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Listen to How Doctor Who: Shada Got 'Shelved'

Tom Baker as the DoctorYou can listen to today's BBC Radio 4 show "Shelved" on the net for the next 7 days. The 30 minute show recalls how some of the most popular shows from the late 1970's never made it to transmission, including The Professionals, Secret Army, and of course Doctor Who: Shada. Shaun Ley hosts with comments from Tom Baker.

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This Week In Doctor Who - December 12, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
December 12, 2009 - Vol 12, No 46
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
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The end of David Tennant's time in the TARDIS is near. Quick premiere rundown:

Video: Doctor Who: The End of Time Clip with June Whitfield

Yet another clip from the upcoming Doctor Who: The End of Time special coming on this Christmas. This clip featuring June Whitfield comes from a morning chat show in which she was a guest on talking about her role as Minnie Hooper in Doctor Who.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 172 EXTRA Edition

"One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back…"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 172 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:44:51

We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.

Video: Preview Extra Included in the Upcoming Doctor Who: Complete Specials Box Set

David Tennant is featured here in one of the extras included in the Doctor Who: Complete Specials box sets coming out in 2010 (February 2 in the US) on DVD and Blu-ray.

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The 8th Doctor and his 'Company of Friends'


To make up for having to miss out on going to meet the man himself at Chicago TARDIS, I settled instead for the pleasure of listening to the recent Big Finish 8th Doctor audio – “The Company of Friends”. And a real delight it was too (more details on that below!). While listening to it, I marveled at the breadth of “friends” (or companions) that the 8th Doctor has accumulated, across a wide range of mediums. In fact, all told, it is possible that the 8th Doctor may have had more companions (15, by my rough count) than any other incarnation! This is all the more astonishing given the brevity of his television appearances – about 50-55 minutes of a 90-minute TV movie.

Video: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas is Canceled!" The End of Time Trailer 2

The End of Time is coming… faster than you can imagine. Here is the latest "trailer" promo video for Doctor Who: The End of Time coming to the BBC on Christmas Day and to BBC America on Boxing Day with part 1 of 2 of the last David Tennant as the 10th Doctor specials.

Get Sonic with Your Doctor Who News

The Sonic NewsdriverSelected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Sunday, the 6th of Dec. 2009

Imagine Eccleston as Lennon, The End of Time Now Has a Date and Time, It's Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together with Who, Richard Todd Dead at 90, Croatia's Booming Tourism, Last of the Daleks, Dreamland Live, and more.

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John Simm in "Speaking in Tongues" in London

Dear John Simm:

I loved you in "Life on Mars," adored you as The Master, but, buddy, you were really awesome in this play. Which wasn't very good.  And I was sitting in the front row fearing for my life because Ian Hart almost beat an audience member up a few nights before for allegedly talking during the show.  But you were great and it was worth it. Next time, pick a better play.  I'll be there, in the front row, savoring every minute of it.

Best,

Amy

FOR A LIMITED SEASON AT THE DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE

Come On, It's Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together with Who

The BBC is offering desktop "wallpaper" of the Doctor riding his TARDIS like a sleigh being pulled by reindeer. As usual, they are offering it in various sizes. Download them from here: BBC - Doctor Who - The Doctor and the Reindeer

The Doctor and the Reindeer

Look Ma, No Glare! BBC Publishes The End of Time Publicity Image

A few days ago we came across a photo taken of this publicity image for The End of Time. It was a nice glimpse of the promotional image, albeit it had a flash glare in an unfortunate location. Today, the BBC has published an exclusive image of it sans the glare and it shows a bit more.

The End of Time

See and read more about it here: BBC - Doctor Who - Exclusive Image

This Week In Doctor Who - December 5, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
December 5, 2009 - Vol 12, No 45
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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Many, many things updated. Best I can do is get you into the listings quickly so you can see the updates for yourself.

The official cast list for the 2010 Doctor Who series:

The Doctor: Matt Smith
Amy Pond: Karen Gillan

Richard Todd Dies at Age 90

Richard Todd as SandersDoctor Who fans will kinda remember Richard Todd for his part as Sanders in the 1982 Peter Davison story, Kinda. Though for others, this real life war hero will be remembered for roles in such films as The Dam Busters (1955) and the Yangtse Incident (1957).

Todd, who had been fighting cancer, has died at the age of 90. He had been one of the first British soldiers to parachute into France on D-Day.

He has a long list of credits with film and television roles as early as 1937 to as recent as 2007. 

Video: Christmas on BBC and The End of Time Christmas Promo (fan-edit)

The BBC has released a promo for their Christmas line up (see second video below) which features some clips from the Doctor Who: The End of Time specials. One fan ("WhoFan9") made their own edit of it strictly for The End of TIme which you can see below.

The BBC One Christmas Drama 2009 Promo:

David Tennant: "…Nothing I say can really help him."

Reader's Digest David Tennant CoverREADER'S DIGEST EXCLUSIVE:
David Tennant has nothing to say to Matt Smith

David Tennant has admitted he has "nothing to say" to new Time Lord, Matt Smith.

Tennant told Reader's Digest, in an exclusive interview for the December issue, that he'd spoken to his successor several times "but there's nothing to say. I think we both thought we'd be able to exchange lots of ideas. But actually it's none of my business how Matt does it and nothing I say can really help him."

Talking about his final foray as the Doctor in this year's Christmas special, Tennant says "This year we've done something different. It is still set in Christmas, but it's perhaps not got quite as much, er…Christmas cheer as before." Tennant adds that come Christmas Day he'll be watching his own send off. "Just to enjoy the moment. It's my last Doctor Who – it will be nice to witness that."

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