Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor #14Bookmark and Share

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
This Wednesday, July 12, sees a brand-new arc from Titan in the continuing comic adventures with the Ninth Doctor.

Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor #14

Writer: Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor #14 (Credit: Titan)
Artist: Cris Bolson, Adriana Melo
Cover A: Simon Myers ​cover B: Photo – Will Brooks Cover C: Arianna Florean​​​

With some knowledge of his past life apparently restored, Jack is determined​ ​to put right his misdeeds as a Time Agent – in particular, stopping his past​ ​self from erasing the criminal Zloy Volk from the timeline, using an Eradicator​ ​gun. But... Zloy Volk is very much alive. How?! Even worse, in the process of​ ​stopping his past self from erasing Volk all over again, JACK was seemingly​ ​erased! The Doctor, Rose, and Tara are on the scene...
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Series 10 - Final Ratings InformationBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - The Doctor Falls had an official rating of 5.295 million viewers.

The episode was the 16th highest rated programme for the week and the 8th on BBC Television.

Doctor Who was the highest rated programme on Saturday, overtaking Casualty which beat it in the initial ratings. Top for the week was Coronation Street with 8.17 million watching.



Full details of series 36/10 are now available.

The highest chart position was for The Pilot which came in at number 10. The lowest chart position was for The Lie Of The Land, which was the 30th most-watched programme of the week, having faced the final of ITV's talent show Britain's Got Talent.

All episodes since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005 have been one of the top 30 programmes of the week. This compares with the classic series where the lowest chart position was 170 for the second episode of the Fourth Doctor story Full Circle.

The Pilot is one of 57 episodes of Doctor Who to make the top 10 out of the 839 which have been broadcast.

The average final rating for this series is 5.45 million viewers, This is down from an average of 6.03 million for the 2015 series. The biggest drop in audience is for those in the 4-15 age group, which now account for around 8% of the total audience, as opposed to 11% in 2015. Since the revival the highest average has been for Series 4 shown in 2008, which had an average of 8.05 million watching.

Full ratings information can be found here




Final Australian ratings for World Enough and TimeBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Reported by Adam Kirk
Including Australian time-shifted viewers, World Enough and Time averaged 534,000 consolidated viewers in the five major capital cities. With 87,000 extra viewers it was the second highest time-shifted program of the day (the highest time-shifted program had 173,000 extra viewers) and the ninth highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include iview or regional viewers.




Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-ConBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus

BBC America has announced their plans for Doctor Who this year's San Diego Comic-Con

The Doctor Who Panel will star Peter Capaldi who has just completed work on his Final Christmas Special and thus his work on Doctor Who.

Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the panel will give fans an exclusive sneak peek of The Doctors – the final special starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Six years ago, BBC America’s Doctor Who was part of the first-ever slate of TV shows to gather with fans in Hall H, when San Diego Comic-Con presented a TV line-up in the 6,500 plus seat venue on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Returning to Hall H on Sunday, BBC America is bringing its most anticipated Doctor Who panel yet with award-winning star Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock).

The panel takes place on Sunday, July 23, 2017 between 2:00-3:00pm




Doctor Who in Germany - A TimelineBookmark and Share

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - Reported by Pascal Salzmann
Doctor Who in Germany (Credit: Pascal Salzmann)
Last weekend over 50,000 people attended the Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart. One of the stars invited was Torchwood’s John Barrowman, so a surprising number of attendees cosplayed characters from Doctor Who or Torchwood. But Germany’s obsession with the Doctor is fairly new and for a long time the show has been struggling to get any recognition even among Science Fiction fans.

Here is a timeline of Doctor Who in Germany:

The 60’s – Missed opportunities

It was in 1965 that the BBC offered a German channel a selection of William Hartnell stories. An offer which was never taken up. In 1968 the German public channel ZDF received an audition print of The Ice Warriors. A jury should decide if the serial was worth airing on German television. The protocol reads (translated to English):

Dr. Who and the Ice Warriors, Utopian series
Result: rejected.
A new ice age has gripped Earth. A motley crew of scientists fights a losing battle to overcome the problems. The now moving glaciers release beings from other planets stranded with their spaceship on Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Scenery and costumes of the films are as naive as the scripts are obscure.
The rejection was unanimous.

If ZDF had picked up this serial and even more stories from the 60’s, many lost episodes would likely still exist, since German TV back then was already archiving most of their shows for repeat purposes.

The 70’s – Doctor Who wasteland


During the 70’s Doctor Who was nowhere to be seen on German television. Although there was one curious sidestep in print. The German erotic magazine Plaisir published the famous “nude Katy Manning and the Dalek” photo on its cover, with a feature inside. This magazine is a rarity now and it is not known if the TV show was explained to the readers of the magazine, who most likely had never heard of Doctor Who.

The 80’s – Doctor Who makes its debut in print and on German TV

In 1980 the German young adult books publisher Schneider released two Target novelisations, “Der Planet der Daleks” (Planet of the Daleks) and “Kampf um die Erde” (translates to “Fight for Earth”, better known as The Dalek Invasion of Earth). Both novels were heavily edited.


It was not a German TV channel that debuted Doctor Who in (West-)Germany. Instead the English language European Super Channel showed a few Tom Baker stories in the mid-80’s. Not many Germans would have watched them, though.

The Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy
Finally in 1989 the commercial TV channel RTL Plus made a deal with BBC Enterprises to broadcast the Sylvester McCoy episodes of Doctor Who. The show was dubbed into German, with the actor Michael Schwarzmaier providing the voice for the Doctor and Carin Tietze the voice for Ace.

The series started on Wednesday, 22nd November 1989 at 1.05pm with the first episode of “Terror auf Lakertia” (Time and the Rani). Before that there was a short introduction to the program with producer John Nathan-Turner and Sylvester McCoy summarising the history of the show for German audiences. Episode 2 aired on Sunday afternoon, with each subsequent episode airing on the same day.

Interestingly RTL Plus broadcasted the serials in production order, not in the same order as it had been transmitted in the UK. The last serial therefore was “Das Hause der Tausend Schrecken” (translates to “The house of a thousand horrors”, better known as Ghost Light), instead of “Der Tod auf leisen Sohlen” (“Death on silent feet” or Survival).

Doctor Who Magazine reported in September 1990 that the Sylvester McCoy run attracted around 2 million viewers and that RTL Plus was looking into buying Jon Pertwee serials in colour, although this never seemed to have gone any further than negotiations.

With no new episodes after Series 26 it appeared Doctor Who’s broadcast in Germany ended just a little while after it began.

The 90’s – Certainly no years of wilderness in Germany

Shortly after the RTL Plus broadcast, German books publisher Goldmann released six Target novels translated to German.

1 Die Invasion the Daleks (Doctor Who and the Daleks)
2 Das Komplott der Daleks (The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
3 Der Planet der Daleks (Planet of the Daleks)
4 Tod den Daleks (Death to the Daleks)
5 Der Schöpfer der Daleks (Destiny of the Daleks)
6 Das Kind von den Sternen (An Unearthly Child)

The first book included a chapter on the history of Doctor Who on TV and print. Bizarrely the book cover of The Daleks featured Tom Baker and the cover of Destiny of the Daleks featured William Hartnell. The novelizations of Daleks Invasion of Earth and Planet of the Daleks featured a different translation than the one in the Schneider books from the 80’s and were also unedited this time.


In 1991 comics publisher Condor released the popular DWM comic strips featuring the sixth Doctor and Frobisher in three parts.

RTL Plus repeated Seasons 24 to 26 in 1993, on Fridays and Saturdays shortly after midnight. This time the serials were edited together as long omnibus editions.


Viewers then had to wait until 1995 for new material. Commercial TV channel VOX bought all Colin Baker stories and dubbed them into German. The Doctor was again voiced by Michael Schwarzmaier. VOX also bought the anniversary special “Die Fünf Doktoren” (The Five Doctors) which was the first story to be transmitted. The 90 minute feature was edited into a three-parter with many scenes missing. Again Michael Schwarzmaier dubbed every incarnation of the Doctor, giving each one a unique voice.

After “Die Fünf Doktoren” aired, VOX transmitted every available Colin Baker episode Monday to Friday in the early morning. Strangely, they started with the last serial “Das Urteil” (Trial of a Time Lord) and worked their way backwards until “Zweimal Einstein” (The Twin Dilemma). VOX repeated the run immediately after (again backwards), but after that it would take more than a decade until Doctor Who returned to TV screens in Germany.

More and more genre magazines started to appear in the mid 90’s, so it was only a matter of time until they would run articles on that “curious british cult TV show”. Space View, a magazine comparable to the UK's SFX, ran a two part article about Doctor Who. Other magazines started to feature more and more news on the show, especially in the wake of the new TV movie featuring Paul McGann.

The TV Movie arrived in Germany in 1997 as a VHS, at first to rent, later on the shelves to buy. It was dubbed to German but hasn’t been transmitted on TV to this day.

The 90’s also saw the first kind of “fandom” appear in Germany. In 1995 the fan club Worshippers of Xoanon was formed which later published a quarterly fanzine called Time Scoop. The club started out with only a handful of people, meeting up regularly to watch the latest imported VHS or sharing their New Adventures novels collection and talking about convention appearances in the UK they were lucky to attend. For the first few years the club had around 10 to 20 members, but since then grew immensely.

2000 – today: Doctor Who takes a while but finally arrives

Some members of the fan club started the first podcast called Whocast in 2006, discussing Big Finish releases, reviewing stories and bringing news about the new TV show. The Whocast became pretty popular after a while and still runs to this day. It was the second podcast about Doctor Who worldwide.

When Doctor Who returned to British TV screens in 2005 the few German fans existing had to wait a while longer for its return. Commercial channel Pro7 finally bought Series 1 and 2 in 2008, dubbed them and aired the episodes every Saturday afternoon. The ratings were disappointing though, so they cancelled the show after the transmission of “Der Dritte Weltkrieg” (World War Three), only to continue with Dalek a few weeks later at a different timeslot. After the Series 2 finale, Pro7 announced they were not interested in purchasing further episodes of Doctor Who. Would German viewers now never get to know who the mysterious bride in the TARDIS would be?

One year later, in 2009, another channel picked up a show belonging to the Doctor Who universe. RTL 2 aired the first episode of Torchwood on 11th March 2009. Although most viewers will have never heard of Doctor Who, its spin-off quickly developed into a success for the channel, leading them later into buying Series 3 and 4. Doctor Who fans were hopeful that RTL 2 might give Doctor Who another chance but that scenario never happened.

Fans still had to wait until 2012 to see new episodes of Doctor Who. FOX Germany, a subscription channel, bought the license for Doctor Who and started to broadcast from Series 5 onwards. Although fans were a bit disappointed Series 3 and 4, as well as the Specials, were never shown, the Series 5 broadcast was a huge success for FOX. Quickly they started to transmit Series 6 and after that dubbed the “missing stories” of the David Tennant era. Fans finally got to know about the mysterious bride.

German Mediabook DVD cover to "Caves of Androzani" (Credit: Pandastorm Pictures)
In 2013, around the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the show seemed to be everywhere in the media. The German press didn’t ignore it anymore, the cinema showings of the anniversary special sold out in many cities and the internet, facebook, tumblR and co helped to build the fandom.

Around 2013 Panini Comics started to release the Titan comic books in Germany and books publisher Cross Cult began releasing Doctor Who novels. The relatively young DVD production company Pandastorm Pictures released boxed sets with Classic Who stories that were already dubbed to German. To this day they released all Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy stories, The Five Doctors and the TV Movie. As these DVD’s sold extremely well, they are now starting to dub stories that were never seen before on German television. The first release will be “Die Höhlen von Androzani” (The Caves of Androzani) and they just announced a second release, “Die Auferstehung der Daleks” (Resurrection of the Daleks). The fifth Doctor played by Peter Davison will once again be voiced by Michael Schwarzmaier.

In 2015 three fans founded the company TimeLash Event. They started a crowdfunding that ultimately made nearly twice as much money as they needed in order to do a Doctor Who convention, the first one ever in Germany. The con was held in October 2015 in Kassel and featured guests such as Paul McGann, Nicola Bryant, Nicholas Briggs, Terry Molloy, Terrance Dicks, Catrin Stewart, Andrew Cartmel and many more. Since then TimeLash has become a well-established annual Doctor Who convention, which usually sells out months before the date.

Not long after TimeLash the BBC sent Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman for a visit to Berlin, finally acknowledging the fandom in Germany.
 
Now

After the success on the subscription-only channel FOX, Doctor Who could also be streamed at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime, among others.

Recently the public channel ONE, belonging to the ARD-group, picked up the show and repeated all available episodes, most of them for the first time ever on a free-to-air channel. Reports recently came in that the viewing figures for the target audiences are better than anything else that channels broadcasts.

German fans still don’t know yet when they are going to see last year’s Christmas special and Series 10. It seems like both FOX and ONE try to get the license for airing the episodes first and these negotiations are still ongoing.

Nevertheless,
Doctor Who has truly arrived in Germany and made its impression. German pop culture is filled with references to the show and more and more actors appear on German conventions. Here's to a bright future.

Sources: http://gallifreybase.com/w/index.php/Germany
 http://www.serienjunkies.de/news/doctor-who-deutschland-kein-ort-31751-4.html




Twelfth Doctor Comic - Year 3 #5Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
If you need another fix of the Twelfth Doctor and Bill then Titan can oblige with the start of a brand-new arc - "The Wolves of Winter" -in their Twelfth Doctor comic series. Also released this week the fourth in the Doctor Who Ghost Stories series.

Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Brian Williamson
Colourist: Colourist
Cover A: Claudia ​Iannicello Cover B​: Photo By Will​ Brooks Cover C​:​ ​Blair ​Shedd Cover D​:​​ Andy​ Walker

​​"​THE WOLVES OF WINTER​" -​​ ​PART ONE OF THREE​! Featuring Bill Potts
Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5  Cover A (Credit: Titan / ​Claudia ​Iannicello)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Cover B (Credit: Titan / Will​ Brooks)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Blair ​Shedd)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Cover D (Credit: Titan / Andy​ Walker)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Page 1 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Page 2  (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Page 3 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Page 4 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who 12th Year Three #5 Page 5 (Credit: Titan)



Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez, Dijjo Lima
Colourist: Colourist
Cover A ​Simon ​Myers Cover B Photo​ By Aj ​ Cover C Fer Centurion & Carlos Cabrera

​​The Doctor is back in the lives of Grant, Lucy, and their daughter, Jennifer! He’s on a mission to find the other three alien​ ​gemstones, siblings of the one that gave Grant his superheroic powers – and only​ ​Grant can lead the way! Following the​ ​gems’ trail through time, the four ended up battling the fearsome entity known as THE SMOKE, and​ ​freeing a world from​ ​the Harmony Shoal – reclaiming two gems in the process. With just one gem left to find, the team fell right into the laps of the Sycorax! Now they’re trapped aboard the Sycorax flagship, as a​ ​doomsday weapon begins to fire...!
Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Simon ​Myers)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Cover B (Credit: Titan / AJ)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Fer Centurion & Carlos Cabrera)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Page 1 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Page 2 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Page 3 (Credit: Titan)Doctor Who Ghost Stories #4 Page 4 (Credit: Titan)





World Enough and Time - Official RatingBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - World Enough and Time had an official rating of 4.995 million viewers.

The episode was the 21st most watched programme of the week, and the 9th highest rated programme on the BBC.

The official rating is a much more accurate value than the initial overnight reported figure. It includes all those who recorded the programme and who watch it within one week.

Doctor Who was the second highest rated programme on Saturday, just behind Casualty which had just 3,000 more viewers.

The soaps took all top 13 places with Wednesday's Coronation Street at the head with 8.09 million watching. The BBC's highest rated programme was EastEnders with 6.12 million viewers. The highest rated non-soap was the BBC's Poldark with 5.93 million viewers.




The Doctor Falls - AI:83Bookmark and Share

Monday, 3 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Falls: Mondasian Cybermen (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who - The Doctor Falls had an Audience Index or AI score of 83.

The score is an indication of how much the audience enjoyed the episode. Scores are drawn from a panel of around 20,000 people who are representative of the UK population. The score of 83 is regarded as good.

The highest score achieved by the two main channels on Saturday was for Casualty which scored 85.




Australian overnight ratings for The Doctor Falls and final ratings for The Eaters of LightBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 July 2017 - Reported by Adam Kirk
The Doctor Falls has debuted in Australia, averaging 461,000 viewers in the five major capital cities. The story was the highest rating ABC drama of the day and the eleventh highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include iview, regional or time-shifted viewers.

Meanwhile, including time-shifted viewers, The Eaters of Light averaged 463,000 consolidated viewers in the five major capital cities. With 73,000 extra viewers it was the third highest time-shifted program of the day (the highest time-shifted program had 162,000 extra viewers) and the eleventh highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include iview or regional viewers.




The Doctor Falls - ReactionBookmark and Share

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Falls : The Master (John Simm), Missy (Michelle Gomez), The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway/Ray Burmiston))This item contains spoilers from The Doctor Falls

Reaction to this year's Doctor Who finale, The Doctor Falls is overwhelmingly positive with most reviewers finding it a fitting end to the series.

A heartbreaking spectacular is how Digital Spy regarded the episode, singling out Peter Capaldi for praise "His "Where I stand is where I fall" speech is quite possibly the actor's finest moment on the series to date. With the Doctor, almost in tears, arguing why he always has to stand to fight, it just about pips even the famous anti-war rant from 'The Zygon Inversion'."

The Mirror felt the episode was an immensely satisfying conclusion with great storytelling and epic performances. "With all the teasers, build up and trailers it would have been so easy for The Doctor Falls to be a failure of a finale - but it really wasn’t. It was an immensely satisfying, packed, heart string tugging conclusion that comes together brilliantly for two simple reasons: clever storytelling and tremendous acting."

Radio Times also singled out the performances as one of the strong points about the episode. "Capaldi, Simm and Gomez are of course divine together. Peter Capaldi is magnificent as ever. This is truly his episode. His Doctor may fall but he stands tall among stiff competition. John Simm’s Master is an implacable bastard to the end but not the loon of seven years ago. Michelle Gomez is simply superb at the duplicity and the soul-searching and laughing at her own tragedy. Their dancing, flirting and backstabbing is to die for."

The the meeting of the two Masters and the Doctor is highlighted by The Guardian "I was overjoyed, on watching the confrontation between the three Timelords, that there was no soundtrack aside from the dialogue and some gentle birdsong. It was an example of less-is-more that I don’t think I’ve seen equalled in Doctor Who. As for that showdown, how else was it going to end? Two Masters stabbing themselves in the back (and front) was the perfect solution to evil coming up against itself"

The Telegraph also enjoyed the role of the two masters in the story "Together, Simm and the magnificent Michelle Gomez as Missy (who is a later version of the same rogue Time Lord) made a fantastic duo as they quibbled over whether to stand with the Doctor or continue their villainous ways"

IGN also enjoyed the dynamic between the two masters. "The way they’re sort of somewhere between brother-sister and boyfriend-girlfriend is suitably gross, and the Master’s presence and how it serves to draw Missy back to her old ways makes so much internal sense that Moffat doesn’t really even need to write it on the page"

Den of Geek paid tribute to Peter Capaldi's performance. "The majestic, wonderful, brilliant Peter Capaldi. If you needed a reminder of just how much he’s going to be missed when he finally departs Doctor Who at the end of the year, his outstanding work here was precisely that. When he was blasted, apparently mortally, and he kept holding off his regeneration , I found myself saying out loud “I don’t want you to go”."

AV Club called it s pitch perfect finale. "This is a Doctor who knows exactly who he is, played by an actor who knows exactly how he wants to play the part, facts that are ultimately absorbed into the narrative with the Doctor’s refusal to regenerate and turn into some new person. "

Vulture also paid tribute to the lead actor. "And then there’s Peter Capaldi. That speech! That grand speech he gives to the two Masters! If that doesn’t deserve to go viral, then I don’t know what does. That’s the speech we need for today, delivered with passion and vulnerability in the same episode that dares to name Donald Trump an inevitability. "

Slightly bucking the trend Ars Technica enjoyed the episode but felt it was a little cramped. "Plenty of action was squeezed into this hour of solid telly. But Moffat's decision to pack it so tightly, not only with the battle between Missy and the Master, but also with the onslaught of the Mondasian Cybermen, a heartbroken CyberBill (or RoboMop), and a small cast of country bumpkins living on a spaceship meant that the whole thing felt a little suffocating at times."

Finally Flickering Myth thought it was a fitting end to the series. "Everything about this final episode sums up everything that has been perfect about Series 10. Our main cast of Capaldi, Lucas and Mackie have been a fantastic trio within the four outer walls of the TARDIS. They’ve gelled exceptional well. Peter Capaldi is a magnificent Doctor, a person who captures the wisdom, madness, caring and frustration of a two-thousand year old Time Lord. Matt Lucas’ wit is spot on for the TARDIS, but when needed a look can make you wonder. And along with this we had the brilliant Pearl Mackie who is a blast of pure energy in the Companion line-up, with emotion, humour and humanity. All three have made Series 10 something wonderful to watch."




The Doctor Falls - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Falls : The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Mondasian Cyberman, The Master (John Simm) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls was watched by 3.75 million viewers, a share of 25.3% of the total TV audicence, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Good weather across large parts of the UK resulted in another Saturday of low ratings with Casualty topping the chart with 4.05 million watching. Pointless Celebrities, shown just before Doctor Who, had 3.26 million viewers, while Pitch Battle, Shown after The Doctor Falls, had just 1.85 million.

On ITV the highest rated programme was The Voice Kids with 3.90 million watching. Against Doctor Who, Catchphrase had 3.36 million, while the film Quantum of Solace had 2.25 million watching.

NB: Viewers to BBC One HD in Scotland have reported having sound problems with the final five minutes of Doctor Who. The episode is complete on iPlayer.

Final figures will be available in 8 days time, with Doctor Who likely to top the chart for the day.




The Doctors Will Return at ChristmasBookmark and Share

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
he Doctor (Peter Capaldi), The First Doctor (David Bradley) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Ray Burmiston))
The closing moments of the Doctor Who series ten finale confirmed press speculation that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special will be a multi-Doctor adventure featuring the current Doctor played by Peter Capaldi and the First Doctor played by David Bradley.

The BBC has issued a picture showing the two actors together.

David Bradley played William Hartnell in the 2013 drama based on the creation of Doctor Who, An Adventure In Space And Time, were he played Hartnell creating the character of the original Doctor

Further casting and details for the Doctor Who Christmas special will be revealed in due course. The special will serve as Peter Capaldi's farewell to the series and will feature the debut of the next Doctor.




Doctor Who Annual 2018Bookmark and Share

Friday, 30 June 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who Annual 2018 (Credit: Penguin Random House UK)Penguin Random House UK have released the cover for this year's Doctor Who Annual, due out on 21st September.

The series will be finishing tomorrow, but with the annual featuring brand-new adventures on board the TARDIS with the Doctor, Bill and Nardole, there’s no need to wait until Christmas to get your next dose of our favourite show! The annual is packed with secrets from the latest series, fact files on the latest terrifying monsters, exciting comic strips, stories and activities.

The Annual is available for pre-order via our Amazon Shop.