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Month: August 2017

BIG BEN CHIMES NO MORE! THE LONDON LANDMARK’S DOCTOR WHO HISTORY

BIG BEN CHIMES NO MORE! THE LONDON LANDMARK’S DOCTOR WHO HISTORY

Perhaps the most iconic clock in the world, Big Ben is about to be silenced. Its famous bongs will not be heard in the centre of London as restoration work sees the bell gagged for four years. And, as Whovians may know, Big Ben (or “Elizabeth Tower” to give it its proper name – “Big Ben” is actually the name of the bell itself), has made numerous appearances in Doctor Who since the Sixties. Before we delve into the Whostory…

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YANA AND SHARAZ JEK FROM DOCTOR WHO FIGURINE COLLECTION

YANA AND SHARAZ JEK FROM DOCTOR WHO FIGURINE COLLECTION

The latest issues of the Doctor Who Figurine Collection feature two iconic villains from the Fifth and Tenth Doctor eras. Every two weeks, Whovians can enjoy an exclusive hand-painted and highly-detailed figurine and a magazine packed with info on its subject. Check out the details and images below on Issues 105 and 106. Professor Yana Doctor Who Figurine Collection: Part 105 (available late Aug) From the 2007 Tenth Doctor episode, Utopia. The TARDIS has landed at the end of the…

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* Spoiler Alert!* Jenna Coleman has been asked to return for the Doctor Who Christmas special

* Spoiler Alert!* Jenna Coleman has been asked to return for the Doctor Who Christmas special

Ever since it was announced that Pearl Mackie and Mark Gatiss were returning to Doctor Who for Peter Capaldi’s final episode this Christmas, many fans have wondered if we’ll be seeing other familiar faces join the Twelfth Doctor for his last journey. Most specifically, Whovians have mused about whether Capaldi’s former companion Jenna Coleman could be making an appearance, with rumours swirling for months that the Clara Oswald star could be popping into the series for a last goodbye. Well…

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DWM SPECIAL 47 – REFERENCING THE DOCTOR

DWM SPECIAL 47 – REFERENCING THE DOCTOR

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SIX DECADES OF DOCTOR WHO REFERENCE WORKS The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is devoted to the many non-fiction books based on the series. This comprehensive guide traces the history of the series’ reference works, from the very first episode guides compiled by Doctor Who story editors for their colleagues in the 1960s, to the fanzines of the 1970s, the first authorised books based on the series and the plethora of books available today. Exclusive…

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Steven Moffat says Doctor Who actors should be nice to fans ‘for the rest of their lives’

Steven Moffat says Doctor Who actors should be nice to fans ‘for the rest of their lives’

But for showrunner Stephen Moffat and retiring Doctor Peter Capaldi, the responsibilities that come with playing the role of the time travelling doctor will stay with the actor forever. Because once you’ve played the Doctor, you need to make sure his image isn’t tarnished. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Moffatt told of how former Doctors have an ’emphatic’ responsibility that stays with the actors for the rest of their lives. He said: ‘You will always be an ambassador…

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Matt Smith begged BBC bosses to tell him who the next Doctor was… and they did!

Matt Smith begged BBC bosses to tell him who the next Doctor was… and they did!

In the run-up to the announcement of Jodie Whittaker’s casting in Doctor Who, it’s fair to say that pretty much the whole world was desperate to find out the identity of the Thirteenth Doctor. And now it’s emerged that one particularly determined fan was none other than Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, who apparently called up every useful number in his phonebook to try and find out the truth before Whittaker was revealed. “I was literally – I was phoning people…

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Victor Pemberton – RIP

Victor Pemberton – RIP

Writer and actor Victor Pemberton has passed away, aged 85. Pemberton was one of a select few to have written for and appeared in Doctor Who. In 1967, he appeared in Patrick Troughton story ‘The Moonbase’ as the scientist Jules Faure, who ended up being converted into a Cyberman. Shortly afterward, Pemberton was hired as assistant to Doctor Who‘s story editor Peter Bryant, script-editing classic serial, ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’. He was responsible for writing one of the story’s…

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Matt Smith welcomed Jodie Whittaker to Doctor Who with a hilarious voicemail message

Matt Smith welcomed Jodie Whittaker to Doctor Who with a hilarious voicemail message

Ever since Jodie Whittaker was announced as the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, former Time Lords all over the shop have been offering kind words and support, from David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston to Colin Baker. But Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s words of encouragement might be our favourite yet – because upon finding out that Whittaker was to be the first female incarnation of the Doctor, he elected to sing to her instead. “When I found out…

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CANDY JAR BOOK FESTIVAL 2017

CANDY JAR BOOK FESTIVAL 2017

After their second successful Candy Jar Book Festival in 2015, Candy Jar is back again this summer with a fun-packed week of author panel events, book signings, illustrator workshops, and much more. With seventeen great authors and illustrators in attendance, the festival showcases the very best of Welsh stories – from delightful detectives to tremendous time travellers. That’s seven days celebrating great home-grown literature – all produced by the fantastic people at Welsh publisher Candy Jar Books. The festival takes…

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Peter Capaldi on filming his Doctor Who regeneration scene

Peter Capaldi on filming his Doctor Who regeneration scene

On sale today is the new issue of Empire magazine, and in it, there’s a brief natter with Peter Capaldi where he talks about his upcoming Doctor Who exit. The Doctor regenerates into Jodie Whittaker in this year’s festive special, Twice Upon A Time. And Capaldi told Empire that “I couldn’t have wanted for a more moving and emotional end to my time as Doctor Who”. He added that it was “strange” shooting the regeneration scene itself, “but in a…

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