April 23rd, 2016
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The moment we have been waiting for is HERE!

The BBC has announced that Pearl Mackie will be stepping aboard the TARDIS as the Twelfth Doctor’s new companion.

Her character, Bill, was introduced in the form of a new trailer, aptly titled Friend from the Future, in which Peter Capaldi and his incoming co-star came face to face with the dreaded Daleks. Bill has been described as “cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in” and she will accompany the Doctor throughout Series 10 in 2017.

Filming on her string of adventures will begin in Cardiff next month, and Pearl has revealed that she cannot wait to get started. “I am incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family,” she said. “It’s an institution so I couldn’t be prouder to call the TARDIS my home.”


Above - Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie as the Twelfth Doctor and his new companion, Bill.

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Peter, meanwhile, added: “It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she is a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures.”

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

May 28th, 2016
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Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones will be back together in a brand new Torchwood audio adventure, Big Finish has announced.

Set before the events of Children of Earth, Outbreak is a 3-part mini-series in which the test subject of a medical trial gone wrong becomes loose on the streets of Cardiff. While the government tries to control the outbreak, the team finds itself on a mission to uncover the alien hiding within it, however they soon realise that they’ll have to save something even more important than the human race.

Written by Guy Adams, Emma Reeves and AK Benedict and directed by Scott Handcock, Outbreak will co-star Torchwood regulars Kai Owen and Tom Price, reprising their roles as Rhys Williams and Tom Price, respectively. It is will be available to buy and download in November 2016 and can be pre-ordered here, priced £20. Let us know if you’re excited!

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

May 28th, 2016
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Visitors to the Doctor Who Experience will be able to enjoy a range of special half term activities this week.

As well as enjoying the newly revealed exhibits, including Pearl Mackie’s costume from her televisual debut as Bill and the graffitied TARDIS memorial featuring beautifully detailed floral street art of Clara Oswald, attendees will also be able to participate in specially organised workshops. Special effects expert Mike Tucker will be discussing the restoration of Davros, while Millennium FX will be on hand to part-transform visitors into shape-shifting Zygons.

Let us know if you will be attending the Doctor Who Experience this half term (disclaimer: coming in cosplay is preferred!), and check out the schedule for the week’s events here.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

May 28th, 2016
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It’s been an historic week for Doctor Who Magazine who published their bumper 500th issue on Thursday.

The landmark edition sports a specially commissioned cover featuring Peter Capaldi recreating the first ever issue, which was released – priced 12p – under the name of ‘Doctor Who Weekly’ on 17th October 1979. Inside Issue 500, the Twelfth and Fourth Doctors chats exclusively about its momentous history which has seen it become the longest running tie-in magazine of all time. Not too shabby for something that all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard!

It’s not all about commemorating the past, though. Incoming companion Pearl Mackie has written a letter to the fans as Steven Moffat reveals more about her character, Bill, as well as some tantalising tidbits about her first adventures in Series 10. All of that plus the usual news, reviews, competitions and more! DWM #500 is on sale now for £9.99 and comes in a special card envelope with a bonus 116-page supplement, a poster, stickers and art card.

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

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

May 20th, 2016
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John Barrowman and Camille Coduri have been reunited in Cardiff this week at the recording session of a secret Doctor Who audio project.

Never one to opt against sharing a tantalising teaser or five, the Captain Jack actor has been keeping his Twitter followers up to date with the intriguing developments as he returned to Doctor Who’s homeland (as promised!) to work on what we can assume is a new Big Finish adventure co-starring Jackie Tyler herself. And there’s also been some exciting news for Torchwood fans, too.

On Wednesday he shared this pic of everybody’s favourite tea boy turned Earth defender Gareth David-Lloyd, so it looks like there’s plenty of Jack and Ianto action to come. Hurrah! Let’s not forget that Big Finish recently had their license extended until 2025, so there are definitely good times ahead. Let us know what you think it all means in the comments!

May 19th, 2016
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The (very) longlist for this year’s TV Choice Awards has been revealed, with Doctor Who featured in three categories.

Firstly, the show itself is once again up for the Best Family Drama award, while Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are both in the running for prestigious Best Actor and Best Actress nominations for their roles as the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald, respectively.

Be sure to vote here before voting on the longlist closes at midnight on Friday 3rd June 2016.

May 15th, 2016
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Classic Series fans will be able to spend an afternoon with Louise Jameson at an upcoming event in Manchester.

The actress, who will be best known to Doctor Who fans for her portrayal of the Fourth Doctor’s companion Leela in the 1970s, will be the focus of a special Q&A at Fab Café as part of their ongoing in-depth series of audiences. The event will include an interview with Louise followed by a screening of one of her Doctor Who serials, plus an autograph is included in the entry free. Tickets are available to purchase here, priced £8, and the date for your diaries is 2nd July 2016.

Thanks to Michael for the tip!

May 13th, 2016
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Matt Smith and Billie Piper will both be returning to the West End stage this summer in two separate productions that have been announced today.

As BBC News reports, the Eleventh Doctor actor will be treading the boards at the Royal Court as an obsessive film director.in “Unreachable” by Anthony Neilson, while the Rose Tyler actress will portray a woman whose inability to have a child tears her life apart in a play – based on Federico Lorca’s “Yerma” – at the Old Vic. Both productions will open in their respective theatres in July.

Are you planning on seeing Matt and/or Billie on stage? Let us know if so in the comments!

May 13th, 2016
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TV’s most iconic police box could be materialising on a desk near you when The Monster Factory release their eye-catching TARDIS Desk Tidy next month.

Billed as “the must-have Whovian accessory”, the wooden replica promises to transport your stationary to another dimension (not literally, of course – no pencils will be hurt and/or displaced in time by the purchase of this item!) by offering a unique and fantastical way to store your pens and sonic screwdrivers. It might even be bigger on the inside, too, but that would be telling. Spoilers!

The Desk Tidy will be released on 15th June, priced £19.99, and can be pre-ordersd now.

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

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

May 13th, 2016
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You can now apply to be our brand new Doctor Who Fan of the Month!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take pride of place on WhovianNet (which you totally do!), simply head over to the application form and fill in the questions we’ve provided. This month’s hot topics include Series 10, your first impressions of Pearl Mackie as the new companion, and David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s imminent return in the Big Finish audio adventures, on sale next week. See, there’s lots to talk about and only one place to do it!

The best of luck to all entrees, and the winner will be revealed right here on Sunday 29th May 2016. Remember, unique and original submissions always stand out. Allons-y, Alonso!

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 80 profiles.

May 12th, 2016
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Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans who have been waiting to get their hands on the Twelfth Doctor’s brand new Sonic Screwdriver.

The latest incarnation of the Time Lord’s iconic device was introduced in the closing moments of Series 9’s finale, Hell Bent, last year, with fans subsequently campaigning for the release of a toy replica to add to their collections. Character Options has today revealed that their wishes will come true this summer with the release of this faithful recreation which features four light modes with accompanying sound effects.

The Twelfth Doctor’s new Sonic Screwdriver will be released this summer, priced at £14.99, and can be pre-ordered now from Doctor Who merchandise retailers.

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

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