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The Gallifreyan Embassy and Doctor Who: Podshock wish Bernard Cribbins a happy, healthy, and wonderful birthday today. He turns 81 years old. We are delighted to have him still involved with Doctor Who today after first appearing in the 1966 Peter Cushing film, Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. playing Tom Campbell. We finally see him in the TARDIS once again in the recent Doctor Who specials with David Tennant, The End of Time as the character Wilfred Mott (or just Wilf for short).
Bernard Cribbins was recently awarded with an EA British Academy Children's Award. See the video interview with him about it here: BAFTA Video: Special Award for Bernard Cribbins
The Doctor Who segment from Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties featuring David Tennant and John Simm.
Thanks to @mcfangirl and theproselytizer
An 'Inside Look' segment from BBC America on Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part 1.
Thanks to @mcfangirl
Ring in the new year with the Doctor! BBC America will be marathoning Doctor Who episodes starring David Tennant as the Doctor starting at midnight, New Year's Day through January 2nd with the conclusion of David Tennant's last special, The End of Time, Part 2.
It all starts at the stroke of midnight, January 1, 2010 with The Christmas Invasion, David Tennant's first full story as the Doctor after regenerating from the 9th Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston (from Christmas 2005). Each hour after that brings a new episode. 1am - New Earth, 2am - Tooth and Claw, etc.
A couple new videos from BBC America include Russell T Davies talking about the thought process during his final specials and working with John Simm.
Russell T Davies on his final episodes of Doctor Who:
Join us live on the internet for a recording of Doctor Who: Podshock reviewing The End of Time (parts 1 and 2 respectively). The next two specials and the last two featuring David Tennant as The Doctor.
The next two specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part 1 and Part 2 have scheduled for Christmas Day and New Year's Day respectively on BBC One and to be followed on BBC America and SPACE channels shortly afterwards. We will be reviewing both the Sunday after their transmission.
BBC America has new trailer for Doctor Who: End of Time, Part One and the next David Tennant interview. Plus some new wallpapers from the specials! Happy Holidays from BBC America!
End of Time, Part One Trailer:
Lots to listen to coming up on BBC Radio 4 - luckily, we can use "listen again" on the iPlayer. And, anyway, haven't I employed enough BBC actors by now to get to use the damn thing here? :)
Here's a cool one:
Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes: Shaun Ley investigates what happened to 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s, why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyprus to New Zealand. And while we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how home recordings ensured all the audio survived.
A belated Happy Birthday to Nicholas Courtney who turned 80 on the 16th of December. Nicholas Courtney has been connected to the Doctor Who series going back to when William Hartnell was the Doctor. He is best known for his role as Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. Aside from appearing in two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures last year (Enemy of the Bane parts 1 and 2), he has yet to appear in the series since its return in 2005, although there have been some references.
A special birthday wish and thank you goes out to Nicholas Courtney for the years of enjoyment he has brought to our screens throughout time and space.
Here is another behind-the-scenes Doctor Who video from BBC America with David Tennant discussing the TARDIS.
Don’t forget - Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America!
You can currently listen to Night Waves: Sacred Monsters (BBC Radio 3) which features new Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat. He talks about his work on the series, Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and what we are about to see in the upcoming series.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Night Waves - Sacred Monsters
David Tennant is awarded on Blue Peter. See the segment of Blue Peter from the 15th of December with David Tennant where they talk about his new film project and his years on Doctor Who.
Thanks to @mcfangirl
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.