Win Doctor Who Series 6 SoundtrackBookmark and Share

Friday, 16 December 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who News is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Doctor Who: Series 6 by Murray Gold, Ben Foster and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Doctor Who: Series 6 (Original Television Soundtrack)
Music written by Murray Gold, performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conducted by Ben Foster

The original music from Doctor Who Series 6. Murray Gold's amazing music for Doctor Who goes from strength to strength. The seventh Doctor Who release of Murray Gold's exhilarating music looks sets to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors which have scored outstanding sales and chart positions including three of the titles featuring in the top 75 UK Album Chart.

Released: 19th December 2011

(available to pre-order now from our Amazon Shop)
We have three copies of the CD up for grabs courtesy of Silva Screen Records. To be in for a chance of winning the competition, simply complete the following verse from the nursery rhyme which was played during the final seconds of Closing Time:

Tick, tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, ________________________.

Send your answer with your name and address to us at s6cd-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line Series 6 CD Competition.

This competition closed on the 23rd December 2011




Christmas CompetitionBookmark and Share

Saturday, 10 December 2011 - Reported by Marcus
This competition has now closed. Doctor Who News is offering readers a chance to win the Eleven Doctors Action Figure Collector Set, in our Christmas Competition.

The set includes 5-inch action figures of each of the Eleven Doctors.

Five Gift sets are up for grabs.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell us your prediction for the total BBC One audience, to the nearest 10,000 viewers, for the Christmas Day showing of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.

Just to clarify, we are looking for the final confirmed audience as published by BARB in January. This figure includes those who record the programme and watch it within one week and it includes those watching on BBC One HD. It does not include those watching on iPlayer.

To help you estimate the figure, ratings for the previous episodes of Doctor Who transmitted on Christmas Day were:

1965 - 5.50pm - The Feast of Steven - 7.90 million
2005 - 7.00pm - The Christmas Invasion - 9.84 million
2006 - 7.00pm - The Runaway Bride - 9.30 million
2007 - 6.50pm - Voyage of the Damned - 13.31 million
2008 - 6.00pm - The Next Doctor - 13.10 million
2009 - 6.00pm - The End of Time Part One - 12.04 million
2010 - 6.00pm - A Christmas Carol - 12.11 million


This year's story is broadcast at 7:00pm and faces opposition on ITV1 from All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special.

Entries should be sent to us at xmas-competition@doctorwhonews.net - please include your answer, name, address and daytime contact number.

Only one entry is allowed per person.

Entries must be received by 7:00pm, 25th December 2011 UK Time.
(posted by Marcus)




Win the Doctor and Amy!Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 - Reported by Marcus
With the return of Doctor Who to our screens this coming weekend (27th August), Star Cutouts are celebrating by offering the Doctor and Amy as prizes in our latest competition!

In order to win one of these (cardboard!) figures, simply answer the following question:

In which classic Doctor Who story did one of the Doctor's
companions end up becoming a cardboard figure?

The competition closing date is Saturday 3rd September, and is only open to those resident in the UK. To enter, email your answer to this address with the subject line Cardboard Doctor - the two winners chosen will receive the Doctor and Amy figures respectively.



Star Cutouts are Europe's largest dedicated manufacturer of life sized cardboard cut-outs, and the official licensee for full-sized Doctor Who characters. The latest figures in their collection are available from retailers like Forbidden Planet.




Win - Chameleon Circuit: Still Got LegsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who News Page is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Still Got Legs by Chameleon Circuit.

Still Got Legs
Music written and performed by Alex Day, Charlie McDonnell, Liam Dryden and "Eddplant".

Track List:
  1. The Subwave Signal
  2. Regenerate Me
  3. Nightmares
  4. Travelling Man
  5. Everything Is Ending
  6. Mr Pond
  7. Kiss the Girl
  8. Knock Four Times
  9. Teenage Rebel
  10. Big Bang Two
  11. Eleven
  12. The Sound of Drums
  13. Silence and the End of All Things
  14. The Doctor Is Dying
  15. Still Not Ginger
Released: 12th July 2011

(available to purchase now from DFTBA Records or via the iTunes store)

We have three copies of the CD up for grabs courtesy of DFTBA Records. To be in for a chance of winning a copy, simply answer this question:

What was the name of the device that allowed the Doctor and his companions to see The Beatles perform Ticket to Ride in 1965's The Chase?

Send your answer with your name to us at stillgotlegs-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line Still Got Legs Competition. Winners will be notified via email.

Closing Date: 11:59 PM BST, 26 July 2011. Open Worldwide.





Force18: T-Shirt competitionBookmark and Share

Monday, 11 July 2011 - Reported by Marcus


Force18 are offering readers of Doctor Who News a chance to win one of their new Doctor Who-inspired t-shirt designs.

In order to enter the competition, simply answer the following question:

Force18's new designs are inspired by two of Doctor Who's memorable icons ... but in which episode did we see a Dalek actually appear inside the TARDIS?

Closing date: Sunday 17 July. Open to residents of the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all EU Member States.

Email your answer to this competition address with the subject line "Force18 Competition" - we will contact the winners with details on how to receive their prize from Force18 after the competition has closed. Please state which t-shirt design you'd prefer to receive if you win.








Win - Torchwood: First BornBookmark and Share

Monday, 4 July 2011 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who News Page is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Torchwood: Frist Born by James Goss.

First Born
Written by James Goss

Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong.

As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

Based on the hit series created by Russell T Davies, First Born is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.

Released: 21st July 2011

(available to pre-order now from our Amazon Shop)

We have five copies of the book up for grabs courtesy of Ebury Publishing. To be in for a chance of winning a copy, simply answer this question:

In which episode of Torchwood did Gwen first find out that she was pregnant with Rhys' baby?

Send your answer with your name, address and email to us at firstborn-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line First Born Competition.

Closing Date: 11:59 PM BST, 18 July 2011


Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.





Threadless: T-Shirt CompetitionBookmark and Share

Friday, 20 May 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Hoo Threadless, the community-centered online apparel store are offering readers of Doctor Who News a chance to win a Doctor Who inspired t-shirt. Doctor-Hoo by Mallory Dyer features all eleven Doctors represented in the form of Owls.

We have two copies of the t-shirt up for grabs courtesy of Threadless. In order to enter the competition, please answer the following question:

What number shirt was the Doctor wearing for the Kings Arms in The Lodger?

Closing date: Saturday 4th June, 2011

Please email your answer to our competition address with the subject line "Threadless Competition" - we will contact the two winners with details on how to choose and receive their prize from Threadless after the competition has closed.




Qwertee: T-Shirt CompetitionBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Qwertee, Europe's largest daily T-Shirt website, have just completed their latest campaign featuring a Doctor Who inspired design, and are offering readers of Doctor Who News who are also follow their Facebook page a chance to win a t-shirt from their back catalogue!

In order to enter the competition, please answer the following question:

Qwertee's recent t-shirt design featured a Dalek relaxing, and last year saw them supposedly assisting Churchill in the war effort, and offering tea to the Doctor! This wasn't the first time the Daleks were duplicitous in their intentions. however - in which classic Doctor Who story did they also pretend to be subservient to humans?

Closing date: Saturday 23rd April

Please email your answer to our competition address with the subject line "Qwertee Competition" - we will contact the three winners with details on how to choose and receive their prize from Qwertee after the competition has closed.


Please note the t-shirt designs illustrated reflect a sample of the previous campaigns and may not be in stock as a prize for this competition.




Win Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol (OST)Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who News Page is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol by Murray Gold, Ben Foster, the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales and featuring Katherine Jenkins.

A Christmas Carol
Music written by Murray Gold, performed by BBC National Orchestra Of Wales and conducted by Ben Foster

Murray Gold’s immaculately crafted soundtrack to the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.

Doctor Who on Christmas Day has now become part of the yuletide tradition in the UK almost rivalling the seasonal greats such as Morecambe & Wise, The Queen’s Speech and EastEnders.

Featuring opera diva Katherine Jenkins as Abigail Pettigrew, Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, and Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, A Christmas Carol was the third most watched programme on December 25th.

Katherine Jenkins’ special appearance was crowned with her performance of Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know), featured on the album as track number 28.

Released: 21st March 2011

(available to buy now from our Amazon Shop)

We have six copies of the CD up for grabs courtesy of Silva Screen Records. To be in for a chance of winning the competition, simply answer this question:

In A Christmas Carol, what is the name of the device that Abigail sings into so that the space liner can land safely?

Send your answer with your name, address and email to us at acc-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line A Christmas Carol CD Competition.

Closing Date: 6th April 2011





Win The Good, the Bad and the Alien/System WipeBookmark and Share

Thursday, 3 March 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland and to celebrate, The Doctor Who News Page is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Book 2 - Doctor Who: The Good, the Bad and the Alien/System Wipe by Colin Brake and Oli Smith.

The Good, the Bad and the Alien/System Wipe
Written by Colin Brake and Oli Smith

Book 2 in the thrilling new Doctor Who original fiction series! Starring the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, these double-fronted books each contain two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures.

Aliens have crash-landed in the Wild West and they’re ready for a showdown in The Good, the Bad and the Alien! Can the Doctor, Rory and Amy work out which are the good guys and which are the bad?

The Doctor finds himself trapped in a virtual world in System Wipe. As he tries to save the characters of the virtual world from being destroyed by a deadly virus, Amy and Rory must fight to keep the Doctor’s body in the real world safe from the mysterious entity known as Legacy…

Released: 3rd February 2011

(available to buy now from our Amazon Shop)

We have three copies of the book up for grabs courtesy of Penguin Books. To be in for a chance of winning the competition, simply answer this question:

In the previous Book 1 story, Death Riders, what is the name of the planet that the 'Galactic Fair' arrives on?

Send your answer with your name, address and email to us at book2-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line Book2 Competition.

Closing Date:17th March 2011





Win the Ark on DVD (R2)Bookmark and Share

Friday, 18 February 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who News is offering readers the chance to win a copy of The Ark, starring William Hartnell as The Doctor.

The Ark
Written by Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott
Directed by Michael Imison


The TARDIS arrives some ten million years in the future on a giant spaceship carrying all the Earth's surviving plant, animal and human life (much of it miniaturised and in suspended animation) on a 700 year voyage to a new home on the planet Refusis II. Dodo is suffering from a cold - an unknown affliction in this era - and as the human Guardians of the ship and their servant race the Monoids have no resistance, a plague breaks out.

Released: 14th February 2011
(available to buy now from our Amazon Shop)

We have three copies up for grabs of the DVD courtesy of 2|Entertain. To be in for a chance of winning the competition, simply answer this question:


During The Ark, the First Doctor is assisted by the invisible Refusians to defeat the Monoids; many years later the Third Doctor encounters more invisible beings in Planet of the Daleks - name this race.

Closing Date: Friday 4th March 2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This competition is open worldwide - however PLEASE NOTE that the prize is a REGION 2 DVD and will only play on machines that can accept that region.


K9 Competition winners

The answer to the question "In which David Tennant episode did K9 make his first appearance for over 20 years?" is of course School Reunion.

Congratulations to Gary Lewin of Yeovil, Neil White of Worksop, and John Collins of Stockton on Teme who have all won a copy of K9 Series One Volume One.




Win K9 Series One Volume One on DVDBookmark and Share

Thursday, 27 January 2011 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who News Page is offering winners the chance to win a copy of the first volume of K9, covering episodes one to thirteen of the first series.

K9 BLAST BLASTS INTO HIS OWN LIVE ACTION SCI-FI ADVENTURE SERIES COMBINING COMEDY, ACTION AND SUSPENSE!

Originally created for the classic British sci-fi show Doctor Who in 1977, K9 has long been an iconic television character. He was created by Bob Baker & Dave Martin, who had been long standing contributors to the show from the Jon Pertwee days through to the Tom Baker era. The robotic dog worked his way into the nation’s hearts and he made on screen come back in 2006 showing up in the David Tennant story School Reunion.

K9 now blasts into his own sci-fi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense, which is being shown on shown on Five in the UK. The series combines live action and stunning visual effects and comes from his original creator Bob Baker.


K9: Series One Volume One is due for release in the shops from 31st January 2011.

We have three copies up for grabs of the DVD courtesy of Organic Marketing. To be in for a chance of winning the competition, simply answer this question:

In which David Tennant episode did K9 make his first appearance for over 20 years?
  • Blink
  • School Reunion
  • The Christmas Invasion

Send your answer with your name, address and email to us at k9-competition@doctorwhonews.net, with the subject line K9 Competition.

Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2011



News links:
K9: UK DVD release update (22nd Dec 2010)




Ratings Competition WinnersBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 4 January 2011 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: RatingsBARB have now issued the official ratings for the Week Ending 26 December, confirming A Christmas Carol has a final rating of 12.11 million viewers. Once figures for those watching on HD are factored in, the programme finished fourth for the week, behind EastEnders, Coronation Street and the new Matt Lucas and David Walliams comedy, Come Fly With Me.

Only eight other Doctor Who episodes have ranked fourth or higher in the weekly charts, including Matt Smith's first story, The Eleventh Hour.

Thank you to all those who entered our Christmas Competition.

The standard was high with over 25% of answers within half a million of the correct answer.
The highest guess was an optimistic 15.48 million and the lowest a pessimistic 7.4 million.
Doctor Who: Ratings
Only one person, Peter Hart of Oxford in the United Kingdom, correctly guessed the exact number of 12.11 million.

He wins an Eleventh Doctor Christmas Adventure Set and as a bonus for guessing the exact number we will be sending a DVD of A Christmas Carol.

We have five runners up who also win an Eleventh Doctor Christmas Adventure Set.
  • Chris Chalmers of London (12.10 million)
  • Russell Reinke of Lake Wales, Florida (12.12 million)
  • Kevin James Kirby of Camarillo, California (12.12 million)
  • Lyndsey Robinson of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (12.08 million)
  • Sharon Vincent of Carterton, Oxfordshire (12.14 million)




Win the Eleventh Doctor Christmas Adventure Set!Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who News Page is offering readers a chance to win the Eleventh Doctor Christmas Adventure Set which is released next week, in our Christmas Competition.

The set includes two 5-inch action figures: The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond with police uniform and also features a non-electronic TARDIS with opening front doors.

Five Gift sets are up for grabs.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell us your prediction for the total BBC One audience, to the nearest 10,000 viewers, for the Christmas Day showing of A Christmas Carol.

Just to clarify, we are looking for the final confirmed audience as published by BARB in January. This figure includes those who record the programme and watch it within one week and it includes those watching on BBC One HD. It does not include those watching on iPlayer.

Please also give your estimate for the final figure for the BBC Three/BBC HD Christmas Day showing of Doctor Who Confidential. This figure will be used as a tie breaker in the event of a draw for the prize. In the event of a further draw the winner will be chosen at random.

To help you estimate the figure, ratings for the previous episodes of Doctor Who transmitted on Christmas Day were:

1965 - 5.50pm - The Feast of Steven - 7.90 million
2005 - 7.00pm - The Christmas Invasion - 9.84 million
2006 - 7.00pm - The Runaway Bride - 9.30 million
2007 - 6.50pm - Voyage of the Damned - 13.31 million
2008 - 6.00pm - The Next Doctor - 13.10 million
2009 - 6.00pm - The End of Time Part One - 12.04 million


Entries should be sent to the Doctor Who News Page at doctorwhocompetitions@gmail.com - please include your answers, name, address and daytime contact number.

Only one entry is allowed per person.

Entries must be received by 6pm, 25th December 2010 UK Time.


In the meantime, there are a number of other Doctor Who related competitions online that you might also wish to enter, listed below:

SiteClosing DateCompetition
Toxic Magazine15th DecWin a Nintendo DS and a copy of Evacuation Earth, with the game for five runners up. Registration required, and restricted to under-18s
National Geographic15th DecWin Evacuation Earth with a DSi. This one is open to under 16s
Radio Times21st DecWin a Nintendo Wii console, and a copy of Return to Earh; simply answer 15 questions on television trivia
Love Offers22nd DecWin a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who
Fortean Times22nd DecWin one of three sonic-screwdrivers
DrWho Online31st DecWin one of three copies of The Complete Series Five boxed set to win.
Eye of Horus10th JanWin one of ten copies of Meglos.
Love Offers12th JanWin one of five copies of Return to Earth.
Webuser12th JanWin one of five copies of Return to Earth Wii games to win.
Whovian Netn/aWin one of three copies of the official 2011 Calendar when they reach 1000 Twitter Followers
Eye of Horus31st JanWin one of ten copies of The Mutants.