Horror Channel (UK) is airing classic Doctor Who beginning 18th April

via the fine folks at Anglophenia:

From this weekend, the UK TV channel Horror is screening episodes of classicDoctor Who—from the First Doctor to the Seventh—and have put together a beautiful animated trailer to whet appetites and generally encourage viewers.

And they’ve done such a good job you could easily use it to encourage fans of the recent series to dip a toe in classic Who waters

(Source: youtube.com)

Have we mentioned that Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor is up for the 2014 BAFTA ‘Radio Times Audience Award’?
Ok. Just checking.

Have we mentioned that Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor is up for the 2014 BAFTA ‘Radio Times Audience Award’?

Ok. Just checking.

The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor: 

I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great. 

You can read the full interview here.

The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor

I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great. 

You can read the full interview here.

"Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn." 

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’
Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.’
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise. (x)

"Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn." 

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.’

Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise. (x)

It was only four years ago today that “The Eleventh Hour”, Matt Smith’s first full episode as the Eleventh Doctor, debuted on TV. Happy four year anniversary to the introduction of the Eleventh Doctor! 

It was only four years ago today that “The Eleventh Hour”, Matt Smith’s first full episode as the Eleventh Doctor, debuted on TV. Happy four year anniversary to the introduction of the Eleventh Doctor! 

"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"

From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends. 
Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family. 
"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."
He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith. 
"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.
"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)

"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"

From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends. 

Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family. 

"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."

He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith. 

"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.

"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)

Well that’s out then. I’ve been a massive fan since I was even smaller than Jenna. Very excited. Mark Gatiss’s script is awesome.

-Tom Riley (@ThisisTomRiley)

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DOCTOR WHO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! POWER UP THE SIGNAL BOOST.
We’re very excited that Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) will be appearing in the next series of Doctor Who, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.
Read more on BBCAmerica.com

DOCTOR WHO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! POWER UP THE SIGNAL BOOST.

We’re very excited that Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demonswill be appearing in the next series of Doctor Who, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Read more on BBCAmerica.com

fangirlquest:

Show: Doctor Who
Episode: The Day of the Doctor (50th anniversary special, 2013)
Location: Chepstow Castle, Wales (on Google map / our location post)

More Doctor Who photos: Our previous sceneframing sets 1, 2, 3, photos from filming set: 1 (Matt Smith), 2, 3 (Peter Capaldi), photos from the 50th celebration event.

bbcamerica:

Based on science and embellished by fantasy…

The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19 at 10/9c— Immediately following the Premiere of the New Season of Orphan Black at 9/8c, only on BBC America.

BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. 

Narrated by Mark Gatiss, and featuring new, exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner and more.

Up first: ROBOTS: What if our creations turn against us?  The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein’s monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.

Give this trailer the signal boost of all signal boosts!

heartstarsandperspective:

Whoever does the magazine placement at B&N has their stuff together.

Oh hey look at that! Doctor Who magazine right next to this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly with Orphan Black on the cover. That’s very cool.
(A brief history of our friendship with Orphan Black.)

heartstarsandperspective:

Whoever does the magazine placement at B&N has their stuff together.

Oh hey look at that! Doctor Who magazine right next to this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly with Orphan Black on the cover. That’s very cool.

(A brief history of our friendship with Orphan Black.)

(via orphanblack)

bbcamerica:

IMPORTANT DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCEMENT!
Meet Ms. Delphox, a new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, as played by Keeley Hawes. 

Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs) will join the cast of Doctor Who, starring opposite the Doctor. Hawes will play Ms. Delphox, a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret. Traveling across space and time, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

We cannot wait for the return of new episodes of Doctor Who and will share more information as we hear it. 

In case you missed it, there was some exciting new-character-related news released last night!

bbcamerica:

IMPORTANT DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCEMENT!

Meet Ms. Delphox, a new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, as played by Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs) will join the cast of Doctor Who, starring opposite the Doctor. Hawes will play Ms. Delphox, a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret. Traveling across space and time, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

We cannot wait for the return of new episodes of Doctor Who and will share more information as we hear it. 

In case you missed it, there was some exciting new-character-related news released last night!

(via doctorwho)

bbcamerica:

IMPORTANT DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCEMENT!
Meet Ms. Delphox, a new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, as played by Keeley Hawes. 

Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs) will join the cast of Doctor Who, starring opposite the Doctor. Hawes will play Ms. Delphox, a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret. Traveling across space and time, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

We cannot wait for the return of new episodes of Doctor Who and will share more information as we hear it. 

bbcamerica:

IMPORTANT DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCEMENT!

Meet Ms. Delphox, a new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, as played by Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs) will join the cast of Doctor Who, starring opposite the Doctor. Hawes will play Ms. Delphox, a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret. Traveling across space and time, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

We cannot wait for the return of new episodes of Doctor Who and will share more information as we hear it. 

bbcamerica:

A new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, meet Danny Pink played by Samuel Anderson. 

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in the new season, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches when the series returns to BBC AMERICA later this year.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!”


In case you missed it: this week’s exciting Doctor Who cast announcement.

bbcamerica:

A new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, meet Danny Pink played by Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in the new season, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches when the series returns to BBC AMERICA later this year.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!”

In case you missed it: this week’s exciting Doctor Who cast announcement.

(via doctorwho)

“I’m looking forward to sharing with the world the very exciting journey the new series is taking us on”.Read more about Peter Capaldi’s surprise appearance at BBC Worldwide’s Showcase event on doctorwho.tv.

“I’m looking forward to sharing with the world the very exciting journey the new series is taking us on”.

Read more about Peter Capaldi’s surprise appearance at BBC Worldwide’s Showcase event on doctorwho.tv.




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