Sunday, 27 September 2015

Today we bring you 10 brand new teasers for the third episode of series 9, "Under the Lake" starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Colin McFarlane and Sophie Stone.

"When an underwater base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?"

10 teasers for Under The Lake:

  1. "I left my sunglasses there, and most of my dignity"
  2. "Was it something she said, she does that?"
  3. The Doctor is now learning how to be polite
  4. The cloister bell?
  5. "Don't leave me hanging"
  6. Clockwork Squirrel 
  7. Peter Andre
  8. Finally something The Doctor can't read
  9. It's in the eyes
  10. There's a moment that almost mirrors The Impossible Planet

Friday, 25 September 2015

The BBC are giving viewers another chance to watch Doctor Who's two-part series premiere.

Episodes one and two - 'The Magician's Apprentice' and 'The Witch's Familiar' - will be repeated on BBC One, in feature-length format, this Sunday from 3.15pm.

Doctor Who's series opener pulled in an overnight rating of 4.6m viewers last Saturday night, down over 2m from last series' opener 'Deep Breath'.

The Witch's Familiar will air this Saturday at 7:45pm. You can see our teasers for the upcoming episode here.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Character Options has today unveiled details of a brand new Limited Edition Doctor Who 5.5” scale action figure. Images of a Missy figure, the first in a new range of scale Doctor Who Collector Series toys were revealed by Alasdair Dewar, Product Development Director, today via video on the Character Options’ website.

Missy, played by Michelle Gomez, is a villainous Time Lady who recently revealed herself as the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master! Missy has been firmly established as a new fan favourite character, and as a collector’s figure, she is truly a must have.

The Missy Figure will be available in two variants; a purple outfitted version with hat from the series finale episodes; and alternatively in her ‘Heaven’ outfit, hatless with black jacket and manic grin. The Missy figures each have 18 points of articulation and are highly detailed and decorated. Each figure head can also be swapped so that both heads can be incorporated with either outfit, and they both come with accessories. The bespoke UK Collector Series packs are perfect for display and for the first time are re-sealable, so that the figures can be enjoyed in or out of packaging without losing their collectability.

Al Dewar states: “Character Options has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Doctor Who toys since 2005, so as true fans of the brand we wanted to tell collectors the latest news in the most direct, if informal way, which is why I made the announcement in person on the website. Missy is the first of a potential new line of highly sought after 5.5-inch action figures so we expect interest to be high and we are all very excited to share this with fans and collectors alike.

“Working with Michelle Gomez was great fun and she was the best subject we ever 3D scanned, patiently holding her facial expressions including her trademark Missy “sneer” for long periods of time. We know that many collectors have been eagerly waiting to see if Missy would at some point be included within our figure range, and at last, here she is.”

Only 4,000 units of each of the two figures are available in exclusive UK packaging at for a price of £19.99 each (excluding P&P). Delivery will be made to customers by early November.

You can order them here, from Character Options.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Today we bring you 10 brand new teasers for the second episode of series 9, "The Witch's Familiar" starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez & Julian Bleach.

"Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?"

10 teasers for 'The Witch's Familiar:

  1. "Some of us can afford the upgrade"
  2. "Get out!"
  3. How do you kill a Dalek?
  4. "Every miner needs a canary"
  5. Which other Doctor appears?
  6. Prepare for a Dalek language lesson
  7. Mercy
  8. Those corridors...
  9. "The infirmary is breached"
  10. Vampire monkeys 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Today we bring you 10 brand new teasers for the opening episode of series 9, "The Magician's Apprentice" starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman & Michelle Gomez.

  1. "He's not answering his phone"
  2. 4165
  3. Have you ordered online?
  4. "How's your boyfriend?"
  5. "Anachronisms"
  6. Pretty Woman, walking down the street...
  7. "It must be nearly bedtime"
  8. "Did you suspect a trap?"
  9. "You cannot help her now"
  10. Someone does some ball grabbing
Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice airs Saturday September 19th, BBC One.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Earlier this week we headed over to BBC Worldwide to listen to The Wand Company talk about their new Doctor Who product, the 12th Doctors Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control. You can watch our video to see what we got up to and to hear our interview with one of the company founders, Chris Barnardo.
The previous Doctor Who event at the ExCeL proved to be a massive success in 2013.

BBC Worldwide is thrilled to confirm additional activities for the official Doctor Who Festival, including a special guest appearance by Mark Gatiss on Friday 13th November. Doctor Who Festival is the only official event this year to include appearances from Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver as well as Executive Producer Steven Moffat. An event for fans of all ages, the Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to get the inside track from the cast and crew of Doctor Who in this extravaganza of immersive and interactive opportunities.

Along with Theatre Panels with the show’s stars, further panels have now been scheduled to take place across the weekend with all seven Series 9 writers, as well as shows and demonstrations by special effects companies Real SFX and Millennium FX, and exclusive looks at three sets from Series 8 & 9. Ticket holders also get the chance to take part in Drama School sessions run by one of the show’s Directors, in addition to trying their hand out at some of the many jobs on set in the Production Village.

  •   The minds behind Doctor Who will be quizzed in the Writer’s Panel where all series 9 writers; Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard, Toby Whithouse, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson will talk through the development and design of some of the show’s favourite characters and compelling storylines
  •   Special Effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX reveal what happens on a typical day’s filming and wow fans with their impressive live show
  •   Multi-award winning artists Millennium FX will be bringing a monster to life in a live demonstration
  •   Big Finish will give ticket holders the opportunity to have a go at voice acting, learning from the voice of the Daleks himself, Nick Briggs
  •   Photo opportunities with Mark Gatiss, Danny Hargreaves and Nick Briggs are also now available for purchase via the website
  •   Visitors will experience what it’s really like to be on the Doctor Who set in front of and behind the camera in the Drama School and Production Village
  •  Two of the iconic sets from series 9 will be on open display to all ticket holders, and the set of Clara’s Bedroom will be available to ticket holders for photo opportunities
  •   Fans of the show will also be put to the test in the Doctor Who Festival Cosplay Showcase and the Fan Challenge

Day Ticket Prices:

Be quick! Tickets for Saturday have almost sold out

  •   Standard ticket: £65
  •   Standard child ticket: £30
  •   Standard family ticket: £165
  •   TARDIS ticket: £110                    SOLD OUT
  •   TARDIS child ticket: £50            SOLD OUT
  •   TARDIS family ticket: £285        SOLD OUT

Tickets on general sale now from

Where? ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

When? Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th November

The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, show planner and access to all the activity in the Festival Hall. TARDIS tickets also include the brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Limited Edition Doctor Who Festival 2015 T-shirt. Tickets, further information and monthly newsletters are available from

Doctor Who Festival will also be coming to Australia a week after on 21st-22nd November 2015. Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will also be attending the Australian event.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Dust anyone?
Could Matt Lucas be ready to join his Little Britain (and Come Fly With Me) co-star David Walliams in the Doctor Who Hall of Fame? Rumour has it that the British comedian was seen in Cardiff earlier today, leaving the BBC Studios, Roath Lock and getting into a taxi. 

Earlier this week it was confirmed by the BBC that production had begun on this years Christmas Special, with actress Alex Kingston set to return as Professor River Song, last seen in 2013's 'The Name of the Doctor'. Along with the press release was the quote that "The witty line-up of guest cast joining Alex for a magical adventure on the TARDIS will be announced over the coming months.", perhaps they were referring to Lucas?

Only time (or an official statement) will tell...

To see a clip from Come Fly With Me, see the video below:


Thursday, 3 September 2015

This Christmas the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) will be joined by time-traveller River Song, played by actress Alex Kingston.

The BBC issued a press statement this morning confirming Kingston's involvement in the shows 11th annual Christmas special, with filming due to commence this week. The episode will be written by Showrunner Steven Moffat, produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock).

River Song made her first Doctor Who appearance in 2008 in ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘Forest of the Dead’ and has appeared in 15 episodes to date.

Award winning Alex Kingston comments on her reappearance, “To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!”

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, adds, “Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who - and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song? The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time...”

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One on Saturday, 19 September with a 12 episode series, followed by the Christmas special on Friday 25 December.

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