stars of the world’s longest running television sci-fi series, for the first time in Germany. It follows on from last year’s successful fan events across the globe during the Doctor Who: The World Tour where Capaldi and Coleman visited seven cities in 12 days including Cardiff, Seoul and Rio de Janeiro.

Doctor Who returns to our screens later this year and details of the Germany trip will be available on www.facebook.com/doctorwho in due course.

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Oswald for the Win! 13 of Clara’s Best Moments…

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:21am

We recently brought you 12 of the Doctor’s greatest moments but because Clara has always got to go one better, we now present 13 of Clara’s best moments…

Taking over the Asylum (of the Daleks)

Jenna Coleman’s Doctor Who debut gave us the smart, sassy ‘soufflé girl’ version of Clara. Frankly, she even made a planet full of mad Daleks seem like our kind of holiday destination.

All Aboard!

It’s great to see Clara enjoying her adventures with the Doctor! The shenanigans on the Orient Express convinced her to not call time on the Time Lord so we’ll always be grateful to that particular train journey for putting Clara back on track!

Clara, Take a Bow

She normally keeps her cool so it was a treat to see Clara’s squee-fest when she met Robin Hood. We can’t comment on reports that when asked if she’d return to his forest, she replied she ‘Sherwood’…

Lip Service

The episode may have been called The Snowmen but ‘Victorian Clara’ turned up the temperature when she snogged the Eleventh Doctor…

A stand out stand in

With the Doctor stuck in the tiny TARDIS it was up to Clara to ‘be’ the Doctor in Flatline. Best (stand in) Doctor ever?

Take a Deep Breath… The Ego has Landed!

Yeah, that happened.

Clara and Present Danger

Hats (or fezzes) off to Clara who never backs down from danger. This moment from The Rings of Akhaten where she squared up to a foe even the Doctor couldn’t defeat really saw her taking a leaf out of his book!

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Most people get home from school, flick the telly on and have a brew. Clara goes straight from school to ‘the most dangerous place in the universe’ and doesn’t miss a beat. That’s why she’s got the best life…

Top of the class!

Clara’s attitude to the kids in her class is A+ and when one asked for extra work, her reply – ‘Who asks for homework? Amateur!’ – was one of our faves.

Doing it for Danny

In Dark Water, Clara risked everything for the man she loved and was even willing to betray the Doctor. Zero out of ten for good ideas but 11 out of ten for determination.

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We love this moment from The Bells of Saint John as Clara takes her first trip in the TARDIS. She gets extra points for keeping that cup in her hand…

Saying Goodbye

Unlucky 13 brings is to the moment in Death in Heaven where she was willing to let the Doctor go, simply because she thought he’d be happier back on Gallifrey. No big speeches, no monsters in the room… Just an act of selfless devotion. It’s one of the reasons why Clara – and not just the Doctor – is a hero.

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Joivan Wade Returns as Rigsy in a New Series Episode Written by Sarah Dollard

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 6:16am

Filming has begun on episode 10 of the new series of Doctor Who and Joivan Wade, who played Rigsy in last year’s Flatline, is back! The episode is directed by Justin Molotnikov and written by Sarah Dollard whose previous credits include Being Human and the BBC’s acclaimed spy drama, The Game.

Sarah commented, ‘Getting to play in the Doctor Who toy box is a dream come true. It’s a total honour to contribute to a show that has brought me such joy as a fan. However, writing for Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman has presented a serious problem: some days I've been too excited to actually sit down and type!’

Watch an interview with Sarah Dollard about writing series 9, episode 10.

The episode sees the return of Joivan Wade as Rigsy, the young graffiti artist who helped save the world in Flatline. He’ll be reunited with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) in this new adventure although how and why he finds himself mixed up with the time traveling heroes is currently under wraps!

The guest cast for the new series includes Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced.

Categories: Doctor Who

This Week on Who… Cast News, Sneak Peeks and the Doctor Who Fan Show!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 9:05am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

  We revealed a new guest star for series 9!

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/606726695043899394

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/606798228919566339

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Rebecca Front to Guest Star in Doctor Who

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:14am

The BAFTA award-winning Rebecca Front joins the guest cast of the new series of Doctor Who.

Rebecca will guest in an adventure that sees the return of the Zygons, although her role in the show is currently closely guarded – possibly by UNIT who also appear in the action-packed two-parter!

Rebecca is well-known for regular roles in The Thick of It, Inspector Lewis and more recently, the BBC Four sitcom, Up the Women. In the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley she took the role of Mrs Bennet, mother of Lydia Wickham, played by Jenna Coleman.

It’s Rebecca’s first appearance in Doctor Who and she’ll be seen alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman who return later this year as the Doctor and Clara. She’s also joining Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) and Jemma Redgrave (Kate) who return in the two-parter written by Peter Harness.

Other members of the guest cast for series 9 include Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

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BBC Worldwide announces Official Doctor Who Festival for 2015

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:32am

BBC Worldwide has announced details of the official Doctor Who Festival which will take place at ExCeL, London, on the 13th, 14th and 15th November 2015. It will be attended by Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) along with series show runner Steven Moffat and it will offer fans an exclusive glimpse into how the world of Doctor Who is created.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘If having the world’s favourite Time Lord back on screen every week isn't enough for you (and it’s not for me) then The Doctor Who Festival in London is the place to be. I'll be heading there in November to join the fun and if it’s anything like the 50th anniversary event, then prepare yourself for total Time Lord mania.’

Visitors to the Festival will be able to explore an exciting array of backstage areas including theatre shows involving key talent, Interactive Workshops and ‘the ultimate Doctor Who shopping village’ offering photo opportunities and a vast range of merchandise.

Steven Moffat commented, ‘I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets! This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together.’

The Festival announcement comes in a week which has already revealed the Doctor will be moving into new Dimensions and we’ll have more news for you very soon!

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'The Brain of Morbius' is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 327

Art Trap Productions - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 2:27pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 327
Running Time: 2:04:35

We review the 4th Doctor story, The Brain of Morbius starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford and Kyle Jones.

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There’s a new Doctor Who game on the blocks…

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 6:48am

We’re delighted to confirm there’ll be even more ways to enjoy the world of Doctor Who very soon! That’s because iconic elements from the Doctor’s universe will be included in LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical brick building with interactive console gameplay.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One later this year with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara, all set for their greatest adventures yet in an epic series that also features Michelle Gomez as Missy and Games of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams. But the fact the TARDIS is currently off our screens hasn’t meant the world of Doctor Who has slowed down…

This latest announcement comes shortly after the show began broadcasting in India for the first time ever and of course, the Doctor Who Fan Show launched in May with Christel Dee presenting the fast, fun, weekly round-up. The Time Lord’s latest decade of heroics has also been celebrated in New York recently and last week we revealed that there’ll be a major Doctor Who panel at this July’s Comic-Con with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin all appearing at the San Diego event.

We’ll have more big news for you soon, both about the ongoing production of the new series and the broader world of Doctor Who!

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327 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:16pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 327
Running time: 2:04:35

We review the 4th Doctor story, DOCTOR WHO: The Brain of Morbius plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

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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12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s Greatest Moments

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:35am

As filming continues on the new series we look back on 12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s greatest moments so far. Drumroll, please… In no particular order, here’s our Doctorish dozen!

Monster hero…

The first individual the Twelfth Doctor tried to help was actually a dinosaur, putting his life in jeopardy to defend a vulnerable creature that found herself a long way from home. If that doesn’t define ‘hero’ they must have changed the meaning of the word when we weren’t looking.

Are you my mummy?

In terms of being a hero, the Twelfth Doctor really stepped up to the plate in Mummy on the Orient Express, taking the place of the Foretold’s next intended victim. He put his life on the line, saved the day and even had time for a mummy gag that we’d not heard for (band)ages.

Over the spoon!

Any old hero could defend himself from Robin Hood using a sword… Where’s the fun in that? Only the world’s greatest hero would use a spoon!

A Key Scene…

The Doctor is plummeting to Earth. Chances of survival falling as fast as he is. Missy and Sebastian look on in disbelief as he tugs his TARDIS key from an inside pocket and begins diving towards the little blue box… Sebastian asks for permission to squee so Missy shoots him. Harsh! We’d have said, ‘Go ahead!’ and probably joined in…

It’s all in the eyes…

We got a sneak peek of the Twelfth Doctor in the 50th anniversary special and the internet folded into itself in sheer delight. Quite right, too.

Doctor, Doctor…

We love the Doctor’s banter with Clara and this line from The Caretaker is one of our faves.

Flatlining?

The scene in Flatline where the Doctor tears from the TARDIS and banishes the Boneless is an absolute belter and if you’re not cheering when he declares, ‘I am the Doctor!’, well, check you’ve still got a pulse!

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What’s so great about this sequence from Into the Dalek? The Doctor/Clara banter? The Time Lord asking Morgan, ‘Are you the same one as before?’ (and the look on the soldier’s face as he replies) or the way the Doctor simply gives an unfazed ‘Hello, again,’ to the Dalek? Take your pick and enjoy the scene…

‘Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?’

The moment in Dark Water where the Doctor declared he would go ‘to hell’ for Clara confirmed what we always knew. Beneath that prickly exterior there beats hearts of gold.

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The Eleventh Doctor regenerates and boom! Hello, Twelfth Doctor! He had us at ‘Kidneys’.

Bank on it!

We love the scene from Time Heist where the ‘Doctor’s Four’ enters the Bank of Karabraxos because the Doctor just looked so cool. Slo-mo, stylish outfit and awareness that as usual, he was strolling into Big Trouble? Check, check, check.

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Okay, it’s a bit of a cheat but one of our fave moments is always the next one. The one we haven’t seen yet. When the Doctor returns later this year he’s set for a rematch with Missy in a two-part adventure written by Steven Moffat, filmed in part in Tenerife… You don’t need to be a time traveller to know it’ll contain a few more moments we should be adding to this list!

So, that wraps up our ‘12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s Greatest Moments’. Which of your fave moments from the last series did we miss out? Tweet us at @bbcdoctorwho to let us know!

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Peter Capaldi to make his First Comic-Con Appearance in Doctor Who Panel

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:26am

Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking debut season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at the event with Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It's become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.’

The new season of Doctor Who premieres later this year, opening with a two-part adventure, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink - the Hugo Award-winning episode that introduced the Weeping Angels). The adventure will, of course, see the return of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and Clara but it will also see Michelle Gomez back as the evil Missy… 

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Why Sixteen Years Ago, It Was Sixteen Years Ago (In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...)

Art Trap Productions - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:21pm

As I write this, it is May 25th, the real Star Wars Day. Long before any celebration took place on an arbitrary date that simply sounds like the word “Force”, fans of Star Wars celebrated the movies on the 25th of May as it is the anniversary of the release of the first movie in 1977 now titled, Episode IV: A New Hope. May 25th is also the anniversary of the release of the third movie, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi which had been released 32 years ago in 1983. What does this all mean and what is this all “16 years" all about? Well, 16 years is the amount of time we Star Wars fans had to wait and endure after the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983 for the next big screen adventure. It seemed like a lifetime back then. George Lucas had concluded the story with Return of the Jedi, putting to rest any notion of any following films after Return of Jedi, but there would always be the first three prequels, Episodes I-III which may be made at some undetermined date in the future. Lucas wanted to go off and explore other projects outside of the Star Wars universe after Jedi which was understandable for him. Though eventually he would return to a galaxy far, far away…

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10 Things We Love About Captain Jack!

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:39am

It’s ten years since he first appeared, so what better time to select ten things we loved about Captain Jack Harkness?

1. Bottoms Up!

His fab first scene where we saw him admiring not one but two derrieres… Rose and Algy both got the ‘excellent bottom’ accolade!

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When it came to risqué one-liners Jack Harkness made Keith Lemon look like an amateur. Carry On, Captain!

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We could really identify with Jack because he bloody loved the Doctor and yep, we do, too.

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Jack couldn’t have been any more puppyish if he’d grown a tail and started wearing a lead (which frankly, we wouldn’t put past him) and that sense of enthusiasm was majorly fun and infectious.

5. Looking good!

The Doctor once commented that external appearances weren’t important… but it’s nice to get them right! And Jack, it must be said, was a master of getting them absolutely right!

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We love the way Jack would try it on with anyone, regardless of gender or species type. He could make a simple ‘hello’ sound like it should have gone out post-watershed.

7. He was a man of mystery…

We’ve all lost a couple of hours thanks to tequila but only Jack has lost a couple of years due to the Time Agency… Intriguing!

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Jack was wearing a cool, long coat before other heroes nicked the idea (cough *Sherlock* cough), and was the only man who could wear a Bluetooth earpiece without looking like he worked on the desk next to Neville in The Call Centre.

9. Face of… Whoa!

We can’t say for certain but in one ep, didn’t Jack let on that he would become the Face of Boe?

10. He was fearless!

He’d cling onto the TARDIS as it zipped through the time/space vortex, take on Daleks single-handedly and once wore a waistcoat/white t-shirt combo. That’s what we call brave!

That’s our top ten things about Captain Jack. What do you think? Did we get it right? Miss anything off? Let us know by tweeting us at @bbcdoctorwho.

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This week on Who… Fan Moments and the Impossible Girl!

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:06am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

As Doctor Who launches in India, we asked for your favourite fan moments…

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/599220239927246848

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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BAFTA Celebrates 10 years of Doctor Who with New York Event

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 9:39am

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today announced a special Doctor Who screening event in New York, USA, on Thursday 14 May to celebrate 10 years since Doctor Who was revived and went into production at BBC Wales.

The event, hosted in partnership with BAFTA New York, Cardiff Business Council and BBC America, will offer 220 industry guests a big-screen showing of recent episode Listen, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with showrunner and writer Steven Moffat.
Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “We are very excited to be co-hosting this celebratory event in New York, which will be an opportunity to showcase the talent, skills, locations and innovation of the Welsh creative industries talent working on the Doctor Who series in Wales.

“With millions of fans around the world, and significant viewing figures in the US on BBC America, we felt the 10 year anniversary was a great occasion to toast the team behind the franchise, and offer US industry practitioners an insight into the way the series has developed, as well as an overview of the creative industries sector in Wales.”

Charles Tremayne, Chairman BAFTA New York, said: "Doctor Who is such an iconic part of British television culture that it’s always a privilege to celebrate its enduring success here in New York. The last 10 years since the re-launch in Cardiff have been among the most memorable of its many years on air. Apart from some great backstage stories, it will be great to hear from Steven how they keep Doctor Who so fresh and part of the zeitgeist around the world."

Steven Moffat said: “I loved Doctor Who on screen, long before I ever worked on it, just as I loved New York in the movies long before I ever got to go there. It will be a pleasure to combine both fantasies.”

Doctor Who is a significant part of British popular culture, and elsewhere it has become a cult television favourite. The show has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989 and was re-launched by BBC Wales in 2005 with Russell T Davies as showrunner and head writer for the first five years of its revival, alongside Julie Gardner as BBC Wales Head of Drama at that time. The first series of the 21st century, featuring Christopher Eccleston in the lead role, was filmed in and around Cardiff, with the South Wales area doubling for a number of other locations including London.

Doctor Who also spawned spin-offs in multiple media, including Torchwood (2006–11) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11), both created by Russell T Davies; K-9 (2009–10); and a single pilot episode of K-9 and Company (1981). The series is widely recognised as a key catalyst for the boom in drama made in Wales.

The event, which will take place in New York, USA, on 14 May, will be one of 60 events BAFTA Cymru will be hosting in 2015 as part of its year-round programme of screenings and learning events.

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Hello, India!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 7:06am

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Doctor Who will be broadcast in India for the first time later this week when Rose is shown on Friday. The Ninth Doctor’s first adventure will be followed by one episode per day, stretching up to and including the Twelfth Doctor’s era.

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) sends a short message to the brand new audience (above) and we’ll be reaching out to them, as well…

We’re letting India know about the drama, action, humour, excitement and exhilaration that they have to look forward to and we need your help! We’d love you to share your favourite moments from the last ten years of the Doctor’s adventures!

Simply tweet us your fave moments from Rose onwards at @bbcdoctorwho… It can be anything to do with monsters, companions, the TARDIS or the universe’s greatest hero himself: the Doctor!

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This Week on Who... Osgood and the Zygons are back!

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:49am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

Jenna Coleman tells us about her favourite childhood book!

https://instagram.com/p/2YlbTGDqcd/

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/596736401841991680

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/597100399825420289

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https://instagram.com/p/2a5w1JjqUf/

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/597070153361313794

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Double Trouble As Osgood Takes On The Terrifying Zygons

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:54am

Cruel, heartless and shocking? Having being killed by Missy (Michelle Gomez) in the show’s series eight finale ‘Death in Heaven’, the Doctor’s biggest fan and UNIT scientist Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, has been brought back by Steven Moffat for Doctor Who series nine.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said, “Osgood is back, fresh from her recent murder at the end of last series. We recently confirmed that Osgood was definitely dead and not returning - but in a show about time travel, anything can happen. The brilliant Ingrid Oliver is back in action. This time though, can the Doctor trust his number one fan?”

The last time we saw Osgood as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart’s assistant was with the Twelfth Doctor during an invasion of Earth by an army of Cybermen led by a new, female incarnation of the Master. This time she’s back in action and comes face-to-face with the shape-shifting extra-terrestrial Zygons, as they also return for the new series. They last appeared in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ for the show’s 50th anniversary episode.

Speaking on set, Ingrid Oliver commented on her reappearance, “As every actor who’s worked on Doctor Who will tell you, there’s always the secret hope you'll get the call asking you to come back. To actually receive that call is both unexpected and brilliant. The word ‘honour’ gets banded about a lot, but it really is, it’s an honour. Especially because I was so sure Osgood was a gonner after the last series!”

The two-part episode is currently being filmed in Cardiff and is written by Peter Harness (Doctor Who - Kill the Moon, Wallander, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Daniel Nettheim (Line of Duty, Glue).

Also joining Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and confirmed for guest roles in the double episode is Jemma Redgrave, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker and Aidan Cook.

Doctor Who series nine will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015 and further guest cast will be released over the coming months. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.

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326 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:24pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 326
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We attempt to answer some of the many unanswered questions in DOCTOR WHO throughout the years, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

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

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