Doctor Who Coming to DisneyXDBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus
The exploits of the Tenth Doctor are coming to Disney XD in North America, from Saturday, May 9.

Disney XD, which is home to top-rated action adventure programming including Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels and Marvel Television's animated series, has picked up Doctor Who Series 2 to 4, starring David Tennant as the Doctor.

The series will begin st 9:00 p.m., ET/PT with a preview airing of New Earth following the Disney XD premiere of Fantastic Four. In "New Earth," the Doctor and Rose board the TARDIS for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind’s new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge.

Season Two, "Adventures in time and space," will continue to rollout on Disney XD beginning Saturday, June 13. The special week-long programming event will give fans eight episodes airing daily Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20. Beginning June 14, episodes will also be available on the WATCH Disney XD app, which allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and connected TVs.

Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD said,
It has been a pleasure working with BBC and we are thrilled that their hallmark drama series 'Doctor Who' is joining the Disney XD programming line-up. This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love. The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues' gallery of villains from around the universe.
Matt Forde, EVP Sales & Co-productions, TV, BBC Worldwide North America added
Disney XD is recognized for its family-friendly programming making the channel a great partner to introduce the David Tennant seasons of 'Doctor Who' to a new generation of viewers.




Doctor Who on Bit Torrent - LegallyBookmark and Share

Friday, 3 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Worldwide has announced a new collaboration with content distribution service BitTorrent to mark a decade of new Doctor Who.

To celebrate ten years since the series reboot, the file sharing network will be offering a ten story box set featuring specially selected highlights from the modern era of Doctor Who for $12 globally.

The package will include exclusive video content from incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi who gives his insight into some of his favourite Doctor Who episodes as well as Doctor Who: Earth Conquest – the documentary about the 2014 global tour which saw Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman travel the world to meet their fans.

Julia Kenyon, Director of Drama Brands, BBC Worldwide comments:
Ten years ago, the Doctor’s journey began anew with Russell T Davies and Rose. The Time Lord continues to evolve and refresh and this innovative deal with BitTorrent allows us to directly reach a huge number of consumers and engage with fans on a global and fast-growing digital platform. Music content has seen tremendous success through BitTorrent Bundles and this deal is the first of its kind for British TV content
Matt Mason, Chief Content Officer at BitTorrent adds:
For over fifty years, Doctor Who has challenged the way we see time, space, and TV — the way we tell stories. A series like this should be part of a versatile platform; one capable of reaching and engaging fans around the world. BitTorrent Bundle is that platform. It’s fantastic that BBC Worldwide is the media organization forward-thinking enough to make a release like this possible. This is an exciting way for fans to celebrate ten years of New Who and we are honoured to welcome the Doctor to BitTorrent.
The ten story box set will be available globally to stream or download from the BitTorrent Website.

The $12 Download / Stream Package includes




Sunday Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 18 November 2013 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Three finished its countdown of Doctor Who: Greatest Monsters & Villains on Sunday evening with the top three Monsters and Villains as voted for by viewers to the channel.

The format featured a three-minute potted history of the featured villain, followed by the screening of an appropriate episode of Doctor Who. Coming in at number 3 was the Master and a screening of the 2007 story Utopia. The episode had an overnight viewing figure of 0.51 million viewers, a 1.9% share of the total audience.

At number two were the Weeping Angels, the episode the 2007 story which introduced the Angels Blink. It was watched by 0.66 million, a 2.4% share.

Finally for the series, at number 1 were the show's longest-running villains the Daleks. The episode shown was the 2005 story which introduced the menace to a whole new generation of fans, the Christopher Eccleston story Dalek. It was watched by an average 0.69 million viewers, a 2.6% share. BBC Three was the highest-watched digital channel during the transmission of the series.




Series One Wins + New Offer - UpdatedBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: See SawDoctor Who has overwhelmingly won the vote held by See Saw and as a result the entire Series One of Doctor Who will be available  to rent from  their website from Tuesday 28th September for 99p. Although the series needs to be purchased today, viewers then have up to 90 days to watch the series.

Because the competition was so popular, SeeSaw, has announced a second Tight Tuesday promotion, just for readers of The Doctor Who News Page.

Voting will be between Doctor Who Series 2, Doctor Who Series 3 and Doctor Who Series 4.
It was intended to have Torchwood as the fourth option, but this has had to be removed due to admin reasons. Instead the three Doctor Who Series are up against Series One of Battlestar Galactica.

Votes need to be made at www.seesaw.com/gallifrey.




Last of the Time Lords CommentaryBookmark and Share

Sunday, 13 April 2008 - Reported by Jarrod Cooper
The commentary track for The Last of the Time Lords featuring David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and John Barrowman, is currently available for download from BBC America. The track was available on the Region 2 release of the Series Three DVD set, but was left off of the Region 1 release due to rights issues. There is also a feature on the site that will allow fans to run the commentary in sync to the episode as it airs on April 19th.




Steven Moffat nominated for BAFTABookmark and Share

Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - Reported by Anthony Weight
Steven Moffat has been nominated in the Best Writer category at the BAFTA Craft Awards for his work on Doctor Whoit has been announced. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be hosting the ceremony on May 11th. The awards honour those who work behind-the-scenes in the television industry, and composer Murray Gold is also nominated for his work on Doctor Who.

Moffat's competition consists of Jimmy McGovern (for The Street), Tony Marchant (The Mark of Cain) and Heidi Thomas (Cranford). Doctor Who also receives nominations in the categories of Interactive Fiction Contribution, Sound (Fiction / Entertainment) and Visual Effects.




Hugo NominationsBookmark and Share

Friday, 21 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who has received two nominations and Torchwood one nomination for the prestigious Hugo awards.

The Hugo Awards are given every year by members of Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, and have been presented since 1953.

The full list of nominations in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category are.
  • Doctor Who - Human Nature/Family of Blood, written by Paul Cornell and directed by Charles Palmer
  • Doctor Who - Blink, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald
  • Torchwood - Captain Jack Harkness, written by Catherine Tregenna and directed by Ashley Way
  • Battlestar Galactica - Razor, written by Michael Taylor and directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá and Wayne Rose
  • Star Trek New Voyages - World Enough and Time written by Michael Reaves & Marc Scott Zicree and directed by Marc Scott Zicree

This is the third year running that Steven Moffat has been nominated for the award, having won in 2006 for The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and in 2007 for The Girl in the Fireplace. Paul Cornell was previously nominated in 2006 for Father's Day.

The Winners will be announced at Denvention 3 in Denver, Colorado in August.

Thanks to Jason Snell




"Blink" gets Nebula nodBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 January 2008 - Reported by Josiah Rowe
The script for the 2007 Doctor Who episode "Blink" by Steven Moffat has been placed on the preliminary ballot for the Nebula Awards. The Nebula Awards are awarded yearly by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for the best science fiction written in the previous two years, using a system of "rolling eligibility". Moffat was nominated last year for his script for "The Girl in the Fireplace", but lost to the Hayao Miyazakianimated film "Howl's Moving Castle".

This year, the other entries for Best Script are the screenplays for the films "Children of Men", "The Prestige", "Pan's Labrynth" and "V for Vendetta"; an episode of the television anthology "Masters of Science Fiction" written by Harlan Ellison; and an episode of the fan-produced Internet series "Star Trek: The New Voyages".

CLARIFICATION: "Blink" is on the preliminary ballot, which is the first part of a two-stage voting process. The final ballot will be released in March.

(Thanks to Alex Frazer-Harrison.)




National TV Award nominees announcedBookmark and Share

Monday, 15 October 2007 - Reported by Kenny Davidson

Doctor Who has once again been shortlisted for the three main awards in the UK's National Television Awards, those being Most Popular Actor (David Tennant), Most Popular Actress (Freema Agyeman) and Most Popular Drama (Doctor Who).

In the past two years, Doctor Who has gone on to win those three awards, recipients including Christopher Eccleston, Tennant and Billie Piper. Voting is now open online at itv.com/nta.




Weeping Angels Scariest MonsterBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - Reported by Jarrod Cooper

The Weeping Angels from Series Three episode Blink have topped the Doctor Who Adventures scariest monster poll by receiving 55 percent of the Vote. The Master came in second with 15 percent, while The Daleks came in third with 4 percent.

Moray Laing, editor of Doctor Who Adventures says, "The Weeping Angels are a fantastic addition to the long list of scary monsters in Doctor Who. Children will definitely remember being scared by them for years to come. Also, the idea that you could possibly escape a creature by not blinking is inspired... but it's not as easy as it sounds! The Daleks usually come top of every monster poll - so the Weeping Angels should be proud of their achievement! I wonder what the Daleks would say to the news?"

The latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures will be out on September 13th and will feature a full spread on the Weeping Angels.




TV Quick / TV Choice AwardsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 4 September 2007 - Reported by Anthony Weight

For the second year running, Doctor Who and its star David Tennant have won prizes at the annual television awards ceremony run jointly by British TV Quick and TV Choice magazines, the results of which are voted on by readers of those publications.

ITN reports that the series won Best-Loved Drama at last night's ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, with Tennant taking home the prize for Best Actor. Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood was also a success at the ceremony, winning the award for Best New Drama.

The BBC News Online report on the awards features a comment from Tennant on his forthcoming stage role as Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company next year, which he describes himself as being "very excited and very scared" about. The report further states that on the subject of the 2010 series of Doctor Who, he commented that he did not know if he would be starring in it as "it's in 2010".




BBC and Doctor Who Win Major AwardsBookmark and Share

Saturday, 25 August 2007 - Reported by R Alan Siler

BBC News Online reports that Doctor Who has been awarded the Programme of the Year title at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, with its broadcaster BBC One being acclaimed as Channel of the Year.

According to the report, "the winner of the best programme prize was chosen from the shortlist by almost 200 young people who were invited to attend the festival as a way of showcasing the next generation of TV talent." Producer Phil Collinson said that to receive the award "from young people coming into this industry is a particular honour". He also praised the BBC, saying that without it, "Doctor Who would never be made, would never be so good and would never be so well supported".

The other nominees in the terrestrial channel award were BBC TwoITV1,Channel 4 and Five.

Doctor Who took its award over E4's programme Skins, plus fellow BBC One series Life on Mars and Planet Earth.




Filming Photos NeededBookmark and Share

Monday, 6 August 2007 - Reported by Jarrod Cooper

Telos Publishing is on the hunt for any photographs taken of the recording for Series 3. 'We're publishing our guide to the series shortly,' explained Telos' David J Howe, 'and as usual we'd like to try and include a colour photographic section in the book. So we're on the look out for any photographs taken of the recording sessions - maybe at the Globe Theatre, around Cardiff, or anywhere else that the show visited in 2007.'

If you have any images which you would be willing to let Telos use - although there is no payment for any use, free copies of the paperback and hardback editions will as usual be sent to all contributors - then please drop David an email at david@telos.co.uk to let him know what you have.




S3 To Begin In New ZealandBookmark and Share

Friday, 3 August 2007 - Reported by DWNP Archive

New Zealand TV channel Prime will broadcast the 2006 Christmas special The Runaway Bride on Sunday, August 19, to start off the run of Series Three.

Assuming each episode then follows every Sunday, the show will run until November 18.

NB: The press pack with cast listings for episodes one to seven (Smith and Jonesto 42) contains a character spoiler for episode two, The Shakespeare Code.

(Thanks to David French.)