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The round-up for 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' is now available, and can be found here.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Magician's Apprentice - Synopsis and Trailer

Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? 
As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Producer: Peter Bennett

Cast: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Guest cast: Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Harki Bhambra, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Joey Price, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Dasharn Anderson, Demi Papaminas, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Benjamin Cawley, Stefan Adegbola, Shin-Fei Chen, Lucy Newman-Williams, Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Jonathon Ojinnaka.

Saturday 19 September
Time to be confirmed

Friday, 4 September 2015

Further Time Lord treats added to the official Doctor Who Festival

DWF - Press Release

 BBC Worldwide is thrilled to confirm additional activities for the official Doctor Who Festival, including a special guest appearance by Mark Gatiss on Friday 13th November. Doctor Who Festival is the only official event this year to include appearances from Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver as well as Executive Producer Steven Moffat. An event for fans of all ages, the Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to get the inside track from the cast and crew of Doctor Who in this extravaganza of immersive and interactive opportunities.

Along with Theatre Panels with the show’s stars, further panels have now been scheduled to take place across the weekend with all seven Series 9 writers, as well as shows and demonstrations by special effects companies Real SFX and Millennium FX, and exclusive looks at three sets from Series 9. Ticket holders also get the chance to take part in Drama School sessions run by one of the show’s Directors, in addition to trying their hand out at some of the many jobs on set in the Production Village.
  • The minds behind Doctor Who will be quizzed in the Writer’s Panel where all series 9 writers; Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard, Toby Whithouse, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson will talk through the development and design of some of the show’s favourite characters and compelling storylines
  • Special Effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX reveal what happens on a typical day’s filming and wow fans with their impressive live show
  • Multi-award winning artists Millennium FX will be bringing a monster to life in a live demonstration
  • Big Finish will give ticket holders the opportunity to have a go at voice acting, learning from the voice of the Daleks himself, Nick Briggs
  • Photo opportunities with Mark Gatiss, Danny Hargreaves and Nick Briggs are also now available for purchase via the website
  • Visitors will experience what it’s really like to be on the Doctor Who set in front of and behind the camera in the Drama School and Production Village
  • Two of the iconic sets from series 9 will be on open display to all ticket holders, and the set of Clara’s Living Room will be available to ticket holders for photo opportunities
  • Fans of the show will also be put to the test in the Doctor Who Festival Cosplay Showcase and the Fan Challenge
**For further details on the activities at Doctor Who Festival, visit www.doctorwhofestival.com
- Standard ticket: £65 - Standard child ticket: £30 - Standard family ticket: £165 - TARDIS ticket: £110 - SOLD OUT - TARDIS child ticket: £50 - SOLD OUT - TARDIS family ticket: £285 - SOLD OUT
The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, show planner and access to all the activity in the Festival Hall. TARDIS tickets also include the brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Limited Edition Doctor Who Festival 2015 T-shirt. Tickets, further information and monthly newsletters are available from www.doctorwhofestival.com

Doctor Who Festival will also be coming to Australia a week after on 21st-22nd November 2015. Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will also be attending the Australian event.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

ON SALE 10TH SEPTEMBER: Doctor Who Comic UK Number 8. 100 PAGE BUMPER ISSUE!




In our world, UNIT scientist Paul Foster was killed in a car crash –
in his, his wife and daughters perished, and only he survived.
This alternate Paul Foster has crossed through the Void to reunite with his family in our reality. But he doesn’t belong here, and a menacing group of body-hopping interdimensional entities known as the Fractures are hunting Foster to stop reality from rupturing!
Now the Fractures have infiltrated UNIT headquarters, and Chief Scientific Officer Kate Lethbridge-Stewart knows there’s only one person who can help them – the Doctor. But he and Clara have problems of their own!
Alice believed her mother had returned from the dead, only for it to be revealed as a trick by SERVEYOUinc’s deplorable Talent Scout. Accidentally volunteering herself as Infinite Astronaut, Alice was forced to embark on a dangerous imension-crossing mission to discover the Creator’s true identity. While their quest ended an interstellar war, Alice’s inability to feel the cosmic wonder she witnessed has left her empty. Now, the Doctor has had enough. No one hurts his friends and gets away without at least a stern telling-off. It’s time to lodge a complaint – at SERVEYOUinc Headquarters!

On the battlefields of WWI, the soldiers believed mysterious
moving statues were saving them from the horrors of war, but the Doctor knows the truth is far worse. Having recovered his Sonic Screwdriver and won the trust of Captain Fairbairn and his troops, the Doctor must now lead the survivors to safety. But stranded in a derelict warzone, under fire from artillery bombardments, the Time Lord is beginning to question humanity. With the TARDIS missing and the Weeping Angels closing in, will the Doctor and Gabby
ever escape the trenches?

What makes you the ULTIMATE Doctor Who fan? Hordes of collectables? Selfies with the best and worst characters? Or just epic Doctor Who cosplaying? We want to see them all! Thanks to our friends at the Doctor Who Experience you could be in with a chance of winning a VIP Family Pass to the Doctor Who Festival at London’s Excel Centre on Sunday 15th November!
Get closer than ever before to the creative team behind the series with EXCLUSIVE panel-led sessions, featuring special guest appearances from Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver
With the latest costumes and props on display, photo opportunities with the cast and the real series 9 film set, and the chance to learn insider secrets at the Production Village and Drama School, don’t miss the chance to fully immerse yourself in the Whoniverse! 

To be in with a chance of winning this ULTIMATE FAN competition, pick up a copy of Doctor Who Comic UK #8, available at all good retailers
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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Doctor and River Song Reunite For A Spectacular Christmas

Alex Kingston returns to Cardiff to reclaim her role as Professor River Song for the highly anticipated 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special, part of BBC One’s essential seasonal viewing.

It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.

Day one of filming the eleventh Doctor Who Christmas special starts this week and is written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock).

River Song made her first Doctor Who appearance in 2008 in ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘Forest of the Dead’ and has appeared in 15 episodes to date.

Award winning Alex Kingston comments on her reappearance, “To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!”

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, adds, “Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who - and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song? The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time...”

The witty line-up of guest cast joining Alex for a magical adventure on the TARDIS will be announced over the coming months.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One on Saturday, 19 September with a 12 episode series, followed by the Christmas special on Friday 25 December.

Via the BBC