July 16th, 2017
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After months of speculation, Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who.

As the first female to officially (sorry, Joanna Lumley!) portray the iconic role, the actress will make her debut as the Time Lord in this year’s Christmas Special.

She said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with every Whovian on the planet. It’s more than an honour which means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.”

Her era will be overseen by incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall, who she has previously worked with on his ITV drama Broadchurch. Chris has described Jodie as his “number one choice”, adding: “I always knew I wanted the next Doctor to be a woman. Jodie’s audition blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and she will bring wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

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Peter Capaldi, who will be handing over the TARDIS keys to Jodie in the festive adventure, commented: “Anyone who’s seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she’s a wonderful actress of great individuality. Above all, she has the huge heart to play this special part.”

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October 23rd, 2017
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As reported by various tabloid outlets over recent weeks, the BBC has officially revealed that Series 11 will consist of 10 episodes.

The news accompanied yesterday’s surprise announcement that Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole will be joining Jodie Whittaker’s debut series as the 13th Doctor’s companions. Each new episode will have a slightly extended running time of 50 minutes, excluding the series premiere which will be one hour long. They will air on BBC One in Autumn 2018, followed (we assume) by a Christmas Special.

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October 22nd, 2017
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The BBC has today confirmed the identities of the THREE actors who will be joining Doctor Who as its all new regular cast in Series 11 next year.

Joining Jodie Whittaker in the TARDIS will be Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yasmin and Tosin Cole as Ryan. Sharon D Clarke will also be starring in a returning role.

In addition, it has also been announced that the series will consist of ten 50 minute long episodes, starting with a 60 minute premiere, and will air on BBC One in Autumn 2018.

“The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”

- Chris Chibnall (Doctor Who Showrunner)

“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor? Oh yes!”

- Bradley Walsh (Graham in Series 11)

“I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”

- Mandip Gill (Yasmin in Series 11)

“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”

- Tosin Cole (Ryan in Series 11)


So, what are your first impressions of our new TARDIS team?

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October 16th, 2017
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A new Doctor Who Magazine will materialise in shops this week and its cover star is none other than David Tennant, who you may know as the Tenth Doctor.

This issue, the actor talks exclusively about revising his iconic role once again for Big Finish’s forthcoming Tenth Doctor Adventures, alongside Billie Piper and Camille Coduri as Rose and Jackie Tyler, who are both also interviewed inside. The original audios will be released next month.

Plus, the latest news, competitions, reviews and more!

DWM Issue 518 is released on Thursday 19th October, at the usual price of £5.99.

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October 12th, 2017
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The BBC have released the full details – including cover artwork – for the upcoming release of the Complete Series 10 on DVD and Blu-ray.

The 6-disc set will be released on both formats on 13th November 2017, as well as a limited edition steelbook edition featuring exclusive artwork. Compiling all 12 episodes from Peter Capaldi’s third and final string of adventures as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as last year’s Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, the boxset will also boast an array of bonus content, the full list of which can be seen below.

BECOMING THE COMPANION
Travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me”. Featuring exclusive interviews with Pearl, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat. Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

OUT OF THIS WORLD
As Pearl Mackie steps aboard the TARDIS for her first adventure as Bill Potts, Ingrid Oliver (Osgood in Series 8 and 9) looks back at the debuts of the Doctor’s recent companions. What can we learn from their first voyages on the TARDIS, coming face to face with their first monster, and their first encounters with the mysterious stranger called the Doctor?

WHO’S THERE?
We creep silently through Knock Knock as writer Mike Bartlett and Director Bill Anderson reveal the secrets of how to make a truly scary episode of Doctor Who. And find out why they couldn’t have chosen a more terrifying location… Featuring interviews with David Suchet, Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

RONA MUNRO – A MODERN CLASSIC
No writer has ever penned an episode of both classic Doctor Who and the new series – until now! Rona Munro, writer of the 1989’s Survival, explores the similarities between her classic and modern episodes. And Peter, Pearl and Steven turn their eagle eyes on an ancient mystery! Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

THE FAN SHOW AFTER SHOWS
Join Christel Dee and a host of Doctor Who actors, writers and creatives to discuss the making of Series 10, and most importantly, assess the intensity of TARDIS crew’s hairstyles along the way, in this original companion show.

THE FINALE COUNTDOWN
Interview with Pearl Mackie and unseen film footage from the Concert.
KNOCK KNOCK’ BINAURAL SOUND
The Binaural Sound edition of episode 4, ‘Knock, Knock’. Binaural Sound gives an immersive spatial sound experience for headphone listeners.

DOCTOR WHO EXTRA: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO
Behind-the-scenes of the Series 9 Christmas Special.

THE DOCTOR: A NEW KIND OF HERO

A short documentary that accompanied The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which looks at the character of the Doctor and how he’s a unique hero.

THE FINALE FALLS
Behind-the-scenes of the Series 10 finale.

INSIDE LOOKS

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AUDIO COMMENTARIES

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October 10th, 2017
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Jodie Whittaker hasn’t even made her official on screen debut yet but rumours about her first series at the helm of the TARDIS are already doing the rounds.

According to this report from the Mirror (we know – but when Doctor Who new items are so few and far between, we have to cling on to what we get!), Series 11 will be cut down from 12 episodes to 10, however they will each be extended to a running time of 60 minutes. Meanwhile, the 13th Doctor will apparently be getting a new TARDIS interior and sonic, too, but those changes were pretty much to be expected.

Do you think the show would benefit from hour-long episodes? Share your thoughts below.

October 10th, 2017
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The Fourth Doctor will be returning to DVD and Blu-ray later this year in his abandoned 1979 adventure Shada, which has at long last been completed nearly 40 years after the cameras started rolling.

Filming on the serial, written by Douglas Adams, was disrupted indefinitely by strike action at the BBC, however the original footage has now been remastered and combined with new colour animation to finally bring fans the legendary story in all its glory. Tom Baker has returned to reprise his role as the Doctor, as well as Lalla Ward who is back as Romana.

Shada will be released as a digital download on Friday 24th November before landing on DVD and Blu-ray (artwork below) just in time for Christmas, on Monday 4th December.

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October 9th, 2017
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Just a quick site notice to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our visitors on this, our 10th birthday!

WhovianNet.co.uk opened its doors (well, it’s e-doors…) on 9th October 2007 and we’re still here 10 years later bringing you all the latest news and shenanigans surrounding our favourite Time Lord. Time flies when you’re having fun!

The show has certainly changed over the last decade but one vital factor has remained the same – our weird and wonderful fandom family really is the best place to be.

So, thanks to everyone who continues to visit, comment and tweet us. We never thought WhovianNet,co.uk would become what it has, but we wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

October 7th, 2017
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This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be shown in cinemas across the US as part of a special one-off event.

The episode, Twice Upon a Time, will mark Peter Capaldi’s final adventure as the Twelfth Doctor and will receive its big screen outing in select theatres nationwide – after its televisual premiere on BBC America – on Wednesday 27th December 2017, followed by two bonus featurettes.

Tickets will go on general sale, here, on 20th October 2017.

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September 27th, 2017
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Tiny Rebel Games – the company behind the popular Doctor Who Legacy game – have announced a new release which they’ll be launching next year.

Building on Legacy’s puzzle gameplay format, Doctor Who Infinity will include five original illustrated stories, the first of which, The Dalek Invasion of Time, has been written by George Mann and illustrated by Mike Collins and will see the Twelfth Doctor and Missy come face to face with the Daleks. The game will be released on PC and major mobile formats in Spring 2018.

September 16th, 2017
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Big Finish have this week announced the First Doctor Adventures which – as the title suggests – will feature David Bradley voicing the original (you might say…) Time Lord for a new series of audios.

The first volume will land in January 2018 following the First Doctor’s on screen return in this year’s Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time. The audios will also star Jamie Glover, Jemma Powell and Claudia Grant, reprising their roles as companions Ian, Barbara and Susan, whom they played in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

The second volume will be released in July 2018. See the artwork for Volume 1 below…

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