Friday 19 September 2014, 13:05
…And Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will also join the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).
Production on 2014's Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Christmas Special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.
Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.
Nick comments: “I'm so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I'm such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream 'No spoilers!' Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!"
Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor...
Friday 19 September 2014, 08:46
All the great Heist movies have a blend of humour, action, ingenuity and a certain audacity of style. The very best ones have you rooting for the rogues attempting the job, and Time Heist, written by Steve Thompson and Steven Moffat, is no different.
Except it is different, of course, because it’s Doctor Who! And so the bank in question is the most dangerous bank in the universe, one of the security problems is a terrifyingly powerful alien called the Teller and naturally, we have the Doctor himself at the heart of the action. It’s an irresistible combination and Douglas Mackinnon, director of last week’s beautiful episode, Listen, handles the adventure with wit and verve. A self-confessed fan of the heist genre, he ensures the episode is a hugely enjoyable fusion of Who meets heist.
The brilliant Keeley Hawes plays the mysterious Ms Delphox and is joined by Jonathan Bailey as Psi and Pippa Bennett-Warner as a shape-shifter called Saibra.
Time Heist is on BBC One on Saturday at 7.30pm but you can watch the episode being introduced by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat now!
Monday 15 September 2014, 11:48
Time Heist is one of those wonderful Doctor Who adventures full of strange new creatures and a rich assortment of aliens. And there’s at least one glimpse of some familiar foes as the trailer revealed brief shots of a Sensorite, a Terileptil and other monsters that we haven’t seen for a while.
Which got us thinking… What monsters do you miss?
Enemies like the Daleks and Cybermen have been a recurring problem for the Time Lord over many years but is there a monster you loved that we haven’t seen for some time?
We’re after everything from the obvious to the obscure … Any monster that hasn’t featured in Doctor Who recently is fair game! Tweet your suggestions with the hashtag #MonstersWeMiss or email your thoughts to TheDoctor@bbc.co.uk with the subject header, #MonstersWeMiss or reply to one of our posts on our official Instagram account.
We’ll tweet photos of your most popular and creative suggestions on the show’s official twitter account - @bbcdoctorwho. And not only that, we’ll delve into our archive of behind the scenes photos and stills from past adventures and post them on our new Instagram account – bbcdoctorwho
So! Get tweeting us...
Saturday 13 September 2014, 19:54
If you enjoy finding out more about Doctor Who and the people who make the show, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing. This week’s episode goes behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Listen and we reveals how the idea for the episode came about and we discover what Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman thought of this unique adventure.
Crammed with exclusive footage from the making of the show, Doctor Who Extra: Listen includes fascinating interviews with Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny and Orson), writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and director...
Friday 12 September 2014, 09:36
Watch Doctor Who on Saturday at 7.30pm and prepare to meet the last man standing in the universe, follow the start of a romance for Clara and find out what haunts the Doctor…
Listen is written by Steven Moffat and is another chiller, so if you enjoyed his Tenth Doctor adventure, Blink, you’ll love Listen. The episode has some great moments of humour and several fast-paced action sequences and is directed by Douglas Mackinnon whose previous credits include The Power of Three and Cold War. Samuel Anderson returns as Danny, last seen during Into the Dalek and the Doctor asks the question...
Saturday 6 September 2014, 23:01
Listen is on BBC One this Saturday at 7.30pm!
When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Time Lord is alone… and what scares him?
Saturday 6 September 2014, 19:34
Doctor Who Extra is the new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. Robot of Sherwood featured Ben Miller as the Sheriff with Tom Riley as the legendary Robin Hood as well as sword fights, archery, plenty of merriment with the Merry Men and the Doctor battling to foil an evil alien plot… So what was it like creating and shooting such an amazing episode?
Doctor Who Extra gives you a backstage pass to the making of Robot of Sherwood. There’s some exclusive footage from the filming plus great interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ben Miller, Tom Riley...
Saturday 30 August 2014, 19:20
Doctor Who Extra is the brand new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. The latest episode gives you a backstage pass to the return of the Daleks and catches up with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as they welcome back the Doctor’s old foes!
This week’s ten minute programme also features exclusive interviews with lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat and Nicholas Briggs who has provided the voices of the Daleks since their return in 2005. We also speak to Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink) about the romance between a certain two teachers at Coal Hill...
Saturday 23 August 2014, 20:31
Doctor Who Extra is the brand new series that gives you access all areas to the world of Doctor Who. It follows Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and the team from the earliest days of Deep Breath’s production as the Twelfth Doctor’s debut series was dramatically created throughout the end of 2013 and 2014.
The first episode of Doctor Who Extra is available now on BBC iPlayer and features remarkable footage of Peter and Jenna at their first ever read through together, plus Peter’s thoughts on becoming the Doctor and saying that immortal line: “I’m the Doctor!” The 10 minute programme...
Friday 22 August 2014, 11:27
In an explosive return to the UK from the world tour, the Doctor - Peter Capaldi - and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.
Ahead of the eighth series returning to BBC One this weekend, the theme of the crashed time machine was in keeping with the feature-length opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, which sees the Doctor arrive in Victorian London to find a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.