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Friday, 12 June 2015

Doctor Who Stars to Visit Germany

 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.

vis BBC

The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield

Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh
Deep below the sand of Mars, an ancient horror stirs. Sutekh, Last of the Osirans, has been reborn... and all humanity trembles at his feet!
The Doctor is powerless, the Time Lords are helpless, and the only hope for the universe is Bernice Summerfield, archaeologist extraordinaire; and it will take everything she has to face the Egyptian God of Death.
Robot Mummies, insane cultists, lost treasures and a chase across time and space await the adventuress in Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh – available to buy and download today from the Big Finish website.

TRANSMISSION FROM MARS

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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


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!’

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.

via BBC

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Doctor Who Adventures Magazine Issue 3 - Cover and Details

Doctor Who Adventures #3 is set to materialise on planet Earth on 18th June and we’re getting ready to go Ood Crazy!

In Doctor In A Bottle, Clara opens a strange looking bottle and unleashes the power of the Djinx on the city of London. With the Doctor taking the Djinx’s place, imprisoned in a bottle, it’s down to Clara to save London from destruction.

With glorious illustrations by Russ Leach and a full-on colour storm by John Burns, Doctor In A Bottle is a must for all Who fans!

FRIENDS OR FOES
We also access the TARDIS data core to find out all about the mysterious and enigmatic Ood.

CLARA’S CRAFT STUDIO
Next up, we join Clara in the Craft Studio and prepare for a party you will never forget as we show you how to make your very own Ood piƱata, guaranteed to make your party go with a bang!

UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES

The UNIT Alien Archives will give you all the lowdown you need should you come face to face with the Clockwork Droids on your travels! Whatever you do, don’t wind them up or you’ll be in trouble.

STRAX’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Strax continues his guide to the galaxy as he introduces you to the delights of Gallifrey, the Ood-Sphere and Demons Run!

THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES
The Doctor makes a guest appearance in The Giant’s Heart, a Paternoster Gang story, which sees our heroes guarding a mysterious diamond in the Tower of London.

Also in this issue, you’ve got the chance to win a brand new Doctor Who Cluedo game, you’ll face brain-tingling puzzles and get to play Lost in The TARDIS! All this and much, much more!

Issue 3 comes with a Free Giant Poster and your very own Dalek Patrol!

On sale 18th June 2015, price £3.99

Monday, 8 June 2015

UNIT: The New Series - The Full Team Revealed

Ingrid Oliver returns as Osgood, who joins Kate Stewart and a new UNIT team in UNIT: Extinction, coming this November from Big Finish.

Announced in February, UNIT: The New Series is Big Finish's first range set in the world of the revived Doctor Who TV Series, starring Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.

Kate is the daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (portrayed by the legendary Nicholas Courtney), and the Head of Scientific Research at the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, which investigates and confronts alien attacks on planet Earth.

At her side will be the immensely popular UNIT scientist Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, who has appeared in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and the Series Eight finale Death in Heaven. Both Jemma and Ingrid will be returning to the Doctor Who TV series for its upcoming Ninth Series in the Autumn.

"We're so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish," says producer David Richardson. "This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we're looking forward to throwing some deadly challenges in their paths in these kinetic new episodes."

Also confirmed for the audio series is a new character Lieutenant Sam Bishop, an international trouble-shooter for UNIT who is sent the world's most dangerous hotspot. Playing this action role is Warren Brown, whose many leading TV roles include the BBC dramas Luther, By Any Means and Good Cop. Warren can soon be seen in the feature film Captain Webb, and a new drama series X Company.

"We've worked with Warren several times before," says David, "and even though he's one of the busiest leading men around, he's said he'll be there for Big Finish. So we've created a principle role in UNIT especially for him, and he'll be an essential member of the global team."

The ensemble is also enchanced with the casting of Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi. Ramon is well known for many recent TV series inclusing Stella, Fortitude, Game of Thrones and Happy Valley, and films including Jupiter Ascending and Dragonfly.

"Ramon also is busy on so many great things, but we've tempted him to the ranks of UNIT! He's a lovely man to have around, and an extraordinary actor."
Finally, the role of loose cannon UNIT officer Captain Josh Carter is plated by James Joyce, who has appeared in many Big Finish productions including Charlotte Pollard, as well as TV shows such as Downton Abbey, The Musketeers and Holby City.

"James has done so much brilliant audio work for us, he's earned his place in UNIT!" says David.
In UNIT: Extinction, Kate and her team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons. The box set is release in November 2015 and is available for pre-order; three further UNIT releases will then follow as six monthly intervals.

You can pre-order the sets today, with extra savings available with the UNIT: The New Series 1-4 Bundle, which features free UK postage. All pre-orders including UNIT: Extinction also recieve a downloadable copy of The Nicholas Courtney Memoirs - A Soldier in Time.

via Big Finish