Friday 11 April 2014, 11:00
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor has been nominated in the ‘Best of British’ category in the Freesat Free TV Awards. This latest accolade makes it a great month for the 50th anniversary special which received a BAFTA TV nomination earlier this week!
The Freesat Awards’ ‘Best of British’ category exists to celebrate ‘the absolute best programme or series on the UK’s free-to-air TV channels’. The winner will be decided by a panel of industry experts and announced at a ceremony on the 17 June, 2014.
Good luck to everybody involved!
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 09:57
Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.
Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming.’
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.
Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’
Other familiar faces confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series...
Monday 7 April 2014, 13:17
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. The nomination comes in the Radio Times Audience Award category meaning you get to decide who wins…
The Radio Times Audience Award is the only prize at the 2014 BAFTA TV Awards chosen by the public and voting has already begun so you can select the show you’d like to see scoop the award straightaway!
To find out more and to cast your vote, visit the Radio Times Audience Award site. Voting closes at midday on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 with the winners announced at the annual ceremony, three days later on Sunday, 18 May.
And congratulation to Mark Gatiss and the whole team behind An Adventure in Space and Time. The one-off drama about the origins of Doctor Who has been nominated in the Single Drama category, so good luck to everybody involved!
Finally, you can remind yourself of why Doctor Who received the nomination with clips, a fact file, galleries and more for the 50th special at The Day of the Doctor.
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 10:07
We can confirm that Tom Riley will appear in the new series of Doctor Who, starring in an adventure written by Mark Gatiss.
Tom’s previous credits include Inspector Lewis, the hit comedy Twenty Twelve and Monroe. He played Dave Beethoven in the BBC’s Freezing (above), starred opposite David Tennant in St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and recently won plaudits for his portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci in Da Vinci’s Demons. Filming on his Doctor Who episode begins soon.
Mark Gatiss needs no introduction to Doctor Who fans having written many previous episodes including The Unquiet Dead, Cold War and The Crimson Horror. He also wrote and was an executive producer on the acclaimed one-off drama, An Adventure in Space and Time.
The new series of Doctor Who introduces Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman who returns as Clara. It begins later this year on BBC One!
Monday 24 March 2014, 15:40
We're delighted to announce that Doctor Who and An Adventure in Space and Time have been nominated in five categories for the 2014 BAFTA Television Craft Awards.
The British Academy Television Craft Awards celebrate the best of TV’s production talent and the winners will be announced on Sunday, April 27. Milk VFX, Real SFX and The Model Unit have been nominated in the Special, Visual and Graphic Effects category for their incredible work on The Day of the Doctor. Bernie Davis, Eryl Ellis, Huw Thomas and Keith Ware have been nominated in the Entertainment Craft Team category for their work on Doctor Who at the Proms.
An Adventure in Space and Time has been nominated in three categories; Philip Kloss for Editing Fiction, Vickie Lang for Make Up and Hair Design and Suzanne Cave for Costume Design.
Good luck to everyone involved!
Friday 21 March 2014, 11:41
Update! The programme detailed below is currently available on BBC iPlayer!
Delia Derbyshire, who arranged Doctor Who’s original theme tune, is featured in episode 2 of ‘In Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers’ which you can catch on BBC Four, tonight (21 March) at 8pm. Following its broadcast it will be available on BBC iPlayer for a limited period.
As well as realising Doctor Who’s theme tune over 50 years ago, Delia worked with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop who created much of the show’s distinctive music and sound fx throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s.
There’s another aural treat for Doctor Who fans as BBC Radio 4 Extra continues to repeat audio adventures featuring former Doctors. You can listen to these as they’re broadcast or catch up using BBC iPlayer. Just visit BBC Radio 4 Extra’s site for more details!
Friday 14 March 2014, 09:27
The BBC has issued the following press release:
Line of Duty's Keeley Hawes will join the cast of Doctor Who, following rave reviews for her outstanding performance as DI Lindsay Denton in the hit BBC drama. Starring opposite the Doctor, Hawes will guest star for one episode in Peter Capaldi's first ever series as the Time Lord.
Set to TX in the autumn this year, Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come...
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 14:30
Neill Gorton has created many of the memorable monsters who have featured in Doctor Who since its return in 2005 and on Saturday, 29 March he’ll be giving a free masterclass about his work!
Neill is a prosthetics designer and the director of Millennium FX, the BAFTA award winning make-up and special effects company responsible for the look of countless aliens who have crossed the Doctor’s path, as well as characters featured in BBC shows such as The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs. Aliens and Being Human.
The masterclass is part of BBC Radio 4’s Character Invasion, a fascinating...
Friday 7 March 2014, 16:29
The man who put the Doctor aboard a cursed pirate ship and took us to parts of the TARDIS we’d never seen before has been confirmed as a writer on the forthcoming 8th series of Doctor Who.
Steve Thompson will write the as-yet-unnamed fifth episode of the series to be shown later this year.
Steve Thompson has also provided scripts for BBC1’s Sherlock such as The Blind Banker, series two finale The Reichenbach Fall and The Sign of Three which was broadcast in January.
Filming is underway on Peter Capaldi’s first series as The Doctor. He’ll be joined by Jenna Coleman as Clara and a new recurring character, Danny Pink played by Samuel Anderson.
The new series, to be screened on BBC1, will also feature episodes by lead writer and series producer Steven Moffat.
Monday 24 February 2014, 08:22
Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, Emmerdale) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers for the first time. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches.
On joining the show Samuel Anderson said: ‘I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I...