September 13th, 2014
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When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

Danny Pink returned and the scare factor was cranked up to a whole other level as the new series of Doctor Who continued, but was Listen an adventure that was worth tuning in for?

Tonight’s episode was another Steven Moffat spooktacular as he proved once again that the most ordinary of situations can often be the most terrifying. As the Doctor and Clara were thrown to the very end of the universe, ghosts of past and future crowded into their lives, and the grand old man of Time and Space found out what it’s really like to be on your own.

Our latest installment of TARDIS action proved to be a gripping affair filled with timey-wimey twists and turns, and, unlike every door in your house for the foreseeable future (DON’T open the door…), our discussion is now open for you to share your thoughts…

We look forward to hearing your reactions and don’t forget to check out our interview with the director of the episode, Douglas Mackinnon, and vote in this week’s homepage poll.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen Listen. You have been warned!

September 15th, 2014
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The Twelfth Doctor’s debut adventure, Deep Breath, has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK today.

You can now relive the feature-length episode on this special release which comes with over half an hour of bonus features, including the Doctor Who Live special in which Peter Capaldi was unveiled to the world as the Doctor.

The DVD and Blu-ray is available now from various outlets.

September 14th, 2014
john-hurt-to-receive-shakespeare-honour

John Hurt is to be honoured by the Shakespeare Theatre Company for his contribution to classical theatre in America.

According to Broadway World, the actor, who appeared as the War Doctor in last year’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, is one of three stars of the stage and screen to be recieving the coveted accolade – the other two being Stacey Keach and Diana Rigg.

Diana Rigg is also a former Doctor Who guest star having played Mrs Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror.

The awards will be presented on 5th October 2014 at a ceremony in Washington D.C where the Shakespeare Theatre Company is based – congratulations to all for their achievements.

September 14th, 2014
largest-collection-of-doctor-who-memorabilia

A fan in Manchester has been recognised by Guinness World Records for owning the largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia in the world.

Ian O’Brien has been building his collection since 1974 and, as of 6th September 2014, has surpassed over 1,570 items.

His first piece of merchandise was a yellow Bump and Go Marx Dalek and his favourite items to date are a Dapol TARDIS console and a rare Selcol Nursery Dalek.

September 14th, 2014
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The final rating for Robot of Sherwood has been revealed.

The episode, in which the Doctor discovered an evil plan from beyond the stars and striked up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood, was watched by an official audience of 7.28 million viewers in the UK.

The consolidated figure is considerably higher than the initial overnight of 5.2 million as it includes those who watched the episode within the first 7 days of its transmission. You can still rate and discuss this episode here.

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September 14th, 2014
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Just under 5 million viewers tuned in for Listen on BBC One last night.

The unofficial overnight figures reveal that the latest episode was watched by 4.8 million viewers, making Doctor Who the second most watched programme of the day with a total TV audience share of 23.5%.

Doctor Who was once again beaten to the top spot by The X Factor which brought in 8.5 million to ITV. The final rating will be released next week.

“What’s the footstep following, but never passing by?” Click here to Listen again!

September 13th, 2014
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The Doctor faces a Time Heist when he is given an offer he can’t refuse in next week’s episode of Doctor Who.

With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and a cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security in the most dangerous bank in the cosmos.

Episode 5, written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, airs on Saturday 20th September at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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September 13th, 2014
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Earlier this week we caught up with Douglas Mackinnon, the director of several Doctor Who episodes including Listen, which premieres on BBC One later today.

Douglas told us about how he originally came to be involved with the series and shared some of his favourite memories from behind the scenes. Read his responses below and don’t forget (not that you would, of course!) to tune in to his latest offering on BBC One at 7:30pm tonight…

Q. Hi there, Douglas! Firstly, when did you first realise you had a passion for directing?
A. When I couldn’t see that there was anything else in the world that I could do.

Q. Are there any directors that have particularly inspired you, both in your life and your career?
A. John Ford. Billy Wilder. Jenny Gilbertson. Anyone who steps up and directs, really.

Q. Your first contribution to the Doctor Who universe was the 2008 Sontaran two-parter, The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky. How did your involvement with these episodes come about, and were you already a fan of the series?
A. I’ve been a fan of the series since my childhood, and I’ve been a fan of sci-fi since forever. I love Star Trek, I love Asimov, Arthur, Marvel… But I’d also directed Russell T Davies’ first grown up telly series, the first two episodes of The Grand.

Q. Each episode of Doctor Who is a blank slate in terms of setting, theme and genre. Is this a prospect that is particularly exciting or daunting for you as a director?
A. It’s only ever exciting, and never daunting. It’s a privilege.

Q. What are your favourite memories and moments from working on Doctor Who? We know it’s probably difficult to choose!
A. There’s a big, black, soft leather sofa in the dubbing suite where I get to see my complete episode for the first time – totally completed, when all the pictures are done, and all the sound is done. I also love the moment you get a script for the first time and get to read what you’re going to do, and I love the email or the phone call from someone asking, “Would you like to do another episode?” I love working with the cast and crew, and I love sitting down and watching one of my episodes going out for the first time, knowing that the audience is watching along out there. Oh, and my first day on the TARDIS, with David. He came up and said, “We’ve all been where you are now. You’re eight but you also have to be a grown up. I’d start with a wide shot”.

Q. Drawing from your own experiences, what is the one piece of advice you would give to any aspiring directors reading this?
Make things, don’t just talk about making things.

Q. Finally, have you got any upcoming projects you can tell us about?
I’m waiting for that call…

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September 13th, 2014
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The new series of Doctor Who has seen its fair share of drama already and tonight it’s high time to crank it up a notch as the Twelfth Doctor’s adventures continue.

In our latest visit to the TARDIS, the Doctor and Clara find themselves at the end of the universe when ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives. But what happens when the Doctor is alone?

Get ready to Listen at 7:30pm on BBC One and join us after – from 8:20pm – to have your say in our discussion.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest trailers, picture and previews and read our exclusive interview with the episode’s director, Douglas Mackinnon, here.

New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for all the latest on Series 8!

September 12th, 2014
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The results of our Week 3 poll are as follows…

Would Robin Hood make a good companion?

No. (55.8%)

Yes. (44.2%)

Feel free to discuss the outcome in the comments below. The new series continues tomorrow in Listen.

What say you about Robot of Sherwood? Click here to Rate & Discuss the episode!

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