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11 tweets that perfectly sum up the reaction to this week’s Doctor Who

11 tweets that perfectly sum up the reaction to this week’s Doctor Who

This week’s episode of Doctor Who saw the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) head back in time to 1814’s great frost fair on the frozen river Thames, and viewers were loving the period setting. Absolutely loved #DoctorWho Thin Ice represented a more real Victorian setting, they really went over & above with that, very well done! — MorgulVortex (@MorgulVortex) April 29, 2017 Jolly good fun, that – perhaps the strongest so far! 😁 *Adored* the Regency setting,…

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Doctor Who: Thin Ice (Overnight Figure)

Doctor Who: Thin Ice (Overnight Figure)

Doctor Who – Thin Ice had an overnight viewing audience of 3.76 million viewers, a share of 20.4% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial figures. Top for the day was ITV’s Britains’s Got Talent, which had 8.27 million watching. Top on BBC One was the comedy series All Round to Mrs Brown’s with 4.74 million viewers. Casualty just edged ahead of Doctor Who with 3.90 million, puushing Doctor Who into fourth place for the day, just ahead of…

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DOCTOR WHO WRITER ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY ON TELEVISION

DOCTOR WHO WRITER ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY ON TELEVISION

This week’s instalment of Doctor Who: The Fan Show – The Aftershow goes behind the scenes of the latest Series 10 episode, Thin Ice, with its writer Sarah Dollard and Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer. Dollard, who also penned 2015’s Face The Raven, spoke about female representation on television, stating that it is “hugely important” both in front of and behind the camera. The writer adds: “It’s important to have female voices in every department on the show. It should reflect…

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Doctor Who: Thin Ice – What The Papers are saying (Updated: 30.04.17)

Doctor Who: Thin Ice – What The Papers are saying (Updated: 30.04.17)

Deploy top hats, tail-coats and ye olde trappings. The Tardis landed in Regency London, where something was stirring beneath the frozen Thames and fun-seekers were mysteriously disappearing. Here’s all the talking points from episode three, titled “Thin Ice”… Frost Fair elephant wasn’t fictional An elephant walking across the frozen Thames. The stuff of fantasy, right? No, actually. Between 1400 and the removal of the medieval London Bridge in 1835, there were 24 winters when temperatures in London plummeted so severely…

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This inspiring Doctor Who video shows the true appeal of the Doctor

This inspiring Doctor Who video shows the true appeal of the Doctor

In the run-up to the current series of Doctor Who, we all enjoyed the series of official short clips created by fan and special effects artist John Smith VFX, which showed off the unique appeal of the Doctor compared to other heroes (for example, the fact that he doesn’t have a tank or a warship – he has a phone box you can call for help). And now BBC America have released a new version of the trailers that combines…

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Sir Steve Redgrave may be swapping sport for space with a part in Doctor Who

Sir Steve Redgrave may be swapping sport for space with a part in Doctor Who

Sir Steve Redgrave may have won gold medals at five Olympics in a row but now he might face an entirely different challenge – battling Daleks and Cybermen on Doctor Who. Yep, the sports legend has revealed that he is ready to star in Doctor Who after years of pestering by BBC bosses. ‘I have been offered [to appear] a few times before to do a walk-on part for Doctor Who,’ said Steve, before admitting that he reckons now is the time. ‘I…

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Mathematicians try to create a real Tardis, melt our brains in the process

Mathematicians try to create a real Tardis, melt our brains in the process

Here’s a very important reason to pay attention in maths class: one day you may be able to create your own Doctor Who-style Tardis. Scientists Ben Tippett and David Tsang recently published a paper, in which they formulate a mathematical model for a viable time machine. What did they call it? A Traversable Acausal Retrograde Domain in Space-time. TARDIS for short. Sure, we might not be talking about an actual blue police box containing a two-hearted alien and his human companion who…

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How Doctor Who addresses race and racism in series 10 episode Thin Ice

How Doctor Who addresses race and racism in series 10 episode Thin Ice

Doctor Who series 10 episode 3 sees the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) take their first journey back in time together, visiting Regency London at the time of the last great Frost Fair and meeting a giant fish for an adventure called Thin Ice. However, it’s not all fun and games, with mixed-race character Bill concerned about how her ethnicity will affect historical figures’ reactions to her (especially considering slavery is “still totally a thing”, in…

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Ofsted aren’t happy with Class teacher Miss Quill swearing at her pupils

Ofsted aren’t happy with Class teacher Miss Quill swearing at her pupils

If you’ve ever watched Doctor Who spin-off Class and wondered why there’s no real adult supervision for the collection of good-looking teenagers and verbally abusive teacher fighting nasty aliens, then you’re in luck – because it turns out that at least Ofsted have their eyes on Coal Hill Academy. "Unprovoked rudeness and grossly offensive behaviour…" Miss Quill's Ofsted report tells it like it is!#ClassDW pic.twitter.com/o065T8lau0 — Class (@bbcclass) November 9, 2016 A picture released on the official Class twitter account,…

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A series 10 deleted scene would have seen Peter Capaldi playing guitar at a gig

A series 10 deleted scene would have seen Peter Capaldi playing guitar at a gig

Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord sure is fond of his guitar. He’s whipped it out on more than one occasion, playing to a roaring crowd during series nine’s The Magician’s Apprentice and regaling us with Beethoven’s 5th in Before The Flood, but did you know he was supposed to do it all over again in series 10 opener The Pilot? Director Lawrence Gough sat down for a chat with Den of Geek and revealed that Capaldi had actually filmed a mini gig…

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