Thursday, 28 January 2016

Doctor Who UK Number 2.5 on sale now!


The time-travelling thrills continue in on the streets of London! In this month’s issue: the Twelfth Doctor and Clara are knee-deep in zombies and ashes (a sure sign of the apocalypse) and the Eleventh Doctor and his companions have to face a Cyberman army controlled by the Entity!

The Hyperions are burning up! And they’re planning on taking our planet with them... Can Clara and the Doctor, alongside their new friend, Fireman Sam, stop the complete destruction on what remains of the human race?
 Jones is lost within the Entity. The Tardis is sulking. And the Doctor is all out of ideas... Together with Constantine Augustus (don’t ask) they have to face an unstoppable army... An army that can use your deepest desires and turn them against you...

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Steven Moffat stands down and Chris Chibnall to take over

BBC announces Steven Moffat’s next series of Doctor Who will be his last and confirms Chris Chibnall as new Head Writer and Executive Producer.

After six incredible series at the helm, the multi-award winning Steven Moffat has decided to step down as the lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who.

Steven took over the reins on Series 5 in 2010 and during his tenure the show has become a truly global success. He has been responsible for introducing the Eleventh and the Twelfth Doctors in Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi; as well as two companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and iconic characters and monsters including River Song (Alex Kingston), Missy (Michelle Gomez), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and the terrifying Weeping Angels. Plus, the smash hit 50th Anniversary special in 2013 which saw fans around the world celebrate the world’s longest running sci-fi series with the Doctors, Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt battling the deadly Daleks in a feature length episode. Steven’s final series will air on BBC One in Spring 2017 and there will be a Christmas Special in 2016.

Steven Moffat says : “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Like Steven, Chris Chibnall is also a lifelong Doctor Who fan and a multi-award winning writer and executive producer. He has most recently achieved huge success with the triple BAFTA winning hit ITV series Broadchurch. His other credits include BAFTA nominated The Great Train Robbery, United, Law & Order: UK, Life on Mars and Torchwood. Chris Chibnall’s debut series will launch in 2018.

Chris Chibnall, new Head Writer and Executive Producer : "Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world. So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama. I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One says : “I want to thank Steven Moffat for everything he has given Doctor Who – I’ve loved working with him, he is an absolute genius and has brought fans all over the world such joy. I will be very sad to see him leave the show but I can’t wait to see what he will deliver in his last ever series next year with a brand new companion. I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event on the channel. 2016 is spoilt with national moments including the Euros and Olympics and I want to hold something big back for 2017 - I promise it will be worth the wait! I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Chris Chibnall, a wonderfully talented writer who I know will bring something very special to the hit series.”

Polly Hill, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says : “Like Charlotte I would like to thank Steven for his brilliance, which has made Doctor Who a global hit under his tenure. Chris Chibnall is the perfect successor to take over the reins of this incredible show, so I am delighted that his love for Doctor Who has made it impossible for him to resist! Chris is an incredible writer and his vision and passion for Doctor Who gives it an exciting future and promises to be a real treat for Doctor Who fans across the world.”


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Tales from the TARDIS Number Two



Gabby and the Tenth Doctor are back on Earth, and, while Gabby tries to make good with Cindy, the best friend she left behind, the Doctor’s search for an artifact of immense alien power kicks off a cosmic battle for supremacy!

Enjoy a double helping of adventure with the Ninth Doctor with TWO amazing Weapons of Past Destruction stories. The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack, team up in an all-new adventure, as the Ninth Doctor’s attempt to end a new Time War – by selling the contents of his brain – has drawn down all the attention he hoped for!
Thanks to our friends at Danilo, we have five Twelfth Doctor 2016 Calendars and five Doctor Who Classic Edition Calendars up for grabs in this month’s competition. Start your New Year with the Doctor! 
The New Season Calendar features fantastic imagery from the ninth season, starring the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), as well as iconic monsters and other renowned characters! Enter this competition for the chance to win your very own official Doctor Who calendar and ensure you spend 2016 in the company of your favourite Time Lord!
The Doctor Who Classic Edition features all the classic Doctors,
in a 2016 special collector’s edition that features a unique
Doctor-a-month design!