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Jodie Whittaker to ring in new Doctor Who era as radio DJ

Jodie Whittaker to ring in new Doctor Who era as radio DJ

The TV star will take over the Tardis from exiting Time Lord Peter Capaldi during the annual Christmas Day edition of the sci-fi show, and she’ll get set for her big moment as a BBC DJ. The actress will appear as part of BBC 6 Music’s Christmas Eve programming, during which she’ll chat to fans and play some of her favourite music. The evening will be part of the network’s Wise Women series, which will also feature a show hosted…

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Tom Baker chuckles his way through a Doctor Who 54th birthday message

Tom Baker chuckles his way through a Doctor Who 54th birthday message

“I just wanted to wish you a happy Doctor Who Day here, from Tom Baker,” the Fourth Doctor declares with a smile. Tom Baker, who is currently helping bring “lost” episode Shada back to life by voicing his own animated character, dropped by the official Doctor Who YouTube channel to celebrate the sci-fi show’s 54th birthday. “I think of myself as the happiest of all the Doctor Whos,” he adds, chuckling. “They might not agree with that, but then – pfft…

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Fans think they spotted some cool Doctor Who references in Paul McGann’s Holby City trailer debut

Fans think they spotted some cool Doctor Who references in Paul McGann’s Holby City trailer debut

The news that former Doctor Who star Paul McGann was coming to popular BBC hospital drama Holby City was already pretty exciting news, with the erstwhile Eighth Doctor set to make his debut in a two-part special next month. But now things are even more exciting, because a new trailer has now been unveiled introducing McGann’s character Professor John Gaskell – and a few fans can’t help but see Doctor Who’s influence in the footage, which features McGann as a…

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Rodney Bewes – RIP

Rodney Bewes – RIP

Rodney Bewes has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed. The actor had a career spanning 60 decades and is best known for playing Bob Ferris in sitcom The Likely Lads.  Doctor Who fans will remember Rodney from the 1984 story “Resurrection of the Daleks”, in which he played Stien. His agent issued a statement saying: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that our dear client, the much-loved actor Rodney Bewes, passed away this morning.” The statement paid…

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Doctor Who theme’s co-creator honoured with posthumous PhD

Doctor Who theme’s co-creator honoured with posthumous PhD

The under-appreciated electronic music pioneer behind the Doctor Who theme is to be honoured posthumously with a doctorate from her hometown university as the programme gears up for the debut of its first female lead. Largely ignored in life and barred from working in studios because she was a woman, Delia Derbyshire, will be awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University on Monday. Mostly unknown and uncredited during her lifetime, she created a new wave of sounds and arrangements in…

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Keith Barron – RIP

Keith Barron – RIP

UK actor Keith Barron, who starred in Duty Free, has died aged 83 after a short illness.  Doctor Who fans will remember him for playing “Striker” in the 1983 Doctor Who serial Enlightenment. Barron, who was from West Riding of Yorkshire, rose to fame in the 1960s as Detective Sergeant Swift in The Odd Man. He has also starred in Coronation Street, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Benidorm. Barron is best-remembered for his role in Yorkshire Television sitcom, Duty Free,…

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Dudley Simpson obituary

Dudley Simpson obituary

Dudley Simpson, who has died aged 95, wrote memorable theme tunes for popular television series such as The Brothers and Blake’s 7, but was at his most prolific as the creator of incidental music for Doctor Who in the 1960s and 70s, contributing to 62 stories over almost 300 episodes – more than any other composer. Ron Grainer’s theme tune for Doctor Who, realised by Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, became one of the most distinctive in television history, but each programme…

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Doctor Who fans have excelled themselves with amazing Jodie Whittaker artwork

Doctor Who fans have excelled themselves with amazing Jodie Whittaker artwork

Well that didn’t take long. Just days after Jodie Whittaker’s new Doctor Who costume was revealed, talented fans have set to work and come up with a plethora of fantastic pieces of art that really bring the Thirteenth Doctor to life. New season. New Doctor. New look! #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/GL79Tfc3se — Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) November 9, 2017 13th Doctor #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/VWnYjLGm4g — โมกัด✂ (@Mogamoka2) November 9, 2017 YAS!!! #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/mnoCzSGmRR — Miguel Delicado (@migueldelicado) November 9, 2017 Thirteen. ✨🌟🌙🚀 #doctorwho…

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Doctor Who Costume: The Vogue Verdict

Doctor Who Costume: The Vogue Verdict

When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the first female Doctor Who in July, she said her appointment felt “overwhelming, as a feminist”. So what does a feminist Time Lord look like? The BBC has just unveiled the first official image of the 13th Doctor’s new costume – and clearly, the costume department did not take heed of Vogue’s instruction back in October that Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2018 collection would be a salient style reference for the moodboard. To our despair, there’s nary a tech trainer…

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Bradley Walsh’s childhood Doctor Who memories are adorable

Bradley Walsh’s childhood Doctor Who memories are adorable

When it was first rumoured that TV entertainer Bradley Walsh was in the frame to be a Doctor Who companion, most people’s initial reaction was bemusement. Would the BBC really cast the host of The Chase as the co-lead of one of its biggest franchises? And wouldn’t they prefer to get a more serious actor to join Jodie Whittaker in the Tardis? But of course, this fear didn’t last long. By the time Walsh’s casting was officially announced (alongside Tosin…

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