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Doctor Who’s first director Waris Hussein is being honoured with a BFI retrospective

Doctor Who’s first director Waris Hussein is being honoured with a BFI retrospective

Waris Hussein has been a leading light in film and television since the early 1960s, and will probably be most familiar to our readers as the very first, and very influential, director of Doctor Who. He even became a character (played by Sacha Dhawan, below) in Mark Gatiss’s “origins of Who” drama, An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). There is, of course, so much more to his career. The youngest drama director employed by the BBC in 1960, Waris…

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Watch David Tennant reprise 10th Doctor in fun sketch with his wife Georgia (aka The Doctor’s Daughter)

Watch David Tennant reprise 10th Doctor in fun sketch with his wife Georgia (aka The Doctor’s Daughter)

** Warning – This clip contains mild innuendo and may not be suitable for younger readers ** When @twilightstreets left for Australia his friends were asked to contribute to a surprise film. We may have gotten a tad overexcited… pic.twitter.com/pd960krUkO — Georgia Tennant (@georgiaEtennant) January 28, 2018 It’s not that we haven’t loved the incarnations of the Doctor since, but there’s something about David Tennant’s turn as Doctor Who that really sticks with us. Yes, still. Fortunately, David’s wife Georgia – who…

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This video of Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who script read-through might make you a bit emotional

This video of Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who script read-through might make you a bit emotional

Last month saw all sorts of new beginnings for Doctor Who, with Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor making her debut while longtime series writer Chris Chibnall took over with a plan to take the sci-fi series in a bold new direction later this year. However, all these new starts meant that we had a few sad endings as well, with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, companion Pearl Mackie and showrunner Steven Moffat all saying their goodbyes in the Christmas special. Now, a…

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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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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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Here’s when Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat are on Room 101 (Updated!)

Here’s when Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat are on Room 101 (Updated!)

The new series of Room 101 starts on BBC One tomorrow at 8.30pm, with Frank Skinner returning to oversee eight new episodes of the show. They were all recorded last October and November, and this latest run has two faces of particular interest to fans of Doctor Who. For both Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat are guests on the new series! They won’t be appearing together, though, but we roughly know when their episodes will air, and who will be…

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The decision to use Jodie Whittaker’s Yorkshire accent

The decision to use Jodie Whittaker’s Yorkshire accent

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine goes on sale this week, and in it, Jodie Whittaker has been chatting about her take on the Doctor, introduced on Christmas Day. She gets the cover of the magazine too, and rightly so. In particular, she’s been chatting about her Doctor using her Yorkshire accent, a decision that seemed very matter of fact. “All the Doctors’ voices have been different”, Whittaker said. “There have been various dialects and I knew coming into…

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New petition wants the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular back

New petition wants the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular back

In recent times, the music of Doctor Who has taken to live venues as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. We’ve seen – and heard! – Doctor Who Proms, Doctor Who concerts, and the chance to enjoy the music from the programme played by a big orchestra. That said, since the last tour finished in 2015, that’s been it, aside from a one-off event as part of Doctor Who series 10. And it seems as though there are no plans…

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Doctor Who takes place ‘under your bed not outer space’ says Steven Moffat

Doctor Who takes place ‘under your bed not outer space’ says Steven Moffat

Doctor Who: The Fan Show has released the first of three very special episodes which sit down with former showrunner Steven Moffat and take an in-depth look on his time on the series. Watch the first instalment of an exclusive three-part interview with Steven in the player below. During the interview, Moffat discusses his inspiration for writing and how he sees the world of Doctor Who through the eyes of children. The writer says: “When you talk about Doctor Who,…

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Twice Upon A Time: Official Rating

Twice Upon A Time: Official Rating

Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time had a 7-Day official rating of 7.92 million viewers. The rating includes those who recorded the programme and watched it within 7 days. The final rating is an increase of over 2.2 million on the initially reported figure. It makes Twice Upon a Time the highest rated episode of Doctor Who since the 2014 Christmas episode Last Christmas. An additional 600,000 viewers have accessed the episode on the BBC iPlayer so far. Doctor Who…

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