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Doctor Who Experience announces final summer of activities

Doctor Who Experience announces final summer of activities

The popular Doctor Who Experience attraction in Cardiff will close its doors for the last time on September 9th, and BBC Worldwide has now announced the final summer of activities. On Saturday 22nd July, it kicks off the school summer holidays with a special Cybermen day. Cybermen will be patrolling the attraction, and Millennium FX will be revealing how the monsters are realised. Luke Spillane, of the Doctor Who Fan Show, will be presenting a Facebook Live transmission from the…

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Jodie Whittaker “knew for months” about being cast in Doctor Who – and only told one person

Jodie Whittaker “knew for months” about being cast in Doctor Who – and only told one person

If being able to keep a secret makes for a good Time Lord then Jodie Whittaker has passed the first test. Sources close to the performer, who was named last week as the Thirteenth Doctor, say that she knew “for months” about getting the role. It is thought that she was given the job at least five months ago by Chris Chibnall, the new Doctor Who showrunner who worked with Whittaker on ITV drama Broadchurch where she played grieving mum…

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Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting

Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting

Two ex-Time Lords have had a war of words over Jodie Whittaker being cast as TV’s first female Doctor. Peter Davison, who played the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, said he “liked the idea” of a male Doctor and that he felt “a bit sad” the character might no longer be “a role model for boys”. His comments were promptly dubbed “rubbish” by his successor Colin Baker. “You don’t have to be of a gender to be a role model,”…

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Deborah Watling – RIP

Deborah Watling – RIP

GNR has just heard that Deborah Watling has died following a short battle with cancer, aged 69. The actress was best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield – the companion of 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton in the BBC’s sci-fi series Doctor Who. She was diagnosed with lung cancer just six weeks ago. Deborah was the daughter of 1940s film star Jack Watling and actress Patricia Hicks, and started acting at a young age. At just nine, she was a child actress…

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BBC responds to complaints made about Jodie Whittaker’s casting

BBC responds to complaints made about Jodie Whittaker’s casting

The BBC has responded to complaints made against its decision to cast a woman in the lead role of Doctor Who. Last Sunday (16 July), Jodie Whittaker was named as the 13th Time Lord – she’ll make her debut after Peter Capaldi and lead writer Steven Moffatt’s departure following the Christmas special. While the majority of reactions praised the BBC’s decision, excited to see what Broadchurch star Whittaker would bring to the role, there are those who viewed the move as a negative. “Some viewers contacted us…

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Peter Capaldi’s BBC salary revealed

Peter Capaldi’s BBC salary revealed

Unless you’ve been trapped in the Love Island villa trying to work out why your beau LIED about loving you, then you’ll probably know that the BBC has revealed the salaries of all the lucky so-and-sos earning over £150k. One of those lucky ducks is departing Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, who has been playing the intrepid Time Lord since 2013 and has earned somewhere between £200,000 and £249,999 in the last year. However, the actor has announced his exit…

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Rachel Talalay confirms she’s filming Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration scene

Rachel Talalay confirms she’s filming Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration scene

This Christmas, Twelve becomes Thirteen, as Peter Capaldi will regenerate in Doctor Who into Jodie Whittaker. Filming actually wrapped on the Christmas special last week, save for the moment of regeneration. But now Rachel Talalay, who’s directed the Yuletide episode, has confirmed that she’s returning to get one final scene in the proverbial can. She took to her Twitter account to announce that she would be directing Jodie Whittaker’s entrance into the world of Doctor Who (save for that clip that played during the…

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Steven Moffat on the Amy Pond moment he’d change

Steven Moffat on the Amy Pond moment he’d change

Outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has been conducting a Q&A session on the BBC America Twitter feed, and he’s admitted something in particular about his time on the show he’d like to change. Firstly, lots of positive things though. He says that the friends he’s made are the best thing about his time on the show. Then, “not entirely screwing up the Day Of The Doctor was very special for me”, Moffat admitted, when asked about his achievements on the show. “There were…

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Over 16 million people have watched the Jodie Whittaker reveal!

Over 16 million people have watched the Jodie Whittaker reveal!

Considering we didn’t have a glitzy reveal show, the announcement of the new Doctor Who has travelled very far, and very wide. Revealed on Sunday afternoon in the midst of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage, the short snippet unveiling Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor has now been watched over 16 million times, the BBC has revealed. In a sign of the times, the majority of those views have come online. 9.8 million have watched the video on the BBC’s Facebook…

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Colin Baker on the first female Doctor: “If we do lose some fans we will gain many more”

Colin Baker on the first female Doctor: “If we do lose some fans we will gain many more”

Sixth Doctor Colin Baker believes Doctor Who will gain “many more” fans with Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor – even if certain outraged viewers have vowed to “never watch the programme again”. Writing in the Guardian, Baker – who has long supported the idea of a female Doctor – says he has been saddened and shocked by the backlash from some “fans”. “Let’s hope the disgruntled can be convinced in the end,” he writes. “But if we do…

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