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Series 11, episode 1 will be even longer than we first thought

Series 11, episode 1 will be even longer than we first thought

Fan anticipation is already huge for Doctor Who‘s groundbreaking 11th series, and now we’ll have even more to savour from a supersized opening adventure. After Peter Capaldi hung up his keys to the big blue box in last year’s Christmas special, Jodie Whittaker is taking over the reins as the first female version of the time-travelling troublemaker. And to celebrate the beginning of a new era, the Beeb is apparently making the debut instalment of series 11 quite a bit longer than…

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Steven Moffat releases original Doctor Who 50th script – with the ninth Doctor – for charity

Steven Moffat releases original Doctor Who 50th script – with the ninth Doctor – for charity

Doctor Who fans can finally get an insight into how the show’s 50th anniversary special might’ve played out if Christopher Eccleston had agreed to return. Steven Moffat included the ninth Doctor in his first draft of ‘The Day of the Doctor’, but rewrote the script to feature John Hurt’s War Doctor when Eccleston declined to appear. But now, a script from the earlier draft will be released for the first time, and it’s all for a very good cause. The excerpt will…

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Series 11: casting latest

Series 11: casting latest

Another name is added to the Doctor Who series 11 roster… Top work by the terrific Girly Letters on Twitter, who’s spotted another face popping up in Doctor Whoseries 11. Sharon D Clarke, it’s been revealed, has filmed the role of Mary for the new series. She’s appeared in block one of episodes, that were shot by director Jamie Childs before Christmas. Given that block one has consisted of episodes one and seven of the new run, then it’s pretty certain…

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See the Doctor Who premiere and meet Jodie Whittaker, courtesy of Radio 1!

See the Doctor Who premiere and meet Jodie Whittaker, courtesy of Radio 1!

Radio 1 has just unveiled the perfect giveaway for any Doctor Who fans – 2 tickets to see the premiere of the new series! That’d be cool on its own, but winners also get to meet Jodie Whittaker. All the terms and conditions are on the site, here. ⚠️⚠️ You could WIN 2 tickets to the premiere of the new series of @bbcdoctorwho! PLUS, you'll get to meet the thirteenth Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker 👩🏼⚡️ How to enter and T&Cs…

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Jodie Whittaker on equal pay, filming series 11

Jodie Whittaker on equal pay, filming series 11

Jodie Whittaker is back in the UK following location work in South Africa for the now-filming Doctor Who series 11, and was in attendance at last night’s National Television Awards. Whilst she was there, she spoke to assorted press, and the issue of equal pay came up (she was asked about this, and didn’t raise the topic herself). Whittaker is getting the same for playing the Doctor as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi, and she said that “it’s an incredibly important…

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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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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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We’re apparently getting “more than 11 hours” of Who in the autumn?

We’re apparently getting “more than 11 hours” of Who in the autumn?

Might be time to get your calculators out, as a new Doctor Who brand and licensing update seems to suggest we’re going to get a little more Who than we thought later this year. The latest issue of Toy World magazine – as spotted by Girly Letters on Twitter, and the Doctor Who Site – has outlined the BBC’s merchandising plans for the year, and specifically says of Doctor Who that there will be “more than 11 hours of new…

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