October 25th, 2014

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived.

The latest series of Doctor Who continued tonight as the final days of humanity arrived…

In this weekend’s episode, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the residents of Planet Earth woke to face their most surprising invasion yet when, in every city and town, a mysterious and magical forest grew overnight. It was the start of a fairytale rooted in danger and, as always, it was down to the Doctor, with the help of some school children, to save the day.

Typically with Doctor Who, though, the invasion of the trees served as the seed of a much deeper story as, amidst the chaos, Danny Pink was reunited with his favourite Time Lord and we were shown a hint of what’s to come. Meanwhile, it transpired that the fate of the world lay in the mind of one of Clara’s pupils. Was the Tree Age over before it had begun?

So, what did you make of tonight’s mystical tale? Is it destined to become a tree-mendious classic, or was the show barking up the wrong tree? Your views would really help to spruce up the comments section below, and don’t forget to rate it too! Tiger, tiger, burning bright…

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

October 29th, 2014

Wholoween is nearly upon us and this year we’re going all out to make your festivities as timey-wimey as possible!

When it comes to dressing up and carving your pumpkins this year, we know many of you will be drawing inspiration from Doctor Who and, as such, we’re pleased to reveal our Doctor Who Costume and Pumpkin Contest!

For the chance to win a brilliant Doctor Who prize, all you have to do is send us pictures of your Doctor Who themed costumes and pumpkins. It really is that spookingly simple!

There are two ways you can enter. If you’re savvy with social media, you can tweet us your pictures @WhovianNet using the hashtags #DWCostumes and #DWPumpkins.

Alternatively, you can attach your pics in an email to wholoween@whoviannet.co.uk, being sure to include your name, age and location in the message.


The winners will receive these terrific Doctor Who prizes, courtesy of Ebury PublshingDanilo and WhovianNet:

  • Best Doctor Who Costume Winner
    - A copy of the Twelfth Doctor novel ‘Blood Cell’ by James Gosss (RRP £6.99) with framed cover art print
    - Official Doctor Who 2015 Calendar (RRP £8.99)
  • Best Doctor Who Pumpkin Winner
    - A copy of the Twelfth Doctor novel ‘The Crawling Terror’ by Mike Tucker (RRP £6.99) with framed cover art print
    - A copy of WhovianNet’s ‘The Doctor & I’ (RRP £8.99)
October 29th, 2014
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Chris Addison has revealed that it was “wonderful” to be asked to guest star in Doctor Who.

The actor will be seen in this year’s finale as Seb, who viewers briefly met at the end of The Caretaker. While he remained tight-lipped about his character, he told What’s On TV it was “fantastic” to be reunited with Peter Capaldi, having worked alongside him in The Thick of It.

He said: “Doctor Who is the biggest show in the world. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s the one phone call you want to get.”

He continued: “I’ve said for years, long before Matt Smith was the Doctor, that Peter would be the perfect Doctor. We’ve been good friends for years. As I was getting my costume fitted, he came bounding in and took me into the TARDIS. I sat in one of those canvas chairs and watched him be the Doctor.”

The Series 8 finale begins this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One in Dark Water.

October 28th, 2014
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A soundtrack featuring music from the 2013 Doctor Who Specials will be released next month, it has been announced.

The 2 disc album will compile Murray Gold’s scores from the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor and the Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor.

Released by Silva Screen, it will go on sale in the UK on 24th November 2014, the day after the 51st anniversary of the series. The cover artwork is still to be revealed, but you can see its tracklist below.

DISC 1 – The Day of the Doctor

  1. I.M Foreman
  2. Will There Be Cocktails?
  3. It’s Him (The Majestic Tale)
  4. He Was There
  5. No More
  6. The War Room
  7. Footprints in the Sand
  8. Who Are You?
  9. England, 1562
  10. Nice Horse
  11. The Fez and the Portal
  12. Two Doctors
  13. Three Doctors
  14. Somewhere to Hide
  15. Rescue the Doctor
  16. 2.47 Billion
  17. Zygon in the Painting
  18. Man and Wife
  19. We Don’t Need to Land
  20. We are the Doctors
  21. The Moment Has Come
  22. This Time There’s Three of Us (The Majestic Tale)
  23. Song for Four/Home
DISC 2 – The Time of the Doctor

  1. The Message
  2. Handles
  3. The Dance of the Naked Doctor
  4. You Saved It
  5. Papal Mainframe
  6. Tasha Lemm
  7. Bedroom Talk
  8. The Mission
  9. Christmas
  10. The Crack
  11. Rhapsody of War
  12. Back to Christmas
  13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song for Four)
  14. Beginning of the End
  15. This Is How It Ends
  16. Never Tell Me The Rules
  17. Trenzalore/The Long Song/I Am Information (Reprise)
  18. Hello Twelve

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

October 28th, 2014

Congratulations to the Doctor Who team at Roath Lock who have won a Welsh BAFTA for their visual effects and graphics.

The series was presented with the award, for which it was nominated alongside Da Vinci’s Demons and Sherlock, at this year’s BAFTA Cymru ceremony which took place in Cardiff on Sunday (26th October).

The show lost out in the other categories in which it was shortlisted, including Sound and Music and Entertainment Programme. See the full list of nominees and winners here.

October 28th, 2014

Peter Capaldi is featured on the cover of this week’s Radio Times as the new issues poses the question, “Is he a good Doctor?”.

With the finale of his debut series looming, famous fans, including Brian Cox, Marc Almond and Keeley Hawes, TV critics, children and former Doctor Tom Baker give their verdict on the twelfth incarnation of the iconic Time Lord. “He’s a wonderful choice to play the Doctor,” Tom Baker said. “He’s strange. An instant frisson. And what’s the word? Yes, got it! Alien, he’s an alien. I salute him.”

In addition, inside you can also test your Doctor Who knowledge in The Master Quiz and see how you compare next to former show runner Russell T Davies. The digital issue – available for iOS on Apple’s Newsstand – contains additional Doctor Who content including an exclusive Peter Capaldi photo gallery and a 30 page Monster supplement.

“Tiger, tiger, burning bright…” Click here to return to the forest in our discussion.

October 28th, 2014
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With the first part of this year’s Doctor Who finale now just 4 days away, the BBC have released a set of new images to give us a hint of what’s to come.

In Dark Water, Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor and plans have been drawn up in the mysterious world of the Nethersphere. ‘Death is not an end’, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W, but an impossible choice is looming.

It airs this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One.

“Tiger, tiger, burning bright…” Click here to return to the forest in our discussion.

October 28th, 2014

Please join us as we send out our best birthday wishes to Matt Smith, who turns 32 today!

Best known as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt handed over the TARDIS duties last Christmas in The Time of the Doctor before making a brief return in Deep Breath earlier this year. We hope he enjoys his celebrations and we’ll always remember when the Doctor was him.

Feel free to post your wishes for Matt below. What are your favourite Eleventh Doctor moments?

October 28th, 2014
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The cover art for the US release of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series has been revealed.

As previously reported, the boxset will be released for American fans on 9th December 2014 at the SRP of $79.98 for the 5 disc DVD, and $99.98 for the 4 disc Blu-ray.

The Region 1 release has a slightly alternative cover to the UK edition as it features a different image of the Twelfth Doctor and Clara. Its special features, including commentaries and cast interviews, are the same as the UK release.

Series 8 continues this weekend in part one of the finale, Dark Water. Watch the trailer!

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

October 27th, 2014
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“This is it, Clara, one of those moments.” “What moments?” ”The darkest day, the blackest hour. Let’s see what we’re made of.”

Dark times lie ahead for the Doctor and Clara this weekend as the epic Series 8 finale begins.

In Dark Water, an impossible choice is looming in the mysterious world of the Nethersphere. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and plans have been drawn up.

Check out the latest trailer for the episode below!

Think you’ve seen right through Missy? Share your theories in our ongoing discussion

“Tiger, tiger, burning bright…” Click here to return to the forest in our discussion.

October 26th, 2014
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The final UK ratings for Flatline have been revealed.

The ninth episode of the current series, which was first transmitted on BBC One on Saturday 18th October, was watched by an official audience of 6.71 million.

The figure is once again a considerable leap from the episode’s initial overnight rating of 4.55 million which shows that a lot of its audience – in this case, over 2 million – opt to record the programme and watch it within the first 7 days of its transmission.

For more ratings coverage, plus facts and trivia for each episode, see our Series 8 guides.

“Tiger, tiger, burning bright…” Click here to return to the forest in our discussion.

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