January 30th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year.

The announcement was made by the man himself during an appearance on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show earlier tonight (Monday), before an accompanying press release affirming the details of his exit was released online. After Series 10 airs this spring, the Time Lord will regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special, which will also be the last episode to be written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat.

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” Peter said. “From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity and generosity points to a brighter future ahead. I cannot thank everyone enough. It has been truly cosmic.”

As Steven also prepares to bid farewell to the “best job” he’ll ever have, he reassured fans by teasing that the Twelfth Doctor’s “greatest adventures are yet to come”, adding that, “Capaldi’s not done with you yet!” He continued: “Knowing that I’m leaving in the company of the best, kindest and cleverest of men makes the saddest of endings a little bit sweeter.”

So, there you have it! After a frenzy of speculation, the Twelfth Doctor’s time is running out. Will you be sad to see Peter go, or has his Doctor run his cause? And who should be his successor? Share your initial reactions to this breaking news in the comments below…

February 26th, 2017
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A new tabloid report from the Mirror suggests that the BBC has decided to cancel Class after one series.

The Doctor Who spin off premiered online on BBC Three last year before debuting on BBC One in January. The article in question focuses on its low ratings, as it failed to make the Top 50 on iPlayer throughout its initial run, while its TV figures dropped from 1 million to just 300,000.

Its writer and creator, Patrick Ness, has since taken to his Twitter to falsify the claim.

Fans will just have to wait and see what the future of Coal Hill holds, but it’s likely that an announcement won’t be made until after it’s aired in the US. It will debut on BBC America after the first episode of Series 10 on Saturday 15th April 2017.

February 25th, 2017
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The BBC have released a brand new Doctor Who teaser to kick start their promotional campaign for Series 10.

The dramatic trailer doesn’t contain any footage from the upcoming adventures, however it does feature our new TARDIS trio – that’s Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas – walking ominously down a corridor towards a menagerie of impending doom. Naturally.

As Bill points out, she wouldn’t miss it for the world, and we’ll be able to join her on Saturday 15th April 2017.

Check out the teaser in the player below, and let us know what you think in the comments. What cryptic clues does it contain? And what secrets can you spot hidden on the shelves?

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

February 22nd, 2017
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Arthur Darvill will be returning to the stage next month when he stars in a UK production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas.

The show will be performed at the London Palladium on 12th March 2017, with a fully orchestrated score provided by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.

The Rory Williams actor will play Jack, alongside Samantha Barks as Betsy, in the story of a mild-mannered Brooklynite who avoids proposing to his girlfriend.

Tickets are on sale now. Let us know if you hope to attend in the comments section below!

February 22nd, 2017
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Just in case your Doctor Who collection isn’t large enough already, you’ll be able to get your hands on this newly designed Series 1 Blu-ray steelbook from next month.

The boxset – exclusive to Amazon – will be released on 20th March 2017, almost 12 years to the day that the series returned to our screens.

The 3 disc Blu-ray contains all 13 episodes of Christopher Eccleston’s era, as well as all of the special features that were included on the original release.

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February 22nd, 2017
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David Tennant has revealed that Chris Chibnall was “the only choice” to take over the prized Doctor Who reigns from Steven Moffat.

The Tenth Doctor actor – who also stars in Chibnall’s drama Broadchurch, returning to ITV this month – told Digital Spy that the series will be “in safe hands” when the incoming showrunner’s era opens for business next year. “I think it was inevitable that Chris would get it,” he said. “It’s a massive and difficult job which needs someone who is as talented and enthusiastic as he is. It’ll go from strength to strength.”

Chris has also been given the seal of approval from another recent Doctor – Matt Smith described him as “a wonderful writer” when he was announced as Steven’s successor.

Do you agree with David? Was Chris the perfect choice to take over from Steven Moffat?

February 19th, 2017
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It’s the question that’s dominating Whovian discussion all over the world, and just about every other discussion, too.

Following last month’s shock announcement that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, our attention has already turned to who will or might be cast as his successor, despite the fact he’ll be sticking around for another 13 episodes.

And, of course, amidst the flurry of potential candidates, the inevitable debate has once again been sparked…

Should the Thirteenth Doctor be a female? Well, Ladbrokes certainly seem to think so – they currently have 7/2 odds on it being Oscar winner Tilda Stinton, and the campaign for a Time Lady has recently been backed by former companion Billie Piper who thinks sticking with tradition would “be a snub”. But what do YOU think? We’d love to hear your opinions on the matter at hand, so vote in the poll below and be sure to join the friendly debate in the comments section. Hopefully it will give us an idea of the general consensus, if there even is one! Either way, it’s a topic that will keep us all talking for the foreseeable…

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February 19th, 2017
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Just a reminder to our US readers that last year’s Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, lands on DVD and Blu-ray in America this week.

It will be available on both formats from Tuesday 21st February, with a SRP of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray. Like the UK version, released on 23rd January, its bonus features include ‘A New Kind of Superhero’ featurette and the episode’s accompanying Doctor Who Extra.

Check out the artwork for the Region 1 release below.

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February 19th, 2017
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Chris Chibnall has refused to confirm or deny whether or not he intends to cast a female as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Responding to the continuing speculation that the Time Lord will be changing gender when he takes over for Series 11 next year, the incoming showrunner told the Telegraph that the role will simply be given to the “best person for the part”. “We’ll cast it in the traditional way,” he explained. “You cant’t go out and cast an abstract idea. The creative possibilities are endless, but I have a very clear sense of what we’re going to do, without even knowing who’s going to play the part.”

Tilda Swinton is the current bookies’ favourite. She takes the top spot from Tom Weston-Jones who emerged as a possible successor a year before Peter’s exit was announced.

February 18th, 2017
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Tilda Swinton has emerged as the new bookies’ favourite to be cast as the 13th Doctor, as the Independent reports.

As the campaign for a female Doctor intensifies, recently backed by former companion Billie Piper, the Oscar winning actress is hotly tipped to take over the role of the iconic Time Lord when it’s vacated by Peter Capaldi later this year.

She currently has 7/2 odds on Ladbrokes, with other female contenders including Olivia Colman (5/1), Maxine Peake (8/1) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (12/1).

So, what do you think about this development? Join the ongoing debate/discussion below…

February 12th, 2017
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Big Finish has announced that they’ll be releasing a new boxset of adventures called The Ninth Doctor Chronicles later this year.

Narrated by Nicholas Briggs, the collection will include four new original stories set during the Ninth Doctor era, with Camille Coduri and Bruno Langley both reprising their roles as Jackie Tyler and Adam Mitchell. Camille portrayed Rose’s mother Jackie, while Bruno’s character – regarded as the companion who wasn’t – had his TARDIS tenure cut short when he broke the rules of being a time traveller.

The Ninth Doctor Chronicles are released in May and can be pre-ordered, both digitally and on CD, now. The new range will continue in 2018 with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors.

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