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Month: January 2018

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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Series 11: casting latest

Series 11: casting latest

Another name is added to the Doctor Who series 11 roster… Top work by the terrific Girly Letters on Twitter, who’s spotted another face popping up in Doctor Whoseries 11. Sharon D Clarke, it’s been revealed, has filmed the role of Mary for the new series. She’s appeared in block one of episodes, that were shot by director Jamie Childs before Christmas. Given that block one has consisted of episodes one and seven of the new run, then it’s pretty certain…

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Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who adventure available on DVD and bluray

Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who adventure available on DVD and bluray

Doctor Who fans across the world can enjoy the final episode to feature Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor on DVD, bluray and download. Twice Upon A Time sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (played by David Bradley) and Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure. Check out the details and cover art below. Twice Upon A Time Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing…

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See the Doctor Who premiere and meet Jodie Whittaker, courtesy of Radio 1!

See the Doctor Who premiere and meet Jodie Whittaker, courtesy of Radio 1!

Radio 1 has just unveiled the perfect giveaway for any Doctor Who fans – 2 tickets to see the premiere of the new series! That’d be cool on its own, but winners also get to meet Jodie Whittaker. All the terms and conditions are on the site, here. ⚠️⚠️ You could WIN 2 tickets to the premiere of the new series of @bbcdoctorwho! PLUS, you'll get to meet the thirteenth Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker 👩🏼⚡️ How to enter and T&Cs…

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Torchwood: the entire team is returning for new audio adventure

Torchwood: the entire team is returning for new audio adventure

Big Finish have reunited the full team for an audio adventure. Fans have been waiting ten years for this reunion and from the details released today, it is going to be worth the wait. Along with the trailer, below, Big Finish has revealed details about the plot and cast. Centred around The Church of the Outsiders and their belief that mankind is evolving, the audio drama will feature another Who-verse Alumni Arthur Darvill as ‘vicious’ George Layton. Torchwood: Believe is…

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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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Colin Baker To Guest At A Bath Comic-Con Event!

Colin Baker To Guest At A Bath Comic-Con Event!

Fans of comic books, video games and sci-fi will barely be able to contain their excitement – Bath is hosting a Comic-Con event this March and there’s a stellar lineup that includes S Club 7’s (and Primeval actor) Hannah Spearritt and Colin Baker. If superheroes, wizards, spaceships and zombies float your boat, you should make your way to the Bath Pavilion, where the event is taking place, as the organisers are inviting Bathonians to come and meet actors from film…

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New Doctor Who monsters DVD lands in March

New Doctor Who monsters DVD lands in March

The latest in the range of unofficial Koch Media Doctor Who releases – and they’ve been really very good so far – is heading to stores in March, it’s been confirmed. The Doctors: Monsters! will feature the documentary I Was A Doctor Who Monster, hosted by Sylvester McCoy. Furthermore, five titles from the Myth Makers series are also included in the double disc set. We’re promised that we’ll get to meet “a plethora of people who played monsters as diverse…

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Jodie Whittaker on equal pay, filming series 11

Jodie Whittaker on equal pay, filming series 11

Jodie Whittaker is back in the UK following location work in South Africa for the now-filming Doctor Who series 11, and was in attendance at last night’s National Television Awards. Whilst she was there, she spoke to assorted press, and the issue of equal pay came up (she was asked about this, and didn’t raise the topic herself). Whittaker is getting the same for playing the Doctor as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi, and she said that “it’s an incredibly important…

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