Friday 4 July 2014, 13:39
The much-anticipated new series of Doctor Who will have its world premiere in Cardiff on August 7, BBC Wales has announced today (4 July, 2014).
Marking the start of the BBC One hit sci-fi drama’s spectacular world tour, the premiere will be fans’ first chance to see Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as on-screen companion Clara in episode one of the new series.
The stars will be attending the lunchtime St David’s Hall red carpet event, together with lead writer and producer Steven Moffat. Tickets will be available to the public from St David’s Hall Box Office from Monday, 7 July.
The feature-length premiere episode of the eighth series entitled “Deep Breath” will land on BBC One on Saturday 23 August, 2014.
BBC Wales Director Rhodri Talfan Davies said, “Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better - and it's a real thrill that the show's fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost ten years - and we're so proud of its worldwide success.”
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Friday 4 July 2014, 11:35
To celebrate the release of Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File we’re launching a vote to find out which of the early adventures featuring the Cybermen ranks as your favourite!
Don’t worry if you don’t know those early stories! There’s plenty about them in the ebook, including clips, galleries and info on every version of the Cybermen that have ever faced the Doctor. The brilliant ebook is full of fantastic clips, photos, facts, games, a thrilling new adventure and much more, all about one of the Time Lord’s greatest foes! It’s available for iPads, Kindle Fires and Android tablets and is free in the UK until 23.59pm, 31 July, 2014.
You can find out more or download it now!
So… which of the early Cybermen stories was your favourite? The icy chiller that was The Tomb of the Cybermen? The twentieth anniversary special, The Five Doctors? How about their first outing in the classic The Tenth Planet or the fast-paced caper that was Silver Nemesis?
Friday 4 July 2014, 11:05
Children’s novelist and writer for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony Frank Cottrell Boyce completes the line-up of writers for series 8 of the hit BBC One show Doctor Who.
Cottrell Boyce’s episode for the eagerly-anticipated eighth series will feature a cast of child actors including Harley Bird, the voice of household favourite Peppa Pig, alongside Abigail Eames (Harry and Paul, The Crimson Field), Ashley Foster (The Woman in Black) and Jaydon Harris-Wallace (CITV Text Santa).
Also known for films such as 24 Hour Party People and Millions (directed by Danny Boyle), Cottrell Boyce says: “Of all the thrills that pen and paper have brought into my life, there’s nothing that quite compares to the buzz of unlimited possibility that rushes through your fingers and into your brain when you write the words: ‘Interior … TARDIS’.”
“I was flabbergasted to be asked to write an episode - partly because I’ve been so absorbed in the last few series that I’d sort of forgotten that it wasn’t real.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, says: “Frank's script is pure magic - and everything I could have hoped for from the genius behind the...
Wednesday 2 July 2014, 14:01
Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File is a brilliant ebook full of fantastic clips, photos, facts, games, a thrilling new adventure and much more, all about one of the Doctor’s greatest foes – the Cybermen! It’s available for iPads, Kindle Fires and Android tablets and it’s free in the UK until 23.59pm, 31 July, 2014.
To find out more and to download the book, visit our Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File Ebook page now, where you can also check out an FAQ.
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Monday 30 June 2014, 07:58
Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) will join the cast of Doctor Who playing the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere when the series returns on 23 August.
Speaking about the role, Michelle Gomez said: "Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I'm thrilled to join him. Well, you would be, wouldn't you?"
Lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: “I've known Michelle for years, and I'm thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She's everything we need - brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.”
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Friday 27 June 2014, 19:39
The BBC has today confirmed the much-anticipated eighth series of the hit sci-fi drama Doctor Who will land on BBC One on Saturday, 23 August.
The feature length premiere episode entitled “Deep Breath” will see Peter Capaldi take on one of TV’s most iconic roles as the Twelfth Doctor, alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara.
Friday 20 June 2014, 10:09
The Day of the Doctor was one of the biggest episodes in Doctor Who’s history and it’s repeated tonight on BBC Three at 7.45pm. For the first time ever we’ll be providing a special twitter commentary for the adventure as it’s broadcast, bringing you a broad range of photos, facts, related links and much more to accompany the screening.
We hope it will enhance your enjoyment of The Day of the Doctor but equally we aim to make sure the tweets will be enjoyable and fun, even if you’re not watching the episode.
If you’re not already following the official Doctor Who twitter account, check it out at @bbcdoctorwho and hit ‘follow’ to make sure you’re up-to-date with all the latest news, new series info and lots more.
Tonight’s twitter commentary will be a first so after the event we’d love to know what you thought of it. You can either tweet us or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us what you think we get right and where we could improve with twitter commentaries.
But for the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on @bbcdoctorwho so you can enjoy the twitter commentary for the awesome epic that is The Day of the Doctor!
Monday 16 June 2014, 15:37
As we reported over the weekend, one of Doctor Who’s former executive producers, Julie Gardner and John Barrowman (Captain Jack in Doctor Who and Torchwood) have both been awarded MBEs in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Julie said she was honoured by the award and commented, ‘I have filmed all over the world. But the talent, stamina and sheer fun of the writers, cast and crews I’ve worked with in Wales is beyond compare. I am lucky; I get to keep this award. But I am accepting it for all those brilliant people who have made my job such an absolute joy, and for my dad who...
Friday 13 June 2014, 14:20
The first Royal Television Scotland Awards were presented earlier this week and we’re delighted to confirm that Peter Capaldi was one of the winners!
The RTS website explained, ‘The RTS Scotland Award is for the outstanding contribution to television in Scotland and beyond. RTS Scotland is delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s award is Peter Capaldi. An acclaimed writer, performer and director, Peter has achieved phenomenal success at home and abroad. Original, memorable, engaging and definitive – his contribution to television has been exceptional, and the committee feel he is a worthy and much deserved winner of this inaugural award.’
Congratulations to Peter Capaldi who stars as the Doctor when Doctor Who returns to BBC One this August!
Wednesday 11 June 2014, 13:31
It’s been a great week for Doctor Who over at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada. The show won the 2014 Rockie Award for the ‘Best Science Fiction and Action’ programme before triumphing in the prestigious ‘Best Scripted’ category.
The jury who vote for the awards comprises hundreds of media executives from around the world and nominees are also drawn from across the globe. So it’s particularly fitting for the show to win the awards in the week that it’s announced that a Doctor Who World Tour will begin this August.
Last month Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor scooped a BAFTA Television Award and earlier in the year the show found success at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards. The Doctor returns to BBC One in August and you can catch the teaser trailer for the new series now!