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Month: January 2016

SIR TERRY WOGAN 1938 – 2016

SIR TERRY WOGAN 1938 – 2016

Television and radio host Sir Terry Wogan has died at the age of 77. Terry Wogan was for many years the face and voice of the BBC. The success of his his Radio Two morning show led to a television contract and for most of the 1980’s he presented a live interview show on BBC One three times a week. Over the years he interviewed many of the stars of Doctor Who, including Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison and Colin Baker….

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CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON WANTS YOU TO WATCH THIS FILM ABOUT AN ORANGE

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON WANTS YOU TO WATCH THIS FILM ABOUT AN ORANGE

As the star of Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston regularly faced down villains. However, his new foe is the toughest one yet. The actor fronts a campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s all about an orange, for reasons that will become startlingly clear once you’ve watched it. “Like many of you, I’ve witnessed the devastating effects of dementia,” Eccleston explains. “But because many people think dementia is just a natural part of aging, they don’t realise that it’s something that we…

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FRANCES PIDGEON 1931-2016 RIP

FRANCES PIDGEON 1931-2016 RIP

The actress Frances Pidgeon who appeared twice in Doctor Who has died at the age of 84. Her first role was an uncredited one, as the non speaking handmaiden of Queen Thalira in The Monster Of Peladon (1974). Her second role was more substantial, as Miss Jackson, the assistant to Professor Watkins in The Hand Of Fear (1976). The uniting factor of these two stories was director Lennie Mayne, to whom Pigeon was married until he was lost at sea…

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COMPANION TALKS CONFIRMED

COMPANION TALKS CONFIRMED

It seems it will take a special someone to replace Jenna Coleman and The Doctor has teased new details. It’s official. The Doctor Who team have “had talks” about new new companion. When Jenna Coleman confirmed she would be quitting the BBC One series as she teased an “emotional” goodbye to the TARDIS , every actress under the sun was linked as her replacement. And despite the likes of Faye Marsay being ‘poised for next Doctor Who companion role’ ,…

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DONNA NOBLE ACTRESS TEASES FANS

DONNA NOBLE ACTRESS TEASES FANS

Doctor Who star – who appeared in the series from 2006 to 2008 – has revealed her views about the BBC show having a female Doctor. Catherine Tate has hinted she could return to Doctor Who and “hopes” there will be a female Time Lord one day. The 47-year-old comedienne portrayed the Doctor’s companion Donna Noble from 2006 to 2008 alongside David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor, and she admitted the sci-fi show’s bosses are experts in finding ways…

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PETER CAPALDI SAYS HE’S EXCITED TO SEE WHAT CHRIS CHIBNALL DOES WITH DOCTOR WHO

PETER CAPALDI SAYS HE’S EXCITED TO SEE WHAT CHRIS CHIBNALL DOES WITH DOCTOR WHO

“That’s the lovely thing about Doctor Who, it keeps changing.” We’ve all just about got used to the idea of Steven Moffat leaving Doctor Who as showrunner, but we finally know what The Doctor himself thinks of Chris Chibnall’s appointment. Peter Capaldi says that it would be “very exciting” to see what the Broadchurch writer does with the BBC sci-fi staple. “I think Chris is a wonderful writer, so that’s the exciting thing about Doctor Who — I don’t really…

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GHOSTBUSTERS, DOCTOR WHO AND BACK TO THE FUTURE MASH UP

GHOSTBUSTERS, DOCTOR WHO AND BACK TO THE FUTURE MASH UP

Lego Dimensions is the Lego toys-to-life game that sees countless different universes (or dimensions, if you will) coming together for you to play with and through. To help give you an idea of the possibilities, Warner Bros has released this comedy short to advertise the game… So that’s The Doctor from Doctor Who, Doc Brown from Back to the Future and Dr Peter Venkman of Ghostbusters mashed (and crashed) together. The references are strong with this one. The video coincides…

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MOFFAT LEAVING: THE RIGHT DECISION?

MOFFAT LEAVING: THE RIGHT DECISION?

John Hussey gives an alternative take on Steven Moffat’s departure. I’m just going to come out and say: I’m actually one of the few fans here not upset by the news Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who. For some time now I’ve felt that his writing has done a lot of damage to the show. And not just the current show, but also the legacy it has left behind for the last 52 years. Rest assured, this article isn’t going…

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PETER CAPALDI VISITS JORDAN REFUGEE CAMP

PETER CAPALDI VISITS JORDAN REFUGEE CAMP

Actor and philanthropist Peter Capaldi has recorded a powerful but simple message in support of refugees, after a visit to a camp in Jordan with the UNHCR. The 57-year-old made a video, uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday morning by the UN body, after visiting families who had fled war-torn Syria. “I think what a lot of people don’t understand, is that the majority of the people who have been made to flee – they want to go home, it’s all…

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DOCTOR WHO LEAVES NETFLIX US

DOCTOR WHO LEAVES NETFLIX US

Streaming service is about to EX-TERM-I-NATE the Time Lord. Doctor Who fans in the US craving for the return of the Time Lord at Christmas soon won’t be able to use Netflix to feed their addiction. Netflix broke the news on Twitter today (January 26) that Doctor Who is leaving its streaming service as of February 1. The move likely means US fans will be getting a lot of use from their Doctor Who DVDs and Blu-rays – since the…

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