Doctor Who Countdown ConcertBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC have announced a special screening of Episode 11 of Doctor Who, complete with a live music accompaniment from the The National Orchestra of Wales will take place in Cardiff on June 24th

The episode will be screened at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre. It will be followed by an on-stage Q&A with some of the team behind the show, including Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) and lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat.

The evening will be hosted by Jason Mohammad and promises monsters and surprises. Fans will be invited to submit questions for both Pearl and Steven through the BBC’s official Doctor Who website and social feeds. For those unable to attend in person, the live Q&A with Pearl will be live streamed on the BBC One Facebook page and the Doctor Who YouTube Channel.

Tickets are free and will be allocated via a random ballot. Applicants need to be able to attend the event in Cardiff and make their own arrangments for travel and accommodation.

To enter the ballot you need to Tweet #DWFinaleCountdown to @bbcdoctorwho.

Fifteen winners will be selected at random from all entries. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets for the event.The winners will be contacted by Direct Message just after 3pm Wednesday 14 June, so you must be following @bbcdoctorwho. If you do not reply within the time specified in the Direct Message the tickets will be offered to another entrant selected at random.

Full details on the BBC Webpage




New Eleventh Doctor ComicBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The latest Eleventh Doctor comic is published by Titan this Wednesday.

DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR 3 #6

Writer: George Mann
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover A: Wellington Diaz Cover B: Photo - Will Brooks Cover C: Simon Myers

New story arc! "The Memory Feast" begins with the Eleventh Doctor - as played by Matt Smith!
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New Eleventh Doctor ComicBookmark and Share

Monday, 8 May 2017 - Reported by Marcus
This week sees the latest release in the Titan series featuring the Eleventh Doctor

Doctor Who : The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #5

Writer: James Peaty
Artist: I.N.J Culbard
Cover A: Arianna Florean Cover B: Photo Cover C: LINKED SET OF FOUR By Ryan Hall Cover D: Leandro Casco

The Ood return in this special issue entitled "Time of The Ood!"
Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Arianna Florean) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Cover B (Credit: Titan) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Ryan Hall) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Cover D (Credit: Titan / Leandro Casco) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan) Eleventh Doctor 3_5 Preview 4 (Credit: Titan)





Steven Moffat to appear at the Hay FestivalBookmark and Share

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The BBC have announced that Steven Moffat will be appearing at this year's Hay Festival, which takes place in Wales between 25th May and 4th June. The writer will be there to talk the craft of writing, with reference to his work on Doctor Who and Sherlock, and will feature on a BBC Radio 4 Front Row special to be recorded on the final Sunday.

In addition, the writer of this year's episode Knock Knock, Mike Bartlett will also be appearing at the festival, talking about his television adaptation of his Olivier Award-winning play King Charles III, and the challenges of writing for different mediums.


Full details about events and guests can be read in the press release below.

The BBC and Hay Festival (25 May–4 June, 2017) today revealed plans for unparalleled coverage of this year’s event across television, radio and online with a plethora of star names in attendance including US senator Bernie Sanders, actor and writer Stephen Fry, Doctor Who and Sherlock producer and writer Steven Moffat, screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, playwright Mike Bartlett, comedian Simon Amstell and Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham.

Across TV and Radio, more than 25 BBC shows will be recorded on site – from BBC World News’ HARDtalk, Talking Books and Click to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, Start the Week, and Broadcasting House, to BBC Radio 3, BBC Wales, and BBC Hereford and Worcester.

BBC World News’ HARDtalk will see special guest US senator Bernie Sanders interviewed by Stephen Sackur on stage; four sessions of its literary series Talking Books will be recorded with George Alagiah meeting Ahdaf Soueif and Elizabeth Strout, and Rebecca Jones in conversation with Tim Winton and Sebastian Barry; presenter Spencer Kelly showcases cutting-edge science in the flagship science and technology show Click; BBC World Service will record a special edition of The Arts Show; while Owen Sheers presents a special screening of BAFTA-nominated The Green Hollow, his film poem marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.

Meanwhile, BBC Arts Digital launches coverage of the opening weekend with two days of live streaming, which Stephen Fry kicks off with his digital reformation sparking a debate about the internet that everyone can join, while selective events will be available throughout the week on BBC iPlayer.

Additional events in the BBC Tent – open for booking from today – will offer an inside look at the latest BBC dramas and documentaries, including tips from some of our leading screenwriters, documentary makers and show runners.

Jonty Claypole, Director of Arts, BBC, commented: “In the BBC Tent at Hay Festival, audiences get unfettered access to important artists and broadcasters, emerging and established, as well as a chance to go behind the curtain to see how their favourite programmes are made. Giving books, storytelling and ideas a platform to reach audiences everywhere is something the BBC has always been committed to, so we’re delighted to partner with Hay Festival on such a rich and comprehensive range of programming – both on-site and on-air.”

Peter Florence, Director of Hay Festival, said: “For 30 years Hay Festival has brought readers and writers together to share stories and ideas, to imagine the world. Today, our partnership with the BBC enables these conversations to be heard globally – whether from our fields in Wales, or the beaches of Cartagena de Indias - giving everyone, everywhere, front-row seats."

Other BBC programme highlights at Hay Festival 2017 include:

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast four of its flagship programmes from the festival: John Wilson presents Front Row live with Pulitzer prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout on Friday 26 May; Samira Ahmed records a Front Row special with show Doctor Who and Sherlock producer and writer Steven Moffat on Sunday 4 June; Broadcasting House is live on Sunday 28 May; Tom Sutcliffe presents Start the Week live on Monday 29 May with award-winning authors Colm Tóibín, Sebastian Barry, Meg Rosoff and psychologist Jan Kizilhan. Meanwhile, Hari Kunzru talks to James Naughtie and an audience of keen readers for Book Club and Four Thought will be recorded in front of a live audience for later broadcast.

Radio 3 will be broadcasting “a week at Hay” from Monday 29 May to Sunday 3 June, with programmes every day across its schedule coming from the Festival. In a Hay-clusive, Radio 3 will bring a distinctive blend of 'slow radio’ to Hay audiences with a four-hour-long immersive broadcast of a walk from the Black Mountains to Hay with music, poetry and moments of reflection from writer Horatio Clare. The Sound Walk will be broadcast on Monday 29 May from 2-6pm and audiences will be able to listen to the broadcast by collecting headphones from the BBC Tent.

Five other Radio 3 shows – The Essay, The Verb, Free Thinking, The Listening Service, and In Tune –will record editions in front of live Festival audiences Clemency Burton-Hill presents a series of Lunchtime Recitals from St Mary’s Church, featuring performances from Adam Walker, James Baillieu, Federico Colli, The Amatis Trio, and Quator Voce. Katie Derham talks about her twin passions: dance and music, and how she’s combining these in a new six-part series for BBC Radio 3 called Sound of Dance. Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme, brings together Costa Book of the Year winner Sebastian Barry and writers Jake Arnott and Madeleine Thien to discuss the art of the historical novel, and in a second programme discusses women’s voices in the classical world with Professor Paul Cartledge, Bettany Hughes and Colm Tóibín. The programmes are presented by Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers Sarah Dillon and Catherine Fletcher.

New BBC programming is showcased, with playwright and television screenwriter Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, Doctor Who) talking about his television adaptation of his Olivier Award-winning play King Charles III and the challenges of writing for different mediums; there will be a session with Jimmy McGovern about his new BBC One drama, Broken, starring Sean Bean, and the art of compelling characters in hard-hitting dramas; creators of Waking the Dead, Ian Burney and Barbara Machin, offer insights into what they’ve learnt about murder inquiries while making the show; comedian Simon Amstell presents his feature-length documentary for BBC iPlayer, Carnage; BBC Radio executive producer Sue Roberts and writer Dan Rebellato reveal the highs and lows of bringing Émile Zola’s award-winning Blood, Sex and Money to life as a radio drama; and award-winning film-maker Jill Nicholls discusses her films for the BBC’s flagship arts documentary series Imagine and the art of the literary documentary

BBC One writer and show producer Steven Moffat will be talking about Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the craft of writing, as he prepares to step down from his role as Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer later this year.

BBC Two film-makers Adam Low and Martin Rosenbaum talk about their documentary on Alan Bennett to Mark Bell, Head of Commissioning TV Arts BBC, revealing what it was like filming the nation’s best loved writer, with clips from the film, followed by its screening.

BBC Four film-makers offer insights into new series and films: professor of Digital Humanities at Newcastle University, Richard Clay, previews his major new arts series, Utopias; George Carey talks about his fascination with the interlocking worlds of spying and the British establishment and previews unseen footage of his upcoming documentary on Guy Burgess for BBC Four’s Storyville strand; medievalist historian Janina Ramirez offers insights from her new documentary, Julian of Norwich; Nick Willing talks about the challenges of making the documentary on his mother’s life, Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories; and Owen Sheers presents a special screening of BAFTA-nominated The Green Hollow, his film poem commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, followed by a Q&A.

Owen says: “I’m thrilled to be screening The Green Hollow at the Hay Festival. The film was both one of the hardest and most important projects I’ve ever worked on. The aspiration was to create a choral poem in the voice of Aberfan and I hope we’ve gone some way towards achieving that. The generosity and understanding with which the community shared their stories of the disaster and the aftermath was humbling, and the rendering of those voices by the cast and crew deserves to be seen again. Television can be the most ephemeral of mediums, so I’m hugely grateful to the BBC for making it possible for this film to be experienced again and especially pleased that the screening is happening at Hay. Growing up in the area, the Festival was a vital source of inspiration and knowledge for me so it has, I’ve no doubt, played a significant role in my being able to write this piece in the manner I did.”

Renowned surgeon David Nott delivers the sixth annual Patrick Hannan Lecture dedicated to the late BBC Wales broadcaster; BBC Radio Wales will record four shows live on site – Jamie Owen, Eleri Sion, The Arts Show, and The Leak; while BBC Hereford & Worcester presents a series of BBC Introducing sessions offering a taste of the best new music from the region.

Audiences will be offered insights into the creative process as Alison Hindell, Head of Audio Drama for the BBC, discusses the art of the box set; presenter Paddy O’Connell talks about life inside Broadcasting House; and there’s a masterclass on how to get started in the media, featuring a discussion with researchers and producers from radio, television and online.

There’s poetry too, as Manchester-based collective Young Identity present a live set from some of the rising stars of the UK spoken-word scene, with performances by Isaiah Hull, Shirley May, Inna Voice and Chris Jam, plus a reading from novelist Desiree Reynolds.

CBBC's Katie Thistleton will explore the amazing world of children's books and record some special links to be broadcast on the channel as part of CBBC Book Club, which airs on CBBC every Sunday morning and afternoon.

The full Hay Festival programme is available to view online at hayfestival.org. Tickets are bookable online or through the box office on 01497 822 629.



BBC Arts

The BBC has an ongoing commitment to arts programming – “the greatest commitment to arts for a generation” as announced by the Director General in 2014. The BBC aims to provide the broadest range and depth of music and arts programmes across television, radio and online. It creates non-commercial partnerships with the arts sector that go beyond broadcast, from sharing expertise to encouraging cross collaboration and creation in order to widen public engagement in UK arts. It aims to provide context through original, fresh discussion and perspectives and is the biggest investor and creator of original arts and music programming. In 2017 Tony Hall BBC Director General, announced Culture UK, a new approach to collaboration, commissioning and creativity in partnership with Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Wales, the British Council and Creative Scotland. The initiative will develop UK-wide cultural festivals that can reach new audiences, support artist-led commissioning in broadcast and digital media and onvene an R&D programme that will focus on new experiences in performance, live events and exhibitions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts.


About Hay Festival 2017

The 30th Hay Festival (25 May–4 June), presents an inspiring programme of conversations and performances in Hay-on-Wye over the summer half-term. The line-up of speakers also includes Peter Singer, Neil Gaiman, Elif Shafak, Nemat Shafik, Tracey Emin, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Brian May, Graham Norton, Eddie Izzard, Jeanette Winterson, Howard Jacobson, Yanis Varoufakis, Paul Beatty, Carlo Rovelli, Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr and Chris Riddell, who converge for a party of ideas and stories in 800 events.

The biggest ever HAYDAYS programme gives young readers the opportunity to meet their heroes and enjoy a feast of activities, while great comedy, music, and The Sound of the Baskervilles, a new late-night club venue, continue celebrations into the night.

The Festival is free to enter, with ticketed events in 10 tented venues, plus a range of exciting sites to explore, including the Festival Bookshop, the HAYDAYS courtyard, arts and crafts in the MAKE and TAKE TENT and the SCRIBBLERS HUT; there are drop-in workshops in the MESS TENT, and market stalls, cafés, and restaurants.

The Festival also runs a wide programme of education work supporting the next generation of writers and culturally hungry audiences of all ages – Hay Festival Wales opens with two days of free programming for schools; the Beacons Project gives students aged 16–18 the chance to learn from internationally acclaimed writers; students in tertiary education get free tickets; and COMPASS is a special space on site to learn and discover, with free access to inspiring speakers.

Founded in 1987 around a kitchen table in Wales, the non-profit organisation brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world – over the past 30 years there have been 120 Festivals globally.




Twelfth Doctor Comic - Year ThreeBookmark and Share

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Twelfth Doctor begins his third year in comic form this week.

The Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra return. The Doctor is ready for a brand new set of adventures in time and space. This is an accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will be available monthly.

Alongside these series' debut issue, this week sees the release of some more Eleventh Doctor in the second part of Alex Paknadel / Simon Fraser​'​s two-parter "THE TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR" as well as new Torchwood

TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Josh Burns Cover B: Photo variant Cover C: Rachael Smith Cover D: Mariano Laclaustra Cover E: Antonio Fuso Cover F: Pasquale Qualano

The astounding Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra returns!

The Doctor is ready for a BRAND NEW set of thrilling adventures in time and space...

A super-accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will now ship monthly.
Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_A (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_B (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_C (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_D (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_E (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Cover_F (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Page_1 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Page_2 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Page_3 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth_Doctor_3_1_Page_4 (Credit: Titan)


ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR 3 #4

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Simon Fraser
COVER A - REGULAR By Wellington Diaz COVER B - PHOTO By Will Brooks COVER C - By Rachael Smith COVER D - By Arianna Florean

The adventures of the Eleventh Doctor continue!
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TORCHWOOD: STATION ZERO #3

Writer: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
COVER A - CLAUDIA CARANFA COVER B - WILL BROOKS COVER C - KELLY YATES

The team have uncovered a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth for their own purposes. Captain John Hart and Lady Karina sought the astrolabe, so Karina could give it to the Navigators, but the pair were captured by Torchwood. However, the Navigators have begun their plan to ‘compost’ Earth, causing dormant volcanoes around the planet to erupt...
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Radio TimesBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Radio Times (15 - 21 Apr 2017) (Credit: Radio Times)The latest edition of the Radio Times celebrates the return of Doctor Who on television this weekend with a front cover featuring Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie.

Inside the magazine, Pearl explained how she went up for a part in "Mean Town":
It transpired it was an anagram for Woman Ten, the companion in the tenth series, because if agents had known it was a Doctor Who casting, they'd have put every client up for it. Just walking through the foyer (of the Soho Hotel) was nerve-racking, I rocked up in my Afro and bright yellow trainers and a baggy T-shirt, into this big glossy octagon foyer and they told me to wait in a room till they were ready for me - I almost ran away.
Capaldi was happy to reassure her, however:
I think you looked very cool there. You didn't seem fazed, you seemed to have a life beyond the scene. It was like Bill ha existed rather than saying lines for an audition.

The full interview can be read in the magazine, which also includes a brief synopsis of each episode this series by Steven Moffat - who also confirms that the episodes of his two-part finale will be called "World Enough And Time" and "The Doctor Falls".


The Radio Times is out now in the United Kingdom




The Pilot to be shown in New Zealand cinemasBookmark and Share

Sunday, 19 March 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Pilot in Australian/New Zealand Cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Sharmill Films)New Zealand movie and cinema guide Flicks has indicated that the new series premiere The Pilot will be shown in cinemas around the country on 16th April 2017.

Further details will be released shortly.


The episode's premiere on television has yet to be confirmed by Prime, but based on previous broadcasts the series is expected to air on Sundays around 7:30pm.






Australian cinema outing for The PilotBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Pilot in Australian Cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Sharmill Films)BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced that they will be presenting a special event screening of the first episode of the new series, The Pilot over Easter Sunday and Monday.

The episode sees the introduction of new sidekick Bill, as played by Pearl Mackie: Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ, said:
With Bill, the new companion, making her on-screen debut we’re happy to give audiences the chance to experience the new duo on the big-screen for the first time.
Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, added:
The introduction of a new companion is a time(lord)-honoured event in the Doctor Who universe, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the BBC once again to present this very special cinema event to Australian fans.

Full details on the event can be found on the Sharmill Films website, including cinema venues and ticket information once available.


The Pilot will premiere in Australia on ABC iview immediately after the UK broadcast on 16th April, and will air simultaneously on ABC (in HD) and ABC ME at 7.40pm.







New Titan ComicsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Out 22 February 2017

DOCTOR WHO: THIRD DOCTOR #5 (Final Issue)

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Christopher Jones
COVER A: Andy Walker COVER B: Will Brooks COVER C: Brian Miller & Hi-Fi COVER D: Carolyn Edwards COVER E: Marc Ellerby

The Third Doctor’s Earth-bound exile has been lifted. But before he can set out on new adventures, an alien invasion appears to threaten Earth! It’s the devious work of an old enemy, Salamander, a former dictator with a startling resemblance to the Second Doctor! Now, forming an uneasy alliance with the Master, the Doctor and UNIT set out to stop him – but are they too late to stop his plans as he takes them all back into the past.
The_Third_Doctor_05_Cover_A (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Cover_B (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Cover_C (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Cover_D (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Cover_E (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Preview_2 (Credit: Titan) The_Third_Doctor_05_Preview_3 (Credit: Titan)


Out 1 March 2017

DOCTOR WHO: NINTH DOCTOR #10

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Adriana Melo
COVER A: Cris Bolson & Marco Lesko COVER B: Will Brooks COVER C: Marc Ellerby

The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack head to Brazil on the next stop of their transtemporal mystery tour. The Iara have long been thought a Brazilian myth, but when these unearthly mercreatures prove to be aquatic aliens making an unscheduled stop on planet Earth, the TARDIS team must establish their intentions and broker peace across the water barrier...!
Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Cover_A (Credit: Titan) Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Cover_B (Credit: Titan) Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Cover_C (Credit: Titan) Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Preview_2 (Credit: Titan) Doctor_Who_The_Ninth_Doctor_10_Preview_3 (Credit: Titan)


DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR #3.3

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colourist: Gary Caldwell
COVER A: Claudia Iannciello COVER B: Will Brooks - PHOTO COVER C: Marc Ellerby

More adventures with the Eleventh Doctor in Part 1 of "THE TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR!"
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Comics Coming Next MonthBookmark and Share

Saturday, 28 January 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Titan Comics have released details of the comics coming in the first half of February.

The first week sees the latest in the Twelfth Doctor series. The following week sees the latest in the Eleventh Doctor Series as well as the explosive second arc of Torchwood. The series, written by John Barrowman with co-writer Carole Barrowman, unites the team with comics legend Neil Edwards.

ON SALE FEBRUARY 1
TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.14

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
COVER A: Claudia Caranfa COVER B: PHOTO COVER C: Matt Baxter

Thanks to the rather exciting Julie d'Aubigny, the Doctor defeated an infestation of cosmic darkness in Paris, France, in 1695. Though Julie was interested in joining the Doctor on his travels - as long as she got to drive! - the Doctor has left her to get on with her own adventures for the time being. Perhaps she'll be back for seconds in the future...? In the meantime, there are always new adventures to be had, and new people to meet!
The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Claudia Caranfa) The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Cover C (Credit: Titan) The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Matt Baxter) The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan) The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan) The Twelfth Doctor 2 14 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan)

ON SALE FEBRUARY 8
TORCHWOOD #2.1

Writer: Carole Barrowman, John Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Blair Shedd Cover B: Will Brooks - Photo Cover C: Nick Percival Cover D: Staz Johnson Cover E: Simon Myers

Gwen Cooper has been pulled away from her domestic bliss by the reappearance of Captain Jack Harkness, and his companions, the crew of the alien tech-filled ship the Ice Maiden. No sooner has Gwen rejoined the team, than they has to contend with jetski-riding ninjas, a mystery involoving an alien race known as the Navigators, the return of the roguish Captain John Hart, and the revelation that the current Lady of Torchwood House, Karina is far from what she seems. As we rejoin events in the midst of a stand-off, things are more than a little tense
Torchwood 2 1 Cover A (Credit: Titan / BLAIR SHEDD) Torchwood 2 1 Cover B (Credit: Titan / WILL BROOKS – PHOTO) Torchwood 2 1 Cover C (Credit: Titan / NICK PERCIVAL) Torchwood 2 1 Cover D (Credit: Titan / STAZ JOHNSON) Torchwood 2 1 Cover E (Credit: Titan / SIMON MYERS) Torchwood 2 1 Preview 1 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood 2 1 Preview 2 (Credit: Titan) Torchwood 2 1 Preview 3 (Credit: Titan)


ELEVENTH DOCTOR #3.2

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Leandro Casci, Wellington Diaz
Colourist: Triona Farrell
COVER A: Claudia Caranfa COVER B: Will Brooks Photo COVER C: Matt Baxter COVER D: Simone di Meo

The brand new day for the Eleventh Doctor and Alice continues as they head out into the galaxy in search of the amazing and the unknown! Who will join them aboard the TARDIS... and what will become of them? Plus - with all they've seen and done together, can the Doctor still surprise Alice? Oh, you bet!
The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Cover A (Credit: Titan / Claudia Caranfa) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Cover B (Credit: Titan / Will Brooks) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Cover C (Credit: Titan / Matt Baxter ) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Cover D (Credit: Titan /Simone di Meo ) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Preview A (Credit: Titan) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Preview B (Credit: Titan) The Eleventh Doctor 3 2 Preview C (Credit: Titan)





New Titan ComicsBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 January 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The start of 2017 sees new comics featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Out Wednesday 4th January

ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colourist: Gary Caldwell
COVER A – Josh Burns COVER B – Photo COVER C – Question No. 6 COVER D – Simon Fraser COVER E – Simone Di Leo

Same great creators – whole new flavor! The Eleventh Doctor begins his blockbuster third year with writer Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and series artists Simon Fraser and Leandro Casco in the hot seat! Year Three unfolds in single issue stories, as the Doctor and Alice Obiefune, seeking a fresh start after the stresses of last year’s epic mystery, set off in search of strange new worlds and amazing new sights! Every issue is packed with story and wonder! Dive deep into the unseen reaches of time and space! Super-accessible jumping on point for new readers – come see what the fuss is all about!
ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Cover_A_Josh_Burns (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Cover_B_Will_Brooks (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Cover_C_Question_No_6 (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Cover_D_Simon_Fraser (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Cover_E_Simone_Di_Meo (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1 Preview_2 (Credit: Titan)

TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.13

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
COVER A: Simon Fraser COVER B: Photo COVER C: Question No. 6 COVER D: Verity Glass

A French swordswoman, dark matter monsters, alternate universes, swashbuckling adventure and symbiotic intrigue - all just another Wednesday for the Doctor! But when you throw in secret police, an alien takeover of the aristocracy, a villainous Count, the inquisition, and alchemical discoveries...well, then it gets interesting! More breathless adventure and visual delight from the stellar Twelfth Doctor team!
Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Cover_A Simon Fraser (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Cover_B (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Cover_C Question No. 6 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Cover_D Verity Glass (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Preview_1 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Preview_2 (Credit: Titan) Twelfth Doctor #2.13 Preview_3 (Credit: Titan)

Out Wednesday 11th January

TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
Cover A: Josh Burns Cover B: Photo Cover C: Marc Ellerby - Linked Cover Cover D: Iolanda Zanfardino Cover E: Brian Miller & Hi-fi Cover F: Elena Casagrande

It's a brand-new season for the Tenth Doctor and his loyal travelling companions, Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu! Jump on board with a two-part opening story - 'Breakfast at Tyrannies' that introduces a whole new terror to test the Doctor and his friends! Plus: a new companion joins the TARDIS - the like of which you've never seen!
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Big Finish main range during 2017Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Big Finish have announced details for their main range of Doctor Who adventures over the course of next year.

January sees a new trilogy featuring the fifth Doctor and companions, which as well as Tegan and Nyssa will also see them joined with Adric, as played by Matthew Waterhouse. Having first returned to the Doctor Who fold in 2014's Fifth Doctor Box Set, the character now arrives in the main range, with Matthew commenting:
I took a long time to get around to the idea of doing the audios – and now I just absolutely love it, I think the character's beautifully written. Everything we're doing at Big Finish is stuff that's already in the character, in the stories, they're just being extended a bit. Having said I don't want to do them, now I think “when's next week's one going to arrive?”. This is proper Doctor Who, they're really carefully written, they're witty and funny, they're highly inventive.
Range editor Alan Barnes said:
It's been great to at last bring Adric into the monthly range – well, before his tragic death, at least! Andrew Smith wrote the character's introductory story on TV, so I was determined to get Andrew to write his re-introduction. Andrew's The Star Men, full of far-out cosmic science, is the first story of the trilogy, in which an astronomical base at the fringes of Earth's galaxy finds itself on the frontline of a war with an unimaginably alien force...
Matthew added:
Adric's quite heroic in this, and a young woman finds him rather hot because she's a bit brainy like he is: there's some genuine, character work going on with a great concept and there's some really nice moments between him and a young woman called Autumn (played by Sophie Wu).
The characters continue their journeys over the next two months, with Alan adding:
Phil Mulryne's The Contingency Club comes next, in which the TARDIS lands inside the most exclusive gentlemen's club in all of Victorian London – a club where all the waiters are identical clones! The final instalment of the trilogy is Zaltys by Matthew J Elliott, which brings the TARDIS to a world just hours from catastrophe, while Tegan is stranded in space... where she comes face to face with a very particular sort of horror, one she thought existed only in nightmares...
Additional cast members include Sue Holderness (Only Fools And Horses) in The Star Men, Philip Jackson (Inspector Japp in ITV's Poirot) and Clive Merrison (The Tomb of the Cybermen, Paradise Towers) in The Contingency Club, and Rebecca Root (Boy Meets Girl), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat), Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May, Heartbeat) and Carol Sloman – daughter of Doctor Who writer Robert Sloman - in Zaltys. The trilogy has covers from designer Tom Webster.

The Star Men (Credit: Big Finish) The Contingency Club (Credit: Big Finish) Zaltys (Credit: Big Finish)

April sees a change in style for the regular range, as Big Finish embarks on the first of three special two-disc collections of two stories. The first stars Peter Davison as the fifth Doctor in Alien Heart by Steve Cole, and Dalek Soul by Guy Adams. This is followed in May by Colin Baker's sixth Doctor starring in Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris, and Cortex Fire by Ian Potter, and then in June Sylvester McCoy brings the trilogy to a close with Shadow Planet by AK Benedict and World Apart by Scott Handcock.

Alan commmented:
The double-bills in April to June came about because, er... well, we all quite liked the idea of double-bills, really! Each consists of two two-part adventures, each by a different author, one on each of the two discs; each, hopefully, has a very different style and tone to its companion piece – there should be a nice contrast between the two. Alien Heart is about a species of weird spider-like monsters linked to the systematic destruction of planets, and Dalek Soul is a particularly bleak piece set on the Dalek-occupied world of Mojoxalli.

May features Lisa Greenwood as Flip – hurrah! – reunited with the sixth Doctor, in two adventures set before her (apparent) exit in Scavenger. Vortex Ice is a brain-scrambling conundrum of a story set in a diamond mine; then Cortex Fire, like its title sort-of suggests, is about an epidemic of spontaneous human combustion on a distant planet. Finally, in June, there's the return of the seventh Doctor and Ace in Shadow Planet/World Apart. The first has them at a far-out therapy centre, getting some very alternative medicine; then the second the TARDIS travellers are found marooned somewhere very inhospitable indeed...

Looking a little further into 2017, July sees the award-winning John Dorney back writing for the main range with The High Price of Parking starring the seventh Doctor, Mel and Ace. August's title has yet to be confirmed, but September will see two releases, with Matthew J Elliott's The Silurian Candidate for the seventh Doctor and Eddie Robson's Time in Office featuring the fifth Doctor, Tegan and another Doctor's one-time companion. The end of the year sees a full trilogy of adventures featuring the sixth Doctor, Constance and Flip, following on from this month's release, Quicksilver.


The main range can be bought individually, or subscribed to in both six- and 12-episode runs, at money-saving prices as well as special exclusives such as PDF scripts, extended extras and up to four Doctor Who - Subscriber Short Trips a year. Full details can be found via the Big Finish website.





New Zealand cinema outing for The Return of Doctor MysterioBookmark and Share

Friday, 2 December 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Prime in New Zealand have yet to announce when The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will air on television, but BBC Worldwide ANZ have confirmed that the Christmas Special will be shown in selected cinemas around the country on Boxing Day:

The Return of Doctor Mysterio in New Zealand Cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide)BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Rialto Distribution will present a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York.

The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

This family favourite from Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, join up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

New Zealand joins Australia in showing the story in cinemas on Boxing Day, with screenings in Canada both on that day and the 28th, and in the United States on the 27th and 29th December.





Canada added to Doctor Mysterio cinema outingsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Return of Doctor Mysterio in Canadian cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Cineplex Cinemas)Canada joins Australia and the United States as Cineplex Cinemas have announced that they will show The Return of Doctor Mysterio in selected cinemas across the country on both the 26th and 28th December 2016.

As with the other countries, the eighty minute presentation will include A New Kind of Superhero and Doctor Who Extra.

The Doctor is back on the big screen this holiday season for a special two-night presentation of the 2016 Christmas special Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in select cinemas across Canada on Monday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 28. For the first time since last Christmas, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi, World War Z) will step back into the TARDIS for a thrilling new adventure! With New York under the threat of a deadly alien invasion, the Doctor will team up with a superhero (Justin Chatwin, American Gothic), an investigative journalist (Charity Wakefield, Wolf Hall) and Nardole (Matt Lucas, Alice Through the Looking Glass) in order to protect the city. Don’t miss the chance to ring in the holidays surrounded by fellow Whovians when Doctor Who returns to cinemas this Christmas!

Full details can be found via their website.



The episode is expected to air on SPACE in the evening on Christmas Day.