Peter Wyngarde RIP

Peter Wyngarde RIP

Actor Peter Wyngarde, the star of Doctor Who Planet of Fire has died aged 90. His agent and manager confirmed that he had passed away in a London hospital. He described the Doctor Who actor as “the most exceptional person I met in my life and a great mentor and teacher.” After beginning his career on stage in 1947, he went on to act alongside Richard Burton in Alexander the Great. But it was taking the lead role in Department S…

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THIRD AND FOURTH DOCTORS FOR DOCTOR WHO AUDIOBOOKS IN JANUARY!

THIRD AND FOURTH DOCTORS FOR DOCTOR WHO AUDIOBOOKS IN JANUARY!

This month’s Doctor Who audiobooks from the BBC give us a Third Doctor classic and a lost story for the Fourth Doctor. Both releases are available now, check out the details and artwork below. Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen By Douglas Adams and James Goss The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms…

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Steven Moffat reveals his plans for Doctor Who had David Tennant stayed

Steven Moffat reveals his plans for Doctor Who had David Tennant stayed

Doctor Who retirement seems to suit Steven Moffat. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him as relaxed as he is in this interview with the Doctor Who Fan Show, and with it comes the old wry Moffat wit – plus some amazing tidbits from his time in charge. For instance, on the failed attempt to replace the ‘old’ copper coloured Daleks with larger multi-coloured models, he’s brutally honest about the failings. “It was a salutary lesson,” he says. “The…

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Turns out the French version of Bake Off uses music from Doctor Who

Turns out the French version of Bake Off uses music from Doctor Who

We know the Doctor is partial to a Jammie Dodger, but across the Channel, the Time Lord is helping create even more impressive pastry-feats. It turns out that in France, Le Meilleur Pâtissier (“The Best Baker” en Anglais) opens with the most epic music in the Whoniverse. Specifically, the baking competition greets viewers with I Am the Doctor, a tune we first heard in Matt Smith’s debut outing as the Time Lord in series 5’s The Eleventh Hour. Composed by…

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Doctor Who series 11: pictures from the Cape Town filming

Doctor Who series 11: pictures from the Cape Town filming

Production on Doctor Who series 11 has been based in Cape Town, South Africa since the start of the year, with block two of episodes now filming. Mark Tonderai is directing this block, and reports of location work have been popping up on Twitter over the past week or so. Furthermore, the Girly Letters account has now uncovered a bunch of images from the Cape Town shoot of Doctor Who. Without further ado… The Kimberley Hotel while being prepped for…

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Bella Emberg RIP

Bella Emberg RIP

Tributes have been paid to the “huge comedy talent” Bella Emberg, who has died, aged 80. Bella played two uncredited parts during the Third Doctor’s era. She appeared as a nurse in Doctor Who and the Silurians and as a kitchen maid in The Time Warrior. In the revived series, she played Mrs Croot in Love & Monsters. She filmed a second appearance as Mrs Croot for The Runaway Bride, but this scene ended up on the cutting room floor. Bella Emberg is best known for playing comedic parts,…

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Chris Chibnall reveals Steven Moffat’s warning when he was first offered the Doctor Who job

Chris Chibnall reveals Steven Moffat’s warning when he was first offered the Doctor Who job

It’s fair to say that this autumn’s series of Doctor Who is one of the most eagerly-anticipated in years, with fans desperate to learn everything they can about new Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker and her first adventures in the Tardis. However, it turns out that finding out things about the new series might be especially difficult in 2018 – because new showrunner Chris Chibnall has revealed he’s working hard to keep Doctor Who production even more under wraps now that…

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TORCHWOOD BOSS TEAMS UP WITH CAPTAIN JACK FOR NEW SERIES

TORCHWOOD BOSS TEAMS UP WITH CAPTAIN JACK FOR NEW SERIES

Big Finish have announced details of the third part of the new Torchwood audio series Aliens Among Us, set after the events of the television series Miracle Day. This four CD boxset, released from Big Finish next month, features the return of Captain Jack and Yvonne Hartman, with John Barrowman and Tracy-Ann Oberman reprising their roles. Hartman was last seen presiding over Torchwood in the Tenth Doctor 2006 finale, Army of Ghosts / Doomsday. Check out all the details and cover art below. ALIENS AMONG US PART…

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LETHBRIDGE-STEWART BRAND NEW SHORT ANTHOLOGY ANNOUNCED

LETHBRIDGE-STEWART BRAND NEW SHORT ANTHOLOGY ANNOUNCED

Candy Jar Books is pleased to announce a new collection of short stories. Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage is a series of tales about the Lethbridge-Stewart family from the early 1600s right up to the present day (including three brand new adventures featuring the Brig himself). Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage features the writing talents of Andrew Allen, Harry Draper, Gareth Madgwick, Wink Taylor, Chris Lynch, David A McIntee and Andy Frankham-Allen, with stories taking place in the 1600s, 1800s, 1940s, 1970s, and 2010s exploring the…

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Doctor Who Magazine 521

Doctor Who Magazine 521

THIRTEENTH DOCTOR JODIE WHITTAKER AND SHOWRUNNER CHRIS CHIBNALL IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE EXCLUSIVES! “There is no other job in the world like this,” Jodie Whittaker tells the new issue of DWM. Jodie also discusses her regeneration scene and working with costume designer Ray Holman: “The very first meeting we had was all very secret and incognito. As we were talking I was completely distracted by the colour of the wallpaper behind us. I told Roy I absolutely loved that colour,…

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