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Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the seventh episode:

THE ZYGON INVASION - by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat
The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen - until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:00pm with The Zygon Inversion, more details coming then.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Sleep No More - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the ninth episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

SLEEP NO MORE - by Mark Gatiss
This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

Doctor Who: Sleep No More will broadcast on Saturday 14th November on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Clips

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Ahead of its première, the BBC have released two clips from the next episode of Doctor Who, you can watch the first above and the second below. 

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Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion will broadcast this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

3.75" Wave 4B & 5" Collector Action Figures

Character Options have issued the details for the next instalment of 3.75" action figures and released details of the new 5.5" Collector series of figures:

3.75" ACTION FIGURES - WAVE 4B
Re-enact scenes from the hit series or create your own adventures with this collection of Doctor Who 3.75" scale action figures! Fans of any age will love these highly detailed, realistic and poseable action figures that include some iconic characters from the hit TV show Doctor Who.

Wave 4B Includes:
  • Twelfth Doctor in Purple Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Clara Oswald in Black Cardigan
  • Twelfth Doctor in Spacesuit (with Removable Helmet & 2 Space Germs)
  • Rusty the Dalek
  • Danny Pink as Cyberman
  • Supreme Dalek (from Planet of the Daleks)

The figures are on sale next month priced £6.99 each.

5" COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES
Toys  R Us has linked up with Character Options to bring to Doctor Who fans young and old a very special collector’s series of figures that will be available only in Toys R Us stores in the UK . The new collection of 11 figures has launched and will be displayed in brand new resealable packaging that allows the figures to be enjoyed out of pack while also storable in pristine condition. The new 5" figure series has been created in response to the great demand from Doctor Who fans who are eager to see the return of the highly details in larger formats.

Al Dewar, product development director of Character Options commented: "This collector’s series is really special. The fans have been requesting a return to the 5.5" format for a long time and in producing this collection I feel we have brought to them exactly what they have been demanding. The most exciting part for me however, is the creation of the Eighth Doctor figure, which is often seen as the missing piece for the true Doctor Who collector."

Mike Coogan, marketing & commerce director of Toy R Us further commented: "Toys R Us has a particular affinity with the Doctor Who fan and each year we like to bring to them something that they could not get anywhere else. This new series is exceptional and I believe one of the most comprehensive collector’s series to date - It will be an instant hit with all collectors."

The series so far includes:
  • Time War Eighth Doctor (with Sonic Screwdriver, Karn Chalice & Bandolier)
  • Eleventh Doctor in Stetson (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Eleventh Doctor in Purple Jacket (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in White Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Polka-Dot Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Purple Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Twelfth Doctor in Black Shirt (with Sonic Screwdriver)
  • Rose Tyler & K.9
  • Amy Pond in Police Uniform
  • Clara Oswald

Also included (£24.99):
  • Eleventh Doctor in Brown Jacket (with Sonic Screwdriver) & Role-Play Sonic Screwdriver

The 5" Collector series is on sale from 9th November exclusively at Toys R Us priced £14.99 each. More figures from the series are to be announced.

Monday, 26 October 2015

The Tenth Doctor Adventures - Cover & Details

Big Finish have issued the details of a new set of audio stories featuring the Tenth Doctor and former companion Donna Noble, as played by David Tennant & Catherine Tate respectively. Read on for further details:

David Tennant is returning as the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his companion Donna Noble in three Doctor Who audio dramas!

David Tennant portrayed the Doctor on screen from 2005 until 1st January 2010, returning to play alongside Matt Smith and John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor in 2013. Catherine Tate made her debut as Donna in December 2006, and after a series and two festive specials she made her last appearance alongside David on 1st January 2010. Their on-screen partnership is generally regarded as one of the great high-points of the enduring science fiction phenomenon.

"I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor," says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. "We were all so pleased for him - as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who with Big Finish - except that this time he’s playing the Doctor! It’s the same but different - it’s wonderful to have him back!’

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 and comprises three thrilling full cast audio adventures.

The series opens with Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia by Matt Fitton, which is set in a London slightly in the future, where mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. Could there be an evil force at work?

In Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan the Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.

Finally, in Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?

"I’ve enjoyed working with all the Doctors on TV, but David is on the only one I’d known before he became the Doctor," says executive producer Nicholas Briggs. "I’d worked with him on our Dalek Empire series for Big Finish and had such fun. So along with the excitement of directing new Tenth Doctor adventures, I’m so happy to be working with an old chum again."

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures is produced by David Richardson, script edited by Matt Fitton and James Goss and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

"This is one of those dream projects where I’ve spent months pinching myself. I’m covered in bruises," says David. "With two major international stars in place, and the legacy of this era of the TV show to live up to, we’ve worked our socks off to try and make some very special stories for this box set. Expect adventure, fun, scares… and some tears too."

Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 - exclusively on the Big Finish website. Each of the three titles are available to pre-order separately today for just £10.99 on CD or £8.99 to download.

All three stories are also available in the Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1- Limited Edition set. Limited to just 5,000 copies and available exclusively from bigfinish.com, and the lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles and a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team. You can pre-order the set today at the special price of £30 on CD or £25 to download - offering a £5 discount against the standard price!!

A whole universe of further Doctor Who releases are also available from Big Finish, with upcoming productions featuring John Hurt’s War Doctor, Alex Kingston as River Song and Jemma Redgrave leading the forces of UNIT.

TECHNOPHOBIA - by Matt Fitton
When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan. The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.

Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on? Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia...


TIME REAVER - by Jenny T Colgan
Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn't want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.

The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.

DEATH AND THE QUEEN - by James Goss
Donna Noble has never been lucky in love. So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.

But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army. When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures - Volume 1 is on sale in May 2016 priced £30.00 on CD and £25.00 digitally.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Trailer

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A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, The Zygon Invasion, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 31st October at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: The Woman Who Lived received an overnight rating of 4.34 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

K.9 to Star in New Movie!


The Doctor Who robotic companion K.9 is set to star in a feature-length movie, read on for further details:

K.9, the world’s most famous robot dog traverses the dimensions of space and time to become the latest robot star of the big screen!

Having made his TV debut nearly forty years ago in the 1977 Doctor Who TV serial The Invisible Enemy K.9 went on to become one of the most iconic characters from the BBC series.

A new look high-tech K.9 for today’s cinema is being prepared for film stardom.

The film K.9: TimeQuake has been written by one of K.9’s original creators; Bob Baker, a renowned writer of classic Doctor Who serials. Bob went on to co-write with Nick Park the Oscar and Bafta winning Wallace & Gromit series of film shorts as well as the feature film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.


The new K.9 will be appearing in a multi-million dollar movie which promises to be a great action adventure set in deep space. The film will be full of dashing heroes and heroines, androids, monstrous aliens and an ultimate foe who will also be familiar to Doctor Who fans everywhere; the megalomaniac OMEGA.

The film is to be a UK co-production with exteriors filmed overseas and studio work planned for the UK.

K.9 is the perfect character to star in a movie with a whole new bunch of action heroes making this a home grown Star Wars come Guardians of the Galaxy style cinema must see film.

K.9: TimeQuake is set for a 2017 release, with production to commence next year.

The Woman Who Lived - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the sixth episode:

THE WOMAN WHO LIVED - by Catherine Tregenna
England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:15pm with The Zygon Invasion, more details coming then.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Zygon Inversion - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the eighth episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

THE ZYGON INVERSION - by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat
Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?

Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion will broadcast on Saturday 7th November at 8:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Woman Who Lived - Clips

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Ahead of the episode premiere, the BBC have released two clips from the next episode of the current series Doctor Who, you can watch the first above and the second below. 

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Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived broadcasts this Saturday at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

12th Doctor in Black Shirt 5" Figure - FPI Exclusive

Character Options and Underground Toys have issued the details for a new Twelfth Doctor 5" action figure variant - exclusive to Forbidden Planet International:

The era of the fierce, intense Twelfth Doctor is just beginning. While this incarnation of the legendary Time Lord may not be big on hugs, he’s still funny and fearless and still find himself inexorably drawn to danger alongside his companion Clara Oswald. But there is a dark side to this Doctor. Often forced into making cold and ruthless decisions over the course of his travels, he once declared of Clara, "She cares so I don't have to." But despite his apparent lack of interest in being a hero, the Twelfth Doctor has shown time and again that when people need saving he will always be there!

This all new 5" tall figure showcases the new look the Doctor takes on after the regeneration, featuring his now signature dark blue Crombie-style coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a long collared black shirt buttoned to the top with no tie, and brogue boots. He also comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. Part of the Collector Series of Doctor Who action figures and exclusive to Toys R Us! Collect them all!

The figure is on sale from 31st October exclusively from Forbidden Planet International priced £14.99.

Monday, 19 October 2015

12th Doctor Flight Control 5" TARDIS Playset - TRU Exclusive

Character Options have issued the details for their Twelfth Doctor style Flight Control TARDIS playset in scale with their range of 5" action figures:

Take a journey through time and space in the home of the universe's most famous Time Lord! The TARDIS, or Time And Relative Dimension In Space, is a time machine and spacecraft created by the Time Lords on Gallifrey. An obsolete and decommissioned model, it was 'borrowed' by the First Doctor when he left his home planet and has transported all of the incarnations of the Doctor to many different time periods and a variety of exotic alien worlds. 

Now you can join the adventure! Featuring light and sound effects, this replica of the Twelfth Doctor's TARDIS also has opening doors and can carry 5" Doctor Who action figures. The perfect gift for any Doctor Who fan!

FEATURES
  • Take off and landing sounds and lights
  • In flight and ‘turbulent' flight sound FX
  • Interior light and sound FX
  • Light up top signs and interior
  • Light up roof lantern
  • Twelfth Doctor TARDIS interior decal
  • Opening doors

The Flight Control TARDIS playset is on sale from 31st October exclusively from Toys R Us priced £19.99.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Woman Who Lived - Trailer

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A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, The Woman Who Lived, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 24th October at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: The Girl Who Died received an overnight rating of 4.85 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Girl Who Died - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the fifth episode:

THE GIRL WHO DIED - by Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat
Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:20pm with The Woman Who Lived, more details coming then.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 492

Panini have issued the cover and details of the current edition of Doctor Who magazine:

THE ZYGONS ARE COMING! DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE PREVIEWS THEIR RETURN IN ISSUE 492!

Doctor Who magazine looks ahead to the return of one of Doctor Who’s most popular monsters, in the forthcoming two-part adventure The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion - which also sees the return of fan-favourite Osgood...

"There was a certain amount of fan outrage when Death in Heaven saw the apparent death of Osgood," episode writer Peter Harness tells Doctor Who Magazine. Ingrid Oliver’s character was an instant hit on her first appearance in The Day of the Doctor. While there may not have been questions asked in Parliament about her death, there were definitely some furious tweets on the subject! But now she’s back…"

And, of course, the Zygons are back too…
"One thing I really had in my head when I was writing it was the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and I think that’s why it originally had the title Invasion of the Zygons," Peter reveals. "I thought that if aliens wanted to fight us and they were fighting us from a position of weakness, they would look at how we fight wars. The Zygons are not only stealing our faces, but they’re stealing the ways in which we fight each other nowadays…"

ALSO INSIDE THE BUMPER 92-PAGE ISSUE 492…

The Girl Who Died & The Woman Who Lived
DWM looks ahead to the brand new episodes The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived and talks exclusively with writers Jamie Mathieson and Catherine Tregenna.

The Secret of Davros
Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions about the series’ opening two-parter, and explains why Davros is unlike any other villain…

Back to Skaro
DWM goes behind the scenes of The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar to discover how the planet Skaro was resurrected, with insights from Dalek voice actor Nicholas Briggs and writer Steven Moffat.

Ghost Rider
In an extensive interview, writer Toby Whithouse talks in-depth about his recent episodes Under the Lake and Before the Flood.

Who's Magic?
Excited by the new series, Jacqueline Rayner reflects on The Magician’s Apprentice and celebrates the magic of Doctor Who in her column, Relative Dimensions.

Monsters of the Millennium
Prosthetic effects supervisor Kate Walshe of Millennium FX talks exclusively to DWM about her team’s creations for the latest series, including Davros, Colony Sarff and the Fisher King!

Doctor Doom
DWM talks to Eighth Doctor Paul McGann about his biggest Doctor Who adventure to date: Doom Coalition!

The War Games
The Fact of Fiction explores the second half of The War Games, the landmark Second Doctor story which introduced the Time Lords.

From Beyond the Grave
There’s comic strip action in a terrifying new adventure for the Doctor and Clara: The Highgate Horror, by Mark Wright, illustrated by David A Roach and James Offredi.

The DWM Review
DWM reviews the first four episodes of the latest series: The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar and Under the Lake & Before the Flood. Plus the latest books and audios are put under the spotlight.

Coming Soon
All the latest Doctor Who merchandise releases, including - at last! - the DVD release of 1967’s The Underwater Menace.

Plus!
All the latest official news, competitions, Wotcha! and The DWM Crossword.

Issue 492 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale now until 11th November priced £4.99.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Zygon Invasion - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the seventh episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

THE ZYGON INVASION - by Peter Harness
The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen - until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?

Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion will broadcast on Saturday 31st October at 8:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Girl Who Died - Clips

Ahead of the episode premiere, the BBC have released three clips from the next episode of the current series Doctor Who, you can watch them below:

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Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died broadcasts this Saturday at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Clara Oswald & 8th Doctor 5" Figures - FPI Exclusives

Character Options and Underground Toys have issued the details for two new 5" action figures exclusive to Forbidden Planet International:

CLARA OSWALD - on sale 31st October
Clara Oswald is one of the Doctor's most extraordinary companions. In order to help the Doctor she allowed the time winds to tear her into countless different iterations of herself living and dying all over time and space, like echoes. The Eleventh Doctor initially encountered two of the 'echo Claras' and was mystified by them.

He named her the 'Impossible Girl' and resolved to find her, eventually tracking down the 'real' Clara to modern day England. The Doctor finally discovered the truth about Clara on Trenzalore and was able to save her from the threat of the time winds. He brought her safely back to Earth where she began a job as a school teacher and she was present when he regenerated in into his twelfth incarnation. Since then they have gone on countless adventures together.

EIGHTH DOCTOR - on sale 30th November
"I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there."

The Eighth Doctor was an effortlessly charming, romantic figure. He was unguarded about his background and equally candid about what the future held for people he came into contact with. It seems ironic that so much about this open Doctor remains a closed book...His first adventure took place in San Francisco at the turn of the Millennium with Dr Grace Holloway and Chang Lee in an epic battle with the Master.

Much later, after many adventures with many companions, the 8th Doctors fate is finally sealed during the Time War, as he attempts to rescue a pilot, Cass, whose ship was crashing into the planet Karn. When Cass realized that the Doctor was a Time Lord and her enemy, she refused his help and allowed the ship to crash.

Accessories
  • Sonic Screwdriver
  • Karn Chalice
  • Bandolier

Both figures are priced £14.99 each.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Girl Who Died - Trailer

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A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, The Girl Who Died, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 17th October at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HDIn other news: Before the Flood received an overnight rating of 4.38 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Before the Flood - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the fourth episode:

BEFORE THE FLOOD - by Toby Whithouse
On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord - the Fisher King - sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:20pm with The Girl Who Died, more details coming then.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Series 9: Part 1 DVD & Blu-ray - Cover & Details

BBC DVD have issued the cover and details for the release of the first six episodes of Series 9 of Doctor Who onto DVD and Blu-ray:

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman with guest stars including Maisie Williams and Rufus Hound as well as the brilliant Missy (played by Michelle Gomez). Now that the Doctor and Clara have established a dynamic as a partnership of equals, they’re relishing the fun and thrills that all of space and time has to offer. Tangling with ghosts, Vikings and the ultimate evil of the Daleks, they embark on their biggest adventures yet…

EPISODES
9.01: The Magician's Apprentice
9.02: The Witch's Familiar
9.03: Under the Lake
9.04: Before the Flood
9.05: The Girl Who Died
9.06: The Woman Who Lived

EXTRAS
Doctor Who Extra - 3 Episodes

Doctor Who: Series 9 - Part 1 is on sale from 2nd November priced £17.25 on DVD and £20.25 on Blu-ray.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Woman Who Lived - Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have issued the synopsis for the sixth episode of the current series of Doctor Who:

THE WOMAN WHO LIVED - by Catherine Tregenna
England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?

Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived will broadcast on Saturday 24th October at 8:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Before the Flood - Clip

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Ahead of the episode premiere, the BBC have released a clip from the next episode of the current series Doctor Who, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Before the Flood broadcasts this Saturday at 8:25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Latest Merchandise News

The latest news in Doctor Who merchandise:

LEGO IDEAS - DOCTOR WHO SET
Lego have issued details of their new Doctor Who set from Lego Ideas:

Construct a stunningly detailed Lego version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by Lego Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord - the Doctor - exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. 

Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks.

The Lego Ideas Doctor Who set is on sale from 1st December priced £49.99.

THE WAR DOCTOR: ONLY THE MONSTROUS - COVER & DETAILS
Big Finish have issued the cover and details for three new Doctor Who audio plays featuring the War Doctor:

In December 2015, the Time War will rage and only one man can save us. John Hurt is the War Doctor!

John Hurt, the world-renowned star of film and television, is returning to the role of the War Doctor, in twelve full-cast Doctor Who audio plays.

The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord - but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks.

"I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man," says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. "Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat - the Daleks or the Time Lords?"

The audio adventures of the War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only the Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes.

"The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield - all of space and time - was irresistible to me," says Nicholas. "Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this."

The cast of the War Doctor also includes Jacqueline Pearce, who plays Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra - an arch manipulator who is waging the Time War against the Daleks. Jacqueline’s work includes The Avengers, Callan, Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time, Moondial and Russell T Davies’ Dark Season, and she is known to many science fiction fans for her role as Servalan in the cult classic Blake’s 7.

Only the Monstrous will be released in December 2015, and will be followed in February 2016 by the second volume, Infernal Devices, which is written by John Dorney, Phil Mulryne and Matt Fitton. Volumes Three and Four are currently in pre-production.

"What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role," says producer David Richardson. "This is Doctor Who at its darkest - the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions."

In addition to the War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor - The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.

Stories - all written by directed by Nicholas Brigss

  • The Innocent
  • The Thousand Worlds
  • The Heart of Battle


Doctor Who: The War Doctor - Only the Monstrous is on sale in December priced £20.00 on both CD and digital download.

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES - ISSUE 7
Panini have issued the cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

It’s October and Something Wicked This Way Comes… in the form of the wickedest magazine in the universe - issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures. So prepare for a Halloween like no other with a huge celebration of monster mayhem!

Beauty Sleep
When the Doctor comes to visit Clara, he finds the whole school fast asleep. Either Clara’s class is the most boring experience in the universe or the planet is under attack from a Somnosian Invasion Force. Comic strip action from Jason Quinn, Russ Leach and John Burns!

Creating Evil
Get the low-down on Davros, dark lord of Skaro and creator of the Daleks!

Missy's Craft Studio
Missy has kicked Clara out of the craft studio and shows you how to make an all-purpose gadget of evil. You may not be able to stop the planes with it but you’ll have somewhere cool to store your pencils!

UNIT Alien Archives
Hack into the UNIT Alien Archives to find out more about the mysterious Shadow Proclamation

Strax's Guide to Alien Races
This month, Strax gives you a lesson on some of the various alien threats the Doctor has faced over the years, including the Abzorbalovians, the Balhoonians and the Carrionites.

The Hunt for Davros
A cool game for two, you are racing across Skaro and have to get to Davros before your opponent!

The Paternoster Gang Investigates
Rik Hoskin brings you the chilling story of the Misery Diary that reduces Strax and Jenny to tears. Can Madame Vastra break its uncanny spell?

Issue 7 comes with a massive double-sided poster and your own Psychic Paper, wallet and Sonic Screwdriver!

Issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 8th October until 4th November priced £3.99.

Monday, 5 October 2015

12th Doctor in Purple Shirt 5" Figure - FPI Exclusive

Character Options and Underground Toys have issued the details for new Twelfth Doctor 5" action figure variant - exclusive to Forbidden Planet International:

Doctor Who follows the adventures of the last Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who simply goes by the name "The Doctor". At the end of the 2013 season, The Doctor regenerated into his new form and new personality, and is portrayed by legendary Scottish actor Peter Capaldi. This new incarnation, the Twelfth Doctor, is a spiky, brusque, pragmatic, yet funny, passionate and fearless character who travels with his companion, Clara Oswald. His adventures with (and without) Clara in the 2014 season lead him to make tough and ruthless decisions that make him question his character and the value of his travels.

This all new 5" tall figure showcases the new look the Doctor takes on after the regeneration, featuring his now signature dark blue Crombie-style coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a long collared purple shirt buttoned to the top with no tie, and brogue boots. He also comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver.

The figure is on sale from 31st October exclusively from Forbidden Planet International priced £14.99.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Before the Flood - Trailer

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A TV trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, Before the Flood, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between programmes, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 10th October at 8:25pm on BBC One and BBC One HDIn other news: Under the Lake received an overnight rating of 3.7 million, the final BARB ratings will be announced in ten days time.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Under the Lake - Tonight!

The ninth series of Doctor Who continues tonight at 8:25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the third episode:

UNDER THE LAKE - by Toby Whithouse
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?

The series continues next Saturday at 8:25pm with Before the Flood, more details coming then.