Congrats to mangostarburst for winning our autographed poster from Doctor Who: The Snowmen!

Congrats to mangostarburst for winning our autographed poster from Doctor Who: The Snowmen!

So we held a contest this past weekend to give away the centerpiece of the Doctor Who Tumblr office at BBC America: our poster from ‘The Snowmen’ autographed by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Caro Skinner.

To enter, you had to go out and do something nice for somebody. Nothing about ‘Doctor Who,’ nothing about following or promoing our blog, just something… nice.

After collecting hundreds of posts on Friday and Saturday, the winning post was chosen at random and we finally got confirmation yesterday!

mangostarburst:

Last weekend during my volunteer at the hospital, I was going through the hospital rooms giving out the patient menus for the next day. I got to this one room and inside was this elderly lady. She looked like she was struggling to open something. 

Turns out she was trying to open her fancy lipstick container but couldn’t because she was shaking so badly. So I opened her lipstick and started to talk with her. 

She was so excited because her “one true love” was going to visit her. But she was also so nervous because they couldn’t be together for reasons she did not want to say. Not to mention she was a shaking mess in her hospital bed. 

So I just sat next to her and talked to her for a good 30 minutes before I was called back to the volunteer lounge. But the lady said I was the only person to talk and listen to her that intently. This is why I love volunteering so much¬ making a difference while learning more about the world. ^-^

So congrats, mangostarburst!

While we’re sad to see our poster go, we’re glad it’ll have a home.

So we think we’re going to give away our signed poster from The Snowmen tomorrow…

No wait — we don’t think we’re going to do it. We know we’re going to do it.

UPDATE: the contest post is live!

So we’re going to give away a big poster from The Snowmen signed by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Caro Skinner tomorrow, Friday.

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It’s our prized possession. If we were standing in the market at the Rings of Akhaten, it would be imprinted with the memory of the day they signed it.

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We’re not sure what the contest is going to be exactly, but it will probably require you to do something nice for a Whovian friend you admire. The winner will get the poster and the friend will get a prize.

We’re still working out the details.

Expect a post around noon EDT tomorrow. Don’t worry about seeing it then as it won’t close until the 8pm EDT broadcast of Doctor Who on BBC America.

Behind the Scenes of Cold War - Doctor Who - Episode 3 Series 7 2013 - BBC One

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Behind the Scenes of The Bells of Saint John - Doctor Who - Episode 1 Series 7 2013 - BBC One

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Doctor Who: Executive Producer Caro Skinner Moves On

Executive producer Caroline Skinner is leaving Doctor Who to join BBC Drama Production in London. She leaves the show in good shape, with a brilliant new run of blockbuster episodes starting on Easter Saturday. 
Caroline told us, ‘It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show.  I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance.  I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway.  I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.’
BBC Wales’ Head of Drama, Faith Penhale, will be undertaking the role of executive producer on the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, alongside show runner, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who: Executive Producer Caro Skinner Moves On

Executive producer Caroline Skinner is leaving Doctor Who to join BBC Drama Production in London. She leaves the show in good shape, with a brilliant new run of blockbuster episodes starting on Easter Saturday. 

Caroline told us, ‘It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show.  I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance.  I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway.  I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.’

BBC Wales’ Head of Drama, Faith Penhale, will be undertaking the role of executive producer on the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, alongside show runner, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Certainly when we watched them on set they felt very creepy and the redesign of the masks recalls to a certain extent some of the earlier ‘Moonbase’/‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’ designs. What Neil Gaiman’s also done in that episode is actually used the notion of being able to write a story about the Doctor in conflict with the Cybermen in a new way, to really make it a huge episode for Matt. It’s a brilliant performance, that one.
Doctor Who’s Caro Skinner in SFX Magazine’s “Preview: Doctor Who Producer On Creepy Cybermen”

Doctor Who - Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton in  An Adventure In Space and Time
Former League of Gentlemen star is to play the second Doctor in An Adventure in Space and Time.
Info at Radio Times

Doctor Who - Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton in  An Adventure In Space and Time

Former League of Gentlemen star is to play the second Doctor in An Adventure in Space and Time.

Info at Radio Times

SFX EXCLUSIVE – Official! Ice Warriors Return To Doctor Who This Year

“We’ve got the most fantastic episode by Mark Gatiss,” executive producer Caro Skinner tells SFX, “where we are bringing back the Ice Warrior… on a submarine! It’s a really wonderful kind of ‘bunker’ episode, and a classic monster which Mark has brought his own inimitable twist to.”
Armed with lethal sonic technology, the reptillian warmongers first tangled with Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in 1967′s “The Ice Warriors”, returning two years later in “The Seeds Of Death”. Jon Pertwee’s incarnation encountered them in 1972′s “The Curse Of Peladon” and 1974′s “The Monster Of Peladon”. Traditionally seen as one of the show’s “Big Four” pantheon of monsters – along with the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans – the militaristic Martians won a throwaway mention in 2009′s “The Waters Of Mars” but have remained unseen in the 21st Century series.

SFX EXCLUSIVE – Official! Ice Warriors Return To Doctor Who This Year

“We’ve got the most fantastic episode by Mark Gatiss,” executive producer Caro Skinner tells SFX, “where we are bringing back the Ice Warrior… on a submarine! It’s a really wonderful kind of ‘bunker’ episode, and a classic monster which Mark has brought his own inimitable twist to.”

Armed with lethal sonic technology, the reptillian warmongers first tangled with Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in 1967′s “The Ice Warriors”, returning two years later in “The Seeds Of Death”. Jon Pertwee’s incarnation encountered them in 1972′s “The Curse Of Peladon” and 1974′s “The Monster Of Peladon”. Traditionally seen as one of the show’s “Big Four” pantheon of monsters – along with the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans – the militaristic Martians won a throwaway mention in 2009′s “The Waters Of Mars” but have remained unseen in the 21st Century series.


@CaroSkinner: I am on set - in 1963!!! An Adventure in Space and Time begins……….

Filming on the Mark Gatiss-penned story of Doctor Who has begun.

Filming on the Mark Gatiss-penned story of Doctor Who has begun.

'Doctor Who': Win a Signed 'Snowmen' Poster from Anglophenia
We’re well into the first month of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary year, and BBC AMERICA is celebrating this milestone with the launch of its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited series. In its first installment on Sunday, January 27 at 9/8c, the channel will air the 1964 serial “The Aztecs,” which featured First DoctorWilliam Hartnell.
And to honor the 50th, we’re giving one winner a piece of recent Who history — a poster of the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, signed by starsMatt Smith and Jenna Coleman, executive producer Caroline Skinner, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat.
Click through for details on how to enter.

'Doctor Who': Win a Signed 'Snowmen' Poster from Anglophenia

We’re well into the first month of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary year, and BBC AMERICA is celebrating this milestone with the launch of its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited series. In its first installment on Sunday, January 27 at 9/8c, the channel will air the 1964 serial “The Aztecs,” which featured First DoctorWilliam Hartnell.

And to honor the 50th, we’re giving one winner a piece of recent Who history — a poster of the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, signed by starsMatt Smith and Jenna Coleman, executive producer Caroline Skinner, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat.

Click through for details on how to enter.

Radio Times Writeup of the BFI’s first ‘Doctor Who at 50’ Screening
Radio Times has a great writeup of this past Saturday’s all star panel to celebrate the First Doctor at BFI Southbank:


Saturday was a big day for Doctor Who – the programme and fans – as the British Film Institute launched Doctor Who at 50, its year-long celebration of the Time Lord. Every month they’ll be screening a classic story for each Doctor and reuniting many luminaries from the world of Who.
To kick off, it was right back to the very beginning, to An Unearthly Child, the atmospheric four-part serial that launched the series on BBCtv in November and December 1963. And it was amazing how many guests were able to attend, people directly involved on that programme or with the era of the first Doctor, William Hartnell. They included (pictured above) William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (companions Ian and Susan) and Jeremy Young, who played the first villain….


Click through to read the entire piece.

Radio Times Writeup of the BFI’s first ‘Doctor Who at 50’ Screening

Radio Times has a great writeup of this past Saturday’s all star panel to celebrate the First Doctor at BFI Southbank:

Saturday was a big day for Doctor Who – the programme and fans – as the British Film Institute launched Doctor Who at 50, its year-long celebration of the Time Lord. Every month they’ll be screening a classic story for each Doctor and reuniting many luminaries from the world of Who.

To kick off, it was right back to the very beginning, to An Unearthly Child, the atmospheric four-part serial that launched the series on BBCtv in November and December 1963. And it was amazing how many guests were able to attend, people directly involved on that programme or with the era of the first Doctor, William Hartnell. They included (pictured above) William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (companions Ian and Susan) and Jeremy Young, who played the first villain….

Click through to read the entire piece.

Producer Caroline Skinner explains why Doctor Who is getting a new Companion for Christmas

Very spoilery (not just for the Christmas Special but the rest of Series 7) but good interview with Doctor Who Executive Producer Caro Skinner.

Matt, Steven, and Caro say thanks for landing Doctor Who on the cover of TV Guide Magazine
via 'Doctor Who's Day Roundup: Prepare For 'The Snowmen' | Anglophenia

Matt, Steven, and Caro say thanks for landing Doctor Who on the cover of TV Guide Magazine

via 'Doctor Who's Day Roundup: Prepare For 'The Snowmen' | Anglophenia

The challenge is to make the 50th as huge an event as we possibly can, because it’s Doctor Who, and the fans deserve it. I can’t tell you what we’re going to do, but it’s going to be really, really big. Who needs sleep anyway?
Doctor Who Executive Producer Caro Skinner on the 50th Anniversary

Matt Smith Q&A from London Comic Con 2012 Part 2 - Doctor Who - BBC

Here it is, the Matt Smith + Caro Skinner Q&A from London MCM Expo!

We’re still trying to figure out where Part 1 went. In the meantime:

This is Part 3.

This is Part 4.

And this is a picture of Arthur Darvill standing over a tiny piano.

Carry on.




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