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Meet Pearl Mackie - The Doctor’s new companion

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:40pm

BBC One today announced Pearl Mackie will join the Doctor Who cast as the Doctor’s new companion. Pearl was exclusively revealed to audiences on BBC One during half time of the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 23rd August.

On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl said: “I'm incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It's such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn't be prouder to call the TARDIS my home!

Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space. Reading the script at the audition I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in - I can't wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops through the series.

I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can't wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!

Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyrotechnics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I'm not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”

Peter Capaldi said: “It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures.”

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer adds: “A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.”

Charlotte Moore, Acting Director of Television said: “It's so exciting to be revealing the much anticipated new companion to the nation in such spectacular style. Pearl brings a wonderful energy and lights up the screen. She will captivate Doctor Who fans old and new across the globe.”

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer adds: “We’re utterly thrilled to have the hugely talented Pearl join Doctor Who and I can't wait to begin her new adventures in time and space!”

After airing exclusively on BBC One, the Doctor Who trailer, Friend from the Future, can be seen on BBC iPlayer and on bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales produced drama and will return later this year with a Christmas Special. The new series will start on BBC One in 2017.

 

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9 things about new Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:00pm

We can now officially confirm that Pearl Mackie will play the new Doctor Who companion! We know you’ve all been eager to find out who will accompany the Twelfth Doctor in his next adventures in time and space. Here are nine things you need to know about the new companion…  

1.  She’s never encountered Daleks before… As you can see in this brand new Doctor Who video! You must enable javascript to play content require(['smp'], function(SMP) { new SMP({"container":"#smp-14690151053908","pid":"p03rzc48","playerSettings":{"delayEmbed":true,"externalEmbedUrl":"http:\/\/www.bbc.co.uk\/programmes\/p03rzc48\/player"}}); }); 2.  The new companion will be named Bill. 3.  Pearl Mackie is an amazing young talent from Brixton, South London and has most recently performed in the National Theatre's West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

https://twitter.com/curiousonstage/status/718141332145836032

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/693011232853463040?lang=en

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New Doctor Who companion to be revealed on Saturday 23 April

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:00am

We can officially confirm that the new Doctor Who companion will be revealed exclusively on BBC One Match of the Day Live (MOTD Live) on Saturday 23 April, during half-time of the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United.

The MOTD Live coverage will start on BBC One at 4.50pm with kick-off planned for 5.15pm. We’ll also post news on the new companion as it is revealed, so checkout the website and official Doctor Who Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for more updates. 

Now, the question on everyone’s lips is, Companion Who?

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335 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 9:50pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 335
Running time: 1:21:59

Catching up and recapping missed episodes, 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.

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